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 Genesis 18:1 - 15
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   Book of Genesis
   Chapter 18
18:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The LORD appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day.
 
18:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground.
 
18:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He said, "If I have found favor in your eyes, my lord, F83 do not pass your servant by.
 
18:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Let a little water be brought, and then you may all wash your feet and rest under this tree.
 
18:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Let me get you something to eat, so you can be refreshed and then go on your way - now that you have come to your servant." "Very well," they answered, "do as you say."
 
18:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah. "Quick," he said, "get three seahs F84 of fine flour and knead it and bake some bread."
 
18:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then he ran to the herd and selected a choice, tender calf and gave it to a servant, who hurried to prepare it.
 
18:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He then brought some curds and milk and the calf that had been prepared, and set these before them. While they ate, he stood near them under a tree.
 
18:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Where is your wife Sarah?" they asked him. "There, in the tent," he said.
 
18:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then the LORD F85 said, "I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son." Now Sarah was listening at the entrance to the tent, which was behind him.
 
18:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Abraham and Sarah were already old and well advanced in years, and Sarah was past the age of childbearing.
 
18:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, "After I am worn out and my master F86 is old, will I now have this pleasure?"
 
18:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then the LORD said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh and say, 'Will I really have a child, now that I am old?'
 
18:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Is anything too hard for the LORD? I will return to you at the appointed time next year and Sarah will have a son."
 
18:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Sarah was afraid, so she lied and said, "I did not laugh." But he said, "Yes, you did laugh."
 

FOOTNOTES:
F83 Or O Lord
F84 That is, probably about 20 quarts (about 22 liters)
F85 Hebrew Then he
F86 Or husband

 
 

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