Genesis 18 (idea)
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appeared unto him in the
: and he sat in the
the heat of the day
And he lift up his eyes and looked, and,
, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent
, and bowed himself toward the ground,
And said, My LORD, if now I have found
in thy sight, pass not away, I
, from thy
Let a little
, I pray you, be fetched, and
wash your feet
, and rest yourselves
under the tree
And I will fetch a
, and comfort ye your
s; after that ye shall
: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said,
, as thou hast said.
hastened into the tent unto
, and said, Make ready quickly
it, and make
And Abraham ran unto the
, and fetcht a
tender and good
, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to
And he took
the calf which he had dressed
, and set it before them; and he stood by them under
, and they did eat.
And they said unto him,
Where is Sarah
thy wife? And he said,
And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to
the time of life
; and, lo, Sarah thy
shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the
, which was behind him.
Abraham and Sarah
were old and
well stricken in age
; and it ceased to be with Sarah after
the manner of women
ed within herself, saying,
After I am waxed
shall I have
being old also?
said unto Abraham,
Wherefore did Sarah laugh
, saying, Shall I of a
bear a child
, which am old?
Is any thing too hard for the LORD?
the time appointed
I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.
I laughed not
; for she was
. And he said,
Nay; but thou didst laugh
rose up from thence, and looked toward
: and Abraham went with them to bring them on
And the LORD said,
Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do
Seeing that Abraham shall surely become
a great and mighty nation
, and all the
For I know him, that he will
after him, and they shall keep
the way of the LORD
, to do
; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
And the LORD said, Because
the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great
, and because their
I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the
of it, which is
come unto me
; and if not,
I will know
And the men turned their
s from thence, and went toward
: but Abraham stood yet
before the LORD
And Abraham drew near, and said,
Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?
there be fifty
: wilt thou also
the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?
That be far from thee to do after this manner, to
slay the righteous with the wicked
: and that
should be as
, that be far from thee: Shall not
the Judge of all the earth
And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their
And Abraham answered and said,
now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the LORD, which am but
Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.
And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.
And he said unto him, Oh
let not the LORD be angry
, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.
And he said, Behold now,
I have taken upon me to speak unto the LORD
: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake.
And he said, Oh let not the LORD be
, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.
And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left
communing with Abraham
: and Abraham returned unto his place.
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