And Jehovah appeared to▵ him in the oak··groves of Mamre, and he◦ was sitting at* the entrance of the tent, as the day was becoming··warm.
And he lifted··up his eyes and saw, and behold, three men◦ standing◦ over him; and he saw, and ran to meet them from the entrance of the tent, and bowed· himself ·down toward the earth.
And he said, My Lord, if, I pray◦, I have··found grace in Thine eyes, pass not, I pray◦, from over Thy servant.
Let, I pray◦, a··little water be taken, and bathe ye your feet, and recline under the tree.
And I will take a morsel of bread, and sustain◦ ye your heart; afterwards you may pass··on; for therefore have you passed··through to your servant. And they said, So do as◦ thou hast spoken.
And Abraham hastened toward the tent to▵ Sarah, and said, Hasten, knead three seahs of meal, of flour, and make cakes◦.
And Abraham ran to▵ the herd and took a son of the herd, tender and good, and gave it to▵ the lad, and he hastened to make it.
And he took butter and milk, and the son of the herd that he had made, and put◦ before them; and he◦ stood by◦ them under the tree, and they ate.
And they said to▵ him, Where◦ is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.
And He said, Returning I will return to▵ thee about◦ this time of life, and behold, Sarah thy wife shall have◦ a son. And Sarah heard at* the entrance of the tent, and it◦ was behind him*.
And Abraham and Sarah were old, coming into days; the way as of women had stopped being for Sarah.
And Sarah laughed within▫ herself, saying, After I am worn··down shall I have◦ pleasure, and my lord being··old?
And Jehovah said to▵ Abraham, What is this, that Sarah laughed, saying, Yea, shall I truly give··birth, and I◦ am··old?
Shall◦ any thing be· too ·wonderful for Jehovah? At◦ the appointed··time I will return to▵ thee, according··to the time of life, and Sarah shall have◦ a son.
And Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was fearful. And He said, No, for thou didst laugh.
And the men◦ rose··up thence, and gazed upon the faces of Sodom; and Abraham walked with▵ them, to send them on.
And Jehovah said, Shall◦ I◦ hide* from Abraham that which I◦ do?
And Abraham being shall be for a nation, great and numerous, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him.
For I know him, because··of◦ which he will command his sons, and his house after him, and they will keep the way of Jehovah, to do justice and judgment; so··that Jehovah may bring upon Abraham that which He has spoken concerning him.
And Jehovah said, Because◦ the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah has become great◦, and because◦ their sin has become· very ·heavy,
I will go··down now◦, and I will see whether they have made a complete end of it according··to her cry which has come to▵ Me, and if not I will know.
And the men◦ turned· their ·faces from thence, and went toward Sodom; and Abraham was still standing before Jehovah.
And Abraham approached, and said, Wilt◦ Thou also◦ consume the just with the wicked?
Perhaps there··be fifty just in the midst of the city; wilt◦ Thou also◦ consume and not spare* the place for the sake◦ of the fifty just who are in the midst◦ of her?
Far··be··it from Thee to do according··to this thing, to cause the just to die with the wicked, so◦ that the just be as the wicked; far··be··it from Thee; shall not the Judge of all the earth do judgment?
And Jehovah said, If I find in Sodom fifty just in the midst of the city, I will spare* all the place on◦ account of them.
And Abraham answered and said, Behold, I pray◦, I would◦ speak to▵ my Lord, and I▵ am dust and ashes.
Perhaps there shall be··wanting five of the fifty just men; wilt◦ Thou destroy all the city for the five? and He said, I will not destroy it, if I find there forty and five.
And he added still to speak to▵ Him, and said, Perhaps forty shall be··found there; and He said, I will not do it on◦ account of the forty.
And he said, I pray◦, let not my Lord be··incensed, and I will speak: perhaps thirty shall be··found there; and He said, I will not do it if I find thirty there.
And he said, Behold, I pray◦, I would◦ speak to▵ my Lord: perhaps twenty shall be··found there; and He said, I will not destroy it on◦ account of the twenty.
And he said, I pray◦, let not my Lord be··incensed, and I will speak only▵ this time◦: perhaps ten shall be··found there; and He said, I will not destroy it on◦ account of the ten.
And Jehovah went when▵ He had completed speaking to▵ Abraham; and Abraham returned to his place.