18:1 And the LORD appeared to him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;
18:1 And the LORD appeared to him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;

18:2 And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw {them}, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,
18:2 And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw {them}, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,

18:3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found favor in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:
18:3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:

18:4 Let a little water, I pray you, be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:
18:4 Let a little water, I pray you, be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:

18:5 And I will bring a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that you shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.
18:5 And I will bring a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that you shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.

18:6 And Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead {it}, and make cakes upon the hearth.
18:6 And Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead {it}, and make cakes upon the hearth.

18:7 And Abraham ran to the herd, and brought a calf tender and good, and gave {it} to a young man; and he hasted to dress it.
18:7 And Abraham ran to the herd, and brought a calf tender and good, and gave {it} to a young man; and he hasted to dress it.

18:8 And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set {it} before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they ate.
18:8 And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set {it} before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they ate.

18:9 And they said to him, Where {is} Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.
18:9 And they said to him, Where {is} Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.

18:10 And he said, I will certainly return to thee according to the time of life; and lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard {it} in the tent door, which {was} behind him.
18:10 And he said, I will certainly return to thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard {it} in the tent door, which {was} behind him.

18:11 Now Abraham and Sarah {were} old {and} far advanced in age; {and} it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
18:11 Now Abraham and Sarah {were} old {and} well advanced in years; {and} it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

18:12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am become old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
18:12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am become old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?

18:13 And the LORD said to Abraham, Why did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I certainly bear a child, who am old?
18:13 And the LORD said to Abraham, Why did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I certainly bear a child, who am old?

18:14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return to thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.
18:14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return to thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

18:15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.
18:15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.

18:16 And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.
18:16 And the men rose up from there, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.

18:17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;
18:17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;

18:18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?
18:18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

18:19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they will keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
18:19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do righteousness and justice; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.

18:20 And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;
18:20 And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;

18:21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come to me; and if not, I will know.
18:21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come to me; and if not, I will know.

18:22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went towards Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.
18:22 And the men turned their faces from there, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.

18:23 And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?
18:23 And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?

18:24 Peradventure there are fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that {are} in it?
18:24 Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that {are} in it?

18:25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
18:25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

18:26 And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.
18:26 And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.

18:27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I, who {am} dust and ashes, have taken upon me to speak to the LORD.
18:27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I who {am} dust and ashes, have taken upon me to speak to the Lord.

18:28 Peradventure there will 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}.
18:28 Suppose 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}.

18:29 And he spoke to him yet again, and said, Peradventure there will be forty found there. And he said, I will not do {it} for forty's sake.
18:29 And he spoke to him yet again, and said, Suppose there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do {it} for forty's sake.

18:30 And he said, Oh, let not the LORD be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there will thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do {it}, if I find thirty there.
18:30 And he said, O let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Suppose there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do {it}, if I find thirty there.

18:31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak to the LORD: Peradventure there will be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy {it} for twenty's sake.
18:31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak to the Lord: Suppose there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy {it} for twenty's sake.

18:32 And he said, Oh let not the LORD be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten will be found there. And he said, I will not destroy {it} for ten's sake.
18:32 And he said, O let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Suppose ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy {it} for ten's sake.

18:33 And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned to his place.
18:33 And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had finished speaking with Abraham: and Abraham returned to his place.