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001:018:001
And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre:
and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;


001:018:002
And he lift 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,


001:018:003
And said,
My LORD,
if now I have found favour in thy sight,
pass not away,
I pray thee,
from thy servant:


001:018:004
Let a little water,
I pray you,
be fetched,
and wash your feet,
and rest yourselves under the tree:


001:018:005
And I will fetch a morsel of bread,
and comfort ye your hearts;
after that ye shall pass on:
for therefore are ye come to your servant.
And they said,
So do,
as thou hast said.


001:018:006
And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah,
and said,
Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal,
knead it,
and make cakes upon the hearth.


001:018:007
And Abraham ran unto the herd,
and fetcht a calf tender and good,
and gave it unto a young man;
and he hasted to dress it.


001:018:008
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 did eat.


001:018:009
And they said unto him,
Where is Sarah thy wife?
And he said,
Behold,
in the tent.


001:018:010
And he said,
I will certainly return unto 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.


001:018:011
Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age;
and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.


001:018:012
Therefore Sarah laughed within herself,
saying,
After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure,
my lord being old also?


001:018:013
And the LORD said unto Abraham,
Wherefore did Sarah laugh,
saying,
Shall I of a surety bear a child,
which am old?


001:018:014
Is any thing too hard for the LORD?
At the time appointed I will return unto thee,
according to the time of life,
and Sarah shall have a son.


001:018:015
Then Sarah denied,
saying,
I laughed not;
for she was afraid.
And he said,
Nay;
but thou didst laugh.


001:018:016
And the men rose up from thence,
and looked toward Sodom:
and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.


001:018:017
And the LORD said,
Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;


001:018:018
Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation,
and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?


001:018:019
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 justice and judgment;
that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.


001:018:020
And the LORD said,
Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great,
and because their sin is very grievous;


001:018:021
I will go down now,
and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it,
which is come unto me;
and if not,
I will know.


001:018:022
And the men turned their faces from thence,
and went toward Sodom:
but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.


001:018:023
And Abraham drew near,
and said,
Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?


001:018:024
Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city:
wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?


001:018:025
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?


001:018:026
And the LORD said,
If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city,
then I will spare all the place for their sakes.


001:018:027
And Abraham answered and said,
Behold now,
I have taken upon me to speak unto the LORD,
which am but dust and ashes:


001:018:028
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.


001:018:029
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.


001:018:030
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.


001:018:031
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.


001:018:032
And he said,
Oh let not the LORD be angry,
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.


001:018:033
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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