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Genesis 18 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:1 - Now the LORD appeared to him by the [fn]oaks of Mamre, while he was sitting at the tent door in the heat of the day.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:2 - When he lifted up his eyes and looked, behold, three men were standing opposite him; and when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:3 - and said, “[fn]My Lord, if now I have found favor in Your sight, please do not [fn]pass Your servant by.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:4 - “Please let a little water be brought and wash your feet, and [fn]rest yourselves under the tree;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:5 - and I will [fn]bring a piece of bread, that you may [fn]refresh yourselves; after that you may go on, since you have [fn]visited your servant.” And they said, “So do, as you have said.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:6 - So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah, and said, “[fn]Quickly, prepare three [fn]measures of fine flour, knead it and make bread cakes.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:7 - Abraham also ran to the herd, and took a tender and [fn]choice calf and gave it to the servant, and he hurried to prepare it.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:8 - He took curds and milk and the calf which he had prepared, and placed it before them; and he was standing by them under the tree [fn]as they ate.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:9 - Then they said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” And he said, “There, in the tent.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:10 - He said, “I will surely return to you [fn]at this time next year; and behold, Sarah your wife will have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent door, which was behind him.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:11 - Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in age; Sarah was past [fn]childbearing.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:12 - Sarah laughed [fn]to herself, saying, “After I have become old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:13 - And the LORD said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I indeed [fn]bear a child, when I am so old?’

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:14 - “Is anything too [fn]difficult for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you, [fn]at this time next year, and Sarah will have a son.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:15 - Sarah denied it however, saying, “I did not laugh”; for she was afraid. And He said, “No, but you did laugh.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:16 - Then the men rose up from there, and looked down toward Sodom; and Abraham was walking with them to send them off.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:17 - The LORD said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:18 - since Abraham will surely become a great and [fn]mighty nation, and in him all the nations of the earth will be blessed?

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:19 - “For I have [fn]chosen him, so that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice, so that the LORD may bring upon Abraham what He has spoken about him.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:20 - And the LORD said, “The outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah is indeed great, and their sin is exceedingly grave.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:21 - “I will go down now, and see if they have done entirely according to its outcry, which has come to Me; and if not, I will know.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:22 - Then the men turned away from there and went toward Sodom, while Abraham was still standing before the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:23 - Abraham came near and said, “Will You indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked?

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:24 - “Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city; will You indeed sweep it away and not [fn]spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous who are in it?

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:25 - “Far be it from You to do [fn]such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth [fn]deal justly?”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:26 - So the LORD said, “If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will [fn]spare the whole place on their account.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:27 - And Abraham replied, “Now behold, I have [fn]ventured to speak to the Lord, although I am but dust and ashes.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:28 - “Suppose the fifty righteous are lacking five, will You destroy the whole city because of five?” And He said, “I will not destroy it if I find forty-five there.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:29 - He spoke to Him yet again and said, “Suppose forty are found there?” And He said, “I will not do it on account of the forty.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:30 - Then he said, “Oh may the Lord not be angry, and I shall speak; suppose thirty are found there?” And He said, “I will not do it if I find thirty there.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:31 - And he said, “Now behold, I have [fn]ventured to speak to the Lord; suppose twenty are found there?” And He said, “I will not destroy it on account of the twenty.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:32 - Then he said, “Oh may the Lord not be angry, and I shall speak only this once; suppose ten are found there?” And He said, “I will not destroy it on account of the ten.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:33 - As soon as He had finished speaking to Abraham the LORD departed, and Abraham returned to his place.
NASB Footnotes
Or, terebinths
Or, O Lord
Literally: pass away from Your servant
Literally: support
Literally: take
Literally: sustain your heart
Literally: come to
Literally: Hasten three measures
Hebrew: seah; i.e. one seah equals approx eleven qts
Literally: good
Literally: and
Literally: when the time revives
Literally: the manner of women
Literally: within
Literally: surely bear
Or, wonderful
Literally: when the time revives
Or, populous
Literally: known
Or, forgive
Literally: after this manner
Literally: do justice
Or, forgive
Literally: undertaken
Literally: undertaken

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