The Blue Letter Bible
Copy Options
Cite Print
Version Selector Up Arrow

Cite this page

MLA format Copy link to clipboard

Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs.

APA format Copy link to clipboard
Chicago format Copy link to clipboard
Close
Version Selector Up Arrow

Share this page using one of these tools:

facebook twitter

googleplus pinterest

reddit tumblr linkedin


Or email this page to a friend:

BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search NIV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  
 [?]

Advanced Options

Search a pre-defined list


OR Select a range of biblical books

From:

To:


OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

LexiConc
 [?]
 

Advanced Options

Exact Match
Beginning of the Word
Any Part of the Word
Theological FAQs
 [?]
 
Multi-Verse Retrieval
x
Search NIV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  

Line-By-Line Order:
Line-By-Line Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Line-By-Line Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Line-By-Line Separate Line  Separate Line
Line-By-Line Verse Only  Verse Only
Line-By-Line Reference Only  Reference Only
Reference Delimiters:
No Reference Delimiters  None — Jhn 1:1 KJV
Square Reference Delimiters  Square — [Jhn 1:1 KJV]
Curly Reference Delimiters  Curly — {Jhn 1:1 KJV}
Parenthesis Reference Delimiters  Parens — (Jhn 1:1 KJV)
Paragraph Order:
Paragraph Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Paragraph Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Paragraph Reference-Only  Reference-Only
Number Delimiters:*
No Verse Numbers  No Number
No Verse Delimeters  No Delimiter — 15
Square Verse Delimiters  Square — [15]
Curly Verse Delimiters  Curly — {15}
Parenthesis Verse Delimiters  Parens — (15)
Other Options:
Abbreviate Books  Abbreviate Books
Quotes Around Verses  Quotes around Verses
Remove Square Brackets  Remove Square Brackets
 
Sort Canonically  Sort Canonically

* 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order'

Let's Connect
x

Connect on Facebook Connect on Twitter Connect on Instagram Connect on Pinterest Connect on YouTube

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Daily Devotionals
x

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans
x

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one’s mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Genesis 18 :: New International Version (NIV)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface

Customize your font sizeIncrease your font sizeDecrease your font sizeReturn to default font size

Choose a Bible text color
Read the Bible in blackRead the Bible in dark blueRead the Bible in blue

Customize your text type
Arial font
Trebuchet MS font
Georgia font
Times New Roman font

Customize your Hebrew text type
SBL Hebrew font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Customize your Greek text type
Gentium font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Close font preferences
Listen to the Bible

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:1 - The LORD appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:2 - Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:3 - He said, “If I have found favor in your eyes, my lord,[fn] do not pass your servant by.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:4 - Let a little water be brought, and then you may all wash your feet and rest under this tree.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:5 - Let me get you something to eat, so you can be refreshed and then go on your way—now that you have come to your servant.” “Very well,” they answered, “do as you say.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:6 - So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah. “Quick,” he said, “get three seahs[fn] of the finest flour and knead it and bake some bread.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:7 - Then he ran to the herd and selected a choice, tender calf and gave it to a servant, who hurried to prepare it.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:8 - He then brought some curds and milk and the calf that had been prepared, and set these before them. While they ate, he stood near them under a tree.

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

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:10 - Then one of them said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son.” Now Sarah was listening at the entrance to the tent, which was behind him.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:11 - Abraham and Sarah were already very old, and Sarah was past the age of childbearing.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:12 - So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, “After I am worn out and my lord is old, will I now have this pleasure?”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:13 - Then the LORD said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’

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

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:15 - Sarah was afraid, so she lied and said, “I did not laugh.” But he said, “Yes, you did laugh.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:16 - When the men got up to leave, they looked down toward Sodom, and Abraham walked along with them to see them on their way.

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

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:18 - Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:19 - For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just, so that the LORD will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:20 - Then the LORD said, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:21 - that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:22 - The men turned away and went toward Sodom, but Abraham remained standing before the LORD.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:23 - Then Abraham approached him and said: “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked?

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:24 - What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not spare[fn] the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people in it?

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:25 - Far be it from you to do such a thing—to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:26 - The LORD said, “If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:27 - Then Abraham spoke up again: “Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, though I am nothing but dust and ashes,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:28 - what if the number of the righteous is five less than fifty? Will you destroy the whole city for lack of five people?” “If I find forty-five there,” he said, “I will not destroy it.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:29 - Once again he spoke to him, “What if only forty are found there?” He said, “For the sake of forty, I will not do it.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:30 - Then he said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak. What if only thirty can be found there?” He answered, “I will not do it if I find thirty there.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:31 - Abraham said, “Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, what if only twenty can be found there?” He said, “For the sake of twenty, I will not destroy it.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:32 - Then he said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more. What if only ten can be found there?” He answered, “For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:33 - When the LORD had finished speaking with Abraham, he left, and Abraham returned home.
NIV Footnotes
Or eyes, Lord
That is, probably about 36 pounds or about 16 kilograms
Or will use his name in blessings (see 48:20)
Masoretic Text; an ancient Hebrew scribal tradition but the LORD remained standing before Abraham
Or forgive; also in verse 26

NIV

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV®
Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.®
Used by Permission of Biblica, Inc.® All rights reserved worldwide.


See detailed copyright information.

 
 
Home
Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search NIV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  

Search a pre-defined list


OR Select a range of biblical books

From:

To:


OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups:
'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

Your Bible Version is the NIV
Go to Top
Link to This PageCite This Page
Version Selector Up Arrow
Version Selector Up Arrow

Cite this page

MLA format Copy link to clipboard

Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs.

APA format Copy link to clipboard
Chicago format Copy link to clipboard
Close
Share this pageFollow the BLB
Version Selector Up Arrow

Share this page using one of these tools:

facebooktwitter

googlepluspinterest

reddittumblrlinkedin


Or email this page to a friend:

Version Selector Up Arrow

Follow the Blue Letter Bible on:

facebooktwitter

pinterestgoogle+


Or subscribe to our Newsletter:

Printable Page
 
 
Left Context Bar Edge 1Left Context Bar BackgroundLeft Context Bar Edge 2Previous BookPrevious ChapterQuick NavNext ChapterNext BookCopy VersesCopy OptionsShow StrongsFormat by Verse or ParagraphListen to the BibleRed Letter OnRight Context Bar Edge 2Right Context Bar BackgroundRight Context Bar Edge 1
Line-By-Line Order:
Line-By-Line Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Line-By-Line Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Line-By-Line Separate Line  Separate Line
Line-By-Line Verse Only  Verse Only
Line-By-Line Reference Only  Reference Only
Reference Delimiters:
No Reference Delimiters  None — Jhn 1:1 KJV
Square Reference Delimiters  Square — [Jhn 1:1 KJV]
Curly Reference Delimiters  Curly — {Jhn 1:1 KJV}
Parenthesis Reference Delimiters  Parens — (Jhn 1:1 KJV)
Paragraph Order:
Paragraph Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Paragraph Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Paragraph Reference-Only  Reference-Only
Number Delimiters:*
No Verse Numbers  No Number
No Verse Delimeters  No Delimiter — 15
Square Verse Delimiters  Square — [15]
Curly Verse Delimiters  Curly — {15}
Parenthesis Verse Delimiters  Parens — (15)
Other Options:
Abbreviate Books  Abbreviate Books
Quotes Around Verses  Quotes Around Verses
Remove Square Brackets  Remove Square Brackets
 
Select All Verses
Clear All Verses

* 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order'

Loading...

Interlinear
Bibles
Cross-Refs
Commentaries
Dictionaries
Miscellaneous
Verse Tools Arrow
Login to your account

Email / username or password was incorrect!

Check your email for password retrieval

 

Complete the form below to register  [?]

Error: That Email is already registered

Error: Please provide a valid Email

Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters

Error: Passwords do not match

Error: Please provide a valid first name

Error: That username is already taken

Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores

[ Cancel ]← Login to Your Account

Passwords should have at least 6 characters.
Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores.

Thank you for registering. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided.

Error: That Email / Username is not registered

Enter Your Email or UsernameUsername or Email Address

 

← Return to Login

Close LoginCLOSE
Tap to Close