Genesis 17

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The First Book of Moses, called Genesis

Chapter 18

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And the LORD appeared11 unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat6 in the tent door in the heat of the day;

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And he lift up4 his eyes and looked,4 and, lo, three men stood12 by him: and when he saw4 [them], he ran4 to meet2 them from the tent door, and bowed101 himself toward the ground,

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And said,4 My Lord, if now I have found1 favour in thy sight, pass not away,4 I pray thee, from thy servant:

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Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched,93 and wash3 your feet, and rest10 yourselves under the tree:

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And I will fetch4 a morsel of bread, and comfort3 ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on:4 for therefore are ye come1 to your servant. And they said,4 So do,4 as thou hast said.14

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And Abraham hastened17 into the tent unto Sarah, and said,4 Make ready quickly16 three measures of fine meal, knead3 [it], and make3 cakes upon the hearth.

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And Abraham ran1 unto the herd, and fetcht4 a calf 1241 tender and good, and gave4 [it] unto a young man; and he hasted17 to dress2 it.

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And he took4 butter, and milk, and the calf 1241 which he had dressed,1 and set4 [it] before them; and he stood6 by them under the tree, and they did eat.4

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And they said4 unto him, Where [is] Sarah thy wife? And he said,4 Behold, in the tent.

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And he said,4 I will certainly2 return4 unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard6 [it] in the tent door, which [was] behind him.

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Now Abraham and Sarah [were] old [and] well stricken6 in age; [and] it ceased1 to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

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Therefore Sarah laughed4 within herself, saying,2 After I am waxed old2 shall I have pleasure, my lord being old1 also?

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And the LORD said4 unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh,1 saying,2 Shall I of a surety bear4 a child, which am old?1

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Is any thing too hard11 for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return4 unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

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Then Sarah denied,17 saying,2 I laughed1 not; for she was afraid.1 And he said,4 Nay; but thou didst laugh.1

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And the men rose up4 from thence, and looked55 toward Sodom: and Abraham went6 with them to bring them on the way.15

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And the LORD said,1 Shall I hide18 from Abraham that thing which I do;6

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Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed8 in him?

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For I know1 him, that he will command17 his children and his household after him, and they shall keep1 the way of the LORD, to do2 justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring53 upon Abraham that which he hath spoken14 of him.

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And the LORD said,4 Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;1

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I will go down4 now, and see4 whether they have done1 altogether according to the cry of it, which is come6 unto me; and if not, I will know.4

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And the men turned their faces4 from thence, and went4 toward Sodom: but Abraham stood6 yet before the LORD.

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And Abraham drew near,4 and said,4 Wilt thou also destroy4 the righteous with the wicked?

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Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy4 and not spare4 the place for the fifty righteous that [are] therein?

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That be far from thee to do2 after this manner, to slay53 the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge6 of all the earth do4 right?

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And the LORD said,4 If I find4 in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare1 all the place for their sakes.

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And Abraham answered4 and said,4 Behold now, I have taken upon me52 to speak15 unto the Lord, which [am but] dust and ashes:

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Peradventure there shall lack4 five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy55 all the city for [lack of] five? And he said,4 If I find4 there forty and five, I will not destroy55 [it].

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And he spake15 unto him yet again,55 and said,4 Peradventure there shall be forty found11 there. And he said,4 I will not do4 [it] for forty's sake.

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And he said4 [unto him], Oh let not the Lord be angry,4 and I will speak:17 Peradventure there shall thirty be found11 there. And he said,4 I will not do4 [it], if I find4 thirty there.

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And he said,4 Behold now, I have taken upon me52 to speak15 unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found11 there. And he said,4 I will not destroy55 [it] for twenty's sake.

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And he said,4 Oh let not the Lord be angry,4 and I will speak17 yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found11 there. And he said,4 I will not destroy55 [it] for ten's sake.

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And the LORD went his way,4 as soon as he had left14 communing15 with Abraham: and Abraham returned1 unto his place.

Genesis 19