1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
18:2 And he lifted up his eyes, and looked, and lo! three men, standing over against him,so he looked, and ran to meet them from the opening of the tent, and bowed himself to the earth;
18:3 and said,O My Lord! if, I pray thee, I have found favour in thine eyes, do not, I pray thee, pass on from thy servant.
18:4 Let there be fetched, I pray thee, a little water, and bathe ye your feet,and rest yourselves under the tree.
18:5 And let me fetch a morsel of bread, and stay ye your heart, Afterwards, ye may pass on, For, on this account, have ye passed by, over against your servant. And they said, Thus, shalt thou do, as thou hast spoken.
18:6 So Abraham hastened towards the tent, unto Sarah,and said, Hasten thou three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make hearth-cakes.
18:7 And, unto the herd, ran Abraham,and took a calf, tender and good, and gave unto the young man, and he hastened to make it ready.
18:8 And he took butter, and milk, and the calf that he had made ready, and set before them,while, he, was standing near them under the tree, they did eat.
18:9 ¶ And they said unto him, As to Sarah thy wife. . . . And he said, Lo! [she is] in the tent.
18:10 And he said, I will, surely return, unto thee, at the quickening season,and lo! a son, for Sarah thy wife. Now, Sarah, was hearkening at the opening of the tent, it, being behind him.
18:11 But, Abraham and Sarah, were old, far gone in days,it had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
18:12 So then Sarah laughed within herself, saying: After I am past age, hath there come to me pleasure, my lord, also being old?
18:15 And Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not, For she was afraid. And he saidNay! but thou didst laugh!
18:16 ¶ And the men rose up from thence, and looked out over the face of Sodom,Abraham also, going with them, to set them on their way.
18:18 when, 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 have become his intimate friend, To the end that he may command his sons and his house after him, so shall they keep the way of Yahweh, by doing righteousness and justice,To the end that Yahweh may bring in for Abraham, what he hath spoken concerning him.
18:21 Let me go down, pray, and let me behold, whether, according to their outcry which hath come in unto me, they have done altogether, And if not, I must know!
18:23 ¶ So then Abraham drew near, and said,Wilt thou really sweep away, the righteous, with the lawless?
18:24 Peradventure there are fifty righteous, in the midst of the city, Wilt thou really sweep away, and not spare the place, for the sake of the fifty righteous, which are therein?
18:25 Far be it from thee! to do after this manner, to put to death the righteous with the lawless! Then should righteous and lawless be alike,Far be it from thee! Shall, the Judge of all the earth, not do, justice?
18:27 And Abraham responded, and said,Behold, I pray thee, I have ventured to speak unto My Lord, though, I, am dust and ashes:
18:28 Peradventure there may lack, of the fifty righteous, five, Wilt thou destroy, for five, all the city? And he said,I will not destroy, if I find there, forty and five.
18:29 And he added, yet once more, to speak unto him, and said, Peradventure there may be found thereforty. And he saidI will not do it, for the sake of the forty.
18:30 And he said, Let it not, I pray thee, be vexing to My Lord, but let me speak, Peradventure there may be found therethirty. And he said, I will not to it, if I find therethirty.
18:31 And he said, Behold, I pray thee, I have ventured to speak unto My Lord, Peradventure there may be found theretwenty. And he said, I will not destroy [it], for the sake of the twenty.
18:32 And he said, Let it not, I pray thee, be vexing to My Lord, but let me speak, only this once, Peradventure there may be found thereten. And he said, I will not destroy [it], for the sake of the ten!
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