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{Genesis 18:1} And the LORD 3068 appeared 7200 z8735 unto x413 him in the plains 436 of Mamre: 4471 and he x1931 sat 3427 z8802 in the tent 168 door 6607 in the heat 2527 of the day; 3117
"Afterª these¹ thingsª the wordª of the LORDª cameª° unto¹ Abramª in a vision,ª saying,ª° Fearª° not,¹ Abram:ª I¹ [am] thy shield,ª [and] thy exceedingª greatª° reward.ª" {Gen 15:1} + "And when Abramª was¹ ninetyª² yearsª oldª and nine,ª the LORDª appearedª° to¹ Abram,ª and saidª° unto¹ him, I¹ [am] the Almightyª God;ª walkª° before¹ me,² and be¹ thou perfect.ª ... And Abramª fellª° on¹ his face:ª and Godª talkedª° with¹ him, saying,ª°" {Gen 17:1-3} + "And he left offª° talkingª° with¹ him, and Godª went upª° from¹¹ Abraham.ª" {Gen 17:22} + "And the LORDª appearedª° unto¹ him, and said,ª° Go not downª°¹ into Egypt;ª dwellª° in the landª which¹ I shall tellª° thee of:¹" {Gen 26:2} + "And Jacobª saidª° unto¹ Joseph,ª Godª Almightyª appearedª° unto¹ me at Luzª in the landª of Canaan,ª and blessedª° me," {Gen 48:3} + "And Mosesª answeredª° and said,ª° But, behold,¹ they will not¹ believeª° me, nor¹ hearkenª° unto my voice:ª for¹ they will say,ª° The LORDª hath not¹ appearedª° unto¹ thee." {Exd 4:1} + "In that¹ nightª did Godª appearª° unto Solomon,ª and saidª° unto him, Askª° what¹ I shall giveª° thee." {2Ch 1:7} + "Andª he¹ said,ª° Men,ª brethren,ª andª fathers,ª hearken;ª° The¹ Godª of gloryª appearedª° unto ourª fatherª Abraham,ª when he wasª° inª Mesopotamia,ª beforeªª heª dweltª° inª Charran,ª" {Act 7:2}
"Then Abramª removed [his] tent,ª° and cameª° and dweltª° in the plainª of Mamre,ª which¹ [is] in Hebron,ª and builtª° there¹ an altarª unto the LORD.ª" {Gen 13:18} + "And there cameª° one that had escaped,ª and toldª° Abramª the Hebrew;ª for he¹ dweltª° in the plainª of Mamreª the Amorite,ª brotherª of Eshcol,ª and brotherª of Aner:ª and these¹ [were] confederateªª with Abram.ª" {Gen 14:13}
and he sat:
In these verses we have a delightful picture of genuine and primitive hospitality. A venerable father sits at the tent door, not only to enjoy the current of refreshing air, but that if he saw any weary and exhausted travellers, he might invite them to rest and refresh themselves during the heat of the day, and the same custom still continues in the east. It was not the custom, nor was there any necessity, for strangers to knock at the door, or to speak first, but to stand till they were invited.

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