1898 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)
18:2 and he lifteth up his eyes and looketh, and lo, three men standing by him, and he seeth, and runneth to meet them from the opening of the tent, and boweth himself towards the earth,
18:3 And he saith, 'My Lord, if, I pray thee, I have found grace in thine eyes, do not, I pray thee, pass on from thy servant;
18:4 let, I pray thee, a little water be accepted, and wash your feet, and recline under the tree;
18:5 and I bring a piece of bread, and support ye your heart; afterwards pass on, for therefore have ye passed over unto your servant;' and they say, 'So mayest thou do as thou has spoken.'
18:6 And Abraham hasteth towards the tent, unto Sarah, and saith, 'Hasten three measures of flour-meal, knead, and make cakes;'
18:7 and Abraham ran unto the herd, and taketh a son of the herd, tender and good, and giveth unto the young man, and he hasteth to prepare it;
18:8 and he taketh butter and milk, and the son of the herd which he hath prepared, and setteth before them; and he is standing by them under the tree, and they do eat.
18:9 ¶ And they say unto him, 'Where [is] Sarah thy wife?' and he saith, 'Loin the tent;'
18:10 and he saith, 'returning I return unto thee, about the time of life, and lo, to Sarah thy wife a son.'
18:11 And Sarah is hearkening at the opening of the tent, which is behind him;
18:12 and Abraham and Sarah [are] aged, entering into daysthe way of women hath ceased to be to Sarah;
18:13 and Sarah laugheth in her heart, saying, 'After I have waxed old I have had pleasure!my lord also [is] old!'
18:14 And Jehovah saith unto Abraham, 'Why [is] this? Sarah hath laughed, saying, Is it true reallyI bearand I am aged? Is any thing too wonderful for Jehovah? at the appointed time I return unto thee, about the time of life, and Sarah hath a son.'
18:15 And Sarah denieth, saying, 'I did not laugh;' for she hath been afraid; and He saith, 'Nay, but thou didst laugh.'
18:16 ¶ And the men rise from thence, and look on the face of Sodom, and Abraham is going with them to send them away;
18:18 and Abraham certainly becometh a nation great and mighty, and blessed in him have been all nations of the earth?
18:19 for I have known him, that he commandeth his children, and his house after him (and they have kept the way of Jehovah), to do righteousness and judgment, that Jehovah may bring on Abraham that which He hath spoken concerning him.'
18:21 I go down now, and see whether according to its cry which is coming unto Me they have done completelyand if notI know;'
18:23 ¶ And Abraham draweth nigh and saith, 'Dost Thou also consume righteous with wicked?
18:24 peradventure there are fifty righteous in the midst of the city; dost Thou also consume, and not bear with the place for the sake of the fiftythe righteous who [are] in its midst?
18:25 Far be it from Thee to do according to this thing, to put to death the righteous with the wicked; that it hath beenas the righteous so the wickedfar be it from Thee; doth the Judge of all the earth not do justice?'
18:27 And Abraham answereth and saith, 'Lo, I pray thee, I have willed to speak unto the Lord, and Idust and ashes;
18:28 peradventure there are lacking five of the fifty righteousdost Thou destroy for five the whole of the city?' and He saith, 'I destroy [it] not, if I find there forty and five.'
18:29 And he addeth again to speak unto Him and saith, 'Peradventure there are found there forty?' and He saith, 'I do [it] not, because of the forty.'
18:30 And he saith, 'Let it not be, I Pray thee, displeasing to the Lord, and I speak: peradventure there are found there thirty?' and He saith, 'I do [it] not, if I find there thirty.'
18:31 And he saith, 'Lo, I pray thee, I have willed to speak unto the Lord: peradventure there are found there twenty?' and He saith, 'I do not destroy [it], because of the twenty.'
18:32 And he saith, 'Let it not be, I pray Thee, displeasing to the Lord, and I speak only this time: peradventure there are found there ten?' and He saith, 'I do not destroy [it], because of the ten.'
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