Parallel Verses

Amplified

He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men stood at a little distance from him. He ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the ground

New American Standard Bible

When he lifted up his eyes and looked, behold, three men were standing opposite him; and when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth,

King James Version

And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,

Holman Bible

He looked up, and he saw three men standing near him. When he saw them, he ran from the entrance of the tent to meet them and bowed to the ground.

International Standard Version

he glanced up and saw three men standing there, not far from him. As soon as he noticed them, Abraham ran from the tent entrance to greet them and bowed low to the ground.

A Conservative Version

And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him. And when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself to the earth,

American Standard Version

and he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood over against him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself to the earth,

Bible in Basic English

And lifting up his eyes, he saw three men before him; and seeing them, he went quickly to them from the door of the tent, and went down on his face to the earth;

Darby Translation

And he lifted up his eyes and saw, and behold, three men standing near him. And when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent-door, and bowed himself to the earth,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

and he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, three men stood by him; and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door and bowed himself toward the ground

Julia Smith Translation

And he shall lift up his eyes and shall see, and behold, three men stood by him: and he will see and will run to meet them from the door of the tent, and will bow himself to the earth.

King James 2000

And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he lifted up his eyes and saw, and behold, three men were standing near him. And he saw [them] and ran from the doorway of the tent to meet them. And he bowed down to the ground.

Modern King James verseion

And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and lo, three men stood by him. And when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed toward the ground.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he lift up his eyes and looked: and lo, three men stood not far from him. And when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and fell to the ground

NET Bible

Abraham looked up and saw three men standing across from him. When he saw them he ran from the entrance of the tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground.

New Heart English Bible

He lifted up his eyes and looked, and saw that three men stood opposite him. When he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself to the earth,

The Emphasized Bible

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;

Webster

And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,

World English Bible

He lifted up his eyes and looked, and saw that three men stood opposite him. When he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself to the earth,

Youngs Literal Translation

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,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And he lift up
נסה נשׂא 
Nasa' 
Usage: 653

and looked
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

and, lo, three
שׁלשׁה שׁלושׁה שׁלשׁ שׁלושׁ 
Shalowsh 
Usage: 430

men
אנושׁ 
'enowsh 
Usage: 42

נצב 
Natsab 
Usage: 75

by him and when he saw
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

them, he ran
רוּץ 
Ruwts 
Usage: 103

to meet
קראה 
Qir'ah 
Usage: 99

them from the tent
אהל 
'ohel 
Usage: 345

פּתח 
Pethach 
Usage: 164

and bowed
שׁחה 
Shachah 
Usage: 171

Images Genesis 18:2

Prayers for Genesis 18:2

Context Readings

Isaac's Birth Promised

1 Now the Lord appeared to Abraham by the oaks or terebinths of Mamre; as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the day, 2 He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men stood at a little distance from him. He ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the ground 3 And said, My lord, if now I have found favor in your sight, do not pass by your servant, I beg of you.



Cross References

Hebrews 13:2

Do not forget or neglect or refuse to extend hospitality to strangers [in the brotherhood -- "being friendly, cordial, and gracious, sharing the comforts of your home and doing your part generously], for through it some have entertained angels without knowing it.

Genesis 18:22

Now the [two] men turned from there and went toward Sodom, but Abraham still stood before the Lord.

Genesis 19:1

It was evening when the two angels came to Sodom. Lot was sitting at Sodom's [city] gate. Seeing them, Lot rose up to meet them and bowed to the ground.

Genesis 18:16

The men rose up from there and faced toward Sodom, and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.

Genesis 23:7

And Abraham stood up and bowed himself to the people of the land, the Hittites.

Genesis 32:24

And Jacob was left alone, and a Man wrestled with him until daybreak.

Genesis 43:26

And when Joseph came home, they brought into the house to him the present which they had with them, and bowed themselves to him to the ground.

Genesis 43:28

And they answered, Your servant our father is in good health; he is still alive. And they bowed down their heads and made obeisance.

Genesis 44:14

Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house, for he was still there; and they fell prostrate before him.

Joshua 5:13

When Joshua was by Jericho, he looked up, and behold, a Man stood near him with His drawn sword in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, Are you for us or for our adversaries?

Judges 13:3

And the Angel of the Lord appeared to the woman and said to her, Behold, you are barren and have no children, but you shall become pregnant and bear a son.

Genesis 33:3-7

Then Jacob went over [the stream] before them and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.

Judges 13:6-11

Then the woman went and told her husband, saying, A Man of God came to me and his face was like the face of the Angel of God, to be greatly and reverently feared. I did not ask him from where he came, and he did not tell me his name.

Ruth 2:10

Then she fell on her face, bowing to the ground, and said to him, Why have I found favor in your eyes that you should notice me, when I am a foreigner?

2 Kings 2:15

When the sons of the prophets who were [watching] at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha. And they came to meet him and bowed themselves to the ground before him.

Romans 12:13

Contribute to the needs of God's people [sharing in the necessities of the saints]; pursue the practice of hospitality.

1 Peter 4:9

Practice hospitality to one another (those of the household of faith). [Be hospitable, be a lover of strangers, with brotherly affection for the unknown guests, the foreigners, the poor, and all others who come your way who are of Christ's body.] And [in each instance] do it ungrudgingly (cordially and graciously, without complaining but as representing Him).

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