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Genesis 18:1 (show verse)

And the LORD appeared unto him among the terebinth trees of Mamre; and he was sitting in the door of his tent in the heat of the day;

Genesis 18:2 (show verse)

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

Genesis 18:3 (show verse)

and said, My Lord, if now I have found grace in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy slave.

Genesis 18:4 (show verse)

Let a little water, I pray you, be brought and wash your feet and rest yourselves under a tree;

Genesis 18:5 (show verse)

and I will bring a morsel of bread and comfort your hearts; after that ye shall pass on because for this ye are come to your slave. And they said, So do as thou hast said.

Genesis 18:6 (show verse)

And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make bread baked under the ashes.

Genesis 18:7 (show verse)

And Abraham ran unto the herd and brought a calf tender and good and gave it unto a young man; and he hastened to dress it.

Genesis 18:8 (show verse)

And he took butter and milk and the calf which he had dressed and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they ate.

Genesis 18:9 (show verse)

And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Here, in the tent.

Genesis 18:10 (show verse)

Then he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, behold, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.

Genesis 18:11 (show verse)

Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age, and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

Genesis 18:12 (show verse)

Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?

Genesis 18:13 (show verse)

Then the LORD said unto Abraham, Why did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child when I am old?

Genesis 18:14 (show verse)

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

Genesis 18:15 (show verse)

Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, No, but thou didst laugh.

Genesis 18:16 (show verse)

And the men rose up from there and looked toward Sodom; and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.

Genesis 18:17 (show verse)

And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do,

Genesis 18:18 (show verse)

seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation and that all the Gentiles of the earth shall be blessed in him?

Genesis 18:19 (show verse)

For I know him, that he will command his sons and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do righteousness and judgment, that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he has spoken of him.

Genesis 18:20 (show verse)

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

Genesis 18:21 (show verse)

I will go down now and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.

Genesis 18:22 (show verse)

And the men turned their faces from there and went toward Sodom; but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.

Genesis 18:23 (show verse)

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

Genesis 18:24 (show verse)

Peradventure there are fifty righteous within the city; wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are in it?

Genesis 18:25 (show verse)

That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked and that the righteous should be treated as the wicked that are far from thee. Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
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Genesis 18:26 (show verse)

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

Genesis 18:27 (show verse)

And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, who am but dust and ashes;

Genesis 18:28 (show verse)

peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty-five, I will not destroy it.

Genesis 18:29 (show verse)

And he spoke unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.

Genesis 18:30 (show verse)

And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord now be angry if I shall speak; peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it if I find thirty there.

Genesis 18:31 (show verse)

And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord; peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake.

Genesis 18:32 (show verse)

And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once; peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.
Abraham » Called the father of the faithful, characteristics of » Mighty in prayer
Abraham » His questions about the destruction of the righteous and wicked in sodom
Ask » Prayer
Boldness » Instances of, in prayer » Abraham
holy Boldness » Exemplified » Abraham
Christ » Devotions of » Select readings
Christ » Power of » Prayers of
Church » For other leaders » Prayer for
Condescension of God » Indulges abraham's intercession for sodom
Curiosity » Instances of » Of abraham, to know whether God would destroy the righteous people who lived in sodom
Destruction » Who shall not be destroyed
Family » Parental prayers » Prayer
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Prayer » Answered » Abraham entreating » For sodom
Prayer » Exemplified by abraham in his inquiry concerning sodom
Intercessory prayer » Exemplified » Abraham
Presumption » Instances of » Abraham, in questioning about sodom
Privileges of saints » Interceding for others
Religion » Instances of outstanding religious persons » Abraham
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Genesis 18:33 (show verse)

And the LORD went away as soon as he had left communing with Abraham; and Abraham returned unto his place.