|Overview - Genesis 18|
|1||The Lord appears to Abraham, who entertains angels.|
|9||Sarah is reproved for laughing at the promise of a son.|
|16||The destruction of Sodom is revealed to Abraham.|
|23||Abraham makes intercession for the inhabitants.|
Genesis 18:4 (King James Version)
Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:
- wash your feet
- In those ancient times, shoes such as ours, were not in use; and the foot was protected only with sandals or soles, fastened round the foot with straps. It was, therefore, not only necessary from motives of cleanliness, but also a very great refreshment, in so hot a country, to get the feet washed at the end of a day's journey; and this is the first thing that Abraham proposes.
- 19:2 24:32 43:24 1 Samuel 25:41 ; Luke 7:44 ; John 13:5-15 ; 1 Timothy 5:10
- Rest in the shade was the second requisite for the refreshment of a weary traveller.