Is anything too hard for the LORD?1 I will return to you at the appointed time next year2 and Sarah will have a son."315
Sarah was afraid, so she lied and said, "I did not laugh." But he said, "Yes, you did laugh."
When the men4 got up to leave, they looked down toward Sodom, and Abraham walked along with them to see them on their way.
Then the LORD said, "Shall I hide from Abraham5 what I am about to do?618
Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation,7 and all nations on earth will be blessed through him.
For I have chosen him8, so that he will direct his children9 and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD 10 by doing what is right and just,11 so that the LORD will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him."1220
Then the LORD said, "The outcry against Sodom13 and Gomorrah is so great14 and their sin so grievous1521
that I will go down16 and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know."
The men17 turned away and went toward Sodom,18 but Abraham remained standing before the LORD.a1923
Then Abraham approached him and said: "Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked?2024
What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not spareb the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people in it?21