Abraham looked up1 and saw three men2 standing nearby. When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground.33
He said, "If I have found favor in your eyes,4 my lord,a do not pass your servant5 by.
Let a little water be brought, and then you may all wash your feet6 and rest under this tree.
Let me get you something to eat,7 so you can be refreshed and then go on your way--now that you have come to your servant." "Very well," they answered, "do as you say."
So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah. "Quick," he said, "get three seahsb of fine flour and knead it and bake some bread."87
Then he ran to the herd and selected a choice, tender calf9 and gave it to a servant, who hurried to prepare it.
He then brought some curds10 and milk11 and the calf that had been prepared, and set these before them.12 While they ate, he stood near them under a tree.
"Where is your wife Sarah?"13 they asked him. "There, in the tent,14" he said.
Then the LORDc said, "I will surely return to you about this time next year,15 and Sarah your wife will have a son."16 Now Sarah was listening at the entrance to the tent, which was behind him.
Abraham and Sarah were already old and well advanced in years,17 and Sarah was past the age of childbearing.1812
So Sarah laughed19 to herself as she thought, "After I am worn out and my masterd20 is old, will I now have this pleasure?"