Genesis 18:4-14 NIV

4 Let a little water be brought, and then you may all wash your feet1 and rest under this tree.

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5 Let me get you something to eat,2 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."

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6 So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah. "Quick," he said, "get three seahsa of fine flour and knead it and bake some bread."3

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    • b 18:6 - That is, probably about 20 quarts (about 22 liters)
      7 Then he ran to the herd and selected a choice, tender calf4 and gave it to a servant, who hurried to prepare it.

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      8 He then brought some curds5 and milk6 and the calf that had been prepared, and set these before them.7 While they ate, he stood near them under a tree.

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      9 "Where is your wife Sarah?"8 they asked him. "There, in the tent,9" he said.

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      10 Then the LORD b said, "I will surely return to you about this time next year,10 and Sarah your wife will have a son."11 Now Sarah was listening at the entrance to the tent, which was behind him.

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        • c 18:10 - Hebrew "Then he"
          11 Abraham and Sarah were already old and well advanced in years,12 and Sarah was past the age of childbearing.13

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          12 So Sarah laughed14 to herself as she thought, "After I am worn out and my masterc15 is old, will I now have this pleasure?"

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              13 Then the LORD said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh and say, 'Will I really have a child, now that I am old?'16

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              14 Is anything too hard for the LORD?17 I will return to you at the appointed time next year18 and Sarah will have a son."19

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