Genesis 18:6-16 NIV

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."1

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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 calf2 and gave it to a servant, who hurried to prepare it.

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      8 He then brought some curds3 and milk4 and the calf that had been prepared, and set these before them.5 While they ate, he stood near them under a tree.

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      9 "Where is your wife Sarah?"6 they asked him. "There, in the tent,7" he said.

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      10 Then the LORD b said, "I will surely return to you about this time next year,8 and Sarah your wife will have a son."9 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,10 and Sarah was past the age of childbearing.11

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          12 So Sarah laughed12 to herself as she thought, "After I am worn out and my masterc13 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?'14

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              14 Is anything too hard for the LORD?15 I will return to you at the appointed time next year16 and Sarah will have a son."17

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              15 Sarah was afraid, so she lied and said, "I did not laugh." But he said, "Yes, you did laugh."

              Abraham Pleads for Sodom

              16 When the men18 got up to leave, they looked down toward Sodom, and Abraham walked along with them to see them on their way.

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