Abraham hurried into the tent and said to Sarah, "Quick, take a sack of your best flour, and bake some bread."
Then he ran to the herd and picked out a calf that was tender and fat, and gave it to a servant, who hurried to get it ready.
He took some cream, some milk, and the meat, and set the food before the men. There under the tree he served them himself, and they ate.
Then they asked him, "Where is your wife Sarah?" "She is there in the tent," he answered.
One of them said, "Nine months from now a I will come back, and your wife Sarah will have a son." 1 Sarah was behind him, at the door of the tent, listening.
Abraham and Sarah were very old, and Sarah had stopped having her monthly periods.
So Sarah laughed to herself and said, "Now that I am old and worn out, can I still enjoy sex? And besides, my husband is old too." 213
Then the Lord asked Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh and say, "Can I really have a child when I am so old?'
Is anything too hard for the Lord? As I said, nine months from now I will return, and Sarah will have a son." 315
Because Sarah was afraid, she denied it. "I didn't laugh," she said. "Yes, you did," he replied. "You laughed."
Then the men left and went to a place where they could look down at Sodom, and Abraham went with them to send them on their way.