Parallel Bible results for Genesis 18

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Genesis 18

RSV 1 And the LORD appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the day. NIV 1 The LORD appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day. RSV 2 He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men stood in front of him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them, and bowed himself to the earth, NIV 2 Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground. RSV 3 and said, "My lord, if I have found favor in your sight, do not pass by your servant. NIV 3 He said, "If I have found favor in your eyes, my lord, do not pass your servant by. RSV 4 Let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree, NIV 4 Let a little water be brought, and then you may all wash your feet and rest under this tree. RSV 5 while I fetch a morsel of bread, that you may refresh yourselves, and after that you may pass on--since you have come to your servant." So they said, "Do as you have said." NIV 5 Let me get you something to eat, 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." RSV 6 And Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah, and said, "Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes." NIV 6 So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah. "Quick," he said, "get three seahs of fine flour and knead it and bake some bread." RSV 7 And Abraham ran to the herd, and took a calf, tender and good, and gave it to the servant, who hastened to prepare it. NIV 7 Then he ran to the herd and selected a choice, tender calf and gave it to a servant, who hurried to prepare it. RSV 8 Then he took curds, and milk, and the calf which he had prepared, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree while they ate. NIV 8 He then brought some curds and milk and the calf that had been prepared, and set these before them. While they ate, he stood near them under a tree. RSV 9 They said to him, "Where is Sarah your wife?" And he said, "She is in the tent." NIV 9 "Where is your wife Sarah?" they asked him. "There, in the tent," he said. RSV 10 The LORD said, "I will surely return to you in the spring, and Sarah your wife shall have a son." And Sarah was listening at the tent door behind him. NIV 10 Then the LORD said, "I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son." Now Sarah was listening at the entrance to the tent, which was behind him. RSV 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in age; it had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. NIV 11 Abraham and Sarah were already old and well advanced in years, and Sarah was past the age of childbearing. RSV 12 So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, "After I have grown old, and my husband is old, shall I have pleasure?" NIV 12 So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, "After I am worn out and my master is old, will I now have this pleasure?" RSV 13 The LORD said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh, and say, 'Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?' NIV 13 Then the LORD said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh and say, 'Will I really have a child, now that I am old?' RSV 14 Is anything too hard for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you, in the spring, and Sarah shall have a son." NIV 14 Is anything too hard for the LORD? I will return to you at the appointed time next year and Sarah will have a son." RSV 15 But Sarah denied, saying, "I did not laugh"; for she was afraid. He said, "No, but you did laugh." NIV 15 Sarah was afraid, so she lied and said, "I did not laugh." But he said, "Yes, you did laugh." RSV 16 Then the men set out from there, and they looked toward Sodom; and Abraham went with them to set them on their way. NIV 16 When the men got up to leave, they looked down toward Sodom, and Abraham walked along with them to see them on their way. RSV 17 The LORD said, "Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do, NIV 17 Then the LORD said, "Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do? RSV 18 seeing that Abraham shall become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall bless themselves by him? NIV 18 Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him. RSV 19 No, for I have chosen him, that he may charge his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice; so that the LORD may bring to Abraham what he has promised him." NIV 19 For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just, so that the LORD will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him." RSV 20 Then the LORD said, "Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomor'rah is great and their sin is very grave, NIV 20 Then the LORD said, "The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous RSV 21 I will go down to see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry which has come to me; and if not, I will know." NIV 21 that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know." RSV 22 So the men turned from there, and went toward Sodom; but Abraham still stood before the LORD. NIV 22 The men turned away and went toward Sodom, but Abraham remained standing before the LORD. RSV 23 Then Abraham drew near, and said, "Wilt thou indeed destroy the righteous with the wicked? NIV 23 Then Abraham approached him and said: "Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked? RSV 24 Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city; wilt thou then destroy the place and not spare it for the fifty righteous who are in it? NIV 24 What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people in it? RSV 25 Far be it from thee to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as the wicked! Far be that from thee! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?" NIV 25 Far be it from you to do such a thing--to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?" RSV 26 And the LORD said, "If I find at Sodom fifty righteous in the city, I will spare the whole place for their sake." NIV 26 The LORD said, "If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake." RSV 27 Abraham answered, "Behold, I have taken upon myself to speak to the Lord, I who am but dust and ashes. NIV 27 Then Abraham spoke up again: "Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, though I am nothing but dust and ashes, RSV 28 Suppose five of the fifty righteous are lacking? Wilt thou destroy the whole city for lack of five?" And he said, "I will not destroy it if I find forty-five there." NIV 28 what if the number of the righteous is five less than fifty? Will you destroy the whole city because of five people?" "If I find forty-five there," he said, "I will not destroy it." RSV 29 Again he spoke to him, and said, "Suppose forty are found there." He answered, "For the sake of forty I will not do it." NIV 29 Once again he spoke to him, "What if only forty are found there?" He said, "For the sake of forty, I will not do it." RSV 30 Then he said, "Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak. Suppose thirty are found there." He answered, "I will not do it, if I find thirty there." NIV 30 Then he said, "May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak. What if only thirty can be found there?" He answered, "I will not do it if I find thirty there." RSV 31 He said, "Behold, I have taken upon myself to speak to the Lord. Suppose twenty are found there." He answered, "For the sake of twenty I will not destroy it." NIV 31 Abraham said, "Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, what if only twenty can be found there?" He said, "For the sake of twenty, I will not destroy it." RSV 32 Then he said, "Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak again but this once. Suppose ten are found there." He answered, "For the sake of ten I will not destroy it." NIV 32 Then he said, "May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more. What if only ten can be found there?" He answered, "For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it." RSV 33 And the LORD went his way, when he had finished speaking to Abraham; and Abraham returned to his place. NIV 33 When the LORD had finished speaking with Abraham, he left, and Abraham returned home.