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2 When he lifted up his eyes and looked, behold, three amen were standing opposite him; and when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth,
7 Abraham also ran to the herd, and took a tender and 1choice calf and gave it to the servant, and he hurried to prepare it.
8 He took curds and milk and the calf which he had prepared, and placed it before them; and he was standing by them under the tree 1as they ate.
13 And the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I indeed 1bear a child, when I am so old?’
16 Then athe men rose up from there, and looked down toward Sodom; and Abraham was walking with them to send them off.
19 “For I have 1achosen him, so that he may bcommand his children and his household after him to ckeep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice, so that the Lord may bring upon Abraham dwhat He has spoken about him.”
20 And the Lord said, “aThe outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah is indeed great, and their sin is exceedingly grave.
21 “I will ago down now, and see if they have done entirely according to its outcry, which has come to Me; and if not, I will know.”
23 Abraham came near and said, “aWill You indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked?
24 “Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city; will You indeed sweep it away and not 1spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous who are in it?
25 “Far be it from You to do 1such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not athe Judge of all the earth 2deal justly?”
31 And he said, “Now behold, I have 1ventured to speak to the Lord; suppose twenty are found there?” And He said, “I will not destroy it on account of the twenty.”
32 Then he said, “aOh may the Lord not be angry, and I shall speak only this once; suppose ten are found there?” And He said, “I will not destroy it on account of the ten.”
33 As soon as He had finished speaking to Abraham athe Lord departed, and Abraham returned to his place.
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