1 Apparuit autem ei Dominus iuxta Quercus Mambre se denti in ostio tabernaculi sui in ipso fervore diei.
2 Cumque elevasset oculos, apparuerunt ei tres viri stantes prope eum. Quos cum vidisset, cucurrit in occursum eorum de ostio tabernaculi et adoravit in terram
3 et dixit: "Domine mi, si inveni gratiam in oculis tuis, ne transeas servum tuum;
4 afferatur pauxillum aquae, et lavate pedes vestros et requiescite sub arbore.
5 Ponamque buccellam panis, et confortate cor vestrum, postea transibitis; idcirco enim declinastis ad servum vestrum" Qui dixerunt: "Fac ut locutus es"
6 Festinavit Abraham in tabernaculum ad Saram dixitque: "Accelera, tria sata similae commisce et fac subcinericios panes"
7 Ipse vero ad armentum cucurrit et tulit inde vitulum tenerrimum et optimum deditque puero; qui festinavit et coxit illum.
8 Tulit quoque butyrum et lac et vitulum, quem coxerat, et posuit coram eis. Ipse vero stabat iuxta eos sub arbore; et comederunt.
9 Dixeruntque ad eum: "Ubi est Sara uxor tua?" Ille respondit: "Ecce in tabernaculo est"
10 Cui dixit: "Revertens veniam ad te tempore isto, et habebit filium Sara uxor tua" Quo audito, Sara risit ad ostium tabernaculi, quod erat post eum.
11 Erant autem ambo senes provectaeque aetatis, et desierant Sarae fieri muliebria.
12 Quae risit occulte dicens: "Postquam consenui, et dominus meus vetulus est, voluptas mihi erit?"
13 Dixit autem Dominus ad Abraham: "Quare risit Sara dicens: "Num vere paritura sum anus?" "
14 Numquid Domino est quidquam difficile? Revertar ad te hoc eodem tempore, et habebit Sara filium"
15 Negavit Sara dicens: "Non risi" timore perterrita. Ille autem dixit: "Non; sed risisti"
16 Cum ergo surrexissent inde viri, direxerunt oculos contra Sodomam; et Abraham simul gradiebatur deducens eos.
17 Dixitque Dominus: "Num celare potero Abraham, quae gesturus sum,
18 cum futurus sit in gentem magnam ac robustissimam, et benedicendae sint in illo omnes nationes terrae?
19 Nam elegi eum, ut praecipiat filiis suis et domui suae post se, ut custodiant viam Domini et faciant iustitiam et iudicium, ut adducat Dominus super Abraham omnia, quae locutus est ad eum"
20 Dixit itaque Dominus: "Clamor contra Sodomam et Gomorram multiplicatus est, et peccatum eorum aggravatum est nimis.
21 Descendam et videbo utrum clamorem, qui venit ad me, opere compleverint an non; sciam"
22 Converteruntque se inde viri et abierunt Sodomam; Abraham vero adhuc stabat coram Domino.
23 Et appropinquans ait: "Numquid vere perdes iustum cum impio?
24 Si forte fuerint quinquaginta iusti in civitate, vere perdes et non parces loco illi propter quinquaginta iustos, si fuerint in eo?
25 Absit a te, ut rem hanc facias et occidas iustum cum impio, fiatque iustus sicut impius; absit a te. Nonne iudex universae terrae faciet iudicium?"
26 Dixitque Dominus: "Si invenero Sodomae quinquaginta iustos in medio civitatis, dimittam omni loco propter eos"
27 Respondensque Abraham ait: "Ecce coepi loqui ad Dominum meum, cum sim pulvis et cinis.
28 Quid, si forte minus quinquaginta iustis quinque fuerint? Delebis propter quinque universam urbem?" Et ait: "Non delebo, si invenero ibi quadraginta quinque"
29 Rursumque locutus est ad eum: "Si forte inventi fuerint ibi quadraginta?" Ait: "Non percutiam propter quadraginta"
30 "Ne, quaeso, inquit, indignetur Dominus meus, si loquar. Si forte ibi inventi fuerint triginta?" Respondit: "Non faciam, si invenero ibi triginta"
31 "Ecce, ait, coepi loqui ad Dominum meum. Si forte inventi fuerint ibi viginti?" Dixit: "Non interficiam propter viginti"
32 "Obsecro, inquit, ne irascatur Dominus meus, si loquar adhuc semel. Si forte inventi fuerint ibi decem?" Dixit: "Non delebo propter decem"
33 Abiit Dominus, postquam cessavit loqui ad Abraham; et ille reversus est in locum suum.
King James Version
1 And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;
2 And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,
3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:
4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:
5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.
6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.
7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it.
8 And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.
9 ¶ And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.
10 And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.
11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
13 And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?
14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.
15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.
16 ¶ And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.
17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;
18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?
19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
20 And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;
21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.
22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.
23 ¶ And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?
24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?
25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
26 And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.
27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:
28 Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.
29 And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.
30 And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.
31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake.
32 And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.
33 And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.