Ge:17:16: And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.
Ge:17:17: Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?
Ge:17:18: And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!
Ge:17:19: And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.
Ge:17:20: And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.
Ge:17:21: But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.
Ge:17:22: And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.
Ge:17:23: And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house, and all that were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham's house; and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had said unto him.
Ge:17:24: And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
Ge:17:25: And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
Ge:17:26: In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son.
Ge:17:27: And all the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.
Ge:18:1: And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;
Ge:18:2: 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,
Ge:18:3: And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:
Ge:18:4: Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:
Ge:18:5: 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.
Ge:18:6: 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.
Ge:18:7: 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.
Ge:18:8: 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.
Ge:18:9: And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.
Ge:18:10: 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.
Ge:18:11: Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
Ge:18:12: Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
Ge:18:13: And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?
Ge:18:14: 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.
Ge:18:15: Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.
Ge:18:16: And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.
Ge:18:17: And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;
Ge:18:18: Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?
Ge:18:19: 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.
Ge:18:20: And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;
Ge:18:21: 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.