English Standard Version
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.
King James Bible
And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;
American Standard Version
And Jehovah appeared unto him by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;
And the Lord appeared to him in the vale of Mambre as he was sitting at the door of his tent, in the very heat of the day.
English Revised Version
And the LORD appeared unto him by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;
Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD appeared to him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
When God had finished His address and ascended again, Abraham immediately fulfilled the covenant duty enjoined upon him, by circumcision himself on that very day, along with all the male members of his house. Because Ishmael was 13 years old when he was circumcised, the Arabs even now defer circumcision to a much later period than the Jews, generally till between the ages of 5 and 13, and frequently even till the 13th year.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
and he sat. In these verses we have a delightful picture of genuine and primitive hospitality: a venerable father sits at the tent door, not only to enjoy the current of refreshing air, but that if he saw any weary and exhausted travellers, he might invite them to rest and refresh themselves during the heat of the day, and the same custom still continues in the east. It was not the custom, nor was there any necessity, for strangers to knock at the door, or to speak first, but to stand till they were invited.
By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise.
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
Then the LORD appeared to Abram and said, "To your offspring I will give this land." So he built there an altar to the LORD, who had appeared to him.
So Abram moved his tent and came and settled by the oaks of Mamre, which are at Hebron, and there he built an altar to the LORD.
Then one who had escaped came and told Abram the Hebrew, who was living by the oaks of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol and of Aner. These were allies of Abram.
When Abram was ninety-nine years old the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless,
So the men turned from there and went toward Sodom, but Abraham still stood before the LORD.
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