Genesis 18:9
New International Version
“Where is your wife Sarah?” they asked him. “There, in the tent,” he said.

New Living Translation
“Where is Sarah, your wife?” the visitors asked. “She’s inside the tent,” Abraham replied.

English Standard Version
They said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” And he said, “She is in the tent.”

Berean Study Bible
“Where is your wife Sarah?” they asked. “There, in the tent,” he replied.

King James Bible
And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.

New King James Version
Then they said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” So he said, “Here, in the tent.”

New American Standard Bible
Then they said to him, “Where is your wife Sarah?” And he said, “There, in the tent.”

NASB 1995
Then they said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” And he said, “There, in the tent.”

NASB 1977
Then they said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” And he said, “Behold, in the tent.”

Amplified Bible
Then they said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” And he said, “There, in the tent.”

Christian Standard Bible
“Where is your wife Sarah? ” they asked him. “There, in the tent,” he answered.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Where is your wife Sarah?” they asked him.” There, in the tent,” he answered.

American Standard Version
And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they said to him, “Where is Sara your wife?”, and he said, “Here, in the tent.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he said to him, Where is Sarrha thy wife? And he answered and said, Behold! in the tent.

Contemporary English Version
and they asked, "Where's your wife Sarah?" "She is right there in the tent," Abraham answered.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when they had eaten, they said to him: Where is Sara thy wife? He answered: Lo, she is in the tent.

Good News Translation
Then they asked him, "Where is your wife Sarah?" "She is there in the tent," he answered.

International Standard Version
The men asked him, "Where is your wife Sarah?" "There, in the tent," he replied.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they said unto him: 'Where is Sarah thy wife?' And he said: 'Behold, in the tent.'

Literal Standard Version
And they say to him, “Where [is] Sarah your wife?” And he says, “Behold—in the tent”;

New American Bible
“Where is your wife Sarah?” they asked him. “There in the tent,” he replied.

NET Bible
Then they asked him, "Where is Sarah your wife?" He replied, "There, in the tent."

New Revised Standard Version
They said to him, “Where is your wife Sarah?” And he said, “There, in the tent.”

New Heart English Bible
They said to him, "Where is Sarah, your wife? He said, "See, in the tent."

World English Bible
They asked him, "Where is Sarah, your wife?" He said, "See, in the tent."

Young's Literal Translation
And they say unto him, 'Where is Sarah thy wife?' and he saith, 'Lo -- in the tent;'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Sarah Laughs at the Promise
9“Where is your wife Sarah?” they asked. “There, in the tent,” he replied. 10Then the LORD said, “I will surely return to you at this time next year, and your wife Sarah will have a son!” Now Sarah was behind him, listening at the entrance to the tent.…

Cross References
Hebrews 11:9
By faith he dwelt in the promised land as a stranger in a foreign country. He lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise.

Genesis 3:9
But the LORD God called out to the man, "Where are you?"

Genesis 18:8
Then Abraham brought curds and milk and the calf that had been prepared, and he set them before the men and stood by them under the tree as they ate.

Genesis 18:10
Then the LORD said, "I will surely return to you at this time next year, and your wife Sarah will have a son!" Now Sarah was behind him, listening at the entrance to the tent.


Treasury of Scripture

And they said to him, Where is Sarah your wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.

Where.

Genesis 4:9
And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?

in.

Genesis 24:67
And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.

Genesis 31:33
And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's tent, and into the two maidservants' tents; but he found them not. Then went he out of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent.

Titus 2:5
To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.











(9) They said.--But in Genesis 18:10 "he said," and in Genesis 18:13; Genesis 18:17; Genesis 18:20, &c, "the Lord (Jehovah) said." The messenger speaks as one with Jehovah, or as being His representative.

Where is Sarah thy wife?--This question is contrary to Oriental manners, as the women may be referred to only in the most indirect manner. But during the meal Abraham, as he talked with the strangers, had probably begun to recognise in them something more than human.

Verse 9. - And they said unto him (i.e. the Principal One of the three, speaking for the others, interrogated Abraham during the progress, or perhaps at the close of, the meal saying), Where is Sarah thy wife? (thus indicating that their visit had a special reference to her). And he said, Behold, in the tent. It is obvious that if at first Abraham regarded his visitors only as men, by this time a suspicion of their true character must have begun to dawn upon his mind. How should ordinary travelers be aware of his wife s name? and why should they do so unusual a thing, according to Oriental manners, as to inquire after her? If thus far their behavior could not fail to surprise the patriarch, what must have been his astonishment at the subsequent communication?

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Where
אַיֵּ֖ה (’ay·yêh)
Interrogative
Strong's 346: Where?

is your wife
אִשְׁתֶּ֑ךָ (’iš·te·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

Sarah?”
שָׂרָ֣ה (śā·rāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 8283: Sarah -- 'princess', a wife of Abraham

they asked.
וַיֹּאמְר֣וּ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“There,
הִנֵּ֥ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

in the tent,”
בָאֹֽהֶל׃ (ḇā·’ō·hel)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 168: A tent

he replied.
וַיֹּ֖אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say


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