And the LORD appeared to him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;…
One thinking of these words of Abraham more seriously, "If I have found favour," &c., noteth by them, that when one cometh to us to whom we may do good, we, rather than he, receive a benefit, for the poor man peradventure receiveth of us a penny, and we of the Lord an hundredfold, and eternal life also. Whether had Elias the better that received a cake, or the widow that by him received such comfort? How, then, may the true consideration hereof quicken us in all charitable and merciful actions towards our brethren distressed, and needing our pity and comfort?
Parallel VersesKJV: And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;