Genesis 18:1
Text Analysis
7200 [e]וַיֵּרָ֤א
And appearedConj-w | V-Nifal-ConsecImperf-3ms
413 [e]אֵלָיו֙
to himPrep | 3ms
3068 [e]יְהוָ֔ה
436 [e]בְּאֵלֹנֵ֖י
by the oaksPrep-b | N-mpc
4471 [e]מַמְרֵ֑א
of MamreN-proper-fs
1931 [e]וְה֛וּא
and as heConj-w | Pro-3ms
3427 [e]יֹשֵׁ֥ב
was sittingV-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
6607 [e]פֶּֽתַח־
in doorN-msc
168 [e]הָאֹ֖הֶל
to his tentArt | N-ms
2527 [e]כְּחֹ֥ם
in the heatPrep-k | N-msc
3117 [e]הַיּֽוֹם׃
of the dayArt | N-ms

Hebrew Texts
בראשית 18:1 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֵּרָ֤א אֵלָיו֙ יְהוָ֔ה בְּאֵלֹנֵ֖י מַמְרֵ֑א וְה֛וּא יֹשֵׁ֥ב פֶּֽתַח־הָאֹ֖הֶל כְּחֹ֥ם הַיֹּֽום׃

בראשית 18:1 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
וירא אליו יהוה באלני ממרא והוא ישב פתח־האהל כחם היום׃

בראשית 18:1 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
וירא אליו יהוה באלני ממרא והוא ישב פתח־האהל כחם היום׃

בראשית 18:1 Hebrew Bible
וירא אליו יהוה באלני ממרא והוא ישב פתח האהל כחם היום׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Now the LORD appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre, while he was sitting at the tent door 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;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the LORD appeared to Abraham at the oaks of Mamre while he was sitting in the entrance of his tent during the heat of the day.
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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.

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