Is anything too difficult for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you, at this time next year, and Sarah will have a son.'
Sarah denied it,
however, saying, 'I did not laugh'; for she was afraid. And He said, 'No, but you did laugh.'
Then the men rose up from there, and looked down toward Sodom; and Abraham was walking with them to send them off.
The LORD said, 'Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do,
since Abraham will certainly become a great and mighty nation, and in him all the nations of the earth will be blessed?
For I have chosen him, so that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice, so that the LORD may bring upon Abraham what He has spoken about him.'
And the LORD said, 'The outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah is indeed great, and their sin is exceedingly grave.
I will go down now and see whether they have done entirely as the outcry, which has come to Me indicates;
and if not, I will know.'