1 The Lord appeared to him by the terebinths of Mamre; he was sitting at the entrance of the tent as the day grew hot. 2 Looking up, he saw three men standing near him. As soon as he saw them, he ran from the entrance of the tent to greet them and, bowing to the ground, 3 he said, “My lords, if it please you, do not go on past your servant. 4 Let a little water be brought; bathe your feet and recline under the tree. 5 And let me fetch a morsel of bread that you may refresh yourselves; then go on–seeing that you have come your servant’s way.” They replied, “Do as you have said.”
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1 After two years’ time, Pharoah dreamed that he was standing by the Nile, 2 when out of the Nile there came up seven cows, handsome and sturdy, and they grazed in the reed grass. 3 But presently, seven other cows came up from the Nile close behind them, ugly and gaunt, and stood beside the cows on the bank of the Nile; 4 and the ugly gaunt cows ate up the seven handsome sturdy cows. And Pharaoh awoke. 5 He fell asleep and dreamed a second time: Seven ears of grain, solid and healthy, grew on a single stalk.
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