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And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing nearby him. When he saw them, he ran from the entrance of the tent to meet them and he bowed down to the ground Bible other translations

“he lifted up his eyes and looked.” When Yahweh appeared to Abraham, Abraham saw “three men.” For an explanation on God appearing as a “man,” see commentary on Genesis 18:1.

“bowed down to the ground.” A common way of bowing before people or God was to fall to one’s knees and bow the upper body to the earth (see commentary on 1 Chron. 29:20).


Commentary for: Genesis 18:2