Genesis 18:6
New International Version
So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah. "Quick," he said, "get three seahs of the finest flour and knead it and bake some bread."

New Living Translation
So Abraham ran back to the tent and said to Sarah, “Hurry! Get three large measures of your best flour, knead it into dough, and bake some bread.”

English Standard Version
And Abraham went quickly into the tent to Sarah and said, “Quick! Three seahs of fine flour! Knead it, and make cakes.”

Berean Study Bible
So Abraham hurried into the tent and said to Sarah, “Quick! Prepare three seahs of fine flour, knead it, and bake some bread.”

King James Bible
And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.

New King James Version
So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah and said, “Quickly, make ready three measures of fine meal; knead it and make cakes.”

New American Standard Bible
So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah, and said, “Quickly, prepare three measures of fine flour, knead it, and make bread cakes.”

NASB 1995
So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah, and said, "Quickly, prepare three measures of fine flour, knead it and make bread cakes."

NASB 1977
So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah, and said, “Quickly, prepare three measures of fine flour, knead it, and make bread cakes.”

Amplified Bible
So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah, and said, “Quickly, get ready three measures of fine meal, knead it and bake cakes.”

Christian Standard Bible
So Abraham hurried into the tent and said to Sarah, “Quick! Knead three measures of fine flour and make bread.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Abraham hurried into the tent and said to Sarah, "Quick! Knead three measures of fine flour and make bread."

American Standard Version
And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
gallon measures fine flour and make flat cakes.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Abraam hasted to the tent to Sarrha, and said to her, Hasten, and knead three measures of fine flour, and make cakes.

Contemporary English Version
Abraham went quickly to his tent and said to Sarah, "Hurry! Get a large sack of flour and make some bread."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Abraham made haste into the tent to Sera, and said to her: Make haste, temper together three measures of flour, and make cakes upon the hearth.

English Revised Version
And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes.

Good News Translation
Abraham hurried into the tent and said to Sarah, "Quick, take a sack of your best flour, and bake some bread."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Abraham hurried into the tent to find Sarah. "Quick," he said, "get three measures of flour, knead it, and make bread."

International Standard Version
Abraham hurried into the tent and told Sarah, "Quick! Take three measures of the best flour, knead it, and make some flat bread."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said: 'Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes.'

Literal Standard Version
And Abraham hurries toward the tent, to Sarah, and says, “Hurry three measures of flour-meal, knead, and make cakes”;

NET Bible
So Abraham hurried into the tent and said to Sarah, "Quick! Take three measures of fine flour, knead it, and make bread."

New Heart English Bible
Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah, and said, "Quickly, get three measures of fine flour, knead it, and make bread."

World English Bible
Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah, and said, "Quickly prepare three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes."

Young's Literal Translation
And Abraham hasteth towards the tent, unto Sarah, and saith, 'Hasten three measures of flour-meal, knead, and make cakes;'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Three Visitors
5And I will bring a bit of bread so that you may refresh yourselves. This is why you have passed your servant’s way. After that, you may continue on your way.” “Yes,” they replied, “you may do as you have said.” 6So Abraham hurried into the tent and said to Sarah, “Quick! Prepare three seahs of fine flour, knead it, and bake some bread.” 7Meanwhile, Abraham ran to the herd, selected a tender and choice calf, and gave it to a servant, who hurried to prepare it.…

Cross References
Matthew 13:33
He told them still another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like leaven that a woman took and mixed into three measures of flour, until all of it was leavened."

Genesis 18:5
And I will bring a bit of bread so that you may refresh yourselves. This is why you have passed your servant's way. After that, you may continue on your way." "Yes," they replied, "you may do as you have said."

Genesis 18:7
Meanwhile, Abraham ran to the herd, selected a tender and choice calf, and gave it to a servant, who hurried to prepare it.

Genesis 19:3
But Lot insisted so strongly that they followed him into his house. He prepared a feast for them and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.

Judges 6:19
So Gideon went in and prepared a young goat and unleavened bread and an ephah of flour. He placed the meat in a basket and the broth in a pot and brought them out to present to Him under the oak.

1 Samuel 28:24
The woman had a fattened calf at her house, and she quickly slaughtered it. She also took flour, kneaded it, and baked unleavened bread.

2 Samuel 13:6
So Amnon lay down and feigned illness. When the king came to see him, Amnon said, "Please let my sister Tamar come and make a couple of cakes in my sight, so that I may eat from her hand."


Treasury of Scripture

And Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes on the hearth.

Make ready quickly.

Isaiah 32:8
But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.

Matthew 13:33
Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

Luke 10:38-40
Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house…









(6) Three measures.--Heb. three seahs, the seah being a little more than a peck. It is still usual on the arrival of a stranger to make this hasty preparation for his entertainment, the ordinary meal even of a wealthy sheik consisting of flour and some camels' milk boiled together. Cakes such as those here described, baked amid the embers on the hot hearth-stone, are considered a delicacy (1Kings 19:6). Flesh is seldom eaten; but if a traveller arrives, sweet milk and rice are added to the meal, and if he be a person of distinction a lamb or kid is killed. Abraham's calf, "tender and good," shows that he regarded his visitors as persons of more than ordinary high rank; and the quantity of food cooked seems to show that the three travellers had numerous attendants. The calf would be cut into small portions, and a meal like this is, we are told, got ready in a very short time.

Verse 6. - And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures. Hebrew, three seahs, a seah being a third of an ephah, and containing 374 cubic inches each (Keil); a third of a bushel (Kalisch) - of fine meal, - literally, of flour, fine flour; σεμίδαλις (LXX.); the first term when alone denoting flour of ordinary quality (cf. Leviticus 2:1; Leviticus 5:11; Numbers 7:13) - knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth - i.e. "round unleavened cakes baked upon hot stones" (Keil).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So Abraham
אַבְרָהָ֛ם (’aḇ·rā·hām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 85: Abraham -- 'exalted father', the father of the Jewish nation

hurried
וַיְמַהֵ֧ר (way·ma·hêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4116: To be liquid, flow easily, to hurry, promptly

into the tent
הָאֹ֖הֱלָה (hā·’ō·hĕ·lāh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 168: A tent

and said
וַיֹּ֗אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

Sarah,
שָׂרָ֑ה (śā·rāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 8283: Sarah -- 'princess', a wife of Abraham

“Quick! Prepare
מַהֲרִ֞י (ma·hă·rî)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's 4116: To be liquid, flow easily, to hurry, promptly

three
שְׁלֹ֤שׁ (šə·lōš)
Number - feminine singular construct
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice

seahs
סְאִים֙ (sə·’îm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 5429: A seah, certain measure, for, grain

of fine
סֹ֔לֶת (sō·leṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5560: Fine flour

flour,
קֶ֣מַח (qe·maḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7058: Flour, meal

knead it,
ל֖וּשִׁי (lū·šî)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's 3888: To knead

and bake
וַעֲשִׂ֥י (wa·‘ă·śî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

some bread.”
עֻגֽוֹת׃ (‘u·ḡō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 5692: A disc or cake of bread


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