1The Prince then went down to Abraham's house and took his seat with him at the table; and Isaac waited on them. 2When the meal was over Abraham said his customary prayer, and the archangel prayed with him. 3Each was resting upon his couch, and Isaac said to his father, Father, I would like to stay 1 Lit. ‘rest’. with you in this room, to listen to your talk; for I think I should gain much profit from what this excellent man has to say. 2 Lit. ‘for I love to hear the excellence of the conversation of this all-virtuous man’. 4But Abraham said, No, my son: go to your own room and rest on your own bed: we do not want to be a burden to this man. 5Then Isaac, after being blessed by them and having blessed them, went off to his own room and lay down upon his bed. 6And God put the thought 3 Lit. ‘mention’. Cp. iv. 15; vii. 22. of death into Isaac's mind by means of dreams; and about the third hour of the night Isaac woke up. 7He got up from his bed and went in great haste to the room where his father and the archangel were sleeping. 8When he got to the door he cried out, saying, Father Abraham, get up and open the door for me quickly, so that I can come in and put my arms round you and kiss you before they take you away from me. 9So Abraham got up and opened the door for him. 10Isaac went in and put his arms round him and began to weep loudly. 11Abraham was in consequence much moved and wept loudly himself in sympathy. 12,13When the Prince saw them weeping, he wept also. Now Sarah was in her tent, and when she heard them weeping, she came running to them and found them weeping in one another's arms. 14And Sarah said with tears, My lord Abraham, what does this weeping mean? Tell me, my lord: this brother, who is our guest to-day, has he brought you news about your nephew Lot, that he is dead, and is that why you are making this lamentation? 15The Prince replied and said to her, No, sister Sarah, it is not as you say. Your son Isaac, I think, had a dream, and he came to us weeping; and when we saw him, we were much moved, and we wept too.