Genesis 18:19
Good News Translation
I have chosen him in order that he may command his sons and his descendants to obey me and to do what is right and just. If they do, I will do everything for him that I have promised."

Contemporary English Version
I have chosen him to teach his family to obey me forever and to do what is right and fair. If they do, I will give Abraham many descendants, just as I promised."

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I know that he will command his children, and his household after him, to keep the way of the Lord, and do judgment and justice: that for Abraham's sake, the Lord may bring to effect all the things he hath spoken unto him.

New American Bible
Indeed, I have singled him out that he may direct his children and his household in the future to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just, so that the LORD may put into effect for Abraham the promises he made about him.

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For I know that he will command his children, and his household after him, to keep the way of the Lord, and do judgment and justice: that for Abraham's sake, the Lord may bring to effect all the things he hath spoken unto him.

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2 Samuel 7:20 And what can David say more unto thee? for thou knowest thy servant, O Lord God:

Psalm 1:6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the just: and the way of the wicked shall perish.

Psalm 11:4 For they have destroyed the things which thou hast made: but what has the just man done?

Psalm 34:15 The eyes of the Lord are upon the just: and his ears unto their prayers.

John 10:14 I am the good shepherd: and I know mine, and mine know me.

John 21:17 He said to him the third time: Simon, son of John, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he had said to him the third time: Lovest thou me? And he said to him: Lord, thou knowest all things: thou knowest that I love thee. He said to him: Feed my sheep.

2 Timothy 2:19 But the sure foundation of God standeth firm, having this seal: the Lord knoweth who are his; and let every one depart from iniquity who nameth the name of the Lord.

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Genesis 17:23-27 And Abraham took Ismael his son, and all that were born in his house: and all whom he had bought, every male among the men of his house: and he circumcised the flesh of their foreskin forthwith the very same day, as God had commanded him. . . .

Deuteronomy 4:9,10 Keep thyself therefore, and thy soul carefully. Forget not the words that thy eyes have seen, and let them not go out of thy heart all the days of thy life. Thou shalt teach them to thy sons and to thy grandsons, . . .

Deuteronomy 6:6,7 And these words which I command thee this day, shall be in thy heart: . . .

Deuteronomy 11:19-21 Teach your children that they meditate on them, when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest on the way, and when thou liest down and risest up. . . .

Deuteronomy 32:46 And he said to them: Set your hearts on all the words, which I testify to you this day: which you shall command your children to observe and to do, and to fulfil all that is written in this law:

Joshua 24:15 But if it seem evil to you to serve the Lord, you have your choice: choose this day that which pleaseth you, whom you would rather serve, whether the gods which your fathers served in Mesopotamia, or the gods of the Amorrhites, in whose land you dwell: but as for me and my house we will serve thee Lord,

1 Chronicles 28:9 And thou my son Solomon, know the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart, and a willing mind: for the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the thoughts of minds. If thou seek him, thou shalt find him: but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.

Job 1:5 And when the days of their feasting were gone about, Job sent to them, and sanctified them: and rising up early, offered holocausts for every one of them. For he said: Lest perhaps my sons have sinned, and have blessed God in their hearts. So did Job all days.

Psalm 78:2-9 I will open my mouth in parables: I will utter propositions from the beginning. . . .

Proverbs 6:20-22 Bind them in thy heart continually, and put them about thy neck. . . .

Proverbs 22:6 It is a proverb: A young man according to his way, even when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Isaiah 38:19 The living, the living, he shall give praise to thee, as I do this day: the father shall make the truth known to the children.

Ephesians 6:4 And you, fathers, provoke not your children to anger: but bring them up in the discipline and correction of the Lord.

1 Timothy 3:4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all chastity.

1 Timothy 3:5,12 But if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God? . . .

2 Timothy 1:5 Calling to mind that faith which is in thee unfeigned, which also dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois and in thy mother Eunice, and I am certain that in thee also.

2 Timothy 3:15 And because from thy infancy thou hast known the holy scriptures which can instruct thee to salvation by the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

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1 Samuel 2:30,31 Wherefore thus saith the Lord the God of Israel: I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should minister in my sight, for ever. But now saith the Lord: Far be this from me: but whosoever shall glorify me, him will I glorify: but they that despise me, shall be despised. . . .

Acts 27:23,24,31 For an angel of God, whose I am and whom I serve, stood by me this night, . . .

Context
Abraham Begs for Sodom
18Seeing he shall become a great and mighty nation, and in him all the nations of the earth shall be blessed? 19For I know that he will command his children, and his household after him, to keep the way of the Lord, and do judgment and justice: that for Abraham's sake, the Lord may bring to effect all the things he hath spoken unto him.20And the Lord said: The cry of Sodom and Gomorrha is multiplied, and their sin is become exceedingly grievous.…
Cross References
Ephesians 6:4
And you, fathers, provoke not your children to anger: but bring them up in the discipline and correction of the Lord.

Genesis 12:2
And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and magnify thy name, and thou shalt be blessed.

Genesis 12:3
I will bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curse thee, and IN THEE shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.

Genesis 17:9
Again God said to Abraham: And thou therefore shalt keep my covenant, and thy seed after thee in their generations.

Genesis 22:18
And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because thou hast obeyed my voice.

Genesis 35:2
And Jacob having called together all his household, said: Cast away the strange gods that are among you, and be cleansed, and change your garments.

Deuteronomy 4:9
Keep thyself therefore, and thy soul carefully. Forget not the words that thy eyes have seen, and let them not go out of thy heart all the days of thy life. Thou shalt teach them to thy sons and to thy grandsons,

Deuteronomy 6:6
And these words which I command thee this day, shall be in thy heart:

Deuteronomy 6:7
And thou shalt tell them to thy children, and thou shalt meditate upon them sitting in thy house, and walking on thy journey, sleeping and rising.

2 Samuel 22:22
Because I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

Nehemiah 9:7
Thou O Lord God, art he who chosest Abram, and broughtest him forth out of the fire of the Chaldeans, and gavest him the name of Abraham.

Amos 3:2
You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore will I visit upon you all your iniquities.

Additional Translations
For I have chosen him, so that he will command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just, in order that the LORD may bring upon Abraham what He has promised.”For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring on Abraham that which he has spoken of him.

For I have known him, to the end that he may command his children and his household after him, that they may keep the way of Jehovah, to do righteousness and justice; to the end that Jehovah may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.

For I know that he will order his sons, and his house after him, and they will keep the ways of the Lord, to do justice and judgment, that the Lord may bring upon Abraam all things whatsoever he has spoken to him.

For I know him that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of Jehovah, to do righteousness and justice, in order that Jehovah may bring upon Abraham what he hath spoken of him.

For I have known him, to the end that he may command his children and his household after him, that they may keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; to the end that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.

For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they will keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.

For I have known him, to the end that he may command his children and his household after him, that they may keep the way of Yahweh, to do righteousness and justice; to the end that Yahweh may bring on Abraham that which he has spoken of him."

for I have known him, that he commandeth his children, and his house after him (and they have kept the way of Jehovah), to do righteousness and judgment, that Jehovah may bring on Abraham that which He hath spoken concerning him.'
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