Genesis 18:21
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English Standard Version
I will go down to see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry that has come to me. And if not, I will know.”

King James Bible
I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.

American Standard Version
I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will go down and see whether they have done according to the cry that is come to me: or whether it be not so, that I may know.

English Revised Version
I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.

Webster's Bible Translation
I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come to me; and if not, I will know.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

During the meal, at which Abraham stood, and waited upon them as the host, they asked for Sarah, for whom the visit was chiefly intended. On being told that she was in the tent, where she could hear, therefore, all that passed under the tree in front of the tent, the one whom Abraham addressed as Adonai (my Lord), and who is called Jehovah in Genesis 18:13, said, "I will return to thee (חיּה כּעת) at this time, when it lives again" (חיּה, reviviscens, without the article, Ges. 111, 2b), i.e., at this time next year; "and, behold, Sarah, thy wife, will (then) have a son." Sarah heard this at the door of the tent; "and it was behind Him" (Jehovah), so that she could not be seen by Him as she stood at the door. But as the fulfilment of this promise seemed impossible to her, on account of Abraham's extreme age, and the fact that her own womb had lost the power of conception, she laughed within herself, thinking that she was not observed. But that she might know that the promise was made by the omniscient and omnipotent God, He reproved her for laughing, saying, "Is anything too wonderful (i.e., impossible) for Jehovah? at the time appointed I will return unto thee," etc.; and when her perplexity led her to deny it, He convicted her of falsehood. Abraham also had laughed at this promise (Genesis 17:17), and without receiving any reproof. For his laughing was the joyous outburst of astonishment; Sarah's, on the contrary, the result of doubt and unbelief, which had to be broken down by reproof, and, as the result showed, really was broken down, inasmuch as she conceived and bore a son, whom she could only have conceived in faith (Hebrews 11:11).

Genesis 18:21 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I will go down. This is spoken figuratively; and as the Jewish writers speak, according to the language of men. So eyes, ears, hands, and other members of the body are attributed to God, for effecting those things which men cannot accomplish without these members.

Genesis 11:5,7 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built...

Exodus 3:8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to a good land and a large...

Exodus 33:5 For the LORD had said to Moses, Say to the children of Israel, You are a stiff necked people...

Micah 1:3 For, behold, the LORD comes forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread on the high places of the earth.

John 6:38 For I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me.

1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God...

see.

Job 34:22 There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.

Psalm 90:8 You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your countenance.

Jeremiah 17:1,10 The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond: it is graven on the table of their heart...

Zephaniah 1:12 And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees...

Hebrews 4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight...

I will know.

Exodus 33:5 For the LORD had said to Moses, Say to the children of Israel, You are a stiff necked people...

Deuteronomy 8:2 And you shall remember all the way which the LORD your God led you these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you, and to prove you...

Deuteronomy 13:3 You shall not listen to the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proves you...

Joshua 22:22 The LORD God of gods, the LORD God of gods, he knows, and Israel he shall know; if it be in rebellion...

Psalm 139:1-24 O lord, you have searched me, and known me...

Luke 16:15 And he said to them, You are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knows your hearts...

2 Corinthians 11:11 Why? because I love you not? God knows.

Cross References
Genesis 11:5
And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built.

Genesis 18:17
The LORD said, "Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do,

Exodus 3:8
and I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

Psalm 14:2
The LORD looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God.

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