Genesis 18:16
New International Version
When the men got up to leave, they looked down toward Sodom, and Abraham walked along with them to see them on their way.

New Living Translation
Then the men got up from their meal and looked out toward Sodom. As they left, Abraham went with them to send them on their way.

English Standard Version
Then the men set out from there, and they looked down toward Sodom. And Abraham went with them to set them on their way.

Berean Study Bible
When the men got up to leave, they looked out over Sodom, and Abraham walked along with them to see them off.

King James Bible
And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.

New King James Version
Then the men rose from there and looked toward Sodom, and Abraham went with them to send them on the way.

New American Standard Bible
Then the men rose up from there, and looked down toward Sodom; and Abraham was walking with them to send them off.

NASB 1995
Then the men rose up from there, and looked down toward Sodom; and Abraham was walking with them to send them off.

NASB 1977
Then the men rose up from there, and looked down toward Sodom; and Abraham was walking with them to send them off.

Amplified Bible
Then the men got up from there, and looked toward Sodom; and Abraham walked with them to send them on the way.

Christian Standard Bible
The men got up from there and looked out over Sodom, and Abraham was walking with them to see them off.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The men got up from there and looked out over Sodom, and Abraham was walking with them to see them off.

American Standard Version
And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the men got up from there and gazed on the face of Sadom; Abraham went with them to accompany them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the men having risen up from thence looked towards Sodom and Gomorrha. And Abraam went with them, attending them on their journey.

Contemporary English Version
When the three men got ready to leave, they looked down toward Sodom, and Abraham walked part of the way with them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when the men rose up from thence, they turned their eyes towards Sodom: and Abraham walked with them, bringing them on the way.

English Revised Version
And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.

Good News Translation
Then the men left and went to a place where they could look down at Sodom, and Abraham went with them to send them on their way.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the men got up to leave. As Abraham was walking with them to see them off, they looked toward Sodom.

International Standard Version
After this, the men set out from there and looked out over Sodom. Abraham went with them to send them off.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the men rose up from thence, and looked out toward Sodom; and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.

Literal Standard Version
And the men rise from there, and look on the face of Sodom, and Abraham is going with them to send them away;

NET Bible
When the men got up to leave, they looked out over Sodom. (Now Abraham was walking with them to see them on their way.)

New Heart English Bible
The men rose up from there, and looked toward Sodom. Abraham went with them to see them on their way.

World English Bible
The men rose up from there, and looked toward Sodom. Abraham went with them to see them on their way.

Young's Literal Translation
And the men rise from thence, and look on the face of Sodom, and Abraham is going with them to send them away;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Abraham Begs for Sodom
16When the men got up to leave, they looked out over Sodom, and Abraham walked along with them to see them off. 17And the LORD said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do?…

Cross References
Genesis 18:2
And Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he ran from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground.

Genesis 18:15
But Sarah was afraid, so she denied it and said, "I did not laugh." "No," replied the LORD, "but you did laugh."

Genesis 18:22
And the two men turned away and went toward Sodom, but Abraham remained standing before the LORD.

Genesis 19:1
Now the two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When Lot saw them, he got up to meet them, bowed facedown,


Treasury of Scripture

And the men rose up from there, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.

to bring.

Acts 15:3
And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.

Acts 20:38
Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spake, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him unto the ship.

Acts 21:5
And when we had accomplished those days, we departed and went our way; and they all brought us on our way, with wives and children, till we were out of the city: and we kneeled down on the shore, and prayed.









(16) The men . . . looked toward Sodom.--This visitation of God combined mercy and love for Abraham, and through him for all mankind, with the punishment of men whose wickedness was so universal that there were none left among them to bear witness for God, and labour for a better state of things. There is a strange mingling of the human and the Divine in the narrative. Even after the fuller manifestation of themselves they are still called men, and Abraham continues to discharge the ordinary duties of hospitality by accompanying them as their guide. Their route would lie to the south-east, over the hill-country of Judah, and tradition represents Abraham as having gone with them as far as the village of Caphar-Barucha, whence it is possible through a deep ravine to see the Dead Sea.

Verse 16. - And the men rose up from thence, - Mamre (vide supra, Ver. 1) - and looked towards Sodom. Literally, toward the face (Rosenmüller), or towards the plain (Keil), of Sodom, as if intending to proceed thither. And Abraham went with them - across the mountains on the east of Hebron, as far as Caphar-barucha, according to tradition, whence a view can be obtained of the Dead Sea - solitudinem ac terras Sodomae (vide Keil, in loco) - to bring them on the way. Literally, to send them away, or accord them a friendly convoy over a portion of their journey.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When [the men] got up
וַיָּקֻ֤מוּ (way·yā·qu·mū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

to leave
מִשָּׁם֙ (miš·šām)
Preposition-m | Adverb
Strong's 8033: There, then, thither

[they]
הָֽאֲנָשִׁ֔ים (hā·’ă·nā·šîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 582: Man, mankind

looked out
וַיַּשְׁקִ֖פוּ (way·yaš·qi·p̄ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 8259: To overhang, look out or down

over
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

Sodom,
סְדֹ֑ם (sə·ḏōm)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 5467: Sodom -- a Canaanite city near the Dead Sea

and Abraham
וְאַ֨בְרָהָ֔ם (wə·’aḇ·rā·hām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 85: Abraham -- 'exalted father', the father of the Jewish nation

walked along
הֹלֵ֥ךְ (hō·lêḵ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

with
עִמָּ֖ם (‘im·mām)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

them to see them off.
לְשַׁלְּחָֽם׃ (lə·šal·lə·ḥām)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out


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