Genesis 18:20
New International Version
Then the LORD said, "The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous

New Living Translation
So the LORD told Abraham, “I have heard a great outcry from Sodom and Gomorrah, because their sin is so flagrant.

English Standard Version
Then the LORD said, “Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great and their sin is very grave,

Berean Study Bible
Then the LORD said, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great. Because their sin is so grievous,

King James Bible
And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;

New King James Version
And the LORD said, “Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grave,

New American Standard Bible
And the LORD said, “The outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah is indeed great, and their sin is exceedingly grave.

NASB 1995
And the LORD said, "The outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah is indeed great, and their sin is exceedingly grave.

NASB 1977
And the LORD said, “The outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah is indeed great, and their sin is exceedingly grave.

Amplified Bible
And the LORD said, “The outcry [of the sin] of Sodom and Gomorrah is indeed great, and their sin is exceedingly grave.

Christian Standard Bible
Then the LORD said, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is immense, and their sin is extremely serious.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the LORD said, "The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is immense, and their sin is extremely serious.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And LORD JEHOVAH said: “The bellowing of Sadom and of Ammora has entered before me, and their sins are very grievous,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Lord said, The cry of Sodom and Gomorrha has been increased towards me, and their sins are very great.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD said, "Abraham, I have heard that the people of Sodom and Gomorrah are doing all kinds of evil things.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord said: The cry of Sodom and Gomorrha is multiplied, and their sin is become exceedingly grievous.

English Revised Version
And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;

Good News Translation
Then the LORD said to Abraham, "There are terrible accusations against Sodom and Gomorrah, and their sin is very great.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD also said, "Sodom and Gomorrah have many complaints against them, and their sin is very serious.

International Standard Version
The LORD also said, "How great is the disapproval of Sodom and Gomorrah! Their sin is so very serious!

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD said: 'Verily, the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and, verily, their sin is exceeding grievous.

Literal Standard Version
And YHWH says, “The cry of Sodom and Gomorrah—because great; and their sin—because exceedingly grievous:

NET Bible
So the LORD said, "The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so blatant

New Heart English Bible
The LORD said, "Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is so grievous,

World English Bible
Yahweh said, "Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous,

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah saith, 'The cry of Sodom and Gomorrah -- because great; and their sin -- because exceeding grievous:

Additional Translations ...
Context
Abraham Begs for Sodom
19For 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.” 20Then the LORD said, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great. Because their sin is so grievous, 21I will go down to see if their actions fully justify the outcry that has reached Me. If not, I will find out.”…

Cross References
Genesis 13:13
But the men of Sodom were wicked, sinning greatly against the LORD.

Genesis 19:4
Before they had gone to bed, all the men of the city of Sodom, both young and old, surrounded the house.

Genesis 19:13
because we are about to destroy this place. For the outcry to the LORD against its people is so great that He has sent us to destroy it."

Jeremiah 23:14
And among the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing: They commit adultery and walk in lies. They strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one turns his back on wickedness. They are all like Sodom to Me; the people of Jerusalem are like Gomorrah."

Ezekiel 16:46
Your older sister was Samaria, who lived with her daughters to your north; and your younger sister was Sodom, who lived with her daughters to your south.

Ezekiel 16:49
Now this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed, and complacent; they did not help the poor and needy.

Ezekiel 16:50
Thus they were haughty and committed abominations before Me. Therefore I removed them, as you have seen.

Joel 3:13
Swing the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, trample the grapes, for the winepress is full; the wine vats overflow because their wickedness is great.

Jonah 1:2
"Get up! Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before Me."


Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;

the cry.

Genesis 4:10
And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.

Genesis 19:13
For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.

Isaiah 3:9
The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.

sin.

Genesis 13:13
But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.









Verse 20. - And the Lord said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great. Literally, the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah (cf. Genesis 4:10), because it is (not, it is indeed, Baumgarten, Keil) multiplied; the place of emphasis being conceded to the subject of discourse, viz., the cry of Sodom s wickedness. And because their sin is very great. Literally, and their sin, because it is heavy, i.e. abundant and heinous.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then the LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

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

“The outcry
זַעֲקַ֛ת (za·‘ă·qaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 2201: A shriek, outcry

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

and Gomorrah
וַעֲמֹרָ֖ה (wa·‘ă·mō·rāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 6017: Gomorrah -- a city in the Jordan Valley

is great.
רָ֑בָּה (rāb·bāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7227: Much, many, great

Because
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

their sin
וְחַ֨טָּאתָ֔ם (wə·ḥaṭ·ṭā·ṯām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 2403: An offence, its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, expiation, an offender

is so
מְאֹֽד׃ (mə·’ōḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily

grievous,
כָבְדָ֖ה (ḵā·ḇə·ḏāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3513: To be heavy, weighty, or burdensome


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