New International Version
Then the LORD said, "Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do?
King James Bible
And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah said, Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing?
World English Bible
Yahweh said, "Will I hide from Abraham what I do,
Young's Literal Translation
and Jehovah said, 'Am I concealing from Abraham that which I am doing,
Genesis 18:17 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Shall I hide from Abraham - That is, I will not hide. A common mode of speech in Scripture - a question asked when an affirmative is designed. Do men gather grapes of thorns? Men do not gather grapes of thorns, etc.
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LibraryJanuary 5. "I Know Him that He Will do the Law" (Gen. xviii. 19).
"I know him that he will do the law" (Gen. xviii. 19). God wants people that He can depend upon. He could say of Abraham, "I know him, that the Lord may bring upon Abraham all that He hath spoken." God can be depended upon; He wants us to be just as decided, as reliable, as stable. This is just what faith means. God is looking for men on whom He can put the weight of all His love, and power, and faithful promises. When God finds such a soul there is nothing He will not do for him. God's engines are …
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that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know."
The men turned away and went toward Sodom, but Abraham remained standing before the LORD.
The LORD said, "If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake."
Then the LORD rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah--from the LORD out of the heavens.
Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.
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