Genesis 18:17
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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
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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

2 Kings 4:27 And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught him by the feet: but Gehazi came near to thrust her away...

2 Chronicles 20:7 Are not you our God, who did drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel...

Psalm 25:14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will show them his covenant.

Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he reveals his secret to his servants the prophets.

John 15:15 From now on I call you not servants; for the servant knows not what his lord does: but I have called you friends...

James 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which said, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed to him for righteousness...

Library
January 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
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

There is a Great Question About Lying, which Often Arises in the Midst Of...
1. There is a great question about Lying, which often arises in the midst of our every day business, and gives us much trouble, that we may not either rashly call that a lie which is not such, or decide that it is sometimes right to tell a lie, that is, a kind of honest, well-meant, charitable lie. This question we will painfully discuss by seeking with them that seek: whether to any good purpose, we need not take upon ourselves to affirm, for the attentive reader will sufficiently gather from the
St. Augustine—On Lying

Difficulties and Objections
"Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not My way equal? are not your ways unequal?" (Ezek. 18:25). A convenient point has been reached when we may now examine, more definitely, some of the difficulties encountered and the objections which might be advanced against what we have written in previous pages. The author deemed it better to reserve these for a separate consideration rather than deal with them as he went along, requiring as that would have done the
Arthur W. Pink—The Sovereignty of God

How those are to be Admonished who Praise the Unlawful Things of which they are Conscious, and those who While Condemning Them, in no Wise Guard
(Admonition 32.) Differently to be admonished are they who even praise the unlawful things which they do, and those who censure what is wrong, and yet avoid it not. For they who even praise the unlawful things which they do are to be admonished to consider how for the most part they offend more by the mouth than by deeds. For by deeds they perpetrate wrong things in their own persons only; but with the mouth they bring out wickedness in the persons of as many as there are souls of hearers, to
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Cross References
Genesis 18:21
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."

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

Genesis 18:26
The LORD said, "If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake."

Genesis 19:24
Then the LORD rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah--from the LORD out of the heavens.

Amos 3:7
Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.

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