New International Version
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."
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.
Darby 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 [it].
World English Bible
I will go down now, and see whether their deeds are as bad as the reports which have come to me. If not, I will know."
Young's Literal Translation
I go down now, and see whether according to its cry which is coming unto Me they have done completely -- and if not -- I know;'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I will go down now, etc. - A lesson to magistrates, teaching them not to judge according to report, but accurately to inquire into the facts themselves - Jarchi.
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.
I will know.
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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But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower the people were building.
Then the LORD said, "Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do?
So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey--the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.
The LORD looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.
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