Genesis 18:21
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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."

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;'

Genesis 18:21 Parallel
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Clarke'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.

Genesis 11:5,7 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built...

Exodus 3:8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to a good land and a large...

Exodus 33:5 For the LORD had said to Moses, Say to the children of Israel, You are a stiff necked people...

Micah 1:3 For, behold, the LORD comes forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread on the high places of the earth.

John 6:38 For I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me.

1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God...

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Job 34:22 There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.

Psalm 90:8 You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your countenance.

Jeremiah 17:1,10 The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond: it is graven on the table of their heart...

Zephaniah 1:12 And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees...

Hebrews 4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight...

I will know.

Exodus 33:5 For the LORD had said to Moses, Say to the children of Israel, You are a stiff necked people...

Deuteronomy 8:2 And you shall remember all the way which the LORD your God led you these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you, and to prove you...

Deuteronomy 13:3 You shall not listen to the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proves you...

Joshua 22:22 The LORD God of gods, the LORD God of gods, he knows, and Israel he shall know; if it be in rebellion...

Psalm 139:1-24 O lord, you have searched me, and known me...

Luke 16:15 And he said to them, You are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knows your hearts...

2 Corinthians 11:11 Why? because I love you not? God knows.

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 11:5
But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower the people were building.

Genesis 18:17
Then the LORD said, "Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do?

Exodus 3:8
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.

Psalm 14:2
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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