Genesis 18:23
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New Living Translation
Abraham approached him and said, "Will you sweep away both the righteous and the wicked?

King James Bible
And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?

Darby Bible Translation
And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also cause the righteous to perish with the wicked?

World English Bible
Abraham drew near, and said, "Will you consume the righteous with the wicked?

Young's Literal Translation
And Abraham draweth nigh and saith, 'Dost Thou also consume righteous with wicked?

Genesis 18:23 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

18:23 Abraham drew near - This expression intimates, A holy concern. A holy confidence; he drew near with an assurance of faith, drew near as a prince, Job 31:37.

Genesis 18:23 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Miscellaneous.
THE SABBATH. THIS day is called the Lord's day, the day in which he rose from the dead. The Lord's day: every day, say some, is the Lord's day. Indeed this, for discourse' sake, may he granted; but strictly, no day can so properly be called the Lord's day, as this first day of the week; for that no day of the week, or of the year, has those hadges of the Lord's glory upon it, nor such divine grace put upon it, as his first day of the week. There is nothing, as I know of, that bears this title but
John Bunyan—The Riches of Bunyan

The Leaven.
"Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened."--MATT. xiii. 33. In the mustard-seed we saw the kingdom growing great by its inherent vitality; in the leaven we see it growing great by a contagious influence. There, the increase was attained by development from within; here, by acquisitions from without. It is not that there are two distinct ways in which the Gospel may gain complete
William Arnot—The Parables of Our Lord

Sanctification and Justification.
"Yield your members servants to righteousness unto sanctification." --Rom. vi. 19. Sanctification must remain sanctification. It may not arbitrarily be robbed of its significance, nor be exchanged for something else. It must always signify the making holy of what is unholy or less holy. Care must be taken not to confound sanctification with justification; a common mistake, frequently made by thoughtless Scripture readers. Hence the importance of a thorough understanding of this difference. Being
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

Mothers, Daughters, and Wives in Israel
In order accurately to understand the position of woman in Israel, it is only necessary carefully to peruse the New Testament. The picture of social life there presented gives a full view of the place which she held in private and in public life. Here we do not find that separation, so common among Orientals at all times, but a woman mingles freely with others both at home and abroad. So far from suffering under social inferiority, she takes influential and often leading part in all movements, specially
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Cross References
James 5:16
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.

Genesis 18:24
Suppose you find fifty righteous people living there in the city--will you still sweep it away and not spare it for their sakes?

Genesis 20:4
But Abimelech had not slept with her yet, so he said, "Lord, will you destroy an innocent nation?

Exodus 23:7
"Be sure never to charge anyone falsely with evil. Never sentence an innocent or blameless person to death, for I never declare a guilty person to be innocent.

Numbers 16:22
But Moses and Aaron fell face down on the ground. "O God," they pleaded, "you are the God who gives breath to all creatures. Must you be angry with all the people when only one man sins?"

2 Samuel 24:17
When David saw the angel, he said to the LORD, "I am the one who has sinned and done wrong! But these people are as innocent as sheep--what have they done? Let your anger fall against me and my family."

Psalm 11:4
But the LORD is in his holy Temple; the LORD still rules from heaven. He watches everyone closely, examining every person on earth.

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