Genesis 18:16
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New International Version
When the men got up to leave, they looked down toward Sodom, and Abraham walked along with them to see them on their way.

New Living Translation
Then the men got up from their meal and looked out toward Sodom. As they left, Abraham went with them to send them on their way.

English Standard Version
Then the men set out from there, and they looked down toward Sodom. And Abraham went with them to set them on their way.

Berean Study Bible
When the men got up to leave they looked out over Sodom, and Abraham walked along with them to see them off.

New American Standard Bible
Then the men rose up from there, and looked down toward Sodom; and Abraham was walking with them to send them off.

King James Bible
And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.

Christian Standard Bible
The men got up from there and looked out over Sodom, and Abraham was walking with them to see them off.

Contemporary English Version
When the three men got ready to leave, they looked down toward Sodom, and Abraham walked part of the way with them.

Good News Translation
Then the men left and went to a place where they could look down at Sodom, and Abraham went with them to send them on their way.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The men got up from there and looked out over Sodom, and Abraham was walking with them to see them off.

International Standard Version
After this, the men set out from there and looked out over Sodom. Abraham went with them to send them off.

NET Bible
When the men got up to leave, they looked out over Sodom. (Now Abraham was walking with them to see them on their way.)

New Heart English Bible
The men rose up from there, and looked toward Sodom. Abraham went with them to see them on their way.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the men got up to leave. As Abraham was walking with them to see them off, they looked toward Sodom.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the men rose up from thence, and looked out toward Sodom; and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.

New American Standard 1977
Then the men rose up from there, and looked down toward Sodom; and Abraham was walking with them to send them off.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the men rose up from there and looked toward Sodom; and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.

King James 2000 Bible
And the men rose up from there, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.

American King James Version
And the men rose up from there, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.

American Standard Version
And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when the men rose up from thence, they turned their eyes towards Sodom: and Abraham walked with them, bringing them on the way.

Darby Bible Translation
And the men rose up thence, and looked toward Sodom; and Abraham went with them to conduct them.

English Revised Version
And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.

World English Bible
The men rose up from there, and looked toward Sodom. Abraham went with them to see them on their way.

Young's Literal Translation
And the men rise from thence, and look on the face of Sodom, and Abraham is going with them to send them away;
Study Bible
Abraham Begs for Sodom
16When the men got up to leave they looked out over Sodom, and Abraham walked along with them to see them off. 17And the LORD said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do?…
Cross References
Genesis 18:2
And Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he ran from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground.

Genesis 18:15
But Sarah denied it, saying, "I did not laugh." For she was afraid. "No," replied the LORD, "but you did laugh."

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

Genesis 19:1
The two angels entered Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When Lot saw them, he got up to meet them, bowed with his face to the ground,

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(16) The men . . . looked toward Sodom.--This visitation of God combined mercy and love for Abraham, and through him for all mankind, with the punishment of men whose wickedness was so universal that there were none left among them to bear witness for God, and labour for a better state of things. There is a strange mingling of the human and the Divine in the narrative. Even after the fuller manifestation of themselves they are still called men, and Abraham continues to discharge the ordinary duties of hospitality by accompanying them as their guide. Their route would lie to the south-east, over the hill-country of Judah, and tradition represents Abraham as having gone with them as far as the village of Caphar-Barucha, whence it is possible through a deep ravine to see the Dead Sea.

Verse 16. - And the men rose up from thence, - Mamre (vide supra, Ver. 1) - and looked towards Sodom. Literally, toward the face (Rosenmüller), or towards the plain (Keil), of Sodom, as if intending to proceed thither. And Abraham went with them - across the mountains on the east of Hebron, as far as Caphar-barucha, according to tradition, whence a view can be obtained of the Dead Sea - solitudinem ac terras Sodomae (vide Keil, in loco) - to bring them on the way. Literally, to send them away, or accord them a friendly convoy over a portion of their journey. And the men rose up from thence,.... From their seats at Abraham's table under the tree, all three of them:

and looked toward Sodom; set their faces and steered their course that way, by which it appeared they intended to go thither: the Targum of Jonathan says, that he that brought the news to Sarah went up, to the highest heavens, and two of them looked toward Sodom; but it seems most likely, that, when the two went on their way to Sodom, the third stayed with Abraham:

and Abraham went with them, to bring them on the way; which was another piece of civility to strangers used in those early times, as well as in later ones, Acts 20:38. Ge 18:16-22. Disclosure of Sodom's Doom.

16. the men rose … Abraham went with them—It is customary for a host to escort his guests a little way.18:16-22 The two who are supposed to have been created angels went toward Sodom. The one who is called Jehovah throughout the chapter, continued with Abraham, and would not hide from him the thing he intended to do. Though God long forbears with sinners, from which they fancy that the Lord does not see, and does not regard; yet when the day of his wrath comes, he will look toward them. The Lord will give Abraham an opportunity to intercede with him, and shows him the reason of his conduct. Consider, as a very bright part of Abraham's character and example, that he not only prayed with his family, but he was very careful to teach and rule them well. Those who expect family blessings must make conscience of family duty. Abraham did not fill their heads with matters of doubtful dispute; but he taught them to be serious and devout in the worship of God, and to be honest in their dealings with all men. Of how few may such a character be given in our days! How little care is taken by masters of families to ground those under them in the principles of religion! Do we watch from sabbath to sabbath whether they go forward or backward?
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