Genesis 18:18
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New International Version
Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him.

New Living Translation
"For Abraham will certainly become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth will be blessed through him.

English Standard Version
seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

New American Standard Bible
since Abraham will surely become a great and mighty nation, and in him all the nations of the earth will be blessed?

King James Bible
Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Abraham is to become a great and powerful nation, and all the nations of the earth will be blessed through him.

International Standard Version
"since Abraham's descendants will become a great and powerful nation, and all the nations of the earth will be blessed through him?

NET Bible
After all, Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all the nations on the earth will pronounce blessings on one another using his name.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After all, Abraham is going to become a great and mighty nation and through him all the nations of the earth will be blessed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation and that all the Gentiles of the earth shall be blessed in him?

King James 2000 Bible
Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

American King James Version
Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

American Standard Version
seeing that Abraham had surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Seeing he shall become a great and mighty nation, and in him all the nations of the earth shall be blessed?

Darby Bible Translation
Since Abraham shall indeed become a great and mighty nation; and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him.

English Revised Version
seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

Webster's Bible Translation
Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

World English Bible
since Abraham has surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth will be blessed in him?

Young's Literal Translation
and Abraham certainly becometh a nation great and mighty, and blessed in him have been all nations of the earth?
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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?

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 18. - Seeing that Abraham shall surely become (literally, becoming shall become) a great and mighty nation (cf. Genesis 12:2; Genesis 17:4-6), and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? The import of Jehovah's self-interrogation was, that since Abraham had already been promoted to so distinguished a position, not only was there no sufficient reason why the Divine purpose concerning Sodom should be concealed from him, but, on the contrary, the gracious footing of intimacy which subsisted between himself and his humble friend almost necessitated some sort of friendly communication on the subject, and all the more for the reason next appended.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation,.... Which was fulfilled in the nation of Israel, so called, not so much for the largeness of the place they dwelt in, and the number of its inhabitants, as for the law of God that was given them, and the worship of God kept up among them; on account of which there was no nation so great, Deuteronomy 4:8,

and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him; in his seed, the Messiah, in whom some of all nations are blessed with all spiritual blessings. Now, since God had promised, and would do such great things for him and his, he judged it right and proper not to hide from him what he was about to do at Sodom, and the rather, as he had a near relation that dwelt there.



Genesis 18:18 Additional Commentaries
Context
Abraham Begs for Sodom
17The LORD said, "Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do, 18since Abraham will surely become a great and mighty nation, and in him all the nations of the earth will be blessed? 19"For I have chosen him, so that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice, so that the LORD may bring upon Abraham what He has spoken about him."…
Cross References
Acts 3:25
And you are heirs of the prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers. He said to Abraham, 'Through your offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed.'

Galatians 3:8
Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: "All nations will be blessed through you."

Genesis 12:2
"I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.

Genesis 12:3
I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."

Genesis 22:18
and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me."

Genesis 28:14
Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring.
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