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?

Berean Study Bible
Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and through him all the nations of the earth will be blessed.

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?

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

Contemporary English Version
since his family will become a great and powerful nation that will be a blessing to all the other nations on earth.

Good News Translation
His descendants will become a great and mighty nation, and through him I will bless all the nations.

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.

New Heart English Bible
seeing that Abraham has surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth will be blessed in him?

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.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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 1977
since Abraham will surely become a great and mighty nation, and in 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?
Study Bible
Abraham Begs for Sodom
17And the LORD said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do? 18Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and through him all the nations of the earth will be blessed. 19For I have chosen him, so that he will command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just, in order that the LORD may bring upon Abraham what He has promised.”…
Cross References
Acts 3:25
And you are sons of the prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers, when He said to Abraham, 'Through your offspring all the families of the earth will be blessed.'

Galatians 3:8
The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and foretold the gospel 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, so that you will be a blessing.

Genesis 12:3
I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you; and all the peoples of the earth will be blessed through you."

Genesis 22:18
And through your offspring all nations of the earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice."

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

Treasury of Scripture

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

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Genesis 12:2,3 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and …

Genesis 22:17,18 That in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply …

Genesis 26:4 And I will make your seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and …

Psalm 72:17 His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long …

Acts 3:25,26 You are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God …

Galatians 3:8,14 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen …

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed …

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. 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. 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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