Genesis 18:22
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New International Version
The men turned away and went toward Sodom, but Abraham remained standing before the LORD.

New Living Translation
The other men turned and headed toward Sodom, but the LORD remained with Abraham.

English Standard Version
So the men turned from there and went toward Sodom, but Abraham still stood before the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
Then the men turned away from there and went toward Sodom, while Abraham was still standing before the LORD.

King James Bible
And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The men turned from there and went toward Sodom while Abraham remained standing before the LORD.

International Standard Version
Then two of the men turned away from there and walked toward Sodom, while Abraham remained standing in the presence of the LORD.

NET Bible
The two men turned and headed toward Sodom, but Abraham was still standing before the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
The men turned from there, and went toward Sodom, but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
From there the men turned and went on toward Sodom, but Abraham remained standing in front of the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the men turned from thence, and went toward Sodom; but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
Then the men turned away from there and went toward Sodom, while Abraham was still standing before the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the men turned their faces from there and went toward Sodom; but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
And the men turned their faces from there, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.

American King James Version
And the men turned their faces from there, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.

American Standard Version
And the men turned from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they turned themselves from thence, and went their way to Sodom: but Abraham as yet stood before the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
And the men turned thence, and went towards Sodom; and Abraham remained yet standing before Jehovah.

English Revised Version
And the men turned from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the men turned their faces from thence, and went towards Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.

World English Bible
The men turned from there, and went toward Sodom, but Abraham stood yet before Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
and the men turn from thence, and go towards Sodom; and Abraham is yet standing before Jehovah.
Study Bible
Abraham Begs for Sodom
21"I will go down now, and see if they have done entirely according to its outcry, which has come to Me; and if not, I will know." 22Then the men turned away from there and went toward Sodom, while Abraham was still standing before the LORD. 23Abraham came near and said, "Will You indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked?…
Cross References
Genesis 18:1
Now the LORD appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre, while he was sitting at the tent door in the heat of the day.

Genesis 18:2
When he lifted up his eyes and looked, behold, three men were standing opposite him; and when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth,

Genesis 18:16
Then the men rose up from there, and looked down toward Sodom; and Abraham was walking with them to send them off.

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

Genesis 19:1
Now the two angels came to Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground.

Genesis 19:27
Now Abraham arose early in the morning and went to the place where he had stood before the LORD;
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And the men turned their faces from there, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.

the men.

Genesis 18:2 And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, see, three men stood by …

Genesis 19:1 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate …

stood. The two, whom we suppose to have been created angels, departed at this time; and accordingly two entered Sodom at evening: while the one, called Jehovah throughout the chapter, continued with Abraham, who stood yet before the Lord. --Scott.

Genesis 18:1 And the LORD appeared to him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in …

Psalm 106:23 Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen …

Jeremiah 15:1 Then said the LORD to me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, …

Jeremiah 18:20 Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have dig a pit for my …

Ezekiel 22:30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, …

Acts 7:55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly into …

1 Timothy 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, …

(22) Abraham stood yet before the Lord (before Jehovah).--The two angels went on their way in form as men, towards Sodom, but the one who was a manifestation of Jehovah (Genesis 18:13; Genesis 18:17) remained behind.

Verse 22. - And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom (i.e. two of the three proceeded on their way towards the Jordan valley, while the third was detained by the patriarch, probably on the heights overlooking the plain, for a sublime act of intercession which is thus briefly but suggestively described): but Abraham stood yet before the Lord. According to the Masorites the text originally read, "And the Lord stood before Abraham, and was changed because it did not seem becoming to speak of God standing in the presence of a creature. This, however, is a mere Rabbinical conceit. As Abraham is not said to hays stood before the three men, the expression points to spiritual rather than to local contiguity.

CHAPTER 18:23-33 And the men turned their faces from thence,.... From the place to which Abraham brought them on; these were only two of them, for the third continued with Abraham:

and went towards Sodom; and are the two angels said to come thither at evening, Genesis 19:1,

but Abraham stood yet before the Lord; before the third person, whom Abraham now began to know more clearly; he stood before him with all reverence and humility, to hear what he had further to say to him, as well as to say something to him himself; he stood "yet", he continued to stand after the departure of the two angels that were gone to Sodom. Onkelos and Jonathan paraphrase it,"he ministered in prayer before the Lord.'' 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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