|New International Version (© 2011)|
Then the LORD said, "Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do?
King James Bible
And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;
American Standard Version
And Jehovah said, Shall I hide from Abraham that which I do;
Young's Literal Translation
and Jehovah said, 'Am I concealing from Abraham that which I am doing,
Genesis 18:17 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Shall I hide from Abraham - That is, I will not hide. A common mode of speech in Scripture - a question asked when an affirmative is designed. Do men gather grapes of thorns? Men do not gather grapes of thorns, etc.
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Genesis 18:21 that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know."
Genesis 18:22 The men turned away and went toward Sodom, but Abraham remained standing before the LORD.
Genesis 18:26 The LORD said, "If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake."
Genesis 19:24 Then the LORD rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah--from the LORD out of the heavens.
Amos 3:7 Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.