Genesis 18:17
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English Standard Version
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;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord said: Can I hide from Abraham what I am about to do:

English Revised Version
And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that which I do;

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

During the meal, at which Abraham stood, and waited upon them as the host, they asked for Sarah, for whom the visit was chiefly intended. On being told that she was in the tent, where she could hear, therefore, all that passed under the tree in front of the tent, the one whom Abraham addressed as Adonai (my Lord), and who is called Jehovah in Genesis 18:13, said, "I will return to thee (חיּה כּעת) at this time, when it lives again" (חיּה, reviviscens, without the article, Ges. 111, 2b), i.e., at this time next year; "and, behold, Sarah, thy wife, will (then) have a son." Sarah heard this at the door of the tent; "and it was behind Him" (Jehovah), so that she could not be seen by Him as she stood at the door. But as the fulfilment of this promise seemed impossible to her, on account of Abraham's extreme age, and the fact that her own womb had lost the power of conception, she laughed within herself, thinking that she was not observed. But that she might know that the promise was made by the omniscient and omnipotent God, He reproved her for laughing, saying, "Is anything too wonderful (i.e., impossible) for Jehovah? at the time appointed I will return unto thee," etc.; and when her perplexity led her to deny it, He convicted her of falsehood. Abraham also had laughed at this promise (Genesis 17:17), and without receiving any reproof. For his laughing was the joyous outburst of astonishment; Sarah's, on the contrary, the result of doubt and unbelief, which had to be broken down by reproof, and, as the result showed, really was broken down, inasmuch as she conceived and bore a son, whom she could only have conceived in faith (Hebrews 11:11).

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Cross References
Genesis 18:21
I will go down to see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry that has come to me. And if not, I will know."

Genesis 18:22
So the men turned from there and went toward Sodom, but Abraham still stood before the LORD.

Genesis 18:26
And the LORD said, "If I find at Sodom fifty righteous in the city, I will spare the whole place for their sake."

Genesis 19:24
Then the LORD rained on Sodom and Gomorrah sulfur and fire from the LORD out of heaven.

Amos 3:7
"For the Lord GOD does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.

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