English Standard Version
So the men turned from there and went toward Sodom, but Abraham still stood 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.
American Standard Version
And the men turned from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before Jehovah.
And they turned themselves from thence, and went their way to Sodom: but Abraham as yet stood before the Lord.
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.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
After this conversation with Sarah, the heavenly guests rose up and turned their faces towards the plain of Sodom (פּני על, as in Genesis 19:28; Numbers 21:20; Numbers 23:28). Abraham accompanied them some distance on the road; according to tradition, he went as far as the site of the later Caphar barucha, from which you can see the Dead Sea through a ravine, - solitudinem ac terras Sodomae. And Jehovah said, "Shall I hide from Abraham what I propose to do? Abraham is destined to be a great nation and a blessing to all nations (Genesis 12:2-3); for I have known, i.e., acknowledged him (chosen him in anticipative love, ידע as in Amos 3:2; Hosea 13:4), that he may command his whole posterity to keep the way of Jehovah, to practise justice and righteousness, that all the promises may be fulfilled in them." God then disclosed to Abraham what he was about to do to Sodom and Gomorrah, not, as Kurtz supposes, because Abraham had been constituted the hereditary possessor of the land, and Jehovah, being mindful of His covenant, would not do anything to it without his knowledge and assent (a thought quite foreign to the context), but because Jehovah had chosen him to be the father of the people of God, in order that, by instructing his descendants in the fear of God, he might lead them in the paths of righteousness, so that they might become partakers of the promised salvation, and not be overtaken by judgment. The destruction of Sodom and the surrounding cities was to be a permanent memorial of the punitive righteousness of God, and to keep the fate of the ungodly constantly before the mind of Israel. To this end Jehovah explained to Abraham the cause of their destruction in the clearest manner possible, that he might not only be convinced of the justice of the divine government, but might learn that when the measure of iniquity was full, no intercession could avert the judgment-a lesson and a warning to his descendants also.
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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.
And the LORD appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the day.
He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing in front of him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth
Then the men set out from there, and they looked down toward Sodom. And Abraham went with them to set them on their way.
The LORD said, "Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do,
The two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed himself with his face to the earth
And Abraham went early in the morning to the place where he had stood before the LORD.
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