Genesis 18:17
New International Version
Then the LORD said, "Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do?

New Living Translation
“Should I hide my plan from Abraham?” the LORD asked.

English Standard Version
The LORD said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do,

Berean Study Bible
And 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;

New King James Version
And the LORD said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing,

New American Standard Bible
The LORD said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do,

NASB 1995
The LORD said, "Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do,

NASB 1977
And the LORD said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do,

Amplified Bible
The LORD said, “Shall I keep secret from Abraham [My friend and servant] what I am going to do,

Christian Standard Bible
Then the LORD said, “Should I hide what I am about to do from Abraham?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the LORD said, "Should I hide what I am about to do from Abraham?

American Standard Version
And Jehovah said, Shall I hide from Abraham that which I do;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And LORD JEHOVAH said: “Will I hide from my Servant Abraham the thing that I do;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraam my servant what things I intend to do?

Contemporary English Version
The LORD said to himself, "I should tell Abraham what I am going to 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;

Good News Translation
And the LORD said to himself, "I will not hide from Abraham what I am going to do.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD said, "I shouldn't hide what I am going to do from Abraham.

International Standard Version
"Should I hide from Abraham what I'm about to do," the LORD asked,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD said: 'Shall I hide from Abraham that which I am doing;

Literal Standard Version
and YHWH said, “Am I concealing from Abraham that which I am doing,

NET Bible
Then the LORD said, "Should I hide from Abraham what I am about to do?

New Heart English Bible
And the LORD said, "Will I hide from Abraham what I am about to do,

World English Bible
Yahweh said, "Will I hide from Abraham what I do,

Young's Literal Translation
and Jehovah said, 'Am I concealing from Abraham that which I am doing,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Abraham Begs for Sodom
16When the men got up to leave, they looked out over Sodom, and Abraham walked along with them to see them off. 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.…

Cross References
Genesis 18:21
I will go down to see if their actions fully justify the outcry that has reached Me. If not, I will find out."

Genesis 18:22
And the two men turned away and went toward Sodom, but Abraham remained standing before the LORD.

Genesis 18:26
So the LORD replied, "If I find fifty righteous ones within the city of Sodom, on their account I will spare the whole place."

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

Amos 3:7
Surely the Lord GOD does nothing without revealing His plan to His servants the prophets.


Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;

2 Kings 4:27
And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught him by the feet: but Gehazi came near to thrust her away. And the man of God said, Let her alone; for her soul is vexed within her: and the LORD hath hid it from me, and hath not told me.

2 Chronicles 20:7
Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever?

Psalm 25:14
The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.









Verse 17. - And the Lord said (to himself), Shall I hide from Abraham - the LXX. interpolate, τοῦ παιδός μου; but, as Philo observes, τοῦ φιλοῦ μου would have been a more appropriate designation for the patriarch (cf. 2 Chronicles 20:7; Isaiah 41:8; James 2:23) that thing which I do. I.e. propose to do, the present being used for the future, where, as m the utterances of God, whose will is equivalent to his deed, the action is regarded by the Speaker as being already as good as finished (vide Ewald, 'Hebrews Synt.,' § 135; Gesenius, § 126).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And the LORD
וַֽיהֹוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

said,
אָמָ֑ר (’ā·mār)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Shall I
אֲנִי֙ (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

hide
הַֽמְכַסֶּ֤ה (ham·ḵas·seh)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3680: To plump, fill up hollows, to cover

from Abraham
מֵֽאַבְרָהָ֔ם (mê·’aḇ·rā·hām)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 85: Abraham -- 'exalted father', the father of the Jewish nation

what
אֲשֶׁ֖ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

I
אֲנִ֥י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

am about to do?
עֹשֶֽׂה׃ (‘ō·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make


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