Genesis 18:20

“And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 18:20

And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodome and Gomorrah is great, and because their sinne is very grieuous:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And the LORD said, "The outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah is indeed great, and their sin is exceedingly grave.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord said, Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is very great, and their sin is very evil,
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great and their sin is very grievous,
- Darby Bible

And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh said, "Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous,
- World English Bible

And Jehovah saith, `The cry of Sodom and Gomorrah -- because great; and their sin -- because exceeding grievous:
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD said: 'Verily, the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and, verily, their sin is exceeding grievous.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 18:20

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 18:20


18:19 I know Abraham that he will command his children, and his household after him - This is a bright part of Abraham's character. He not only prayed with his family, but he taught them, as a man of knowledge; nay, he commanded them as a man in authority, and was prophet and king, as well as priest, in his own house. And he not only took care of his children, but of his household: his servants were catechized servants. Masters of families should instruct, and inspect the manners of all under their roof. And this is given as the reason why God would make known to him his purpose concerning Sodom; because he was communicative of his knowledge, and improved it for the benefit of those that were under his charge.

18:21 I will go down now and see - Not as if there were any thing concerning which God is in doubt; but he is pleased thus to express himself after the manner of men.


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