Genesis 18:23

“And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Abraham drew neere, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Abraham came near and said, "Will You indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou consume the righteous with the wicked?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Abraham came near, and said, Will you let destruction come on the upright with the sinners?
- Basic English Bible

And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also cause the righteous to perish with the wicked?
- Darby Bible

And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?
- Webster's Bible

Abraham drew near, and said, "Will you consume the righteous with the wicked?
- World English Bible

And Abraham draweth nigh and saith, `Dost Thou also consume righteous with wicked?
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Abraham drew near, and said: 'Wilt Thou indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 18:23


18:23 Abraham drew near - This expression intimates, A holy concern. A holy confidence; he drew near with an assurance of faith, drew near as a prince, #Job 31:37|.


Discussion for Genesis 18

  • BG
    vs 19 - God's foreknowledge of Abraham's dependence upon God for good works is shown here. Abraham, will by faith, act upon the promises and truth God has given him.
  • BSP
    This chapter highlights Jehovah God's patience in dealing with Abraham. He allowed him to question him multiple times and he gave him an answer each time.
  • A disciple
    Dear Jonathan; Why do you not spell out the word God? He is not offended or challenged by our unworthiness; but He rather loves us and seeks to save us! (John 3:16-17) There is a prophecy in Amos about the disobedient Jews at one point being no longer allowed to mention the LORD's Name; but it is not for us who believe and love the Name of our God and Saviour! What are your thoughts? Please write!
  • Jonathan lear flaum
    It is amazing Sara giving birth in her nineties However With G_D nothing is too hard
  • A disciple
    To Marty's comment 2/2016; How does one open the Bible, and not be afraid to think and say what you said? The episode with Noah is glaringly apparent; Ham had no compunctions about looking on his father's nakedness, and no respect or fear to talk about it out loud! He was a filthy rebel in his heart, and it manifested in his descendants after him! Japheth and Shem loved and honored their father!
  • A disciple
    Dear Ron; I'm so sorry to read about your sickness. I will pray for you to be healed also, and for the Lord to help you with all the strength and comfort you need. There are things I think are too hard for us in this life, and we just want to be strong and feel like we were before. It may be unbelief; it may be that we have to search our hearts and give account to God; it may be we have to wait?

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