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Genesis 18:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Jehovah said, Shall I hide from Abraham that which I do;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The LORD said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Jehovah said, Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Now, Yahweh, had said,—Am I going to hide from Abraham what I do,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and Jehovah said, 'Am I concealing from Abraham that which I am doing,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the Lord said: Can I hide from Abraham what I am about to do:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I doe;
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham{gr.Abraam} my servant what things I intend to do?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Yahweh said, Shall I hide from Avraham that thing which I do;

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
said, 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
Shall I x589
(0589) Complement
אֲנִי
'aniy
{an-ee'}
Contracted from H0595; I.
hide 3680
{3680} Prime
כָּסָה
kacah
{kaw-saw'}
A primitive root; properly to plump, that is, fill up hollows; by implication to cover (for clothing or secrecy).
z8764
<8764> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 685
from Avrhm אַברָהָם 85
{0085} Prime
אַבְרָהָם
'Abraham
{ab-raw-hawm'}
Contracted from H0001 and an unused root (probably meaning to be populous); father of a multitude; Abraham, the later name of Abram.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
that thing which 834
{0834} Prime
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
I x589
(0589) Complement
אֲנִי
'aniy
{an-ee'}
Contracted from H0595; I.
do; 6213
{6213} Prime
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 18:17

_ _ the Lord said, Shall I hide — The chief stranger, no other than the Lord, disclosed to Abraham the awful doom about to be inflicted on Sodom and the cities of the plain for their enormous wickedness.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 18:16-22.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 18:17

Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do — Thus doth God in his councils express himself after the manner of men, with deliberation. The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him. Those that by faith live a life of communion with God, cannot but know more of his mind than other people. They have a better insight into what is present, and a better foresight of what is to come.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 18:17

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

(h) Jehovah the Hebrew word we call Lord, shows that this angel was Christ: for this word is only applied to God.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

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?
Psalms 25:14 The secret of the LORD [is] with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.
Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.
John 15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
James 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
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