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Genesis 18:17

    Genesis 18:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the Lord said, Am I to keep back from Abraham the knowledge of what I do;

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    Yahweh said, "Will I hide from Abraham what I do,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 18:17

    Shall I hide from Abraham - That is, I will not hide. A common mode of speech in Scripture - a question asked when an affirmative is designed. Do men gather grapes of thorns? Men do not gather grapes of thorns, etc.

    Wesley's Notes on Genesis 18:17

    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.