GENESIS 18:22

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the Lord.

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Genesis 18:22 Translation & Meaning

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And the men הָֽאֲנָשִׁ֔ים A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) men
turned their faces וַיִּפְנ֤וּ To turn; by implication, to face, i.e., appear, look, etc turned faces
from thence, מִשָּׁם֙ There (transferring to time) then; often thither, or thence thence
and went וַיֵּֽלְכ֖וּ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) and went
toward Sodom: סְדֹ֑מָה Sedom, a place near the Dead Sea toward Sodom
but Abraham וְאַ֨בְרָהָ֔ם Abraham, the later name of Abram Abraham
stood עֹמֵ֖ד To stand, in various relations (literal and figurative, intransitive and transitive) stood
yet עוֹדֶ֥נּוּ Properly, iteration or continuance; used only adverbially (with or without preposition), again, repeatedly, still, more yet
before לִפְנֵ֥י The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) before
the Lord. יְהוָֽה׃ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord

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  • 20  And the Lord said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;

  • 21  I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.

  • 22  And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the Lord.

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

  • 24  Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?




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