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Genesis 17:22

22 When he had finished speaking with Abraham, God went up from him.

Read Genesis 17:22 Using Other Translations

And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.
When he had finished talking with him, God went up from Abraham.
When God had finished speaking, he left Abraham.

What does Genesis 17:22 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Genesis 17:22

And he left off talking; with him
After he had finished all he had to say to him at this time. It was great condescension in the divine Being to talk with a creature; it was wonderful grace and kindness to make such promises to him, as he did, and indulge him with answers of prayer and communion with him; but the highest enjoyments of God here are not lasting; uninterrupted communion with him is reserved for another world:

and God went up from Abraham;
from the earth, where he had been with Abraham, and ascended above him up to heaven, in a visible, and very likely in an human form, in which he descended: the Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan paraphrase it, "the glory of the Lord", the glorious Shechinah, the Lord of life and glory.

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