Genesis 18:16

Abraham Pleads for Sodom

16 When the men got up to leave, they looked down toward Sodom, and Abraham walked along with them to see them on their way.

Read Genesis 18:16 Using Other Translations

And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.
Then the men set out from there, and they looked down toward Sodom. And Abraham went with them to set them on their way.
Then the men got up from their meal and looked out toward Sodom. As they left, Abraham went with them to send them on their way.

What does Genesis 18:16 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Genesis 18:16

And the men rose up from thence
From their seats at Abraham's table under the tree, all three of them: and looked toward Sodom;
set their faces and steered their course that way, by which it appeared they intended to go thither: the Targum of Jonathan says, that he that brought the news to Sarah went up, to the highest heavens, and two of them looked toward Sodom; but it seems most likely, that, when the two went on their way to Sodom, the third stayed with Abraham: and Abraham went with them, to bring them on the way;
which was another piece of civility to strangers used in those early times, as well as in later ones, ( Acts 20:38 ) ( 21:5 ) .

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