Genesis 18:22

22 The men turned away and went toward Sodom, but Abraham remained standing before the LORD.a

Read Genesis 18:22 Using Other Translations

And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.
So the men turned from there and went toward Sodom, but Abraham still stood before the LORD.
The other men turned and headed toward Sodom, but the LORD remained with Abraham.

What does Genesis 18:22 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Genesis 18:22

And the men turned their faces from thence
From the place to which Abraham brought them on; these were only two of them, for the third continued with Abraham: and went towards Sodom;
and are the two angels said to come thither at evening, ( Genesis 19:1 ) : but Abraham stood yet before the Lord;
before the third person, whom Abraham now began to know more clearly; he stood before him with all reverence and humility, to hear what he had further to say to him, as well as to say something to him himself; he stood "yet", he continued to stand after the departure of the two angels that were gone to Sodom. Onkelos and Jonathan paraphrase it,

``he ministered in prayer before the Lord.''
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