Genesis 19:27 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 19:27, NIV: "Early the next morning Abraham got up and returned to the place where he had stood before the LORD."

Genesis 19:27, ESV: "And Abraham went early in the morning to the place where he had stood before the LORD."

Genesis 19:27, KJV: "And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the LORD:"

Genesis 19:27, NASB: "Now Abraham got up early in the morning and went to the place where he had stood before the LORD;"

Genesis 19:27, NLT: "Abraham got up early that morning and hurried out to the place where he had stood in the LORD's presence."

Genesis 19:27, CSB: "Early in the morning Abraham went to the place where he had stood before the LORD."

What does Genesis 19:27 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

In the previous chapter, Abraham had bargained with the Lord on behalf of the city of Sodom, where his nephew Lot lived. The Lord had revealed His intention to destroy the city but had agreed to spare it if as many as ten righteous people could be found there (Genesis 18:32). Knowing that, Abraham had returned home from the place where he stood with the Lord, looking toward the valley and the condemned cities. Abraham now returns to the same spot the next morning, not knowing what he will find when he looks across the plain.

The following verse will describe the scene. One can only imagine the horror Abraham would have felt when seeing that the town where his nephew lived has become a firestorm.