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18:19 I have given him special attention so that he will command his children and his household after him, and they will keep God's way, doing charity and justice. God will then bring about for Abraham everything He promised.'
Kiyedativ lema'an asher yetsaveh et-banav ve'et-beyto acharav veshameru derech Adonay la'asot tsedakah umishpat lema'an havi Adonay al-Averaham et asher-diber alav.
18:20 God [then] said, 'The outcry against Sodom is so great, and their sin is so very grave.
Vayomer Adonay za'akat Sdom va'Amorah ki-rabah vechatatam ki chavedah me'od.



Commentary:

given him special attention
  Literally, 'have known him.' Cf. Rashi.

against
  Or, 'the cry of Sodom,' indicating the cry of its victims. (See Ramban, Ibn Ezra; Radak).

their sin
  See note on Genesis 13:13.





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