Abraham’s Plea for Sodom
16.) The men got up from there and looked out over Sodom, and Abraham was walking with them to see them off.
17.) Then the Lord said, “Should I hide what I am about to do from Abraham?
18.) Abraham is to become a great and powerful nation, and all the nations of the earth will be blessed through him.
19.) For I have chosen him so that he will command his children and his house after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just. This is how the Lord will fulfill to Abraham what He promised him.”
1 John 2:15-17
A Warning about the World
15.) Do not love the world or the things that belong to the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him.
16.) For everything that belongs to the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride in one’s lifestyle—is not from the Father, but is from the world.
17.) And the world with its lust is passing away, but the one who does God’s will remains forever.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
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