Genesis 18:29
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New International Version
Once again he spoke to him, "What if only forty are found there?" He said, "For the sake of forty, I will not do it."

New Living Translation
Then Abraham pressed his request further. "Suppose there are only forty?" And the LORD replied, "I will not destroy it for the sake of the forty."

English Standard Version
Again he spoke to him and said, “Suppose forty are found there.” He answered, “For the sake of forty I will not do it.”

New American Standard Bible
He spoke to Him yet again and said, "Suppose forty are found there?" And He said, "I will not do it on account of the forty."

King James Bible
And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then he spoke to Him again, "Suppose 40 are found there?" He answered, "I will not do it on account of 40."

International Standard Version
Abraham continued to speak to him, asking, "What if 40 are found there?" The LORD replied, "I won't do it for the sake of those 40."

NET Bible
Abraham spoke to him again, "What if forty are found there?" He replied, "I will not do it for the sake of the forty."

New Heart English Bible
He spoke to him yet again, and said, "What if there are forty found there?" He said, "I will not do it for the forty's sake."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Abraham asked him again, "What if 40 are found there?" He answered, "For the sake of the 40 I will not do it."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he spoke unto Him yet again, and said: 'Peradventure there shall be forty found there.' And He said: 'I will not do it for the forty's sake.'

New American Standard 1977
And he spoke to Him yet again and said, “Suppose forty are found there?” And He said, “I will not do it on account of the forty.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he spoke unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.

King James 2000 Bible
And he spoke unto him yet again, and said, Suppose there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.

American King James Version
And he spoke to him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.

American Standard Version
And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for the forty's sake.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And again he said to him: But if forty be found there, what wilt thou do? He said: I will not destroy it for the sake of forty.

Darby Bible Translation
And he continued yet to speak with him, and said, Perhaps there may be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for the forty's sake.

English Revised Version
And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for the forty's sake.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he spoke to him yet again, and said, Peradventure there will be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.

World English Bible
He spoke to him yet again, and said, "What if there are forty found there?" He said, "I will not do it for the forty's sake."

Young's Literal Translation
And he addeth again to speak unto Him and saith, 'Peradventure there are found there forty?' and He saith, 'I do it not, because of the forty.'
Study Bible
Abraham Begs for Sodom
28"Suppose the fifty righteous are lacking five, will You destroy the whole city because of five?" And He said, "I will not destroy it if I find forty-five there." 29He spoke to Him yet again and said, "Suppose forty are found there?" And He said, "I will not do it on account of the forty." 30Then he said, "Oh may the Lord not be angry, and I shall speak; suppose thirty are found there?" And He said, "I will not do it if I find thirty there."…
Cross References
Genesis 18:28
"Suppose the fifty righteous are lacking five, will You destroy the whole city because of five?" And He said, "I will not destroy it if I find forty-five there."

Genesis 18:30
Then he said, "Oh may the Lord not be angry, and I shall speak; suppose thirty are found there?" And He said, "I will not do it if I find thirty there."
Treasury of Scripture

And he spoke to him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.

Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit…

Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may …

Verse 29. - And he spoke unto him yet again - literally, and he added yet to speak to him (cf. Genesis 4:2; Genesis 8:10, 12; Genesis 25:1) and said (increasing in his boldness as God abounded in his grace), Peradventure there shall be forty found there. Does Abraham hesitate to add the query, "Wilt thou also?" etc., as if fearing he had at last touched the limit of the Divine condescension. If so, he must have been surprised by the continued gracious response which his supplication received. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake. And he spake unto him yet again, and said,.... Being encouraged by such a gracious answer:

Peradventure there shall be forty found there; forty righteous persons; and, from preceding passages, it must be supplied,"wilt thou destroy and not spare the place for their sakes?"

and he said, I will not do it for forty's sake; but spare them for their sake. 18:23-33 Here is the first solemn prayer upon record in the Bible; and it is a prayer for the sparing of Sodom. Abraham prayed earnestly that Sodom might be spared, if but a few righteous persons should be found in it. Come and learn from Abraham what compassion we should feel for sinners, and how earnestly we should pray for them. We see here that the effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. Abraham, indeed, failed in his request for the whole place, but Lot was miraculously delivered. Be encouraged then to expect, by earnest prayer, the blessing of God upon your families, your friends, your neighbourhood. To this end you must not only pray, but you must live like Abraham. He knew the Judge of all the earth would do right. He does not plead that the wicked may be spared for their own sake, or because it would be severe to destroy them, but for the sake of the righteous who might be found among them. And righteousness only can be made a plea before God. How then did Christ make intercession for transgressors? Not by blaming the Divine law, nor by alleging aught in extenuation or excuse of human guilt; but by pleading HIS OWN obedience unto death.
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