Abraham came near and said, Will You indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked? 24
Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city; will You indeed sweep it
away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous who are in it? 25
Far be it from You to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated
alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly? 26
So the LORD
said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare the whole place on their account. 27
And Abraham replied, Now behold, I have ventured to speak to the Lord, although I am but
dust and ashes. 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. 29
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. 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. 31
And he said, Now behold, I have ventured to speak to the Lord; suppose twenty are found there? And He said, I will not destroy it
on account of the twenty. 32
Then he said, Oh may the Lord not be angry, and I shall speak only this once; suppose ten are found there? And He said, I will not destroy it
on account of the ten. 33
As soon as He had finished speaking to Abraham the LORD
departed, and Abraham returned to his place.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou consume the righteous with the wicked?
And drawing nigh he said: Wilt thou destroy the just with the wicked?
Darby Bible Translation
And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also cause the righteous to perish with the wicked?
English Revised Version
And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou consume the righteous with the wicked?
Webster's Bible Translation
And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?
World English Bible
Abraham drew near, and said, "Will you consume the righteous with the wicked?
Young's Literal Translation
And Abraham draweth nigh and saith, 'Dost Thou also consume righteous with wicked?
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