New International Version
Then Abraham approached him and said: "Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked?
King James Bible
And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?
Darby Bible Translation
And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also cause the righteous to perish 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?
Genesis 18:23 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? - A form of speech similar to that in Genesis 18:17, an invariable principle of justice, that the righteous shall not be punished for the crimes of the impious. And this Abraham lays down as the foundation of his supplications. Who can pray with any hope of success who cannot assign a reason to God and his conscience for the petitions he offers? The great sacrifice offered by Christ is an infinite reason why a penitent sinner should expect to find the mercy for which he pleads.
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LibraryJanuary 5. "I Know Him that He Will do the Law" (Gen. xviii. 19).
"I know him that he will do the law" (Gen. xviii. 19). God wants people that He can depend upon. He could say of Abraham, "I know him, that the Lord may bring upon Abraham all that He hath spoken." God can be depended upon; He wants us to be just as decided, as reliable, as stable. This is just what faith means. God is looking for men on whom He can put the weight of all His love, and power, and faithful promises. When God finds such a soul there is nothing He will not do for him. God's engines are …
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Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people in it?
Now Abimelek had not gone near her, so he said, "Lord, will you destroy an innocent nation?
Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty.
But Moses and Aaron fell facedown and cried out, "O God, the God who gives breath to all living things, will you be angry with the entire assembly when only one man sins?"
2 Samuel 24:17
When David saw the angel who was striking down the people, he said to the LORD, "I have sinned; I, the shepherd, have done wrong. These are but sheep. What have they done? Let your hand fall on me and my family."
The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD is on his heavenly throne. He observes everyone on earth; his eyes examine them.
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