New Living Translation
Then Abraham spoke again. "Since I have begun, let me speak further to my Lord, even though I am but dust and ashes.
King James Bible
And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:
Darby Bible Translation
And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have ventured to speak unto the Lord; I, who am dust and ashes.
World English Bible
Abraham answered, "See now, I have taken it on myself to speak to the Lord, who am but dust and ashes.
Young's Literal Translation
And Abraham answereth and saith, 'Lo, I pray thee, I have willed to speak unto the Lord, and I -- dust and ashes;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
18:27 Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, who am but dust and ashes - He speaks as one amazed at his own boldness, and the liberty God graciously allowed him, considering God's greatness, he is the Lord; and his own meanness, but dust and ashes. Whenever we draw near to God, it becomes us reverently to acknowledge the vast distance that there is between us and Him. He is the Lord of glory, we are worms of the earth.
THE SABBATH. THIS day is called the Lord's day, the day in which he rose from the dead. The Lord's day: every day, say some, is the Lord's day. Indeed this, for discourse' sake, may he granted; but strictly, no day can so properly be called the Lord's day, as this first day of the week; for that no day of the week, or of the year, has those hadges of the Lord's glory upon it, nor such divine grace put upon it, as his first day of the week. There is nothing, as I know of, that bears this title but …
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By the sweat of your brow will you have food to eat until you return to the ground from which you were made. For you were made from dust, and to dust you will return."
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He has thrown me into the mud. I'm nothing more than dust and ashes.
I take back everything I said, and I sit in dust and ashes to show my repentance."
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