Genesis 18:31
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
559 [e]וַיֹּ֗אמֶר
way-yō-mer,
And he saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
2009 [e]הִנֵּֽה־
hin-nêh-
beholdInterjection
4994 [e]נָ֤א
pleaseInterjection
2974 [e]הוֹאַ֙לְתִּי֙
hō-w-’al-tî
I have venturedV-Hifil-Perf-1cs
1696 [e]לְדַבֵּ֣ר
lə-ḏab-bêr
to speakPrep-l | V-Piel-Inf
413 [e]אֶל־
’el-
toPrep
136 [e]אֲדֹנָ֔י
’ă-ḏō-nāy,
the LordN-proper-ms
194 [e]אוּלַ֛י
’ū-lay
SupposeAdv
4672 [e]יִמָּצְא֥וּן
yim-mā-ṣə-’ūn
should be foundV-Nifal-Imperf-3mp | Pn
8033 [e]שָׁ֖ם
šām
thereAdv
6242 [e]עֶשְׂרִ֑ים
‘eś-rîm;
twentyNumber-cp
559 [e]וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙
way-yō-mer
And He saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
3808 [e]לֹ֣א
notAdv-NegPrt
7843 [e]אַשְׁחִ֔ית
’aš-ḥîṯ,
I will destroy [it]V-Hifil-Imperf-1cs
5668 [e]בַּעֲב֖וּר
ba-‘ă-ḇūr
for the sakePrep-b | N-ms
6242 [e]הָֽעֶשְׂרִֽים׃
hā-‘eś-rîm.
of twentyArt | Number-cp









Hebrew Texts
בראשית 18:31 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֹּ֗אמֶר הִנֵּֽה־נָ֤א הֹואַ֙לְתִּי֙ לְדַבֵּ֣ר אֶל־אֲדֹנָ֔י אוּלַ֛י יִמָּצְא֥וּן שָׁ֖ם עֶשְׂרִ֑ים וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ לֹ֣א אַשְׁחִ֔ית בַּעֲב֖וּר הָֽעֶשְׂרִֽים׃

בראשית 18:31 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויאמר הנה־נא הואלתי לדבר אל־אדני אולי ימצאון שם עשרים ויאמר לא אשחית בעבור העשרים׃

בראשית 18:31 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויאמר הנה־נא הואלתי לדבר אל־אדני אולי ימצאון שם עשרים ויאמר לא אשחית בעבור העשרים׃

בראשית 18:31 Hebrew Bible
ויאמר הנה נא הואלתי לדבר אל אדני אולי ימצאון שם עשרים ויאמר לא אשחית בעבור העשרים׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
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."

King James Bible
And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then he said, "Since I have ventured to speak to the Lord, suppose 20 are found there?" He replied, "I will not destroy it on account of 20."
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