Parallel Verses

Amplified

Far be it from You to do such a thing -- "to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as do the wicked! Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth execute judgment and do righteously?

New American Standard Bible

"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?"

King James Version

That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

Holman Bible

You could not possibly do such a thing: to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. You could not possibly do that! Won’t the Judge of all the earth do what is just?”

International Standard Version

Far be it from you to do such a thing to kill the righteous along with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike! The Judge of all the earth will do what is right, won't he?"

A Conservative Version

That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay a righteous man with a wicked man, that so the righteous man should be as the wicked man. Far be it from thee. Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

American Standard Version

That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked, that so the righteous should be as the wicked; that be far from thee: shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

Bible in Basic English

Let such a thing be far from you, to put the upright to death with the sinner: will not the judge of all the earth do right?

Darby Translation

Far be it from thee to do so, to slay the righteous with the wicked, that the righteous should be as the wicked far be it from thee! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked and that the righteous should be treated as the wicked that are far from thee. Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

Julia Smith Translation

Far be it with respect to thee doing as this word to kill the just with the wicked; and for the just to be as the wicked, far be it with respect to thee: shall not the judge of all the earth do judgment?

King James 2000

That be far from you to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from you: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Far be it from you to do such a thing as this, to kill [the] righteous with [the] wicked, that the righteous would be as the wicked! Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do justice?"

Modern King James verseion

Far be it from You to act in this manner, to kill the righteous with the wicked. And far be it from You, that the righteous should be as the wicked. Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

That be far from thee, that thou shouldest do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked, and that the righteous should be as the wicked: that be far from thee. Should not the Judge of all the world do according to right?"

NET Bible

Far be it from you to do such a thing -- to kill the godly with the wicked, treating the godly and the wicked alike! Far be it from you! Will not the judge of the whole earth do what is right?"

New Heart English Bible

Be it far from you to do things like that, to kill the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be like the wicked. May that be far from you. Shouldn't the Judge of all the earth do right?"

The Emphasized Bible

Far be it from thee! to do after this manner. to put to death the righteous with the lawless! Then should righteous and lawless be alike, Far be it from thee! Shall, the Judge of all the earth not do justice?

Webster

That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

World English Bible

Be it far from you to do things like that, to kill the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be like the wicked. May that be far from you. Shouldn't the Judge of all the earth do right?"

Youngs Literal Translation

Far be it from Thee to do according to this thing, to put to death the righteous with the wicked; that it hath been -- as the righteous so the wicked -- far be it from Thee; doth the Judge of all the earth not do justice?'

Themes

Abraham » Called the father of the faithful, characteristics of » Mighty in prayer

Abraham » His questions about the destruction of the righteous and wicked in sodom

Ask » Prayer

Boldness » Instances of, in prayer » Abraham

holy Boldness » Exemplified » Abraham

Christ » Devotions of » Select readings

Christ » Power of » Prayers of

Church » For other leaders » Prayer for

Condescension of God » Indulges abraham's intercession for sodom

Curiosity » Instances of » Of abraham, to know whether God would destroy the righteous people who lived in sodom

Destruction » Who shall not be destroyed

Family » Parental prayers » Prayer

God » Impartiality of » Judge, at the great day

Importunity » Select readings

intercession » Additional instances of » Abraham » In behalf of sodom

Judge » God as

God, Justice of » Exhibited in » His judgments

Names » Of God the father » Judge

Prayer » Select readings

Prayer » Answered » Abraham entreating » For sodom

Prayer » Exemplified by abraham in his inquiry concerning sodom

Intercessory prayer » Exemplified » Abraham

Presumption » Instances of » Abraham, in questioning about sodom

Privileges of saints » Interceding for others

Religion » Instances of outstanding religious persons » Abraham

Righteousness » Saints » Characterized by

Secret prayer » Examples of secret prayer » Private devotions of Christ

Sodom » Abraham's intercession for

the future » The judge, at the great day » God as

United prayer » Select readings

Unwise prayers » Select readings

The wicked » Guilt of » Prayers of, unanswered

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
That be far
חללה חלילה 
Chaliylah 
God forbid, far be it, be...far, Lord forbid,
Usage: 20

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

to slay
מוּת 
Muwth 
Usage: 839

the righteous
צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

with the wicked
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

and that the righteous
צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

should be as the wicked
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

that be far
חללה חלילה 
Chaliylah 
God forbid, far be it, be...far, Lord forbid,
Usage: 20

from thee Shall not the Judge
שׁפט 
Shaphat 
Usage: 203

of all the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

References

Images Genesis 18:25

Prayers for Genesis 18:25

Context Readings

Abraham Intercedes For Sodom

24 Suppose there are in the city fifty righteous; will You destroy the place and not spare it for [the sake of] the fifty righteous in it? 25 Far be it from You to do such a thing -- "to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as do the wicked! Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth execute judgment and do righteously? 26 And the Lord said, If I find in the city of Sodom fifty righteous (upright and in right standing with God), I will spare the whole place for their sake.



Cross References

Job 8:3

Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert righteousness?

Job 8:20

Behold, as surely as God will never uphold wrongdoers, He will never cast away a blameless man.

Deuteronomy 32:4

He is the Rock, His work is perfect, for all His ways are law and justice. A God of faithfulness without breach or deviation, just and right is He.

Psalm 58:11

Men will say, Surely there is a reward for the [uncompromisingly] righteous; surely there is a God Who judges on the earth.

Psalm 94:2

Rise up, O Judge of the earth; render to the proud a fit compensation!

Isaiah 3:10-11

Say to the righteous that it shall be well with them, for they shall eat the fruit of their deeds.

Job 9:22-23

It is all one; therefore I say, God [does not discriminate, but] destroys the blameless and the wicked.

Job 34:17-19

Is it possible that an enemy of right should govern? And will you condemn Him Who is just and mighty?

Psalm 11:5-7

The Lord tests and proves the [unyieldingly] righteous, but His soul abhors the wicked and him who loves violence.

Psalm 98:9

Before the Lord, for He is coming to judge [and rule] the earth; with righteousness will He judge [and rule] the world, and the peoples with equity.

Ecclesiastes 7:15

I have seen everything in the days of my vanity (my emptiness, falsity, vainglory, and futility): there is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who prolongs his life in [spite of] his evildoing.

Ecclesiastes 8:12-13

Though a sinner does evil a hundred times and his days [seemingly] are prolonged [in his wickedness], yet surely I know that it will be well with those who [reverently] fear God, who revere and worship Him, realizing His continual presence.

Isaiah 57:1-2

The righteous man perishes, and no one lays it to heart; and merciful and devout men are taken away, with no one considering that the uncompromisingly upright and godly person is taken away from the calamity and evil to come [even through wickedness].

Jeremiah 12:1

Uncompromisingly righteous and rigidly just are You, O Lord, when I complain against and contend with You. Yet let me plead and reason the case with You: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why are all they at ease and thriving who deal very treacherously and deceitfully?

Malachi 3:18

Then shall you return and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him who serves God and him who does not serve Him.

John 5:22-27

Even the Father judges no one, for He has given all judgment (the last judgment and the whole business of judging) entirely into the hands of the Son,

Romans 3:5-6

But if our unrighteousness thus establishes and exhibits the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unjust and wrong to inflict His wrath upon us [Jews]? I speak in a [purely] human way.

2 Corinthians 5:10

For we must all appear and be revealed as we are before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive [his pay] according to what he has done in the body, whether good or evil [considering what his purpose and motive have been, and what he has achieved, been busy with, and given himself and his attention to accomplishing].

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