Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

And Abraham replied, "Now behold, I have ventured to speak to the Lord, although I am but dust and ashes.

King James Version

And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:

Holman Bible

Then Abraham answered, "Since I have ventured to speak to the Lord-even though I am dust and ashes-

International Standard Version

Abraham answered, "Look, even though I am only dust and ashes, I've ventured to speak to my LORD.

A Conservative Version

And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak to the Lord, who am but dust and ashes.

American Standard Version

And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, who am but dust and ashes:

Amplified

Abraham answered, Behold now, I who am but dust and ashes have taken upon myself to speak to the Lord.

Bible in Basic English

And Abraham answering said, Truly, I who am only dust, have undertaken to put my thoughts before the Lord:

Darby Translation

And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have ventured to speak unto the Lord; I, who am dust and ashes.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, who am but dust and ashes;

Julia Smith Translation

And Abraham will answer and say, Behold now, I have undertaken to speak to my Lord, and I dust and ashes.

King James 2000

And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, who am but dust and ashes:

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then Abraham answered and said, "Look, please, I was bold to speak to my Lord, but I [am] dust and ashes.

Modern King James verseion

And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak to Jehovah, who am but dust and ashes.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Abraham answered and said, "Behold, I have taken upon me to speak unto the LORD, and yet am but dust and ashes.

NET Bible

Then Abraham asked, "Since I have undertaken to speak to the Lord (although I am but dust and ashes),

New Heart English Bible

Abraham answered, "See now, I have taken it on myself to speak to the Lord, who am but dust and ashes.

The Emphasized Bible

And Abraham responded and said, - Behold I pray thee I have ventured to speak unto My Lord, though I am dust and ashes:

Webster

And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I, who am dust and ashes, have taken upon me to speak to the Lord.

World English Bible

Abraham answered, "See now, I have taken it on myself to speak to the Lord, who am but dust and ashes.

Youngs Literal Translation

And Abraham answereth and saith, 'Lo, I pray thee, I have willed to speak unto the Lord, and I -- dust and ashes;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אברהם 
'Abraham 
Usage: 175

ענה 
`anah 
Usage: 329

and said

Usage: 0

יאל 
Ya'al 
Usage: 18

to speak
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

unto the Lord
אדני 
'Adonay 
Usage: 438

אנכי 
'anokiy 
I, which, me
Usage: 354

am but dust
עפר 
`aphar 
Usage: 110

Context Readings

Abraham Intercedes For Sodom

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."



Cross References

Genesis 3:19

By the sweat of your face You will eat bread, Till you return to the ground, Because from it you were taken; For you are dust, And to dust you shall return."

Isaiah 6:5

Then I said, "Woe is me, for I am ruined! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I live among a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts."

Genesis 2:7

Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

Luke 18:1

Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart,

Genesis 18:30-32

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."

Ezra 9:6

and I said, "O my God, I am ashamed and embarrassed to lift up my face to You, my God, for our iniquities have risen above our heads and our guilt has grown even to the heavens.

Job 4:19

'How much more those who dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before the moth!

Job 30:19

"He has cast me into the mire, And I have become like dust and ashes.

Job 42:6-8

Therefore I retract, And I repent in dust and ashes."

Psalm 8:4

What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him?

Psalm 144:3

O LORD, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You think of him?

Ecclesiastes 12:7

then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.

Isaiah 64:8

But now, O LORD, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand.

Luke 5:8

But when Simon Peter saw that, he fell down at Jesus' feet, saying, "Go away from me Lord, for I am a sinful man!"

1 Corinthians 15:47-48

The first man is from the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven.

2 Corinthians 5:1-2

For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

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