Parallel Verses

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.

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, “Now behold, I who am but dust [in origin] and ashes have decided 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.

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.

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
H85
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

References

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Watsons

Context Readings

Abraham Intercedes For Sodom

26 And the LORD said, "If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, I will spare all the place for their sakes." 27 And Abraham answered and said, "Behold, I have taken upon me to speak unto the LORD, and yet am but dust and ashes. 28 What though there lack five of fifty righteous, wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five?" And he said, "If I find there forty and five I will not destroy them."



Cross References

Genesis 3:19

In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, until thou return unto the earth whence thou wast taken: for earth thou art, and unto earth shalt thou return."

Isaiah 6:5

Then I said, "O woe is me! For I am lost: inasmuch as I am a man of unclean lips, and dwell among people that hath unclean lips also. For mine eyes have seen the King and LORD of Hosts."

Genesis 2:7

Then the LORD God shope man, even of the mold of the earth, and breathed into his face the breath of life. So man was made a living soul.

Luke 18:1

He put forth a similitude unto them, signifying that men ought always to pray, and not to be weary,

Genesis 18:30-32

And he said, "O let not my LORD be angry, that I speak. What if there be found thirty there?" And he said, "I will not do it, if I find thirty there."

Ezra 9:6

and said, "My God, I am ashamed, and dare not lift up mine eyes unto thee my God: for our wickednesses are grown over our head, and our trespasses are waxen great unto the heaven.

Job 4:19

How much more then shall they that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is but earth: which shall be consumed by the moth?

Job 30:19

I am even as it were clay, and am become like ashes and dust.

Job 42:6-8

Wherefore I give mine own self the blame, and take repentance in the dust and ashes."

Psalm 8:4

What is man, that thou art mindful of him? And what is the son of man that thou visitest him?

Psalm 144:3

LORD, what is man, that thou hast such respect unto him? Or the son of man, that thou so regardest him?

Ecclesiastes 12:7

Or dust be turned again unto earth from whence it came, and or the spirit return unto God, which gave it.

Isaiah 64:8

But now O LORD, thou father of ours: we are the clay, and thou art our potter, and we all are the work of thy hands.

Luke 5:8

When Simon Peter saw that, he fell down at Jesus' knees saying, "Lord go from me, for I am a sinful man."

1 Corinthians 15:47-48

The first man is of the earth, earthy: The second man is the Lord, from heaven.

2 Corinthians 5:1-2

We know surely if our earthy mansion wherein we now dwell were destroyed, that we have a building ordained of God, a habitation not made with hands, but eternal in heaven:

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