Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Then he said, "Oh may the Lord not be angry, and I shall speak only this once; suppose ten are found there?" And He said, "I will not destroy it on account of the ten."

King James Version

And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.

Holman Bible

Then he said, "Let the Lord not be angry, and I will speak one more time. Suppose 10 are found there?" He answered, "I will not destroy [it] on account of 10."

International Standard Version

Finally, Abraham inquired, "I hope my LORD will not be angry if I speak only once more. What if ten are found there?" He replied, "For the sake of those ten I won't destroy it."

A Conservative Version

And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once. Perhaps ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for the ten's sake.

American Standard Version

And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for the ten's sake.

Amplified

And he said, Oh, let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak again only this once. Suppose ten [righteous people] shall be found there. And [the Lord] said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.

Bible in Basic English

And he said, O let not the Lord be angry and I will say only one word more: by chance there may be ten there. And he said, I will have mercy because of the ten.

Darby Translation

And he said, Oh, let not the Lord be angry, that I speak yet but this time! Perhaps there may be ten found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for the ten's sake.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once; peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.

Julia Smith Translation

And he will say, Now will it not be angry to the Lord, and I will speak only this once: If ten shall be found there? And he will say, I will not destroy for sake of ten.

King James 2000

And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Suppose ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he said, "Please, let not my Lord be angry, and I will speak only once more. What if ten are found there?" And he answered, "I will not destroy [it] for the sake of the ten."

Modern King James verseion

And he said, Oh do not let Jehovah be angry, and I will speak only once more. Perhaps ten shall be found there. And He said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he said, "O let not my LORD be angry, that I speak yet, but even once more only. What if ten be found there?" And he said, "I will not destroy them for ten's sake."

NET Bible

Finally Abraham said, "May the Lord not be angry so that I may speak just once more. What if ten are found there?" He replied, "I will not destroy it for the sake of the ten."

New Heart English Bible

He said, "Oh do not let the Lord be angry, and I will speak just once more. What if ten are found there?" He said, "I will not destroy it for the ten's sake."

The Emphasized Bible

And he said, Let it not, I pray thee, be vexing to My Lord, but let me speak only this once, Peradventure there may be found there - ten. And he said, I will not destroy it , for the sake of the ten!

Webster

And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten will be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.

World English Bible

He said, "Oh don't let the Lord be angry, and I will speak just once more. What if ten are found there?" He said, "I will not destroy it for the ten's sake."

Youngs Literal Translation

And he saith, 'Let it not be, I pray Thee, displeasing to the Lord, and I speak only this time: peradventure there are found there ten?' and He saith, 'I do not destroy it, because of the ten.'

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

Forbearance » Divine

God » Pillar of » Forbearance of

Importunity » Select readings

Importunity » Importunity, examples of » Abraham

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

Prayer » Select readings

Prayer » Brevity in prayer examples of brief prayers » Special pleas offered in

Prayer » Importunity, examples of » Abraham

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

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

Sodom » Abraham's intercession for

United prayer » Select readings

Unwise prayers » Select readings

The wicked » Guilt of » Prayers of, unanswered

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Oh let not the Lord
אדני 
'Adonay 
Usage: 438

be angry
חרה 
Charah 
Usage: 91

and I will speak
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

but this once
פּעמה פּעם 
Pa`am 
Usage: 118

עשׂרה עשׂר 
`eser 
Usage: 174

מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

I will not destroy
שׁחת 
Shachath 
Usage: 146

עשׂרה עשׂר 
`eser 
Usage: 174

Context Readings

Abraham Intercedes For Sodom

31 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." 32 Then he said, "Oh may the Lord not be angry, and I shall speak only this once; suppose ten are found there?" And He said, "I will not destroy it on account of the ten." 33 As soon as He had finished speaking to Abraham the LORD departed, and Abraham returned to his place.



Cross References

Judges 6:39

Then Gideon said to God, "Do not let Your anger burn against me that I may speak once more; please let me make a test once more with the fleece, let it now be dry only on the fleece, and let there be dew on all the ground."

Genesis 18:30

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."

Exodus 32:9-10

The LORD said to Moses, "I have seen this people, and behold, they are an obstinate people.

Exodus 32:14

So the LORD changed His mind about the harm which He said He would do to His people.

Exodus 33:13-14

"Now therefore, I pray You, if I have found favor in Your sight, let me know Your ways that I may know You, so that I may find favor in Your sight Consider too, that this nation is Your people."

Exodus 34:6-7

Then the LORD passed by in front of him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth;

Exodus 34:9-10

He said, "If now I have found favor in Your sight, O Lord, I pray, let the Lord go along in our midst, even though the people are so obstinate, and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us as Your own possession."

Numbers 14:11-20

The LORD said to Moses, "How long will this people spurn Me? And how long will they not believe in Me, despite all the signs which I have performed in their midst?

Job 33:23

"If there is an angel as mediator for him, One out of a thousand, To remind a man what is right for him,

Psalm 86:5

For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You.

Proverbs 15:8

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But the prayer of the upright is His delight.

Isaiah 42:6-7

"I am the LORD, I have called You in righteousness, I will also hold You by the hand and watch over You, And I will appoint You as a covenant to the people, As a light to the nations,

Isaiah 65:8

Thus says the LORD, "As the new wine is found in the cluster, And one says, 'Do not destroy it, for there is benefit in it,' So I will act on behalf of My servants In order not to destroy all of them.

Micah 7:18

Who is a God like You, who pardons iniquity And passes over the rebellious act of the remnant of His possession? He does not retain His anger forever, Because He delights in unchanging love.

Matthew 7:7

"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Ephesians 3:20

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,

James 5:15-17

and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.

1 John 5:15-16

And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.

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