Parallel Verses

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.

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.

Amplified

Then Abraham said, “Oh may the Lord not be angry [with me], and I will speak only this once; suppose ten [righteous people] are found there?” And He said, “I will not destroy it for the sake of the ten.”

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.

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

it for ten's
עשׂרה עשׂר 
`eser 
Usage: 174

References

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Abraham Intercedes For Sodom

31 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 the twenty's sake. 32 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. 33 And Jehovah went his way, as soon as he had left off communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.



Cross References

Judges 6:39

And Gideon said unto God, Let not thine anger be kindled against me, and I will speak but this once: let me make trial, I pray thee, but this once with the fleece; let it now be dry only upon the fleece, and upon all the ground let there be dew.

Genesis 18:30

And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.

Exodus 32:9-10

And Jehovah said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:

Exodus 32:14

And Jehovah repented of the evil which he said he would do unto his people.

Exodus 33:13-14

Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found favor in thy sight, show me now thy ways, that I may know thee, to the end that I may find favor in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people.

Exodus 34:6-7

And Jehovah passed by before him, and proclaimed, Jehovah, Jehovah, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness and truth,

Exodus 34:9-10

And he said, If now I have found favor in thy sight, O Lord, let the Lord, I pray thee, go in the midst of us; for it is a stiffnecked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for thine inheritance.

Numbers 14:11-20

And Jehovah said unto Moses, How long will this people despise me? and how long will they not believe in me, for all the signs which I have wrought among them?

Job 33:23

If there be with him an angel, An interpreter, one among a thousand, To show unto man what is right for him;

Psalm 86:5

For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness unto all them that call upon thee.

Proverbs 15:8

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah; But the prayer of the upright is his delight.

Isaiah 42:6-7

I, Jehovah, have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thy hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

Isaiah 65:8

Thus saith Jehovah, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not, for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants'sake, that I may not destroy them all.

Micah 7:18

Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth over the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in lovingkindness.

Matthew 7:7

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

Ephesians 3:20

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

James 5:15-17

and the prayer of faith shall save him that is sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, it shall be forgiven him.

1 John 5:15-16

and if we know that he heareth us whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions which we have asked of him.

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