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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 Genesis 18:16 - 33
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   Book of Genesis
   Chapter 18
18:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When the men got up to leave, they looked down toward Sodom, and Abraham walked along with them to see them on their way.
 
18:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then the LORD said, "Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do?
 
18:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him.
 
18:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just, so that the LORD will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him."
 
18:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then the LORD said, "The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous
 
18:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know."
 
18:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The men turned away and went toward Sodom, but Abraham remained standing before the LORD. F87
 
18:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then Abraham approached him and said: "Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked?
 
18:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not spare F88 the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people in it?
 
18:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Far be it from you to do such a thing - to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge F89 of all the earth do right?"
 
18:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The LORD said, "If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake."
 
18:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then Abraham spoke up again: "Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, though I am nothing but dust and ashes,
 
18:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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what if the number of the righteous is five less than fifty? Will you destroy the whole city because of five people?" "If I find forty-five there," he said, "I will not destroy it."
 
18:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Once again he spoke to him, "What if only forty are found there?" He said, "For the sake of forty, I will not do it."
 
18:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then he said, "May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak. What if only thirty can be found there?" He answered, "I will not do it if I find thirty there."
 
18:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Abraham said, "Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, what if only twenty can be found there?" He said, "For the sake of twenty, I will not destroy it."
 
18:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then he said, "May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more. What if only ten can be found there?" He answered, "For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it."
 
18:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When the LORD had finished speaking with Abraham, he left, and Abraham returned home.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F87 Masoretic Text; an ancient Hebrew scribal tradition but the LORD remained standing before Abraham
F88 Or forgive; also in verse 26
F89 Or Ruler

 
 

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