Genesis 18:24
New International Version
What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people in it?

New Living Translation
Suppose you find fifty righteous people living there in the city—will you still sweep it away and not spare it for their sakes?

English Standard Version
Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city. Will you then sweep away the place and not spare it for the fifty righteous who are in it?

Berean Study Bible
What if there are fifty righteous ones in the city? Will You really sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous ones who are there?

King James Bible
Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?

New King James Version
Suppose there were fifty righteous within the city; would You also destroy the place and not spare it for the fifty righteous that were in it?

New American Standard Bible
Suppose there are fifty righteous people within the city; will You indeed sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous who are in it?

NASB 1995
“Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city; will You indeed sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous who are in it?

NASB 1977
“Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city; wilt Thou indeed sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous who are in it?

Amplified Bible
Suppose there are fifty righteous [people] within the city; will You really sweep it away and not spare it for the sake of the fifty righteous who are in it?

Christian Standard Bible
What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will you really sweep it away instead of sparing the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people who are in it?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What if there are 50 righteous people in the city? Will You really sweep it away instead of sparing the place for the sake of the 50 righteous people who are in it?

American Standard Version
Peradventure there are fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou consume and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If there are fifty righteous within the city, do you destroy in a rage and do you not forgive the place because of fifty righteous who are within it?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Should there be fifty righteous in the city, wilt thou destroy them? wilt thou not spare the whole place for the sake of the fifty righteous, if they be in it?

Contemporary English Version
Wouldn't you spare the city if there are only 50 good people in it?

Douay-Rheims Bible
If there be fifty just men in the city, shall they perish withal? and wilt thou not spare that place for the sake of the fifty just, if they be therein?

English Revised Version
Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou consume and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?

Good News Translation
If there are fifty innocent people in the city, will you destroy the whole city? Won't you spare it in order to save the fifty?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
What if there are 50 innocent people in the city? Are you really going to sweep them away? Won't you spare that place for the sake of the 50 innocent people who are in it?

International Standard Version
Perhaps there are 50 righteous ones within the city. Will you actually destroy it and not forgive the place for the sake of the 50 righteous that are found there?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Peradventure there are fifty righteous within the city; wilt Thou indeed sweep away and not forgive the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?

Literal Standard Version
Perhaps there are fifty righteous in the midst of the city; do You also consume, and not bear with the place for the sake of the fifty righteous who [are] in its midst?

NET Bible
What if there are fifty godly people in the city? Will you really wipe it out and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty godly people who are in it?

New Heart English Bible
What if there are fifty righteous within the city? Will you sweep it away and not spare the place for the fifty righteous who are in it?

World English Bible
What if there are fifty righteous within the city? Will you consume and not spare the place for the fifty righteous who are in it?

Young's Literal Translation
peradventure there are fifty righteous in the midst of the city; dost Thou also consume, and not bear with the place for the sake of the fifty -- the righteous who are in its midst?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Abraham Begs for Sodom
23Abraham stepped forward and said, “Will You really sweep away the righteous with the wicked? 24What if there are fifty righteous ones in the city? Will You really sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous ones who are there? 25Far be it from You to do such a thing—to kill the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Will not the Judge of all the earth do what is right?”…

Cross References
Genesis 18:23
Abraham stepped forward and said, "Will You really sweep away the righteous with the wicked?

Genesis 18:25
Far be it from You to do such a thing--to kill the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Will not the Judge of all the earth do what is right?"


Treasury of Scripture

Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: will you also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?

there.

Genesis 18:32
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 ten's sake.

Isaiah 1:9
Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

Jeremiah 5:1
Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it.

spare.

Acts 27:24
Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.









Verse 24. - Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city. A charitable supposition, as the event showed, though at first sight it might not appear so to Abraham; and the bare Possibility of Sodom's - not Sodom alone (Kalisch), but the Pentapolis - containing so many good men was enough to afford a basis for the argument which followed. Wilt thou also destroy and not spare - literally, take away (sc. the iniquity) i.e. remove the punishment from - the place (not the godly portion of the city merely, but the entire population; a complete discovery of Abraham s design) for the fifty righteous that are therein?

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
What if
אוּלַ֥י (’ū·lay)
Adverb
Strong's 194: Perhaps

there are
יֵ֛שׁ (yêš)
Adverb
Strong's 3426: Being, substance, existence, is

fifty
חֲמִשִּׁ֥ים (ḥă·miš·šîm)
Number - common plural
Strong's 2572: Fifty

righteous
צַדִּיקִ֖ם (ṣad·dî·qim)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 6662: Just, righteous

ones in
בְּת֣וֹךְ (bə·ṯō·wḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8432: A bisection, the centre

the city?
הָעִ֑יר (hā·‘îr)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5892: Excitement

Will You really
הַאַ֤ף (ha·’ap̄)
Conjunction
Strong's 637: Meaning accession, yea, adversatively though

sweep it away
תִּסְפֶּה֙ (tis·peh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5595: To sweep or snatch away, catch up

and not
וְלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

spare
תִשָּׂ֣א (ṯiś·śā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take

the place
לַמָּק֔וֹם (lam·mā·qō·wm)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition

for the sake of
לְמַ֛עַן (lə·ma·‘an)
Preposition
Strong's 4616: Purpose -- intent

the fifty
חֲמִשִּׁ֥ים (ḥă·miš·šîm)
Number - common plural
Strong's 2572: Fifty

righteous
הַצַּדִּיקִ֖ם (haṣ·ṣad·dî·qim)
Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 6662: Just, righteous

ones
אֲשֶׁ֥ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

who are there?
בְּקִרְבָּֽהּ׃ (bə·qir·bāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 7130: The nearest part, the center


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