Genesis 18:26
New International Version
The LORD said, “If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.”

New Living Translation
And the LORD replied, “If I find fifty righteous people in Sodom, I will spare the entire city for their sake.”

English Standard Version
And the LORD said, “If I find at Sodom fifty righteous in the city, I will spare the whole place for their sake.”

Berean Study Bible
So the LORD replied, “If I find fifty righteous ones within the city of Sodom, on their account I will spare the whole place.”

King James Bible
And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.

New King James Version
So the LORD said, “If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.”

New American Standard Bible
So the LORD said, “If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare the entire place on their account.”

NASB 1995
So the LORD said, “If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare the whole place on their account.”

NASB 1977
So the LORD said, “If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare the whole place on their account.”

Amplified Bible
So the LORD said, “If I find within the city of Sodom fifty righteous [people], then I will spare the entire place for their sake.”

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD said, “If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD said, “If I find 50 righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.”

American Standard Version
And Jehovah said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sake.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And LORD JEHOVAH said: “If I shall find in Sadom fifty righteous within the city, I shall forgive all the place because of them.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Lord said, If there should be in Sodom fifty righteous in the city, I will spare the whole city, and the whole place for their sakes.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD replied, "If I find 50 good people in Sodom, I will save the city to keep them from being killed."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord said to him: If I And in Sodom fifty just within the city, I will spare the whole place for their sake.

English Revised Version
And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sake.

Good News Translation
The LORD answered, "If I find fifty innocent people in Sodom, I will spare the whole city for their sake."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD said, "If I find 50 innocent people inside the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake."

International Standard Version
The LORD said, "If I find 50 righteous people within Sodom, I'll forgive the whole place for their sake."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD said: 'If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will forgive all the place for their sake.'

Literal Standard Version
And YHWH says, “If I find in Sodom fifty righteous in the midst of the city, then have I borne with all the place for their sake.”

NET Bible
So the LORD replied, "If I find in the city of Sodom fifty godly people, I will spare the whole place for their sake."

New Heart English Bible
The LORD said, "If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sake."

World English Bible
Yahweh said, "If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sake."

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah saith, 'If I find in Sodom fifty righteous in the midst of the city, then have I borne with all the place for their sake.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Abraham Begs for Sodom
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?” 26So the LORD replied, “If I find fifty righteous ones within the city of Sodom, on their account I will spare the whole place.” 27Then Abraham answered, “Now that I have ventured to speak to the Lord—though I am but dust and ashes—…

Cross References
Genesis 18:17
And the LORD said, "Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do?

Jeremiah 5:1
"Go up and down the streets of Jerusalem. Look now and take note; search her squares. If you can find a single person, anyone who acts justly, anyone who seeks the truth, then I will forgive the city.


Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.

Isaiah 6:13
But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof.

Isaiah 10:22
For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.

Isaiah 19:24
In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land:









Verse 26. - And the Lord said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city (thus accepting the test proposed by Abraham, but not necessarily thereby acquiescing in the absolute soundness of his logic), then I will spare (not as an act of justice, but as an exercise of mercy, and not because of any suspicions that might otherwise attach to my rectitude, but solely in vindication of my clemency) all the place (not the righteous merely, which was all that justice could have legitimately demanded) for their sakes, i.e. because of the claims upon my mercy which grace admits the righteous to prefer.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So the LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

replied,
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“If
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

I find
אֶמְצָ֥א (’em·ṣā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

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

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

within
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

of Sodom,
בִסְדֹ֛ם (ḇis·ḏōm)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 5467: Sodom -- a Canaanite city near the Dead Sea

on their account
בַּעֲבוּרָֽם׃ (ba·‘ă·ḇū·rām)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5668: Crossed, transit, on account of, in order that

I will spare
וְנָשָׂ֥אתִי (wə·nā·śā·ṯî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take

the whole
לְכָל־ (lə·ḵāl)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

place.”
הַמָּק֖וֹם (ham·mā·qō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition


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