Genesis 18:29
New International Version
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.”

New Living Translation
Then Abraham pressed his request further. “Suppose there are only forty?” And the LORD replied, “I will not destroy it for the sake of the forty.”

English Standard Version
Again he spoke to him and said, “Suppose forty are found there.” He answered, “For the sake of forty I will not do it.”

Berean Study Bible
Once again Abraham spoke to the LORD, “Suppose forty are found there?” He answered, “On account of the forty, I will not do it.”

King James Bible
And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.

New King James Version
And he spoke to Him yet again and said, “Suppose there should be forty found there?” So He said, “I will not do it for the sake of forty.”

New American Standard Bible
And he spoke to Him yet again and said, “Suppose forty are found there?” And He said, “I will not do it on account of the forty.”

NASB 1995
He spoke to Him yet again and said, “Suppose forty are found there?” And He said, “I will not do it on account of the forty.”

NASB 1977
And he spoke to Him yet again and said, “Suppose forty are found there?” And He said, “I will not do it on account of the forty.”

Amplified Bible
Abraham spoke to Him yet again and said, “Suppose [only] forty are found there.” And He said, “I will not do it for the sake of the forty [who are righteous].”

Christian Standard Bible
Then he spoke to him again, “Suppose forty are found there? ” He answered, “I will not do it on account of forty.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then he spoke to Him again, “Suppose 40 are found there?” He answered, “I will not do it on account of 40.”

American Standard Version
And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for the forty's sake.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Abraham added again to say to him, “And if forty are found there?” And he said, “I shall not destroy if I find forty there.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he continued to speak to him still, and said, But if there should be found there forty? And he said, I will not destroy it for the forty's sake.

Contemporary English Version
"Suppose there are just 40 good people?" Abraham asked. "Even for them," the LORD replied, "I won't destroy the city."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And again he said to him: But if forty be found there, what wilt thou do? He said: I will not destroy it for the sake of forty.

English Revised Version
And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for the forty's sake.

Good News Translation
Abraham spoke again: "Perhaps there will be only forty." He replied, "I will not destroy it if there are forty."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Abraham asked him again, "What if 40 are found there?" He answered, "For the sake of the 40 I will not do it."

International Standard Version
Abraham continued to speak to him, asking, "What if 40 are found there?" The LORD replied, "I won't do it for the sake of those 40."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he spoke unto Him yet again, and said: 'Peradventure there shall be forty found there.' And He said: 'I will not do it for the forty's sake.'

Literal Standard Version
And he adds again to speak to Him and says, “Perhaps there are found there forty?” And He says, “I do not do [it], because of the forty.”

NET Bible
Abraham spoke to him again, "What if forty are found there?" He replied, "I will not do it for the sake of the forty."

New Heart English Bible
He spoke to him yet again, and said, "What if there are forty found there?" He said, "I will not do it for the forty's sake."

World English Bible
He spoke to him yet again, and said, "What if there are forty found there?" He said, "I will not do it for the forty's sake."

Young's Literal Translation
And he addeth again to speak unto Him and saith, 'Peradventure there are found there forty?' and He saith, 'I do it not, because of the forty.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Abraham Begs for Sodom
28suppose the fifty righteous ones lack five. Will You destroy the whole city for the lack of five?” He replied, “If I find forty-five there, I will not destroy it.” 29Once again Abraham spoke to the LORD, “Suppose forty are found there?” He answered, “On account of the forty, I will not do it.” 30Then Abraham said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak further. Suppose thirty are found there?” He replied, “If I find thirty there, I will not do it.”…

Cross References
Genesis 18:28
suppose the fifty righteous ones lack five. Will You destroy the whole city for the lack of five?" He replied, "If I find forty-five there, I will not destroy it."

Genesis 18:30
Then Abraham said, "May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak further. Suppose thirty are found there?" He replied, "If I find thirty there, I will not do it."


Treasury of Scripture

And he spoke to him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.

Ephesians 6:18
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Hebrews 4:16
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.









Verse 29. - And he spoke unto him yet again - literally, and he added yet to speak to him (cf. Genesis 4:2; Genesis 8:10, 12; Genesis 25:1) and said (increasing in his boldness as God abounded in his grace), Peradventure there shall be forty found there. Does Abraham hesitate to add the query, "Wilt thou also?" etc., as if fearing he had at last touched the limit of the Divine condescension. If so, he must have been surprised by the continued gracious response which his supplication received. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Once again
וַיֹּ֨סֶף (way·yō·sep̄)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3254: To add, augment

[Abraham] spoke
לְדַבֵּ֤ר (lə·ḏab·bêr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

to [the LORD],
אֵלָיו֙ (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

“Suppose
אוּלַ֛י (’ū·lay)
Adverb
Strong's 194: Perhaps

forty
אַרְבָּעִ֑ים (’ar·bā·‘îm)
Number - common plural
Strong's 705: Forty

are found
יִמָּצְא֥וּן (yim·mā·ṣə·’ūn)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

there?”
שָׁ֖ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's 8033: There, then, thither

He answered,
וַיֹּאמַ֔ר (way·yō·mar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“On account
בַּעֲב֖וּר (ba·‘ă·ḇūr)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5668: Crossed, transit, on account of, in order that

of the forty,
הָאַרְבָּעִֽים׃ (hā·’ar·bā·‘îm)
Article | Number - common plural
Strong's 705: Forty

I will not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

do it.”
אֶֽעֱשֶׂ֔ה (’e·‘ĕ·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make


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