GENESIS 18:25

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?”

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Genesis 18:25 Translation & Meaning

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That be far חָלִ֨לָה Literal for a profaned thing; used (interj.) far be it! far
from thee to do מֵֽעֲשֹׂ֣ת׀ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application do
after this הַזֶּ֗ה The masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that after this
manner, כַּדָּבָ֣ר A word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause manner
to slay לְהָמִ֤ית To die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill slay
the righteous צַדִּיק֙ Just righteous
with עִם Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) with
the wicked: רָשָׁ֔ע Morally wrong; concretely, an (actively) bad person wicked
and that the righteous כַצַּדִּ֖יק Just righteous
should be וְהָיָ֥ה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) should
as the wicked, כָּֽרָשָׁ֑ע Morally wrong; concretely, an (actively) bad person wicked
that be far חָלִ֣לָה Literal for a profaned thing; used (interj.) far be it! far
from thee: Shall not לֹ֥א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
the Judge הֲשֹׁפֵט֙ To judge, i.e., pronounce sentence (for or against); by implication, to vindicate or punish; by extenssion, to govern; passively, to litigate (literally or figuratively) Judge
of all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the earth הָאָ֔רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) earth
do יַֽעֲשֶׂ֖ה To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application do
right? מִשְׁפָּֽט׃ Properly, a verdict (favorable or unfavorable) pronounced judicially, especially a sentence or formal decree (human or (participant's) divine law, individual or collective), including the act, the place, the suit, the crime, and the penalty; abstractly, justice, including a participant's right or privilege (statutory or customary), or even a style right

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  • 23  And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?

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

  • 25  That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

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

  • 27  And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:




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