GENESIS 18:26

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Genesis 18:26 Translation & Meaning

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And the Lord יְהוָ֔ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
said, וַיֹּ֣אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
If אִם Used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogative, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence, as a negative, not If
I find אֶמְצָ֥א Properly, to come forth to, i.e., appear or exist; transitively, to attain, i.e., find or acquire; figuratively, to occur, meet or be present find
in Sodom בִסְדֹ֛ם Sedom, a place near the Dead Sea Sodom
fifty חֲמִשִּׁ֥ים Fifty fifty
righteous צַדִּיקִ֖ם Just righteous
within בְּת֣וֹךְ A bisection, i.e., (by implication) the center within
the city, הָעִ֑יר A city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post) city
then I will spare וְנָשָׂ֥אתִי To lift, in a great variety of applications, literal and figurative, absolute and relative then spare
all לְכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the place הַמָּק֖וֹם Properly, a standing, i.e., a spot; but used widely of a locality (general or specific); also (figuratively) of a condition (of body or mind) place
for their sakes. בַּֽעֲבוּרָֽם׃ Properly, crossed, i.e., (abstractly) transit; used only adverbially, on account of, in order that sakes

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  • 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:

  • 28  Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.




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