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Genesis 18:30-32

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18:30 Then Abraham 1  said, “May the Lord not be angry 2  so that I may speak! 3  What if thirty are found there?” He replied, “I will not do it if I find thirty there.”

18:31 Abraham 4  said, “Since I have undertaken to speak to the Lord, what if only twenty are found there?” He replied, “I will not destroy it for the sake of the twenty.”

18:32 Finally Abraham 5  said, “May the Lord not be angry so that I may speak just once more. What if ten are found there?” He replied, “I will not destroy it for the sake of the ten.”

1 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Abraham) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

2 tn Heb “let it not be hot to the Lord.” This is an idiom which means “may the Lord not be angry.”

3 tn After the jussive, the cohortative indicates purpose/result.

4 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Abraham) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

5 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Abraham) has been specified in the translation for clarity.



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