Genesis 18:27

NET ©

Then Abraham asked, “Since I have undertaken to speak to the Lord (although I am but dust and ashes),

NIV ©

Then Abraham spoke up again: "Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, though I am nothing but dust and ashes,

NASB ©

And Abraham replied, "Now behold, I have ventured to speak to the Lord, although I am but dust and ashes.

NLT ©

Then Abraham spoke again. "Since I have begun, let me go on and speak further to my Lord, even though I am but dust and ashes.

MSG ©

Abraham came back, "Do I, a mere mortal made from a handful of dirt, dare open my mouth again to my Master?

BBE ©

And Abraham answering said, Truly, I who am only dust, have undertaken to put my thoughts before the Lord:

NRSV ©

Abraham answered, "Let me take it upon myself to speak to the Lord, I who am but dust and ashes.

NKJV ©

Then Abraham answered and said, "Indeed now, I who am but dust and ashes have taken it upon myself to speak to the Lord:

KJV
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NET © [draft] ITL
Then
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Abraham
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asked
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, “Since
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I have undertaken
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to speak
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to
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the Lord
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(although I am
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but dust
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and ashes
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),
NET © Notes

tn The Hebrew term translated “Lord” here and in vv. 30, 31, 32 is אֲדֹנָי (’adonay).

tn The disjunctive clause is a concessive clause here, drawing out the humility as a contrast to the Lord.