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Genesis 18:31

31 Abraham said, “Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, what if only twenty can be found there?”

He said, “For the sake of twenty, I will not destroy it.”

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Genesis 18:31 — English Standard Version (ESV)

31 He said, “Behold, I have undertaken to speak to the Lord. Suppose twenty are found there.” He answered, “For the sake of twenty I will not destroy it.”

Genesis 18:31 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty’s sake.

Genesis 18:31 — New Living Translation (NLT)

31 Then Abraham said, “Since I have dared to speak to the Lord, let me continue—suppose there are only twenty?”

And the Lord replied, “Then I will not destroy it for the sake of the twenty.”

Genesis 18:31 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

31 And he said, “Indeed now, I have taken it upon myself to speak to the Lord: Suppose twenty should be found there?”

So He said, “I will not destroy it for the sake of twenty.”

Genesis 18:31 — New Century Version (NCV)

31 Then Abraham said, “I have been brave to speak to the Lord. But what if there are twenty good people in the city?”

He answered, “If I find twenty there, I will not destroy the city.”

Genesis 18:31 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for the twenty’s sake.

Genesis 18:31 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

31 And he said, Behold now, I have ventured to speak with the Lord. Perhaps there may be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for the twenty’s sake.

Genesis 18:31 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

31 “Look now, if I may be so bold as to ask you,” Abraham said. “What if 20 are found there?” 

He answered, “I will not destroy it for the sake of the 20.” 

Genesis 18:31 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

31 Then he said, “Since I have ventured to speak to the Lord, suppose 20 are found there?”

He replied, “I will not destroy it on account of 20.”

Genesis 18:31 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

31 He said, “Let me take it upon myself to speak to the Lord. Suppose twenty are found there.” He answered, “For the sake of twenty I will not destroy it.”

Genesis 18:31 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

31 And he said, “Please, now, I was bold to speak to my Lord. What if twenty be found there?” And he answered, “I will not destroy it for the sake of the twenty.”

Genesis 18:31 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

31 Abraham said, “I have been very bold to speak to the Lord. What if only 20 are found there?”

He said, “If there are 20, I will not destroy it.”

Genesis 18:31 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

31 And he said, “Now behold, I have ventured to speak to the Lord; suppose twenty are found there?” And He said, “I will not destroy it on account of the twenty.”