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Old Testament Revision 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Earth shall be blessed in him? for I know him, that he will command his Children, & his household after him, And they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do Justice & Judgement; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he has <​7/​> spoken of him. <​7/​> & the Angel of the Lord said unto Abraham, the Lord said unto us, Because the cry of Sodom & gomorah is great, & because their sin is very grievious, I will destroy them. & I will send <​you,​> & ye shall go down now, And <​see​> that their iniquitise are rewarded unto them. And ye shall have all things done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come up unto me. And if ye do it not, it shall be upon your heads; for I will destroy them, And you shall know that I will do it, for it shall be before your eyes. And the Angels, which were holy men, & were sent forth after the order of God, turned their faces from thence <​8/​> & went toward Sodom. <​8/​> But Abraham stood yet before the Lord, remembering the things which had been told him. And Abraham drew near to Sodom, And said unto the Lord, calling upon his name, <​saying​>, wilt <​thou​> destroy the righteous with the wicked? wilt thou not spare them? peradventure there may be fifty righteous within the city, wilt thou also destroy And not spare the place for the fifty righteous that may be therein? oh! may that be far from from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked; And that the righteous should be as the wicked. oh! God, may that be far from thee, for shall not <​9/​> the Judge of all the Earth do right? <​9/​> And the Lord said unto Abraham, if thou findest in Sodom, fifty righteous within the City, then I will spare all this place for their sakes. And Abraham answered & said, behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord which is able to destroy the City And lay all the people in dust And ashes; will the Lord spare them peradventure there lack five of the fifty righteous; wilt thou destroy all the City for their wickeness, if I find there forty & five righteous? & he said, I will not destroy, but spare them. And he spake unto him again & said peradventure there should be forty found there? & he said I will not d[e]stroy it for forty’s sake. And he said again unto the Lord, oh, let not the Lord be angery, & I will speak; peradventure there [p. 46]
Earth shall be blessed in him? for I know him, that he will command his Children, & his household after him, And they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do Justice & Judgement; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he has 7/ spoken of him. 7/ & the Angel of the Lord said unto Abraham, the Lord said unto us, Because the cry of Sodom & gomorah is great, & because their sin is very grievious, I will destroy them. & I will send you, & ye shall go down now, And see that their iniquitise are rewarded unto them. And ye shall have all things done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come up unto me. And if ye do it not, it shall be upon your heads; for I will destroy them, And you shall know that I will do it, for it shall be before your eyes. And the Angels, which were holy men, & were sent forth after the order of God, turned their faces from thence 8/ & went toward Sodom. 8/ But Abraham stood yet before the Lord, remembering the things which had been told him. And Abraham drew near to Sodom, And said unto the Lord, calling upon his name, saying, wilt thou destroy the righteous with the wicked? wilt thou not spare them? peradventure there may be fifty righteous within the city, wilt thou also destroy And not spare the place for the fifty righteous that may be therein? oh! may 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. oh! God, may that be far from thee, for shall not 9/ the Judge of all the Earth do right? 9/ And the Lord said unto Abraham, if thou findest in Sodom, fifty righteous within the City, then I will spare all this place for their sakes. And Abraham answered & said, behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord which is able to destroy the City And lay all the people in dust And ashes; will the Lord spare them peradventure there lack five of the fifty righteous; wilt thou destroy all the City for their wickeness, if I find there forty & five righteous? & he said, I will not destroy, but spare them. And he spake unto him again & said peradventure there should be forty found there? & he said I will not destroy it for forty’s sake. And he said again unto the Lord, oh, let not the Lord be angery, & I will speak; peradventure there [p. 46]
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