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Genesis 18:27

    Genesis 18:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the LORD, which am but dust and ashes:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken on me to speak to the LORD, which am but dust and ashes:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, who am but dust and ashes:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

    And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, who am but dust and ashes:

    World English Bible

    Abraham answered, "See now, I have taken it on myself to speak to the Lord, who am but dust and ashes.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 18:27

    Which am but dust and ashes - עפר ואפר aphar vaepher, words very similar in sound, as they refer to matters which so much resemble each other. Dust - the lightest particles of earth. Ashes - the residuum of consumed substances. By these expressions he shows how deeply his soul was humbled in the presence of God. He who has high thoughts of himself must have low thoughts of the dignity of the Divine nature, of the majesty of God, and the sinfulness of sin.