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Genesis 18:27 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, who am but dust and ashes:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which [am but] dust and ashes:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— And Abraham replied, “Now behold, I have ventured to speak to the Lord, although I am [but] dust and ashes.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I, who [am] dust and ashes, have taken upon me to speak to the Lord.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have ventured to speak unto the Lord; I, who am dust and ashes.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And Abraham responded, and said,—Behold, I pray thee, I have ventured to speak unto My Lord, though, I, am dust and ashes:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And Abraham answereth and saith, 'Lo, I pray thee, I have willed to speak unto the Lord, and I—dust and ashes;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And Abraham answered, and said: Seeing I have once begun, I will speak to my Lord, whereas I am dust and ashes.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And Abraham answered, and said, Behold now, I haue taken vpon me to speake vnto the LORD, which am but dust and ashes.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And Abraham{gr.Abraam} answered and said, Now I have begun to speak to my Lord, and I am earth and ashes.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Avraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto Yahweh, which [am but] dust and ashes:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And Avrhm אַברָהָם 85
{0085} Prime
אַבְרָהָם
'Abraham
{ab-raw-hawm'}
Contracted from H0001 and an unused root (probably meaning to be populous); father of a multitude; Abraham, the later name of Abram.
answered 6030
{6030} Prime
עָנָה
`anah
{aw-naw'}
A primitive root; properly to eye or (generally) to heed, that is, pay attention; by implication to respond; by extension to begin to speak; specifically to sing, shout, testify, announce.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and said, 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Behold x2009
(2009) Complement
הִנֵּה
hinneh
{hin-nay'}
Prolonged for H2005; lo!.
now, x4994
(4994) Complement
נָא
na'
{naw}
A primitive particle of incitement and entreaty, which may usually be rendered I pray, now or then; added mostly to verbs (in the imperative or future), or to interjections, occasionally to an adverb or conjugation.
I have taken upon x2974
(2974) Complement
יָאַל
ya'al
{yaw-al'}
A primitive root (probably rather the same as H2973 through the idea of mental weakness); properly to yield, especially assent; hence (positively) to undertake as an act of volition.
me y2974
[2974] Standard
יָאַל
ya'al
{yaw-al'}
A primitive root (probably rather the same as H2973 through the idea of mental weakness); properly to yield, especially assent; hence (positively) to undertake as an act of volition.
z8689
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
to speak 1696
{1696} Prime
דִּבֵּר
dabar
{daw-bar'}
A primitive root; perhaps properly to arrange; but used figuratively (of words) to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue.
z8763
<8763> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 790
unto x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
Yhw יָהוֶה, 136
{0136} Prime
אֲדֹנָי
'Adonay
{ad-o-noy'}
An emphatic form of H0113; the Lord (used as a proper name of God only).
which 595
{0595} Prime
אָנֹכִי
'anokiy
{aw-no-kee'}
A primitive pronoun; I.
[am but] dust 6083
{6083} Prime
עָפָר
`aphar
{aw-fawr'}
From H6080; dust (as powdered or gray); hence clay, earth, mud.
and ashes: 665
{0665} Prime
אֵפֶר
'epher
{ay'-fer}
From an unused root meaning to bestrew; ashes.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 18:23-33.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 18:27

Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, who am but dust and ashes — He speaks as one amazed at his own boldness, and the liberty God graciously allowed him, considering God's greatness, he is the Lord; and his own meanness, but dust and ashes. Whenever we draw near to God, it becomes us reverently to acknowledge the vast distance that there is between us and Him. He is the Lord of glory, we are worms of the earth.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 18:27

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

(n) By this we learn, that the nearer we approach to God, the more our miserable estate appears, and the more we are humbled.

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I have:

Genesis 18:30-32 And he said [unto him], Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do [it], if I find thirty there. ... And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy [it] for ten's sake.
Ezra 9:6 And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our iniquities are increased over [our] head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens.
Job 42:6-8 Wherefore I abhor [myself], and repent in dust and ashes. ... Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept: lest I deal with you [after your] folly, in that ye have not spoken of me [the thing which is] right, like my servant Job.
Isaiah 6:5 Then said I, Woe [is] me! for I am undone; because I [am] a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.
Luke 18:1 And he spake a parable unto them [to this end], that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

dust:

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou [art], and unto dust shalt thou return.
Job 4:19 How much less [in] them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation [is] in the dust, [which] are crushed before the moth?
Psalms 8:4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
Psalms 144:3 LORD, what [is] man, that thou takest knowledge of him! [or] the son of man, that thou makest account of him!
Ecclesiastes 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
Isaiah 6:5 Then said I, Woe [is] me! for I am undone; because I [am] a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.
Isaiah 64:8 But now, O LORD, thou [art] our father; we [are] the clay, and thou our potter; and we all [are] the work of thy hand.
Luke 5:8 When Simon Peter saw [it], he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:47-48 The first man [is] of the earth, earthy: the second man [is] the Lord from heaven. ... As [is] the earthy, such [are] they also that are earthy: and as [is] the heavenly, such [are] they also that are heavenly.
2 Corinthians 5:1-2 For we know that if our earthly house of [this] tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. ... For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
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Gn 2:7; 3:19; 18:30. Ezr 9:6. Jb 4:19; 42:6. Ps 8:4; 144:3. Ec 12:7. Is 6:5; 64:8. Lk 5:8; 18:1. 1Co 15:47. 2Co 5:1.

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