||It would be sacrilege even to ascribe such an act to You - to kill the innocent with the guilty, letting the righteous and the wicked fare alike. It would be sacrilege to ascribe this to You! Shall the whole world's Judge not act justly?'
Chalilah lecha me'asot kadavar hazeh lehamit tsadik im-rasha vehayah hatsadik karasha chalilah lach hashofet kol-ha'arets lo ya'aseh mishpat.
||God said, 'If I find fifty innocent people in Sodom, I will spare the entire area for their sake.'
Vayomer Adonay im-emtsa viSdom chamishim tsadikim betoch ha'ir venasati lechol-hamakom ba'avuram.
||Abraham spoke up and said, 'I have already said too much before my Lord! I am mere dust and ashes!
Vaya'an Avraham vayomar hineh-na ho'alti ledaber el-Adonay ve'anochi afar va'efer.
|said too much|
(Onkelos). Others, 'I have begun to speak' (Targum Yonathan; Rashi); 'I have desired to speak' (Ibn Ezra); or 'I have dared to speak' (HaKethav VeHaKabbalah).