This is the epitome of chutzpah. The human being dresses God down in no unsubtle terms. Far be it from You! The original Hebrew hallilah lecha is actually much more earthy. The connotation is closer to my grandmother’s Yiddish curse, Shonda! Herpah! “Shame on You! You’re better than that!” Abraham gives voice to his utter disappointment in God’s betrayal of their shared ideal of justice: How could You, God, blur the moral distinction between good and evil, between innocence and guilt? Is that the world You designed? Shame on You! You’re better than that!