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Bible in Basic English

Then they said to one another, We are not doing right. Today is a day of good news, and we say nothing: if we go on waiting here till the morning, punishment will come to us. So let us go and give the news to those of the king's house.

New American Standard Bible

Then they said to one another, “We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news, but we are keeping silent; if we wait until morning light, punishment will overtake us. Now therefore come, let us go and tell the king’s household.”

King James Version

Then they said one to another, We do not well: this day is a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace: if we tarry till the morning light, some mischief will come upon us: now therefore come, that we may go and tell the king's household.

Holman Bible

Then they said to each other, “We’re not doing what is right. Today is a day of good news. If we are silent and wait until morning light, our sin will catch up with us. Let’s go tell the king’s household.”

International Standard Version

But then they told each other, "We're not doing the right thing. This is a day of good news, but if we keep quiet until morning, we're sure to be punished! So let's leave and go tell the king's household!"

A Conservative Version

Then they said one to another, We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news, and we keep silent. If we delay till the morning light, punishment will overtake us. Now therefore come, let us go and tell the king's household

American Standard Version

Then they said one to another, We do not well; this day is a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace: if we tarry till the morning light, punishment will overtake us; now therefore come, let us go and tell the king's household.

Amplified

Then they said one to another, “We are not doing the right thing. This is a day of good news, yet we are keeping silent. If we wait until the morning light, some punishment [for not reporting this now] will come on us. So now come, let us go and tell the king’s household.”

Darby Translation

And they said one to another, We are not doing right; this day is a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace: if we tarry till the morning light, the iniquity will find us out; and now come, let us go and tell the king's household.

Julia Smith Translation

And they will say a man to his neighbor, Not thus do we: this day, it is a day of glad tidings, and we being silent: and waiting till morning light and sin will find us: an now come and we will go and announce to the king's house.

King James 2000

Then they said one to another, We do not well: this day is a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace: if we tarry till the morning light, some mischief will come upon us: now therefore come, that we may go and tell the king's household.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then they said {to one another}, "We [are] not doing right. This day is a day of good news! If we [are] silent and wait until the light of morning, they will find us and {we will be punished}. So then, come, let us go and tell the house of the king."

Modern King James verseion

And they said to one another, We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news, and we hold our peace. If we stay until the morning light, some punishment will come on us. And now come, so that we may go and tell the king's household.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then they said one to another, "It is not well that we do, for this day is a day to bring tidings. And if we hold our peace, and tarry till it be daylight, we shall find a mischief. Now therefore come, let us go and tell the king's household."

NET Bible

Then they said to one another, "It's not right what we're doing! This is a day to celebrate, but we haven't told anyone. If we wait until dawn, we'll be punished. So come on, let's go and inform the royal palace."

New Heart English Bible

Then they said one to another, "We aren't doing right. This day is a day of good news, and we keep silent. If we wait until the morning light, punishment will overtake us. Now therefore come, let us go and tell the king's household."

The Emphasized Bible

Then said they one to another - Not a right thing, are, we, doing. This day, is, a day of good tidings, and, we, are holding our peace, if we tarry until the light of the morning, there will come upon us, some misfortune, - Now, therefore, come and let us go in, and tell the household of the king.

Webster

Then they said one to another, We do not well: this day is a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace: if we tarry till the morning light, some mischief will come upon us: now therefore come, that we may go and tell the king's household.

World English Bible

Then they said one to another, "We aren't doing right. This day is a day of good news, and we keep silent. If we wait until the morning light, punishment will overtake us. Now therefore come, let us go and tell the king's household."

Youngs Literal Translation

And they say one unto another, 'We are not doing right this day; a day of tidings it is, and we are keeping silent; and -- we have waited till the light of the morning, then hath punishment found us; and now, come and we go in and declare to the house of the king.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
one
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

to another
ריע רע 
Rea` 
Usage: 187

We do

Usage: 0

not well this day
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

is a day
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

בּשׂרה בּשׂורה 
B@sowrah 
Usage: 6

and we hold our peace
חשׁה 
Chashah 
Usage: 15

if we tarry
חכה 
Chakah 
Usage: 14

בּקר 
Boqer 
Usage: 214

אור 
'owr 
Usage: 122

עוון עון 
`avon 
Usage: 230

will come
מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

that we may go

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

and tell
נגד 
Nagad 
Usage: 370

the king's
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

References

Easton

Smith

Context Readings

Four Lepers Report The Departure Of The Arameans

8 And when those lepers came to the outer line of tents, they went into one tent, and had food and drink, and took from it silver and gold and clothing, which they put in a secret place; then they came back and went into another tent from which they took more goods, which they put away in a secret place. 9 Then they said to one another, We are not doing right. Today is a day of good news, and we say nothing: if we go on waiting here till the morning, punishment will come to us. So let us go and give the news to those of the king's house. 10 So they came in, and, crying out to the door-keepers of the town, they gave them the news, saying, We came to the tents of the Aramaeans, and there was no one there and no voice of man, only the horses and the asses in their places, and the tents as they were.


Cross References

Numbers 32:23

But if you do not do this, then you are sinners against the Lord; and you may be certain that your sin will have its reward.

2 Kings 5:26-27

And he said to him, Did not my heart go with you, when the man got down from his carriage and went back to you? Is this a time for getting money, and clothing, and olive-gardens and vine-gardens, and sheep and oxen, and men-servants and women-servants?

2 Kings 7:3

Now there were four lepers seated at the doorway into the town: and they said to one another, Why are we waiting here for death?

2 Kings 7:6

For the Lord had made the sound of carriages and horses, and the noise of a great army, come to the ears of the Aramaeans, so that they said to one another, Truly, the king of Israel has got the kings of the Hittites and of the Egyptians for a price to make an attack on us.

Proverbs 24:16

For an upright man, after falling seven times, will get up again: but trouble is the downfall of the evil.

Isaiah 41:27

I was the first to give word of it to Zion, and I gave the good news to Jerusalem.

Isaiah 52:7

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him who comes with good news, who gives word of peace, saying that salvation is near; who says to Zion, Your God is ruling!

Nahum 1:15

See on the mountains the feet of him who comes with good news, giving word of peace! Keep your feasts, O Judah, give effect to your oaths: for the good-for-nothing man will never again go through you; he is completely cut off.

Haggai 1:4-5

Is it a time for you to be living in roofed houses while this house is a waste?

Luke 2:10

And the angel said, Have no fear; for truly, I give you good news of great joy which will be for all the people:

Philippians 2:4

Not looking everyone to his private good, but keeping in mind the things of others.

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