Parallel Verses

World English Bible

You shall answer and say before Yahweh your God, "A Syrian ready to perish was my father; and he went down into Egypt, and lived there, few in number; and he became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous.

New American Standard Bible

"You shall answer and say before the LORD your God, 'My father was a wandering Aramean, and he went down to Egypt and sojourned there, few in number; but there he became a great, mighty and populous nation.

King James Version

And thou shalt speak and say before the LORD thy God, A Syrian ready to perish was my father, and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned there with a few, and became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous:

Holman Bible

You are to respond by saying in the presence of the Lord your God:My father was a wandering Aramean. He went down to Egypt with a few people and lived there. There he became a great, powerful, and populous nation.

International Standard Version

Then you are to affirm and declare in the presence of the LORD your God:

A Conservative Version

And thou shall answer and say before LORD thy God, My father was a Syrian ready to perish, and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned there, few in number. And he became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous.

American Standard Version

And thou shalt answer and say before Jehovah thy God, A Syrian ready to perish was my father; and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned there, few in number; and he became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous.

Amplified

And you shall say before the Lord your God, A wandering and lost Aramean ready to perish was my father [Jacob], and he went down into Egypt and sojourned there, few in number, and he became there a nation, great, mighty, and numerous.

Bible in Basic English

And these are the words which you will say before the Lord your God: My father was a wandering Aramaean, and he went down with a small number of people into Egypt; there he became a great and strong nation:

Darby Translation

And thou shalt speak and say before Jehovah thy God, A perishing Aramean was my father, and he went down to Egypt with a few, and sojourned there, and became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Then thou shalt speak and say before the LORD thy God, My father, the Syrian, perishing of hunger went down into Egypt and sojourned there with a few and became there a nation, great, mighty, and many;

Julia Smith Translation

And thou didst answer and say before Jehovah thy God, An unfortunate Syrian my father; and he went down into Egypt, and he will sojourn there with a few men, and will be there into a great nation, mighty and many.

King James 2000

And you shall speak and say before the LORD your God, An Aramean ready to perish was my father, and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned there with a few, and became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous:

Lexham Expanded Bible

And {you shall declare} and you shall say {before} your God, 'My ancestor [was] a wandering Aramean, and he went down to Egypt, and there he dwelt as an alien {few in number}, and there he became a great nation, mighty and numerous.

Modern King James verseion

And you shall speak and say before Jehovah your God, My father was a Syrian ready to perish. And he went down to Egypt, and stayed there with a few, and became there a nation, great, mighty, and many.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And thou shalt answer and say before the LORD thy God, 'The Syrians would have destroyed my father, and he went down into Egypt and sojourned there with a few folk and grew there unto a nation great, mighty and full of people.

NET Bible

Then you must affirm before the Lord your God, "A wandering Aramean was my ancestor, and he went down to Egypt and lived there as a foreigner with a household few in number, but there he became a great, powerful, and numerous people.

New Heart English Bible

You shall answer and say before the LORD your God, "A Syrian ready to perish was my father; and he went down into Egypt, and lived there, few in number; and he became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous.

The Emphasized Bible

And thou shalt respond and say before Yahweh thy God - A Syrian ready to perish, was my father, so he went down to Egypt, and became a sojourner there with men only few; but he became there a nation great, mighty and numerous;

Webster

And thou shalt speak and say before the LORD thy God, A Syrian ready to perish was my father, and he went down to Egypt, and sojourned there with a few, and became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous:

Youngs Literal Translation

And thou hast answered and said before Jehovah thy God, A perishing Aramaean is my father! and he goeth down to Egypt, and sojourneth there with few men, and becometh there a nation, great, mighty, and numerous;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And thou shalt speak
ענה 
`anah 
Usage: 329

and say

Usage: 0

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

the Lord

Usage: 0

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

A Syrian
ארמּי 
'Arammiy 
Usage: 12

and he went down
ירד 
Yarad 
Usage: 378

מצרים 
Mitsrayim 
Usage: 681

there with
מת 
Math 
Usage: 21

a few
מעט מעט 
M@`at 
Usage: 101

גּי גּוי 
Gowy 
Usage: 558

גּדל גּדול 
Gadowl 
Usage: 528

עצם עצוּם 
`atsuwm 
Usage: 31

Context Readings

Detailed Stipulations: Purity And Unity

4 The priest shall take the basket out of your hand, and set it down before the altar of Yahweh your God. 5 You shall answer and say before Yahweh your God, "A Syrian ready to perish was my father; and he went down into Egypt, and lived there, few in number; and he became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous. 6 The Egyptians dealt ill with us, and afflicted us, and laid on us hard bondage:



Cross References

Genesis 43:1-2

The famine was severe in the land.

Genesis 46:27

The sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt, were two souls. All the souls of the house of Jacob, who came into Egypt, were seventy.

Deuteronomy 10:22

Your fathers went down into Egypt with seventy persons; and now Yahweh your God has made you as the stars of the sky for multitude.

Genesis 43:12

and take double money in your hand, and take back the money that was returned in the mouth of your sacks. Perhaps it was an oversight.

Genesis 45:7

God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to save you alive by a great deliverance.

Genesis 45:11

There I will nourish you; for there are yet five years of famine; lest you come to poverty, you, and your household, and all that you have."'

Hosea 12:12

Jacob fled into the country of Aram, and Israel served to get a wife, and for a wife he tended flocks and herds.

Acts 7:15

Jacob went down into Egypt, and he died, himself and our fathers,

Genesis 24:4

But you shall go to my country, and to my relatives, and take a wife for my son Isaac."

Genesis 25:20

Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Paddan Aram, the sister of Laban the Syrian, to be his wife.

Genesis 27:41

Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him. Esau said in his heart, "The days of mourning for my father are at hand. Then I will kill my brother Jacob."

Genesis 28:5

Isaac sent Jacob away. He went to Paddan Aram to Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, Rebekah's brother, Jacob's and Esau's mother.

Genesis 31:20

Jacob deceived Laban the Syrian, in that he didn't tell him that he was running away.

Genesis 31:24

God came to Laban, the Syrian, in a dream of the night, and said to him, "Take heed to yourself that you don't speak to Jacob either good or bad."

Genesis 31:40

This was my situation: in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep fled from my eyes.

Genesis 46:1-7

Israel traveled with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices to the God of his father, Isaac.

Genesis 47:27

Israel lived in the land of Egypt, in the land of Goshen; and they got themselves possessions therein, and were fruitful, and multiplied exceedingly.

Exodus 1:5

All the souls who came out of Jacob's body were seventy souls, and Joseph was in Egypt already.

Exodus 1:7

The children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and grew exceedingly mighty; and the land was filled with them.

Exodus 1:12

But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread out. They were grieved because of the children of Israel.

Deuteronomy 7:7

Yahweh didn't set his love on you, nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people; for you were the fewest of all peoples:

Psalm 105:23-24

Israel also came into Egypt. Jacob lived in the land of Ham.

Isaiah 51:1-2

"Listen to me, you who follow after righteousness, you who seek Yahweh: look to the rock you were cut from, and to the hold of the pit you were dug from.

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