Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Please say that you are my sister so that it may go well with me because of you, and that I may live on account of you."

King James Version

Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.

Holman Bible

Please say you’re my sister so it will go well for me because of you, and my life will be spared on your account.”

International Standard Version

Please say that you are my sister, so things will go well for me for your sake. That way, you'll be saving my life."

A Conservative Version

Say, I pray thee, thou are my sister, that it may be well with me for thy sake, and that my soul may live because of thee.

American Standard Version

Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister; that it may be well with me for thy sake, and that my soul may live because of thee.

Amplified

Say, I beg of you, that you are my sister, so that it may go well with me for your sake and my life will be spared because of you.

Bible in Basic English

Say, then, that you are my sister, and so it will be well with me because of you, and my life will be kept safe on your account.

Darby Translation

Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister, that it may be well with me on thy account, and my soul may live because of thee.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister, that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.

Julia Smith Translation

Say, now, thou my sister, that it shall be well to me because of thee, and my soul shall live by means of thee.

King James 2000

Say, I pray you, that you are my sister: that it may be well with me for your sake; and my soul shall live because of you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Please say you are my sister so that it will go well for me on your account. {Then I will live} on account of you."

Modern King James verseion

I pray you, say that you are my sister, so that it may be well with me for your sake. And my soul shall live because of you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Say, I pray thee therefore, that thou art my sister; that I may fare the better by reason of thee, and that my soul may live for thy sake."

NET Bible

So tell them you are my sister so that it may go well for me because of you and my life will be spared on account of you."

New Heart English Bible

Please say that you are my sister, that it may be well with me for your sake, and that my soul may live because of you."

The Emphasized Bible

Say, I beseech thee that my sister, art thou, - to the end it may be well with me for thy sake, so shall my soul be preserved alive because of thee.

Webster

Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.

World English Bible

Please say that you are my sister, that it may be well with me for your sake, and that my soul may live because of you."

Youngs Literal Translation

say, I pray thee, thou art my sister, so that it is well with me because of thee, and my soul hath lived for thy sake.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נא 
Na' 
now, I beseech ..., I pray ..., Oh, go to
Usage: 403

thou art my sister
אחות 
'achowth 
Usage: 114

מען 
Ma`an 
that, for, to, to the end, because of, lest, to the intent
Usage: 271

it may be well
יטב 
Yatab 
Usage: 115

with me for thy sake and my soul
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

חיה 
Chayah 
Usage: 264

References

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Abram In Egypt

12 and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife'; and they will kill me, but they will let you live. 13 "Please say that you are my sister so that it may go well with me because of you, and that I may live on account of you." 14 It came about when Abram came into Egypt, the Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful.



Cross References

Genesis 20:2

Abraham said of Sarah his wife, "She is my sister " So Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.

Genesis 26:7

When the men of the place asked about his wife, he said, "She is my sister," for he was afraid to say, "my wife," thinking, "the men of the place might kill me on account of Rebekah, for she is beautiful."

Genesis 20:5

"Did he not himself say to me, 'She is my sister'? And she herself said, 'He is my brother ' In the integrity of my heart and the innocence of my hands I have done this."

Genesis 11:29

Abram and Nahor took wives for themselves The name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife was Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah and Iscah.

Genesis 20:12-13

"Besides, she actually is my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother, and she became my wife;

Psalm 146:3-5

Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation.

Isaiah 57:11

"Of whom were you worried and fearful When you lied, and did not remember Me Nor give Me a thought? Was I not silent even for a long time So you do not fear Me?

Jeremiah 17:5-8

Thus says the LORD, "Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind And makes flesh his strength, And whose heart turns away from the LORD.

Ezekiel 18:4

"Behold, all souls are Mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is Mine The soul who sins will die.

Matthew 26:69-75

Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard, and a servant-girl came to him and said, "You too were with Jesus the Galilean."

John 8:44

"You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Romans 3:6-8

May it never be! For otherwise, how will God judge the world?

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Galatians 2:12-13

For prior to the coming of certain men from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he began to withdraw and hold himself aloof, fearing the party of the circumcision.

Colossians 3:6

For it is because of these things that the wrath of God will come upon the sons of disobedience,

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