Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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

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Context Readings

Abram In Egypt

12 So when the Egyptians see you, they will say, This is his wife; and they will kill me, but they will let you live. 13 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. 14 And when Abram came into Egypt, the Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful.



Cross References

Genesis 20:2

And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister. And Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah [into his harem].

Genesis 26:7

And the men of the place asked him about his wife, and he said, She is my sister; for he was afraid to say, She is my wife -- "[thinking], Lest the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah, because she is attractive and is beautiful to look upon.

Genesis 20:5

Did not the man tell me, She is my sister? And she herself said, He is my brother. In integrity of heart and innocency of hands I have done this.

Genesis 11:29

And Abram and Nahor took wives. 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

But truly, she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father but not of my mother; and she became my wife.

Psalm 146:3-5

Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no help.

Isaiah 57:11

Of whom have you been so afraid and in dread that you lied and were treacherous and did not [seriously] remember Me, did not even give Me a thought? Have I not been silent, even for a long time, and so you do not fear Me?

Jeremiah 17:5-8

Thus says the Lord: Cursed [with great evil] is the strong man who trusts in and relies on frail man, making weak [human] flesh his arm, and whose mind and heart turn aside from the Lord.

Ezekiel 18:4

Behold, all souls are Mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is Mine; the soul that sins, it shall die.

Matthew 26:69-75

Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard, and one maid came up to him and said, You were also with Jesus the Galilean!

John 8:44

You are of your father, the devil, and it is your will to practice the lusts and gratify the desires [which are characteristic] of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a falsehood, he speaks what is natural to him, for he is a liar [himself] and the father of lies and of all that is false.

Romans 3:6-8

By no means! Otherwise, how could God judge the world?

Romans 6:23

For the wages which sin pays is death, but the [bountiful] free gift of God is eternal life through (in union with) Jesus Christ our Lord.

Galatians 2:12-13

For up to the time that certain persons came from James, he ate his meals with the Gentile [converts]; but when the men [from Jerusalem] arrived, he withdrew and held himself aloof from the Gentiles and [ate] separately for fear of those of the circumcision [party].

Colossians 3:6

It is on account of these [very sins] that the [holy] anger of God is ever coming upon the sons of disobedience (those who are obstinately opposed to the divine will),

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