Parallel Verses

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.

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

Please tell them that you are my sister so that things will go well for 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.

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."

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 so will it come to pass when the Egyptians behold thee, that they will say, His wife, this! and will slay me while thee, they preserve alive. 13 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. 14 And so it was when Abram entered into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman, that fair, was she exceedingly.



Cross References

Genesis 20:2

And Abraham said of Sarah his wife: My, sister, is she, - So Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.

Genesis 26:7

Then asked the men of the place as to his wife, and he said, My sister, is she, - For he feared to say My wife, lest said he the men of the place should slay me on account of Rebekah, for fair to Nook on, she is.

Genesis 20:5

Had not, he himself, said to me, My sister, is she? and even she herself, said, My brother, is he? In the integrity of my heart and in the pureness of my hand, have I done this!

Genesis 11:29

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

Genesis 20:12-13

Moreover also, in truth, my sister daughter of my father, she is, only not daughter of my mother, - so she became my wife.

Psalm 146:3-5

Do not ye trust in nobles, in a son of man who hath no deliverance:

Isaiah 57:11

Whom then hadst thou been anxious about and feared that thou shouldest speak falsely, When me, thou rememberedst not, caredst not for me? Did not, I, keep silence even from age-past times, Although me, thou wouldest not fear?

Jeremiah 17:5-8

Thus, saith Yahweh Accursed is the man - Who trusteth in a son of earth, And hath made flesh his arm, - And whose heart from Yahweh, turneth aside:

Ezekiel 18:4

Lo! as for all persons, mine they are, As the person of the father, so also the person of the son, mine they are, - The person that sinneth, the same shall die.

Matthew 26:69-75

Now, Peter, was sitting without, in the court; and there came unto him a certain female servant, saying - Thou also, wast with Jesus, the Galilaean.

John 8:44

Ye, are, of your father - the adversary, and, the covetings of your father, ye choose to be doing. He, was, a murderer, from the beginning, and, in the truth, he stood not; because truth is not in him: Whensoever he speaketh falsehood, of his own, he speaketh; because, false, he is, and, the father of it.

Romans 3:6-8

Far be it! Else how shall God judge the world?

Romans 6:23

For, the wages of sin, is death; but, God's gift of favour, is life age-abiding, in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Galatians 2:12-13

For, before that certain came from James, with them of the nations, used he to eat; whereas, when they came, he used to withdraw, and keep himself separate, fearing them of the circumcision;

Colossians 3:6

On account of which things cometh the anger of God, -

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