Parallel Verses

New Heart English Bible

Esau said, "Behold, I am about to die. What good is the birthright to me?"

New American Standard Bible

Esau said, “Behold, I am about to die; so of what use then is the birthright to me?”

King James Version

And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?

Holman Bible

“Look,” said Esau, “I’m about to die, so what good is a birthright to me?”

International Standard Version

"Look! I'm about to die," Esau replied. "What good is this birthright to me?"

A Conservative Version

And Esau said, Behold, I am about to die, and what profit shall the birthright do to me?

American Standard Version

And Esau said, Behold, I am about to die. And what profit shall the birthright do to me?

Amplified

Esau said, “Look, I am about to die [if I do not eat soon]; so of what use is this birthright to me?”

Bible in Basic English

And Esau said, Truly, I am at the point of death: what profit is the birthright to me?

Darby Translation

And Esau said, Behold, I am going to die, and of what use can the birthright be to me?

Julia Smith Translation

And Esau will say, Behold, I am going to die, and what to me this birthright?

King James 2000

And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point of death: and what profit shall this birthright be to me?

Lexham Expanded Bible

And Esau said, "Look, I am going to die; now what [is] this birthright to me?"

Modern King James verseion

And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point of dying, and what profit shall this birthright be to me?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Esau answered, "Lo, I am at the point to die, and what profit shall this birthright do me?"

NET Bible

"Look," said Esau, "I'm about to die! What use is the birthright to me?"

The Emphasized Bible

And Esau said, Here am I, on the point of dying, - wherefore, then, should I, have, a birthright?

Webster

And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birth-right bring to me?

World English Bible

Esau said, "Behold, I am about to die. What good is the birthright to me?"

Youngs Literal Translation

And Esau saith, 'Lo, I am going to die, and what is this to me -- birthright?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
עשׂו 
`Esav 
Usage: 97

Behold, I am at the point
הלך 
Halak 
go, walk, come, ...away, ...along,
Usage: 1545

to die
מוּת 
Muwth 
Usage: 839

בּכרה בּכורה 
B@kowrah 
Usage: 15

References

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Context Readings

Esau Sells His Birthright

31 Jacob said, "First, sell me your birthright." 32 Esau said, "Behold, I am about to die. What good is the birthright to me?" 33 Jacob said, "Swear to me first." He swore to him. He sold his birthright to Jacob.



Cross References

Exodus 22:9

For every matter of trespass, whether it be for ox, for donkey, for sheep, for clothing, or for any kind of lost thing, about which one says, 'This is mine,' the cause of both parties shall come before God. He whom God condemns shall pay double to his neighbor.

Job 21:15

What is Shaddai, that we should serve him? What profit should we have, if we pray to him?'

Job 22:17

who said to God, 'Depart from us;' and, 'What can Shaddai do for us?'

Job 34:9

For he has said, 'It profits a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.'

Malachi 3:14

You have said, 'It is vain to serve God;' and 'What profit is it that we have followed his instructions, and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts?

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