Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

A man found him, and behold, he was wandering in the field; and the man asked him, “What are you looking for?”

King James Version

And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?

Holman Bible

A man found him there, wandering in the field, and asked him, “What are you looking for?”

International Standard Version

When Joseph reached Shechem, a man found him wandering around in a field. So the man asked him, "What are you looking for?"

A Conservative Version

And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field. And the man asked him, saying, What do thou seek?

American Standard Version

And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?

Amplified

Now a certain man found Joseph, and saw that he was wandering around and had lost his way in the field; so the man asked him, “What are you looking for?”

Bible in Basic English

And a man saw him wandering in the country, and said to him, What are you looking for?

Darby Translation

And a man found him, and behold, he was wandering in the country; and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?

Julia Smith Translation

And a man will find him, and behold, he wandered in the field. And the man will ask him, saying, What wilt thou seek?

King James 2000

And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying, What seek you?

Lexham Expanded Bible

And a man found him, and behold, he was wandering about in a field. And the man asked him, "What do you seek?"

Modern King James verseion

And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field. And the man asked him, saying, What are you looking for?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And a certain man found him wandering out of his way in the field, and asked him what he sought.

NET Bible

When Joseph reached Shechem, a man found him wandering in the field, so the man asked him, "What are you looking for?"

New Heart English Bible

A certain man found him, and behold, he was wandering in the field. The man asked him, "What are you looking for?"

The Emphasized Bible

And a man found him, and to! he was wandering about in the field, so the man asked him saying - What seekest thou?

Webster

And a certain man found him, and behold he was wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?

World English Bible

A certain man found him, and behold, he was wandering in the field. The man asked him, "What are you looking for?"

Youngs Literal Translation

And a man findeth him, and lo, he is wandering in the field, and the man asketh him, saying, 'What seekest thou?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

and, behold, he was wandering
תּעה 
Ta`ah 
Usage: 50

in the field
שׂדי שׂדה 
Sadeh 
Usage: 333

and the man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

שׁאל שׁאל 
Sha'al 
Usage: 172

References

American

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Joseph Sold Into Slavery By His Brothers

14 Then he said to him, “Go now and see about the welfare of your brothers and the welfare of the flock, and bring word back to me.” So he sent him from the valley of Hebron, and he came to Shechem. 15 A man found him, and behold, he was wandering in the field; and the man asked him, “What are you looking for?” 16 He said, “I am looking for my brothers; please tell me where they are pasturing the flock.”


Cross References

Genesis 21:14

So Abraham rose early in the morning and took bread and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar, putting them on her shoulder, and gave her the boy, and sent her away. And she departed and wandered about in the wilderness of Beersheba.

Judges 4:22

And behold, as Barak pursued Sisera, Jael came out to meet him and said to him, “Come, and I will show you the man whom you are seeking.” And he entered with her, and behold Sisera was lying dead with the tent peg in his temple.

2 Kings 6:19

Then Elisha said to them, “This is not the way, nor is this the city; follow me and I will bring you to the man whom you seek.” And he brought them to Samaria.

John 1:38

And Jesus turned and saw them following, and *said to them, “What do you seek?” They said to Him, “Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are You staying?”

John 4:27

At this point His disciples came, and they were amazed that He had been speaking with a woman, yet no one said, “What do You seek?” or, “Why do You speak with her?”

John 18:4

So Jesus, knowing all the things that were coming upon Him, went forth and *said to them, Whom do you seek?”

John 18:7

Therefore He again asked them, Whom do you seek?” And they said, “Jesus the Nazarene.”

John 20:15

Jesus *said to her, Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Supposing Him to be the gardener, she *said to Him, “Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away.”

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