Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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

And a certain man found him, and behold, he had lost his way and was wandering in the open country. The man asked him, What are you trying to find?

Bible in Basic English

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field; 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

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Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Joseph Sold Into Slavery By His Brothers

14 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see after the welfare of thy brethren, and after the welfare of the flock; and bring me word again. And he sent him out of the vale of Hebron; and he came towards Shechem. 15 And a man found him, and behold, he was wandering in the country; and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou? 16 And he said, I am seeking my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where they feed their flocks.


Cross References

Genesis 21:14

And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a flask of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder and the child, and sent her away. And she departed, and wandered about in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.

Judges 4:22

And behold, as Barak pursued Sis'era, Ja'el went out to meet him, and said to him, "Come, and I will show you the man whom you are seeking." So he went in to her tent; and there lay Sis'era dead, with the tent peg in his temple.

2 Kings 6:19

And Elisha said to them, This is not the way, neither is this the city: follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom ye seek. And he led them to Samaria.

John 1:38

But Jesus having turned, and seeing them following, says to them, What seek ye? And they said to him, Rabbi (which, being interpreted, signifies Teacher), where abidest thou?

John 4:27

And upon this came his disciples, and wondered that he spoke with a woman; yet no one said, What seekest thou? or, Why speakest thou with her?

John 18:4

Jesus therefore, knowing all things that were coming upon him, went forth and said to them, Whom seek ye?

John 18:7

He demanded of them therefore again, Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus the Nazaraean.

John 20:15

Jesus says to her, Woman, why dost thou weep? Whom seekest thou? She, supposing that it was the gardener, says to him, Sir, if thou hast borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.

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