Parallel Verses

King James Version

And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him.

New American Standard Bible

But Reuben heard this and rescued him out of their hands and said, “Let us not take his life.”

Holman Bible

When Reuben heard this, he tried to save him from them. He said, “Let’s not take his life.”

International Standard Version

When Reuben heard about it, he tried to save Joseph from their plot. "Let's not do any killing,"

A Conservative Version

And Reuben heard it, and delivered him out of their hand, and said, Let us not take his life.

American Standard Version

And Reuben heard it, and delivered him out of their hand, and said, Let us not take his life.

Amplified

Now Reuben [the eldest] heard this and rescued him from their hands and said, “Let us not take his life.”

Bible in Basic English

But Reuben, hearing these words, got him out of their hands, saying, Let us not take his life.

Darby Translation

And Reuben heard it, and delivered him out of their hand, and said, Let us not take his life.

Julia Smith Translation

And Reuben will hear, and will take him away out of their hands; and he will say, We will not strike the soul

King James 2000

And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And Reuben heard [it] and delivered him from their hand and said, "We must not take his life."

Modern King James verseion

And Reuben heard, and he delivered him out of their hands and said, Let us not kill him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When Reuben heard that, he went about to rid him out of their hands, and said, "Let us not kill him."

NET Bible

When Reuben heard this, he rescued Joseph from their hands, saying, "Let's not take his life!"

New Heart English Bible

Reuben heard it, and delivered him out of their hand, and said, "Let's not take his life."

The Emphasized Bible

And Reuben heard it, and rescued him out of their hand, and said Let us not smite him, so as to take his life!

Webster

And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him from their hands: and said, Let us not kill him.

World English Bible

Reuben heard it, and delivered him out of their hand, and said, "Let's not take his life."

Youngs Literal Translation

And Reuben heareth, and delivereth him out of their hand, and saith, 'Let us not smite the life;'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ראוּבן 
R@'uwben 
Usage: 72

it, and he delivered
נצל 
Natsal 
Usage: 213

יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

and said

Usage: 0

Let us not kill
נכה 
Nakah 
Usage: 501

References

American

Easton

Morish

Pit

Smith

Context Readings

Joseph Sold Into Slavery

20 Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams. 21 And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him. 22 And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him; that he might rid him out of their hands, to deliver him to his father again.



Cross References

Genesis 42:22

And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is required.

Genesis 9:5

And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man.

Genesis 35:22

And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:

Joshua 10:28

And that day Joshua took Makkedah, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and the king thereof he utterly destroyed, them, and all the souls that were therein; he let none remain: and he did to the king of Makkedah as he did unto the king of Jericho.

Matthew 10:28

And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

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