Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is it for us to kill our brother and cover up his blood?

King James Version

And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood?

Holman Bible

Then Judah said to his brothers, "What do we gain if we kill our brother and cover up his blood?

International Standard Version

Then Judah suggested to his brothers, "Where's the profit in just killing our brother and shedding his blood?

A Conservative Version

And Judah said to his brothers, What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood?

American Standard Version

And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother and conceal his blood?

Amplified

And Judah said to his brothers, What do we gain if we slay our brother and conceal his blood?

Bible in Basic English

And Judah said to his brothers, What profit is there in putting our brother to death and covering up his blood?

Darby Translation

And Judah said to his brethren, What profit is it that we kill our brother and secrete his blood?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Then Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother and conceal his blood?

Julia Smith Translation

And Judah will say to his brethren, What the profit that we shall kill our brother, and conceal his blood?

King James 2000

And Judah said unto his brothers, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then Judah said to his brothers, "What profit [is there] if we kill our brother and conceal his blood?

Modern King James verseion

And Judah said to his brothers, What profit is it if we should kill our brother and hide his blood?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then said Judah to his brethren, "What availeth it that we slay our brother, and keep his blood secret?

NET Bible

Then Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is there if we kill our brother and cover up his blood?

New Heart English Bible

Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood?

The Emphasized Bible

So Judah said unto his brethren, - What profit that we slay our brother, and conceal his blood?

Webster

And Judah said to his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood.

World English Bible

Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood?

Youngs Literal Translation

And Judah saith unto his brethren, 'What gain when we slay our brother, and have concealed his blood?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יהוּדה 
Y@huwdah 
Usage: 648

בּצע 
Betsa` 
Usage: 22

is it if we slay
הרג 
Harag 
Usage: 166

and conceal
כּסה 
Kacah 
Usage: 152

References

Context Readings

Joseph Sold Into Slavery

25 Then they sat down to eat a meal. And as they raised their eyes and looked, behold, a caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing aromatic gum and balm and myrrh, on their way to bring them down to Egypt. 26 Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is it for us to kill our brother and cover up his blood? 27 "Come and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites and not lay our hands on him, for he is our brother, our own flesh." And his brothers listened to him.



Cross References

Genesis 37:20

"Now then, come and let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits; and we will say, 'A wild beast devoured him.' Then let us see what will become of his dreams!"

Genesis 4:10

He said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood is crying to Me from the ground.

Genesis 25:32

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

Deuteronomy 17:8

"If any case is too difficult for you to decide, between one kind of homicide or another, between one kind of lawsuit or another, and between one kind of assault or another, being cases of dispute in your courts, then you shall arise and go up to the place which the LORD your God chooses.

2 Samuel 1:16

David said to him, "Your blood is on your head, for your mouth has testified against you, saying, 'I have killed the LORD'S anointed.'"

Job 16:18

"O earth, do not cover my blood, And let there be no resting place for my cry.

Psalm 30:9

"What profit is there in my blood, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your faithfulness?

Jeremiah 41:8

But ten men who were found among them said to Ishmael, "Do not put us to death; for we have stores of wheat, barley, oil and honey hidden in the field." So he refrained and did not put them to death along with their companions.

Ezekiel 24:7

"For her blood is in her midst; She placed it on the bare rock; She did not pour it on the ground To cover it with dust.

Matthew 16:26

"For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

Romans 6:21

Therefore what benefit were you then deriving from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the outcome of those things is death.



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