Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Then they said to one another, "Truly we are guilty concerning our brother, because we saw the distress of his soul when he pleaded with us, yet we would not listen; therefore this distress has come upon us."

King James Version

And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.

Holman Bible

Then they said to each other, "It is plain that we are being punished for what we did to our brother. We saw his deep distress when he pleaded with us, but we would not listen. That is why this trouble has come to us."

International Standard Version

"We're all guilty because of what we did to our brother!" they told each other. "We kept on watching his suffering while he pleaded with us! We're in this mess because we wouldn't listen!"

A Conservative Version

And they said one to another, We are truly guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul when he besought us, and we would not hear. Therefore this distress has come upon us.

American Standard Version

And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.

Amplified

And they said one to another, We are truly guilty about our brother, for we saw the distress and anguish of his soul when he begged us [to let him go], and we would not hear. So this distress and difficulty has come upon us.

Bible in Basic English

And they said to one another, Truly, we did wrong to our brother, for we saw his grief of mind, and we did not give ear to his prayers; that is why this trouble has come on us.

Darby Translation

Then they said one to another, We are indeed guilty concerning our brother, whose anguish of soul we saw when he besought us, and we did not hearken; therefore this distress is come upon us.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And they said one to another, We are truly guilty concerning our brother in that we saw the anguish of his soul when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.

Julia Smith Translation

And they will say, a man to his brother, Truly we guilty concerning our brother, when we saw the straits of his soul in his entreating us, and we heard him not; for this, these straits are come to us.

King James 2000

And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then each said to his brother, "Surely we [are] guilty on account of our brother when we saw the anguish of his soul when he pleaded for mercy to us and we would not listen. Therefore this trouble has come to us."

Modern King James verseion

And they said one to another, We are truly guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul when he begged us, and we would not hear. Therefore this distress has come upon us.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then they said one to another, "We have verily sinned against our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul when he besought us, and would not hear him: therefore is this trouble come upon us."

NET Bible

They said to one other, "Surely we're being punished because of our brother, because we saw how distressed he was when he cried to us for mercy, but we refused to listen. That is why this distress has come on us!"

New Heart English Bible

They said one to another, "We are certainly guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul, when he begged us, and we wouldn't listen. Therefore this distress has come upon us."

The Emphasized Bible

And they said each man unto his brother - Verily guilty, we are, respecting our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul when he appealed unto us for favour and we hearkened not, - therefore, hath come in unto us this distress.

Webster

And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.

World English Bible

They said one to another, "We are certainly guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul, when he begged us, and we wouldn't listen. Therefore this distress has come upon us."

Youngs Literal Translation

And they say one unto another, 'Verily we are guilty concerning our brother, because we saw the distress of his soul, in his making supplication unto us, and we did not hearken: therefore hath this distress come upon us.'

Interlinear

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

אח 
'ach 
Usage: 629

אבל 
'abal 
Usage: 11

אשׁם 
'ashem 
Usage: 3

we saw
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

of his soul
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

us, and we would not hear
שׁמע 
Shama` 
Usage: 1158


come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Joseph Sends Nine Of His Brothers Back To Canaan

20 and bring your youngest brother to me, so your words may be verified, and you will not die." And they did so. 21 Then they said to one another, "Truly we are guilty concerning our brother, because we saw the distress of his soul when he pleaded with us, yet we would not listen; therefore this distress has come upon us." 22 Reuben answered them, saying, "Did I not tell you, 'Do not sin against the boy'; and you would not listen? Now comes the reckoning for his blood."



Cross References

Hosea 5:15

I will go away and return to My place Until they acknowledge their guilt and seek My face; In their affliction they will earnestly seek Me.

Genesis 37:23-28

So it came about, when Joseph reached his brothers, that they stripped Joseph of his tunic, the varicolored tunic that was on him;

Job 36:8-9

"And if they are bound in fetters, And are caught in the cords of affliction,

Genesis 41:9

Then the chief cupbearer spoke to Pharaoh, saying, "I would make mention today of my own offenses.

Numbers 32:23

"But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against the LORD, and be sure your sin will find you out.

Judges 1:7

Adoni-bezek said, "Seventy kings with their thumbs and their big toes cut off used to gather up scraps under my table; as I have done, so God has repaid me." So they brought him to Jerusalem and he died there.

2 Samuel 12:13

Then David said to Nathan, "I have sinned against the LORD " And Nathan said to David, "The LORD also has taken away your sin; you shall not die.

1 Kings 17:18

So she said to Elijah, "What do I have to do with you, O man of God? You have come to me to bring my iniquity to remembrance and to put my son to death!"

Job 33:27-28

"He will sing to men and say, 'I have sinned and perverted what is right, And it is not proper for me.

Job 34:31-32

"For has anyone said to God, 'I have borne chastisement; I will not offend anymore;

Proverbs 1:27-28

When your dread comes like a storm And your calamity comes like a whirlwind, When distress and anguish come upon you.

Proverbs 21:13

He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor Will also cry himself and not be answered.

Proverbs 24:11-12

Deliver those who are being taken away to death, And those who are staggering to slaughter, Oh hold them back.

Proverbs 28:17

A man who is laden with the guilt of human blood Will be a fugitive until death; let no one support him.

Jeremiah 2:17

"Have you not done this to yourself By your forsaking the LORD your God When He led you in the way?

Jeremiah 2:19

"Your own wickedness will correct you, And your apostasies will reprove you; Know therefore and see that it is evil and bitter For you to forsake the LORD your God, And the dread of Me is not in you," declares the Lord GOD of hosts.

Jeremiah 4:18

"Your ways and your deeds Have brought these things to you This is your evil How bitter! How it has touched your heart!"

Jeremiah 34:17

"Therefore thus says the LORD, 'You have not obeyed Me in proclaiming release each man to his brother and each man to his neighbor. Behold, I am proclaiming a release to you,' declares the LORD, 'to the sword, to the pestilence and to the famine; and I will make you a terror to all the kingdoms of the earth.

Matthew 7:2

"For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.

Matthew 27:3-4

Then when Judas, who had betrayed Him, saw that He had been condemned, he felt remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,

Mark 9:43-45

"If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life crippled, than, having your two hands, to go into hell, into the unquenchable fire,

Mark 9:48

where THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED.

Luke 16:28

for I have five brothers--in order that he may warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.'

Acts 19:18

Many also of those who had believed kept coming, confessing and disclosing their practices.

James 2:13

For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.



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