Parallel Verses

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!"

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, “Obviously, 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.”

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
one
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

to another
אח 
'ach 
Usage: 629

We are verily
H61
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

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Joseph Sends Nine Of His Brothers Back To Canaan

20 Just be sure to bring your youngest brother back to me so what you've claimed can be verified. That way, you won't die." 21 "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!" 22 "Didn't I tell you!" Reuben replied. ""Don't wrong the kid!' I said, but would you listen? No! Now it's payback time!"



Cross References

Hosea 5:15

"I will leave and go back to my place until they admit their offense and seek my face. When affliction comes to them, they will eagerly seek me."

Genesis 37:23-28

As it was, when Joseph arrived where his brothers were, they stripped off the tunic that Jacob had given him that is, the richly-embroidered tunic that he was wearing.

Job 36:8-9

"If they're bound in chains, caught in ropes of affliction,

Genesis 41:9

Then Pharaoh's senior security advisor spoke up. "Maybe I should make a confession.

Numbers 32:23

"But if you won't do so, look out! You will be sinning against the LORD. Be certain of this, that your sin will catch up to you!

Judges 1:7

Adoni-bezek used to brag, "Seventy kings without thumbs and big toes used to eat what was left under my table. God has repaid me for what I've done." They brought him to Jerusalem, and he later died there.

2 Samuel 12:13

At this point, David told Nathan, "I have sinned against the LORD."

1 Kings 17:18

"What do we have in common, you man of God?" she accused Elijah. "You came to me so you could uncover my guilt! And you're responsible for the death of my son!"

Job 33:27-28

"He'll sing to mankind with these words: "I've sinned. I have twisted what is right. Yet he has not repaid me like I deserve.

Job 34:31-32

"Has anyone ever really told God, "I've endured, and I won't act corruptly anymore.

Proverbs 1:27-28

when what you dread comes like a storm, and your calamity comes on like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you.

Proverbs 21:13

Whoever refuses to hear the cry of the poor will also cry himself, but he won't be answered.

Proverbs 24:11-12

Rescue those who are being led away to death, and save those who stumble toward slaughter.

Proverbs 28:17

A guilty man tormented by bloodshed will be a lifelong fugitive; let no one support him.

Jeremiah 2:17

You have done this to yourselves, have you not, by forsaking the LORD your God, when he is the one who led you on the way?

Jeremiah 2:19

Your wickedness will be punished, and you will be corrected due to your acts of apostasy. Know and see that it's evil and bitter for you to forsake the LORD your God, but the fear of me is not in you," declares the Lord GOD of the Heavenly Armies.

Jeremiah 4:18

"Your lifestyles and your actions have brought these things on you. This is your calamity it is indeed bitter, for it has reached your heart!"

Jeremiah 34:17

"Therefore, this is what the LORD says: "You haven't obeyed me by each of you proclaiming a release for your brothers and neighbors. Now I'm going to proclaim a release for you,' declares the LORD, "a release to the sword, to plague, and to famine, and I'll make you a horrifying sight to all the kingdoms of the earth.

Matthew 7:2

because the way that you judge others will be the way that you will be judged, and you will be evaluated by the standard with which you evaluate others.

Matthew 27:3-4

Then Judas, who had betrayed him, regretted what had happened when he saw that Jesus was condemned. He brought the 30 pieces of silver back to the high priests and elders,

Mark 9:43-45

So if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It's better for you to enter life injured than to have two hands and go to hell, to the fire that cannot be put out.

Mark 9:48

In that place, worms never die, and the fire is never put out.

Luke 16:28

because I have five brothers to warn them, so that they won't end up in this place of torture, too.'

Acts 19:18

Many who became believers kept coming to confess and talk about what they had been doing.

James 2:13

For the one who has shown no mercy will be judged without mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

1 John 1:9

If we make it our habit to confess our sins, in his faithful righteousness he forgives us for those sins and cleanses us from all unrighteousness.

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