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, “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.”

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.

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 but bring your youngest brother unto me, so shall your words be verified, and ye shall 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 Then Reuben answered them, saying, Did I not speak unto you, saying, Do not sin against the young man, and ye would not hear? Therefore, behold, his blood is also required.



Cross References

Hosea 5:15

I will go and return to my place until they acknowledge their guilt and seek my face; in their affliction they will seek me early.

Genesis 37:23-28

And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stripped Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colours that was on him;

Job 36:8-9

And if they were bound in fetters and captive in cords of affliction,

Genesis 41:9

Then the chief butler spoke unto Pharaoh, saying, I remember my sins today;

Numbers 32:23

But if ye will not do so, behold, ye shall have sinned against the LORD, and be sure your sin will catch up with you.

Judges 1:7

And Adonibezek said, Seventy kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered crumbs under my table; as I have done, so God has recompensed me. And they put him into Jerusalem, and there he died.

2 Samuel 12:13

Then David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also has taken away thy sin; thou shalt not die.

1 Kings 17:18

And she said unto Elijah, What have I to do with thee, O thou man of God? Art thou come unto me to call my iniquity to remembrance and to cause my son to die?

Job 33:27-28

He looks upon men, and if any say, I have sinned and perverted that which was right, and it did not profit me;

Job 34:31-32

For it is of God to say, I have forgiven, I will no longer destroy.

Proverbs 1:27-28

when what you have feared comes as destruction, and your calamity comes as a whirlwind; when tribulation and anguish come upon you.

Proverbs 21:13

Whosoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself but shall not be heard.

Proverbs 24:11-12

If thou forbear to deliver those that are drawn unto death and those that are ready to be slain,

Proverbs 28:17

A man that does violence to the blood of any person shall flee all the way to the grave, and no one shall sustain him.

Jeremiah 2:17

Could this not have come upon you peradventure because thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, when he led thee by the way?

Jeremiah 2:19

Thine own wickedness shall chastise thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee; know therefore and see how evil and bitter it is, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God and that my fear is lacking in thee, saith the Lord GOD of the hosts.

Jeremiah 4:18

Thy way and thy doings have procured these things unto thee; this is thy wickedness because it is bitter, because it reaches unto thine heart.

Jeremiah 34:17

Therefore thus hath the LORD said: Ye have not hearkened unto me, in proclaiming liberty, each one to his brother and each man to his neighbour; behold, I proclaim a liberty for you, said the LORD, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine; and I will make you to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.

Matthew 7:2

For with the judgment with which ye judge, ye shall be judged, and with the measure with which ye measure, ye shall be measured again.

Matthew 27:3-4

Then Judas, who had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the princes of the priests and the elders,

Mark 9:43-45

And if thy hand causes thee to fall, cut it off; it is better for thee to enter into life maimed than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that can never be quenched,

Mark 9:48

where their worm does not die, and the fire is never quenched.

Luke 16:28

for I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.

Acts 19:18

And many that believed came, confessing and declaring their deeds.

James 2:13

For judgment without mercy shall be done unto the one that has shown no mercy; and mercy boasts against judgment.

1 John 1:9

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

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