Parallel Verses

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."

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.

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.

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 Bring your youngest brother to me; so will your words be verified, and you won't die." They did so. 21 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." 22 Reuben answered them, saying, "Didn't I tell you, saying, 'Don't sin against the child,' and you wouldn't listen? Therefore also, behold, his blood is required."



Cross References

Hosea 5:15

I will go and return to my place, until they acknowledge their offense, and seek my face. In their affliction they will seek me earnestly."

Genesis 37:23-28

It happened, when Joseph came to his brothers, that they stripped Joseph of his coat, the coat of many colors that was on him;

Job 36:8-9

If they are bound in fetters, and are taken in the cords of afflictions,

Genesis 41:9

Then the chief cupbearer spoke to Pharaoh, saying, "I remember my faults today.

Numbers 32:23

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

Judges 1:7

Adoni-Bezek said, "Seventy kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered [their food] under my table: as I have done, so God has requited me." They brought him to Jerusalem, and he died there.

2 Samuel 12:13

David said to Nathan, "I have sinned against Yahweh." Nathan said to David, "Yahweh also has put away your sin. You will not die.

1 Kings 17:18

She said to Elijah, "What have I to do with you, you man of God? You have come to me to bring my sin to memory, and to kill my son!"

Job 33:27-28

He sings before men, and says, 'I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it didn't profit me.

Job 34:31-32

"For has any said to God, 'I am guilty, but I will not offend any more.

Proverbs 1:27-28

when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when your disaster comes on like a whirlwind; when distress and anguish come on you.

Proverbs 21:13

Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he will also cry out, but shall not be heard.

Proverbs 24:11-12

Rescue those who are being led away to death! Indeed, hold back those who are staggering to the slaughter!

Proverbs 28:17

A man who is tormented by life blood will be a fugitive until death; no one will support him.

Jeremiah 2:17

"Haven't you procured this to yourself, in that you have forsaken Yahweh your God, when he led you by the way?

Jeremiah 2:19

"Your own wickedness shall correct you, and your backsliding shall reprove you. Know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and a bitter, that you have forsaken Yahweh your God, and that my fear is not in you," says the Lord, Yahweh of Armies.

Jeremiah 4:18

"Your way and your doings have brought these things to you. This is your wickedness; for it is bitter, for it reaches to your heart."

Jeremiah 34:17

Therefore thus says Yahweh: you have not listened to me, to proclaim liberty, every man to his brother, and every man to his neighbor: behold, I proclaim to you a liberty, says Yahweh, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine; and I will make you to be tossed back and forth among all the kingdoms of the earth.

Matthew 7:2

For with whatever judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with whatever measure you measure, it will be measured to you.

Matthew 27:3-4

Then Judas, who betrayed him, when he saw that Jesus was condemned, felt remorse, and brought back 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 into life maimed, rather than having your two hands to go into Gehenna, into the unquenchable fire,

Mark 9:48

'where their worm doesn't die, and the fire is not quenched.'

Luke 16:28

for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, so they won't also come into this place of torment.'

Acts 19:18

Many also of those who had believed came, confessing, and declaring their deeds.

James 2:13

For judgment is without mercy to him 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 the sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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