Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

And Reuben will answer them, saying, Spake I not to you, saying, Ye shall not sin against the child; and ye heard not? and also behold his blood was required.

New American Standard Bible

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."

King James Version

And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is required.

Holman Bible

But Reuben replied: “Didn’t I tell you not to harm the boy? But you wouldn’t listen. Now we must account for his blood!”

International Standard Version

"Didn't I tell you!" Reuben replied. ""Don't wrong the kid!' I said, but would you listen? No! Now it's payback time!"

A Conservative Version

And Reuben answered them, saying, Did I not speak to you, saying, Sin not against the child, and ye would not hear? Therefore also, behold, his blood is required.

American Standard Version

And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore also, behold, his blood is required.

Amplified

Reuben answered them, Did I not tell you, Do not sin against the boy, and you would not hear? Therefore, behold, his blood is required [of us].

Bible in Basic English

And Reuben said to them, Did I not say to you, Do the child no wrong? but you gave no attention; so now, punishment has come on us for his blood.

Darby Translation

And Reuben answered them, saying, Did I not speak to you, saying, Do not sin against the lad? But ye did not hearken; and now behold, his blood also is required.

King James 2000

And Reuben answered them, saying, Spoke I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and you would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is required.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then Reuben answered them, saying, "Did I not say to you, do not sin against the boy? But you did not listen, and now, behold, his blood has been sought."

Modern King James verseion

And Reuben answered them, saying, Did I not speak to you saying, Do not sin against the youth? And you would not hear. Therefore, behold, also his blood is required.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Reuben answered them, saying, "Said I not unto you that ye should not sin against the lad? But ye would not hear; And now verily see, his blood is required."

NET Bible

Reuben said to them, "Didn't I say to you, 'Don't sin against the boy,' but you wouldn't listen? So now we must pay for shedding his blood!"

New Heart English Bible

Reuben answered them, saying, "Did I not tell you, saying, 'Do not sin against the child,' and you wouldn't listen? Therefore also, behold, his blood is required."

The Emphasized Bible

And Reuben responded to them, saying - Spake I not unto you saying, Do not sin against the child! And ye hearkened not? His very blood, therefore lo! it is required.

Webster

And Reuben answered them, saying, Did I not speak to you, saying, Do not sin against the young man; and ye would not hear? therefore behold also his blood is required.

World English Bible

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."

Youngs Literal Translation

And Reuben answereth them, saying, 'Spake I not unto you, saying, Sin not against the lad? and ye hearkened not; and his blood also, lo, it is required.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ראוּבן 
R@'uwben 
Usage: 72

ענה 
`anah 
Usage: 329

ילד 
Yeled 
Usage: 89

and ye would not hear
שׁמע 
Shama` 
Usage: 1158

References

Fausets

Context Readings

Joseph Sends Nine Of His Brothers Back To Canaan

21 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. 22 And Reuben will answer them, saying, Spake I not to you, saying, Ye shall not sin against the child; and ye heard not? and also behold his blood was required. 23 And they will not know that Joseph heard them, for an interpreter between them.



Cross References

1 Kings 2:32

And Jehovah turned back his blood upon his head, who struck upon two just men and good above him, and he will kill them with the sword, and my father David knew not, Abner son of Ner, chief of the army of Israel, and Amasa, son of Jether, chief of the army of Judah.

2 Chronicles 24:22

And Joash the king remembered not the kindness which Jehoiada his father did with him, and he will kill his son. And in his death he said, Jehovah will see and seek out

Psalm 9:12

For he sought out bloods, be remembered them: he forget not the cry of the humble.

Genesis 37:21-22

And Reuben will hear, and will take him away out of their hands; and he will say, We will not strike the soul

Genesis 9:5-6

And surely, your blood of your lives I will search out, from the hand of every living thing I will search it out, and from the hand of man; from the hand of a man's brother I will search out the life of man.

Luke 11:50-51

That the blood of all the prophets shed from the foundation of the world be required of this generation;

Genesis 4:10

And he will say, What didst thou? the voice of thy brother's bloods, crying out to me from the earth.

Genesis 37:29-30

And Reuben turned back to the pit; and behold, Joseph not in the pit: and he rent his garments.

Ezekiel 3:18

In my saying to the unjust, Dying, thou shalt die; and thou admonished him not, and thou spakest not to admonish the unjust from his way of injustice to preserve him alive; this unjust one shall die in his iniquity, and his blood I will seek from thy hand.

Luke 23:41

And truly we justly; for we receive things worthy of what we have done: and this has done nothing out of place.

Acts 28:4

And when the foreigners saw the wild beast hanging on his hand, they said to one another, This man is altogether a murderer, whom, saved from the sea, vengeance suffered not to live.

Romans 2:15

Which show the work of the law Written in their hearts, their consciousness testifying together, and between one another thoughts accusing or also excusing;)

Revelation 13:10

If any bring together to captivity he shall proceed into captivity: if any shall kill with sword, he shall be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and faith of the holy.

Revelation 16:9

And men were parched up with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God, having power over these blows: and they repented not to give him glory.

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