Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Then their father Israel said to them, "If it must be so, then do this: take some of the best products of the land in your bags, and carry down to the man as a present, a little balm and a little honey, aromatic gum and myrrh, pistachio nuts and almonds.

King James Version

And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds:

Holman Bible

Then their father Israel said to them, "If it must be so, then do this: Put some of the best products of the land in your packs and take them down to the man as a gift-some balsam and some honey, aromatic gum and resin, pistachios and almonds.

International Standard Version

"If that's the way it has to be," their father Israel replied, "then do this: take some of the best produce of the land in your containers and take them to the man as a gift some resin ointment, some honey, fragrant resins, myrrh, pistachios, and almonds.

A Conservative Version

And their father Israel said to them, If it be so now, do this: Take of the choice fruits of the land in your vessels, and carry a present down to the man, a little balm, and a little honey, spicery and myrrh, nuts, and almonds.

American Standard Version

And their father Israel said unto them, If it be so now, do this: take of the choice fruits of the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spicery and myrrh, nuts, and almonds;

Amplified

And their father Israel said to them, If it must be so, now do this; take of the choicest products in the land in your sacks and carry down a present to the man, a little balm (balsam) and a little honey, aromatic spices and gum (of rock rose) or ladanum, pistachio nuts, and almonds.

Bible in Basic English

Then their father Israel said to them, If it has to be so, then do this: take of the best fruits of the land in your vessels to give the man, perfumes and honey and spices and nuts:

Darby Translation

And their father Israel said to them, If it is then so, do this: take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a gift: a little balsam and a little honey, tragacanth and ladanum, pistacia-nuts and almonds.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Then their father Israel answered them, If it must be so now, do this: take of the best fruits of the land in your vessels and take the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, aromas, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds.

Julia Smith Translation

And Israel their father will say to them, If so now, do this; take of the best fruits of the land in your vessels, and carry down to the man a gift of a little balsam, and a little honey and spice and resin, pistacia nuts, and almonds.

King James 2000

And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds:

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then their father Israel said to them, "If [it must be] so then do this. Take some of the best products of the land in your bags and take them down to the man as a gift--a little balm and honey, aromatic gum and myrrh, and pistachios and almonds.

Modern King James verseion

And their father Israel said to them, If it be so now, do this. Take of the best fruits of the land in your vessels, and bring a present down to the man, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then their father Israel said unto them, "If it must needs be so now: then do thus, take of the best fruits of the land in your vessels, and bring the man a present, a courtesy balm, and a courtesy of honey, spices and myrrh, dates and almonds.

NET Bible

Then their father Israel said to them, "If it must be so, then do this: Take some of the best products of the land in your bags, and take a gift down to the man -- a little balm and a little honey, spices and myrrh, pistachios and almonds.

New Heart English Bible

Their father, Israel, said to them, "If it must be so, then do this. Take from the choice fruits of the land in your bags, and carry down a present for the man, a little balm, a little honey, spices and myrrh, nuts, and almonds;

The Emphasized Bible

Then Israel their father said unto them - If so, then do this, - Take of the song of the land in your vessels, and carry down to the man a present, - A little balsam and a little honey, tragacanth gum and cistus gum, pistachio nuts, and almonds.

Webster

And their father Israel said to them, If it must be so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry to the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds:

World English Bible

Their father, Israel, said to them, "If it must be so, then do this. Take from the choice fruits of the land in your bags, and carry down a present for the man, a little balm, a little honey, spices and myrrh, nuts, and almonds;

Youngs Literal Translation

And Israel their father saith unto them, 'If so, now, this do: take of the praised thing of the land in your vessels, and take down to the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices and myrrh, nuts and almonds;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ישׂראל 
Yisra'el 
Usage: 2505

unto them, If it must be so now
אפוא אפו 
'ephow 
Usage: 15

לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

of the best fruits
זמרה 
Zimrah 
Usage: 1

in the land
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

and carry down
ירד 
Yarad 
Usage: 378

the man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

מנחה 
Minchah 
Usage: 211

מעט מעט 
M@`at 
Usage: 101

צרי צרי 
Ts@riy 
Usage: 6

and a little
מעט מעט 
M@`at 
Usage: 101

דּבשׁ 
D@bash 
Usage: 54

נכאת 
N@ko'th 
Usage: 2

and myrrh
לט 
Lot 
Usage: 2

בּטן 
Boten 
Usage: 1

Context Readings

Joseph's Brothers Return To Egypt

10 "For if we had not delayed, surely by now we could have returned twice." 11 Then their father Israel said to them, "If it must be so, then do this: take some of the best products of the land in your bags, and carry down to the man as a present, a little balm and a little honey, aromatic gum and myrrh, pistachio nuts and almonds. 12 "Take double the money in your hand, and take back in your hand the money that was returned in the mouth of your sacks; perhaps it was a mistake.


Cross References

Genesis 37:25

Then they sat down to eat a meal. And as they raised their eyes and looked, behold, a caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing aromatic gum and balm and myrrh, on their way to bring them down to Egypt.

Jeremiah 8:22

Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then has not the health of the daughter of my people been restored?

Proverbs 18:16

A man's gift makes room for him And brings him before great men.

Ezekiel 27:17

"Judah and the land of Israel, they were your traders; with the wheat of Minnith, cakes, honey, oil and balm they paid for your merchandise.

Genesis 32:13-21

So he spent the night there. Then he selected from what he had with him a present for his brother Esau:

Genesis 33:10

Jacob said, "No, please, if now I have found favor in your sight, then take my present from my hand, for I see your face as one sees the face of God, and you have received me favorably.

Genesis 43:14

and may God Almighty grant you compassion in the sight of the man, so that he will release to you your other brother and Benjamin And as for me, if I am bereaved of my children, I am bereaved."

Leviticus 20:24

'Hence I have said to you, "You are to possess their land, and I Myself will give it to you to possess it, a land flowing with milk and honey " I am the LORD your God, who has separated you from the peoples.

Deuteronomy 33:14

And with the choice yield of the sun, And with the choice produce of the months.

1 Samuel 9:7

Then Saul said to his servant, "But behold, if we go, what shall we bring the man? For the bread is gone from our sack and there is no present to bring to the man of God. What do we have?"

1 Samuel 25:27

"Now let this gift which your maidservant has brought to my lord be given to the young men who accompany my lord.

1 Kings 4:21

Now Solomon ruled over all the kingdoms from the River to the land of the Philistines and to the border of Egypt; they brought tribute and served Solomon all the days of his life.

1 Kings 10:15

besides that from the traders and the wares of the merchants and all the kings of the Arabs and the governors of the country.

1 Kings 10:25

They brought every man his gift, articles of silver and gold, garments, weapons, spices, horses, and mules, so much year by year.

1 Kings 15:19

"Let there be a treaty between you and me, as between my father and your father. Behold, I have sent you a present of silver and gold; go, break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel so that he will withdraw from me."

2 Kings 8:8

The king said to Hazael, "Take a gift in your hand and go to meet the man of God, and inquire of the LORD by him, saying, 'Will I recover from this sickness?'"

2 Kings 16:8

Ahaz took the silver and gold that was found in the house of the LORD and in the treasuries of the king's house, and sent a present to the king of Assyria.

2 Kings 20:12

At that time Berodach-baladan a son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah, for he heard that Hezekiah had been sick.

Esther 4:16

"Go, assemble all the Jews who are found in Susa, and fast for me; do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maidens also will fast in the same way. And thus I will go in to the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish."

Psalm 68:29

Because of Your temple at Jerusalem Kings will bring gifts to You.

Psalm 72:10

Let the kings of Tarshish and of the islands bring presents; The kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts.

Psalm 76:11

Make vows to the LORD your God and fulfill them; Let all who are around Him bring gifts to Him who is to be feared.

Proverbs 17:18

A man lacking in sense pledges And becomes guarantor in the presence of his neighbor.

Proverbs 19:6

Many will seek the favor of a generous man, And every man is a friend to him who gives gifts.

Proverbs 21:14

A gift in secret subdues anger, And a bribe in the bosom, strong wrath.

Song of Songs 4:10

"How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much better is your love than wine, And the fragrance of your oils Than all kinds of spices!

Song of Songs 4:14-1

Nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, With all the trees of frankincense, Myrrh and aloes, along with all the finest spices.

Song of Songs 8:14

"Hurry, my beloved, And be like a gazelle or a young stag On the mountains of spices."

Ezekiel 27:15

"The sons of Dedan were your traders Many coastlands were your market; ivory tusks and ebony they brought as your payment.

Acts 21:14

And since he would not be persuaded, we fell silent, remarking, "The will of the Lord be done!"

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