Parallel Verses

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.

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:

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

a little
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 If we had not wasted time, we could have come back twice by now." 11 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. 12 Take twice as much money with you. Return the money that was returned [to you] in the top of your bags. Perhaps it was a mistake.


Cross References

Genesis 37:25

Then they sat down to eat a meal. They looked up, and there was a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead. Their camels were carrying aromatic gum, balsam, and resin, going down to Egypt.

Jeremiah 8:22

Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? So why has the healing of my dear people not come about?

Proverbs 18:16

A gift opens doors for a man and brings him before the great.

Ezekiel 27:17

Judah and the land of Israel were your merchants. They exchanged wheat from Minnith, meal, honey, oil, and balm for your goods.

Genesis 32:13-21

He spent the night there and took part of what he had brought with him as a gift for his brother Esau:

Genesis 33:10

But Jacob said, "No, please! If I have found favor with you, take this gift from my hand. For indeed, I have seen your face, [and it is] like seeing God's face, since you have accepted me.

Genesis 43:14

May God Almighty cause the man to be merciful to you so that he will release your other brother and Benjamin to you. As for me, if I am deprived of my sons, then I am deprived."

Leviticus 20:24

And I promised you: You will inherit their land, since I will give it to you to possess, a land flowing with milk and honey. I am the Lord your God who set you apart from the peoples.

Deuteronomy 33:14

with the bountiful harvest from the sun and the abundant yield of the seasons;

1 Samuel 9:7

"Suppose we do go," Saul said to his attendant, "what do we take the man? The food from our packs is gone, and there's no gift to take to the man of God. What do we have?"

1 Samuel 25:27

Accept this gift your servant has brought to my lord, and let it be given to the young men who follow my lord.

1 Kings 4:21

Solomon ruled over all the kingdoms from the Euphrates River to the land of the Philistines and as far as the border of Egypt. They offered tribute and served Solomon all the days of his life.

1 Kings 10:15

besides what came from merchants, traders' merchandise, and all the Arabian kings and governors of the land.

1 Kings 10:25

Every man would bring his annual tribute: items of silver and gold, clothing, weapons, spices, and horses and mules.

1 Kings 15:19

"There is a treaty between me and you, between my father and your father. Look, I have sent you a gift of silver and gold. Go and break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel so that he will withdraw from me."

2 Kings 8:8

So the king said to Hazael, "Take a gift with you and go meet the man of God. Inquire of the Lord through him, 'Will I recover from this sickness?' "

2 Kings 16:8

Ahaz also took the silver and gold found in the Lord's temple and in the treasuries of the king's palace and sent [them] to the king of Assyria as a gift.

2 Kings 20:12

At that time Merodach-baladan son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a gift to Hezekiah since he heard that Hezekiah had been sick.

Esther 4:16

"Go and assemble all the Jews who can be found in Susa and fast for me. Don't eat or drink for three days, night and day. I and my female servants will also fast in the same way. After that, I will go to the king even if it is against the law. If I perish, I perish."

Psalm 68:29

Because of Your temple at Jerusalem, kings will bring tribute to You.

Psalm 72:10

May the kings of Tarshish and the coasts and islands bring tribute, the kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts.

Psalm 76:11

Make and keep your vows to the Lord your God; let all who are around Him bring tribute to the awe-inspiring One.

Proverbs 17:18

One without sense enters an agreement and puts up security for his friend.

Proverbs 19:6

Many seek the favor of a ruler, and everyone is a friend of one who gives gifts.

Proverbs 21:14

A secret gift soothes anger, and a covert bribe, fierce rage.

Song of Songs 4:10

How delightful your love is, my sister, my bride. Your love is much better than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume than any balsam.

Song of Songs 4:14-1

nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with all the trees of frankincense, myrrh and aloes, with all the best spices.

Song of Songs 8:14

Hurry [to me], my love, and be like a gazelle or a young stag on the mountains of spices.

Ezekiel 27:15

Men of Dedanwere also your merchants; many coasts and islands were your regular markets. They brought back ivory tusks and ebony as your payment.

Acts 21:14

Since he would not be persuaded, we stopped talking and simply said, "The Lord's will be done!"

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