Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

And the men were afraid, because they were brought to Joseph's house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses.

New American Standard Bible

Now the men were afraid, because they were brought to Joseph's house; and they said, "It is because of the money that was returned in our sacks the first time that we are being brought in, that he may seek occasion against us and fall upon us, and take us for slaves with our donkeys."

King James Version

And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph's house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses.

Holman Bible

But the men were afraid because they were taken to Joseph's house. They said, "We have been brought here because of the money that was returned in our bags the first time. They intend to overpower us, seize us, make us slaves, and take our donkeys."

International Standard Version

The men were terrified as they were being taken to Joseph's palace. "It's because of that money that was returned to our sacks the first time we were brought to him," they reasoned. "He's seeking an excuse to attack us, enslave us, and confiscate our donkeys!"

A Conservative Version

And the men were afraid, because they were brought to Joseph's house, and they said, We are brought in because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time, that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, a

Amplified

The men were afraid because they were brought to Joseph's house; and they said, We are brought in because of the money that was returned in our sacks the first time we came, so that he may find occasion to accuse and assail us, take us for slaves, and seize our donkeys.

Bible in Basic English

Now the men were full of fear because they had been taken into Joseph's house and they said, It is because of the money which was put back in our bags the first time; he is looking for something against us, so that he may come down on us and take us and our asses for his use.

Darby Translation

And the men were afraid because they were brought into Joseph's house, and said, Because of the money that was returned to us in our sacks at the beginning are we brought in, that he may turn against us, and fall upon us and take us for bondmen, and our asses.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And the men were afraid because they were brought into Joseph's house, and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks the first time we are brought in here that he may seek occasion against us and fall upon us and take us for slaves and our asses.

Julia Smith Translation

And the men will be afraid, because they were brought into Joseph's house; and they will say, For the word of the silver turned back in our sacks at the beginning, we were brought in; to roll himself upon us and to fall upon us and to take us for servants and our asses.

King James 2000

And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph's house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for slaves, and our donkeys.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And the men were afraid when they were brought into the house of Joseph. And they said "We were brought [here] on account of the money that was returned to our sacks the first time, that he might attack us and fall upon us to take us as slaves with our donkeys."

Modern King James verseion

And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph's house. And they said, Because of the silver that was returned in our sacks at the first time we are brought in, to throw himself on us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When they were brought to Joseph's house, they were afraid, and said, "Because of the money that came in our sacks' mouths at the first time, are we brought, to pick a quarrel with us and to lay something to our charge: to bring us in bondage and our asses also."

NET Bible

But the men were afraid when they were brought to Joseph's house. They said, "We are being brought in because of the money that was returned in our sacks last time. He wants to capture us, make us slaves, and take our donkeys!"

New Heart English Bible

The men were afraid, because they were brought to Joseph's house; and they said, "Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time, we're brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, attack us, and seize us as slaves, along with our donkeys."

The Emphasized Bible

Then were the men afraid because they had been brought into the house of Joseph, and they said - For the matter of the silver that came back in our sacks at the beginning, have, we, been brought in, - that he may turn round upon us and fall upon us, and take us for servants and our asses.

Webster

And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph's house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time, are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bond-men, and our asses.

World English Bible

The men were afraid, because they were brought to Joseph's house; and they said, "Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time, we're brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, attack us, and seize us as slaves, along with our donkeys."

Youngs Literal Translation

and the men are afraid because they have been brought into the house of Joseph, and they say, 'For the matter of the money which was put back in our bags at the commencement are we brought in -- to roll himself upon us, and to throw himself on us, and to take us for servants -- our asses also.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And the men
אנושׁ 
'enowsh 
Usage: 42


come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

יוסף 
Yowceph 
Usage: 213

בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

of the money
כּסף 
Keceph 
Usage: 403

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

in our sacks
אמתּחת 
'amtachath 
Usage: 15

at the first time
תּחלּה 
T@chillah 
Usage: 22

are we brought in

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

גּלל 
Galal 
Usage: 18

against us, and fall
נפל 
Naphal 
Usage: 434

upon us, and take
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

עבד 
`ebed 
Usage: 800

Context Readings

Joseph's Brothers Return To Egypt

17 And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men to Joseph's house. 18 And the men were afraid, because they were brought to Joseph's house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses. 19 And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they spake unto him at the door of the house,



Cross References

Genesis 42:35

And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that, behold, every man's bundle of money was in his sack: and when they and their father saw their bundles of money, they were afraid.

Genesis 42:21

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.

Genesis 42:28

And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored; and, lo, it is even in my sack: and their heart failed them, and they turned trembling one to another, saying, What is this that God hath done unto us?

Deuteronomy 22:14

and lay shameful things to her charge, and bring up an evil name upon her, and say, I took this woman, and when I came nigh to her, I found not in her the tokens of virginity;

Deuteronomy 22:17

and, lo, he hath laid shameful things to her charge , saying, I found not in thy daughter the tokens of virginity; and yet these are the tokens of my daughter's virginity. And they shall spread the garment before the elders of the city.

Judges 13:22

And Manoah said unto his wife, We shall surely die, because we have seen God.

Judges 14:4

But his father and his mother knew not that it was of Jehovah; for he sought an occasion against the Philistines. Now at that time the Philistines had rule over Israel.

Job 15:21

A sound of terrors is in his ears; In prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.

Job 30:14

As through a wide breach they come: In the midst of the ruin they roll themselves upon me .

Psalm 53:5

There were they in great fear, where no fear was; For God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: Thou hast put them to shame, because of God hath rejected them.

Psalm 73:16

When I thought how I might know this, It was too painful for me;

Isaiah 7:2

And it was told the house of David, saying, Syria is confederate with Ephraim. And his heart trembled, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the forest tremble with the wind.

Matthew 14:26-27

And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a ghost; and they cried out for fear.

Mark 6:16

But Herod, when he heard thereof , said, John, whom I beheaded, he is risen.

Romans 7:8

but sin, finding occasion, wrought in me through the commandment all manner of coveting: for apart from the law sin is dead.

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