Parallel Verses

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!"

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.”

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

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.

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 So the man did what Joseph had ordered, and brought the men to Joseph's palace. 18 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!" 19 So they approached Joseph's palace manager and talked with him at the palace entrance.



Cross References

Genesis 42:35

Later on, as they went about unloading their sacks, each man's bundle of money was found in each man's sack. When they and their father saw their bundles of money, they were greatly distressed.

Genesis 42:21

"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!"

Genesis 42:28

He reported to his brothers, "My money has been returned! It's right here in my sack!" Trembling with mounting consternation, each of them asked one another, "What is God doing to us?"

Deuteronomy 22:14

invents charges against her, and defames her by saying, "I have married this woman, but when I had sexual relations with her I found that she wasn't a virgin.'

Deuteronomy 22:17

Now look, he has invented charges against her by saying, "I haven't found your daughter to be a virgin." But here is the proof of my daughter's virginity.' Then they are to spread the cloth before the elders of the city.

Judges 13:22

Then Manoah told his wife, "We're going to die for sure, because we've seen God!"

Judges 14:4

But Samson retorted to his father, "Get her for me, since she looks fine to me." Meanwhile, his father and mother did not know that she was from the LORD, because he had been seeking a favorable opportunity concerning the Philistines, since the Philistines were dominating Israel at that time.

Job 15:21

Terrifying sounds ring in his ears; when times are prosperous, the Destroyer will attack him.

Job 30:14

They come like those who breach through a wall; as everything crashes around me they'll roll on and on!

Psalm 53:5

There the Israelis were seized with terror, when there was nothing to fear. For God scattered the bones of those who laid siege against you you put them to shame, for God rejected them.

Psalm 73:16

When I tried to understand this, it was too difficult for me

Isaiah 7:2

When it was reported to the house of David, "Aram has joined forces with Ephraim!" the heart of the people of Ahaz trembled like forest trees in a windstorm.

Matthew 14:26-27

When the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified and cried out, "It's a ghost!" And they screamed in terror.

Mark 6:16

But when Herod heard about it, he said, "John, whom I beheaded, has been raised,"

Romans 7:8

But sin seized the opportunity provided by this commandment and produced in me all kinds of sinful desires, since apart from the Law, sin is dead.

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