Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

And they said, "The man asked explicitly about us and about our family, saying, 'Is your father still alive? Do you have a brother?' And we answered him according to these words. How could we know that he would say, 'Bring down your brother'?"

New American Standard Bible

But they said, “The man questioned particularly about us and our relatives, saying, ‘Is your father still alive? Have you another brother?’ So we answered his questions. Could we possibly know that he would say, ‘Bring your brother down’?”

King James Version

And they said, The man asked us straitly of our state, and of our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother? and we told him according to the tenor of these words: could we certainly know that he would say, Bring your brother down?

Holman Bible

They answered, “The man kept asking about us and our family: ‘Is your father still alive? Do you have another brother?’ And we answered him accordingly. How could we know that he would say, ‘Bring your brother here’?”

International Standard Version

"The man specifically asked about us and our relatives," they responded. "He asked us, "Is your father still alive?' and "Do you have another brother?' So we answered his questions. How could we have known that he would tell us to bring our brother back with us?"

A Conservative Version

And they said, The man asked diligently concerning ourselves, and concerning our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? Have ye [another] brother? And we told him according to the tenor of these words. Could we in any way know

American Standard Version

And they said, The man asked straitly concerning ourselves, and concerning our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother? and we told him according to the tenor of these words: could we in any wise know that he would say, Bring your brother down?

Amplified

And they said, “The man asked us straightforward questions about ourselves and our relatives. He said, ‘Is your father still alive? Have you another brother?’ And we answered him accordingly. How could we possibly know that he would say, ‘Bring your brother down [here to Egypt]’?”

Bible in Basic English

And they said, The man put a number of questions to us about ourselves and our family, saying, Is your father still living? have you another brother? And we had to give him answers; how were we to have any idea that he would say, Come back with your brother?

Darby Translation

And they said, The man asked very closely after us, and after our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye a brother? And we told him according to the tenor of these words. Could we at all know that he would say, Bring your brother down?

Julia Smith Translation

And they will say, Asking, the man asked about us and about our family, saying, Is your father yet living? is there a brother to you? and we announced to him according to the mouth of these words: Knowing, did we know that he will say, Bring down your brother?

King James 2000

And they said, The man asked us carefully of our state, and of our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have you another brother? and we told him according to the tenor of these words: could we in any way know that he would say, Bring your brother down?

Modern King James verseion

And they said, The man asked us strictly of our state and of our kindred, saying, Is your father still alive? Have you yet another brother? And we told him according to the tenor of these words. Could we certainly know that he would say, Bring your brother down?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And they said, "The man asked us of our kindred saying, 'Is your father yet alive? Have ye not another brother?' And we told him according to these words. How could we know that he would bid us bring our brother down with us?"

NET Bible

They replied, "The man questioned us thoroughly about ourselves and our family, saying, 'Is your father still alive? Do you have another brother?' So we answered him in this way. How could we possibly know that he would say, 'Bring your brother down'?"

New Heart English Bible

They said, "The man asked directly concerning ourselves, and concerning our relatives, saying, 'Is your father still alive? Have you another brother?' We just answered his questions. Is there any way we could know that he would say, 'Bring your brother down?'"

The Emphasized Bible

And they said, The man did ask I concerning ourselves and concerning our kindred saying - Is your father yet alive? Have ye a brother? So we told him according to the tenor of these words. Could we, at all know, that he would say, Bring down your brother?

Webster

And they said, The man asked us strictly concerning our state, and our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother? and we told him according to the tenor of these words: Could we certainly know that he would say, Bring your brother down?

World English Bible

They said, "The man asked directly concerning ourselves, and concerning our relatives, saying, 'Is your father still alive? Have you another brother?' We just answered his questions. Is there any way we could know that he would say, 'Bring your brother down?'"

Youngs Literal Translation

and they say, 'The man asked diligently concerning us, and concerning our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye a brother? and we declare to him according to the tenor of these things; do we certainly know that he will say, Bring down your brother?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

שׁאל שׁאל 
Sha'al 
Usage: 172

שׁאל שׁאל 
Sha'al 
Usage: 172

of our state, and of our kindred
מולדת 
Mowledeth 
Usage: 22

חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

have ye
ישׁ 
Yesh 
is, be, have, there,
Usage: 135

and we told
נגד 
Nagad 
Usage: 370

to the tenor
פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

ירד 
Yarad 
Usage: 378

References

Easton

Fausets

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Joseph's Brothers Return To Egypt

6 Then Israel said, "Why did you bring trouble to me by telling the man you still had a brother?" 7 And they said, "The man asked explicitly about us and about our family, saying, 'Is your father still alive? Do you have a brother?' And we answered him according to these words. How could we know that he would say, 'Bring down your brother'?" 8 Then Judah said to his father Israel, "Send the boy with me, and let us arise and go, so that we will live and not die--you, we, and our children.


Cross References

Genesis 43:3

Then Judah said to him, "The man solemnly admonished us, saying, 'You shall not see my face unless your brother [is] with you.'

Genesis 42:13

Then they said, "We, your servants, [are] twelve brothers, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan, but behold, the youngest [is] with our father today, and one is no more."

Genesis 43:27

And {he greeted them} and said, "Is your father well, the old man of whom you spoke? Is he still alive?"

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