Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"I myself will be surety for him; you may hold me responsible for him. If I do not bring him back to you and set him before you, then let me bear the blame before you forever.

King James Version

I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require him: if I bring him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever:

Holman Bible

I will be responsible for him. You can hold me personally accountable! If I do not bring him back to you and set him before you, I will be guilty before you forever.

International Standard Version

I'll even offer myself to guarantee that I'll be responsible for him. If I don't bring him back and present him to you, I'll personally bear the consequences forever.

A Conservative Version

I will be surety for him, of my hand shall thou require him. If I do not bring him to thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame forever.

American Standard Version

I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require him: if I bring him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever:

Amplified

I will be security for him; you shall require him of me [personally]; if I do not bring him back to you and put him before you, then let me bear the blame forever.

Bible in Basic English

Put him into my care and make me responsible for him: if I do not give him safely back to you, let mine be the sin for ever.

Darby Translation

I will be surety for him: of my hand shalt thou require him; if I bring him not to thee, and set him before thy face, then shall I be guilty toward thee for ever.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require him; if I do not bring him unto thee and set him before thee, then let me bear the sin for ever;

Julia Smith Translation

I will be surety for him; from my hand shalt thou seek him, if I brought him not to thee and set him before thee, I sinned before thee all the days.

King James 2000

I will be surety for him; of my hand shall you require him: if I bring him not unto you, and set him before you, then let me bear the blame forever:

Lexham Expanded Bible

I myself will be surety for him. You may seek him from my hand. If I do not bring him back to you and present him before you, then I will stand guilty before you forever.

Modern King James verseion

I will be surety for him. You shall require him of my hand. If I do not bring him to you and set him before you, I shall be a sinner against you all the days.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I will be surety for him, and of my hands require him. If I bring him not to thee and set him before thine eyes, then let me bear the blame forever.

NET Bible

I myself pledge security for him; you may hold me liable. If I do not bring him back to you and place him here before you, I will bear the blame before you all my life.

New Heart English Bible

I'll be collateral for him. From my hand will you require him. If I do not bring him to you, and set him before you, then let me bear the blame forever,

The Emphasized Bible

I, will be surety for him, at my hand, shalt thou require him, - as surely as I bring him not in unto thee, and set him down before thee, so surely will I be counted a sinner against thee all the days,

Webster

I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require him: if I bring him not to thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever:

World English Bible

I'll be collateral for him. From my hand will you require him. If I don't bring him to you, and set him before you, then let me bear the blame forever,

Youngs Literal Translation

I -- I am surety for him, from my hand thou dost require him; if I have not brought him in unto thee, and set him before thee -- then I have sinned against thee all the days;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
for him of my hand
יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

him if
אם 
'im 
Usage: 999

I bring

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

him not
אם 
'im 
Usage: 999

unto thee, and set
יצג 
Yatsag 
Usage: 16

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

References

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Easton

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Smith

Context Readings

Joseph's Brothers Return To Egypt

8 Judah said to his father Israel, "Send the lad with me and we will arise and go, that we may live and not die, we as well as you and our little ones. 9 "I myself will be surety for him; you may hold me responsible for him. If I do not bring him back to you and set him before you, then let me bear the blame before you forever. 10 "For if we had not delayed, surely by now we could have returned twice."


Cross References

Genesis 42:37

Then Reuben spoke to his father, saying, "You may put my two sons to death if I do not bring him back to you; put him in my care, and I will return him to you."

Genesis 42:37

Then Reuben spoke to his father, saying, "You may put my two sons to death if I do not bring him back to you; put him in my care, and I will return him to you."

Genesis 9:5

"Surely I will require your lifeblood; from every beast I will require it. And from every man, from every man's brother I will require the life of man.

Genesis 31:39

"That which was torn of beasts I did not bring to you; I bore the loss of it myself. You required it of my hand whether stolen by day or stolen by night.

Genesis 44:32-33

"For your servant became surety for the lad to my father, saying, 'If I do not bring him back to you, then let me bear the blame before my father forever.'

1 Kings 1:21

"Otherwise it will come about, as soon as my lord the king sleeps with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon will be considered offenders."

Job 17:3

"Lay down, now, a pledge for me with Yourself; Who is there that will be my guarantor?

Psalm 119:122

Be surety for Your servant for good; Do not let the arrogant oppress me.

Ezekiel 3:18

"When I say to the wicked, 'You will surely die,' and you do not warn him or speak out to warn the wicked from his wicked way that he may live, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand.

Ezekiel 3:20

"Again, when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and I place an obstacle before him, he will die; since you have not warned him, he shall die in his sin, and his righteous deeds which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood I will require at your hand.

Ezekiel 33:6

'But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet and the people are not warned, and a sword comes and takes a person from them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require from the watchman's hand.'

Ezekiel 33:8

"When I say to the wicked, 'O wicked man, you will surely die,' and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require from your hand.

Luke 11:50

so that the blood of all the prophets, shed since the foundation of the world, may be charged against this generation,

Hebrews 7:22

so much the more also Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant.

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