Parallel Verses

King James 2000

And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father: for if he should leave his father, his father would die.

New American Standard Bible

But we said to my lord, ‘The lad cannot leave his father, for if he should leave his father, his father would die.’

King James Version

And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father: for if he should leave his father, his father would die.

Holman Bible

But we said to my lord, ‘The boy cannot leave his father. If he were to leave, his father would die.’

International Standard Version

So we told Your Excellency, "The young man cannot leave his father, because if he were to do so, his father would die.'

A Conservative Version

And we said to my lord, The lad cannot leave his father, for if he should leave his father, his father would die.

American Standard Version

And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father: for if he should leave his father, his father would die.

Amplified

But we said to my lord, ‘The young man cannot leave his father, for if he should leave his father, his father would die.’

Bible in Basic English

And we said to my lord, His father will not let him go; for if he went away his father would come to his death.

Darby Translation

And we said to my lord, The youth cannot leave his father: if he should leave his father, his father would die.

Julia Smith Translation

And we shall say to my lord, The youth will not be able to leave his. father; and did he leave his father, he died.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then we said to my lord, 'The boy cannot leave his father; if he should leave his father, then he would die.'

Modern King James verseion

And we said to my lord, The boy cannot leave his father, for if he should leave his father, he would die.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And we answered my lord, that the lad could not go from his father, 'For if he should leave his father, he were but a dead man.'

NET Bible

We said to my lord, 'The boy cannot leave his father. If he leaves his father, his father will die.'

New Heart English Bible

We said to my lord, 'The boy can't leave his father: for if he should leave his father, his father would die.'

The Emphasized Bible

And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father, - as surely as he leaveth his father, so surely will he, die.

Webster

And we said to my lord, The lad cannot leave his father; for if he should leave his father, his father would die.

World English Bible

We said to my lord, 'The boy can't leave his father: for if he should leave his father, his father would die.'

Youngs Literal Translation

and we say unto my lord, The youth is not able to leave his father, when he hath left his father, then he hath died;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
unto my lord
אדן אדון 
'adown 
Usage: 335

נער 
Na`ar 
Usage: 239

יכול יכל 
Yakol 
Usage: 194

References

American

Easton

Hastings

Context Readings

Joseph Tests His Brothers

21 And you said unto your servants, Bring him down unto me, that I may set my eyes upon him. 22 And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father: for if he should leave his father, his father would die. 23 And you said unto your servants, Except your youngest brother come down with you, you shall see my face no more.



Cross References

Genesis 42:38

And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he is left alone: if mischief befall him by the way in which you go, then shall you bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.

Genesis 44:30

Now therefore when I come to your servant my father, and the lad be not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life;

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