Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

After all, how can I go back to my father if the young man doesn't accompany me? I'm afraid of what might happen to my father."

New American Standard Bible

"For how shall I go up to my father if the lad is not with me--for fear that I see the evil that would overtake my father?"

King James Version

For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with me? lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come on my father.

Holman Bible

For how can I go back to my father without the boy? I could not bear to see the grief that would overwhelm my father.”

A Conservative Version

For how shall I go up to my father, if the lad be not with me? Lest I see the evil that shall come on my father.

American Standard Version

For how shall I go up to my father, if the lad be not with me? lest I see the evil that shall come on my father.

Amplified

For how can I go up to my father if the lad is not with me? -- "lest I witness the woe and the evil that will come upon my father.

Bible in Basic English

For how may I go back to my father without the boy, and see the evil which will come on my father?

Darby Translation

for how should I go up to my father if the lad were not with me? lest I see the evil that would come on my father.

Julia Smith Translation

For how shall I go up to my father and the youth not with me? lest I shall look upon the evil which shall find my father.

King James 2000

For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with me? lest perhaps I see the evil that shall come on my father.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For how can I go up to my father if the boy is not with me? {I do not want to see} the misery which will find my father."

Modern King James verseion

For how shall I go up to my father, and the boy is not with me lest perhaps I see the evil that will find my father?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For how can I go unto my father, and the lad not with me: lest I should see the wretchedness that shall come on my father?"

NET Bible

For how can I go back to my father if the boy is not with me? I couldn't bear to see my father's pain."

New Heart English Bible

For how will I go up to my father, if the boy isn't with me??lest I see the evil that will come on my father."

The Emphasized Bible

For how can I go up unto my father, should the lad, not be with me? lest I look on the calamity, that shall find out my father,

Webster

For how shall I return to my father, and the lad be not with me? lest perhaps I see the evil that shall come on my father.

World English Bible

For how will I go up to my father, if the boy isn't with me? -- lest I see the evil that will come on my father."

Youngs Literal Translation

for how do I go up unto my father, and the youth not with me? lest I look on the evil which doth find my father.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
איככה איכה איך 
'eyk 
Usage: 82

shall I go up
עלה 
`alah 
Usage: 890

to my father
H1
אב 
'ab 
Usage: 1214

and the lad
נער 
Na`ar 
Usage: 239

be not with me lest peradventure I see
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

References

American

Easton

Hastings

Context Readings

Joseph Tests His Brothers

33 Therefore, please allow your servant to remain as a slave to Your Excellency, instead of the young man, and let the young man go back home with his brothers. 34 After all, how can I go back to my father if the young man doesn't accompany me? I'm afraid of what might happen to my father."



Cross References

Esther 8:6

Indeed, how can I bear to see this disaster happen to my people? How can I bear to see the destruction of my kinsmen?"

Exodus 18:8

Moses told his father-in-law all that the LORD had done to Pharaoh and to the Egyptians on Israel's behalf, all the hardships that they had encountered along the way, and how the LORD had delivered them.

1 Samuel 2:33-34

Any of you whom I don't eliminate from serving at my altar will grow tired from weeping, and their souls will grieve. All the increase of your family will die by violence.

2 Chronicles 34:28

"Look! I'm going to take you to your ancestors, and you will be buried in your grave in peace so that you won't have to see all the evil that I'm going to bring to this place and to its inhabitants."'" So they all brought back this message to the king.

Job 31:29

"Have I rejoiced in the destruction of those who hate me, or have I been happy that evil caught up with him?

Psalm 116:3

The ropes of death were wound around me and the anguish of Sheol came upon me; I encountered distress and sorrow.

Psalm 119:143

Though trouble and anguish overwhelm me, your commands remain my delight.

Jeremiah 52:10-11

The king of Babylon killed Zedekiah's sons before his eyes, and he also killed all the Judean officials at Riblah.

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