Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

They had just gone out of the city, and were not far off, when Joseph said to his house steward, "Up, follow the men; and when you overtake them, say to them, 'Why have you repaid evil for good?

King James Version

And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far off, Joseph said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good?

Holman Bible

They had not gone very far from the city when Joseph said to his steward, “Get up. Pursue the men, and when you overtake them, say to them, ‘Why have you repaid evil for good?

International Standard Version

They had not traveled far from the city when Joseph ordered his palace manager, "Get up, follow those men, and when you've caught up with them, ask them, "Why did you repay evil for good?

A Conservative Version

[And] when they were gone out of the city, and were not yet far off, Joseph said to his steward, Up, follow after the men, and when thou overtake them, say to them, Why have ye rewarded evil for good?

American Standard Version

And when they were gone out of the city, and were not yet far off, Joseph said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good?

Amplified

When they had left the city and were not yet far away, Joseph said to his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when you overtake them, say to them, Why have you rewarded evil for good? [Why have you stolen the silver cup?]

Bible in Basic English

And when they had gone only a little way out of the town, Joseph said to the servant who was over his house, Go after them; and when you overtake them, say to them, Why have you done evil in reward for good?

Darby Translation

They were gone out of the city, and not yet far off, when Joseph said to him who was over his house, Up! follow after the men; and when thou overtakest them, thou shalt say to them, Why have ye rewarded evil for good?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far off, Joseph said unto his steward, Rise up, follow after those men; and when thou dost overtake them, say unto them, Why have ye rewarded evil for good?

Julia Smith Translation

They came forth out of the city, they were not far off, and Joseph said to him over his house, Arise, pursue after the men, and having overtaken them, and say to them, For what did ye requite evil for good?

King James 2000

And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far off, Joseph said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when you do overtake them, say unto them, Why have you rewarded evil for good?

Lexham Expanded Bible

They went out of the city, [and] had not gone far when Joseph said to [the one] who [was] over his house, "Arise! Pursue after the men and overtake them. Then you shall say to them, 'Why have you repaid evil for good?

Modern King James verseion

They had gone out of the city, not having gone far. And Joseph said to his steward, Rise up, follow after the men and overtake them, and say to them, Why have you rewarded evil for good?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And when they were out of the city and not yet far away, Joseph said unto the ruler of his house, "Up, and follow after the men and overtake them, and say unto them, 'Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good?

NET Bible

They had not gone very far from the city when Joseph said to the servant who was over his household, "Pursue the men at once! When you overtake them, say to them, 'Why have you repaid good with evil?

New Heart English Bible

When they had gone out of the city, and were not yet far off, Joseph said to his steward, "Up, follow after the men. When you overtake them, ask them, 'Why have you rewarded evil for good?

The Emphasized Bible

They themselves, had gone out of the city - they had not gone far, when Joseph said to him who was over his house, Rise chase after the men, - so shalt thou overtake them and shalt say unto them, Wherefore have ye requited evil for good?

Webster

And when they had gone out of the city, and were not yet far off, Joseph said to his steward, Arise, follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake them, say to them, Why have ye rewarded evil for good?

World English Bible

When they had gone out of the city, and were not yet far off, Joseph said to his steward, "Up, follow after the men. When you overtake them, ask them, 'Why have you rewarded evil for good?

Youngs Literal Translation

they have gone out of the city -- they have not gone far off -- and Joseph hath said to him who is over his house, 'Rise, pursue after the men; and thou hast overtaken them, and thou hast said unto them, Why have ye recompensed evil for good?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יצא 
Yatsa' 
....out, ....forth, bring, come, proceed, go, depart,
Usage: 1068

of the city
עיר ער עיר 
`iyr 
Usage: 1094

and not yet far off
רחק 
Rachaq 
...far, ...off, ...away, remove, good way
Usage: 57

יוסף 
Yowceph 
Usage: 213

בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

Up
קוּם 
Quwm 
Usage: 629

רדף 
Radaph 
Usage: 143

אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 488

the men
אנושׁ 
'enowsh 
Usage: 42

and when thou dost overtake
נשׂג 
Nasag 
Usage: 50

References

Easton

Cup

Hastings

Context Readings

Joseph Tests His Brothers

3 As soon as it was light, the men were sent away, they with their donkeys. 4 They had just gone out of the city, and were not far off, when Joseph said to his house steward, "Up, follow the men; and when you overtake them, say to them, 'Why have you repaid evil for good? 5 'Is not this the one from which my lord drinks and which he indeed uses for divination? You have done wrong in doing this.'"


Cross References

Psalm 35:12

They repay me evil for good, To the bereavement of my soul.

Deuteronomy 2:16

"So it came about when all the men of war had finally perished from among the people,

1 Samuel 24:17

He said to David, "You are more righteous than I; for you have dealt well with me, while I have dealt wickedly with you.

2 Chronicles 20:11

see how they are rewarding us by coming to drive us out from Your possession which You have given us as an inheritance.

Psalm 109:5

Thus they have repaid me evil for good And hatred for my love.

Proverbs 17:13

He who returns evil for good, Evil will not depart from his house.

John 10:32

Jesus answered them, "I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?"

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