Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

They said to him, "Why does my lord speak such words as these? Far be it from your servants to do such a thing.

King James Version

And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord these words? God forbid that thy servants should do according to this thing:

Holman Bible

They said to him, “Why does my lord say these things? Your servants could not possibly do such a thing.

International Standard Version

"Your Excellency," they replied, "Why do you speak like this? Far be it from your servants to act like this.

A Conservative Version

And they said to him, Why does my lord speak such words as these? Far be it from thy servants that they should do such a thing.

American Standard Version

And they said unto him, Wherefore speaketh my lord such words as these? Far be it from thy servants that they should do such a thing.

Amplified

They said to him, Why does my lord say these things? Far be it from your servants to do such a thing!

Bible in Basic English

And they said to him, Why does my lord say such words as these? far be it from your servants to do such a thing:

Darby Translation

And they said to him, Why does my lord speak such words as these? Far be it from thy servants to do such a thing!

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And they said unto him, Why saith my lord these words? In no wise should thy slaves do according to this thing.

Julia Smith Translation

And they will say to him, For what will my lord speak according to these words? far be it for thy servants to do according to this word.

King James 2000

And they said unto him, Why says my lord these words? God forbid that your servants should do according to this thing:

Lexham Expanded Bible

And they said to him, "Why has my lord spoken according to these words? Far be it from your servants to do such a thing!

Modern King James verseion

And they said to him, Why does your lord say these words? Far be it that your servants should do according to this thing.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And they answered him, "Wherefore saith my lord such words? God forbid that thy servants should do so.

NET Bible

They answered him, "Why does my lord say such things? Far be it from your servants to do such a thing!

New Heart English Bible

They said to him, "Why does my lord speak such words as these? Far be it from your servants that they should do such a thing.

The Emphasized Bible

And they said unto him, Wherefore should my lord speak such words as these? Far be thy servants, from doing such a thing as this!

Webster

And they said to him, Why saith my lord these words? Far be it from us that thy servants should do according to this thing:

World English Bible

They said to him, "Why does my lord speak such words as these? Far be it from your servants that they should do such a thing!

Youngs Literal Translation

and they say unto him, 'Why doth my lord speak according to these words? far be it from thy servants to do according to this word;

Topics

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

my lord
אדן אדון 
'adown 
Usage: 335

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

חללה חלילה 
Chaliylah 
God forbid, far be it, be...far, Lord forbid,
Usage: 20

עבד 
`ebed 
Usage: 800

References

Easton

Cup

Morish

Context Readings

Joseph Tests His Brothers

6 So he overtook them and spoke these words to them. 7 They said to him, "Why does my lord speak such words as these? Far be it from your servants to do such a thing. 8 "Behold, the money which we found in the mouth of our sacks we have brought back to you from the land of Canaan. How then could we steal silver or gold from your lord's house?


Cross References

Genesis 34:25-31

Now it came about on the third day, when they were in pain, that two of Jacob's sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, each took his sword and came upon the city unawares, and killed every male.

Genesis 35:22

It came about while Israel was dwelling in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine, and Israel heard of it.

Genesis 37:18-32

When they saw him from a distance and before he came close to them, they plotted against him to put him to death.

Genesis 38:16-18

So he turned aside to her by the road, and said, "Here now, let me come in to you"; for he did not know that she was his daughter-in-law. And she said, "What will you give me, that you may come in to me?"

Joshua 22:22-29

"The Mighty One, God, the LORD, the Mighty One, God, the LORD! He knows, and may Israel itself know. If it was in rebellion, or if in an unfaithful act against the LORD do not save us this day!

2 Samuel 20:20

Joab replied, "Far be it, far be it from me that I should swallow up or destroy!

2 Kings 8:13

Then Hazael said, "But what is your servant, who is but a dog, that he should do this great thing?" And Elisha answered, "The LORD has shown me that you will be king over Aram."

Proverbs 22:1

A good name is to be more desired than great wealth, Favor is better than silver and gold.

Ecclesiastes 7:1

A good name is better than a good ointment, And the day of one's death is better than the day of one's birth.

Hebrews 13:18

Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a good conscience, desiring to conduct ourselves honorably in all things.

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