Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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!

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 went after them and made that accusation. 7 "Your Excellency," they replied, "Why do you speak like this? Far be it from your servants to act like this. 8 Look, we brought back to you from the land of Canaan the money that we found at the top of our sacks. How, then, could we have stolen silver or gold from your master's palace?


Cross References

Genesis 34:25-31

Three days later, while they were still in pain, Jacob's sons Simeon and Levi, two of Dinah's brothers, each grabbed a sword and entered the city unannounced, intending to kill all the males.

Genesis 35:22

But while Israel lived in that land, Reuben went inside his father's tent and had sexual relations with his father's concubine Bilhah, and Israel heard about it. Now Jacob had twelve sons.

Genesis 37:18-32

Now as soon as they saw him approaching from a distance, before he arrived they plotted together to kill him.

Genesis 38:16-18

So on the way, he turned aside, approached her, and said, "Come on! Let's have some sex!" But he didn't realize that he was talking to his own daughter-in-law. "What will you give me," she asked, "in order to have sex with me?"

Joshua 22:22-29

"The God of gods, the LORD, the God of gods, the LORD is the one who knows! And may Israel itself be aware that if this was an act of rebellion or an act of treachery against the LORD, may he not deliver us today!

2 Samuel 20:20

But Joab replied, "No way! No way! I'm not here to devour or destroy!

2 Kings 8:13

But Hazael responded, "What? Who am I, your servant, that I should do such a horrible thing?" But Elisha answered, "The LORD has shown me that you will be king over Aram."

Proverbs 22:1

A good reputation is more desirable than great wealth, and favorable acceptance more than silver and gold.

Ecclesiastes 7:1

A good name exceeds the value of fine perfume, and the day of someone's death exceeds the value of the day of his birth.

Hebrews 13:18

Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way.

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