Parallel Verses

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:

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.

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 And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these same words. 7 And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord these words? God forbid that thy servants should do according to this thing: 8 Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks' mouths, we brought again unto thee out of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal out of thy lord's house silver or gold?


Cross References

Genesis 34:25-31

And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males.

Genesis 35:22

And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:

Genesis 37:18-32

And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him.

Genesis 38:16-18

And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee; (for he knew not that she was his daughter in law.) And she said, What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto me?

Joshua 22:22-29

The LORD God of gods, the LORD God of gods, he knoweth, and Israel he shall know; if it be in rebellion, or if in transgression against the LORD, (save us not this day,)

2 Samuel 20:20

And Joab answered and said, Far be it, far be it from me, that I should swallow up or destroy.

2 Kings 8:13

And Hazael said, But what, is thy servant a dog, that he should do this great thing? And Elisha answered, The LORD hath shewed me that thou shalt be king over Syria.

Proverbs 22:1

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

Ecclesiastes 7:1

A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth.

Hebrews 13:18

Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.

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