Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

And Joseph saith unto his brethren, 'Come nigh unto me, I pray you,' and they come nigh; and he saith, 'I am Joseph, your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt;

New American Standard Bible

Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come closer to me.” And they came closer. And he said, “I am your brother Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt.

King James Version

And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.

Holman Bible

Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Please, come near me,” and they came near. “I am Joseph, your brother,” he said, “the one you sold into Egypt.

International Standard Version

Joseph implored his brothers, "Please come close to me." So they did.

A Conservative Version

And Joseph said to his brothers, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near, and he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.

American Standard Version

And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.

Amplified

And Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come closer to me.” And they approached him. And he said, “I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt.

Bible in Basic English

Then Joseph said to his brothers, Come near to me. And they came near, And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom you sent into Egypt.

Darby Translation

And Joseph said to his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.

Julia Smith Translation

And Joseph will say to his brethren, Come near now to me: and they will come near, and he will say, I am Joseph, your brother, whom ye sold me into Egypt

King James 2000

And Joseph said unto his brothers, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt.

Lexham Expanded Bible

So Joseph said to his brothers, "Come near to me, please." And they drew near. And he said, "I [am] Joseph, your brother, whom you sold into Egypt.

Modern King James verseion

And Joseph said to his brothers, Please come near me. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Joseph said unto his brethren, "Come near to me." And they came near. And he said, "I am Joseph your brother whom ye sold into Egypt.

NET Bible

Joseph said to his brothers, "Come closer to me," so they came near. Then he said, "I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt.

New Heart English Bible

Joseph said to his brothers, "Come near to me, please." They came near. "He said, I am Joseph, your brother, whom you sold into Egypt.

The Emphasized Bible

Then said Joseph unto his brethren - Draw near I pray you, unto me. And they drew near. And he said - I, am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.

Webster

And Joseph said to his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you: and they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.

World English Bible

Joseph said to his brothers, "Come near to me, please." They came near. "He said, I am Joseph, your brother, whom you sold into Egypt.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יוסף 
Yowceph 
Usage: 213

נגשׁ 
Nagash 
Usage: 125

to me, I pray you. And they came near
נגשׁ 
Nagash 
Usage: 125

I am Joseph
יוסף 
Yowceph 
Usage: 213

whom ye sold
מכר 
Makar 
sell, seller, at all
Usage: 80

Verse Info

Context Readings

Joseph Reveals His Identity

3 And Joseph saith unto his brethren, 'I am Joseph, is my father yet alive?' and his brethren have not been able to answer him, for they have been troubled at his presence. 4 And Joseph saith unto his brethren, 'Come nigh unto me, I pray you,' and they come nigh; and he saith, 'I am Joseph, your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt; 5 and now, be not grieved, nor let it be displeasing in your eyes that ye sold me hither, for to preserve life hath God sent me before you.


Cross References

Genesis 37:28

And Midianite merchantmen pass by and they draw out and bring up Joseph out of the pit, and sell Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty silverlings, and they bring Joseph into Egypt.

Genesis 50:18

And his brethren also go and fall before him, and say, 'Lo, we are to thee for servants.'

Matthew 14:27

and immediately Jesus spake to them, saying, 'Be of good courage, I am he, be not afraid.'

Acts 9:5

And he said, 'Who art thou, Lord?' and the Lord said, 'I am Jesus whom thou dost persecute; hard for thee at the pricks to kick;'

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