Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

If I had said, I will speak thus, behold, I would have dealt treacherously with the generation of thy sons.

New American Standard Bible

If I had said, “I will speak thus,”
Behold, I would have betrayed the generation of Your children.

King James Version

If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children.

Holman Bible

If I had decided to say these things aloud,
I would have betrayed Your people.

International Standard Version

If I say, "I will talk like this," I would betray a generation of your children.

American Standard Version

If I had said, I will speak thus; Behold, I had dealt treacherously with the generation of thy children.

Amplified


If I had said, “I will say this,” [and expressed my feelings],
I would have betrayed the generation of Your children.

Bible in Basic English

If I would make clear what it is like, I would say, You are false to the generation of your children.

Darby Translation

If I said, I will speak thus, behold, I should be faithless to the generation of thy children.

Julia Smith Translation

If I said, I will recount thus; behold, I transgressed against the generation of thy sons.

King James 2000

If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I would have been untrue to the generation of your children.

Lexham Expanded Bible

If I had said, "I will speak thus," behold, I would have acted treacherously against your children's generation.

Modern King James verseion

If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I would deceive a generation of Your sons.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Yea, I had almost also said even as they do; but lo, then should I have condemned the generation of thy children.

NET Bible

If I had publicized these thoughts, I would have betrayed your loyal followers.

New Heart English Bible

If I had said, "I will speak thus;" behold, I would have betrayed the generation of your children.

The Emphasized Bible

If I had thought, I will relate it thus, Lo! the circle of thy sons, had I betrayed.

Webster

If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children.

World English Bible

If I had said, "I will speak thus;" behold, I would have betrayed the generation of your children.

Youngs Literal Translation

If I have said, 'I recount thus,' Lo, a generation of Thy sons I have deceived.

References

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

God's Ways Vindicated

14 for all the day long I have been plagued, and chastened every morning. 15 If I had said, I will speak thus, behold, I would have dealt treacherously with the generation of thy sons. 16 When I thought how I might understand this, it was too painful for me,


Cross References

1 Samuel 2:24

No, my sons, for it is no good report that I hear. Ye make LORD's people to transgress.

Psalm 14:5

There they were in great fear, for God is in the generation of the righteous.

Psalm 22:30

A seed shall serve him. It shall be told of LORD to the [next] generation.

Psalm 24:6

This is the generation of those who seek after him, who seek thy face, [even] Jacob. Selah.

Malachi 2:8

But ye are turned aside out of the way. Ye have caused many to stumble in the law. Ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, says LORD of hosts.

Matthew 18:6-7

But whoever may cause one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it is advantageous for him that a donkey-powered millstone were hanged on his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

Romans 14:15

For if thy brother is distressed because of food, thou no longer walk according to love. Do not destroy with thy food that man for whom Christ died.

Romans 14:21

It is good not to eat meats, nor to drink wine, nor in whatever thy brother stumbles against, or is caused to stumble, or becomes weak.

1 Corinthians 8:11-13

And by thy knowledge the brother, being weak, will be ruined, for whom Christ died.

1 Peter 2:9

But ye are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for an acquired possession, so that ye might broadly proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

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