Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

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.

A Conservative Version

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

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 have I been plagued, And chastened every morning. 15 If I had said, I will speak thus; Behold, I had dealt treacherously with the generation of thy children. 16 When I thought how I might know this, It was too painful for me;


Cross References

1 Samuel 2:24

Nay, my sons; for it is no good report that I hear: ye make Jehovah's people to transgress.

Psalm 14:5

There were they 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 the Lord unto the next generation.

Psalm 24:6

This is the generation of them that seek after him, That 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, saith Jehovah of hosts.

Matthew 18:6-7

But whoso shall cause one of these little ones that believe on me to stumble, it is profitable for him that a great millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be sunk in the depth of the sea.

Romans 14:15

For if because of meat thy brother is grieved, thou walkest no longer in love. Destroy not with thy meat him for whom Christ died.

Romans 14:21

It is good not to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor to do anything whereby thy brother stumbleth.

1 Corinthians 8:11-13

For through thy knowledge he that is weak perisheth, the brother for whose sake Christ died.

1 Peter 2:9

But ye are a elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that ye may show forth the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

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