Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

If I said, I will speak thus, behold, I should be faithless to 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.

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.

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 have I been plagued, and chastened every morning. 15 If I said, I will speak thus, behold, I should be faithless to the generation of thy children. 16 When I thought to be able to know this, it was a grievous task in mine eyes;


Cross References

1 Samuel 2:24

No, my sons, for it is no good report that I hear: ye make Jehovah's people 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 accounted to the Lord for a generation.

Psalm 24:6

This is the generation of them that seek unto him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.

Malachi 2:8

But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith Jehovah of hosts.

Matthew 18:6-7

But whosoever shall offend one of these little ones who believe in me, it were profitable for him that a great millstone had been hanged upon his neck and he be sunk in the depths of the sea.

Romans 14:15

For if on account of meat thy brother is grieved, thou walkest no longer according to love. Destroy not him with thy meat for whom Christ has died.

Romans 14:21

It is right not to eat meat, nor drink wine, nor do anything in which thy brother stumbles, or is offended, or is weak.

1 Corinthians 8:11-13

and the weak one, the brother for whose sake Christ died, will perish through thy knowledge.

1 Peter 2:9

But ye are a chosen race, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a possession, that ye might set forth the excellencies of him who has called you out of darkness to his wonderful light;

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