Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

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.

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.

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 And yet been smitten all the day, And been rebuked morning by morning! 15 If I had thought, I will relate it thus, Lo! the circle of thy sons, had I betrayed. 16 When I reasoned, that I might understand this, A vexation, it was in mine eyes:


Cross References

1 Samuel 2:24

Nay, my sons! for it is no good report that I do hear: leading into transgression the people of Yahweh.

Psalm 14:5

There have they been in great dread, because, God, is in the circle of the righteous man.

Psalm 22:30

My seed, shall serve him, It shall he recounted, of the Lord, to a generation that shall come:

Psalm 24:6

This, is the generation of them who inquire of him, who seek thy face, O God of Jacob. Selah.

Malachi 2:8

But, ye, have departed out of the way, ye have caused multitudes to stumble at the deliverance, - ye have violated the covenant of Levi, saith Yahweh of hosts.

Matthew 18:6-7

And, whosoever shall cause to stumble one of these little ones who believe in me, it profiteth him, that there be hung a large mill-stone about his neck, and he be sunk in the wide main of the sea.

Romans 14:15

If, in fact, because of food, thy brother is being grieved, no longer, by the rule of love, art thou walking: - do not, by thy food, that man, be destroying, on whose behalf Christ died!

Romans 14:21

Well, is it not to eat flesh nor to drink wine nor to do aught whereby thy brother is caused to stumble.

1 Corinthians 8:11-13

In fact, he that is weak, is being destroyed, by thy knowledge - the brother for whose sake Christ died.

1 Peter 2:9

But, ye, are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a peculiar treasure, that, the excellences, ye may tell forth, of him who, out of darkness, hath called you into his marvellous light: -

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