Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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.

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 say, I will speak thus; behold, I would have been untrue to the generation of your children. 16 When I thought to 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: you make the LORD'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 posterity shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.

Psalm 24:6

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

Malachi 2:8

But you have departed out of the way; you have caused many to stumble at the law; you have corrupted the covenant of Levi, says the LORD of hosts.

Matthew 18:6-7

But whoever shall offend one of these little ones who believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

Romans 14:15

But if your brother is grieved with your food, you no longer walk in love. Destroy not him with your food, for whom Christ died.

Romans 14:21

It is good neither to eat meat, nor to drink wine, nor anything by which your brother stumbles, or is offended, or is made weak.

1 Corinthians 8:11-13

And through your knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?

1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

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