Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He established it for a testimony in Joseph When he went throughout the land of Egypt I heard a language that I did not know:

King James Version

This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not.

Holman Bible

He set it up as an ordinance for Joseph when He went throughout the land of Egypt. I heard an unfamiliar language:

International Standard Version

a decree that he prescribed for Joseph when he went throughout the land of Egypt, speaking a language I did not recognize.

A Conservative Version

He appointed it in Joseph for a testimony when he went out over the land of Egypt, [where] I heard a language that I knew not.

American Standard Version

He appointed it in Joseph for a testimony, When he went out over the land of Egypt, Where I heard a language that I knew not.

Amplified

This He ordained in Joseph [the savior] for a testimony when He went out over the land of Egypt. The speech of One Whom I knew not did I hear [saying],

Bible in Basic English

He gave it to Joseph as a witness, when he went out over the land of Egypt; then the words of a strange tongue were sounding in my ears.

Darby Translation

He ordained it in Joseph for a testimony, when he went forth over the land of Egypt, where I heard a language that I knew not.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt where I heard a language that I did not understand.

Julia Smith Translation

He set him a testimony in Joseph in his going forth upon the land of Egypt: I shall hear a lip I knew not

King James 2000

This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He made it a statute in Joseph when he went out against the land of Egypt, [where] I heard a language I did not know.

Modern King James verseion

This He ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when He went out over the land of Egypt; I heard a language I understood not.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he came out of Egypt, and had heard a strange language.

NET Bible

He decreed it as a regulation in Joseph, when he attacked the land of Egypt. I heard a voice I did not recognize.

New Heart English Bible

He appointed it in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out over the land of Egypt, I heard a language that I did not know.

The Emphasized Bible

A testimony in Joseph, he appointed it, When he went forth over the land of Egypt: A language I liked not, used I to hear;

Webster

This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not.

World English Bible

He appointed it in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out over the land of Egypt, I heard a language that I didn't know.

Youngs Literal Translation

A testimony on Joseph He hath placed it, In his going forth over the land of Egypt. A lip, I have not known -- I hear.

References

Context Readings

A Call To Obedience

4 For it is a statute for Israel, An ordinance of the God of Jacob. 5 He established it for a testimony in Joseph When he went throughout the land of Egypt I heard a language that I did not know: 6 "I relieved his shoulder of the burden, His hands were freed from the basket.


Cross References

Psalm 114:1

When Israel went forth from Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of strange language,

Deuteronomy 28:49

"The LORD will bring a nation against you from afar, from the end of the earth, as the eagle swoops down, a nation whose language you shall not understand,

Jeremiah 5:15

"Behold, I am bringing a nation against you from afar, O house of Israel," declares the LORD "It is an enduring nation, It is an ancient nation, A nation whose language you do not know, Nor can you understand what they say.

Exodus 11:4

Moses said, "Thus says the LORD, 'About midnight I am going out into the midst of Egypt,

Psalm 77:15

You have by Your power redeemed Your people, The sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.

Exodus 12:12

'For I will go through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments--I am the LORD.

Exodus 12:27

you shall say, 'It is a Passover sacrifice to the LORD who passed over the houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt when He smote the Egyptians, but spared our homes '" And the people bowed low and worshiped.

Exodus 12:29

Now it came about at midnight that the LORD struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of cattle.

Exodus 13:8-9

"You shall tell your son on that day, saying, 'It is because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.'

Exodus 13:14-16

"And it shall be when your son asks you in time to come, saying, 'What is this?' then you shall say to him, 'With a powerful hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, from the house of slavery.

Deuteronomy 4:45

these are the testimonies and the statutes and the ordinances which Moses spoke to the sons of Israel, when they came out from Egypt,

Psalm 78:6

That the generation to come might know, even the children yet to be born, That they may arise and tell them to their children,

Psalm 80:1-2

Oh, give ear, Shepherd of Israel, You who lead Joseph like a flock; You who are enthroned above the cherubim, shine forth!

Isaiah 28:11

Indeed, He will speak to this people Through stammering lips and a foreign tongue,

Ezekiel 20:20

'Sanctify My sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between Me and you, that you may know that I am the LORD your God.'

Amos 6:6

Who drink wine from sacrificial bowls While they anoint themselves with the finest of oils, Yet they have not grieved over the ruin of Joseph.

1 Corinthians 14:21-22

In the Law it is written, "BY MEN OF STRANGE TONGUES AND BY THE LIPS OF STRANGERS I WILL SPEAK TO THIS PEOPLE, AND EVEN SO THEY WILL NOT LISTEN TO ME," says the Lord.

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