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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.

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


He established it for a testimony in Joseph
When He went throughout the land of Egypt.
I heard the language [of One whom] I did not know, saying,

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.

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 this is a rule for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob. 5 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. 6 I took the weight from his back; his hands were made free from the baskets.


Cross References

Psalm 114:1

When Israel came out of Egypt, the children of Jacob from a people whose language was strange to them;

Deuteronomy 28:49

The Lord will send a nation against you from the farthest ends of the earth, coming with the flight of an eagle; a nation whose language is strange to you;

Jeremiah 5:15

See, I will send you a nation from far away, O people of Israel, says the Lord; a strong nation and an old nation, a nation whose language is strange to you, so that you may not get the sense of their words.

Exodus 11:4

And Moses said, This is what the Lord says: About the middle of the night I will go out through Egypt:

Psalm 77:15

With your arm you have made your people free, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. (Selah.)

Exodus 12:12

For on that night I will go through the land of Egypt, sending death on every first male child, of man and of beast, and judging all the gods of Egypt: I am the Lord.

Exodus 12:27

Then you will say, This is the offering of the Lord's Passover; for he went over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he sent death on the Egyptians, and kept our families safe. And the people gave worship with bent heads.

Exodus 12:29

And in the middle of the night the Lord sent death on every first male child in the land of Egypt, from the child of Pharaoh on his seat of power to the child of the prisoner in the prison; and the first births of all the cattle.

Exodus 13:8-9

And you will say to your son in that day, It is because of what the Lord did for me when I came out of Egypt.

Exodus 13:14-16

And when your son says to you in time to come, What is the reason for this? say to him, By the strength of his hand the Lord took us out of Egypt, out of the prison-house:

Deuteronomy 4:45

These are the rules and the laws and the decisions which Moses gave to the children of Israel after they came out of Egypt;

Psalm 78:6

So that the generation to come might have knowledge of them, even the children of the future, who would give word of them to their children;

Psalm 80:1-2

Give ear, O Keeper of Israel, guiding Joseph like a flock; you who have your seat on the winged ones, let your glory be seen.

Isaiah 28:11

No, but with broken talk, and with a strange tongue, he will give his word to this people:

Ezekiel 20:20

And keep my Sabbaths holy; and they will be a sign between me and you so that it may be clear to you that I am the Lord your God.

Amos 6:6

Drinking wine in basins, rubbing themselves with the best oils; but they have no grief for the destruction of Joseph.

1 Corinthians 14:21-22

In the law it is said, By men of other tongues and by strange lips will my words come to this people; and not even so will they give ear to me, says the Lord.

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