Parallel Verses

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.

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:

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.

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 was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob. 5 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. 6 I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.


Cross References

Psalm 114:1

When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;

Deuteronomy 28:49

The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;

Jeremiah 5:15

Lo, I will bring a nation upon you from far, O house of Israel, saith the LORD: it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language thou knowest not, neither understandest what they say.

Exodus 11:4

And Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt:

Psalm 77:15

Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.

Exodus 12:12

For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.

Exodus 12:27

That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD'S passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.

Exodus 12:29

And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.

Exodus 13:8-9

And thou shalt shew thy son in that day, saying, This is done because of that which the LORD did unto me when I came forth out of Egypt.

Exodus 13:14-16

And it shall be when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What is this? that thou shalt say unto him, By strength of hand the LORD brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage:

Deuteronomy 4:45

These are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which Moses spake unto the children of Israel, after they came forth out of Egypt,

Psalm 78:6

That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children:

Psalm 80:1-2

{To the chief Musician upon ShoshannimEduth, A Psalm of Asaph.} Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.

Isaiah 28:11

For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.

Ezekiel 20:20

And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God.

Amos 6:6

That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.

1 Corinthians 14:21-22

In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord.

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