Parallel Verses

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.

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,

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.

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 because it [is] a statute for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob. 5 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. 6 "I removed his shoulder from a burden. His hands were freed from [the] basket.


Cross References

Psalm 114:1

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

Deuteronomy 28:49

Yahweh will raise [up] against you a nation from far [off], from the end of the earth, [attacking] as the eagle swoops [down], {a nation whose language you will not understand},

Jeremiah 5:15

Look, I [am] about to bring on you a nation from afar, house of Israel," {declares} Yahweh. "It [is] an enduring nation, it [is] {an ancient nation}. A nation whose language you do not know, and you cannot understand what they speak.

Exodus 11:4

And Moses said, "Thus says Yahweh, 'About the middle of the night I [will] go out through the midst of Egypt,

Psalm 77:15

With [your] arm you redeemed your people, the children of Jacob and Joseph. Selah

Exodus 12:12

"And I will go through the land of Egypt during this night, and I will strike all of the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from human to animal, and I will do punishments among all of the gods of Egypt. I [am] Yahweh.

Exodus 12:27

you will say, 'It [is] a Passover sacrifice for Yahweh, who passed over the houses of the {Israelites} in Egypt when he struck Egypt; and he delivered our houses.'" And the people knelt down and they worshiped.

Exodus 12:29

{And} in the middle of the night, Yahweh struck all of the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh sitting on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who [was] in the prison house and every firstborn of an animal.

Exodus 13:8-9

And you shall tell your son on that day, saying, 'This [is] because of what Yahweh did for me when I came out from Egypt.'

Exodus 13:14-16

And when your son asks you {in the future}, saying, 'What [is] this?' you will say to him, 'With strength of hand Yahweh brought us out from Egypt, from a house of slaves.

Deuteronomy 4:45

these are the legal provisions and the rules and the regulations that Moses spoke to the {Israelites} {when they left Egypt},

Psalm 78:6

so that [the] next generation might know-- children [yet to] be born-- [that] they might rise up and tell their children,

Psalm 80:1-2

Give ear, O shepherd of Israel, [who] leads Joseph like a flock. Shine forth, [you who] sits [enthroned above] the cherubim.

Isaiah 28:11

For he will speak with {stammering} and another tongue to this people,

Ezekiel 20:20

And treat my Sabbaths as holy, and they will be a sign between me and between you {that you may know} that I, Yahweh, [am] your God.'

Amos 6:6

[Alas for those] who drink from sprinkling bowls of wine and anoint themselves with the best of olive oils and are not grieved over the ruin of Joseph.

1 Corinthians 14:21-22

In the law it is written: "By those who speak a foreign language and by the lips of others I will speak to this people, and not even in this way will they obey me," says the Lord.

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