Genesis 42:21
Good News Translation
and said to one another, "Yes, now we are suffering the consequences of what we did to our brother; we saw the great trouble he was in when he begged for help, but we would not listen. That is why we are in this trouble now."

Contemporary English Version
and said to one another, "We're being punished because of Joseph. We saw the trouble he was in, but we refused to help him when he begged us. That's why these terrible things are happening."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they talked one to another: We deserve to suffer these things, because we have sinned against our brother, seeing the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear: therefore is this affliction come upon us.

New American Bible
To one another, however, they said: “Truly we are being punished because of our brother. We saw the anguish of his heart when he pleaded with us, yet we would not listen. That is why this anguish has now come upon us.”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And they talked one to another: We deserve to suffer these things, because we have sinned against our brother, seeing the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear: therefore is this affliction come upon us.

they said.

Genesis 41:9 Then at length the chief butler remembering, said: I confess my sin:

Numbers 32:23 But if you do not what you say, no man can doubt but you sin against God: and know ye, that your sin shall overtake you.

2 Samuel 12:13 And David said to Nathan: I have sinned against the Lord. And Nathan said to David: The Lord also hath taken away thy sin: thou shalt not die.

1 Kings 17:18 And she said to Elias: What have I to do with thee, thou man of God? art thou come to me, that my iniquities should be remembered, and that thou shouldst kill my son?

Job 33:27,28 He shall look upon men, and shall say: I have sinned, and indeed I have offended, and I have not received what I have deserved. . . .

Job 34:31,32 Seeing then I have spoken of God, I will not hinder thee in thy turn. . . .

Job 36:8,9 And if they shall be in chains, and be bound with the cords of poverty: . . .

Hosea 5:15 I will go and return to my place: until you are consumed, and seek my face.

Matthew 27:3,4 Then Judas, who betrayed him, seeing that he was condemned, repenting himself, brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and ancients, . . .

Mark 9:44,46,48 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not extinguished. . . .

Luke 16:28 That he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torments.

Acts 19:18 And many of them that believed came, confessing and declaring their deeds

we saw.

Genesis 37:23-28 And as soon as he came to his brethren, they forthwith stript him of his outside coat, that was of divers colours: . . .

Judges 1:7 And Adonibezec said: Seventy kings, having their fingers and toes cut off, gathered up the leavings of the meat under my table: as I have done, so hath God requited me. And they brought him to Jerusalem, and he died there.

Proverbs 21:13 He that stoppeth his ear against the cry of the poor, shall also cry himself, and shall not be heard.

Proverbs 24:11,12 Deliver them that are led to death: and those that are drawn to death, forbear not to deliver. . . .

Proverbs 28:17 A man that doth violence to the blood of a person, if he flee even to the pit, no man will stay him.

Jeremiah 2:17,19 Hath not this been done to thee, because thou hast forsaken the Lord thy God at that time, when he led thee by the way? . . .

Jeremiah 4:18 Thy ways, and thy devices have brought these things upon thee: this is thy wickedness, because it is bitter, because it hath touched thy heart.

Jeremiah 34:17 Therefore thus saith the Lord: You have not hearkened to me, in proclaiming liberty every man to his brother and every man to his friend: behold I proclaim a liberty for you, saith the Lord, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine: and I will cause you to be removed to all the kingdoms of the earth.

Matthew 7:2 For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged: and with what measure you mete, it shall be measured to you again.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all iniquity.

James 2:13 For judgment without mercy to him that hath not done mercy. And mercy exalteth itself above judgment.

this distress.

Proverbs 1:27,28 Then shall they call upon me, and I will not hear: they shall rise in the morning, and shall not find me: . . .

Context
Joseph's Brothers Sent to Egypt
20And bring your youngest brother to me, that I may find your words to be true, and you may not die. They did as he had said. 21And they talked one to another: We deserve to suffer these things, because we have sinned against our brother, seeing the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear: therefore is this affliction come upon us.22And Ruben, one of them, said: Did not I say to you: Do not sin against the boy; and you would not hear me? Behold his blood is required.…
Cross References
Genesis 37:26
And Juda said to his brethren: What will it profit us to kill our brother, and conceal his blood?

Genesis 37:27
It is better that he be sold to the Ismaelites, and that our hands be not defiled: for he is our brother and our flesh. His brethren agreed to his words.

Genesis 45:3
And he said to his brethren: I am Joseph: Is my father yet living? His brethren could not answer him, being struck with exceeding great fear.

Genesis 50:15
Now he being dead, his brethren were afraid, and talked one with another: Lest perhaps he should remember the wrong he suffered, and requite us all the evil that we did to him.

Hosea 5:15
I will go and return to my place: until you are consumed, and seek my face.

Additional Translations
Then they said to one another, “Surely we are being punished because of our brother. We saw his anguish when he pleaded with us, but we would not listen. That is why this distress has come upon us.”And they said one to another, We are truly guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he sought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come on us.

And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.

And each said to his brother, Yes, indeed, for we are in fault concerning our brother, when we disregarded the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we hearkened not to him; and therefore has this affliction come upon us.

Then they said one to another, We are indeed guilty concerning our brother, whose anguish of soul we saw when he besought us, and we did not hearken; therefore this distress is come upon us.

And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.

And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.

They said one to another, "We are certainly guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul, when he begged us, and we wouldn't listen. Therefore this distress has come upon us."

And they say one unto another, 'Verily we are guilty concerning our brother, because we saw the distress of his soul, in his making supplication unto us, and we did not hearken: therefore hath this distress come upon us.'
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