Genesis 37:21
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English Standard Version
But when Reuben heard it, he rescued him out of their hands, saying, “Let us not take his life.”

King James Bible
And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him.

American Standard Version
And Reuben heard it, and delivered him out of their hand, and said, Let us not take his life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Ruben hearing this, endeavoured to deliver him out of their hands, end said:

English Revised Version
And Reuben heard it, and delivered him out of their hand; and said, Let us not take his life.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him from their hands: and said, Let us not kill him.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In a short time the hatred of Joseph's brethren grew into a crime. On one occasion, when they were feeding their flock at a distance from Hebron, in the neighbourhood of Shechem (Nablus, in the plain of Mukhnah), and Joseph who was sent thither by Jacob to inquire as to the welfare (shalom, valetudo) of the brethren and their flocks, followed them to Dothain or Dothan, a place 12 Roman miles to the north of Samaria (Sebaste), towards the plain of Jezreel, they formed the malicious resolution to put him, "this dreamer," to death, and throw him into one of the pits, i.e., cisterns, and then to tell (his father) that a wild beast had slain him, and so to bring his dreams to nought.

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Reuben heard.

Genesis 35:22 And it came to pass, when Israel dwelled in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel heard it...

Genesis 42:22 And Reuben answered them, saying, Spoke I not to you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and you would not hear? therefore...

not kill him. Heb. {nephesh.}

Joshua 10:28 And that day Joshua took Makkedah, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and the king thereof he utterly destroyed, them...

Genesis 9:5 And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man...

Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul...

Cross References
Genesis 37:22
And Reuben said to them, "Shed no blood; throw him into this pit here in the wilderness, but do not lay a hand on him"--that he might rescue him out of their hand to restore him to his father.

Genesis 42:22
And Reuben answered them, "Did I not tell you not to sin against the boy? But you did not listen. So now there comes a reckoning for his blood."

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