Genesis 37:30
New International Version
He went back to his brothers and said, “The boy isn’t there! Where can I turn now?”

New Living Translation
Then he went back to his brothers and lamented, “The boy is gone! What will I do now?”

English Standard Version
and returned to his brothers and said, “The boy is gone, and I, where shall I go?”

Berean Study Bible
returned to his brothers, and said, “The boy is gone! What am I going to do?”

King James Bible
And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is not; and I, whither shall I go?

New King James Version
And he returned to his brothers and said, “The lad is no more; and I, where shall I go?”

New American Standard Bible
He returned to his brothers and said, “The boy is not there; as for me, where am I to go?”

NASB 1995
He returned to his brothers and said, “The boy is not there; as for me, where am I to go?”

NASB 1977
And he returned to his brothers and said, “The boy is not there; as for me, where am I to go?”

Amplified Bible
He rejoined his brothers and said, “The boy is not there; as for me, where shall I go [to hide from my father]?”

Christian Standard Bible
He went back to his brothers and said, “The boy is gone! What am I going to do? ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He went back to his brothers and said, “The boy is gone! What am I going to do?”

American Standard Version
And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is not; and I, whither shall I go?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he returned to his brothers and said to them, “Where is the boy? Where shall I go?”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he returned to his brethren and said, The boy is not; and I, whither am I yet to go?

Contemporary English Version
Then he went back to his brothers and said, "The boy is gone! What am I going to do?"

Douay-Rheims Bible
And rending his garments he went to his brethren, and said: The boy doth not appear and whither shall I go?

English Revised Version
And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is not; and I, whither shall I go?

Good News Translation
He returned to his brothers and said, "The boy is not there! What am I going to do?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He went back to his brothers and said, "The boy isn't there! What am I going to do?"

International Standard Version
returned to his brothers, and shouted, "He's not there! Now what? Where am I to go?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he returned unto his brethren, and said: 'The child is not; and as for me, whither shall I go?'

Literal Standard Version
and he returns to his brothers and says, “The boy is not, and I—to where am I going?”

NET Bible
returned to his brothers, and said, "The boy isn't there! And I, where can I go?"

New Heart English Bible
He went back to his brothers and said, "The boy is gone. Now, what am I to do?"

World English Bible
He returned to his brothers, and said, "The child is no more; and I, where will I go?"

Young's Literal Translation
and he returneth unto his brethren, and saith, 'The lad is not, and I -- whither am I going?'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Joseph Sold by His Brothers
29When Reuben returned to the pit and saw that Joseph was not there, he tore his clothes, 30returned to his brothers, and said, “The boy is gone! What am I going to do?”

Cross References
Genesis 42:13
But they answered, "Your servants are twelve brothers, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan. The youngest is now with our father, and one is no more."

Genesis 42:36
Their father Jacob said to them, "You have deprived me of my sons. Joseph is gone and Simeon is no more. Now you want to take Benjamin. Everything is going against me!"


Treasury of Scripture

And he returned to his brothers, and said, The child is not; and I, where shall I go?

Genesis 37:20
Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams.

Genesis 42:13,32,35
And they said, Thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is not…

Jeremiah 31:15
Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rahel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
returned
וַיָּ֥שָׁב (way·yā·šāḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

his brothers,
אֶחָ֖יו (’e·ḥāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 251: A brother, )

and said,
וַיֹּאמַ֑ר (way·yō·mar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“The boy
הַיֶּ֣לֶד (hay·ye·leḏ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3206: Something born, a lad, offspring

is gone!
אֵינֶ֔נּוּ (’ê·nen·nū)
Adverb | third person masculine singular
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

What am I going to do?”
וַאֲנִ֖י (wa·’ă·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I


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