New American Standard Bible
When they saw him from a distance and before he came close to them, they plotted against him to put him to death.
King James Bible
And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him.
Darby Bible Translation
And when they saw him from afar, and before he came near to them, they conspired against him to put him to death.
World English Bible
They saw him afar off, and before he came near to them, they conspired against him to kill him.
Young's Literal Translation
And they see him from afar, even before he draweth near unto them, and they conspire against him to put him to death.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
His brothers cast him into a pit. "This master of dreams;" an eastern phrase for a dreamer. "Let us slay him." They had a foreboding that his dreams might prove true, and that he would become their arbitrary master. This thought at all events would abate somewhat of the barbarity of their designs. It is implied in the closing sentence of their proposal. Reuben dissuades them from the act of murder, and advises merely to cast him into the pit, to which they consent. He had a more tender heart, and perhaps a more tender conscience than the rest, and intended to send Joseph back safe to his father. He doubtless took care to choose a pit that was without water.
LibraryMan's Passions and God's Purpose
'And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colours that was on him; And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it. And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt. And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Sixth Commandment
Now the Passover and Unleavened Bread were two days away; and the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to seize Him by stealth and kill Him;
So from that day on they planned together to kill Him.
When it was day, the Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves under an oath, saying that they would neither eat nor drink until they had killed Paul.
They said to one another, "Here comes this dreamer!
For I have heard the slander of many, Terror is on every side; While they took counsel together against me, They schemed to take away my life.
The wicked plots against the righteous And gnashes at him with his teeth.
The wicked spies upon the righteous And seeks to kill him.
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