New American Standard Bible
Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is it for us to kill our brother and cover up his blood?
King James Bible
And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood?
Darby Bible Translation
And Judah said to his brethren, What profit is it that we kill our brother and secrete his blood?
World English Bible
Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood?
Young's Literal Translation
And Judah saith unto his brethren, 'What gain when we slay our brother, and have concealed his blood?
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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 then, come and let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits; and we will say, 'A wild beast devoured him.' Then let us see what will become of his dreams!"
"For I was in fact kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing that they should have put me into the dungeon."
Then they said to one another, "Truly we are guilty concerning our brother, because we saw the distress of his soul when he pleaded with us, yet we would not listen; therefore this distress has come upon us."
"As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.
Even though Elnathan and Delaiah and Gemariah pleaded with the king not to burn the scroll, he would not listen to them.
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