New International Version
Judah said to his brothers, "What will we gain if we 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They sat down to eat bread - Every act is perfectly in character, and describes forcibly the brutish and diabolic nature of their ruthless souls.
A company of Ishmaelites - We may naturally suppose that this was a caravan, composed of different tribes that, for their greater safety, were traveling together, and of which Ishmaelites and Midianites made the chief. In the Chaldee they are called Arabians, which, from ערב arab, to mingle, was in all probability used by the Targumist as the word Arabians is used among us, which comprehends a vast number of clans, or tribes of people. The Jerusalem Targum calls them סרקין Sarkin, what we term Saracens. In the Persian, the clause stands thus: karavanee iskmaaleem araban aya. "A caravan of Ishmaelite Arabs came." This seems to give the true sense.
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'And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is? And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art: Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon …
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"Come now, let's kill him and throw him into one of these cisterns and say that a ferocious animal devoured him. Then we'll see what comes of his dreams."
I was forcibly carried off from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing to deserve being put in a dungeon."
They said to one another, "Surely we are being punished because of our brother. We saw how distressed he was when he pleaded with us for his life, but we would not listen; that's why this distress has come on us."
You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
Even though Elnathan, Delaiah and Gemariah urged the king not to burn the scroll, he would not listen to them.
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