New International Version
Your relatives, members of your own family-- even they have betrayed you; they have raised a loud cry against you. Do not trust them, though they speak well of you.
King James Bible
For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, even they have dealt treacherously with thee; yea, they have called a multitude after thee: believe them not, though they speak fair words unto thee.
Darby Bible Translation
For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, even they have dealt treacherously with thee, even they have cried aloud after thee. Believe them not, though they speak good [words] unto thee.
World English Bible
For even your brothers, and the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you; even they have cried aloud after you: don't believe them, though they speak beautiful words to you.
Young's Literal Translation
For even thy brethren and the house of thy father, Even they dealt treacherously against thee, Even they -- they called after thee fully, Trust not in them, when they speak to thee good things.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father - Thou hast none to depend on but God: even thy brethren will betray thee when they have it in their power.
Believe them not - Do not trust to them, do not commit thyself to them; they are in heart thy enemies, and will betray thee.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
have called. or, cried after thee fully. though.
fair words. Heb. good things.
LibraryCalms and Crises
'If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and though in a land of peace thou art secure, yet how wilt thou do in the pride of Jordan?'--JER. xii. 5, R.V. The prophet has been complaining of his persecutors. The divine answer is here, reproving his impatience, and giving him to understand that harder trials are in store for him. Both clauses mean substantially the same thing, and are of a parabolic nature. The one adduces the metaphor …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Roman Pilgrimage: the Miracles which were Wrought in It.
When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him.
But my brothers are as undependable as intermittent streams, as the streams that overflow
Everyone lies to their neighbor; they flatter with their lips but harbor deception in their hearts.
I am a foreigner to my own family, a stranger to my own mother's children;
Though their speech is charming, do not believe them, for seven abominations fill their hearts.
Oh, that I had in the desert a lodging place for travelers, so that I might leave my people and go away from them; for they are all adulterers, a crowd of unfaithful people.
"Beware of your friends; do not trust anyone in your clan. For every one of them is a deceiver, and every friend a slanderer.
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