Genesis 37:30
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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?”

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

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He went back to his brothers and said, "The boy is gone! 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?"

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

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

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he returned unto his brethren and said, The young man is not; and I, where shall I go?

King James 2000 Bible
And he returned unto his brothers, and said, The child is not; and I, where shall I go?

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
and returned to his brethren, and said, The child is not; and I, where shall I go?

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And he returned to his brethren, and said, The child is not: and I, whither shall I go?

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?'
Study Bible
Joseph Sold by his Brothers
29Now Reuben returned to the pit, and behold, Joseph was not in the pit; so he tore his garments. 30He returned to his brothers and said, "The boy is not there; as for me, where am I to go?" 31So they took Joseph's tunic, and slaughtered a male goat and dipped the tunic in the blood;…
Cross References
Genesis 42:13
But they said, "Your servants are twelve brothers in all, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and behold, the youngest is with our father today, and one is no longer alive."

Genesis 42:36
Their father Jacob said to them, "You have bereaved me of my children: Joseph is no more, and Simeon is no more, and you would take Benjamin; all these things are 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, …

Genesis 42:13,32,35 And they said, Your servants are twelve brothers, the sons of one …

Jeremiah 31:15 Thus said the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and …

And he returned unto his brethren,.... From the pit, and whom he suspected had took him and killed him, as was their first design, not being with them when they proposed to sell him, and did:

and said, the child is not; not in the pit, nor in the land of the living, but is dead, which is sometimes the meaning of the phrase, Jeremiah 31:15; he calls him a child, though seventeen years of age, because the youngest brother but one, and he himself was the eldest, and also because of his tender concern for him:

and I, whither shall I go? to find the child or flee from his father's face, which he could not think of seeing any more; whom he had highly offended already in the case of Bilhah, and now he would be yet more incensed against him for his neglect of Joseph, who, he might have expected, would have taken particular care of him, being the eldest son: he speaks like one in the utmost perplexity, not knowing what to do, what course to steer, being almost distracted and at his wits' end. 37:23-30 They threw Joseph into a pit, to perish there with hunger and cold; so cruel were their tender mercies. They slighted him when he was in distress, and were not grieved for the affliction of Joseph, see Am 6:6; for when he was pining in the pit, they sat down to eat bread. They felt no remorse of conscience for the sin. But the wrath of man shall praise God, and the remainder of wrath he will restrain, Ps 76:10. Joseph's brethren were wonderfully restrained from murdering him, and their selling him as wonderfully turned to God's praise.
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