Genesis 37:20
New International Version
"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."

New Living Translation
"Come on, let's kill him and throw him into one of these cisterns. We can tell our father, 'A wild animal has eaten him.' Then we'll see what becomes of his dreams!"

English Standard Version
Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits. Then we will say that a fierce animal has devoured him, and we will see what will become of his dreams.”

Berean Study Bible
“Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits. We can say that a vicious animal has devoured him. Then we shall see what becomes of his dreams!”

New American Standard Bible
"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!"

King James Bible
Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams.

Christian Standard Bible
So now, come on, let's kill him and throw him into one of the pits. We can say that a vicious animal ate him. Then we'll see what becomes of his dreams!"

Contemporary English Version
Let's kill him and throw him into a pit and say that some wild animal ate him. Then we'll see what happens to those dreams."

Good News Translation
Come on now, let's kill him and throw his body into one of the dry wells. We can say that a wild animal killed him. Then we will see what becomes of his dreams."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Come on, let's kill him and throw him into one of the pits. We can say that a vicious animal ate him. Then we'll see what becomes of his dreams!"

International Standard Version
Come on! Let's kill him and toss him into one of the cisterns. Then we'll report that some wild animal devoured him and wait to see what becomes of his dreams!"

NET Bible
Come now, let's kill him, throw him into one of the cisterns, and then say that a wild animal ate him. Then we'll see how his dreams turn out!"

New Heart English Bible
Come now therefore, and let's kill him, and cast him into one of the pits, and we will say, 'An evil animal has devoured him.' We will see what will become of his dreams."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let's kill him, throw him into one of the cisterns, and say that a wild animal has eaten him. Then we'll see what happens to his dreams."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into one of the pits, and we will say: An evil beast hath devoured him; and we shall see what will become of his dreams.'

New American Standard 1977
“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!”

Jubilee Bible 2000
now therefore, come and let us slay him and cast him into a cistern, and we will say, Some evil beast has devoured him; and we shall see what will become of his dreams.

King James 2000 Bible
Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast has devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams.

American King James Version
Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast has devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams.

American Standard Version
Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into one of the pits, and we will say, An evil beast hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Now then come, let us kill him, and cast him into one of the pits; and we will say, An evil wild beast has devoured him; and we shall see what his dreams will be.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Come, let us kill him, and cast him into some old pit : and we will say : Some evil beast hath devoured him: and then it shall appear what his dreams avail him :

Darby Bible Translation
And now come and let us kill him, and cast him into one of the pits, and we will say, An evil beast has devoured him; and we will see what becomes of his dreams.

English Revised Version
Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into one of the pits, and we will say, An evil beast hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams.

Webster's Bible Translation
Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit; and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him; and we shall see what will become of his dreams.

World English Bible
Come now therefore, and let's kill him, and cast him into one of the pits, and we will say, 'An evil animal has devoured him.' We will see what will become of his dreams."

Young's Literal Translation
and now, come, and we slay him, and cast him into one of the pits, and have said, An evil beast hath devoured him; and we see what his dreams are.'
Study Bible
Joseph Sold by His Brothers
19“Here comes that dreamer!” they said to one another. 20“Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits. We can say that a vicious animal has devoured him. Then we shall see what becomes of his dreams!” 21When Reuben heard this, he tried to rescue Joseph from their hands. “Let us not take his life,” he said.…
Cross References
Genesis 37:19
"Here comes that dreamer!" they said to one another.

Genesis 37:26
Then Judah said to his brothers, "What profit will we gain if we kill our brother and cover up his blood?

Genesis 37:32
They sent the robe of many colors to their father and said, "We found this. Examine it to see whether it is your son's robe or not."

Genesis 37:33
His father recognized it and said, "It is my son's robe! A vicious animal has devoured him. Joseph has surely been torn to pieces!"

Genesis 45:3
Joseph said to his brothers, "I am Joseph! Is my father still alive?" But they were unable to answer him, because they were terrified in his presence.

Treasury of Scripture

Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast has devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams.

and let.

Psalm 64:5
They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?

Proverbs 1:11,12,16
If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: …

Proverbs 6:17
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Some.

1 Kings 13:24
And when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him: and his carcase was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcase.

2 Kings 2:24
And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.

Proverbs 10:18
He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.

and we.

1 Samuel 24:20
And now, behold, I know well that thou shalt surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in thine hand.

1 Samuel 26:2
Then Saul arose, and went down to the wilderness of Ziph, having three thousand chosen men of Israel with him, to seek David in the wilderness of Ziph.

Matthew 2:2-16
Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him…







Lexicon
“Come
לְכ֣וּ (lə·ḵū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

now,
וְעַתָּ֣ה ׀ (wə·‘at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 6258: At this time

let us kill
וְנַֽהַרְגֵ֗הוּ (wə·na·har·ḡê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common plural | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2026: To smite with deadly intent

him and throw
וְנַשְׁלִכֵ֙הוּ֙ (wə·naš·li·ḵê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common plural | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7993: To throw out, down, away

him into one
בְּאַחַ֣ד (bə·’a·ḥaḏ)
Preposition-b | Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 259: United, one, first

of the pits.
הַבֹּר֔וֹת (hab·bō·rō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 953: A pit, cistern, well

We can say
וְאָמַ֕רְנוּ (wə·’ā·mar·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

that a vicious
רָעָ֖ה (rā·‘āh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

animal
חַיָּ֥ה (ḥay·yāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

has devoured him.
אֲכָלָ֑תְהוּ (’ă·ḵā·lā·ṯə·hū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

Then we shall see
וְנִרְאֶ֕ה (wə·nir·’eh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

what
מַה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

becomes
יִּהְי֖וּ (yih·yū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

of his dreams!”
חֲלֹמֹתָֽיו׃ (ḥă·lō·mō·ṯāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2472: A dream
(20) Into some pit.--Heb., into one of the pits, that is, cisterns dug to catch and preserve the rain water. In summer they are dry, and a man thrown into one of them would have very little chance of escape, as they are not only deep, but narrow at the top. The Jewish interpreters accuse Simeon of being the prime mover in the plot, and say that this was the reason why Joseph cast him into prison (Genesis 42:24).

Verse 20. - Come now therefore, and lot us slay him, and cast him into some pit (literally, into one of the pits or cisterns in the neighborhood), and we will say (sc. to his father and ours), Some (literally, an) evil beast hath devoured him (which will account for his disappearance); and we shall see what will become of his dreams - or, what his dreams will be. 37:12-22 How readily does Joseph wait his father's orders! Those children who are best beloved by their parents, should be the most ready to obey them. See how deliberate Joseph's brethren were against him. They thought to slay him from malice aforethought, and in cold blood. Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer, 1Jo 3:15. The sons of Jacob hated their brother because their father loved him. New occasions, as his dreams and the like, drew them on further; but this laid rankling in their hearts, till they resolved on his death. God has all hearts in his hands. Reuben had most reason to be jealous of Joseph, for he was the first-born; yet he proves his best friend. God overruled all to serve his own purpose, of making Joseph an instrument to save much people alive. Joseph was a type of Christ; for though he was the beloved Son of his Father, and hated by a wicked world, yet the Father sent him out of his bosom to visit us in great humility and love. He came from heaven to earth to seek and save us; yet then malicious plots were laid against him. His own not only received him not, but crucified him. This he submitted to, as a part of his design to redeem and save us.
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