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

New Living Translation
Judah said to his brothers, "What will we gain by killing our brother? We'd have to cover up the crime.

English Standard Version
Then Judah said to his brothers, “What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood?

Berean Study Bible
Then Judah said to his brothers, “What profit will we gain if we kill our brother and cover up his blood?

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?

Christian Standard Bible
Judah said to his brothers, "What do we gain if we kill our brother and cover up his blood?

Contemporary English Version
So Judah said, "What will we gain if we kill our brother and hide his body?

Good News Translation
Judah said to his brothers, "What will we gain by killing our brother and covering up the murder?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Judah said to his brothers, "What do we gain if we kill our brother and cover up his blood?

International Standard Version
Then Judah suggested to his brothers, "Where's the profit in just killing our brother and shedding his blood?

NET Bible
Then Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is there if we kill our brother and cover up his blood?

New Heart English Bible
Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Judah asked his brothers, "What will we gain by killing our brother and covering up his death?

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Judah said unto his brethren: 'What profit is it if we slay our brother and conceal his blood?

New American Standard 1977
And Judah said to his brothers, “What profit is it for us to kill our brother and cover up his blood?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother and conceal his blood?

King James 2000 Bible
And Judah said unto his brothers, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood?

American King James Version
And Judah said to his brothers, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood?

American Standard Version
And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother and conceal his blood?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Judas said to his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Juda said to his brethren: What will it profit us to kill 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?

English Revised Version
And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother and conceal his blood?

Webster's Bible Translation
And Judah said to his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal 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?
Study Bible
Joseph Sold by His Brothers
25And as they sat down to eat a meal, they looked up and saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead. Their camels were carrying spices, balm, and myrrh on their way down to Egypt. 26Then Judah said to his brothers, “What profit will we gain if we kill our brother and cover up his blood? 27Come, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites and not lay a hand on him; for he is our brother, our own flesh.” And they agreed.…
Cross References
Genesis 37:20
"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!"

Genesis 40:15
For I was kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing for which they should have put me in this dungeon."

Genesis 42:21
Then they said to one another, "Surely we are being punished because of our brother. We saw his anguish when he pleaded with us, but we would not listen. That is why this distress has come upon us."

Genesis 50:20
As for you, what you intended against me for evil, God intended for good, in order to accomplish a day like this--to preserve the lives of many people.

Jeremiah 36:25
Even though Elnathan, Delaiah, and Gemariah had urged the king not to burn the scroll, he would not listen to them.

Treasury of Scripture

And Judah said to his brothers, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood?

What profit.

Genesis 25:32
And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?

Psalm 30:9
What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?

Jeremiah 41:8
But ten men were found among them that said unto Ishmael, Slay us not: for we have treasures in the field, of wheat, and of barley, and of oil, and of honey. So he forbare, and slew them not among their brethren.

conceal.

Genesis 37:20
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.

Genesis 4:10
And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.

Deuteronomy 17:8
If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within thy gates: then shalt thou arise, and get thee up into the place which the LORD thy God shall choose;







Lexicon
Then Judah
יְהוּדָ֖ה (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

said
וַיֹּ֥אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

his brothers,
אֶחָ֑יו (’e·ḥāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )

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

profit will we gain
בֶּ֗צַע (be·ṣa‘)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1215: Gain made by violence, unjust gain, profit

if
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

we kill
נַהֲרֹג֙ (na·hă·rōḡ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 2026: To smite with deadly intent

our brother
אָחִ֔ינוּ (’ā·ḥî·nū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )

and cover up
וְכִסִּ֖ינוּ (wə·ḵis·sî·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3680: To plump, fill up hollows, to cover

his blood?
דָּמֽוֹ׃ (dā·mōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed
Verses 26, 27. - And Judah (apparently shrinking from the idea of murder) said unto his brethren, What profit is it if (literally, what of advantage that) we slay our brother, and conceal his blood? (i.e. and hide the fact of his murder). Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him (literally, and our hand, let it not be upon him, i.e. to slay him); for he is our brother and our flesh - or, more expressly, our brother and our flesh he (cf. Genesis 29:14). And his brethren were content - literally, hearkened, viz., to the proposal. 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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