Genesis 37:30
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?”

Berean Study Bible
returned to his brothers, and said, “The boy is gone! What am I going to do?”

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?

Christian Standard Bible
He went back to his brothers and said, "The boy is gone! What am I going to do?"

Contemporary English Version
Then he went back to his brothers and said, "The boy is gone! What am I going to do?"

Good News Translation
He returned to his brothers and said, "The boy is not there! What am I going to do?"

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 HEB ▾ 
Joseph Sold by His Brothers
29When Reuben returned to the pit and saw that Joseph was not there, he tore his clothes, 30returned to his brothers, and said, “The boy is gone! What am I going to do?”
Cross References
Genesis 42:13
But they answered, "Your servants are twelve brothers, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan. The youngest is now with our father, and one is no more."

Genesis 42:36
Their father Jacob said to them, "You have deprived me of my sons. Joseph is gone and Simeon is no more. Now you want to take Benjamin. Everything is happening 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 …







Lexicon
returned
וַיָּ֥שָׁב (way·yā·šāḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

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

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

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

“The boy
הַיֶּ֣לֶד (hay·ye·leḏ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3206: Something born, a lad, offspring

is gone!
אֵינֶ֔נּוּ (’ê·nen·nū)
Adverb | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

What am I going to do?”
וַאֲנִ֖י (wa·’ă·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I
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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