Genesis 40:15
New International Version
I was forcibly carried off from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing to deserve being put in a dungeon."

New Living Translation
For I was kidnapped from my homeland, the land of the Hebrews, and now I’m here in prison, but I did nothing to deserve it.”

English Standard Version
For I was indeed stolen out of the land of the Hebrews, and here also I have done nothing that they should put me into the pit.”

Berean Study Bible
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.”

King James Bible
For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.

New King James Version
For indeed I was stolen away from the land of the Hebrews; and also I have done nothing here that they should put me into the dungeon.”

New American Standard Bible
For I was in fact kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing that they should have put me into the dungeon.”

NASB 1995
"For I was in fact kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing that they should have put me into the dungeon."

NASB 1977
“For I was in fact kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing that they should have put me into the dungeon.”

Amplified Bible
For in fact I was taken (stolen) from the land of the Hebrews by [unlawful] force, and even here I have done nothing for which they should put me in the dungeon.”

Christian Standard Bible
For I was kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing that they should put me in the dungeon.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I was kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing that they should put me in the dungeon."

American Standard Version
for indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because truly I am stolen from the land of the Hebrews, also I have done nothing here that they should cast me into a pit.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For surely I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews, and here I have done nothing, but they have cast me into this pit.

Contemporary English Version
I was kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews, and here in Egypt I haven't done anything to deserve being thrown in jail.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I was stolen away out of the land I of the Hebrews, and here without any fault was cast into the dungeon.

English Revised Version
for indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.

Good News Translation
After all, I was kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews, and even here in Egypt I didn't do anything to deserve being put in prison."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I was kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I've done nothing to deserve being put in this prison."

International Standard Version
because I was kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews. Not only that, I haven't done anything that deserves me being confined to this pit."

JPS Tanakh 1917
For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews; and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.'

Literal Standard Version
for I was really stolen from the land of the Hebrews; and here also I have done nothing that they have put me in the pit [for].”

NET Bible
for I really was kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews and I have done nothing wrong here for which they should put me in a dungeon."

New Heart English Bible
For indeed, I was kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing that they should have put me into the pit."

World English Bible
For indeed, I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews, and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon."

Young's Literal Translation
for I was really stolen from the land of the Hebrews; and here also have I done nothing that they have put me in the pit.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Cupbearer and the Baker
14But when it goes well for you, please remember me and show me kindness by mentioning me to Pharaoh, that he might bring me out of this prison. 15For 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.” 16When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was favorable, he said to Joseph, “I too had a dream: There were three baskets of white bread on my head.…

Cross References
Genesis 14:13
Then an escapee came and reported this to Abram the Hebrew. Now Abram was living near the Oaks of Mamre the Amorite, a brother of Eshcol and Aner, all of whom were bound by treaty to Abram.

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 40:16
When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was favorable, he said to Joseph, "I too had a dream: There were three baskets of white bread on my head.

Psalm 105:18
They bruised his feet with shackles and placed his neck in irons,


Treasury of Scripture

For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.

stolen.

Genesis 37:28
Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.

Exodus 21:16
And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.

Deuteronomy 24:7
If a man be found stealing any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and maketh merchandise of him, or selleth him; then that thief shall die; and thou shalt put evil away from among you.

the Hebrews.

Genesis 14:13
And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.

Genesis 41:12
And there was there with us a young man, an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams; to each man according to his dream he did interpret.

done.

Genesis 39:8-12,20
But he refused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand; …

1 Samuel 24:11
Moreover, my father, see, yea, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe, and killed thee not, know thou and see that there is neither evil nor transgression in mine hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou huntest my soul to take it.

Psalm 59:3,4
For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD…









(15) I was stolen.--Joseph here speaks only generally, as his purpose was to arouse the sympathy of the Egyptian by making him know that he was free born, and reduced to slavery by fraud. It would have done harm rather than good to have said that his sale was owing to family feuds; and, moreover, noble-minded men do not willingly reveal that which is to the discredit of their relatives.

Land of the Hebrews.--Jacob and his race had settled possessions in Canaan at Hebron, Shechem, Beer-sheba, &c. The term Hebrew, moreover, was an old one; for in the ancient record of the invasion of Palestine by Chedorlaomer, we saw that Abram was described as "the Hebrew" (Genesis 14:13). But Joseph did not mean that the land of Canaan belonged to them, but that he was stolen from the settlements of these "immigrants," and from the land wherein they sojourned.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

I was kidnapped
גֻנֹּ֣ב (ḡun·nōḇ)
Verb - Pual - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 1589: To thieve, to deceive

from the land
מֵאֶ֖רֶץ (mê·’e·reṣ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 776: Earth, land

of the Hebrews,
הָעִבְרִ֑ים (hā·‘iḇ·rîm)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's 5680: Hebrews -- perhaps descendant of Eber, also another name for an Israelite

and even
וְגַם־ (wə·ḡam-)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

here
פֹּה֙ (pōh)
Adverb
Strong's 6311: This place, here

I have done
עָשִׂ֣יתִֽי (‘ā·śî·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

nothing
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

for which
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

they should have put
שָׂמ֥וּ (śā·mū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

me
אֹתִ֖י (’ō·ṯî)
Direct object marker | first person common singular
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

in this dungeon.”
בַּבּֽוֹר׃ (bab·bō·wr)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 953: A pit, cistern, well


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