Genesis 43:10
New International Version
As it is, if we had not delayed, we could have gone and returned twice.”

New Living Translation
If we hadn’t wasted all this time, we could have gone and returned twice by now.”

English Standard Version
If we had not delayed, we would now have returned twice.”

Berean Study Bible
If we had not delayed, we could have come and gone twice by now.”

King James Bible
For except we had lingered, surely now we had returned this second time.

New King James Version
For if we had not lingered, surely by now we would have returned this second time.”

New American Standard Bible
For if we had not delayed, surely by now we could have returned twice.”

NASB 1995
“For if we had not delayed, surely by now we could have returned twice.”

NASB 1977
“For if we had not delayed, surely by now we could have returned twice.”

Amplified Bible
For if we had not delayed like this, surely by now we would have returned the second time.”

Christian Standard Bible
If we had not delayed, we could have come back twice by now.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If we had not wasted time, we could have come back twice by now.”

American Standard Version
for except we had lingered, surely we had now returned a second time.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Also, if we had not delayed, doubtless we would have returned a second time.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For if we had not tarried, we should now have returned twice.

Contemporary English Version
If we had not wasted all this time, we could already have been there and back twice."

Douay-Rheims Bible
If delay had not been made, we had been here again the second time.

English Revised Version
for except we had lingered, surely we had now returned a second time.

Good News Translation
If we had not waited so long, we could have been there and back twice by now."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If we hadn't waited so long, we could have made this trip twice by now."

International Standard Version
After all, if we hadn't delayed, we could have been there and back twice by now!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
For except we had lingered, surely we had now returned a second time.'

Literal Standard Version
for if we had not lingered, surely now we had returned these two times.”

NET Bible
But if we had not delayed, we could have traveled there and back twice by now!"

New Heart English Bible
for if we hadn?t delayed, surely we would have returned a second time by now."

World English Bible
for if we hadn't delayed, surely we would have returned a second time by now."

Young's Literal Translation
for if we had not lingered, surely now we had returned these two times.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Return to Egypt with Benjamin
9I will guarantee his safety. You may hold me personally responsible. If I do not bring him back and set him before you, then may I bear the guilt before you all my life. 10If we had not delayed, we could have come and gone twice by now.” 11Then their father Israel said to them, “If it must be so, then do this: Put some of the best products of the land in your packs and carry them down as a gift for the man—a little balm and a little honey, spices and myrrh, pistachios and almonds.…

Cross References
Genesis 43:9
I will guarantee his safety. You may hold me personally responsible. If I do not bring him back and set him before you, then may I bear the guilt before you all my life.

Genesis 43:11
Then their father Israel said to them, "If it must be so, then do this: Put some of the best products of the land in your packs and carry them down as a gift for the man--a little balm and a little honey, spices and myrrh, pistachios and almonds.


Treasury of Scripture

For except we had lingered, surely now we had returned this second time.

Genesis 19:16
And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.

this second time.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
If we had not
כִּ֖י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

delayed,
הִתְמַהְמָ֑הְנוּ (hiṯ·mah·mā·hə·nū)
Verb - Hitpael - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's 4102: To question, hesitate, to be reluctant

we could have come and gone
שַׁ֖בְנוּ (šaḇ·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

twice
פַעֲמָֽיִם׃ (p̄a·‘ă·mā·yim)
Noun - fd
Strong's 6471: A beat, foot, anvil, occurrence

by now.”
עַתָּ֥ה (‘at·tāh)
Adverb
Strong's 6258: At this time


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