Genesis 43:6
New International Version
Israel asked, “Why did you bring this trouble on me by telling the man you had another brother?”

New Living Translation
“Why were you so cruel to me?” Jacob moaned. “Why did you tell him you had another brother?”

English Standard Version
Israel said, “Why did you treat me so badly as to tell the man that you had another brother?”

Berean Study Bible
“Why did you bring this trouble upon me?” Israel asked. “Why did you tell the man you had another brother?”

King James Bible
And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?

New King James Version
And Israel said, “Why did you deal so wrongfully with me as to tell the man whether you had still another brother?”

New American Standard Bible
Then Israel said, “Why did you treat me so badly, by telling the man whether you still had another brother?”

NASB 1995
Then Israel said, “Why did you treat me so badly by telling the man whether you still had another brother?”

NASB 1977
Then Israel said, “Why did you treat me so badly by telling the man whether you still had another brother?”

Amplified Bible
And Israel (Jacob) said, “Why did you treat me so badly by telling the man that you had another brother?”

Christian Standard Bible
“Why have you caused me so much trouble? ” Israel asked. “Why did you tell the man that you had another brother? ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Why did you cause me so much trouble?” Israel asked. “Why did you tell the man that you had another brother?”

American Standard Version
And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Israel, their father, said to them, “Why did you afflict me and tell the man that you surely have a brother?”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Israel said, Why did ye harm me, inasmuch as ye told the man that ye had a brother?

Contemporary English Version
Jacob asked, "Why did you cause me so much trouble by telling the governor you had another brother?"

Douay-Rheims Bible
Israel said to them: You have done this for my misery in that you told him you had also another brother.

English Revised Version
And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?

Good News Translation
Jacob said, "Why did you cause me so much trouble by telling the man that you had another brother?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Israel asked, "Why have you made trouble for me by telling the man you had another brother?"

International Standard Version
Israel replied, "Why did you make all this trouble by telling the man that you have another brother?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Israel said: 'Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?'

Literal Standard Version
And Israel says, “Why did you do evil to me, by declaring to the man that you had yet a brother?”

NET Bible
Israel said, "Why did you bring this trouble on me by telling the man you had one more brother?"

New Heart English Bible
Then Israel said, "Why did you bring this trouble on me by telling the man that you had another brother?"

World English Bible
Israel said, "Why did you treat me so badly, telling the man that you had another brother?"

Young's Literal Translation
And Israel saith, 'Why did ye evil to me, by declaring to the man that ye had yet a brother?'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Return to Egypt with Benjamin
5But if you will not send him, we will not go; for the man told us, ‘You will not see my face again unless your brother is with you.’ ” 6“Why did you bring this trouble upon me?” Israel asked. “Why did you tell the man you had another brother?” 7They replied, “The man questioned us in detail about ourselves and our family: ‘Is your father still alive? Do you have another brother?’ And we answered him accordingly. How could we possibly know that he would say, ‘Bring your brother here’?”…

Cross References
Genesis 43:5
But if you will not send him, we will not go; for the man told us, 'You will not see my face again unless your brother is with you.'"

Genesis 43:7
They replied, "The man questioned us in detail about ourselves and our family: 'Is your father still alive? Do you have another brother?' And we answered him accordingly. How could we possibly know that he would say, 'Bring your brother here'?"


Treasury of Scripture

And Israel said, Why dealt you so ill with me, as to tell the man whether you had yet a brother?

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Verse 6. - And Israel said, - this is the second time that Jacob is so designated in the history of Joseph, the first time being in Genesis 37, which recites the sad account of Joseph's disappearance from the family circle. The recurrence of what may eventually prove another breach in the theocratic family is probably the circumstance that revives the name Israel, which besides seems to prevail throughout the chapter (vide vers. 8, 11) - Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother! literally, whether yet to you a brother (sc. there was).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Why
לָמָ֥ה (lā·māh)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

did you bring this trouble
הֲרֵעֹתֶ֖ם (hă·rê·‘ō·ṯem)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 7489: To spoil, to make, good for, nothing, bad

upon me?”
לִ֑י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

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

“Why did you tell
לְהַגִּ֣יד (lə·hag·gîḏ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5046: To be conspicuous

the man
לָאִ֔ישׁ (lā·’îš)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

you had another
הַע֥וֹד (ha·‘ō·wḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more

brother?”
אָֽח׃ (’āḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 251: A brother, )


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