Genesis 37:20
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New International Version
"Come now, let's kill him and throw him into one of these cisterns and say that a ferocious animal devoured him. Then we'll see what comes of his dreams."

King James Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
And now come and let us kill him, and cast him into one of the pits, and we will say, An evil beast has devoured him; and we will see what becomes of his dreams.

World English Bible
Come now therefore, and let's kill him, and cast him into one of the pits, and we will say, 'An evil animal has devoured him.' We will see what will become of his dreams."

Young's Literal Translation
and now, come, and we slay him, and cast him into one of the pits, and have said, An evil beast hath devoured him; and we see what his dreams are.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Come now and let us slay him - What unprincipled savages these must have been to talk thus coolly about imbruing their hands in an innocent brother's blood! How necessary is a Divine revelation, to show man what God hates and what he loves! Ferocious cruelty is the principal characteristic of the nations and tribes who receive not the law at his mouth.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

and let.

Psalm 64:5 They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privately; they say, Who shall see them?

Proverbs 1:11,12,16 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privately for the innocent without cause...

Proverbs 6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 27:4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy...

John 3:12 If I have told you earthly things, and you believe not, how shall you believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

Some.

1 Kings 13:24 And when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him: and his carcass was cast in the way, and the donkey stood by it...

2 Kings 2:24 And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood...

Proverbs 10:18 He that hides hatred with lying lips, and he that utters a slander, is a fool.

Proverbs 28:13 He that covers his sins shall not prosper: but whoever confesses and forsakes them shall have mercy.

and we.

1 Samuel 24:20 And now, behold, I know well that you shall surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in your hand.

1 Samuel 26:2 Then Saul arose, and went down to the wilderness of Ziph, having three thousand chosen men of Israel with him...

Matthew 2:2-16 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him...

Matthew 27:40-42 And saying, You that destroy the temple, and build it in three days, save yourself. If you be the Son of God, come down from the cross...

Mark 15:29-32 And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, you that destroy the temple, and build it in three days...

John 12:10,11 But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death...

Acts 4:16-18 Saying, What shall we do to these men...

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Joseph, the Prime Minister
'And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is? And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art: Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Talmage -- a Bloody Monster
Thomas De Witt Talmage was born at Bound Brook, N.J., in 1832. For many years he preached to large and enthusiastic congregations at the Brooklyn Tabernacle. At one time six hundred newspapers regularly printed his sermons. He was a man of great vitality, optimistic by nature, and particularly popular with young people. His voice was rather high and unmusical, but his distinct enunciation and earnestness of manner gave a peculiar attraction to his pulpit oratory. His rhetoric has been criticized
Grenville Kleiser—The world's great sermons, Volume 8

Cross References
Genesis 37:19
"Here comes that dreamer!" they said to each other.

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

Genesis 37:32
They took the ornate robe back to their father and said, "We found this. Examine it to see whether it is your son's robe."

Genesis 37:33
He recognized it and said, "It is my son's robe! Some ferocious animal has devoured him. Joseph has surely been torn to pieces."

Genesis 45:3
Joseph said to his brothers, "I am Joseph! Is my father still living?" But his brothers were not able to answer him, because they were terrified at his presence.

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