New Living Translation
Judah said to his brothers, "What will we gain by killing our brother? We'd have to cover up the crime.
King James Bible
And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood?
Darby Bible Translation
And Judah said to his brethren, What profit is it that we kill our brother and secrete his blood?
World English Bible
Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood?
Young's Literal Translation
And Judah saith unto his brethren, 'What gain when we slay our brother, and have concealed his blood?
Genesis 37:26 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
37:26 What profit is it if we slay our brother? - It will be less guilt and more gain to sell him. They all agreed to this. And as Joseph was sold by the contrivance of Judah for twenty pieces of silver, so was our Lord Jesus for thirty, and by one of the same name too, Judas. Reuben it seems, was gone away from his brethren when they sold Joseph, intending to come round some other way to the pit, and to help Joseph out of it. But had this taken effect, what had become of God's purpose concerning his preferment, in Egypt? There are many devices of the enemies of God's people to destroy them, and of their friends to help them, which perhaps are both disappointed, as these here; but the counsel of the Lord that shall stand. Reuben thought himself undone because the child was sold; I, whither shall I go? He being the eldest, his father would expect from him an account of him; but it proved they had all been undone, if he had not been sold.
LibraryAppendix 2 Extracts from the Babylon Talmud
Massecheth Berachoth, or Tractate on Benedictions  Mishnah--From what time is the "Shema" said in the evening? From the hour that the priests entered to eat of their therumah  until the end of the first night watch.  These are the words of Rabbi Eliezer. But the sages say: Till midnight. Rabban Gamaliel says: Until the column of the morning (the dawn) rises. It happened, that his sons came back from a banquet. They said to him: "We have not said the Shema.'" He said to them, "If the column …
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life
"Come on, let's kill him and throw him into one of these cisterns. We can tell our father, 'A wild animal has eaten him.' Then we'll see what becomes of his dreams!"
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."
Speaking among themselves, they said, "Clearly we are being punished because of what we did to Joseph long ago. We saw his anguish when he pleaded for his life, but we wouldn't listen. That's why we're in this trouble."
You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.
Even when Elnathan, Delaiah, and Gemariah begged the king not to burn the scroll, he wouldn't listen.
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