Genesis 37:26

“And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iudah saide vnto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceale his blood?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is it for us to kill our brother and cover up his blood?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother and conceal his blood?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Judah said to his brothers, What profit is there in putting our brother to death and covering up his blood?
- Basic English Bible

And Judah said to his brethren, What profit is it that we kill our brother and secrete his blood?
- Darby Bible

And Judah said to his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood.
- Webster's Bible

Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood?
- World English Bible

And Judah saith unto his brethren, `What gain when we slay our brother, and have concealed his blood?
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Judah said unto his brethren: 'What profit is it if we slay our brother and conceal his blood?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 37:26


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.


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