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Genesis 37:21

    Genesis 37:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Reuben heard it, and delivered him out of their hand, and said, Let us not take his life.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But Reuben, hearing these words, got him out of their hands, saying, Let us not take his life.

    Webster's Revision

    And Reuben heard it, and delivered him out of their hand, and said, Let us not take his life.

    World English Bible

    Reuben heard it, and delivered him out of their hand, and said, "Let's not take his life."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Reuben heard it, and delivered him out of their hand; and said, Let us not take his life.

    Definitions for Genesis 37:21

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 37:21

    Reuben heard it - Though Reuben appears to have been a transgressor of no ordinary magnitude, if we take Genesis 35:22 according to the letter, yet his bosom was not the habitation of cruelly. He determined, if possible, to save his brother from death, and deliver him safely to his father, with whose fondness for him he was sufficiently acquainted. Josephus, in his usual way, puts a long flourishing speech in the mouth of Reuben on the occasion, spoken in order to dissuade his brethren from their barbarous purpose; but as it is totally unfounded, it is worthy of no regard.