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Genesis 37:24 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and they took him, and cast him into the pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit [was] empty, [there was] no water in it.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— and they took him and threw him into the pit. Now the pit was empty, without any water in it.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit [was] empty; [there was] no water in it.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and they took him and cast him into the pit; now the pit was empty—there was no water in it.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— and took him, and cast him into the pit,—but, the pit, was empty, there was in it, no water.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and take him and cast him into the pit, and the pit [is] empty, there is no water in it.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And cast him into an old pit where there was not water.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And they tooke him and cast him into a pit: and the pit [was] emptie, [there was] no water in it.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And they took him and cast him into the pit; and the pit was empty, it had not water.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit [was] empty, [there was] no water in it.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And they took 3947
{3947} Prime
לָקַח
laqach
{law-kakh'}
A primitive root; to take (in the widest variety of applications).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
him, and cast 7993
{7993} Prime
שָׁלַךְ
shalak
{shaw-lak'}
A primitive root; to throw out, down or away (literally or figuratively).
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
him into a pit: 953
{0953} Prime
בּוֹר
bowr
{bore}
From H0952 (in the sense of H0877); a pit hole (especially one used as a cistern or prison).
and the pit 953
{0953} Prime
בּוֹר
bowr
{bore}
From H0952 (in the sense of H0877); a pit hole (especially one used as a cistern or prison).
[was] empty, 7386
{7386} Prime
רֵיק
reyq
{rake}
From H7324; empty; figuratively worthless.
[there was] no x369
(0369) Complement
אַיִן
'ayin
{ah'-yin}
As if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a non-entity; generally used as a negative particle.
water 4325
{4325} Prime
מַיִם
mayim
{mah'-yim}
Dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense); water; figuratively juice; by euphemism urine, semen.
in it.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 37:23-30.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 37:24

They call him into a pit — To perish there with hunger and cold; so cruel were their tender mercies.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 37:24

And they took him, and cast (h) him into a pit: and the pit [was] empty, [there was] no water in it.

(h) Their hypocrisy appears in this that they feared man more than God: and thought it was not murder, if they did not shed his blood or had excuses to cover their fault.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
and cast:

Psalms 35:7 For without cause have they hid for me their net [in] a pit, [which] without cause they have digged for my soul.
Lamentations 4:20 The breath of our nostrils, the anointed of the LORD, was taken in their pits, of whom we said, Under his shadow we shall live among the heathen.

the pit:

Psalms 40:2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, [and] established my goings.
Psalms 88:6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.
Psalms 88:8 Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: [I am] shut up, and I cannot come forth.
Psalms 130:1-2 [[A Song of degrees.]] Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD. ... Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.
Jeremiah 38:6 Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that [was] in the court of the prison: and they let down Jeremiah with cords. And in the dungeon [there was] no water, but mire: so Jeremiah sunk in the mire.
Lamentations 3:52-55 Mine enemies chased me sore, like a bird, without cause. ... I called upon thy name, O LORD, out of the low dungeon.
Zechariah 9:11 As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein [is] no water.
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Ps 35:7; 40:2; 88:6, 8; 130:1. Jr 38:6. Lm 3:52; 4:20. Zc 9:11.

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