Parallel Bible results for Genesis 42

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Genesis 42

ASV 1 Now Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, and Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another? NIV 1 When Jacob learned that there was grain in Egypt, he said to his sons, "Why do you just keep looking at each other?" ASV 2 And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is grain in Egypt: get you down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die. NIV 2 He continued, "I have heard that there is grain in Egypt. Go down there and buy some for us, so that we may live and not die." ASV 3 And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy grain from Egypt. NIV 3 Then ten of Joseph's brothers went down to buy grain from Egypt. ASV 4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren; for he said, Lest Peradventure harm befall him. NIV 4 But Jacob did not send Benjamin, Joseph's brother, with the others, because he was afraid that harm might come to him. ASV 5 And the sons of Israel came to buy among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan. NIV 5 So Israel's sons were among those who went to buy grain, for the famine was in the land of Canaan also. ASV 6 And Joseph was the governor over the land; he it was that sold to all the people of the land. And Joseph's brethren came, and bowed down themselves to him with their faces to the earth. NIV 6 Now Joseph was the governor of the land, the one who sold grain to all its people. So when Joseph's brothers arrived, they bowed down to him with their faces to the ground. ASV 7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange unto them, and spake roughly with them; and he said unto them. Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food. NIV 7 As soon as Joseph saw his brothers, he recognized them, but he pretended to be a stranger and spoke harshly to them. "Where do you come from?" he asked. "From the land of Canaan," they replied, "to buy food." ASV 8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him. NIV 8 Although Joseph recognized his brothers, they did not recognize him. ASV 9 And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said unto them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness of the land ye are come. NIV 9 Then he remembered his dreams about them and said to them, "You are spies! You have come to see where our land is unprotected." ASV 10 And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come. NIV 10 "No, my lord," they answered. "Your servants have come to buy food. ASV 11 We are all one man's sons; we are true men, thy servants are no spies. NIV 11 We are all the sons of one man. Your servants are honest men, not spies." ASV 12 And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are come. NIV 12 "No!" he said to them. "You have come to see where our land is unprotected." ASV 13 And they said, We thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is not. NIV 13 But they replied, "Your servants were twelve brothers, the sons of one man, who lives in the land of Canaan. The youngest is now with our father, and one is no more." ASV 14 And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are spies: NIV 14 Joseph said to them, "It is just as I told you: You are spies! ASV 15 hereby ye shall be proved: by the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither. NIV 15 And this is how you will be tested: As surely as Pharaoh lives, you will not leave this place unless your youngest brother comes here. ASV 16 Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be bound, that your words may be proved, whether there be truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies. NIV 16 Send one of your number to get your brother; the rest of you will be kept in prison, so that your words may be tested to see if you are telling the truth. If you are not, then as surely as Pharaoh lives, you are spies!" ASV 17 And he put them all together into ward three days. NIV 17 And he put them all in custody for three days. ASV 18 And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live: for I fear God: NIV 18 On the third day, Joseph said to them, "Do this and you will live, for I fear God: ASV 19 if ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in your prison-house; but go ye, carry grain for the famine of your houses: NIV 19 If you are honest men, let one of your brothers stay here in prison, while the rest of you go and take grain back for your starving households. ASV 20 and bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so. NIV 20 But you must bring your youngest brother to me, so that your words may be verified and that you may not die." This they proceeded to do. ASV 21 And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us. NIV 21 They said to one another, "Surely we are being punished because of our brother. We saw how distressed he was when he pleaded with us for his life, but we would not listen; that's why this distress has come upon us." ASV 22 And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore also, behold, his blood is required. NIV 22 Reuben replied, "Didn't I tell you not to sin against the boy? But you wouldn't listen! Now we must give an accounting for his blood." ASV 23 And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for there was an interpreter between them. NIV 23 They did not realize that Joseph could understand them, since he was using an interpreter. ASV 24 And he turned himself about from them, and wept; and he returned to them, and spake to them, and took Simeon from among them, and bound him before their eyes. NIV 24 He turned away from them and began to weep, but then turned back and spoke to them again. He had Simeon taken from them and bound before their eyes. ASV 25 Then Joseph commanded to fill their vessels with grain, and to restore every man's money into his sack, and to give them provisions for the way: and thus was it done unto them. NIV 25 Joseph gave orders to fill their bags with grain, to put each man's silver back in his sack, and to give them provisions for their journey. After this was done for them, ASV 26 And they laded their asses with their grain, and departed thence. NIV 26 they loaded their grain on their donkeys and left. ASV 27 And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the lodging-place, he espied his money; and, behold, it was in the mouth of his sack. NIV 27 At the place where they stopped for the night one of them opened his sack to get feed for his donkey, and he saw his silver in the mouth of his sack. ASV 28 And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored; and, lo, it is even in my sack: and their heart failed them, and they turned trembling one to another, saying, What is this that God hath done unto us? NIV 28 "My silver has been returned," he said to his brothers. "Here it is in my sack." Their hearts sank and they turned to each other trembling and said, "What is this that God has done to us?" ASV 29 And they came unto Jacob their father unto the land of Canaan, and told him all that had befallen them, saying, NIV 29 When they came to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan, they told him all that had happened to them. They said, ASV 30 The man, the lord of the land, spake roughly with us, and took us for spies of the country. NIV 30 "The man who is lord over the land spoke harshly to us and treated us as though we were spying on the land. ASV 31 And we said unto him, We are true men; and we are no spies: NIV 31 But we said to him, 'We are honest men; we are not spies. ASV 32 we are twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan. NIV 32 We were twelve brothers, sons of one father. One is no more, and the youngest is now with our father in Canaan.' ASV 33 And the man, the lord of the land, said unto us, Hereby shall I know that ye are true men: leave one of your brethren with me, and take [grain for] the famine of your houses, and go your way; NIV 33 "Then the man who is lord over the land said to us, 'This is how I will know whether you are honest men: Leave one of your brothers here with me, and take food for your starving households and go. ASV 34 and bring your youngest brother unto me: then shall I know that ye are no spies, but that ye are true men: so will I deliver you your brother, and ye shall traffic in the land. NIV 34 But bring your youngest brother to me so I will know that you are not spies but honest men. Then I will give your brother back to you, and you can trade in the land.' " ASV 35 And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that, behold, every man's bundle of money was in his sack: and when they and their father saw their bundles of money, they were afraid. NIV 35 As they were emptying their sacks, there in each man's sack was his pouch of silver! When they and their father saw the money pouches, they were frightened. ASV 36 And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away: all these things are against me. NIV 36 Their father Jacob said to them, "You have deprived me of my children. Joseph is no more and Simeon is no more, and now you want to take Benjamin. Everything is against me!" ASV 37 And Reuben spake unto his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him not to thee: deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to thee again. NIV 37 Then Reuben said to his father, "You may put both of my sons to death if I do not bring him back to you. Entrust him to my care, and I will bring him back." ASV 38 And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he only is left: if harm befall him by the way in which ye go, then will ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to Sheol. NIV 38 But Jacob said, "My son will not go down there with you; his brother is dead and he is the only one left. If harm comes to him on the journey you are taking, you will bring my gray head down to the grave in sorrow."