Parallel Bible results for Genesis 42:7-20

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Genesis 42:7-20

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." 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." NIV 8 Although Joseph recognized his brothers, they did not recognize him. NIV 8 Although Joseph recognized his brothers, they did not recognize him. 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." 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." NIV 10 "No, my lord," they answered. "Your servants have come to buy food. NIV 10 "No, my lord," they answered. "Your servants have come to buy food. NIV 11 We are all the sons of one man. Your servants are honest men, not spies." NIV 11 We are all the sons of one man. Your servants are honest men, not spies." NIV 12 "No!" he said to them. "You have come to see where our land is unprotected." NIV 12 "No!" he said to them. "You have come to see where our land is unprotected." 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." 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." NIV 14 Joseph said to them, "It is just as I told you: You are spies! NIV 14 Joseph said to them, "It is just as I told you: You are spies! 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. 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. 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!" 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!" NIV 17 And he put them all in custody for three days. NIV 17 And he put them all in custody for three days. NIV 18 On the third day, Joseph said to them, "Do this and you will 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: 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. 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. 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. 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.