Parallel Bible results for Genesis 43

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Genesis 43

HNV 1 The famine was severe in the land. NIV 1 Now the famine was still severe in the land. HNV 2 It happened, when they had eaten up the grain which they had brought out of Mitzrayim, their father said to them, "Go again, buy us a little food." NIV 2 So when they had eaten all the grain they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, "Go back and buy us a little more food." HNV 3 Yehudah spoke to him, saying, "The man solemnly warned us, saying, 'You shall not see my face, unless your brother is with you.' NIV 3 But Judah said to him, "The man warned us solemnly, 'You will not see my face again unless your brother is with you.' HNV 4 If you will send our brother with us, we will go down and buy you food, NIV 4 If you will send our brother along with us, we will go down and buy food for you. HNV 5 but if you will not send him, we will not go down, for the man said to us, 'You shall not see my face, unless your brother is with you.'" NIV 5 But if you will not send him, we will not go down, because the man said to us, 'You will not see my face again unless your brother is with you.' " HNV 6 Yisra'el said, "Why did you treat me so badly, telling the man that you had another brother?" NIV 6 Israel asked, "Why did you bring this trouble on me by telling the man you had another brother?" HNV 7 They said, "The man asked directly concerning ourselves, and concerning our relatives, saying, 'Is your father still alive? Have you another brother?' We just answered his questions. Is there any way we could know that he would say, 'Bring your brother down?'" NIV 7 They replied, "The man questioned us closely about ourselves and our family. 'Is your father still living?' he asked us. 'Do you have another brother?' We simply answered his questions. How were we to know he would say, 'Bring your brother down here'?" HNV 8 Yehudah said to Yisra'el, his father, "Send the boy with me, and we will arise and go, so that we may live, and not die, both we, and you, and also our little ones. NIV 8 Then Judah said to Israel his father, "Send the boy along with me and we will go at once, so that we and you and our children may live and not die. HNV 9 I will be collateral for him. From my hand will you require him. If I don't bring him to you, and set him before you, then let me bear the blame forever, NIV 9 I myself will guarantee his safety; you can hold me personally responsible for him. If I do not bring him back to you and set him here before you, I will bear the blame before you all my life. HNV 10 for unless we had lingered, surely we would have returned a second time by now." NIV 10 As it is, if we had not delayed, we could have gone and returned twice." HNV 11 Their father, Yisra'el, said to them, "If it be so now, do this. Take from the choice fruits of the land in your vessels, and carry down a present for the man, a little balm, a little honey, spices and myrrh, nuts, and almonds; NIV 11 Then their father Israel said to them, "If it must be, then do this: Put some of the best products of the land in your bags and take them down to the man as a gift--a little balm and a little honey, some spices and myrrh, some pistachio nuts and almonds. HNV 12 and take double money in your hand, with the money that was returned in the mouth of your sacks carry again in your hand. Perhaps it was an oversight. NIV 12 Take double the amount of silver with you, for you must return the silver that was put back into the mouths of your sacks. Perhaps it was a mistake. HNV 13 Take also your brother, and arise, go again to the man. NIV 13 Take your brother also and go back to the man at once. HNV 14 May El Shaddai give you mercy before the man, that he may release to you your other brother and Binyamin. If I am bereaved of my children, I am bereaved." NIV 14 And may God Almighty grant you mercy before the man so that he will let your other brother and Benjamin come back with you. As for me, if I am bereaved, I am bereaved." HNV 15 The men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and Binyamin; and rose up, went down to Mitzrayim, and stood before Yosef. NIV 15 So the men took the gifts and double the amount of silver, and Benjamin also. They hurried down to Egypt and presented themselves to Joseph. HNV 16 When Yosef saw Binyamin with them, he said to the steward of his house, "Bring the men into the house, and butcher an animal, and make ready; for the men will dine with me at noon." NIV 16 When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house, "Take these men to my house, slaughter an animal and prepare dinner; they are to eat with me at noon." HNV 17 The man did as Yosef commanded, and the man brought the men to Yosef's house. NIV 17 The man did as Joseph told him and took the men to Joseph's house. HNV 18 The men were afraid, because they were brought to Yosef's house; and they said, "Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall on us, and take us for bondservants, along with our donkeys." NIV 18 Now the men were frightened when they were taken to his house. They thought, "We were brought here because of the silver that was put back into our sacks the first time. He wants to attack us and overpower us and seize us as slaves and take our donkeys." HNV 19 They came near to the steward of Yosef's house, and they spoke to him at the door of the house, NIV 19 So they went up to Joseph's steward and spoke to him at the entrance to the house. HNV 20 and said, "Oh, my lord, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food: NIV 20 "Please, sir," they said, "we came down here the first time to buy food. HNV 21 and it happened, when we came to the lodging-place, that we opened our sacks, and, behold, every man's money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight. We have brought it again in our hand. NIV 21 But at the place where we stopped for the night we opened our sacks and each of us found his silver--the exact weight--in the mouth of his sack. So we have brought it back with us. HNV 22 Other money have we brought down in our hand to buy food. We don't know who put our money in our sacks." NIV 22 We have also brought additional silver with us to buy food. We don't know who put our silver in our sacks." HNV 23 He said, "Shalom be to you. Don't be afraid. Your God, and the God of your father, has given you treasure in your sacks. I received your money." He brought Shim`on out to them. NIV 23 "It's all right," he said. "Don't be afraid. Your God, the God of your father, has given you treasure in your sacks; I received your silver." Then he brought Simeon out to them. HNV 24 The man brought the men into Yosef's house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet. He gave their donkeys provender. NIV 24 The steward took the men into Joseph's house, gave them water to wash their feet and provided fodder for their donkeys. HNV 25 They made ready the present for Yosef's coming at noon, for they heard that they should eat bread there. NIV 25 They prepared their gifts for Joseph's arrival at noon, because they had heard that they were to eat there. HNV 26 When Yosef came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed down themselves to him to the eretz. NIV 26 When Joseph came home, they presented to him the gifts they had brought into the house, and they bowed down before him to the ground. HNV 27 He asked them of their welfare, and said, "Is your father well, the old man of whom you spoke? Is he yet alive?" NIV 27 He asked them how they were, and then he said, "How is your aged father you told me about? Is he still living?" HNV 28 They said, "Your servant, our father, is well. He is still alive." They bowed the head, and did homage. NIV 28 They replied, "Your servant our father is still alive and well." And they bowed low to pay him honor. HNV 29 He lifted up his eyes, and saw Binyamin, his brother, his mother's son, and said, "Is this your youngest brother, of whom you spoke to me?" He said, "God be gracious to you, my son." NIV 29 As he looked about and saw his brother Benjamin, his own mother's son, he asked, "Is this your youngest brother, the one you told me about?" And he said, "God be gracious to you, my son." HNV 30 Yosef made haste; for his heart yearned over his brother: and he sought a place to weep; and he entered into his room, and wept there. NIV 30 Deeply moved at the sight of his brother, Joseph hurried out and looked for a place to weep. He went into his private room and wept there. HNV 31 He washed his face, and came out. He controlled himself, and said, "Serve the meal." NIV 31 After he had washed his face, he came out and, controlling himself, said, "Serve the food." HNV 32 They served him by himself, and them by themselves, and the Mitzrim, that ate with him, by themselves, because the Mitzrim don't eat bread with the Hebrews, for that is an abomination to the Mitzrim. NIV 32 They served him by himself, the brothers by themselves, and the Egyptians who ate with him by themselves, because Egyptians could not eat with Hebrews, for that is detestable to Egyptians. HNV 33 They sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth, and the men marveled one with another. NIV 33 The men had been seated before him in the order of their ages, from the firstborn to the youngest; and they looked at each other in astonishment. HNV 34 He sent portions to them from before him, but Binyamin's portion was five times as much as any of theirs. They drank, and were merry with him. NIV 34 When portions were served to them from Joseph's table, Benjamin's portion was five times as much as anyone else's. So they feasted and drank freely with him.