Parallel Bible results for Genesis 43

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Genesis 43

NKJV 1 Now the famine was severe in the land. NIV 1 Now the famine was still severe in the land. NKJV 2 And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the grain which they had brought from Egypt, that their father said to them, "Go back, 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." NKJV 3 But Judah 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.' NKJV 4 "If you 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. NKJV 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.' " NKJV 6 And Israel said, "Why did you deal so wrongfully with me as to tell the man whether you had still another brother?" NIV 6 Israel asked, "Why did you bring this trouble on me by telling the man you had another brother?" NKJV 7 But they said, "The man asked us pointedly about ourselves and our family, saying, 'Is your father still alive? Have you another brother?' And we told him according to these words. Could we possibly have known 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'?" NKJV 8 Then Judah said to Israel his father, "Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go, 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. NKJV 9 I myself will be surety for him; from my hand you shall require him. If I do not bring him back 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. NKJV 10 For if we had not lingered, surely by now we would have returned this second time." NIV 10 As it is, if we had not delayed, we could have gone and returned twice." NKJV 11 And their father Israel said to them, "If it must be so, then do this: Take some of the best fruits of the land in your vessels and carry down a present for the man--a little balm and a little honey, spices and myrrh, pistachio 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. NKJV 12 Take double money in your hand, and take back in your hand the money that was returned in the mouth of your sacks; 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. NKJV 13 Take your brother also, and arise, go back to the man. NIV 13 Take your brother also and go back to the man at once. NKJV 14 And may God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may release your other brother and Benjamin. If I am bereaved, 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." NKJV 15 So the men took that present and Benjamin, and they took double money in their hand, and arose and went down to Egypt; and they stood before Joseph. 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. NKJV 16 When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house, "Take these men to my home, and slaughter an animal and make ready; for these 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." NKJV 17 Then the man did as Joseph ordered, and the man brought the men into Joseph's house. NIV 17 The man did as Joseph told him and took the men to Joseph's house. NKJV 18 Now the men were afraid because they were brought into Joseph's house; and they said, "It is because of the money, which was returned in our sacks the first time, that we are brought in, so that he may make a case against us and fall upon us, to take us as slaves 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." NKJV 19 When they drew near to the steward of Joseph's house, they talked with 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. NKJV 20 and said, "O sir, we indeed came down the first time to buy food; NIV 20 "Please, sir," they said, "we came down here the first time to buy food. NKJV 21 but it happened, when we came to the encampment, that we opened our sacks, and there, each man's money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight; so we have brought it back 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. NKJV 22 And we have brought down other money in our hands to buy food. We do not 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." NKJV 23 But he said, "Peace be with you, do not be afraid. Your God and the God of your father has given you treasure in your sacks; I had your money." Then he brought Simeon 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. NKJV 24 So the man brought the men into Joseph's house and gave them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their donkeys feed. NIV 24 The steward took the men into Joseph's house, gave them water to wash their feet and provided fodder for their donkeys. NKJV 25 Then they made the present ready for Joseph's coming at noon, for they heard that they would 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. NKJV 26 And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed down before him to the earth. 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. NKJV 27 Then he asked them about their well-being, and said, "Is your father well, the old man of whom you spoke? Is he still 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?" NKJV 28 And they answered, "Your servant our father is in good health; he is still alive." And they bowed their heads down and prostrated themselves. NIV 28 They replied, "Your servant our father is still alive and well." And they bowed low to pay him honor. NKJV 29 Then he lifted his eyes and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, "Is this your younger brother of whom you spoke to me?" And 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." NKJV 30 Now his heart yearned for his brother; so Joseph made haste and sought somewhere to weep. And he went into his chamber 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. NKJV 31 Then he washed his face and came out; and he restrained himself, and said, "Serve the bread." NIV 31 After he had washed his face, he came out and, controlling himself, said, "Serve the food." NKJV 32 So they set him a place by himself, and them by themselves, and the Egyptians who ate with him by themselves; because the Egyptians could not eat food with the Hebrews, for that is an abomination to the Egyptians. 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. NKJV 33 And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright and the youngest according to his youth; and the men looked in astonishment at one 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. NKJV 34 Then he took servings to them from before him, but Benjamin's serving was five times as much as any of theirs. So 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.