Parallel Bible results for Genesis 43

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Genesis 43

WBT 1 And the famine [was] severe in the land. NIV 1 Now the famine was still severe in the land. WBT 2 And it came to pass, when they had consumed the corn which they had brought from Egypt, 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." WBT 3 And Judah spoke to him, saying, The man did solemnly protest to us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother [be] 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.' WBT 4 If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food: NIV 4 If you will send our brother along with us, we will go down and buy food for you. WBT 5 But if thou wilt not send [him], we will not go down, for the man said to us, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother [be] 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.' " WBT 6 And Israel said, Why dealt ye [so] ill with me, [as] to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother? NIV 6 Israel asked, "Why did you bring this trouble on me by telling the man you had another brother?" WBT 7 And they said, The man asked us strictly concerning our state, and our kindred, saying, [Is] your father yet alive? have ye [another] brother? and we told him according to the tenor of these words: Could we certainly 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'?" WBT 8 And 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 thou, [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. WBT 9 I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require him: if I bring him not to thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever: 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. WBT 10 For except we had delayed, surely now we had returned this second time. NIV 10 As it is, if we had not delayed, we could have gone and returned twice." WBT 11 And their father Israel said to them, If [it must be] so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry to the man a present, a little balm, and 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. WBT 12 And take double money in your hand; and the money that was returned in the mouth of your sacks, carry [it] again in your hand; it may be 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. WBT 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. WBT 14 And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother, and Benjamin: If I be 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." WBT 15 And the men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and arose, and went down to Egypt, and 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. WBT 16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his house, Bring [these] men home, and slay, and make ready: for [these] men shall 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." WBT 17 And the man did as Joseph commanded: 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. WBT 18 And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph'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 upon us, and take us for bond-men, and our asses. 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." WBT 19 And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they communed 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. WBT 20 And said, O sir, we came down indeed at the first time to buy food: NIV 20 "Please, sir," they said, "we came down here the first time to buy food. WBT 21 And it came to pass, when we came to the inn, that we opened our sacks, and behold, [every] man's money [was] in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight: and 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. WBT 22 And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food: we cannot tell 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." WBT 23 And he said, Peace [be] to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father, hath given you treasure in your sacks: I had your money. And 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. WBT 24 And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave [them] water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses 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. WBT 25 And they made ready the present against Joseph should come 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. WBT 26 And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which [was] in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to 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. WBT 27 And he asked them of [their] welfare, and said, [Is] your father well, the old man of whom ye 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?" WBT 28 And they answered, Thy servant, our father, [is] in good health, he [is] yet alive: and they bowed their heads and made obeisance. NIV 28 They replied, "Your servant our father is still alive and well." And they bowed low to pay him honor. WBT 29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, [Is] this your younger brother, of whom ye spoke to me? And he said, God be gracious to thee, 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." WBT 30 And Joseph made haste; for his bowels yearned towards his brother: and he sought [where] to weep; and he entered 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. WBT 31 And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on bread. NIV 31 After he had washed his face, he came out and, controlling himself, said, "Serve the food." WBT 32 And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians who ate with him, by themselves; because the Egyptians might not eat bread 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. WBT 33 And they sat before him, the first-born according to his birth-right, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men wondered one at 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. WBT 34 And he took [and sent] messes to them from before him: but Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And 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.