Genesis 43:16

Overview - Genesis 43
Jacob is hardly persuaded to send Benjamin.
15 Joseph entertains his brethren.
19 They discover their fears to the steward.
26 Joseph makes them a feast.
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Genesis 43:16  (King James Version)
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.

the ruler
19 ; 15:2 24:2-10 Genesis 39:4 Genesis 39:5 44:1

Hebrew kill a killing.
21:8 26:30 31:54 1 Samuel 25:11
{Tevoch taivach,} "slay a slaying," or make a great slaughter: let preparations be made for a great feast or entertainment
See a similar form of speech in ch. 31:54 .
1 Samuel 25:11 ; Proverbs 9:2

dine with
Hebrew eat.