Genesis 43:7

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 43:7  (King James Version)
And they said, The man asked us straitly of our state, and of 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?

asked us straitly
Hebrew asking asked us.
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Hebrew mouth. could we certainly know. knowing could
we know.
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