Genesis 43:21

21 When we came to the place where we lodged for the night and opened our bags of grain, each one's money was at the top of his bag! It was the full amount of our money, and we have brought it back with us.

Genesis 43:21 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 43:21

And it came to pass when we came to the inn
Upon the road, on the first day's journey, to refresh themselves and their cattle: that we opened our sacks;
to give provender to our cattle; by which it appears that they all did this, though it is only said of one of them at the inn, and of all of them when they came home, ( Genesis 42:27 Genesis 42:35 ) ; and, behold, [every] man's money [was] in the mouth of his sack, our
money in full weight;
nothing wanting of it; it being usual in those times to pay money by weight, and not by the tale of pieces: and we have brought it again in our hand;
in order to pay it for the corn we have had, having no design to defraud.

Genesis 43:21 In-Context

19 So they approached Joseph's steward and spoke to him at the doorway of the house.
20 They said, "Sir, we really did come down here the first time only to buy food.
21 When we came to the place where we lodged for the night and opened our bags of grain, each one's money was at the top of his bag! It was the full amount of our money, and we have brought it back with us.
22 We have brought additional money with us to buy food. We don't know who put our money in the bags."
23 Then the steward said, "May you be well. Don't be afraid. Your God and the God of your father must have put treasure in your bags. I received your money." Then he brought Simeon out to them.