Genesis 43:24

24 The man brought the men into Joseph's house, gave them water to wash their feet, and got feed for their donkeys.

Genesis 43:24 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 43:24

And the man brought the men into Joseph's house
After the above discourse had passed between them, and he had made their minds easy, both with respect to the money, and by bringing Simeon unbound to them: and gave [them] water, and they washed their feet;
which was usually done in the eastern countries after travelling, and when about to take a meal, and was both for refreshment and cleanliness: and he gave their asses provender;
thus were they hospitably entertained, they and all that belonged to them.

Genesis 43:24 In-Context

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.
24 The man brought the men into Joseph's house, gave them water to wash their feet, and got feed for their donkeys.
25 Since the men had heard that they were going to eat a meal there, they prepared their gift for Joseph's arrival at noon.
26 When Joseph came home, they brought him the gift they had carried into the house, and they bowed to the ground before him.