Genesis 43:17

17 The man did as Joseph told him and brought the men to Joseph's house.

Genesis 43:17 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 43:17

And the man did as Joseph bade: and the man brought the men
into Joseph's house.
] Showed them the way to it, and introduced them into it, and led them into some apartment in it, and ordered every thing to be got ready for dinner as his master had bid him, being a diligent and faithful servant: at old Cair is shown to travellers F25 the house of Joseph in the tower, and a very surprising well, said to be made by him, and here, they say; the granaries were, in which the corn was laid up.


F25 Radzivil, Thevenot, Le Brun & Lucas apud Jablonski de Terra Goshen, Dissert. 5. sect. 6.

Genesis 43:17 In-Context

15 So the men took this present, and they took double the money with them, and Benjamin. They arose and went down to Egypt and stood before Joseph.
16 When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house, "Bring the men into the house, and slaughter an animal and make ready, for the men are to dine with me at noon."
17 The man did as Joseph told him and brought the men to Joseph's house.
18 And the men were afraid because they were brought to Joseph's house, and they said, "It is because of the money, which was replaced in our sacks the first time, that we are brought in, so that he may assault us and fall upon us to make us servants and seize our donkeys."
19 So they went up to the steward of Joseph's house and spoke with him at the door of the house,
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