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Genesis 43:21

21 But at the place where we stopped for the night we opened our sacks and each of us found his silver—the exact weight—in the mouth of his sack. So we have brought it back with us.

Read Genesis 43:21 Using Other Translations

And it came to pass, when we came to the inn, that we opened our sacks, and, behold, every man's money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand.
And when we came to the lodging place we opened our sacks, and there was each man's money in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight. So we have brought it again with us,
But as we were returning home, we stopped for the night and opened our sacks. Then we discovered that each man’s money—the exact amount paid—was in the top of his sack! Here it is; we have brought it back with us.

What does Genesis 43:21 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.

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