Genesis 44:3

3 As morning dawned, the men were sent on their way with their donkeys.

Genesis 44:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their asses.
ESV
3 As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away with their donkeys.
NLT
3 The brothers were up at dawn and were sent on their journey with their loaded donkeys.
MSG
3 At break of day the men were sent off with their donkeys.
CSB
3 At morning light, the men were sent off with their donkeys.

Genesis 44:3 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 44:3

As soon as the morning was light
When it was break of day, before the sun rose: the men were sent away, they and their asses;
the men being refreshed with food, and their asses having provender given them, and saddled and loaded, they were handsomely and honourably dismissed.

Genesis 44:3 In-Context

1 Now Joseph gave these instructions to the steward of his house: “Fill the men’s sacks with as much food as they can carry, and put each man’s silver in the mouth of his sack.
2 Then put my cup, the silver one, in the mouth of the youngest one’s sack, along with the silver for his grain.” And he did as Joseph said.
3 As morning dawned, the men were sent on their way with their donkeys.
4 They had not gone far from the city when Joseph said to his steward, “Go after those men at once, and when you catch up with them, say to them, ‘Why have you repaid good with evil?
5 Isn’t this the cup my master drinks from and also uses for divination? This is a wicked thing you have done.’ ”

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