Genesis 43:24

24 And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses provender.

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 And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food: we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks.
23 And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father, hath given you treasure in your sacks: I had your money. And he brought Simeon out unto them.
24 And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses provender.
25 And they made ready the present against Joseph came at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread there.
26 And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth.