Genesis 42:1

“Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now when Iacob saw that there was corne in Egypt, Iacob said vnto his sonnes, Why doe ye looke one vpon an other?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, and Jacob said to his sons, "Why are you staring at one another?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, and Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now Jacob, hearing that there was grain in Egypt, said to his sons, Why are you looking at one another?
- Basic English Bible

And Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, and Jacob said to his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?
- Darby Bible

Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said to his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?
- Webster's Bible

Now Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, and Jacob said to his sons, "Why do you look at one another?"
- World English Bible

And Jacob seeth that there is corn in Egypt, and Jacob saith to his sons, `Why do you look at each other?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Now Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, and Jacob said unto his sons: 'Why do ye look one upon another?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 42:1


42:1 Jacob saw that there was corn - That is, he saw the corn that his neighbours had bought there and brought home.


Discussion for Genesis 42

  • A disciple
    I know that the Lord Jesus has forgiven me my sins, and made me clean through His word. Yet I am deeply mortified and grieved when I think of about how badly I polluted myself in sins. I think this is a good sign of true awakening, when there's a real repentance and conversion. When the day comes that God wipes away all tears from off all our faces, then will we be made to forget the pat for ever.
  • BSP
    Verse 38: We can see that the loss of Joseph had long term effects on Jacob's feelings. Imagine those who have lost a child today. Feelings of distress and even depression can last for years.
  • A disciple
    As Joseph was given the day when his brothers had to face him again for their sins against him, and he knew how to deal wisely with them; so will the Lord be faithful to bring all those who have wronged us to our feet, to show them how much He has loved us, and honors those who are good and holy before Him. God has to speak roughly to the ones who need to repent, when they are hiding their sins.
  • Cavine ouma
    God works in mysterious ways
  • Ahuwa Chiamaka Jessica
    We should always be kind
  • Stephen for verse 8
    The jews didnt recognise Jesus their brother as the Messiah

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