Genesis 42:17

“And he put them all together into ward three days.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he put them all together into warde, three dayes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So he put them all together in prison for three days.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he put them all together into ward three days.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So he put them in prison for three days.
- Basic English Bible

And he put them in custody three days.
- Darby Bible

And he put them all together into custody three days.
- Webster's Bible

He put them all together into custody for three days.
- World English Bible

and he removeth them unto charge three days.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he put them all together into ward three days.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

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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