Genesis 42:18

“And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Ioseph said vnto them the third day, This doe, and liue: for I feare God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now Joseph said to them on the third day, "Do this and live, for I fear God:
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live: for I fear God:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And on the third day Joseph said to them, Do this, if you would keep your lives: for I am a god-fearing man:
- Basic English Bible

And Joseph said to them the third day, This do, that ye may live: I fear God.
- Darby Bible

And Joseph said to them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God:
- Webster's Bible

Joseph said to them the third day, "Do this, and live, for I fear God.
- World English Bible

And Joseph saith unto them on the third day, `This do and live; God I fear!
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Joseph said unto them the third day. 'This do, and live; for I fear God:
- 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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