Genesis 42:19

“If ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison: goe ye, carry corne for the famine of your houses.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

if you are honest men, let one of your brothers be confined in your prison; but as for {the rest of} you, go, carry grain for the famine of your households,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

if ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in your prison-house; but go ye, carry grain for the famine of your houses:
- American Standard Version (1901)

If you are true men, let one of you be kept in prison, while you go and take grain for the needs of your families;
- Basic English Bible

If ye are honest, let one of your brethren remain bound in the house of your prison, but go ye, carry grain for the hunger of your households;
- Darby Bible

If ye are true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses:
- Webster's Bible

If you are honest men, then let one of your brothers be bound in your prison; but you go, carry grain for the famine of your houses.
- World English Bible

if ye [are] right men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your ward, and ye, go, carry in corn [for] the famine of your houses,
- Youngs Literal Bible

if ye be upright men, let one of your brethren be bound in your prison-house; but go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses;
- 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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