Genesis 42:2

“And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: get you down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee said, Beholde, I haue heard that there is corne in Egypt: get you downe thither and buy for vs from thence, that we may liue, and not die.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He said, "Behold, I have heard that there is grain in Egypt; go down there and buy {some} for us from that place, so that we may live and not die."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is grain in Egypt: get you down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said, I have had news that there is grain in Egypt: go down there and get grain for us, so that life and not death may be ours.
- Basic English Bible

And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is grain in Egypt; go down thither and buy [grain] for us from thence, in order that we may live, and not die.
- Darby Bible

And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: go down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die.
- Webster's Bible

He said, "Behold, I have heard that there is grain in Egypt. Go down there, and buy for us from there, so that we may live, and not die."
- World English Bible

he saith also, `Lo, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt, go down thither, and buy for us from thence, and we live and do not die;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he said: 'Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt. Get you down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 42:2


42:2 Get you down thither - Masters of families must not only pray for daily bread for their families, but must with care and industry provide it.


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