Genesis 42:32

“We be twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

We be twelue brethren, sonnes of our father: one is not, and the yongest is this day with our father, in the land of Canaan.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'We are twelve brothers, sons of our father; one is no longer alive, and the youngest is with our father today in the land of Canaan.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

we are twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.
- American Standard Version (1901)

We are twelve brothers, sons of our father; one is dead, and the youngest is now with our father in the land of Canaan.
- Basic English Bible

we are twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.
- Darby Bible

We are twelve brethren, sons of our father: one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.
- Webster's Bible

We are twelve brothers, sons of our father; one is no more, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.'
- World English Bible

we [are] twelve brethren, sons of our father, the one is not, and the young one [is] to-day with our father in the land of Canaan.
- Youngs Literal Bible

We are twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.
- 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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