Genesis 42:5

“And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the sonnes of Israel came to buy corne among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So the sons of Israel came to buy grain among those who were coming, for the famine was in the land of Canaan {also.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the sons of Israel came to buy among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the sons of Israel came with all the others to get grain: for they were very short of food in the land of Canaan.
- Basic English Bible

So the sons of Israel came to buy [grain] among those that came; for the famine was in the land of Canaan.
- Darby Bible

And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan.
- Webster's Bible

The sons of Israel came to buy among those who came, for the famine was in the land of Canaan.
- World English Bible

And the sons of Israel come to buy in the midst of those coming, for the famine hath been in the land of Canaan,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the sons of Israel came to buy among those that came; for the famine was in the land of Caanan.
- 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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