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 for Genesis 42:5

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 for Genesis 42:5

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 42:5


42:7 We may well wonder that Joseph, during the twenty years he had been in Egypt, especially during the last seven years that he had been in power there, never sent to his father to acquaint him with his circumstances; nay, 'tis strange that he who so oft went throughout all the land of Egypt, never made a step to Canaan, to visit his aged father. When he was in the borders of Egypt that lay next to Canaan, perhaps it would not have been above three or four days journey for him in his chariot. 'Tis a probable conjecture, that his whole management of himself in this affair was by special direction from heaven, that the purpose of God, concerning Jacob and his family, might be accomplished. When Joseph's brethren came, he knew them by many a good token, but they knew not him, little thinking to find him there.


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