Genesis 43:14

“And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And God Almightie giue you mercie before the man, that he may send away your other brother, and Beniamin: If I be bereaued of my children, I am bereaued.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and may God Almighty grant you compassion in the sight of the man, so that he will release to you your other brother and Benjamin. And as for me, if I am bereaved of my children, I am bereaved."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may release unto you your other brother and Benjamin. And if I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And may God, the Ruler of all, give you mercy before the man, so that he may give you back your other brother and Benjamin. If my children are to be taken from me; there is no help for it.
- Basic English Bible

And the Almighty God give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother and Benjamin! And I, if I be bereaved of children, am bereaved.
- Darby Bible

And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother, and Benjamin: If I be bereaved, I am bereaved.
- Webster's Bible

May God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may release to you your other brother and Benjamin. If I am bereaved of my children, I am bereaved."
- World English Bible

and God Almighty give to you mercies before the man, so that he hath sent to you your other brother and Benjamin; and I, when I am bereaved -- I am bereaved.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

and God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may release unto you your other brother and Benjamin. And as for me, if I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 43:14


43:14 God almighty give you mercy before the man! - Jacob had formerly turned an angry brother into a kind one with a present and a prayer, and here he betakes himself to the same tried method. Those that would find mercy with men must seek it of God. He concludes all with this, if I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved - If I must part with them thus one after another, I acquiesce and say, The will of the Lord be done.


Discussion for Genesis 43

  • BSP
    Verse 30: When our emotions seem to be getting the best of us in a situation, it may be best to take our leave and regain our composure.
  • Elizabeth
    In many times we go away from the presence of God yet when are being attached that's when we normally remember that there is a God who takes good care of us. when we read the story of the prodigal son this is also in line with what happened to the brothers of Joseph. and what i can encourage is lets not forget our creator who created us in his own image who takes good care us.
  • Dewey J
    Aamer, though Jacob had only 12 sons Abraham was the first to be called a Hebrew in the land of and near Canaan. But that is not the origin of the word. One can trace the word back to people speaking the Semitic language especially the Hebrew and Arabic people. Also, there 's no evidence that Abraham was a Catholic since the Catholic church came to be acknowledged in the second century after the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ during the remaining Roman Empire. God bless us all and also in the understanding of his Word. Glory be to God in the highest through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen!
  • Aamer
    How did the Egyptians know about Hebrews when Jacob had only 12 sons? They had an interpreter for Joseph, and culturally in was not lawful for an Egyptian to eat with a Hebrew. How could this be, if they really were not a major people but a large Catholic family at this point in time?
  • Stephen for verse 17
    Slaughter and animal and we feast. Reminds me of the Prodigal Son. Was this about sinners returning to God or and the Jews being reconciled to him through Christ?
  • Joseph
    There was enough evidence that the brothers of Joseph had changed from their wickedness by speaking the truth as regards the money that was mysteriously 'returned ' to them, and taken back to Joseph when they went the second time. Restitution is not a common thing nowadays due to economic challenges but as Christians we must restore back to the owners anything that is not ours in our possession. May God help us never to walk ahead of Him but to follow His footsteps in Jesus Name

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