Genesis 43:26

“And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when Ioseph came home, they brought him the Present which was in their hand, into the house, and bowed themselues to him to the earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When Joseph came home, they brought into the house to him the present which was in their hand and bowed to the ground before him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed down themselves to him to the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when Joseph came in, they gave him the things which they had for him, and went down to the earth before him.
- Basic English Bible

When Joseph came home, they brought him the gift that was in their hand, into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth.
- Darby Bible

And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth.
- Webster's Bible

When Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves down to him to the earth.
- World English Bible

And Joseph cometh into the house, and they bring to him the present which [is] in their hand, into the house, and bow themselves to him, to the earth;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed down to him to the earth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 43:26


43:26 When they brought him the present, they bowed themselves before him, and again, when they gave him an account of their father's health, they made obeisance, and called him, Thy servant, our father - Thus were Joseph's dreams fulfilled more and more; and even the father, by the sons, bowed before him. Probably Jacob had directed them, if they had occasion to speak of him to the man, the Lord of the land, to call him his servant.


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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