Genesis 43:31

“And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on bread.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 43:31

And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himselfe, and saide, Set on bread.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then he washed his face and came out; and he controlled himself and said, "Serve the meal."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he washed his face, and came out; and he refrained himself, and said, Set on bread.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then, after washing his face, he came out, and controlling his feelings said, Put food before us.
- Basic English Bible

And he washed his face, and came out, and controlled himself, and said, Set on bread.
- Darby Bible

And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on bread.
- Webster's Bible

He washed his face, and came out. He controlled himself, and said, "Serve the meal."
- World English Bible

and he washeth his face, and goeth out, and refraineth himself, and saith, `Place bread.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he washed his face, and came out; and he refrained himself, and said: 'Set on bread.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 43:31

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 43:31


43:29 God be gracious unto thee, my son - Joseph's favour, though he was the lord of the land, would do him little good, unless God were gracious to him.

43:33 He placed his brethren according to their seniority, as if he could certainly divine. Some think they placed themselves so according to their custom; but if so, I see not why such particular notice is taken of it, especially as a thing they marvelled at.


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