Genesis 44:34

“For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with me? lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come on my father.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For how shall I goe vp to my father, and the lad be not with mee, lest peraduenture I see the euill that shall come on my father?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For how shall I go up to my father if the lad is not with me--for fear that I see the evil that would overtake my father?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For how shall I go up to my father, if the lad be not with me? lest I see the evil that shall come on my father.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For how may I go back to my father without the boy, and see the evil which will come on my father?
- Basic English Bible

for how should I go up to my father if the lad were not with me? -- lest I see the evil that would come on my father.
- Darby Bible

For how shall I return to my father, and the lad be not with me? lest perhaps I see the evil that shall come on my father.
- Webster's Bible

For how will I go up to my father, if the boy isn't with me?--lest I see the evil that will come on my father."
- World English Bible

for how do I go up unto my father, and the youth not with me? lest I look on the evil which doth find my father.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

For how shall I go up to my father, if the lad be not with me? lest I look upon the evil that shall come on my father.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 44

  • A disciple
    God made the life of Joseph and all the times that went over him, for being a type of Christ; for giving instruction, and for a law in Israel. As great famine spread over the whole world, in order to bring everyone to "Joseph" for food, and ended up being the means God would deal with "Joseph's" brethren, to bring them to repentance and reconciliation; so the end of this age for the sake of Israel
  • BSP
    Joseph tested his brothers to see if their attitudes had changed. Their protection and self sacrifice for their younger brother Benjamin showed that they had changed their ways.
  • Salomão
    By the truth and love atonement is made, Blessed is the name of the Lord!
  • Dewey J
    Daniel, only the first sentence of your post is correct. The Rest of your post is incorrect because it 's not supported by Scripture in this chapter or any other chapter in the 66 books of the Holy Bible. The conversation your stated in your post between Joseph and Benjamin absolutely didn 't take. 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!
  • Gift
    Matt 44 realy talks about love,forgivnes and fulfilmnt of destny,we should knw dat our destinies must be fulfild no matter wat comes around.GOD Loves us so he gav hs son 2 die for our sins 2 be forgivn exactly wat josph did so we shuld learn hw 2 luv and forgiv ppl dat offend us
  • Jenelle
    Just more proof that God 's Word is true that we reap what we sow. It took many years before truth was revealed about the sins of the brothers but God is faithful and our sins are made known. They thought selling Joseph into slavery would be the end of their little brother, but God 's plan was greater and justice was served. The agony of leaving their youngest brother in Egypt must have felt worse than death its self. They had to suffer emotional anguish over the realization that their father would grieve himself to death over the loss of the last son of his beloved Rachel.

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