Genesis 42:19
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New International Version
If you are honest men, let one of your brothers stay here in prison, while the rest of you go and take grain back for your starving households.

New Living Translation
If you really are honest men, choose one of your brothers to remain in prison. The rest of you may go home with grain for your starving families.

English Standard Version
if you are honest men, let one of your brothers remain confined where you are in custody, and let the rest go and carry grain for the famine of your households,

New American Standard Bible
if you are honest men, let one of your brothers be confined in your prison; but as for the rest of you, go, carry grain for the famine of your households,

King James Bible
If ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If you are honest, let one of you be confined to the guardhouse, while the rest of you go and take grain to relieve the hunger of your households.

International Standard Version
If you're honest men, leave one of your brothers here in custody, then the rest of you can leave and take some grain with you to alleviate the famine that's affecting your households.

NET Bible
If you are honest men, leave one of your brothers confined here in prison while the rest of you go and take grain back for your hungry families.

New Heart English Bible
If you are honest men, then let one of your brothers be bound in your prison; but you go, carry grain for the famine of your houses.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If you are honest men, you will let one of your brothers stay here in prison. The rest of you will go and take grain back to your starving families.

JPS Tanakh 1917
if ye be upright men, let one of your brethren be bound in your prison-house; but go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses;

New American Standard 1977
if you are honest men, let one of your brothers be confined in your prison; but as for the rest of you, go, carry grain for the famine of your households,

Jubilee Bible 2000
If ye are men of the truth, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison; go ye, carry food for the famine of your houses

King James 2000 Bible
If you be true men, let one of your brothers be bound in the house of your prison: go, carry grain for the famine of your houses:

American King James Version
If you be true men, let one of your brothers be bound in the house of your prison: go you, carry corn for the famine of your houses:

American Standard Version
if ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in your prison-house; but go ye, carry grain for the famine of your houses:

Douay-Rheims Bible
If you be peaceable men, let one of your brethren be bound in prison: and go ye your ways and carry the corn that you have bought, unto your houses.

Darby Bible Translation
If ye are honest, let one of your brethren remain bound in the house of your prison, but go ye, carry grain for the hunger of your households;

English Revised Version
if ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in your prison house; but go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses:

Webster's Bible Translation
If ye are true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses:

World English Bible
If you are honest men, then let one of your brothers be bound in your prison; but you go, carry grain for the famine of your houses.

Young's Literal Translation
if ye are right men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your ward, and ye, go, carry in corn for the famine of your houses,
Study Bible
Joseph's Brothers Sent to Egypt
18Now Joseph said to them on the third day, "Do this and live, for I fear God: 19if you are honest men, let one of your brothers be confined in your prison; but as for the rest of you, go, carry grain for the famine of your households, 20and bring your youngest brother to me, so your words may be verified, and you will not die." And they did so.…
Cross References
Genesis 42:11
"We are all sons of one man; we are honest men, your servants are not spies."

Genesis 42:18
Now Joseph said to them on the third day, "Do this and live, for I fear God:

Genesis 42:20
and bring your youngest brother to me, so your words may be verified, and you will not die." And they did so.

Genesis 42:33
"The man, the lord of the land, said to us, 'By this I will know that you are honest men: leave one of your brothers with me and take grain for the famine of your households, and go.
Treasury of Scripture

If you be true men, let one of your brothers be bound in the house of your prison: go you, carry corn for the famine of your houses:

house.

Genesis 40:3 And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, …

Isaiah 42:7,22 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, …

Jeremiah 37:15 Why the princes were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put …

carry corn.

Genesis 42:1,2,26 Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said to his …

Genesis 41:56 And the famine was over all the face of the earth: and Joseph opened …

Genesis 43:1,2 And the famine was sore in the land…

Genesis 45:23 And to his father he sent after this manner; ten donkeys laden with …

If ye be true men,.... As you say you are:

let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison; agree among yourselves which of you (for one of you must) remain in prison where you are: and the rest being set at liberty:

go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses; Joseph, though he dealt with them after this manner to get what knowledge he could of his family, and to get sight of his brother, yet was concerned for the good of them and theirs, lest they should be in extreme want through the famine, and that they might have a speedy supply of corn, was not willing to detain them any longer. 42:7-20 Joseph was hard upon his brethren, not from a spirit of revenge, but to bring them to repentance. Not seeing his brother Benjamin, he suspected that they had made away with him, and he gave them occasion to speak of their father and brother. God, in his providence, sometimes seems harsh with those he loves, and speaks roughly to those for whom yet he has great mercy in store. Joseph settled at last, that one of them should be left, and the rest go home and fetch Benjamin. It was a very encouraging word he said to them, I fear God; as if he had said, You may be assured I will do you no wrong; I dare not, for I know there is one higher than I. With those that fear God, we may expect fair dealing.
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