Genesis 42:4
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New International Version
But Jacob did not send Benjamin, Joseph's brother, with the others, because he was afraid that harm might come to him.

New Living Translation
But Jacob wouldn't let Joseph's younger brother, Benjamin, go with them, for fear some harm might come to him.

English Standard Version
But Jacob did not send Benjamin, Joseph’s brother, with his brothers, for he feared that harm might happen to him.

New American Standard Bible
But Jacob did not send Joseph's brother Benjamin with his brothers, for he said, "I am afraid that harm may befall him."

King James Bible
But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren; for he said, Lest peradventure mischief befall him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Jacob did not send Joseph's brother Benjamin with his brothers, for he thought, "Something might happen to him."

International Standard Version
Jacob would not send Joseph's brother Benjamin to accompany them, because he was saying, "I'm afraid that he'll come to some kind of harm."

NET Bible
But Jacob did not send Joseph's brother Benjamin with his brothers, for he said, "What if some accident happens to him?"

New Heart English Bible
But Jacob did not send Benjamin, Joseph's brother, with his brothers; for he said, "Lest perhaps harm happen to him."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jacob wouldn't send Joseph's brother Benjamin with the other brothers, because he was afraid that something would happen to him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren; for he said: 'Lest peradventure harm befall him.'

New American Standard 1977
But Jacob did not send Joseph’s brother Benjamin with his brothers, for he said, “I am afraid that harm may befall him.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
But Jacob did not send Benjamin, Joseph's brother, with his brethren; for he said, Lest peradventure disaster befall him.

King James 2000 Bible
But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brothers; for he said, Lest perhaps mischief befall him.

American King James Version
But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brothers; for he said, Lest peradventure mischief befall him.

American Standard Version
But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren; for he said, Lest Peradventure harm befall him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whilst Benjamin was kept at home by Jacob, who said to his brethren: Lest perhaps he take any harm in the journey.

Darby Bible Translation
But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren; for he said, Lest mischief may befall him.

English Revised Version
But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren; for he said, Lest peradventure mischief befall him.

Webster's Bible Translation
But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren: for he said, Lest perhaps mischief shall befall him.

World English Bible
But Jacob didn't send Benjamin, Joseph's brother, with his brothers; for he said, "Lest perhaps harm happen to him."

Young's Literal Translation
and Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob hath not sent with his brethren, for he said, 'Lest mischief meet him.'
Study Bible
Joseph's Brothers Sent to Egypt
3Then ten brothers of Joseph went down to buy grain from Egypt. 4But Jacob did not send Joseph's brother Benjamin with his brothers, for he said, "I am afraid that harm may befall him." 5So the sons of Israel came to buy grain among those who were coming, for the famine was in the land of Canaan also.…
Cross References
Genesis 35:24
the sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin;

Genesis 42:3
Then ten brothers of Joseph went down to buy grain from Egypt.

Genesis 42:38
But Jacob said, "My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he alone is left. If harm should befall him on the journey you are taking, then you will bring my gray hair down to Sheol in sorrow."
Treasury of Scripture

But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brothers; for he said, Lest peradventure mischief befall him.

Benjamin.

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Lest.

Genesis 42:38 And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is …

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Genesis 33:1,2 And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came, …

Genesis 43:14,29 And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send …

Genesis 44:20-22,27-34 And we said to my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child …

Verse 4. - But (literally, and) Benjamin, Joseph's brother (vide Genesis 35:18), Jacob sent not with his brethren. Not because of his youth (Patrick, Lange), since he was now upwards of twenty years of age, but because he was Joseph's brother, and had taken Joseph's place in his father's affections (Lawson, Lange, Murphy, etc.), causing the old man to cherish him with tender solicitude. For he said (to, or within, himself, perhaps recalling the fate of Joseph), Lest peradventure mischief befall him. אָסון, from אָסַה, to hurt (Gesenius, Furst), and occurring only elsewhere in ver. 38, Genesis 44:29, and Exodus 21:22, 23, denotes any sort of personal injury in general, and in particular here such mischance as might happen to a traveler. But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren,.... Benjamin is called Joseph's brother, because he was so both by father and mother's side, as the rest were not; him Jacob kept with him, being the youngest and his darling, the only son he had with him of his beloved wife Rachel; and was very probably the more beloved by him since he had been bereft of Joseph; and it was not only to keep him company that he retained him at home, but for the reason following:

for he said, lest peradventure mischief befall him; as had to Joseph his brother, as he imagined; either that the journey would be too much for him, being young, or lest he should be seized with sickness on the road, or rather with death, as Aben Ezra interprets it according to the Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan. 42:1-6 Jacob saw the corn his neighbours had bought in Egypt, and brought home. It is a spur to exertion to see others supplied. Shall others get food for their souls, and shall we starve while it is to be had? Having discovered where help is to be had, we should apply for it without delay, without shrinking from labour, or grudging expense, especially as regards our never-dying souls. There is provision in Christ; but we must come to him, and seek it from him.
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