Genesis 43:2
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New International Version
So when they had eaten all the grain they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, "Go back and buy us a little more food."

New Living Translation
When the grain they had brought from Egypt was almost gone, Jacob said to his sons, "Go back and buy us a little more food."

English Standard Version
And when they had eaten the grain that they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, “Go again, buy us a little food.”

New American Standard Bible
So it came about when they had finished eating the grain which they had brought from Egypt, that their father said to them, "Go back, buy us a little food."

King James Bible
And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When they had used up the grain they had brought back from Egypt, their father said to them, "Go back and buy us some food."

International Standard Version
As a result, when Jacob's family was beginning to eat the last of the grain that they had brought back from Egypt, their father Jacob told his sons, "Go back to Egypt and buy us some food."

NET Bible
When they finished eating the grain they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, "Return, buy us a little more food."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When they finished eating the grain they had brought from Egypt, Israel said to his sons, "Go back and buy us a little more food."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, that their father said unto them: 'Go again, buy us a little food.'

New American Standard 1977
So it came about when they had finished eating the grain which they had brought from Egypt, that their father said to them, “Go back, buy us a little food.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass when they had eaten up the wheat which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the grain which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.

American King James Version
And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said to them, Go again, buy us a little food.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the grain which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when they had eaten up all the corn, which they had brought out of Egypt, Jacob said to his sons: Go again and buy us a little food.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass, when they had finished eating the grain which they had brought from Egypt, that their father said to them, Go again, buy us a little food.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass, when they had consumed the corn which they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, Go again, buy us a little food.

World English Bible
It happened, when they had eaten up the grain which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said to them, "Go again, buy us a little more food."

Young's Literal Translation
and it cometh to pass, when they have finished eating the corn which they brought from Egypt, that their father saith unto them, 'Turn back, buy for us a little food.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
43:1-14 Jacob urges his sons to go and buy a little food; now, in time of dearth, a little must suffice. Judah urges that Benjamin should go with them. It is not against the honour and duty children owe their parents, humbly to advise them, and when needful, to reason with them. Jacob saw the necessity of the case, and yielded. His prudence and justice appeared in three things. 1. He sent back the money they had found in the sack. Honesty obliges us to restore not only that which comes to us by our own fault, but that which comes to us by the mistakes of others. Though we get it by oversight, if we keep it when the oversight is discovered, it is kept by deceit. 2. He sent as much again as they took the time before; the price of corn might be risen, or they might have to pay a ransom for Simeon. 3. He sent a present of such things as the land afforded, and as were scarce in Egypt, balm, and honey, etc. Providence dispenses not its gifts to all alike. But honey and spice will never make up the want of bread-corn. The famine was sore in Canaan, yet they had balm and myrrh, etc. We may live well enough upon plain food, without dainties; but we cannot live upon dainties without plain food. Let us thank God that what is most needful and useful, generally is most cheap and common. Though men value very highly their gold and silver, and the luxuries which are counted the best fruits of every land, yet in a time of famine they willingly barter them for bread. And how little will earthly good things stand us in stead in the day of wrath! How ready should we be to renounce them all, as loss, for the excellency of the knowledge of Jesus Christ! Our way to prevail with man is by first prevailing with the Lord in fervent prayer. But, Thy will be done, should close every petition for the mercies of this life, or against the afflictions of this life.
Study Bible
The Return to Egypt with Benjamin
1Now the famine was severe in the land. 2So it came about when they had finished eating the grain which they had brought from Egypt, that their father said to them, "Go back, buy us a little food." 3Judah spoke to him, however, saying, "The man solemnly warned us, 'You shall not see my face unless your brother is with you.'…
Cross References
Genesis 43:1
Now the famine was severe in the land.

Genesis 43:3
Judah spoke to him, however, saying, "The man solemnly warned us, 'You shall not see my face unless your brother is with you.'

Genesis 44:25
"Our father said, 'Go back, buy us a little food.'
Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said to them, Go again, buy us a little food.

Genesis 43:4,20 If you will send our brother with us, we will go down and buy you food…

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

Proverbs 15:16 Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and …

Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 31:16 She considers a field, and buys it: with the fruit of her hands she …

1 Timothy 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his …

1 Timothy 6:6-8 But godliness with contentment is great gain…

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