Genesis 43:4
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New International Version
If you will send our brother along with us, we will go down and buy food for you.

New Living Translation
If you send Benjamin with us, we will go down and buy more food.

English Standard Version
If you will send our brother with us, we will go down and buy you food.

New American Standard Bible
"If you send our brother with us, we will go down and buy you food.

King James Bible
If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If you will send our brother with us, we will go down and buy food for you.

International Standard Version
So if you send our brother with us, we'll go down and buy some food.

NET Bible
If you send our brother with us, we'll go down and buy food for you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If you let our brother go with us, we'll go and buy food for you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food:

King James 2000 Bible
If you will send our brother with us, we will go down and buy you food:

American King James Version
If you will send our brother with us, we will go down and buy you food:

American Standard Version
If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food:

Douay-Rheims Bible
If therefore thou wilt send him with us, we will set out together, and will buy necessaries for thee.

Darby Bible Translation
If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food;

English Revised Version
If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food:

Webster's Bible Translation
If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food:

World English Bible
If you'll send our brother with us, we'll go down and buy you food,

Young's Literal Translation
if thou art sending our brother with us, we go down, and buy for thee food,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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, &c. 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, &c. 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 4, 5. - If thou wilt send - literally, if thou art sending, i.e. if thou art agreeable to send (cf. Genesis 24:42, 49; Judges 6:36) - our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food: but (literally, and) if thou wilt not send him (a similar form of expression to the above, the two words יֵשׁ, being, and אַיִן, not being, including the substantive verb, and being conjoined with a participle for the finite verb), we will not go down: for the man said unto us, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you. Judah's peremptory language receives sufficient justification from the fact that he believed the Egyptian governor to be in thorough earnest when he declared that without Benjamin they should sue a second time in vain.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

If thou wilt send our brother with us,.... Give orders for his going with us, and put him under our care:

we will go down and buy thee food; signifying, on the above condition, that they were ready and willing to take a journey into Egypt, and buy provisions for him and his family, otherwise not.



Genesis 43:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Return to Egypt with Benjamin
3Judah spoke to him, however, saying, "The man solemnly warned us, 'You shall not see my face unless your brother is with you.' 4"If you send our brother with us, we will go down and buy you food. 5"But if you do not send him, we will not go down; for the man said to us, 'You will not see my face unless your brother is with you.'"…
Cross References
Genesis 43:3
But Judah said to him, "The man warned us solemnly, 'You will not see my face again unless your brother is with you.'

Genesis 43:5
But if you will not send him, we will not go down, because the man said to us, 'You will not see my face again unless your brother is with you.'"
Treasury of Scripture

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