Genesis 45:24
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New International Version
Then he sent his brothers away, and as they were leaving he said to them, "Don't quarrel on the way!"

New Living Translation
So Joseph sent his brothers off, and as they left, he called after them, "Don't quarrel about all this along the way!"

English Standard Version
Then he sent his brothers away, and as they departed, he said to them, “Do not quarrel on the way.”

New American Standard Bible
So he sent his brothers away, and as they departed, he said to them, "Do not quarrel on the journey."

King James Bible
So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Joseph sent his brothers on their way, and as they were leaving, he said to them, "Don't argue on the way."

International Standard Version
Then Joseph sent his brothers away, and they left for home. As they were leaving, Joseph admonished them, "Don't quarrel on the way back!"

NET Bible
Then he sent his brothers on their way and they left. He said to them, "As you travel don't be overcome with fear."

New Heart English Bible
So he sent his brothers away, and they departed. He said to them, "See that you do not quarrel on the way."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Joseph sent his brothers on their way. As they were leaving, he said to them, "Don't quarrel on your way back!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
So he sent his brethren away, and they departed; and he said unto them: 'See that ye fall not out by the way.'

New American Standard 1977
So he sent his brothers away, and as they departed, he said to them, “Do not quarrel on the journey.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
So he sent his brethren away, and they departed. And he said unto them, See that ye do not fight along the way.

King James 2000 Bible
So he sent his brothers away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that you fall not out by the way.

American King James Version
So he sent his brothers away, and they departed: and he said to them, See that you fall not out by the way.

American Standard Version
So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So he sent away his brethren, and at their departing said to them: Be not angry in the way.

Darby Bible Translation
And he sent his brethren away, and they departed. And he said to them, Do not quarrel on the way.

English Revised Version
So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way.

Webster's Bible Translation
So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said to them, See that ye contend not by the way.

World English Bible
So he sent his brothers away, and they departed. He said to them, "See that you don't quarrel on the way."

Young's Literal Translation
And he sendeth his brethren away, and they go; and he saith unto them, 'Be not angry in the way.'
Study Bible
Pharaoh Invites Jacob to Egypt
23To his father he sent as follows: ten donkeys loaded with the best things of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain and bread and sustenance for his father on the journey. 24So he sent his brothers away, and as they departed, he said to them, "Do not quarrel on the journey." 25Then they went up from Egypt, and came to the land of Canaan to their father Jacob.…
Cross References
Genesis 45:23
To his father he sent as follows: ten donkeys loaded with the best things of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain and bread and sustenance for his father on the journey.

Genesis 45:25
Then they went up from Egypt, and came to the land of Canaan to their father Jacob.
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(24) See that ye fall not out by the way.--Heb., do not get angry on the journey. Joseph feared that they might reproach one another for their treatment of him, and try to throw the blame on the one or two chiefly guilty, and that so quarrels might ensue. This is the meaning given to the passage in all the versions, and agrees with Joseph's efforts to quiet their fears, and convince them of his good intentions. Several modern commentators, however, translate "Be not afraid of the journey," but on insufficient grounds.

Verse 24. - So (literally, and) he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way. The verb רָגַן signifies to be moved or disturbed with any violent emotion, but in particular with anger (Proverbs 29:9; Isaiah 28:21; cf. Sanser. rag, to move oneself, Gr. ὀργή, anger, Lat. frango, Gerregen), and is here generally understood as an admonition against quarrelling (LXX., μὴ οργιζεσθε; Vulgate, ne irascimini) (Calvin, Dathius, Rosenmüller, Keil, Mur phy, Lange, Alford, et alii), although by others (Tuch, Baumgarten, Michaelis, Gesenius, Kalisch) it is regarded as a dissuasive against fear of any future plot on the part of Joseph. So he sent his brethren away, and they departed,.... From Egypt to Canaan with the wagons, asses, and rich presents:

and he said unto them, see that ye fall not out by the way; the Targum of Jonathan adds, about the affair of selling me; which he had reason to fear they would, from what they, and particularly Reuben, had said in his presence, Genesis 42:21; he was jealous this would be the subject of their discourse by the way, and that they would be blaming one another about it, and so fall into contentions and quarrels; that one would say it was owing to the reports of such an one concerning him, that they entertained hatred against him; that it was such an one that advised to kill him, and such an one that stripped him of his clothes, and such an one that put him into the pit, and such an one that was the cause of his being sold; and thus shifting of things from one to another, and aggravating each other's concern in this matter, they might stir up and provoke one another to wrath and anger, as the word used signifies, which might have a bad issue; to prevent which Joseph gives them this kind and good advice; and especially there was the more reason to attend to it, since he was reconciled unto them, and was desirous the whole should be buried in oblivion. 24. so he sent his brethren away—In dismissing them on their homeward journey, he gave them this particular admonition:

See that ye fall not out by the way—a caution that would be greatly needed; for not only during the journey would they be occupied in recalling the parts they had respectively acted in the events that led to Joseph's being sold into Egypt, but their wickedness would soon have to come to the knowledge of their venerable father. 45:16-24 Pharaoh was kind to Joseph, and to his relations for his sake. Egypt would make up the losses of their removal. Thus those for whom Christ intends his heavenly glory, ought not to regard the things of this world. The best of its enjoyments are but lumber; we cannot make sure of them while here, much less can we carry them away with us. Let us not set our eyes or hearts upon the world; there are better things for us in that blessed land, whither Christ, our Joseph, is gone to prepare a place. Joseph dismissed his brethren with a seasonable caution, See that ye fall not out by the way. He knew they were too apt to be quarrelsome; and having forgiven them all, he lays this charge upon them, not to upbraid one another. This command our Lord Jesus has given to us, that we love one another, and that whatever happens, or has happened, we fall not out. For we are brethren, we have all one Father. We are all guilty, and instead of quarrelling with one another, have reason to fall out with ourselves. We are, or hope to be, forgiven of God, whom we have all offended, and, therefore, should be ready to forgive one another. We are by the way, a way through the land of Egypt, where we have many eyes upon us, that seek advantage against us; a way that leads to the heavenly Canaan, where we hope to be for ever in perfect peace.
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