Genesis 43:34
Parallel Verses
King James Version
And he took and sent messes unto them from before him: but Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him.

Darby Bible Translation
And he had portions carried to them from before him. And Benjamin's portion was five times greater than the portions of them all. And they drank, and made merry with him.

World English Bible
He sent portions to them from before him, but Benjamin's portion was five times as much as any of theirs. They drank, and were merry with him.

Young's Literal Translation
and he lifteth up gifts from before him unto them, and the gift of Benjamin is five hands more than the gifts of all of them; and they drink, yea, they drink abundantly with him.

Genesis 43:34 Parallel
Commentary
King James Translators' Notes

were...: Heb. drank largely

Geneva Study Bible

And he took and sent messes unto them from before him: but Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, {k} and were merry with him.

(k) Sometimes this word means to be drunken, but here it means that they had enough, and drank of the best wine.

Scofield Reference Notes

[1] But Benjamin's mess

Cf. See Scofield Note: "Gen 35:18". It is important to observe that Benjamin now becomes prominent. Joseph is peculiarly the type of Christ in His first advent, rejection, death, resurrection, and present exaltation among the Gentiles, but unrecognized of Israel. As the greater Benjamin, "Son of sorrow," but also "Son of my right hand," He is to be revealed in power in the Kingdom Gen 1:26-28. See Scofield Note: "Zech 12:8". It is then, and not till then, that Israel is to be restored and converted. See Scofield Note: "Dt 30:3". Typically Gen 45:1,2 anticipates the revelation prophetically described, Ezek 20:33-36 Hos 2:14-23 at which time the Benjamin type of Christ will be fulfilled.Genesis 43:34 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Genesis 43:33
Top of Page
Top of Page