Genesis 43:31
Good News Translation
After he had washed his face, he came out, and controlling himself, he ordered the meal to be served.

Contemporary English Version
After washing his face and returning, he was able to control himself and said, "Serve the meal!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he had washed his face, coming out again, he refrained himself, and said: Set bread on the table.

New American Bible
After washing his face, he reappeared and, now having collected himself, gave the order, “Serve the meal.”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And when he had washed his face, coming out again, he refrained himself, and said: Set bread on the table.

refrained.

Genesis 45:1 Joseph could no longer refrain himself before many that stood by: whereupon he commanded that all should go out, and no stranger be present at their knowing one another.

Isaiah 42:14 I have always held my peace, I have kept silence, I have been patient, I will speak now as a woman in labour: I will destroy, and swallow up at once.

Jeremiah 31:16 Thus saith the Lord: Let thy voice cease from weeping, and thy eyes tears: for there is a reward for thy work, saith the Lord: and they shall return out of the land of the enemy.

1 Peter 3:10 For he that will love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile.

bread.

Genesis 43:25 But they made ready the presents, against Joseph came at noon: for they had heard that they should eat bread there.

Context
Joseph's Hospitality to His Brothers
30And he made haste, because his heart was moved upon his brother, and tears gushed out: and going into his chamber, he wept. 31And when he had washed his face, coming out again, he refrained himself, and said: Set bread on the table.32And when it was set on, for Joseph apart, and for his brethren apart, for the Egyptians also that ate with him apart, (for it is unlawful for the Egyptians to eat with the Hebrews, and they think such a feast profane):…
Cross References
Genesis 45:1
Joseph could no longer refrain himself before many that stood by: whereupon he commanded that all should go out, and no stranger be present at their knowing one another.

Proverbs 10:19
The tongue of the just is as choice silver: but the heart of the wicked is nothing worth.

Additional Translations
Then he washed his face and came back out. Regaining his composure, he said, “Serve the meal.”And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on bread.

And he washed his face, and came out; and he refrained himself, and said, Set on bread.

And he washed his face and came out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on bread.

And he washed his face, and came out, and controlled himself, and said, Set on bread.

And he washed his face, and came out; and he refrained himself, and said, Set on bread.

And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on bread.

He washed his face, and came out. He controlled himself, and said, "Serve the meal."

and he washeth his face, and goeth out, and refraineth himself, and saith, 'Place bread.'
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