Genesis 42:3
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English Standard Version
So ten of Joseph’s brothers went down to buy grain in Egypt.

King James Bible
And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt.

American Standard Version
And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy grain from Egypt.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So the ten brethren of Joseph went down, to buy corn in Egypt:

English Revised Version
And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn from Egypt.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When the years of scarcity commenced, at the close of the years of plenty, the famine spread over all (the neighbouring) lands; only in Egypt was there bread. As the famine increased in the land, and the people cried to Pharaoh for bread, he directed them to Joseph, who "opened all in which was" (bread), i.e., all the granaries, and sold corn (שׁבר, denom. from שׁבר, signifies to trade in corn, to buy and sell corn) to the Egyptians, and (as the writer adds, with a view to what follows) to all the world (כּל־הארץ, Genesis 41:57), that came thither to buy corn, because the famine was great on every hand. - Years of famine have frequently fallen, like this one, upon Egypt, and the neighbouring countries to the north. The cause of this is to be seen in the fact, that the overflowing of the Nile, to which Egypt is indebted for its fertility, is produced by torrents of rain falling in the alpine regions of Abyssinia, which proceed from clouds formed in the Mediterranean and carried thither by the wind; consequently it has a common origin with the rains of Palestine (see the proofs in Hengst. pp. 37ff.).

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Genesis 42:5,13 And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan...

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Genesis 42:2
And he said, "Behold, I have heard that there is grain for sale in Egypt. Go down and buy grain for us there, that we may live and not die."

Genesis 42:4
But Jacob did not send Benjamin, Joseph's brother, with his brothers, for he feared that harm might happen to him.

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