Genesis 43:16
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English Standard Version
When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house, “Bring the men into the house, and slaughter an animal and make ready, for the men are to dine with me at noon.”

King James Bible
And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his house, Bring these men home, and slay, and make ready; for these men shall dine with me at noon.

American Standard Version
And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house, Bring the men into the house, and slay, and make ready; for the men shall dine with me at noon.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he had seen them, and Benjamin with them, he commanded the steward of his house, saying: Bring in the men into the house, and kill victims, and prepare a feast: because they shall eat with me at noon.

English Revised Version
And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house, Bring the men into the house, and slay, and make ready; for the men shall dine with me at noon.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his house, Bring these men home, and slay, and make ready: for these men shall dine with me at noon.

Genesis 43:16 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

He then repeated the only condition on which they would go to Egypt again, referring to the death by famine which threatened them, their father, and their children, and promising that he would himself be surety for the youth (הנּער, Benjamin was twenty-three years old), and saying, that if he did not restore him, he would bear the blame (חטא to be guilty of a sin and stone for it, as in 1 Kings 1:21) his whole life long. He then concluded with the deciding words, "for if we had not delayed, surely we should already have returned a second time."

Genesis 43:16 Parallel Commentaries

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the ruler.

Genesis 43:19 And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they communed with him at the door of the house,

Genesis 15:2 And Abram said, LORD God, what will you give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?

Genesis 24:2-10 And Abraham said to his oldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray you, your hand under my thigh...

Genesis 39:4,5 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house...

Genesis 44:1 And he commanded the steward of his house, saying, Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry...

slay. Heb. kill a killing.

Genesis 21:8 And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.

Genesis 26:30 And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink.

Genesis 31:54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice on the mount, and called his brothers to eat bread: and they did eat bread...

1 Samuel 25:11 Shall I then take my bread, and my water, and my flesh that I have killed for my shearers, and give it to men...

{Tevoch taivach,} slay a slaying, or make a great slaughter: let preparations be made for a great feast or entertainment. See a similar form of speech in ch.

Genesis 31:54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice on the mount, and called his brothers to eat bread: and they did eat bread...

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1 Samuel 25:11 Shall I then take my bread, and my water, and my flesh that I have killed for my shearers, and give it to men...

Proverbs 9:2 She has killed her beasts; she has mingled her wine; she has also furnished her table.

dine with. Heb. eat.

Cross References
Genesis 43:17
The man did as Joseph told him and brought the men to Joseph's house.

Genesis 44:1
Then he commanded the steward of his house, "Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put each man's money in the mouth of his sack,

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