Genesis 42:15
New International Version
And this is how you will be tested: As surely as Pharaoh lives, you will not leave this place unless your youngest brother comes here.

New Living Translation
This is how I will test your story. I swear by the life of Pharaoh that you will never leave Egypt unless your youngest brother comes here!

English Standard Version
By this you shall be tested: by the life of Pharaoh, you shall not go from this place unless your youngest brother comes here.

Berean Study Bible
And this is how you will be tested: As surely as Pharaoh lives, you shall not leave this place unless your youngest brother comes here.

King James Bible
Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither.

New King James Version
In this manner you shall be tested: By the life of Pharaoh, you shall not leave this place unless your youngest brother comes here.

New American Standard Bible
by this you will be tested: by the life of Pharaoh, you shall not leave this place unless your youngest brother comes here!

NASB 1995
by this you will be tested: by the life of Pharaoh, you shall not go from this place unless your youngest brother comes here!

NASB 1977
by this you will be tested: by the life of Pharaoh, you shall not go from this place unless your youngest brother comes here!

Amplified Bible
In this way you shall be tested: by the life of Pharaoh, you shall not leave this place unless your youngest brother comes here!

Christian Standard Bible
This is how you will be tested: As surely as Pharaoh lives, you will not leave this place unless your youngest brother comes here.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is how you will be tested: As surely as Pharaoh lives, you will not leave this place unless your youngest brother comes here.

American Standard Version
hereby ye shall be proved: by the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In this you will be proven; by the life of Pharaoh, you shall not go out from here unless your little brother comes here.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
herein shall ye be manifested; by the health of Pharao, ye shall not depart hence, unless your younger brother come hither.

Contemporary English Version
and I'm going to find out the truth. I swear by the life of the king that you won't leave this place until your youngest brother comes here.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I shall now presently try what you are: by the health of Pharao you shall not depart hence, until your youngest brother come.

English Revised Version
hereby ye shall be proved: by the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither.

Good News Translation
This is how you will be tested: I swear by the name of the king that you will never leave unless your youngest brother comes here.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is how you'll be tested: I solemnly swear, as surely as Pharaoh lives, that you won't leave this place unless your youngest brother comes here.

International Standard Version
So here's how we'll test you. You can bet the life of Pharaoh that you're not leaving here until your youngest brother comes here!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hereby ye shall be proved, as Pharaoh liveth, ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither.

Literal Standard Version
by this you are proved: [as] Pharaoh lives, if you go out from this—except by your young brother coming here;

NET Bible
You will be tested in this way: As surely as Pharaoh lives, you will not depart from this place unless your youngest brother comes here.

New Heart English Bible
This is how you will be tested. By the life of Pharaoh, you will not leave from here until your youngest brother comes here.

World English Bible
By this you shall be tested. By the life of Pharaoh, you shall not go forth from here, unless your youngest brother comes here.

Young's Literal Translation
by this ye are proved: Pharaoh liveth! if ye go out from this -- except by your young brother coming hither;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Joseph's Brothers Sent to Egypt
14Then Joseph declared, “Just as I said, you are spies! 15And this is how you will be tested: As surely as Pharaoh lives, you shall not leave this place unless your youngest brother comes here. 16Send one of your number to get your brother; the rest of you will be confined so that the truth of your words may be tested. If they are untrue, then as surely as Pharaoh lives, you are spies!”…

Cross References
Genesis 42:14
Then Joseph declared, "Just as I said, you are spies!

Genesis 44:21
Then you told your servants, 'Bring him down to me so that I can see him for myself.'

1 Samuel 17:55
As Saul had watched David going out to confront the Philistine, he said to Abner the commander of the army, "Abner, whose son is this young man?" "As surely as you live, O king," Abner replied, "I do not know."


Treasury of Scripture

Hereby you shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh you shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come here.

By the life.

Genesis 42:7,12,16,30
And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange unto them, and spake roughly unto them; and he said unto them, Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food…

Deuteronomy 6:13
Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.

1 Samuel 1:26
And she said, Oh my lord, as thy soul liveth, my lord, I am the woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the LORD.

except.

Genesis 42:20,34
But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so…

Genesis 43:3
And Judah spake unto him, saying, The man did solemnly protest unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.

Genesis 44:20-34
And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him…









(15) By the life of Pharaoh.--It was common in ancient times to swear by the king's life (see 1Samuel 17:55; 2Samuel 14:19 ), and even by the life of Jehovah (2Samuel 15:21; 2Kings 2:2; 2Kings 2:4; 2Kings 2:6). It is only in the stricter morality of the Gospel that such oaths are forbidden (Matthew 5:33-37).



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And this is how
בְּזֹ֖את (bə·zōṯ)
Preposition-b | Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

you will be tested:
תִּבָּחֵ֑נוּ (tib·bā·ḥê·nū)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 974: To test, to investigate

As surely as Pharaoh
פַרְעֹה֙ (p̄ar·‘ōh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 6547: Pharaoh -- a title of Egypt kings

lives,
חֵ֤י (ḥê)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

you shall not
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

leave
תֵּצְא֣וּ (tê·ṣə·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

this
מִזֶּ֔ה (miz·zeh)
Preposition-m | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

place unless
כִּ֧י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

your youngest
הַקָּטֹ֖ן (haq·qā·ṭōn)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6996: Small, young, unimportant

brother
אֲחִיכֶ֥ם (’ă·ḥî·ḵem)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 251: A brother, )

comes
בְּב֛וֹא (bə·ḇō·w)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

here.
הֵֽנָּה׃ (hên·nāh)
Adverb
Strong's 2008: Hither, thither


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