Genesis 42:20
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New International Version
But you must bring your youngest brother to me, so that your words may be verified and that you may not die." This they proceeded to do.

New Living Translation
But you must bring your youngest brother back to me. This will prove that you are telling the truth, and you will not die." To this they agreed.

English Standard Version
and bring your youngest brother to me. So your words will be verified, and you shall not die.” And they did so.

Berean Study Bible
Then bring your youngest brother to me so that your words can be verified, that you may not die.” And to this they consented.

New American Standard Bible
and bring your youngest brother to me, so your words may be verified, and you will not die." And they did so.

King James Bible
But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.

Christian Standard Bible
Bring your youngest brother to me so that your words can be confirmed; then you won't die." And they consented to this.

Contemporary English Version
But you must bring your youngest brother to me. Then I'll know that you are telling the truth, and you won't be put to death. Joseph's brothers agreed

Good News Translation
Then you must bring your youngest brother to me. This will prove that you have been telling the truth, and I will not put you to death." They agreed to this

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Bring your youngest brother to me so that your words can be confirmed; then you won't die." And they consented to this.

International Standard Version
Just be sure to bring your youngest brother back to me so what you've claimed can be verified. That way, you won't die."

NET Bible
But you must bring your youngest brother to me. Then your words will be verified and you will not die." They did as he said.

New Heart English Bible
Bring your youngest brother to me; so will your words be verified, and you won't die." They did so.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But you must bring me your youngest brother. This will show that you've been telling the truth. Then you won't die." So they agreed.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die.' And they did so.

New American Standard 1977
and bring your youngest brother to me, so your words may be verified, and you will not die.” And they did so.

Jubilee Bible 2000
but bring your youngest brother unto me, so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.

King James 2000 Bible
But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and you shall not die. And they did so.

American King James Version
But bring your youngest brother to me; so shall your words be verified, and you shall not die. And they did so.

American Standard Version
and bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And bring your youngest brother to me, that I may find your words to be true, and you may not die. They did as he had said.

Darby Bible Translation
and bring your youngest brother to me, in order that your words be verified, and that ye may not die. And they did so.

English Revised Version
and bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.

Webster's Bible Translation
But bring your youngest brother to me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.

World English Bible
Bring your youngest brother to me; so will your words be verified, and you won't die." They did so.

Young's Literal Translation
and your young brother ye bring unto me, and your words are established, and ye die not;' and they do so.
Study Bible
Joseph's Brothers Sent to Egypt
19If you are honest, leave one of your brothers in custody while the rest of you go and take back grain to relieve the hunger of your households. 20Then bring your youngest brother to me so that your words can be verified, that you may not die.” And to this they consented. 21Then they said to one another, “Surely we are being punished because of our brother. We saw his anguish when he pleaded with us, but we would not listen. That is why this distress has come upon us.”…
Cross References
Genesis 42:19
If you are honest, leave one of your brothers in custody while the rest of you go and take back grain to relieve the hunger of your households.

Genesis 42:33
Then the man who is the lord of the land said to us, 'This is how I will know whether you are honest: Leave one brother with me, take food to relieve the hunger of your households, and go.

Genesis 42:34
But bring your youngest brother back to me so I will know that you are not spies but honest men. Then I will give your brother back to you, and you can trade in the land.'"

Genesis 43:5
But if you will not send him, we will not go; for the man told us, 'You will not see my face again unless your brother is with you.'"

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

Genesis 44:23
But you said to your servants, 'Unless your younger brother comes down with you, you will not see my face again.'

Treasury of Scripture

But bring your youngest brother to me; so shall your words be verified, and you shall not die. And they did so.

bring.

Genesis 42:15,34 Hereby you shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh you shall not …

Genesis 43:5,19 But if you will not send him, we will not go down: for the man said …

Genesis 44:23 And you said to your servants, Except your youngest brother come …

And they.

Genesis 42:26 And they laded their donkeys with the corn, and departed there.

Genesis 6:22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

John 2:5 His mother said to the servants, Whatever he said to you, do it.







(20) Bring your youngest brother.--Besides his desire to be re-united to his brother, Joseph reasonably felt that the possession of Benjamin would be the best means of inducing his father also to come to him. While substituting a much milder proposal for his former one, that nine should remain in prison, and the tenth go to fetch Benjamin, Joseph nevertheless takes care to make his brethren feel that he was in earnest.

But bring your youngest brother unto me,.... Upon their return for more corn:

so shall your words be verified; that they were true men, and had no ill design upon the land, but were come only to buy corn:

and ye shall not die; as spies, which they were otherwise threatened with; and as it is customary in all nations to put such to death when found out:

and they did so; they left one of their brethren behind; they carried corn to their houses or families in Canaan, and brought their brother Benjamin with them when they returned to Egypt. 42:7-20 Joseph was hard upon his brethren, not from a spirit of revenge, but to bring them to repentance. Not seeing his brother Benjamin, he suspected that they had made away with him, and he gave them occasion to speak of their father and brother. God, in his providence, sometimes seems harsh with those he loves, and speaks roughly to those for whom yet he has great mercy in store. Joseph settled at last, that one of them should be left, and the rest go home and fetch Benjamin. It was a very encouraging word he said to them, I fear God; as if he had said, You may be assured I will do you no wrong; I dare not, for I know there is one higher than I. With those that fear God, we may expect fair dealing.
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