Genesis 42:27
New International Version
At the place where they stopped for the night one of them opened his sack to get feed for his donkey, and he saw his silver in the mouth of his sack.

New Living Translation
But when they stopped for the night and one of them opened his sack to get grain for his donkey, he found his money in the top of his sack.

English Standard Version
And as one of them opened his sack to give his donkey fodder at the lodging place, he saw his money in the mouth of his sack.

Berean Study Bible
At the place where they lodged for the night, one of them opened his sack to get feed for his donkey, and he saw his silver in the mouth of the sack.

New American Standard Bible
As one of them opened his sack to give his donkey fodder at the lodging place, he saw his money; and behold, it was in the mouth of his sack.

King James Bible
And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the inn, he espied his money; for, behold, it was in his sack's mouth.

Christian Standard Bible
At the place where they lodged for the night, one of them opened his sack to get feed for his donkey, and he saw his silver there at the top of his bag.

Contemporary English Version
When they stopped for the night, one of them opened his sack to get some grain for his donkey, and at once he saw his moneybag.

Good News Translation
At the place where they spent the night, one of them opened his sack to feed his donkey and found his money at the top of the sack.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
At the place where they lodged for the night, one of them opened his sack to get feed for his donkey, and he saw his money there at the top of the bag.

International Standard Version
Later on, one of them opened up his sack to give his donkey some fodder after they had stopped at the place where they intended to lodge for the night. There, in the mouth of his sack, was all of his money!

NET Bible
When one of them opened his sack to get feed for his donkey at their resting place, he saw his money in the mouth of his sack.

New Heart English Bible
As one of them opened his sack to give his donkey food in the lodging place, he saw his money. Look, it was in the mouth of his sack.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
At the place where they stopped for the night, one of them opened his sack to feed his donkey. His money was right inside his sack.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the lodging-place, he espied his money; and, behold, it was in the mouth of his sack.

New American Standard 1977
And as one of them opened his sack to give his donkey fodder at the lodging place, he saw his money; and behold, it was in the mouth of his sack.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass fodder in the inn, he saw his money; for, behold, it was in his sack's mouth.

King James 2000 Bible
And as one of them opened his sack to give his donkey provender in the inn, he saw his money; for, behold, it was in his sack's mouth.

American King James Version
And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the inn, he espied his money; for, behold, it was in his sack's mouth.

American Standard Version
And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the lodging-place, he espied his money; and, behold, it was in the mouth of his sack.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And one having opened his sack to give his asses fodder, at the place where they rested, saw also his bundle of money, for it was on the mouth of his sack.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And one of them opening his sack, to give his beast provender in the inn, saw the money in the sack's mouth;

Darby Bible Translation
And one of them opened his sack to give his ass food in the inn, and saw his money, and behold, it was in the mouth of his sack.

English Revised Version
And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the lodging place, he espied his money; and, behold, it was in the mouth of his sack.

Webster's Bible Translation
And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the inn, he espied his money: for behold, it was in his sack's mouth.

World English Bible
As one of them opened his sack to give his donkey food in the lodging place, he saw his money. Behold, it was in the mouth of his sack.

Young's Literal Translation
and the one openeth his sack to give provender to his ass at a lodging-place, and he seeth his money, and lo, it is in the mouth of his bag,
Study Bible
Joseph's Brothers Return to Canaan
26and they loaded the grain on their donkeys and departed. 27At the place where they lodged for the night, one of them opened his sack to get feed for his donkey, and he saw his silver in the mouth of the sack. 28“My money has been returned!” he said to his brothers. “It is here in my sack.” Their hearts sank, and trembling, they turned to one another and said, “What is this that God has done to us?”…
Cross References
Genesis 24:25
Then she added, "We have plenty of straw and feed, as well as a place for you to spend the night."

Genesis 42:26
and they loaded the grain on their donkeys and departed.

Genesis 43:21
But when we came to the place we stopped for the night, we opened our sacks and, behold, each of us found his silver in the mouth of his sack! It was the full amount of our money, and we have brought it back with us.

Genesis 43:22
We have brought additional money with us to buy food. We do not know who put our money in our sacks."

Treasury of Scripture

And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the inn, he espied his money; for, behold, it was in his sack's mouth.

the inn.

Genesis 43:21
And it came to pass, when we came to the inn, that we opened our sacks, and, behold, every man's money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand.

Genesis 44:11
Then they speedily took down every man his sack to the ground, and opened every man his sack.

Exodus 4:24
And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the LORD met him, and sought to kill him.

inn.







Lexicon
At the place where they lodged for the night,
בַּמָּל֑וֹן (bam·mā·lō·wn)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4411: A lodgment, caravanserai, encampment

one
הָאֶחָ֜ד (hā·’e·ḥāḏ)
Article | Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 259: United, one, first

of them opened
וַיִּפְתַּ֨ח (way·yip̄·taḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6605: To open wide, to loosen, begin, plough, carve

his sack
שַׂקּ֗וֹ (śaq·qōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8242: A mesh, coarse loose cloth, sacking, a bag

to get
לָתֵ֥ת (lā·ṯêṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

feed
מִסְפּ֛וֹא (mis·pō·w)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4554: Fodder

for his donkey,
לַחֲמֹר֖וֹ (la·ḥă·mō·rōw)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2543: A male ass

and he saw
וַיַּרְא֙ (way·yar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

his silver
כַּסְפּ֔וֹ (kas·pōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3701: Silver, money

in the mouth
בְּפִ֥י (bə·p̄î)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

of the sack.
אַמְתַּחְתּֽוֹ׃ (’am·taḥ·tōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 572: Something expansive, a bag
(27) In the inn.--Heb., lodging-place, literally, place to pass the night. It is quite possible that on a route frequented by numerous caravans there were places where a certain amount of protection for the beasts of burden and their attendants had been provided, either by the rulers, or by benevolent people. But Joseph's brethren would find there at most only walls and water. "The one" who opened his sack is said by tradition to have been Levi. At the end of the verse this sack is called by another name, signifying a travelling-bag, or wallet for forage. The translation of these three different words, vessel, wallet, and sack, indifferently by the last of them, has led to the absurd view, common among commentators, that Joseph's brethren went down into Egypt, each with one ass and one sack. Hence their astonishment that such an insignificant knot of men should be brought before the governor of Egypt. But the word used in Genesis 42:25 signifies everything into which corn could be put; and the word at the end of this verse is the travelling-bag, which each of the patriarchs carried behind him on his riding ass. Their men would go on foot at the side of the beasts of burden laden with the corn.

It is said here that one only found his money at the lodging-place, and that the rest did not find their money until they emptied their sacks on reaching home. the sacks mentioned here (in Genesis 42:35) were the same as the travelling-bags, for they are expressly so called in Genesis 43:21-23. In Genesis 43:21, however, they tell Joseph's steward that they all found their money in the mouth of their sacks on opening them at the lodging-place. This was not strictly accurate, but it would have been wearisome and useless to enter into such details. Two things it was necessary to show: the first, that all had found their money; the second, that they had gone too far on their journey homewards to be able to return and give the money back. Probably what is said in Genesis 43:21 was literally true only of one, and he found his money because it had been put in last, and was therefore at the mouth of the wallet. In all the other sacks it had been put in first, under the corn, and so they did not find it until "they had emptied their sacks."

Verse 27. - And as one of them opened his sack - literally, and the one opened his sack, i.e. they did not all open their sacks on the homeward journey, although afterwards, in reporting the circumstance to Joseph, they represent themselves as having done so (Genesis 43:21); but only one at the wayside inn, and the rest on reaching home (ver. 35; vide infra, Genesis 43:21) - to give his ass provender in the inn (the מָלון, from לוּן, an inn to pass the night, was not in the modern sense of the term, but simply a halting-place or camping station where travelers were wont to lodge, without finding for themselves or animals any other food than they carried with them), he espied his money; for, behold, it was in his sack's mouth - literally, in the opening, of his amtachath, אַמְתַּחַת, from מָתַח, to spread out, an old word for a sack (Genesis 43:18, 21, 22), here used synonymously with שַׂק, from which it would seem that the travelers carried two sorts of bags, one for the corn כְּלִי (ver. 25), and another for the called asses' provender called אַמְתַּחַת. It was in the latter that the money had been placed. 42:25-28 The brethren came for corn, and corn they had: not only so, but every man had his money given back. Thus Christ, like Joseph, gives out supplies without money and without price. The poorest are invited to buy. But guilty consciences are apt to take good providences in a bad sense; to put wrong meanings even upon things that make for them.
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