Genesis 43:2
New International Version
So when they had eaten all the grain they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, "Go back and buy us a little more food."

New Living Translation
When the grain they had brought from Egypt was almost gone, Jacob said to his sons, "Go back and buy us a little more food."

English Standard Version
And when they had eaten the grain that they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, “Go again, buy us a little food.”

Berean Study Bible
So when Jacob’s sons had eaten all the grain they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, “Go back and buy a little more food for us.”

New American Standard Bible
So it came about when they had finished eating the grain which they had brought from Egypt, that their father said to them, "Go back, buy us a little food."

King James Bible
And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.

Christian Standard Bible
When they had used up the grain they had brought back from Egypt, their father said to them, "Go back and buy us a little food."

Contemporary English Version
until finally, Jacob's family had eaten all the grain they had bought in Egypt. So Jacob said to his sons, "Go back and buy some more grain."

Good News Translation
and when the family of Jacob had eaten all the grain which had been brought from Egypt, Jacob said to his sons, "Go back and buy a little food for us."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When they had used up the grain they had brought back from Egypt, their father said to them, "Go back and buy us some food."

International Standard Version
As a result, when Jacob's family was beginning to eat the last of the grain that they had brought back from Egypt, their father Jacob told his sons, "Go back to Egypt and buy us some food."

NET Bible
When they finished eating the grain they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, "Return, buy us a little more food."

New Heart English Bible
It happened, when they had eaten up the grain which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said to them, "Go again, buy us a little more food."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When they finished eating the grain they had brought from Egypt, Israel said to his sons, "Go back and buy us a little more food."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, that their father said unto them: 'Go again, buy us a little food.'

New American Standard 1977
So it came about when they had finished eating the grain which they had brought from Egypt, that their father said to them, “Go back, buy us a little food.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass when they had eaten up the wheat which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the grain which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.

American King James Version
And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said to them, Go again, buy us a little food.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the grain which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it came to pass, when they had finished eating the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, that their father said to them, Go again; buy us a little food.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when they had eaten up all the corn, which they had brought out of Egypt, Jacob said to his sons: Go again and buy us a little food.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass, when they had finished eating the grain which they had brought from Egypt, that their father said to them, Go again, buy us a little food.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass, when they had consumed the corn which they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, Go again, buy us a little food.

World English Bible
It happened, when they had eaten up the grain which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said to them, "Go again, buy us a little more food."

Young's Literal Translation
and it cometh to pass, when they have finished eating the corn which they brought from Egypt, that their father saith unto them, 'Turn back, buy for us a little food.'
Study Bible
The Return to Egypt with Benjamin
1Now the famine was still severe in the land. 2So when Jacob’s sons had eaten all the grain they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, “Go back and buy a little more food for us.” 3But Judah replied, “The man solemnly warned us, ‘You will not see my face again unless your brother is with you.’…
Cross References
Genesis 43:1
Now the famine was still severe in the land.

Genesis 43:3
But Judah replied, "The man solemnly warned us, 'You will not see my face again unless your brother is with you.'

Genesis 44:25
Then our father said, 'Go back and buy us some food.'

Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said to them, Go again, buy us a little food.

Genesis 43:4,20
If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food: …

Genesis 42:1,2
Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another? …

Proverbs 15:16
Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.







Lexicon
So when
כַּאֲשֶׁ֤ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

[Jacob’s sons] had eaten all
כִּלּוּ֙ (kil·lū)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3615: To be complete, at an end, finished, accomplished, or spent

the grain
הַשֶּׁ֔בֶר (haš·še·ḇer)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7668: Corn, grain

they had brought
הֵבִ֖יאוּ (hê·ḇî·’ū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

from Egypt,
מִמִּצְרָ֑יִם (mim·miṣ·rā·yim)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4714: Egypt -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their country in Northwest Africa

their father
אֲבִיהֶ֔ם (’ă·ḇî·hem)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

said
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to them,
אֲלֵיהֶם֙ (’ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

“Go back
שֻׁ֖בוּ (šu·ḇū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

and buy
שִׁבְרוּ־ (šiḇ·rū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7666: To deal in grain

a little more
מְעַט־ (mə·‘aṭ-)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4592: A little, fewness, a few

food
אֹֽכֶל׃ (’ō·ḵel)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 400: Food

for us.”
לָ֥נוּ (lā·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew
43:1-14 Jacob urges his sons to go and buy a little food; now, in time of dearth, a little must suffice. Judah urges that Benjamin should go with them. It is not against the honour and duty children owe their parents, humbly to advise them, and when needful, to reason with them. Jacob saw the necessity of the case, and yielded. His prudence and justice appeared in three things. 1. He sent back the money they had found in the sack. Honesty obliges us to restore not only that which comes to us by our own fault, but that which comes to us by the mistakes of others. Though we get it by oversight, if we keep it when the oversight is discovered, it is kept by deceit. 2. He sent as much again as they took the time before; the price of corn might be risen, or they might have to pay a ransom for Simeon. 3. He sent a present of such things as the land afforded, and as were scarce in Egypt, balm, and honey, etc. Providence dispenses not its gifts to all alike. But honey and spice will never make up the want of bread-corn. The famine was sore in Canaan, yet they had balm and myrrh, etc. We may live well enough upon plain food, without dainties; but we cannot live upon dainties without plain food. Let us thank God that what is most needful and useful, generally is most cheap and common. Though men value very highly their gold and silver, and the luxuries which are counted the best fruits of every land, yet in a time of famine they willingly barter them for bread. And how little will earthly good things stand us in stead in the day of wrath! How ready should we be to renounce them all, as loss, for the excellency of the knowledge of Jesus Christ! Our way to prevail with man is by first prevailing with the Lord in fervent prayer. But, Thy will be done, should close every petition for the mercies of this life, or against the afflictions of this life.
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