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 us a little more 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.

New King James Version
And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the grain which they had brought from Egypt, that their father said to them, “Go back, buy us a little food.”

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.”

NASB 1995
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.”

NASB 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.”

Amplified Bible
And it happened that when the families of Jacob’s sons had finished eating [all of] the grain which they had brought from Egypt, their father said to 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.”

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.”

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when they had finished eating the grain that they had brought from Egypt, Yaquuv their father said to them, “Go down; buy a little grain for us.”

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.

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."

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.

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.

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."

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."

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."

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.'

Literal Standard Version
and it comes to pass, when they have finished eating the grain which they brought from Egypt, that their father says to them, “Return, buy for us a little 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
So it came about when they had eaten up the grain which they had brought out of Egypt, that their father said to them, "Go again, buy us a little more 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.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Return to Egypt with Benjamin
1Now the famine was still severe in the land. 2 So when Jacob’s sons had eaten all the grain they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, “Go back and buy us a little more food.” 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.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So when
כַּאֲשֶׁ֤ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's 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 3615: To be complete, at an end, finished, accomplished, or spent

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

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

from Egypt,
מִמִּצְרָ֑יִם (mim·miṣ·rā·yim)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 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 1: Father

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

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

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

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

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

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

for us.”
לָ֥נוּ (lā·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew


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