Genesis 43:25
New International Version
They prepared their gifts for Joseph's arrival at noon, because they had heard that they were to eat there.

New Living Translation
They were told they would be eating there, so they prepared their gifts for Joseph's arrival at noon.

English Standard Version
they prepared the present for Joseph’s coming at noon, for they heard that they should eat bread there.

Berean Study Bible
Since the brothers had been told that they were going to eat a meal there, they prepared their gift for Joseph’s arrival at noon.

New American Standard Bible
So they prepared the present for Joseph's coming at noon; for they had heard that they were to eat a meal there.

King James Bible
And they made ready the present against Joseph came at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread there.

Christian Standard Bible
Since the men had heard that they were going to eat a meal there, they prepared their gift for Joseph's arrival at noon.

Contemporary English Version
The brothers got their gifts ready to give to Joseph at noon, since they had heard they were going to eat there.

Good News Translation
They got their gifts ready to present to Joseph when he arrived at noon, because they had been told that they were to eat with him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Since the men had heard that they were going to eat a meal there, they prepared their gift for Joseph's arrival at noon.

International Standard Version
Then off he went to prepare the honorary meal that was to be made ready for Joseph's arrival at noon, since they had been informed that they were going to be eating there.

NET Bible
They got their gifts ready for Joseph's arrival at noon, for they had heard that they were to have a meal there.

New Heart English Bible
They made ready the present for Joseph's coming at noon, for they heard that they should eat bread there.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They got their gifts ready for Joseph's return at noon, because they had heard they were going to eat there.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they made ready the present against Joseph's coming at noon; for they heard that they should eat bread there.

New American Standard 1977
So they prepared the present for Joseph’s coming at noon; for they had heard that they were to eat a meal there.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they made ready the present waiting until Joseph came at noon, for they heard that they should eat bread there.

King James 2000 Bible
And they made ready the present for Joseph's coming at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread there.

American King James Version
And they made ready the present against Joseph came at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread there.

American Standard Version
And they made ready the present against Joseph's coming at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread there.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they prepared their gifts, until Joseph came at noon, for they heard that he was going to dine there.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they made ready the presents, against Joseph came at noon: for they had heard that they should eat bread there.

Darby Bible Translation
And they made ready the gift for Joseph's coming at noon; for they had heard that they should eat bread there.

English Revised Version
And they made ready the present against Joseph came at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread there.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they made ready the present against Joseph should come at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread there.

World English Bible
They prepared the present for Joseph's coming at noon, for they heard that they should eat bread there.

Young's Literal Translation
and they prepare the present until the coming of Joseph at noon, for they have heard that there they do eat bread.
Study Bible
Joseph's Hospitality to His Brothers
24And the steward took the men into Joseph’s house, gave them water to wash their feet, and provided food for their donkeys. 25Since the brothers had been told that they were going to eat a meal there, they prepared their gift for Joseph’s arrival at noon. 26When Joseph came home, they presented him with the gifts they had brought, and they bowed to the ground before him.…
Cross References
Genesis 43:11
Then their father Israel said to them, "If it must be so, then do this: Put some of the best products of the land in your packs and carry them down as a gift for the man--a little balm and a little honey, spices and myrrh, pistachios and almonds.

Genesis 43:15
So the men took these gifts, along with double the amount of money, and Benjamin as well. They made their way down to Egypt and stood before Joseph.

Treasury of Scripture

And they made ready the present against Joseph came at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread there.

Genesis 43:11,16
And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds: …







Lexicon
Since
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

[the brothers] had been told
שָֽׁמְע֔וּ (šā·mə·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

that
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

they were going to eat
יֹ֥אכְלוּ (yō·ḵə·lū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

a meal
לָֽחֶם׃ (lā·ḥem)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3899: Food, bread, grain

there,
שָׁ֖ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

they prepared
וַיָּכִ֙ינוּ֙ (way·yā·ḵî·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3559: To be erect

their gift
הַמִּנְחָ֔ה (ham·min·ḥāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4503: A donation, tribute, a sacrificial offering

for
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

Joseph’s
יוֹסֵ֖ף (yō·w·sêp̄)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3130: Joseph -- 'he increases', a son of Jacob, also the name of several Israelites

arrival
בּ֥וֹא (bō·w)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

at noon.
בַּֽצָּהֳרָ֑יִם (baṣ·ṣā·ho·rā·yim)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6672: A light, double light, noon
(25) For they heard . . . --As Joseph in Genesis 43:16 gives his orders in the Egyptian language, his brethren would not understand why they were taken to the governor's palace; but probably the steward now tells them that they were to feast with the governor, in order to allay their fears, as the rights of hospitality were too sacred to permit of perfidy to a guest.

Verse 25. - And they made ready the present against Joseph came at noon: for they heard that they should eat breadPGBR> there. This must have been communicated to them after they had entered Joseph's palace, since they had obviously not learnt it upon the way thither (vide supra, ver. 18). 43:15-25 Jacob's sons went down the second time into Egypt to buy corn. If we should ever know what a famine of the word means, let us not think it much to travel as far for spiritual food, as they did for bodily food. Joseph's steward had orders from his master to take them to his house. Even this frightened them. Those that are guilty make the worst of every thing. But the steward encouraged them. It appears, from what he said, that by his good master he was brought to the knowledge of the true God, the God of the Hebrews. Religious servants should take all fit occasions to speak of God and his providence, with reverence and seriousness.
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