Genesis 43:28
New International Version
They replied, "Your servant our father is still alive and well." And they bowed down, prostrating themselves before him.

New Living Translation
"Yes," they replied. "Our father, your servant, is alive and well." And they bowed low again.

English Standard Version
They said, “Your servant our father is well; he is still alive.” And they bowed their heads and prostrated themselves.

Berean Study Bible
“Your servant our father is well,” they answered. “He is still alive.” And they bowed down to honor him.

New American Standard Bible
They said, "Your servant our father is well; he is still alive." They bowed down in homage.

King James Bible
And they answered, Thy servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance.

Christian Standard Bible
They answered, "Your servant our father is well. He is still alive." And they knelt low and paid homage to him.

Contemporary English Version
They answered, "Your servant our father is still alive and well." And again they bowed down to Joseph.

Good News Translation
They answered, "Your humble servant, our father, is still alive and well." And they knelt and bowed down before him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They answered, "Your servant our father is well. He is still alive." And they bowed down to honor him.

International Standard Version
"Your servant, our father, is doing well," they replied. "He is still alive." Then they bowed down in humility.

NET Bible
"Your servant our father is well," they replied. "He is still alive." They bowed down in humility.

New Heart English Bible
And they said, "Your servant, our father, is well. He is still alive." And he said, "Blessed be that man by God." And they bowed and prostrated themselves.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They answered, "Yes, sir. Our father is alive and well." Then they knelt, bowing down.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they said: 'Thy servant our father is well, he is yet alive.' And they bowed the head, and made obeisance.

New American Standard 1977
And they said, “Your servant our father is well; he is still alive.” And they bowed down in homage.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they answered, Thy slave our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads and made obeisance.

King James 2000 Bible
And they answered, Your servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and paid him honor.

American King James Version
And they answered, Your servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance.

American Standard Version
And they said, Thy servant our father is well, he is yet alive. And they bowed the head, and made obeisance.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they said, Thy servant our father is well; he is yet alive. And he said, Blessed be that man by God; —and they bowed, and did him reverence.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they answered: Thy servant our father is in health, he is yet living. And bowing themselves they made obeisance to him.

Darby Bible Translation
And they said, Thy servant our father is well; he is yet alive. And they bowed, and made obeisance.

English Revised Version
And they said, Thy servant our father is well, he is yet alive. And they bowed the head, and made obeisance.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they answered, Thy servant, our father, is in good health, he is yet alive: and they bowed their heads and made obeisance.

World English Bible
They said, "Your servant, our father, is well. He is still alive." They bowed the head, and did homage.

Young's Literal Translation
and they say, 'Thy servant our father is well, he is yet alive;' and they bow, and do obeisance.
Study Bible
Joseph's Hospitality to His Brothers
27He asked if they were well, and then he asked, “How is your elderly father that you told me about? Is he still alive?” 28“Your servant our father is well,” they answered. “He is still alive.” And they bowed down to honor him. 29When Joseph looked up and saw his brother Benjamin, his own mother’s son, he asked, “Is this your youngest brother, the one you told me about?” Then he declared, “May God be gracious to you, my son.”…
Cross References
Genesis 37:7
We were binding sheaves of grain in the field, and suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright, while your sheaves gathered around and bowed down to mine."

Genesis 37:10
He told his father and brothers, but his father rebuked him. "What is this dream that you have had?" he said. "Will your mother and brothers and I actually come and bow down to the ground before you?"

Exodus 18:7
So Moses went out to meet his father-in-law and bowed down and kissed him. They greeted each other and went into the tent.

Treasury of Scripture

And they answered, Your servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance.

bowed.

Genesis 43:26
And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth.

Genesis 37:7,9,10
For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf…

made obeisance.

Exodus 18:7
And Moses went out to meet his father in law, and did obeisance, and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent.

2 Samuel 1:2
It came even to pass on the third day, that, behold, a man came out of the camp from Saul with his clothes rent, and earth upon his head: and so it was, when he came to David, that he fell to the earth, and did obeisance.

2 Samuel 14:4
And when the woman of Tekoah spake to the king, she fell on her face to the ground, and did obeisance, and said, Help, O king.







Lexicon
“Your servant
לְעַבְדְּךָ֥ (lə·‘aḇ·də·ḵā)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5650: Slave, servant

our father
לְאָבִ֖ינוּ (lə·’ā·ḇî·nū)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

is well,”
שָׁל֛וֹם (šā·lō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7965: Safe, well, happy, friendly, welfare, health, prosperity, peace

they answered.
וַיֹּאמְר֗וּ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“He is still
עוֹדֶ֣נּוּ (‘ō·w·ḏen·nū)
Adverb | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more

alive.”
חָ֑י (ḥāy)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

And they bowed down
וַֽיִּקְּד֖וּ (way·yiq·qə·ḏū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6915: To shrivel up, contract, bend the body, in deference

to honor him.
וַיִּֽשְׁתַּחֲוּֽוּ׃‪‬‪‬ (way·yiš·ta·ḥăw·wū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7812: To depress, prostrate
(28) They bowed down.--This was the literal fulfilment of the first dream concerning the eleven sheaves making obeisance. As their business in Egypt was to buy corn, there was a fitness also in their being represented as sheaves.

Verse 28. - And they answered, Thy servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance. 43:26-34 Observe the great respect Joseph's brethren paid to him. Thus were Joseph's dreams more and more fulfilled. Joseph showed great kindness to them. He treated them nobly; but see here the early distance between Jews and gentiles. In a day of famine, it is enough to be fed; but they were feasted. Their cares and fears were now over, and they ate their bread with joy, reckoning they were upon good terms with the lord of the land. If God accept our works, our present, we have reason to be cheerful. Joseph showed special regard for Benjamin, that he might try whether his brethren would envy him. It must be our rule, to be content with what we have, and not to grieve at what others have. Thus Jesus shows those whom he loves, more and more of their need. He makes them see that he is their only refuge from destruction. He overcomes their unwillingness, and brings them to himself. Then, as he sees good, he gives them some taste of his love, and welcomes them to the provisions of his house, as an earnest of what he further intends for them.
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