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

New Living Translation
But Judah said, "The man was serious when he warned us, 'You won't see my face again unless your brother is with you.'

English Standard Version
But Judah said to him, “The man solemnly warned us, saying, ‘You shall not see my face unless your brother is with you.’

Berean Study Bible
But Judah replied, “The man solemnly warned us, ‘You will not see my face again unless your brother is with you.’

New American Standard Bible
Judah spoke to him, however, saying, "The man solemnly warned us, 'You shall not see my face unless your brother is with you.'

King James Bible
And Judah spake unto him, saying, The man did solemnly protest unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.

Christian Standard Bible
But Judah said to him, "The man specifically warned us: 'You will not see me again unless your brother is with you.'

Good News Translation
Judah said to him, "The man sternly warned us that we would not be admitted to his presence unless we had our brother with us.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Judah said to him, "The man specifically warned us: 'You will not see me again unless your brother is with you.'

International Standard Version
But Judah reminded him, "The man distinctly warned us: 'You'll never see my face unless your brother comes with you.'

NET Bible
But Judah said to him, "The man solemnly warned us, 'You will not see my face unless your brother is with you.'

New Heart English Bible
Judah spoke to him, saying, "The man solemnly warned us, saying, 'You shall not see my face, unless your brother is with you.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Judah said to him, "The man gave us a severe warning: 'You won't be allowed to see me again unless your brother is with you.'

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Judah spoke unto him, saying: 'The man did earnestly forewarn us, saying: Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.

New American Standard 1977
Judah spoke to him, however, saying, “The man solemnly warned us, ‘You shall not see my face unless your brother is with you.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Judah spoke unto him, saying, The man did solemnly protest unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my face unless your brother is with you.

King James 2000 Bible
And Judah spoke unto him, saying, The man did solemnly warn unto us, saying, You shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.

American King James Version
And Judah spoke to him, saying, The man did solemnly protest to us, saying, You shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.

American Standard Version
And Judah spake unto him, saying, The man did solemnly protest unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Judas spoke to him, saying, The man, the lord of the country, positively testified to us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, unless your younger brother be with you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Juda answered: The man declared unto us with the atteststion of an oath, saying: You shall not see my face, unless you bring your youngest brother with you.

Darby Bible Translation
And Judah spoke to him, saying, The man did positively testify to us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, unless your brother be with you.

English Revised Version
And Judah spake unto him, saying, The man did solemnly protest unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Judah spoke to him, saying, The man did solemnly protest to us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.

World English Bible
Judah spoke to him, saying, "The man solemnly warned us, saying, 'You shall not see my face, unless your brother is with you.'

Young's Literal Translation
And Judah speaketh unto him, saying, 'The man protesting protested to us, saying, Ye do not see my face without your brother being with you;
Study Bible
The Return to Egypt with Benjamin
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.’ 4If you will send our brother with us, we will go down and buy food for you.…
Cross References
Genesis 43:2
So when Jacob's sons had eaten all the grain they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, "Go back and buy a little more food for us."

Genesis 43:4
If you will send our brother with us, we will go down and buy food for you.

Genesis 43:5
But if you will not send him, we will not go; for the man told us, 'You will not see my face again unless your brother is with you.'"

Genesis 44:23
But you said to your servants, 'Unless your younger brother comes down with you, you will not see my face again.'

2 Samuel 3:13
"Good," replied David, "I will make a covenant with you. But there is one thing I require of you: Do not appear before me unless you bring Saul's daughter Michal when you come to see me."

Treasury of Scripture

And Judah spoke to him, saying, The man did solemnly protest to us, saying, You shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.

man.

Genesis 42:15-20,33,34
Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither…

Genesis 44:23
And thou saidst unto thy servants, Except your youngest brother come down with you, ye shall see my face no more.

did solemnly protest.

Acts 7:34
I have seen, I have seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, and am come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send thee into Egypt.

see my face.

Genesis 43:5
But if thou wilt not send him, we will not go down: for the man said unto us, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.

2 Samuel 3:13
And he said, Well; I will make a league with thee: but one thing I require of thee, that is, Thou shalt not see my face, except thou first bring Michal Saul's daughter, when thou comest to see my face.

2 Samuel 14:24,28,32
And the king said, Let him turn to his own house, and let him not see my face. So Absalom returned to his own house, and saw not the king's face…







Lexicon
But Judah
יְהוּדָ֖ה (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

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

“The man
הָאִ֤ישׁ (hā·’îš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

solemnly warned
הָעֵ֣ד (hā·‘êḏ)
Verb - Hifil - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 5749: To duplicate, repeat, to protest, testify, to encompass, restore

us,
בָּ֨נוּ (bā·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew

‘You will not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

see
תִרְא֣וּ (ṯir·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

my face
פָנַ֔י (p̄ā·nay)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

again unless
בִּלְתִּ֖י (bil·tî)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 1115: A failure of, not, except, without, unless, besides, because not, until

your brother
אֲחִיכֶ֥ם (’ă·ḥî·ḵem)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )

is with you.’
אִתְּכֶֽם׃ (’it·tə·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among
Verse 3. - And Judah spake unto him, saying, - Judah now becomes the spokesman, either because Reuben's entreaty had been rejected, and Levi, who followed Reuben and Simeon in respect of age, had forfeited his father's confidence though his treachery to the Shechemites (Keil, Murphy); or because he could speak to his father with greater freedom, having a freer conscience than the rest (Lange); or because he was a man possessed of greater prudence and ability than the rest (Lawson), if indeed the suggestion is not correct that they all endeavored to persuade their father, though Judah's eloquence alone is recorded (Calvin) - the man (i4 e. the Egyptian viceroy) did solemnly protest (literally, protesting did protest, i.e. did earnestly protest) unto us, saying, - with an oath which is not here repeated (Genesis 42:15) - Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you. 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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