Genesis 43:33
New International Version
The men had been seated before him in the order of their ages, from the firstborn to the youngest; and they looked at each other in astonishment.

New Living Translation
Joseph told each of his brothers where to sit, and to their amazement, he seated them according to age, from oldest to youngest.

English Standard Version
And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright and the youngest according to his youth. And the men looked at one another in amazement.

Berean Study Bible
They were seated before him in order by age, from the firstborn to the youngest, and the men looked at each other in astonishment.

New American Standard Bible
Now they were seated before him, the firstborn according to his birthright and the youngest according to his youth, and the men looked at one another in astonishment.

King James Bible
And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marvelled one at another.

Christian Standard Bible
They were seated before him in order by age, from the firstborn to the youngest. The men looked at each other in astonishment.

Contemporary English Version
To the surprise of Joseph's brothers, they were seated in front of him according to their ages, from the oldest to the youngest.

Good News Translation
The brothers had been seated at the table, facing Joseph, in the order of their age from the oldest to the youngest. When they saw how they had been seated, they looked at one another in amazement.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They were seated before him in order by age, from the firstborn to the youngest. The men looked at each other in astonishment.

International Standard Version
Meanwhile, the brothers were seated in front of Joseph in birth order, from firstborn to youngest. The men stared at one another in astonishment.

NET Bible
They sat before him, arranged by order of birth, beginning with the firstborn and ending with the youngest. The men looked at each other in astonishment.

New Heart English Bible
They sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth, and the men marveled one with another.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The brothers were seated facing him according to their ages-from the oldest to the youngest. They looked at each other in amazement.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth; and the men marvelled one with another.

New American Standard 1977
Now they were seated before him, the first-born according to his birthright and the youngest according to his youth, and the men looked at one another in astonishment.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright and the youngest according to his youth; and the men marvelled one at another.

King James 2000 Bible
And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marveled one at another.

American King James Version
And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marveled one at another.

American Standard Version
And they sat before him, the first-born according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marvelled one with another.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they sat before him, the first-born according to his seniority, and the younger according to his youth; and the men looked with amazement every one at his brother.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his age. And they wondered very much:

Darby Bible Translation
And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth; and the men marvelled one at another.

English Revised Version
And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marveled one with another.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they sat before him, the first-born according to his birth-right, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men wondered one at another.

World English Bible
They sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth, and the men marveled one with another.

Young's Literal Translation
And they sit before him, the first-born according to his birthright, and the young one according to his youth, and the men wonder one at another;
Study Bible
Joseph's Hospitality to His Brothers
32They served Joseph’s brothers separately from him and the Egyptians who ate with him, because Egyptians would not eat with Hebrews, since that was detestable to them. 33They were seated before him in order by age, from the firstborn to the youngest, and the men looked at each other in astonishment. 34When the portions were served to them from Joseph’s table, Benjamin’s portion was five times larger than anyone else’s. So they feasted and drank freely with Joseph.…
Cross References
Matthew 8:10
When Jesus heard this, He marveled and said to those following Him, "Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.

Genesis 42:7
When Joseph saw his brothers, he recognized them, but he treated them as strangers and spoke harshly to them. "Where have you come from?" he asked. "From the land of Canaan," they replied. "We are here to buy food."

Treasury of Scripture

And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marveled one at another.







Lexicon
They were seated
וַיֵּשְׁב֣וּ (way·yê·šə·ḇū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

before him
לְפָנָ֔יו (lə·p̄ā·nāw)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

in order by age,
כִּבְכֹ֣רָת֔וֹ (kiḇ·ḵō·rā·ṯōw)
Preposition-k | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1062: The firstling of man, beast, primogeniture

from the firstborn
הַבְּכֹר֙ (hab·bə·ḵōr)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1060: Firstborn, chief

to the youngest,
וְהַצָּעִ֖יר (wə·haṣ·ṣā·‘îr)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6810: Little, insignificant, young

and the men
הָאֲנָשִׁ֖ים (hā·’ă·nā·šîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

looked at
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

each
אִ֥ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

other
רֵעֵֽהוּ׃ (rê·‘ê·hū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7453: Friend, companion, fellow

in astonishment.
וַיִּתְמְה֥וּ (way·yiṯ·mə·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8539: To be astounded or dumbfounded
(33) They sat.--The Egyptians are always represented on the monuments as sitting at their meals. For the Hebrew custom see Note on Genesis 27:19. The brethren, on finding themselves placed according to their age, must have supposed that Joseph possessed powers of divination, especially as the giving of due precedence was and is looked upon in the East as a matter of high importance.

Verse 33. - And they sat before him, - that the Egyptians sat at meals is in exact accordance With the representations on the monuments, in which they are never exhibited as reposing on couches, but always as seated round a circular table resembling the mono-podium of the Romans (vide Wilkinson, 'Ancient Egyptians,' vol. 2. pp. 40, 41, with Dr. Bitch's note; Hengetenberg's 'Egypt and the Books of Moses,' Genesis 1. p. 38) - the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marveled one at another - probably thinking that Joseph must have been supernaturally enlightened to discover so exactly the ages of strangers. 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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