Genesis 44:14
New International Version
Joseph was still in the house when Judah and his brothers came in, and they threw themselves to the ground before him.

New Living Translation
Joseph was still in his palace when Judah and his brothers arrived, and they fell to the ground before him.

English Standard Version
When Judah and his brothers came to Joseph’s house, he was still there. They fell before him to the ground.

Berean Study Bible
When Judah and his brothers arrived at Joseph’s house, he was still there, and they fell to the ground before him.

New American Standard Bible
When Judah and his brothers came to Joseph's house, he was still there, and they fell to the ground before him.

King James Bible
And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house; for he was yet there: and they fell before him on the ground.

Christian Standard Bible
When Judah and his brothers reached Joseph's house, he was still there. They fell to the ground before him.

Contemporary English Version
When Judah and his brothers got there, Joseph was still at home. So they bowed down to Joseph,

Good News Translation
When Judah and his brothers came to Joseph's house, he was still there. They bowed down before him,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Judah and his brothers reached Joseph's house, he was still there. They fell to the ground before him."

International Standard Version
Joseph was waiting for them back at his palace when his brothers returned. They fell to the ground in front of him,

NET Bible
So Judah and his brothers came back to Joseph's house. He was still there, and they threw themselves to the ground before him.

New Heart English Bible
Judah and his brothers came to Joseph's house, and he was still there. They fell on the ground before him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Judah and his brothers arrived at Joseph's house while Joseph was still there. Immediately, they bowed with their faces touching the ground.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house, and he was yet there; and they fell before him on the ground.

New American Standard 1977
When Judah and his brothers came to Joseph’s house, he was still there, and they fell to the ground before him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house, for he was yet there; and they fell before him on the ground.

King James 2000 Bible
And Judah and his brothers came to Joseph's house; for he was yet there: and they fell before him on the ground.

American King James Version
And Judah and his brothers came to Joseph's house; for he was yet there: and they fell before him on the ground.

American Standard Version
And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house; and he was yet there: and they fell before him on the ground.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Judas and his brethren came in to Joseph, while he was yet there, and fell on the ground before him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Juda at the head of his brethren went in to Joseph, (for he was not yet gone out of the place, ) and they altogether fell down before him on the ground.

Darby Bible Translation
And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house; and he was still there; and they fell down before him to the ground.

English Revised Version
And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house; and he was yet there: and they fell before him on the ground.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house, (for he was yet there:) and they fell before him on the ground.

World English Bible
Judah and his brothers came to Joseph's house, and he was still there. They fell on the ground before him.

Young's Literal Translation
And Judah -- his brethren also -- cometh in unto the house of Joseph, and he is yet there, and they fall before him to the earth;
Study Bible
Benjamin and the Silver Cup
13Then they all tore their clothes, loaded their donkeys, and returned to the city. 14When Judah and his brothers arrived at Joseph’s house, he was still there, and they fell to the ground before him. 15“What is this deed you have done?” Joseph declared. “Did you not know that a man like me can surely divine the truth?”…
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?"

Treasury of Scripture

And Judah and his brothers came to Joseph's house; for he was yet there: and they fell before him on the ground.

he was yet.

Genesis 43:16,25
And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his house, Bring these men home, and slay, and make ready; for these men shall dine with me at noon…

fell.

Genesis 37:7-9
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…

Genesis 50:18
And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants.

Philippians 2:10,11
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; …







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

and his brothers
וְאֶחָיו֙ (wə·’e·ḥāw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )

arrived at
וַיָּבֹ֨א (way·yā·ḇō)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

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

house,
בֵּ֣יתָה (bê·ṯāh)
Noun - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

he
וְה֖וּא (wə·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

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

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

and they fell
וַיִּפְּל֥וּ (way·yip·pə·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5307: To fall, lie

to the ground
אָֽרְצָה׃ (’ā·rə·ṣāh)
Noun - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

before him.
לְפָנָ֖יו (lə·p̄ā·nāw)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face
Verses 14-17. - And Judah - who is recognized as the leader in this second embassy to Egypt (Genesis 43:8) - and his brethren came to Joseph's house; for he was yet there: - "awaiting, no doubt, the result which he anticipated" (Murphy) - and they fell before him on the ground. The expression indicates a complete prostration of the body. It was a token of their penitence, and a sign that they craved his forgiveness. And Joseph said unto them, - in a speech not of "cruel and haughty irony" (Kalisch), but simply of assumed resentment - What deed is this that we have done! were ye not (or, did you not know?) that such a man as I can certainly divine? - literally, divining can divine (vide on ver. 5). Though Joseph uses this language, and is represented by his steward as possessing a divining cup, there is no reason to suppose that he was in the habit of practicing this heathen superstition. And Judah said (acting throughout this scene as the spokesman of his brethren), What shall we say unto my lord? What shall we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves? (i.e. justify ourselves, or purge ourselves from suspicion). God (literally, the Elohim) hath found out the iniquity of thy servants: behold, we are my lord's servants (literally, servants to my lord), both we, and he also with whom the cup is found. And he (i.e. Joseph) said, God forbid that I should do so (vide ver. 9): but the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my servant; and as for you, get you up in peace unto your father. Thus they were once more tested as to whether they could, as before, callously deliver up their father's favorite, and so bring down the gray hairs of their father to the grave, or would heroically and self-sacrificingly offer their own lives and liberties for his protection (Rosenmüller, Keil, Lange, Murphy, and others). How nobly they stood the test Judah's pathetic supplication reveals. 44:1-17 Joseph tried how his brethren felt towards Benjamin. Had they envied and hated the other son of Rachel as they had hated him, and if they had the same want of feeling towards their father Jacob as heretofore, they would now have shown it. When the cup was found upon Benjamin, they would have a pretext for leaving him to be a slave. But we cannot judge what men are now, by what they have been formerly; nor what they will do, by what they have done. The steward charged them with being ungrateful, rewarding evil for good; with folly, in taking away the cup of daily use, which would soon be missed, and diligent search made for it; for so it may be read, Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, as having a particular fondness for it, and for which he would search thoroughly? Or, By which, leaving it carelessly at your table, he would make trial whether you were honest men or not? They throw themselves upon Joseph's mercy, and acknowledge the righteousness of God, perhaps thinking of the injury they had formerly done to Joseph, for which they thought God was now reckoning with them. Even in afflictions wherein we believe ourselves wronged by men, we must own that God is righteous, and finds out our sin.
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