Genesis 43:19
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New American Standard Bible
So they came near to Joseph's house steward, and spoke to him at the entrance of the house,

King James Bible
And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they communed with him at the door of the house,

Darby Bible Translation
And they came up to the man that was over Joseph's house, and they spoke to him at the door of the house,

World English Bible
They came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they spoke to him at the door of the house,

Young's Literal Translation
And they come nigh unto the man who is over the house of Joseph, and speak unto him at the opening of the house,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

They are encouraged by the steward of Joseph's house to lay aside their fears, and prepare their present. "Spake to him at the door of the house." This was, of course, before they entered. "When we came to the inn." The relater is prone to lump matters in the narration, for the sake of brevity. They began to "open their bags" at the first lodging-place, and finished the process at the last when they got home. Other silver. This explains the phrase "second silver" in Genesis 43:12. "Peace be to you." Be at rest. All is well. Your God. The steward of Joseph expresses himself as one who fears and trusts God, the God of the Hebrews, who had displayed his omniscience and omnipotence in Egypt. "He brought out unto them Simon." While they still linger at the entrance, the considerate steward bethought himself of bringing out Simon to them, which reassured their hearts, and induced them to enter willingly. He now succeeds therefore, in bringing them in, and then bestows upon them the usual attentions of Eastern hospitality. They now "make ready their present."

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Genesis 43:18
Now the men were afraid, because they were brought to Joseph's house; and they said, "It is because of the money that was returned in our sacks the first time that we are being brought in, that he may seek occasion against us and fall upon us, and take us for slaves with our donkeys."

Genesis 43:20
and said, "Oh, my lord, we indeed came down the first time to buy food,

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