Genesis 42:19
Parallel Verses
New International Version
If you are honest men, let one of your brothers stay here in prison, while the rest of you go and take grain back for your starving households.

King James Bible
If ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses:

Darby Bible Translation
If ye are honest, let one of your brethren remain bound in the house of your prison, but go ye, carry grain for the hunger of your households;

World English Bible
If you are honest men, then let one of your brothers be bound in your prison; but you go, carry grain for the famine of your houses.

Young's Literal Translation
if ye are right men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your ward, and ye, go, carry in corn for the famine of your houses,

Genesis 42:19 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I fear God - את האלהים אני ירא eth haelohim ani yare, literally translated the passage runs thus, I also fear the gods; but the emphatic ה ha is probably added by Joseph, both here and in his conversation with Pharaoh, the more particularly to point out the eminence and perfection of the Supreme Being as contradistinguished from the gods of Egypt. He seems to say to his brethren, I am a worshipper of the true God, and ye have nothing to fear.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

house.

Genesis 40:3 And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.

Isaiah 42:7,22 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house...

Jeremiah 37:15 Why the princes were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put him in prison in the house of Jonathan the scribe...

carry corn.

Genesis 42:1,2,26 Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said to his sons, Why do you look one on another...

Genesis 41:56 And the famine was over all the face of the earth: and Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold to the Egyptians...

Genesis 43:1,2 And the famine was sore in the land...

Genesis 45:23 And to his father he sent after this manner; ten donkeys laden with the good things of Egypt...

Library
Corn in Egypt
Now, there are very few minds that can make parables. The fact is, I do not know of but one good allegory in the English language, and that is, the "Pilgrim's Progress in Parables, pictures, and analogies are not so easy as some think; most men can understand them, but few can create them. Happy for us who are ministers of Christ, we have no great trouble about this matter; we have not to make parables; they are made for us. I believe that Old Testament history has for one of its designs the furnishing
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859

Spiritual Hunger Shall be Satisfied
They shall be filled. Matthew 5:6 I proceed now to the second part of the text. A promise annexed. They shall be filled'. A Christian fighting with sin is not like one that beats the air' (1 Corinthians 9:26), and his hungering after righteousness is not like one that sucks in only air, Blessed are they that hunger, for they shall be filled.' Those that hunger after righteousness shall be filled. God never bids us seek him in vain' (Isaiah 45:19). Here is an honeycomb dropping into the mouths of
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
Genesis 42:11
We are all the sons of one man. Your servants are honest men, not spies."

Genesis 42:18
On the third day, Joseph said to them, "Do this and you will live, for I fear God:

Genesis 42:20
But you must bring your youngest brother to me, so that your words may be verified and that you may not die." This they proceeded to do.

Genesis 42:33
"Then the man who is lord over the land said to us, 'This is how I will know whether you are honest men: Leave one of your brothers here with me, and take food for your starving households and go.

Jump to Previous
Bound Carry Confined Corn Families Famine Grain Honest House Households Houses Hunger Kept Needs Prison Prison-House Rest Right Starving True. Upright Ward
Jump to Next
Bound Carry Confined Corn Families Famine Grain Honest House Households Houses Hunger Kept Needs Prison Prison-House Rest Right Starving True. Upright Ward
Links
Genesis 42:19 NIV
Genesis 42:19 NLT
Genesis 42:19 ESV
Genesis 42:19 NASB
Genesis 42:19 KJV

Genesis 42:19 Bible Apps
Genesis 42:19 Biblia Paralela
Genesis 42:19 Chinese Bible
Genesis 42:19 French Bible
Genesis 42:19 German Bible

Genesis 42:19 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
Genesis 42:18
Top of Page
Top of Page