Genesis 43:18
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Now the men were frightened when they were taken to his house. They thought, "We were brought here because of the silver that was put back into our sacks the first time. He wants to attack us and overpower us and seize us as slaves and take our donkeys."

King James Bible
And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph's house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses.

Darby Bible Translation
And the men were afraid because they were brought into Joseph's house, and said, Because of the money that was returned to us in our sacks at the beginning are we brought in, that he may turn against us, and fall upon us and take us for bondmen, and our asses.

World English Bible
The men were afraid, because they were brought to Joseph's house; and they said, "Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time, we're brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, attack us, and seize us as slaves, along with our donkeys."

Young's Literal Translation
and the men are afraid because they have been brought into the house of Joseph, and they say, 'For the matter of the money which was put back in our bags at the commencement are we brought in -- to roll himself upon us, and to throw himself on us, and to take us for servants -- our asses also.'

Genesis 43:18 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And the men were afraid - A guilty conscience needs no accuser. Every thing alarms them; they now feel that God is exacting retribution, and they know not what the degrees shall be, nor where it shall stop.

Fall upon us - התגלל עלינו hithgolel alainu, roll himself upon us. A metaphor taken from wrestlers; when a man has overthrown his antagonist, he rolls himself upon him, in order to keep him down.

And our asses - Which they probably had in great number with them; and which, if captured, would have been a great loss to the family of Jacob, as such cattle must have constituted a principal part of its riches.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the men.

Genesis 42:21,28,35 And they said one to another, We are truly guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he sought us...

Judges 13:22 And Manoah said to his wife, We shall surely die, because we have seen God.

Job 15:21 A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come on him.

Psalm 53:5 There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God has scattered the bones of him that encamps against you...

Psalm 73:16 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;

Isaiah 7:2 And it was told the house of David, saying, Syria is confederate with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the heart of his people...

Matthew 14:26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.

Matthew 14:27 But straightway Jesus spoke to them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.

Mark 6:16 But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead.

seek occasion against us. Heb. Roll himself upon us.

Deuteronomy 22:14,17 And give occasions of speech against her, and bring up an evil name on her, and say, I took this woman, and when I came to her...

Judges 14:4 But his father and his mother knew not that it was of the LORD, that he sought an occasion against the Philistines...

Job 30:14 They came on me as a wide breaking in of waters: in the desolation they rolled themselves on me.

Romans 7:8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, worked in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.

Library
Genesis
The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Genesis 43:17
The man did as Joseph told him and took the men to Joseph's house.

Genesis 43:19
So they went up to Joseph's steward and spoke to him at the entrance to the house.

Daniel 6:4
At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent.

Jump to Previous
Afraid Asses Attack Bondmen Bond-Men Donkeys Fall First House Joseph's Money Occasion Sacks Seek Seize Slaves Time We're
Jump to Next
Afraid Asses Attack Bondmen Bond-Men Donkeys Fall First House Joseph's Money Occasion Sacks Seek Seize Slaves Time We're
Links
Genesis 43:18 NIV
Genesis 43:18 NLT
Genesis 43:18 ESV
Genesis 43:18 NASB
Genesis 43:18 KJV

Genesis 43:18 Bible Apps
Genesis 43:18 Biblia Paralela
Genesis 43:18 Chinese Bible
Genesis 43:18 French Bible
Genesis 43:18 German Bible

Genesis 43:18 Commentaries

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

Bible Hub
Genesis 43:17
Top of Page
Top of Page