Genesis 42:19
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New Living Translation
If you really are honest men, choose one of your brothers to remain in prison. The rest of you may go home with grain for your starving families.

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,

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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

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Genesis 42:11
We are all brothers--members of the same family. We are honest men, sir! We are not spies!"

Genesis 42:18
On the third day Joseph said to them, "I am a God-fearing man. If you do as I say, you will live.

Genesis 42:20
But you must bring your youngest brother back to me. This will prove that you are telling the truth, and you will not die." To this they agreed.

Genesis 42:33
"Then the man who is governor of the land told us, 'This is how I will find out if you are honest men. Leave one of your brothers here with me, and take grain for your starving families and go on home.

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