So he sent his brothers away, and they departed: and he said to them, See that you fall not out by the way.
"Prevention is better than cure." Better keep out of debt than let someone pay your bills; better for a family to take care that all causes of difference and disagreement should be removed, than to be constantly making up quarrels. Joseph then would say, "See that ye fall not out by the way" —
1. Because ye are brethren.
2. Because ye are passing through an enemy's country.
3. Because ye are the bearers of precious treasure.
4. Because ye are representative men. All these thoughts will apply to the Church of Christ.
(A. F. Barfield.)
Parallel VersesKJV: So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way.