Genesis 42:8
New International Version
Although Joseph recognized his brothers, they did not recognize him.

New Living Translation
Although Joseph recognized his brothers, they didn’t recognize him.

English Standard Version
And Joseph recognized his brothers, but they did not recognize him.

Berean Study Bible
Although Joseph recognized his brothers, they did not recognize him.

King James Bible
And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.

New King James Version
So Joseph recognized his brothers, but they did not recognize him.

New American Standard Bible
But Joseph had recognized his brothers, although they did not recognize him.

NASB 1995
But Joseph had recognized his brothers, although they did not recognize him.

NASB 1977
But Joseph had recognized his brothers, although they did not recognize him.

Amplified Bible
Joseph recognized his brothers, but they did not recognize him.

Christian Standard Bible
Although Joseph recognized his brothers, they did not recognize him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Although Joseph recognized his brothers, they did not recognize him.

American Standard Version
And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And though he knew his brethren, he was not known by them.

English Revised Version
And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.

Good News Translation
Although Joseph recognized his brothers, they did not recognize him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Even though Joseph recognized his brothers, they didn't recognize him.

International Standard Version
But Joseph had already recognized his brothers, even though they had not recognized him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew him not.

Literal Standard Version
And Joseph discerns his brothers, but they have not discerned him,

NET Bible
Joseph recognized his brothers, but they did not recognize him.

New Heart English Bible
So Joseph recognized his brothers, but they did not recognize him.

World English Bible
Joseph recognized his brothers, but they didn't recognize him.

Young's Literal Translation
And Joseph discerneth his brethren, but they have not discerned him,

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Joseph's Brothers Sent to Egypt
7And when Joseph saw his brothers, he recognized them, but he treated them as strangers and spoke harshly to them. “Where have you come from?” he asked. “From the land of Canaan,” they replied. “We are here to buy food.” 8Although Joseph recognized his brothers, they did not recognize him. 9Joseph remembered his dreams about them and said, “You are spies! You have come to see if our land is vulnerable.”…

Cross References
Genesis 37:2
This is the account of Jacob. When Joseph was seventeen years old, he was tending the flock with his brothers, the sons of his father's wives Bilhah and Zilpah, and he brought their father a bad report about them.

Genesis 41:46
Now Joseph was thirty years old when he entered the service of Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph left Pharaoh's presence and traveled throughout the land of Egypt.


Treasury of Scripture

And Joseph knew his brothers, but they knew not him.

but they knew.

Luke 24:16
But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.

John 20:14
And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.

John 21:4
But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.









(8) Joseph knew.--As this is twice repeated, some suppose that Joseph (in Genesis 42:7) had only a suspicion, from their dress and appearance, that these Canaanites were his brethren; but that when they spake the Hebrew tongue (comp. Genesis 42:23), every doubt was removed. They would not recognize him, as he used the Egyptian language, was clad in a white linen dress, and being but seventeen when sold, had during the twenty years of separation changed in appearance much more than they had.

Verse 8. - And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him. The lapse of time since the tragedy of Dothan, twenty years before, the high position occupied by Joseph, the Egyptian manners he had by this time assumed, and the strange tongue m which he conversed with them, all conspired to prevent Jacob's sons from recognizing their younger brother; while the facts that Joseph's brethren were all grown men when he had last looked upon them, that he was quite familiar with their appearances, and that he perfectly understood their speech, would account for his almost instantaneous detection of them.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
Although Joseph
יוֹסֵ֖ף (yō·w·sêp̄)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3130: Joseph -- 'he increases', a son of Jacob, also the name of several Israelites

recognized
וַיַּכֵּ֥ר (way·yak·kêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5234: To regard, recognize

his brothers,
אֶחָ֑יו (’e·ḥāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )

they
וְהֵ֖ם (wə·hêm)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

did not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

recognize him.
הִכִּרֻֽהוּ׃ (hik·ki·ru·hū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5234: To regard, recognize


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