Genesis 44:19
New International Version
My lord asked his servants, ‘Do you have a father or a brother?’

New Living Translation
“My lord, previously you asked us, your servants, ‘Do you have a father or a brother?’

English Standard Version
My lord asked his servants, saying, ‘Have you a father, or a brother?’

Berean Study Bible
My lord asked his servants, ‘Do you have a father or a brother?’

King James Bible
My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a brother?

New King James Version
My lord asked his servants, saying, ‘Have you a father or a brother?’

New American Standard Bible
My lord asked his servants, saying, ‘Have you a father or a brother?’

NASB 1995
“My lord asked his servants, saying, ‘Have you a father or a brother?’

NASB 1977
“My lord asked his servants, saying, ‘Have you a father or a brother?’

Amplified Bible
My lord asked his servants, saying, ‘Have you a father or a brother?’

Christian Standard Bible
My lord asked his servants, ‘Do you have a father or a brother? ’

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My lord asked his servants, ‘Do you have a father or a brother?

American Standard Version
My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a brother?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My Lord asked his Servants and said, ‘Do you have a father or a brother?.’

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Sir, thou askedst thy servants, saying, Have ye a father or a brother?

Contemporary English Version
You asked us if our father was still alive and if we had any more brothers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My lord. Thou didst ask thy servants the first time: Have you a father or a brother?

English Revised Version
My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a brother?

Good News Translation
Sir, you asked us, 'Do you have a father or another brother?'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Sir, you asked us, 'Do you have a father or a brother?'

International Standard Version
Your Excellency asked his servants, 'Do you have a father or brother?'

JPS Tanakh 1917
My lord asked his servants, saying: Have ye a father, or a brother?

Literal Standard Version
My lord has asked his servants, saying, Do you have a father or brother?

NET Bible
My lord asked his servants, 'Do you have a father or a brother?'

New Heart English Bible
My lord asked his servants, saying, 'Do you have a father or a brother?'

World English Bible
My lord asked his servants, saying, 'Have you a father, or a brother?'

Young's Literal Translation
My lord hath asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father or brother?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Judah Pleads for Benjamin
18Then Judah approached Joseph and said, “Sir, please let your servant speak personally to my lord. Do not be angry with your servant, for you are equal to Pharaoh himself. 19My lord asked his servants, ‘Do you have a father or a brother?’ 20And we answered, ‘We have an elderly father and a younger brother, the child of his old age. The boy’s brother is dead. He is the only one of his mother’s sons left, and his father loves him.’…

Cross References
Genesis 43:7
They replied, "The man questioned us in detail about ourselves and our family: 'Is your father still alive? Do you have another brother?' And we answered him accordingly. How could we possibly know that he would say, 'Bring your brother here'?"

Genesis 44:20
And we answered, 'We have an elderly father and a younger brother, the child of his old age. The boy's brother is dead. He is the only one of his mother's sons left, and his father loves him.'


Treasury of Scripture

My lord asked his servants, saying, Have you a father, or a brother?

Genesis 42:7-10
And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange unto them, and spake roughly unto them; and he said unto them, Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food…

Genesis 43:7,29
And they said, The man asked us straitly of our state, and of our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother? and we told him according to the tenor of these words: could we certainly know that he would say, Bring your brother down? …











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
My lord
אֲדֹנִ֣י (’ă·ḏō·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 113: Sovereign, controller

asked
שָׁאַ֔ל (šā·’al)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7592: To inquire, to request, to demand

his servants,
עֲבָדָ֖יו (‘ă·ḇā·ḏāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5650: Slave, servant

‘Do you have
הֲיֵשׁ־ (hă·yêš-)
Adverb
Strong's 3426: Being, substance, existence, is

a father
אָ֖ב (’āḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1: Father

or
אוֹ־ (’ōw-)
Conjunction
Strong's 176: Desire, if

a brother?’
אָֽח׃ (’āḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 251: A brother, )


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