Genesis 50:18
New International Version
His brothers then came and threw themselves down before him. “We are your slaves,” they said.

New Living Translation
Then his brothers came and threw themselves down before Joseph. “Look, we are your slaves!” they said.

English Standard Version
His brothers also came and fell down before him and said, “Behold, we are your servants.”

Berean Study Bible
His brothers also came to him, bowed down before him, and said, “We are your slaves!”

King James Bible
And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants.

New King James Version
Then his brothers also went and fell down before his face, and they said, “Behold, we are your servants.”

New American Standard Bible
Then his brothers also came and fell down before him and said, “Behold, we are your servants.”

NASB 1995
Then his brothers also came and fell down before him and said, “Behold, we are your servants.”

NASB 1977
Then his brothers also came and fell down before him and said, “Behold, we are your servants.”

Amplified Bible
Then his brothers went and fell down before him [in confession]; then they said, “Behold, we are your servants (slaves).”

Christian Standard Bible
His brothers also came to him, bowed down before him, and said, “We are your slaves! ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then his brothers also came to him, bowed down before him, and said, “We are your slaves!”

American Standard Version
And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we are thy servants.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And his brothers went also, and they fell before him, and they said, “Behold, we are your Servants.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they came to him and said, We, these persons, are thy servants.

Contemporary English Version
Right then, Joseph's brothers came and bowed down to the ground in front of him and said, "We are your slaves."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And his brethren came to him: and worshipping prostrate on the ground they said: We are thy servants.

English Revised Version
And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants.

Good News Translation
Then his brothers themselves came and bowed down before him. "Here we are before you as your slaves," they said.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then his brothers also came and immediately bowed down in front of him. "We are your slaves!" they said.

International Standard Version
So Joseph's brothers went to visit him, fell prostrate in front of him, and declared, "Look! We're your servants."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said: 'Behold, we are thy bondmen.'

Literal Standard Version
And his brothers also go and fall before him, and say, “Behold, we [are] to you for servants.”

NET Bible
Then his brothers also came and threw themselves down before him; they said, "Here we are; we are your slaves."

New Heart English Bible
Then his brothers also went and fell down in front of him, and they said, "Look, we are your slaves."

World English Bible
His brothers also went and fell down before his face; and they said, "Behold, we are your servants."

Young's Literal Translation
And his brethren also go and fall before him, and say, 'Lo, we are to thee for servants.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Joseph Comforts His Brothers
17‘This is what you are to say to Joseph: I beg you, please forgive the transgression and sin of your brothers, for they did you wrong.’ So now, Joseph, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father.” When their message came to him, Joseph wept. 18His brothers also came to him, bowed down before him, and said, “We are your slaves!” 19But Joseph replied, “Do not be afraid. Am I in the place of God?…

Cross References
Genesis 37:8
"Do you intend to reign over us?" his brothers asked. "Will you actually rule us?" So they hated him even more because of his dream and his statements.

Genesis 41:43
He had Joseph ride in his second chariot, with men calling out before him, "Bow the knee!" So he placed him over all the land of Egypt.

Genesis 50:17
This is what you are to say to Joseph: I beg you, please forgive the transgression and sin of your brothers, for they did you wrong.' So now, Joseph, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father." When their message came to him, Joseph wept.

Genesis 50:19
But Joseph replied, "Do not be afraid. Am I in the place of God?


Treasury of Scripture

And his brothers also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be your servants.

fell.

Genesis 27:29
Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.

Genesis 37:7-11
For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf…

Genesis 42:6
And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it was that sold to all the people of the land: and Joseph's brethren came, and bowed down themselves before him with their faces to the earth.









Verse 18. - And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants. Both the attitudes assumed and the words spoken were designed to express the intensity of their contrition and the fervor of their supplication.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

also
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

came to him,
וַיֵּלְכוּ֙ (way·yê·lə·ḵū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

bowed down
וַֽיִּפְּל֖וּ (way·yip·pə·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5307: To fall, lie

before him,
לְפָנָ֑יו (lə·p̄ā·nāw)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6440: The face

and said,
וַיֹּ֣אמְר֔וּ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“We are your slaves!”
לַעֲבָדִֽים׃ (la·‘ă·ḇā·ḏîm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5650: Slave, servant


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