New International Version
And this is how you will be tested: As surely as Pharaoh lives, you will not leave this place unless your youngest brother comes here.
King James Bible
Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither.
Darby Bible Translation
By this ye shall be put to the proof: as Pharaoh lives, ye shall not go forth hence, unless your youngest brother come hither!
World English Bible
By this you shall be tested. By the life of Pharaoh, you shall not go forth from here, unless your youngest brother comes here.
Young's Literal Translation
by this ye are proved: Pharaoh liveth! if ye go out from this -- except by your young brother coming hither;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
By the life of Pharaoh - חי פרעה chey Pharaoh, Pharaoh liveth. As if he had said, As surely as the king of Egypt lives, so surely shall ye not go hence unless your brother come hither. Here therefore is no oath; it is just what they themselves make it in their report to their father, Genesis 43:3 : the man did solemnly protest unto us; and our translators should not have put it in the form of an oath, especially as the original not only will bear another version, but is absolutely repugnant to this in our sense of the word.
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