New International Version
If you are honest men, let one of your brothers stay here in prison, while the rest of you go and take grain back for your starving households.
King James Bible
If ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses:
Darby Bible Translation
If ye are honest, let one of your brethren remain bound in the house of your prison, but go ye, carry grain for the hunger of your households;
World English Bible
If you are honest men, then let one of your brothers be bound in your prison; but you go, carry grain for the famine of your houses.
Young's Literal Translation
if ye are right men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your ward, and ye, go, carry in corn for the famine of your houses,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I fear God - את האלהים אני ירא eth haelohim ani yare, literally translated the passage runs thus, I also fear the gods; but the emphatic ה ha is probably added by Joseph, both here and in his conversation with Pharaoh, the more particularly to point out the eminence and perfection of the Supreme Being as contradistinguished from the gods of Egypt. He seems to say to his brethren, I am a worshipper of the true God, and ye have nothing to fear.
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Now, there are very few minds that can make parables. The fact is, I do not know of but one good allegory in the English language, and that is, the "Pilgrim's Progress in Parables, pictures, and analogies are not so easy as some think; most men can understand them, but few can create them. Happy for us who are ministers of Christ, we have no great trouble about this matter; we have not to make parables; they are made for us. I believe that Old Testament history has for one of its designs the furnishing …
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We are all the sons of one man. Your servants are honest men, not spies."
On the third day, Joseph said to them, "Do this and you will live, for I fear God:
But you must bring your youngest brother to me, so that your words may be verified and that you may not die." This they proceeded to do.
"Then the man who is lord over the land said to us, 'This is how I will know whether you are honest men: Leave one of your brothers here with me, and take food for your starving households and go.
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