New International Version
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.
King James Bible
But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.
Darby Bible Translation
and bring your youngest brother to me, in order that your words be verified, and that ye may not die. And they did so.
World English Bible
Bring your youngest brother to me; so will your words be verified, and you won't die." They did so.
Young's Literal Translation
and your young brother ye bring unto me, and your words are established, and ye die not;' and they do so.
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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 …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859
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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.
"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.
But bring your youngest brother to me so I will know that you are not spies but honest men. Then I will give your brother back to you, and you can trade in the land.'"
But if you will not send him, we will not go down, because the man said to us, 'You will not see my face again unless your brother is with you.'"
"Then you said to your servants, 'Bring him down to me so I can see him for myself.'
But you told your servants, 'Unless your youngest brother comes down with you, you will not see my face again.'
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