New Living Translation
So Joseph's ten older brothers went down to Egypt to buy grain.
King James Bible
And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt.
Darby Bible Translation
And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy grain out of Egypt.
World English Bible
Joseph's ten brothers went down to buy grain from Egypt.
Young's Literal Translation
and the ten brethren of Joseph go down to buy corn in Egypt,
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CommentaryGenesis 42:3 Parallel Commentaries
The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
I have heard there is grain in Egypt. Go down there, and buy enough grain to keep us alive. Otherwise we'll die."
But Jacob wouldn't let Joseph's younger brother, Benjamin, go with them, for fear some harm might come to him.
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