New Living Translation
Although Joseph recognized his brothers, they didn't recognize him.
King James Bible
And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.
Darby Bible Translation
And Joseph knew his brethren, but they did not know him.
World English Bible
Joseph recognized his brothers, but they didn't recognize him.
Young's Literal Translation
And Joseph discerneth his brethren, but they have not discerned him,
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CommentaryGenesis 42:8 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
This is the account of Jacob and his family. When Joseph was seventeen years old, he often tended his father's flocks. He worked for his half brothers, the sons of his father's wives Bilhah and Zilpah. But Joseph reported to his father some of the bad things his brothers were doing.
He was thirty years old when he began serving in the court of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. And when Joseph left Pharaoh's presence, he inspected the entire land of Egypt.
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