New Living Translation
But as we were returning home, we stopped for the night and opened our sacks. Then we discovered that each man's money--the exact amount paid--was in the top of his sack! Here it is; we have brought it back with us.
King James Bible
And it came to pass, when we came to the inn, that we opened our sacks, and, behold, every man's money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand.
Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass when we came to the inn, that we opened our sacks, and behold, every man's money was in the mouth of his sack, our money according to its weight; and we have brought it again in our hand.
World English Bible
When we came to the lodging place, we opened our sacks, and behold, each man's money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight. We have brought it back in our hand.
Young's Literal Translation
and it cometh to pass, when we have come in unto the lodging-place, and open our bags, that lo, each one's money is in the mouth of his bag, our money in its weight, and we bring it back in our hand;
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CommentaryGenesis 43:21 Parallel Commentaries
But when they stopped for the night and one of them opened his sack to get grain for his donkey, he found his money in the top of his sack.
As they emptied out their sacks, there in each man's sack was the bag of money he had paid for the grain! The brothers and their father were terrified when they saw the bags of money.
Also take double the money that was put back in your sacks, as it was probably someone's mistake.
So the men packed Jacob's gifts and double the money and headed off with Benjamin. They finally arrived in Egypt and presented themselves to Joseph.
"Sir," they said, "we came to Egypt once before to buy food.
We also have additional money to buy more food. We have no idea who put our money in our sacks."
Didn't we return the money we found in our sacks? We brought it back all the way from the land of Canaan. Why would we steal silver or gold from your master's house?
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