Genesis 42:16
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
7971 [e]שִׁלְח֨וּ
šil-ḥū
SendV-Qal-Imp-mp
4480 [e]מִכֶּ֣ם
mik-kem
of youPrep | 2mp
259 [e]אֶחָד֮
’e-ḥāḏ
oneNumber-ms
3947 [e]וְיִקַּ֣ח
wə-yiq-qaḥ
and let him bringConj-w | V-Qal-ConjImperf-3ms
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
251 [e]אֲחִיכֶם֒
’ă-ḥî-ḵem
your brotherN-msc | 2mp
859 [e]וְאַתֶּם֙
wə-’at-tem
and youConj-w | Pro-2mp
631 [e]הֵאָ֣סְר֔וּ
hê-’ā-sə-rū,
shall be kept in prisonV-Nifal-Imp-mp
974 [e]וְיִבָּֽחֲנוּ֙
wə-yib-bā-ḥă-nū
that may be testedConj-w | V-Nifal-ConjImperf-3mp
1697 [e]דִּבְרֵיכֶ֔ם
diḇ-rê-ḵem,
your wordsN-mpc | 2mp
571 [e]הַֽאֱמֶ֖ת
ha-’ĕ-meṯ
whether truthArt | N-fs
854 [e]אִתְּכֶ֑ם
’it-tə-ḵem;
[is] in youPrep | 2mp
518 [e]וְאִם־
wə-’im-
or elseConj-w | Conj
3808 [e]לֹ֕א
notAdv-NegPrt
2416 [e]חֵ֣י
ḥê
by the lifeN-msc
6547 [e]פַרְעֹ֔ה
p̄ar-‘ōh,
of PharaohN-proper-ms
3588 [e]כִּ֥י
surelyConj
7270 [e]מְרַגְּלִ֖ים
mə-rag-gə-lîm
spiesV-Piel-Prtcpl-mp
859 [e]אַתֶּֽם׃
’at-tem.
you [are]Pro-2mp









Hebrew Texts
בראשית 42:16 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
שִׁלְח֨וּ מִכֶּ֣ם אֶחָד֮ וְיִקַּ֣ח אֶת־אֲחִיכֶם֒ וְאַתֶּם֙ הֵאָ֣סְר֔וּ וְיִבָּֽחֲנוּ֙ דִּבְרֵיכֶ֔ם הַֽאֱמֶ֖ת אִתְּכֶ֑ם וְאִם־לֹ֕א חֵ֣י פַרְעֹ֔ה כִּ֥י מְרַגְּלִ֖ים אַתֶּֽם׃

בראשית 42:16 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
שלחו מכם אחד ויקח את־אחיכם ואתם האסרו ויבחנו דבריכם האמת אתכם ואם־לא חי פרעה כי מרגלים אתם׃

בראשית 42:16 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
שלחו מכם אחד ויקח את־אחיכם ואתם האסרו ויבחנו דבריכם האמת אתכם ואם־לא חי פרעה כי מרגלים אתם׃

בראשית 42:16 Hebrew Bible
שלחו מכם אחד ויקח את אחיכם ואתם האסרו ויבחנו דבריכם האמת אתכם ואם לא חי פרעה כי מרגלים אתם׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"Send one of you that he may get your brother, while you remain confined, that your words may be tested, whether there is truth in you. But if not, by the life of Pharaoh, surely you are spies."

King James Bible
Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be kept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether there be any truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Send one from among you to get your brother. The rest of you will be imprisoned so that your words can be tested to see if they are true. If they are not, then as surely as Pharaoh lives, you are spies!"
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

kept in prison. Heb. bound.

Genesis 42:19 If you be true men, let one of your brothers be bound in the house …

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