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Genesis 42:15

    Genesis 42:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Hereby you shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh you shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come here.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    hereby ye shall be proved: by the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But in this way will you be put to the test: by the life of Pharaoh, you will not go away from this place till your youngest brother comes here.

    Webster's Revision

    hereby ye shall be proved: by the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither.

    World English Bible

    By this you shall be tested. By the life of Pharaoh, you shall not go forth from here, unless your youngest brother comes here.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    hereby ye shall be proved: by the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 42:15

    By the life of Pharaoh - חי פרעה chey Pharaoh, Pharaoh liveth. As if he had said, As surely as the king of Egypt lives, so surely shall ye not go hence unless your brother come hither. Here therefore is no oath; it is just what they themselves make it in their report to their father, Genesis 43:3 : the man did solemnly protest unto us; and our translators should not have put it in the form of an oath, especially as the original not only will bear another version, but is absolutely repugnant to this in our sense of the word.