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Genesis 43:19

    Genesis 43:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they communed with him at the door of the house,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they communed with him at the door of the house,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they spake unto him at the door of the house,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So they went up to Joseph's chief servant at the door of the house,

    Webster's Revision

    And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they spake unto him at the door of the house,

    World English Bible

    They came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they spoke to him at the door of the house,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they spake unto him at the door of the house,

    Definitions for Genesis 43:19

    Steward - Manager.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 43:19

    They are encouraged by the steward of Joseph's house to lay aside their fears, and prepare their present. "Spake to him at the door of the house." This was, of course, before they entered. "When we came to the inn." The relater is prone to lump matters in the narration, for the sake of brevity. They began to "open their bags" at the first lodging-place, and finished the process at the last when they got home. Other silver. This explains the phrase "second silver" in Genesis 43:12. "Peace be to you." Be at rest. All is well. Your God. The steward of Joseph expresses himself as one who fears and trusts God, the God of the Hebrews, who had displayed his omniscience and omnipotence in Egypt. "He brought out unto them Simon." While they still linger at the entrance, the considerate steward bethought himself of bringing out Simon to them, which reassured their hearts, and induced them to enter willingly. He now succeeds therefore, in bringing them in, and then bestows upon them the usual attentions of Eastern hospitality. They now "make ready their present."