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Genesis 45:24

    Genesis 45:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    So he sent his brothers away, and they departed: and he said to them, See that you fall not out by the way.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he sent his brothers on their way, and said to them, See that you have no argument on the road.

    Webster's Revision

    So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way.

    World English Bible

    So he sent his brothers away, and they departed. He said to them, "See that you don't quarrel on the way."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 45:24

    See that ye fall not out by the way - This prudent caution was given by Joseph, to prevent his brethren from accusing each other for having sold him; and to prevent them from envying Benjamin, for the superior favor shown him by his brother. It is strange, but so it is, that children of the same parents are apt to envy each other, fall out, and contend; and therefore the exhortation in this verse must be always seasonable in a large family. But a rational, religious education will, under God, prevent every thing of this sort.

    Wesley's Notes on Genesis 45:24

    45:24 See that ye fall not out by the way - He knew they were but too apt to be quarrelsome; and what had lately passed, which revived the remembrance of what they had done formerly against their brother, might give them occasion to quarrel. Now Joseph having forgiven them all, lays this obligation upon them, not to upbraid one another. This charge our Lord Jesus has given to us, that we love one another, that we live in peace, that whatever occurs, or whatever former occurrences are remembered, we fall not out. For, We are brethren, we have all one father. We are his brethren; and we shame, our relation to him, who is our peace, if we fall out. We are all guilty, verily guilty, and instead of quarrelling with one another, have a great deal of reason to fall out with ourselves. We are forgiven of God, whom we have all offended, and therefore should be ready to forgive one another. We are by the way, a way that lies through the land of Egypt, where we have many eyes upon us, that seek occasion and advantage against us; a way that leads to Canaan, where we hope to be for ever in perfect peace.