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Genesis 45:3

    Genesis 45:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Joseph said to his brothers, I am Joseph; does my father yet live? And his brothers could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Joseph said to his brothers, I am Joseph: is my father still living? But his brothers were not able to give him an answer for they were troubled before him.

    Webster's Revision

    And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence.

    World English Bible

    Joseph said to his brothers, "I am Joseph! Does my father still live?" His brothers couldn't answer him; for they were terrified at his presence.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence.

    Definitions for Genesis 45:3

    Doth - To do; to produce; make.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 45:3

    I am Joseph - Mr. Pope supposed that the discovery of Ulysses to his son Telemachus bears some resemblance to Joseph's discovery of himself to his brethren. The passage may be seen in Homer, Odyss. l. xvi., ver. 186-218.

    A few lines from Cowper's translation will show much of the spirit of the original, and also a considerable analogy between the two scenes: -

    "I am thy father, for whose sake thou lead'st

    A life of wo by violence oppress'd.

    So saying, he kiss'd his son; while from his cheeks

    Tears trickled, tears till then perforce restrain'd.

    Then threw Telemachus

    His arms around his father's neck, and wept.

    Pangs of soft sorrow, not to be suppress'd,

    Seized both. So they, their cheeks with big round drops of wo

    Bedewing, stood."