Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

If ye, are, honest men, one brother of you shall be kept as a prisoner in your house of ward, - but, ye, go, take in corn for the famine of your houses;

New American Standard Bible

if you are honest men, let one of your brothers be confined in your prison; but as for the rest of you, go, carry grain for the famine of your households,

King James Version

If ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses:

Holman Bible

If you are honest, let one of you be confined to the guardhouse, while the rest of you go and take grain to relieve the hunger of your households.

International Standard Version

If you're honest men, leave one of your brothers here in custody, then the rest of you can leave and take some grain with you to alleviate the famine that's affecting your households.

A Conservative Version

If ye be TRUE men, let one of your brothers be bound in your prison house, but go ye, carry grain for the famine of your houses,

American Standard Version

if ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in your prison-house; but go ye, carry grain for the famine of your houses:

Amplified

If you are true men, let one of your brothers be bound in your prison, but [the rest of] you go and carry grain for those weakened with hunger in your households.

Bible in Basic English

If you are true men, let one of you be kept in prison, while you go and take grain for the needs of your families;

Darby Translation

If ye are honest, let one of your brethren remain bound in the house of your prison, but go ye, carry grain for the hunger of your households;

Julia Smith Translation

If ye true, one of your brethren shall be bound in the house of your guard, and ye yourselves go carry the selling for the famine of your houses.

King James 2000

If you be true men, let one of your brothers be bound in the house of your prison: go, carry grain for the famine of your houses:

Lexham Expanded Bible

If you [are] honest, let one of your brothers be kept in prison {where you are now being kept}, but [the rest of] you go, carry grain for the famine for your households.

Modern King James verseion

If you are honest, let one of your brothers be bound in the house of your prison. You go carry grain for the famine of your houses.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If ye mean no hurt, let one of your brethren be bound in the prison, and go ye and bring the necessary food unto your households,

NET Bible

If you are honest men, leave one of your brothers confined here in prison while the rest of you go and take grain back for your hungry families.

New Heart English Bible

If you are honest men, then let one of your brothers be bound in your prison; but you go, carry grain for the famine of your houses.

Webster

If ye are true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses:

World English Bible

If you are honest men, then let one of your brothers be bound in your prison; but you go, carry grain for the famine of your houses.

Youngs Literal Translation

if ye are right men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your ward, and ye, go, carry in corn for the famine of your houses,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
If ye be true
כּן 
Ken 
Usage: 769

אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

be bound
אסר 
'acar 
Usage: 70

in the house
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

משׁמר 
Mishmar 
Usage: 22

go
ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

ye, carry

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

שׁבר 
Sheber 
Usage: 9

for the famine
רעבון 
R@abown 
Usage: 3

References

Easton

Smith

Context Readings

Joseph Sends Nine Of His Brothers Back To Canaan

18 And Joseph said unto them on the third day, This, do and live, - God himself, do, I, revere. 19 If ye, are, honest men, one brother of you shall be kept as a prisoner in your house of ward, - but, ye, go, take in corn for the famine of your houses; 20 and your youngest brother, shall ye bring in unto me, that your words may be confirmed, and ye die not. And they did so.



Cross References

Genesis 40:3

so he delivered them up into the ward of the house of the chief of the royal executioners, into the prison, - the place where Joseph was imprisoned.

Genesis 41:56

Now, the famine, was over all the face of the land, - so Joseph opened all places wherein it was and sold corn to the Egyptians, and the famine laid fast hold of the land of Egypt.

Genesis 42:1-2

Then saw Jacob that there was corn in Egypt, - and Jacob said to his sons, Wherefore look ye one at another?

Genesis 42:26

So they lifted up their corn on their asses, - and went their way, from thence.

Genesis 43:1-2

But the famine, was severe in the land.

Genesis 45:23

Moreover, to his father, sent he as followeth - ten he-asses, laden from the best of Egypt, - and ten she-asses laden with corn and bread and nourishing food for his father for the way.

Isaiah 42:7

To open eyes that are blind, - To bring forth Out of the dungeon the captive Out of the prison, the dwellers in darkness.

Isaiah 42:22

But, that, is a people preyed upon and plundered, Snared in holes. Jail of them, And, in houses of restraint, concealed, - They have become a prey, and there is none to deliver, - A booty, and there is none to say - Restore!

Jeremiah 37:15

Then were the princes wroth against Jeremiah, and smote him, - and put him in prison, in the house of Jonathan the scribe, for that, had they made the prison.

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