GENESIS 42:18

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God:”

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Genesis 42:18 Translation & Meaning

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And Joseph יוֹסֵף֙ Joseph, the name of seven Israelites Joseph
said וַיֹּ֨אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
unto אֲלֵהֶ֤ם Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
them the third הַשְּׁלִישִׁ֔י Third; feminine a third (part); by extension, a third (day, year or time); specifically, a third-story cell) third
day, בַּיּ֣וֹם A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) day
This זֹ֥את This (often used adverb) This
do, עֲשׂ֖וּ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application do
and live; וִֽחְי֑וּ To live, whether literally or figuratively; causatively, to revive live
for (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
I אֲנִ֥י I I
fear יָרֵֽא׃ To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten fear
God: הָֽאֱלֹהִ֖ים Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God

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  • 16  Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be kept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether there be any truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies.

  • 17  And he put them all together into ward three days.

  • 18  And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God:

  • 19  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:

  • 20  But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.




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