GENESIS 42:34

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And bring your youngest brother unto me: then shall I know that ye are no spies, but that ye are true men: so will I deliver you your brother, and ye shall traffick in the land.”

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Genesis 42:34 Translation & Meaning

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And bring וְ֠הָבִיאוּ To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) bring
your youngest הַקָּטֹן֮ Abbreviated, i.e., diminutive, literally (in quantity, size or number) or figuratively (in age or importance) youngest
brother אֲחִיכֶ֣ם A brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance [like H0001]) brother
unto אֵלַי֒ Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
me: then shall I know וְאֵֽדְעָ֗ה To know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) then know
that כִּ֣י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed that
ye אַתֶּ֔ם Thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you ye
are (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
no לֹ֤א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles no
spies, מְרַגְּלִים֙ To walk along; but only in specifically, applications, to reconnoiter, to be a tale-bearer (i.e., slander); to lead about spies
but כִּ֥י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed but
that (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
ye אַתֶּ֑ם Thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you ye
are (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
true כֵנִ֖ים Properly, set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjunction) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles) true
men: so (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
will I deliver אֶתֵּ֣ן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) deliver
you אֶת Properly, self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely) you
your brother, אֲחִיכֶם֙ A brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance [like H0001]) brother
and ye shall traffick תִּסְחָֽרוּ׃ To travel round (specifically as a pedlar); intensively, to palpitate traffick
in the land. הָאָ֖רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land

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  • 32  We be twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.

  • 33  And the man, the lord of the country, said unto us, Hereby shall I know that ye are true men; leave one of your brethren here with me, and take food for the famine of your households, and be gone:

  • 34  And bring your youngest brother unto me: then shall I know that ye are no spies, but that ye are true men: so will I deliver you your brother, and ye shall traffick in the land.

  • 35  And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that, behold, every man's bundle of money was in his sack: and when both they and their father saw the bundles of money, they were afraid.

  • 36  And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away: all these things are against me.




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