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Gen 43:32 (KJV) — And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians, which did eat with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that is an abomination unto the Egyptians.
Gen 43:32 (NIV) — They served him by himself, the brothers by themselves, and the Egyptians who ate with him by themselves, because Egyptians could not eat with Hebrews, for that is detestable to Egyptians.
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||Gen 43:16; Gen 31:54|
|for that is an abomination
||The Chaldee Paraphrast renders this clause, 'Because the Hebrews eat the cattle which the Egyptians worship.' But, as we learn from Gen 43:16, compared with this verse, that the provision for the entertainment of the Egyptians themselves was animal food, this reason cannot be just. The true reason seems to be that assigned by the LXX., [Bedlyma gar estin tois Aigyptiois pas poimén probaton:] 'For every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians.' Gen 46:34; Exd 8:26|
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