Click to Change

Return to Top

Return to Top

Printer Icon


Copy Options
Format by: Verse Paragraph
Red Letter
Audio Bibles
The Blue Letter Bible

Genesis 42 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface
Audio Bibles
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:1 - Now Ya`akov saw that there was grain in Mitzrayim, and Ya`akov said to his sons, "Why do you look at one another?"
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:2 - He said, "Behold, I have heard that there is grain in Mitzrayim. Go down there, and buy for us from there, so that we may live, and not die."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:3 - Yosef's ten brothers went down to buy grain from Mitzrayim.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:4 - But Ya`akov didn't send Binyamin, Yosef's brother, with his brothers; for he said, "Lest perhaps harm happen to him."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:5 - The sons of Yisra'el came to buy among those who came, for the famine was in the land of Kana`an.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:6 - Yosef was the governor over the land. It was he who sold to all the people of the land. Yosef's brothers came, and bowed themselves down to him with their faces to the eretz.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:7 - Yosef saw his brothers, and he recognized them, but acted like a stranger to them, and spoke roughly with them. He said to them, "Where did you come from?" They said, "From the land of Kana`an to buy food."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:8 - Yosef recognized his brothers, but they didn't recognize him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:9 - Yosef remembered the dreams which he dreamed about them, and said to them, "You are spies! You have come to see the nakedness of the land."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:10 - They said to him, "No, my lord, but your servants have come to buy food.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:11 - We are all one man's sons; we are honest men. Your servants are not spies."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:12 - He said to them, "No, but you have come to see the nakedness of the land."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:13 - They said, "We, your servants, are twelve brothers, the sons of one man in the land of Kana`an; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is no more."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:14 - Yosef said to them, "It is like I told you, saying, 'You are spies.'
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:15 - Hereby you shall be tested. By the life of Par`oh you shall not go forth from here, unless your youngest brother come here.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:16 - Send one of you, and let him get your brother, and you shall be bound, that your words may be tested, whether there is truth in you, or else by the life of Par`oh surely you are spies."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:17 - He put them all together into custody three days.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:18 - Yosef said to them the third day, "Do this, and live, for I fear God.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:19 - If you are honest men, then let one of your brothers be bound in your prison-house; but you go, carry grain for the famine of your houses.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:20 - Bring your youngest brother to me; so will your words be verified, and you won't die." They did so.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:21 - They said one to another, "We are most assuredly guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul, when he begged us, and we wouldn't listen. Therefore this distress has come on us."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:22 - Re'uven answered them, saying, "Didn't I tell you, saying, 'Don't sin against the child,' and you wouldn't listen? Therefore also, behold, his blood is required."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:23 - They didn't know that Yosef understood them; for there was an interpreter between them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:24 - He turned himself about from them, and wept, and he returned to them, and spoke to them, and took Shim`on from among them, and bound him before their eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:25 - Then Yosef commanded to fill their bags with grain, and to restore every man's money into his sack, and to give them provisions for the way. So it done to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:26 - They loaded their donkeys with their grain, and departed from there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:27 - As one of them opened his sack to give his donkey food in the lodging-place, he saw his money. Behold, it was in the mouth of his sack.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:28 - He said to his brothers, "My money is restored! Behold, it is even in my sack." Their hearts failed them, and they turned trembling one to another, saying, "What is this that God has done to us?"

Simeon Is Held Hostage

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:29 - They came to Ya`akov their father to the land of Kana`an, and told him all that had happened to them, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:30 - "The man, the lord of the land, spoke roughly with us, and took us for spies of the country.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:31 - We said to him, 'We are honest men. We are no spies.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:32 - We are twelve brothers, sons of our father; one is no more, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Kana`an.'
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:33 - The man, the lord of the land, said to us, 'Hereby will I know that you are honest men. Leave one of your brothers with me, and take grain for the famine of your houses, and go your way.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:34 - Bring your youngest brother to me. Then I will know that you are not spies, but that you are honest men. So I will deliver your brother to you, and you shall trade in the land.'"
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:35 - It happened as they emptied their sacks, that behold, every man's bundle of money was in his sack. When they and their father saw their bundles of money, they were afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:36 - Ya`akov, their father, said to them, "You have bereaved me of my children! Yosef is no more, Shim`on is no more, and you want to take Binyamin away. All these things are against me."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:37 - Re'uven spoke to his father, saying, "Kill my two sons, if I don't bring him to you. Deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to you again."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:38 - He said, "My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he only is left. If harm happens to him by the way in which you go, then you will bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to She'ol."

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

New American Standard Bible
Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995
by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
All rights reserved.

BLB Searches
Search the Bible

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval

Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan