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Verses of Genesis 43

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Genesis 43:33 Commentary - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

they sat. Egyptian pictures show that it was the custom to sit at meals.

firstborn. Joseph thus showing that he knew their ages and order, and causing them to marvel.

youngest, &c. This was to try them, and see whether they were still "moved with envy". Compare Gen 37:4, Gen 37:8, Gen 37:11, Gen 37:18. It was also a type of the coming day, when the true Joseph will be able to do for the scattered and mingled tribes what was done here for the tribal heads. Compare Zec 12:9-14.

marvelled [and looked] at one another. Figure of speech Ellipsis (App-6), thus supplied.

Verses of Genesis 43

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Consult other comments:

Genesis 43:33 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Genesis 43:33 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Genesis 43:33 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Genesis 43:33 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Genesis 43:33 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Genesis 43:33 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Genesis 43:33 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Genesis 43:33 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Genesis 43:33 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Genesis 43:33 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Genesis 43:33 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Genesis 43:33 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

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