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Genesis 42:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live: for I fear God:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; [for] I fear God:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Now Joseph said to them on the third day, “Do this and live, for I fear God:
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And Joseph said to them the third day, This do, and live; [for] I fear God:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Joseph said to them the third day, This do, that ye may live: I fear God.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And Joseph said unto them, on the third day, This, do, and live,—God himself, do, I, revere.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And Joseph saith unto them on the third day, 'This do and live; God I fear!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the third day he brought them out of prison, and said: Do as I have said, and you shall live: for I fear God.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And Ioseph said vnto them the third day, This doe, and liue: [for] I feare God.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And he said to them on the third day, This do, and ye shall live, for I fear God.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Yosef said unto them the third day, This do, and live; [for] I fear Elohim:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And Ysf יוֹסֵף 3130
{3130} Prime
Future of H3254; let him add (or perhaps simply active participle adding); Joseph, the name of seven Israelites.
said 559
{0559} Prime
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
unto x413
(0413) Complement
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
them the third 7992
{7992} Prime
Ordinal from H7969; third; feminine a third (part); by extension a third (day, year or time); specifically a third story cell).
day, 3117
{3117} Prime
From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially).
This x2063
(2063) Complement
Irregular feminine of H2089; this (often used adverbially).
do, 6213
{6213} Prime
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
and live; 2421
{2421} Prime
A prim root (compare H2331, H2424); to live, whether literally or figuratively; causatively to revive.
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
[for] I x589
(0589) Complement
Contracted from H0595; I.
fear 3373
{3373} Prime
From H3372; fearing; morally reverent.
(0853) Complement
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
lhm אֱלֹהִים: 430
{0430} Prime
Plural of H0433; 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.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 42:17-24.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 42:7-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 42:18

And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; [for] I (e) fear God:

(e) And therefore am true and just.

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I fear God:

Genesis 20:11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God [is] not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.
Leviticus 25:43 Thou shalt not rule over him with rigour; but shalt fear thy God.
Nehemiah 5:9 Also I said, It [is] not good that ye do: ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies?
Nehemiah 5:15 But the former governors that [had been] before me were chargeable unto the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, beside forty shekels of silver; yea, even their servants bare rule over the people: but so did not I, because of the fear of God.
Luke 18:2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:
Luke 18:4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
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