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Genesis 42:6

Now Joseph was the governor of the land,u the person who sold grain to all its people.v So when Joseph’s brothers arrived, they bowed down to him with their faces to the ground.w

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Genesis 42:6 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Now Joseph was governor over the land. He was the one who sold to all the people of the land. And Joseph’s brothers came and bowed themselves before him with their faces to the ground.

Genesis 42:6 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it was that sold to all the people of the land: and Joseph’s brethren came, and bowed down themselves before him with their faces to the earth.

Genesis 42:6 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Since Joseph was governor of all Egypt and in charge of selling grain to all the people, it was to him that his brothers came. When they arrived, they bowed before him with their faces to the ground.

Genesis 42:6 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Now Joseph was governor over the land; and it was he who sold to all the people of the land. And Joseph’s brothers came and bowed down before him with their faces to the earth.

Genesis 42:6 — New Century Version (NCV)

Now Joseph was governor over Egypt. He was the one who sold the grain to people who came to buy it. So Joseph’s brothers came to him and bowed facedown on the ground before him.

Genesis 42:6 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

And Joseph was the governor over the land; he it was that sold to all the people of the land. And Joseph’s brethren came, and bowed down themselves to him with their faces to the earth.

Genesis 42:6 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And Joseph, he was the governor over the land—he it was that sold the corn to all the people of the land. And Joseph’s brethren came and bowed down to him, the face to the earth.

Genesis 42:6 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

As governor of the country, Joseph was selling grain to everyone. So when Joseph’s brothers arrived, they bowed in front of him with their faces touching the ground.

Genesis 42:6 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Joseph was in charge of the country; he sold grain to all its people. His brothers came and bowed down before him with their faces to the ground.

Genesis 42:6 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Now Joseph was governor over the land; it was he who sold to all the people of the land. And Joseph’s brothers came and bowed themselves before him with their faces to the ground.

Genesis 42:6 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Now Joseph was the governor over the land. He was the one who sold food to all the people of the land. And the brothers of Joseph came and bowed down to him with their faces to the ground.

Genesis 42:6 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Joseph was the governor of the land. He was the one who sold grain to all of its people. When Joseph’s brothers arrived, they bowed down to him with their faces to the ground.

Genesis 42:6 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Now Joseph was the ruler over the land; he was the one who sold to all the people of the land. And Joseph’s brothers came and bowed down to him with their faces to the ground.


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