If you want to continue using the old site, you still can here.

Genesis 43 - AMP

2 And when had eaten up the grain which the men had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, Go again; buy us a little food.

3 But Judah said to him, The man solemnly and sternly warned us, saying, You shall not see my face again unless your brother is with you.

4 If you will send our brother with us, we will go down and buy you food;

5 But if you will not send him, we will not go down; for the man said to us, You shall not see my face unless your brother is with you.

6 And Israel said, Why did you do me such a wrong and suffer this evil to come upon me by telling the man that you had another brother?

7 And they said, The man asked us straightforward questions about ourselves and our relatives. He said, Is your father still alive? Have you another brother? And we answered him accordingly. How could we know that he would say, Bring your brother down here?

8 And Judah said to Israel his father, Send the lad with me and we will arise and go, that we may live and not die, both we and you and also our little ones.

9 I will be security for him; you shall require him of me ; if I do not bring him back to you and put him before you, then let me bear the blame forever.

10 For if we had not lingered like this, surely by now we would have returned the second time.

11 And their father Israel said to them, If it must be so, now do this; take of the choicest products in the land in your sacks and carry down a present to the man, a little balm (balsam) and a little honey, aromatic spices and gum (of rock rose) or ladanum, pistachio nuts, and almonds.

12 And take double the money with you; and the money that was put back in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again with you; there is a possibility that was an oversight.

13 Take your brother and arise and return to the man;

14 May God Almighty give you mercy and favor before the man, that he may release to you your other brother and Benjamin. If I am bereaved , I am bereaved.

15 Then the men took the present, and they took double the money with them, and Benjamin; and they arose and went down to Egypt and stood before Joseph.

16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house, Bring the men into the house and kill an animal and make ready, for the men will dine with me at noon.

17 And the man did as Joseph ordered and brought the men to Joseph's house.

18 The men were afraid because they were brought to Joseph's house; and they said, We are brought in because of the money that was returned in our sacks the first time we came, so that he may find occasion to accuse and assail us, take us for slaves, and seize our donkeys.

19 So they came near to the steward of Joseph's house and talked with him at the door of the house,

20 And said, O sir, we came down truly the first time to buy food;

21 And when we came to the inn, we opened our sacks and there was each man's money, full weight, returned in the mouth of his sack. Now we have brought it back again.

22 And we have brought down with us other money to buy food; we do not know who put our money in our sacks.

23 But said, Peace be to you, fear not; your God and the God of your father has given you treasure in your sacks. I received your money. And he brought Simeon out to them.

24 And the man brought the men into Joseph's house and gave them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their donkeys provender.

25 And they made ready the present they had brought for Joseph before his coming at noon, for they heard that they were to dine there.

26 And when Joseph came home, they brought into the house to him the present which they had with them, and bowed themselves to him to the ground.

27 He asked them of their welfare and said, Is your old father well, of whom you spoke? Is he still alive?

28 And they answered, Your servant our father is in good health; he is still alive. And they bowed down their heads and made obeisance.

29 And he looked up and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, Is this your youngest brother, of whom you spoke to me? And he said, God be gracious to you, my son!

30 And Joseph hurried from the room, for his heart yearned for his brother, and he sought privacy to weep; so he entered his chamber and wept there.

31 And he washed his face and went out, and, restraining himself, said, Let dinner be served.

32 And set out for by himself, and for by themselves, and for those Egyptians who ate with him by themselves, according to the Egyptian custom not to eat food with the Hebrews; for that is an abomination to the Egyptians.

33 And were given seats before him--the eldest according to his birthright and the youngest according to his youth; and the men looked at one another amazed .

34 took and sent helpings to them from before him, but Benjamin's portion was five times as much as any of theirs. And they drank freely and were merry with him.

Sermons on Genesis 43 More sermons: Genesis 43

Jeffrey  Sims avatar
New Begginings
Shared by: Jeffrey Sims on Dec, 2016
Summary: This is a sermon for the new year . Hopefully it will get people to realize that as bad as we think things are we are not alone in our struggles. With God our situation can always change for the better.
Ian Humphrey avatar
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Joseph Triumphant
Scripture: Genesis 43:24-28
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 174
William R. Nabaza avatar
Key to the palace of Egypt
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Oct, 2015
Summary: To show figuratively that we are the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven, we are given this power and authority, we can use to dine and drink even here on earth and when we come to our mansions. John 14:2 (King James Version) In my Father's house are many man
Scripture: Genesis 43:16
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 497
William R. Nabaza avatar
Favor before men and release
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Oct, 2015
Summary: To show that GOD ALMIGHTY gives us mercy and favor before men and sent the release for us. 1 Peter 5:7 (Amplified Bible) Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for
Scripture: Genesis 43:14
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 492
Bruce Lee avatar
Five Times the Welcome
Shared by: Bruce Lee on Sep, 2015
Summary: How is your hospitality? The story of Joseph and the coat of many colors teaches us to have an attitude of five times the welcome.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 43:33-34
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 3,845
Manny Salva Cruz avatar
Shared by: Manny Salva Cruz on Sep, 2014
Summary: For many Christians, there is a famine for God's Word that can easily affect their ability to face their problems. But it is possible to have spiritual feasting in the insurmountable riches of Christ. Let us learn from these characters from Genesis.
allan kircher avatar
It’s about time…to grow up!
Shared by: allan kircher on Apr, 2014
Summary: If you are growing as you should, you are closer to Him today than you were when you got saved.
Scripture: Genesis 43:1-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 497
allan kircher avatar
Shared by: allan kircher on Apr, 2014
Summary: God does not need us or anything we possess. So, what could we possibly give to Him?
Series: Joseph
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 43:11-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 389
josh foster avatar
Toyring or Feasting?
Shared by: josh foster on Mar, 2014
Summary: What if you took a step beyond privately forgiving those who’ve hurt, betrayed, caused you suffering? What if you prepared a feast on their behalf and showed them love and mercy ~ whether it was done in secret, or whether it was done personally? What if
John Shearhart avatar
Genesis 43-45
Shared by: John Shearhart on Mar, 2014
Summary: God uses even evil deeds to serve His purpose in preserving a remnant for Israel.
Scripture: Genesis 43:1-45:28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 445
William R. Nabaza avatar
JESUS promised Himself not anyone else
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Feb, 2014
Summary: To show that CHRIST promised Himself for us, so we have the Firm Foundation, Himself, living in us.
Paul Barreca avatar
The Freedom of Forgiveness
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Jun, 2013
Summary: Joseph's restoration with his brothers teaches us that we can be free by forgiving those who have harmed us. In this way, Joseph is a picture of Christ - the one who forgives us and the model for the way that we should forgive others.
Paul Barreca avatar
“Generational Conflict” Blessing Others Through Humility and Respect
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Jun, 2013
Summary: Generational Conflict is not new. We learn from the Joseph story that Humility from the Old will encourage the young to accomplish great things, and Respect from the young will provide honor that is due to their seniors.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 43:1-34
Views: 2,050
Greg Powell avatar
Reactions to Famine Time
Shared by: Greg Powell on Mar, 2013
Summary: God is beginning to break the hearts and stir the consciences of Jacob and his sons. While still in the middle of the famine, we can learn much from their wrong reactions to the famine and the sin that was a very real part of their lives
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 43:1-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 888
Edward Hardee avatar
Studies in Genesis: Chapter 43
Shared by: Edward Hardee on Oct, 2011
Summary: This is a study of the book of Genesis. Genesis and Revelation are two of the most disputed books in the Bible. The premise of this study is the foundation of creation.
Series: Genesis
Scripture: Genesis 43:1-32
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 886
C. Philip Green avatar
Antidote for Anxiety
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Oct, 2011
Summary: If we want to overcome our fears, then we must always remember: God is faithful and we are forgiven.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 43:1-34
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 890
Rich  Anderson avatar
The Life Of Joseph - Part 5
Shared by: Rich Anderson on Feb, 2011
Summary: God created us to walk with Him, to trust Him, and believe in Him, just like the life of Joseph.
Scripture: Genesis 43:1-34
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 783
Sean Harder avatar
Conflict and Offence
Shared by: Sean Harder on Sep, 2010
Summary: More than anyone, Christians should be the best at dealing with conflict and being offended. Unfortunately, experience shows us that we may be among the worst. Nothing dirties the church’s so much, and nothing better gauges the spiritual maturity of a per
Series: Living Well
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 43:1-46:34
Denomination: *other
Views: 3,615
David Owens avatar
Riddin' Stinkin' Thinkin'
Shared by: David Owens on Aug, 2010
Summary: In this sermon, we focus on Jacob, Joseph's father, and his negative, faithless attitude. We learn how to overcome those challenges and learn to trust God more.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 42:36-43:14
Views: 2,469
David Owens avatar
Amazing Grace
Shared by: David Owens on Aug, 2010
Summary: In this sermon, we recognize the analogy between the feast of grace that Joseph placed before his brothers, the one that God places before us.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 43:15-34
Views: 1,437
Carl Allen avatar
Gifts Fit for a King
Shared by: Carl Allen on May, 2010
Summary: God does not need us or anything we possess. So, what could we possibly give to Him? These verses teach us something about that matter. In fact, these verses talk about the only gifts that are worthy of our Savior. I want to take this episode from the lif
Series: Joseph
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 43:11-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,945
Carl Allen avatar
Swimming in a Sea of Emotion
Shared by: Carl Allen on May, 2010
Summary: I want to take this passage and preach on the subject Swimming in a Sea of Emotions. Emotions are something we deal with every day of our lives. They are powerful and they can control our lives if we allow them to. Now, emotions, or feelings, are not bad
Series: Joseph
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 43:15-34
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,672
Paul Clemente avatar
Discipline Leads to Joy!
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Jul, 2009
Summary: God disciplines Christians when they mess up not to punish them but to reveal the awesome glory of Christ!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 43:1-34
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 465
Philip Harrelson avatar
Trading the Superficial for the Substantial
Shared by: Philip Harrelson on Jun, 2008
Summary: A sermon all about choices and sacrifice. Are you hungry for the spices of life or the corn of the Kingdom?
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 43:1-2
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,733
Chris Kelly avatar
How To Deal With Lifes Greatest Changes
Shared by: Chris Kelly on Nov, 2006
Summary: This series follows the life of Joseph as he enrolls in the "School of Hard Knocks". Learn how you too can be victorious no matter what life throws at you.
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 43:1-14
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 7,335
Dean O'Bryan avatar
Character on Trial
Shared by: Dean O'Bryan on Jul, 2006
Summary: The sixth message in a series from the life of Joseph
based on 15 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 43:1-45:15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,611
Duane Brown avatar
Displacing Fear with Grace
Shared by: Duane Brown on Feb, 2006
Summary: 6th sermon in the joseph series with a salvation twist
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 43:1-21
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 771
Toby Powers avatar
Honey For The Journey
Shared by: Toby Powers on Dec, 2005
Summary: There is sweetness and strength in serving God.
based on 38 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 43:11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,075
William Mouser avatar
Joseph Foreshadows Jesus
Shared by: William Mouser on Feb, 2005
Summary: The person and mission of Jesus the Messiah was foreshadowed centuries before in the person and mission of Joseph.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 43:1-34
Denomination: Episcopal/Anglican
Views: 3,950
Paul Fritz avatar
Keys to Reconciliation
Shared by: Paul Fritz on Sep, 2003
Summary: Keys to reconciling with God and people
based on 40 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 43:1-50:25
Views: 2,565