Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Genesis 42:20


But you must bring 1  your youngest brother to me. Then 2  your words will be verified 3  and you will not die.” They did as he said. 4 


Ge 6:22; Ge 42:15,34; Ge 42:26; Ge 43:5,19; Ge 44:23; Joh 2:5

NET © Notes

tn The imperfect here has an injunctive force.

tn After the injunctive imperfect, this imperfect with vav indicates purpose or result.

tn The Niphal form of the verb has the sense of “to be faithful; to be sure; to be reliable.” Joseph will test his brothers to see if their words are true.

tn Heb “and they did so.”

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