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Genesis 43:34


He gave them portions of the food set before him, 1  but the portion for Benjamin was five times greater than the portions for any of the others. They drank with Joseph until they all became drunk. 2 


Ge 45:22; 1Sa 1:5; 1Sa 9:22-24; 2Sa 11:8; Pr 31:6; Ec 9:7; Ec 10:19; So 5:1; Hab 1:6; Mt 11:19; Joh 2:10

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tn Heb “and he lifted up portions from before his face to them.”

tn Heb “and they drank and were intoxicated with him” (cf. NIV “drank freely with him”; NEB “grew merry”; NRSV “were merry”). The brothers were apparently relaxed and set at ease, despite Joseph’s obvious favoritism toward Benjamin.

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