2. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. And if the presence of a parent is so salutary in restraining us from transgression, how much more so must the impression be, that we act in the view of the Almighty? “Now, therefore, be not grieved nor angry with yourselves that ye sold me hither,” he says; “for God,” &c. Is not that Divine? For I fear God — This was a very encouraging word unto them. NIV Once-A-Day Bible for Leaders. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". Foot, D. D.). Copyright StatementThese files are considered public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available in the Online Bible Software Library. Joseph is now forgotten with his dreams; and if alive, never could they expect to find him there. I was placed in a small room with a friend from my church, a very quiet and obedient fellow. Joseph The Dreamer: Devotions From Time Of Grace. "Commentary on Genesis 42:18". BibliographyCoke, Thomas. The first impression which the human mind receives from the conviction of an over-ruling Power, is that of fear. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tbi/genesis-42.html. 1905-1909. All my deeds, my words, and my feelings, must pass His scrutiny and receive His sentence. And this reverential regard for Him does not abate, even when the soul becomes perfect in glory. 1. Library. While his name and fate were yet upon the public tongue, in a great assembly of the people--when in the vast theatre of Corinth, open to the sky, the solemn, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. "Commentary on Genesis 42:18". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/genesis-42.html. NIV Once-A-Day Bible. The fear of God. And how appropriate to the condition of an immortal being is the state of mind, which is described in the saying, “I fear God.” “I fear God.” I know He is here. 18 On the third day, Joseph said to them, “Do this and you will live, for I fear God: 19 If you are honest men, let one of your brothers stay here in prison, while the rest of you go and take grain back for your starving households. Luke 18:2,4 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither … 20 But you must bring your youngest brother to me, so that your words may be verified and that you may not die.” Genesis 42:18-25 New International Version (NIV). 1917. “For I fear God.” The text begins with a word that connects it with something else; that supposes a reason for the assertion it makes. Why should we thus “fear” Him? BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Genesis 42:18". Genesis 42:18 And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; [for] I fear God: Ver. 4. BibliographyBenson, Joseph. I fear God. Now Joseph said to them on the third day, "Do this and live, for I fear God: To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, (1) They fear the powers of the visible world, as if they were ready to betray or smite their delinquencies; as if their sounds might publish something concerning them, or their “arrows upon the string” had an aim towards them. 15Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither. Genesis 42:18. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) The Biblical Illustrator. ), This fear should daily control every Christian. Is not that the Spirit of God and of Christ? 2:5–11). “I will forewarn you,” said He to His disciples, “whom ye shall fear--fear Him who has power to destroy both soul and body in hell; yea, I say unto you, fear Him.” In view of such a Judge, who will not fear? Learning from OT Greats: Joseph - From the Pit to the Palace. 18. “And they did so.” meaning ‘they did as they were told’. 42 When Jacob learned that there was grain in Egypt, he said to his sons, “Why do you just keep looking at each other?” 2 He continued, “I have heard that there is grain in Egypt. “A bird of the air shall carry the matter.” There is a Greek story of a poet who, falling under the daggers of robbers, called upon some cranes who was flying overhead to avenge his death. And he “fears God.” He dare not do anything but forgive them. Genesis 42:18 Parallel Commentaries. 1874-1909. This might have raised some suspicion concerning Joseph, but that they knew there were divers among the heathens who did own the true God, though they worshipped idols with him. “For I fear God.” They would not suspect the use of ‘God’ (elohim) for they would consider it the work of the interpreter in explaining the meaning of Joseph’s words. Hive Carbon HOT Hive® is a board game with a difference. Because He is present to every agreement that is made, to every promise that is spoken, to every purpose that is secretly devised, to every action, however silently done. Because He is holy, and “the righteous Lord hateth iniquity.” Because He is mighty, and who can stand before His displeasure? have I been a good servant? All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. Where a man fears God, he cannot be unmerciful or unkind. The first impression which the human mind receives from the conviction of an over-ruling Power, is that of fear. 1865-1868. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/genesis-42.html. Genesis 20:11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not …. Deum illum, saith Junias, that true God, the proper object of fear; and therefore you need not doubt of fair dealing. Go down there and buy some for us, so that we may live and not die.” (3 Then ten of Joseph’s brothers went down to buy grain from Egypt. BibliographyClarke, Adam. When we beat ordinary spices, we care not for every dust, but let some fly out, and fall on the ground; but if Bezoar stone, or some such precious stuff, every little is looked to. In ways innumerable--in ways which, it is impossible for us to describe, or others to see--a grace will distil on those around us like drops of the morning dew; and blessings of immeasurable value, and eternal duration, will descend upon them. Their deep humiliations before him restrain not his severity; they are bound, and committed to safe custody as spies, that they might recollect themselves in the house of their prison, and repent over their own inhuman conduct; while their exculpation also informed him of those circumstances of his family, which, without discovering himself, he could not else have inquired into. One brother was to be retained as a hostage, the others would be allowed to return home. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. 16 Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be kept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether there be any truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies. ; Tatsu FEATURED Tatsu® is a two-player game in which players control three different types of dragon pieces; Hive HOT Hive® is a board game with a difference. 1801-1803. At the end of three days they are released, on condition of bringing down their younger brother, as a proof of their sincerity; and he gives the reason of this clemency, because he feared God. No palliation nor excuse can cause Him to take a different view of them from that with which He beholds them. He treats them roughly and calls them spies, Genesis 42:7-10. There were exceptions, of course, but very few. I say it is. Genesis 42:1-38.JOURNEY INTO EGYPT. “There is not a thought in my heart, but He knows it altogether.” There is no operation of my intellect, which He does not readily perceive. Learning from OT Greats: Joseph - From the Pit to the Palace. have I been a good son? [Hosea 6:2] "The rod of the wicked shall not rest on the lot of the righteous, lest they put forth their hands to folly"; [Psalms 125:3] lest their "spirits fail" before him. For I fear God. If you are true men let one of your brothers be put in custody in your prison house, but you go and carry corn for the famine of your houses, and bring your youngest brother to me. "Commentary on Genesis 42:18". 2013. Genesis 42:18 Context. The iniquities of my youth are kept in His remembrance. by the story of creation, i.-ii. If not, all professions of religion will avail me nothing. When the guilt of this sin of Joseph's brethren was fresh, they made light of it, and sat down to eat bread; but now, long afterward, their consciences accused them of it. “I fear God”; by Him I must be judged. Joseph The Dreamer. So here. (Gen 42:18-20) Joseph gives the terms for their release from prison. If not, let me confess my sins to God, and repent and amend at once, whatever it may cost me. So God, "after two days, will receive his; in the third day he will raise them up, and they shall live in his sight." Examine yourselves--ask yourselves, each of you, Have I been a good brother? And Joseph said unto them the third day.] C" Joseph set out a new test for the brothers to prove they were honest ( Genesis 42:18-20). Genesis 42:18–28. A feeling of awe at the thought of an invisible witness, who judges and will requite. Genesis 42:18 "And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; [for] I fear God:" "And Joseph said unto them the third day": His heart yearning towards them, though he put on such an appearance. For I fear God— As much as to say, I am influenced by a religious principle, though you might not expect it, in my place and station; and, as so influenced, cannot be guilty either of injustice or cruelty; on which account I will treat you with as much lenity as the suspicions I have urged will admit, detaining only one of you, and suffering the rest to carry corn for your house, and to verify your own account of yourselves. They are written in His book. Are these habits depraved--these fancies disordered? Pain and misadventure are nothing. 1857. They defend themselves and give an account of their family, Genesis 42:11-13. “On the third day.” A relatively short time. The bare bough points. Genesis 42:18-26 New International Version (NIV). 15 Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/genesis-42.html. Agitated feelings lie concealed under these words.”. Brethren--let the fear of God dwell at all times in your’ hearts; for “to that man,” said Jehovah, “will I look, who is humble, and of a contrite heart, and who trembleth at My word.” (J. Here is the true seat of the principle. Thus they realise that the possibility of their execution had been very close. 1859. live. “I fear God.” He knows all my actions. The stormy wind or the voice of the waters may have a word to fulfil for their condemnation. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/genesis-42.html. 1909-1922. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/genesis-42.html. A way of saying that they began to make preparation for departure. And this is as true of those who are holy, as of those whose sinfulness exposes them to His indignation. He is everywhere. The wear and losses of encroaching years are nothing. Then Joseph said to them the third day, “Do this and live, for I fear God: If you are honest men, let one of your brothers be confined to your prison house; but you, go and carry grain for the famine of your houses. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/genesis-42.html. Free Reading Plans and Devotionals related to Genesis 42:18. 20 But you must bring your youngest brother to me, so that your words may be verified and that you may not die.” D Joseph put them in prison ( Genesis 42:17). CHAPTER 42. Our lives will tell to all around us that there is something in the fear of God which is calculated to diffuse a heavenly savour over all cur feelings and actions. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". 18 On the third day, Joseph said to them, “Do this and you will live, for I fear God: 19 If you are honest men, let one of your brothers stay here in prison, while the rest of you go and take grain back for your starving households. The bare bough points. He forgives them utterly, and welcomes them with an agony of happy tears. REFLECTIONS.—Little thought the sons of Jacob who this great man was. The sins of my childhood are known to Him. He understands my thoughts. I shall do nothing contrary to justice or good faith, as I know I have a superior in heaven, to whom I must give an account. Commentary. If you are bad husbands or bad wives, bad parents or bad children, bad brothers or sisters, bad masters or servants, you will smart for it, according to the eternal laws of God, which are at work around you all day long, making the sinner punish himself whether he likes or not. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/genesis-42.html. Not one of them has been concealed from His view. BibliographyPett, Peter. | 10,869 … have I been a good husband? His rough address, and his imprecation, terrify them, but his deeds still more. OUT NOW Feed Me! 1905. And if you think that I speak too strongly on this point, recollect that I do no more than St. Paul does, when he sums up the most lofty and mystical of all his Epistles, the Epistle to the Ephesians, by simple commands to husbands and wives, parents and children, masters and servants, as if he should say: You wish to be holy? The Saviour has not thus instructed me. A cry escapedfrom the assassins, who were present at the spectacle. He will even put out of their minds the very memory of their baseness. He knows my motives. It was two nights and one day and two part days, regularly called ‘three days’ (Genesis 42:17) and even at times ‘three days and three nights’. "Commentary on Genesis 42:18". Their detection followed, and their just death was added as the terrible conclusion of the sacred song, and fulfilment of its prophecy. New York. Free Reading Plans and Devotionals related to Genesis 42:18. Free Reading Plans and Devotionals related to Genesis 42:18. 'This do, and live; for I fear God:- Jewish Publication Society Bible. He seems to say to his brethren, I am a worshipper of the true God, and ye have nothing to fear. Do these passions start away from holy motives? Joseph Benson's Commentary. It is one of those rare occasions that comes to my mind as we approach the reunion of Joseph and his brothers in Genesis 42. Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt--learned from common rumor.It is evident from Jacob's language that his own and his sons' families had suffered greatly from the scarcity; and through the increasing severity of the scourge, those men, who had formerly shown both activity and spirit, were sinking into despondency. "Commentary on Genesis 42:18". The rustling leaf has a warning. "Commentary on Genesis 42:18". “For the famine of your houses.” There were not just the ten but their households to feed, and this would involve much corn. To some, it may seem strange that the holiness of a being should be a ground of fear. (C. Kingsley, M. "Commentary on Genesis 42:18". Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". It is made upon the conscience. "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". I fear God; for He is holy. And they illustrate one part of the fact, that the creation, even in its innocent objects and pleasant forms, is the enemy of those who will not make the Author of it a friend. "Scofield Reference Notes on Genesis 42:18". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". The hostilities of nature the utmost rage of the air and sea, are nothing to this. Because He requires the duty by which we feel ourselves bound. King James Version (KJV). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/genesis-42.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/genesis-42.html. There are various ways in which these effects are produced upon the children of disobedience. Now, who that knows the holiness of Jehovah, and His constant abhorrence of sin, will not fear Him? And Ioseph said vnto them the third day, This doe, and liue: for I feare God.- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible ScanNow Joseph said to them on the third day, "Do this and live, for I fear God:- New American Standard Version (1995)And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live: for I fear God:- American Standard Version (1901)And on the third day Joseph said to them, Do this, if you would keep your lives: for I am a god-fearing man:- Basic English BibleAnd Joseph said to them the third day, This do, that ye may live: I fear God.- Darby BibleAnd Joseph said to them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God: - Webster's BibleJoseph said to them the third day, "Do this, and live, for I fear God.- World English BibleAnd Joseph saith unto them on the third day, `This do and live; God I fear!- Youngs Literal Bible And Joseph said unto them the third day. On the third day they are brought out of the prison and led before the great Egyptian official. And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it was that sold to all the people of the land: and … 2. have I been a good father? To get what Genesis 42:18 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity. A feeling of awe at the thought of an invisible witness, who judges and will requite. NIV Once-A-Day Bible for Women. There is no affection in our hearts which is not entirely open to His view. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? No influence on the feelings, or the character, can be more salutary. To live, and move, and be in the presence of so great and adorable a being, cannot but excite emotions of awe. (N. Genesis 42:18 • Genesis 42:18 NIV • Genesis 42:18 NLT • Genesis 42:18 ESV • Genesis 42:18 NASB • Genesis 42:18 KJV • Genesis 42:18 Commentaries • Genesis 42:18 Bible Apps • Genesis 42:18 Biblia Paralela • Genesis 42:18 Chinese Bible • Genesis 42:18 French Bible • Genesis 42:18 German Bible Interlinear Bible Bible Hub But they must return with Benjamin to prove the truth of their words. The story may be true, for doubtless such things have been. It is as if he had said, You may assure yourselves I will do you no wrong; I dare not, for I … 18And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God: 19If ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses: 20But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. 18 On the third day, Joseph said to them, “Do this and you will live, for I fear God: u John Trapp Complete Commentary. Genesis 42:18. No other trait is more prominent in the character of devout men, than the fear of God. (Menochius). 21And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us. It is a moral impression. Considering the strength of his unsubdued propensities to evil, will he not be apprehensive that he may incur the displeasure of a Holy God? Obstinate diseases call for strong medicine. BibliographyBeza, Theodore. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". When John had a view of the heavenly world, he heard them “sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, ‘Great and marvellous are Thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are Thy ways, Thou King of saints. But all these are only circumstances. "Commentary on Genesis 42:18". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. 4. For I fear God — This was a very encouraging word unto them. Can a human being, who is convinced that he has violated the law of God--who understands that during many years he was constantly engaged in rebellion against Him--who feels, that even if he has been born of God, he has not been perfect, but is chargeable every day, in the view of Infinite Holiness, with many transgressions--can he live without fear? Go to. He knows what it is in us that moves us to retain His Word in our families; what it is that influences us to come to His house; what it is that incites any of us to profess to be His disciples. NIV Once-A-Day Bible for Women. Which best represents the problem with the comment. The news was not as bad as they had feared. They do not yet go for the following words occur in the presence of Joseph. Now, if such a fear of God occupy our souls, then it will be impossible not to speak reverentially respecting Him. 1685. I will spare your lives, and not punish you with death as spies, and you shall carry provisions, that your family also may live; for I fear God, and therefore will not be cruel to you, nor to your brother whom you shall leave with me. He appears unmoved, and puts them all in prison for three days, Genesis 42:14-17. Then all would live. The several topics hitherto mentioned touch upon what is outside of us. The Essential 100® Bible Challenge–3–The Story Of Joseph. A" Joseph understood and wept ( Genesis 42:23-24)." NIV Once-A-Day Bible. It cannot fail, if rightly considered, to produce a salutary fear in the heart of every child of Adam. (37) Reuben’s dramatic offer. And if you despise the laws of God, they will surely avenge themselves on you. The individual consciousness of every one dwells in the midst of them, and impresses them with a character of its own. It may be that he had reasons for it which we are not told. The Essential 100® Bible Challenge–3–The Story Of Joseph. I fear God - ירא אני האלהים את eth haelohim ani yare, literally translated the passage runs thus, I also fear the gods; but the emphatic ה ha is probably added by Joseph, both here and in his conversation with Pharaoh, the more particularly to point out the eminence and perfection of the Supreme Being as contradistinguished from the gods of Egypt. {See Trapp on "Genesis 20:11"} Learn here, that confession of our faith is to be made as oft as thereby God may be glorified and our brethren edified. "E.W. Every summer my sister and I attended church camp. Genesis 42:18 On the third day, Joseph said to them, “Do this and you will live, for I fear God: Read verse in New International Version https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/srn/genesis-42.html. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Genesis 42:18. This might have given them an him who he was: but there being among the Gentiles, in all nations, some few that feared God, they took no further notice of it than this, that they might expect just and equitable dealings by him; since, though he was in such an high place, he knew and owned there was one higher than he, to whom he was accountable.

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