Genesis 43:25

ESV they prepared the present for Joseph’s coming at noon, for they heard that they should eat bread there.
NIV They prepared their gifts for Joseph's arrival at noon, because they had heard that they were to eat there.
NASB So they prepared the gift for Joseph’s arrival at noon; for they had heard that they were to eat a meal there.
CSB Since the men had heard that they were going to eat a meal there, they prepared their gift for Joseph's arrival at noon.
NLT They were told they would be eating there, so they prepared their gifts for Joseph’s arrival at noon.
KJV And they made ready the present against Joseph came at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread there.

What does Genesis 43:25 mean?

Eleven of Jacob's sons (Genesis 43:1–2) are now honored guests (Genesis 43:23–24) in the home of the Egyptian ruler who had previously threatened them (Genesis 42:14, 19–20), To improve their chances, they prepare their own gift for him. This is an assortment of Canaanite specialties sent by their father Jacob (Genesis 43:11). Those were prepared to convince the Egyptian governor not to punish the men or harm their youngest brother, Benjamin.

They have learned that the ruler will arrive to eat a meal with them at noon. Before long, the men will learn that this man is their estranged brother Joseph (Genesis 42:8), whom the oldest ten had sold into slavery twenty years earlier (Genesis 37:24–28). Though he continues to test and examine them, Joseph's ultimate intentions are good (Genesis 47:11–12).
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