Genesis 43:11

Joseph's Brothers Return to Egypt

11 And their father Israel said to them, "If it must be so, then do this: Take some of the best fruits of the land in your vessels and f carry down a present for the man - a little g balm and a little honey, spices and myrrh, pistachio nuts and almonds.

  1. Cross References
    Genesis 32:20
    "and also say, 'Behold, your servant Jacob is behind us."' For he said, "I will appease him with the present that goes before me, and afterward I will see his face; perhaps he will accept me."
    Genesis 33:10
    And Jacob said, "No, please, if I have now found favor in your sight, then receive my present from my hand, inasmuch as I have seen your face as though I had seen the face of God, and you were pleased with me.
    Genesis 43:25
    Then they made the present ready for Joseph's coming at noon, for they heard that they would eat bread there.
    Genesis 43:26
    And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed down before him to the earth.
    Proverbs 18:16
    A man's gift makes room for him, And brings him before great men.
  2. Cross References
    Genesis 37:25
    And they sat down to eat a meal. Then they lifted their eyes and looked, and there was a company of Ishmaelites, coming from Gilead with their camels, bearing spices, balm, and myrrh, on their way to carry them down to Egypt.
    Jeremiah 8:22
    Is there no balm in Gilead, Is there no physician there? Why then is there no recovery For the health of the daughter of my people?
    Ezekiel 27:17
    Judah and the land of Israel were your traders. They traded for your merchandise wheat of Minnith, millet, honey, oil, and balm.
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