Genesis 42:10
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English Standard Version
They said to him, “No, my lord, your servants have come to buy food.

King James Bible
And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come.

American Standard Version
And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they said: It is not so, my lord, but thy servants are come to buy food.

English Revised Version
And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they said to him, No, my lord, but to buy food have thy servants come.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

With the words "Why do ye look at one another!" viz., in such a helpless and undecided manner. Jacob exhorted his sons to fetch corn from Egypt, to preserve his family from starvation. Joseph's ten brothers went, as their aged father would not allow his youngest son Benjamin to go with them, for fear that some calamity might befall him (קרא equals קרה, Genesis 44:29 as in Genesis 42:38 and Genesis 49:1); and they came "in the midst of the comers," i.e., among others who came from the same necessity, and bowed down before Joseph with their faces to the earth. For he was "the ruler over the land," and had the supreme control of the sale of the corn, so that they were obliged to apply to him. השּׁלּיט seems to have been the standing title which the Shemites gave to Joseph as ruler in Egypt; and from this the later legend of Σάλατις the first king of the Hyksos arose (Josephus c. Ap. i. 14). The only other passages in which the word occurs in the Old Testament are in writings of the captivity or a still later date, and there it is taken from the Chaldee; it belongs, however, not merely to the Aramaean thesaurus, but to the Arabic also, from which it was introduced into the passage before us.

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Genesis 27:29,37 Let people serve you, and nations bow down to you: be lord over your brothers, and let your mother's sons bow down to you...

Genesis 37:8 And his brothers said to him, Shall you indeed reign over us? or shall you indeed have dominion over us?...

Genesis 44:9 With whomsoever of your servants it be found, both let him die, and we also will be my lord's slaves.

1 Samuel 26:17 And Saul knew David's voice, and said, Is this your voice, my son David? And David said, It is my voice, my lord, O king.

1 Kings 18:7 And as Obadiah was in the way, behold, Elijah met him: and he knew him, and fell on his face, and said, Are you that my lord Elijah?

Cross References
Genesis 37:8
His brothers said to him, "Are you indeed to reign over us? Or are you indeed to rule over us?" So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words.

Genesis 42:11
We are all sons of one man. We are honest men. Your servants have never been spies."

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