Genesis 42:12
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New International Version
"No!" he said to them. "You have come to see where our land is unprotected."

New Living Translation
"Yes, you are!" Joseph insisted. "You have come to see how vulnerable our land has become."

English Standard Version
He said to them, “No, it is the nakedness of the land that you have come to see.”

New American Standard Bible
Yet he said to them, "No, but you have come to look at the undefended parts of our land!"

King James Bible
And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.

Christian Standard Bible
"No," he said to them. "You have come to see the weakness of the land."

Contemporary English Version
"That isn't so!" Joseph insisted. "You've come here to find out where our country is weak."

Good News Translation
Joseph said to them, "No! You have come to find out where our country is weak."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
No," he said to them. "You have come to see the weakness of the land."

International Standard Version
But Joseph kept insisting, "It's just as I've said—you've come here to spy on our unguarded territories!"

NET Bible
"No," he insisted, "but you have come to see if our land is vulnerable."

New Heart English Bible
He said to them, "No, but you have come to see the nakedness of the land."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He said to them, "No! You've come to find out where our country is unprotected."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he said unto them: 'Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.'

New American Standard 1977
Yet he said to them, “No, but you have come to look at the undefended parts of our land!”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said unto them, No, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land you are come.

American King James Version
And he said to them, No, but to see the nakedness of the land you are come.

American Standard Version
And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he answered them: It is otherwise: you are come to consider the unfenced parts of this land.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said to them, No; but to see the exposed places of the land are ye come.

English Revised Version
And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to them, No, but to see the nakedness of the land have ye come.

World English Bible
He said to them, "No, but you have come to see the nakedness of the land!"

Young's Literal Translation
and he saith unto them, 'No, but the nakedness of the land ye have come to see;'
Study Bible
Joseph's Brothers Sent to Egypt
11"We are all sons of one man; we are honest men, your servants are not spies." 12Yet he said to them, "No, but you have come to look at the undefended parts of our land!" 13But they said, "Your servants are twelve brothers in all, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and behold, the youngest is with our father today, and one is no longer alive."…
Cross References
Genesis 42:11
"We are all sons of one man; we are honest men, your servants are not spies."

Genesis 42:13
But they said, "Your servants are twelve brothers in all, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and behold, the youngest is with our father today, and one is no longer alive."
Treasury of Scripture

And he said to them, No, but to see the nakedness of the land you are come.

nakedness.

Genesis 42:9 And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said …

And he said unto them, nay,.... This argument will not do, I am not to be put off with such words as these; if you can produce no better proof of your being honest men than this, or give no better account of yourselves, I must abide by it, that:

to see the nakedness of the land ye are come; this he urged in order to get a further account from them of their family and the state of it, which he was anxious to know. 42:7-20 Joseph was hard upon his brethren, not from a spirit of revenge, but to bring them to repentance. Not seeing his brother Benjamin, he suspected that they had made away with him, and he gave them occasion to speak of their father and brother. God, in his providence, sometimes seems harsh with those he loves, and speaks roughly to those for whom yet he has great mercy in store. Joseph settled at last, that one of them should be left, and the rest go home and fetch Benjamin. It was a very encouraging word he said to them, I fear God; as if he had said, You may be assured I will do you no wrong; I dare not, for I know there is one higher than I. With those that fear God, we may expect fair dealing.
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