Genesis 43:20
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New International Version
"We beg your pardon, our lord," they said, "we came down here the first time to buy food.

New Living Translation
"Sir," they said, "we came to Egypt once before to buy food.

English Standard Version
and said, “Oh, my lord, we came down the first time to buy food.

New American Standard Bible
and said, "Oh, my lord, we indeed came down the first time to buy food,

King James Bible
And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They said, "Sir, we really did come down here the first time only to buy food.

International Standard Version
"Your Excellency," they said, "The first time we came here to buy food,

NET Bible
They said, "My lord, we did indeed come down the first time to buy food.

New Heart English Bible
and said, "Oh, my lord, we indeed came down the first time to buy food.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Please, sir," they said, "we came here to buy food once before.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and said: 'Oh my lord, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food.

New American Standard 1977
and said, “Oh, my lord, we indeed came down the first time to buy food,

Jubilee Bible 2000
and said, my lord, we came indeed down the first time to buy food;

King James 2000 Bible
And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food:

American King James Version
And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food:

American Standard Version
and said, Oh, my lord, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food:

Douay-Rheims Bible
They said: Sir, we desire thee to hear us: We came down once before to buy food:

Darby Bible Translation
and said, Ah! my lord, we came indeed down at the first to buy food.

English Revised Version
and said, Oh my lord, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food:

Webster's Bible Translation
And said, O sir, we came down indeed at the first time to buy food:

World English Bible
and said, "Oh, my lord, we indeed came down the first time to buy food.

Young's Literal Translation
and say, 'O, my lord, we really come down at the commencement to buy food;
Study Bible
Joseph's Hospitality to his Brothers
19So they came near to Joseph's house steward, and spoke to him at the entrance of the house, 20and said, "Oh, my lord, we indeed came down the first time to buy food, 21and it came about when we came to the lodging place, that we opened our sacks, and behold, each man's money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full. So we have brought it back in our hand.…
Cross References
Genesis 43:19
So they came near to Joseph's house steward, and spoke to him at the entrance of the house,

Genesis 43:21
and it came about when we came to the lodging place, that we opened our sacks, and behold, each man's money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full. So we have brought it back in our hand.
Treasury of Scripture

And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food:

we came indeed down. Heb. coming down we came down.

Genesis 43:3,7 And Judah spoke to him, saying, The man did solemnly protest to us, …

Genesis 42:3,10,27,35 And Joseph's ten brothers went down to buy corn in Egypt…

And said, O sir,.... Or, "on me, my lord" (a), one said in the name of the rest, perhaps Judah, on me let the blame lie, if guilty of rudeness in making our address to thee; or as the Vulgate Latin version, "we pray, sir, that thou wouldest hear us"; and so Jarchi and Aben Ezra say the phrase is expressive of beseeching, entreating, and supplicating:

we came indeed down at the first time to buy food; not to spy the land but to buy corn, and not to get it by fraud or tricking but by paying for it the price that was required.

(a) "in me Domine mi", Montanus. 43:15-25 Jacob's sons went down the second time into Egypt to buy corn. If we should ever know what a famine of the word means, let us not think it much to travel as far for spiritual food, as they did for bodily food. Joseph's steward had orders from his master to take them to his house. Even this frightened them. Those that are guilty make the worst of every thing. But the steward encouraged them. It appears, from what he said, that by his good master he was brought to the knowledge of the true God, the God of the Hebrews. Religious servants should take all fit occasions to speak of God and his providence, with reverence and seriousness.
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