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"We beg your pardon, our lord," they said, "we came down here the first time to buy food.
King James Bible
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:
Young's Literal Translation
and say, 'O, my lord, we really come down at the commencement to buy food;
Genesis 43:20 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
O sir, we came indeed - to buy food - There is a frankness now in the conduct of Joseph's brethren that did not exist before; they simply and honestly relate the whole circumstance of the money being found in their sacks on their return from their last journey. Afflictions from the hand of God, and under his direction, have a wonderful tendency to humble the soul. Did men know how gracious his designs are in sending such, no murmur would ever be heard against the dispensations of Divine Providence.
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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, saying, You shall not see my face, except your brother be with you...
Genesis 42:3,10,27,35 And Joseph's ten brothers went down to buy corn in Egypt...
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Genesis 43:19 So they went up to Joseph's steward and spoke to him at the entrance to the house.
Genesis 43:21 But at the place where we stopped for the night we opened our sacks and each of us found his silver--the exact weight--in the mouth of his sack. So we have brought it back with us.