Genesis 42:12
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English Standard Version
He said to them, “No, it is the nakedness of the land that you have come to see.”

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

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.

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

Genesis 42:13
And they said, "We, your servants, are twelve brothers, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan, and behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is no more."

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