Genesis 43:20
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English Standard Version
and said, “Oh, my lord, we 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:

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:

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:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Thus Israel let his sons go with the blessing, "God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may liberate to you your other brother (Simeon) and Benjamin;" and with this resigned submission to the will of God, "And I, if I am bereaved, I am bereaved," i.e., if I am to lose my children, let it be so! For this mode of expression, cf. Esther 4:16 and 2 Kings 7:4. שׁכּלתּי with the pausal a, answering to the feelings of the speaker, which is frequently used for o; e.g., טרף for יטרף, Genesis 49:27.

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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 the steward of Joseph's house and spoke with him at the door of the house,

Genesis 43:21
And when we came to the lodging place we opened our sacks, and there was each man's money in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight. So we have brought it again with us,

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