Genesis 42:10
New International Version
"No, my lord," they answered. "Your servants have come to buy food.

New Living Translation
“No, my lord!” they exclaimed. “Your servants have simply come to buy food.

English Standard Version
They said to him, “No, my lord, your servants have come to buy food.

Berean Study Bible
“Not so, my lord,” they replied. “Your servants have come to buy food.

King James Bible
And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come.

New King James Version
And they said to him, “No, my lord, but your servants have come to buy food.

New American Standard Bible
And they said to him, “No, my lord, but your servants have come to buy food.

NASB 1995
Then they said to him, "No, my lord, but your servants have come to buy food.

NASB 1977
Then they said to him, “No, my lord, but your servants have come to buy food.

Amplified Bible
But they said to him, “No, my lord, for your servants have [only] come to buy food.

Christian Standard Bible
“No, my lord. Your servants have come to buy food,” they said.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
No, my lord. Your servants have come to buy food," they said. "

American Standard Version
And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they said, “No, our Lord, your Servants have come to buy grain.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But they said, Nay, Sir, we thy servants are come to buy food;

Contemporary English Version
"No sir," they replied. "We're your servants, and we have only come to buy grain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they said: It is not so, my lord, but thy servants are come to buy food.

English Revised Version
And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come.

Good News Translation
"No, sir," they answered. "We have come as your slaves, to buy food.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"No, sir!" they answered him. "We've come to buy food.

International Standard Version
"No, your majesty," they replied. "Your servants have come here to buy food.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they said unto him: 'Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come.

Literal Standard Version
And they say to him, “No, my lord, but your servants have come to buy food;

NET Bible
But they exclaimed, "No, my lord! Your servants have come to buy grain for food!

New Heart English Bible
But they said to him, "No, my lord, but your servants have come to buy food.

World English Bible
They said to him, "No, my lord, but your servants have come to buy food.

Young's Literal Translation
And they say unto him, 'No, my lord, but thy servants have come to buy food;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Joseph's Brothers Sent to Egypt
9Joseph remembered his dreams about them and said, “You are spies! You have come to see if our land is vulnerable.” 10“Not so, my lord,” they replied. “Your servants have come to buy food. 11We are all sons of one man. Your servants are honest men, not spies.”…

Cross References
Genesis 37:8
"Do you intend to reign over us?" his brothers asked. "Will you actually rule us?" So they hated him even more because of his dream and his statements.

Genesis 42:11
We are all sons of one man. Your servants are honest men, not spies."


Treasury of Scripture

And they said to him, No, my lord, but to buy food are your servants come.

Genesis 27:29,37
Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee…

Genesis 37:8
And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.

Genesis 44:9
With whomsoever of thy servants it be found, both let him die, and we also will be my lord's bondmen.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Not so,
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

my lord,”
אֲדֹנִ֑י (’ă·ḏō·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 113: Sovereign, controller

they replied.
וַיֹּאמְר֥וּ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Your servants
וַעֲבָדֶ֥יךָ (wa·‘ă·ḇā·ḏe·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5650: Slave, servant

have come
בָּ֖אוּ (bā·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to buy
לִשְׁבָּר־ (liš·bār-)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7666: To deal in grain

food.
אֹֽכֶל׃ (’ō·ḵel)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 400: Food


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