Genesis 42:11
New International Version
We are all the sons of one man. Your servants are honest men, not spies.”

New Living Translation
We are all brothers—members of the same family. We are honest men, sir! We are not spies!”

English Standard Version
We are all sons of one man. We are honest men. Your servants have never been spies.”

Berean Study Bible
We are all sons of one man. Your servants are honest men, not spies.”

King James Bible
We are all one man's sons; we are true men, thy servants are no spies.

New King James Version
We are all one man’s sons; we are honest men; your servants are not spies.”

New American Standard Bible
We are all sons of one man; we are honest men, your servants are not spies.”

NASB 1995
“We are all sons of one man; we are honest men, your servants are not spies.”

NASB 1977
“We are all sons of one man; we are honest men, your servants are not spies.”

Amplified Bible
We are all the sons of one man; we are honest men, your servants are not spies.”

Christian Standard Bible
“We are all sons of one man. We are honest; your servants are not spies.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We are all sons of one man. We are honest; your servants are not spies."”

American Standard Version
We are all one man's sons; we are true men, thy servants are no spies.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
All of us are sons of one man, and we are righteous, and your Servants are not spies.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
we are all sons of one man; we are peaceable, thy servants are not spies.

Contemporary English Version
We're honest men, and we come from the same family--we're not spies."

Douay-Rheims Bible
We are all the sons of one man: we are come as peaceable men, neither do thy servants go about any evil.

English Revised Version
We are all one man's sons; we are true men, thy servants are no spies.

Good News Translation
We are all brothers. We are not spies, sir, we are honest men."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We're all sons of one man. We're honest men, not spies."

International Standard Version
We're all sons of a common father. We're honest men, your majesty. We're not spies!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
We are all one man's sons; we are upright men, thy servants are no spies.'

Literal Standard Version
we [are] all of us sons of one man, we [are] right men; your servants have not been spies”;

NET Bible
We are all the sons of one man; we are honest men! Your servants are not spies."

New Heart English Bible
We are all sons of one man. We are honest men. Your servants are not spies."

World English Bible
We are all one man's sons; we are honest men. Your servants are not spies."

Young's Literal Translation
we are all of us sons of one man, we are right men; thy servants have not been spies;'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Joseph's Brothers Sent to Egypt
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.” 12“No,” he told them. “You have come to see if our land is vulnerable.”…

Cross References
Genesis 42:12
"No," he told them. "You have come to see if our land is vulnerable."

Genesis 42:16
Send one of your number to get your brother; the rest of you will be confined so that the truth of your words may be tested. If they are untrue, then as surely as Pharaoh lives, you are spies!"

Genesis 42:19
If you are honest, leave one of your brothers in custody while the rest of you go and take back grain to relieve the hunger of your households.

Genesis 42:31
But we told him, 'We are honest men, not spies.


Treasury of Scripture

We are all one man's sons; we are true men, your servants are no spies.

We are, etc.

true men.

Genesis 42:19,33,34
If ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses: …

John 7:18
He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.

2 Corinthians 6:4
But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,









(11) We are all one man's sons.--Joseph's brethren had probably expected this accusation, and their answer, as Abravanel points out, is a sound one: for no man would send his whole family on so dangerous an errand. And thus they press their family relations as a proof of their being true, that is, honest, just men, with no evil designs; and Joseph, who was glad in this way to obtain intelligence of his father and Benjamin, finally, after persisting in the accusation until he had learned all he wished to know, accepts their argument as valid.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
We
נָ֑חְנוּ (nā·ḥə·nū)
Pronoun - first person common plural
Strong's 5168: We

are all
כֻּלָּ֕נוּ (kul·lā·nū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

sons
בְּנֵ֥י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of one
אֶחָ֖ד (’e·ḥāḏ)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first

man.
אִישׁ־ (’îš-)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

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

are
הָי֥וּ (hā·yū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

honest [men],
כֵּנִ֣ים (kê·nîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 3651: So -- thus

not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

spies.”
מְרַגְּלִֽים׃ (mə·rag·gə·lîm)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 7270: To walk along, to reconnoiter, to be a, tale-bearer, to lead about


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