Genesis 42:14
New International Version
Joseph said to them, “It is just as I told you: You are spies!

New Living Translation
But Joseph insisted, “As I said, you are spies!

English Standard Version
But Joseph said to them, “It is as I said to you. You are spies.

Berean Study Bible
Then Joseph declared, “Just as I said, you are spies!

King James Bible
And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are spies:

New King James Version
But Joseph said to them, “It is as I spoke to you, saying, ‘You are spies!’

New American Standard Bible
Yet Joseph said to them, “It is as I said to you, you are spies;

NASB 1995
Joseph said to them, “It is as I said to you, you are spies;

NASB 1977
And Joseph said to them, “It is as I said to you, you are spies;

Amplified Bible
Joseph said to them, “It is as I said to you, you are spies.

Christian Standard Bible
Then Joseph said to them, “I have spoken: ‘You are spies! ’

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Joseph said to them, “I have spoken: ‘You are spies!’

American Standard Version
And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are spies:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yoseph said to them, “It is what I said to you; you are spies!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Joseph said to them, This is it that I spoke to you, saying, ye are spies;

Contemporary English Version
Joseph replied: It's like I said. You're spies,

Douay-Rheims Bible
He saith: This is it that I said: You are spies.

English Revised Version
And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are spies:

Good News Translation
"It is just as I said," Joseph answered. "You are spies.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"It's just as I told you," Joseph said to them. "You're spies!

International Standard Version
"I'm right!" Joseph insisted. "Just as I said, you're spies!

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Joseph said unto them: 'That is it that I spoke unto you, saying: Ye are spies.

Literal Standard Version
And Joseph says to them, “This [is] that which I have spoken to you, saying, You [are] spies,

NET Bible
But Joseph told them, "It is just as I said to you: You are spies!

New Heart English Bible
But Joseph said to them, "It is as I said to you, saying, 'You are spies.'

World English Bible
Joseph said to them, "It is like I told you, saying, 'You are spies!'

Young's Literal Translation
And Joseph saith unto them, 'This is that which I have spoken unto you, saying, Ye are spies,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Joseph's Brothers Sent to Egypt
13But they answered, “Your servants are twelve brothers, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan. The youngest is now with our father, and one is no more.” 14Then Joseph declared, “Just as I said, you are spies! 15And this is how you will be tested: As surely as Pharaoh lives, you shall not leave this place unless your youngest brother comes here.…

Cross References
Genesis 42:13
But they answered, "Your servants are twelve brothers, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan. The youngest is now with our father, and one is no more."

Genesis 42:15
And this is how you will be tested: As surely as Pharaoh lives, you shall not leave this place unless your youngest brother comes here.


Treasury of Scripture

And Joseph said to them, That is it that I spoke to you, saying, You are spies:

Genesis 42:9-11
And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said unto them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness of the land ye are come…

Job 13:24
Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and holdest me for thine enemy?

Job 19:11
He hath also kindled his wrath against me, and he counteth me unto him as one of his enemies.









(14) That is it . . . --Joseph persists in his charge, because, besides the information which he gained, he also wished to get Benjamin into his power, that he might have him with him. As for his brethren, he had probably as yet no settled purpose, but naturally he would feel great indignation at the treatment he had experienced at their hands, and might not be unwilling to give them some degree of punishment.

Verses 14-16. - And Joseph said unto them (betraying his excitement in his language), That is it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are spies. But Joseph knew by this time that they were not spies. Hence his persistent accusation of them, which to the brothers must have seemed despotic and tyrannical, and which cannot be referred to malevolence or revenge, must be explained by a desire on the part of Joseph to bring his brothers to a right state of mind. Hereby (or in this) ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh - literally, life of Pharaoh An Egyptian oath (LXX., Gesenius, Rosenmüller, Kalisch, Lange), in using which Joseph was not without blame, aliquid esse fateor quod merito culpetur (Calvin) though by some (Ainsworth, Wordsworth, Murphy, 'Speaker's Commentary') the expression is regarded simply as a strong asseveration (cf. 1 Samuel 1:26; 1 Samuel 17:55) - ye shall not go forth hence (literally, life of Pharaoh! if ye go from this. The language is elliptical, meaning either, May Pharaoh perish if ye escape from punishment as spies, unless, etc.; or, As surely as Pharaoh lives, may retribution fall on me if ye go from this place) except your youngest brother come hither. The condition, which must have appeared extremely frivolous to Joseph's brethren, was clearly designed to ascertain the truth about Benjamin. Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye (i.e. the rest of you) shall be kept in prison (literally, shall be put in bonds), that your words may be proved (literally, and your words shall be proved), whether there be any truth in you; or else (literally, and if not) by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies - literally (sc. I swear), that ye are spies.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then Joseph
יוֹסֵ֑ף (yō·w·sêp̄)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3130: Joseph -- 'he increases', a son of Jacob, also the name of several Israelites

said
וַיֹּ֥אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to them,
אֲלֵהֶ֖ם (’ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

“Just as I said,
דִּבַּ֧רְתִּי (dib·bar·tî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

you
אַתֶּֽם׃ (’at·tem)
Pronoun - second person masculine plural
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

are spies!
מְרַגְּלִ֥ים (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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