Genesis 42:23
New International Version
They did not realize that Joseph could understand them, since he was using an interpreter.

New Living Translation
Of course, they didn't know that Joseph understood them, for he had been speaking to them through an interpreter.

English Standard Version
They did not know that Joseph understood them, for there was an interpreter between them.

Berean Study Bible
They did not realize that Joseph understood them, since there was an interpreter between them.

New American Standard Bible
They did not know, however, that Joseph understood, for there was an interpreter between them.

King James Bible
And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he spake unto them by an interpreter.

Christian Standard Bible
They did not realize that Joseph understood them, since there was an interpreter between them.

Contemporary English Version
They did not know that Joseph could understand them, since he was speaking through an interpreter.

Good News Translation
Joseph understood what they said, but they did not know it, because they had been speaking to him through an interpreter.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They did not realize that Joseph understood them, since there was an interpreter between them.

International Standard Version
Meanwhile, they had no idea that Joseph could understand them, since he was talking to them through an interpreter.

NET Bible
(Now they did not know that Joseph could understand them, for he was speaking through an interpreter.)

New Heart English Bible
They did not know that Joseph understood them; for there was an interpreter between them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They didn't know that Joseph could understand them, because he was speaking through an interpreter.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for the interpreter was between them.

New American Standard 1977
They did not know, however, that Joseph understood, for there was an interpreter between them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they did not know that Joseph understood them, for he spoke unto them by an interpreter.

King James 2000 Bible
And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he spoke unto them by an interpreter.

American King James Version
And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he spoke to them by an interpreter.

American Standard Version
And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for there was an interpreter between them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But they knew not that Joseph understood them; for there was an interpreter between them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they knew not that Joseph understood, because he spoke to them by an interpreter.

Darby Bible Translation
And they did not know that Joseph understood, for the interpreter was between them.

English Revised Version
And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for there was an interpreter between them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he spoke to them by an interpreter.

World English Bible
They didn't know that Joseph understood them; for there was an interpreter between them.

Young's Literal Translation
And they have not known that Joseph understandeth, for the interpreter is between them;
Study Bible
Joseph's Brothers Sent to Egypt
22But Reuben replied: “Didn’t I tell you not to sin against the boy? But you would not listen. Now we must account for his blood!” 23They did not realize that Joseph understood them, since there was an interpreter between them. 24And he turned away from them and wept. When he turned back and spoke to them, he took Simeon from them and had him bound before their eyes.…
Cross References
Genesis 11:7
Come, let Us go down and confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another's speech."

Genesis 42:22
But Reuben replied: "Didn't I tell you not to sin against the boy? But you would not listen. Now we must account for his blood!"

Genesis 42:24
And he turned away from them and wept. When he turned back and spoke to them, he took Simeon from them and had him bound before their eyes.

Treasury of Scripture

And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he spoke to them by an interpreter.

he spake unto them by a interpreter.

Genesis 42:24
And he turned himself about from them, and wept; and returned to them again, and communed with them, and took from them Simeon, and bound him before their eyes.

Genesis 43:19
And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they communed with him at the door of the house,

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John 16:13,14
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come…

2 Corinthians 5:20
Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.







Lexicon
They
וְהֵם֙ (wə·hêm)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

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

realize
יָֽדְע֔וּ (yā·ḏə·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

that
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

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

understood them,
שֹׁמֵ֖עַ (šō·mê·a‘)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

since
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

there was an interpreter
הַמֵּלִ֖יץ (ham·mê·lîṣ)
Article | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3887: Ambassador, have in derision, interpreter, make a mock, mocker

between them.
בֵּינֹתָֽם׃ (bê·nō·ṯām)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 996: An interval, space between
Verse 23. - And they knew not (while they talked in what they imagined to be a foreign dialect to the Egyptian viceroy) that Joseph understood them; - literally, heard (so as to understand what was said) - for he spake unto them by an interpreter - literally, for the interpreter. (חַמְּלִיצ, the hiph. part., with the art., of לוּצ, to speak barbarously, in the hiph. to act as an interpreter), i.e. the official Court interpreter, ἑρμηνευτής (LXX.), was between them. 42:21-24 The office of conscience is to bring to mind things long since said and done. When the guilt of this sin of Joseph's brethren was fresh, they made light of it, and sat down to eat bread; but now, long afterward, their consciences accused them of it. See the good of afflictions; they often prove the happy means of awakening conscience, and bringing sin to our remembrance. Also, the evil of guilt as to our brethren. Conscience now reproached them for it. Whenever we think we have wrong done us, we ought to remember the wrong we have done to others. Reuben alone remembered with comfort, that he had done what he could to prevent the mischief. When we share with others in their sufferings, it will be a comfort if we have the testimony of our consciences for us, that we did not share in their evil deeds, but in our places witnessed against them. Joseph retired to weep. Though his reason directed that he should still carry himself as a stranger, because they were not as yet humbled enough, yet natural affection could not but work.
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