Genesis 42:31
New International Version
But we said to him, 'We are honest men; we are not spies.

New Living Translation
But we said, ‘We are honest men, not spies.

English Standard Version
But we said to him, ‘We are honest men; we have never been spies.

Berean Study Bible
But we told him, ‘We are honest men, not spies.

King James Bible
And we said unto him, We are true men; we are no spies:

New King James Version
But we said to him, ‘We are honest men; we are not spies.

New American Standard Bible
But we said to him, ‘We are honest men; we are not spies.

NASB 1995
"But we said to him, 'We are honest men; we are not spies.

NASB 1977
“But we said to him, ‘We are honest men; we are not spies.

Amplified Bible
But we told him, ‘We are honest men; we are not spies.

Christian Standard Bible
But we told him, ‘We are honest and not spies.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But we told him: We are honest and not spies.

American Standard Version
And we said unto him, We are true men; and we are no spies:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And we were saying to him, “We are just and we are not spies:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And we said to him, We are men of peace, we are not spies.

Contemporary English Version
But we told him, "We're honest men, not spies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And we answered him: We are peaceable men, and we mean no plot.

English Revised Version
And we said unto him, We are true men; we are no spies:

Good News Translation
'We are not spies,' we answered, 'we are honest men.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But we said to him, 'We're honest men, not spies.

International Standard Version
But we told him, 'No! We're honest men! We're not spies!

JPS Tanakh 1917
And we said unto him: We are upright men; we are no spies.

Literal Standard Version
and we say to him, We [are] right men, we have not been spies,

NET Bible
But we said to him, 'We are honest men; we are not spies!

New Heart English Bible
But we said to him, 'We are honest men. We are not spies.

World English Bible
We said to him, 'We are honest men. We are no spies.

Young's Literal Translation
and we say unto him, We are right men, we have not been spies,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Joseph's Brothers Return to Canaan
30“The man who is lord of the land spoke harshly to us and accused us of spying on the country. 31But we told him, ‘We are honest men, not spies. 32We are twelve brothers, sons of one father. One is no more, and the youngest is now with our father in the land of Canaan.’…

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

Genesis 42:32
We are twelve brothers, sons of one father. One is no more, and the youngest is now with our father in the land of Canaan.'


Treasury of Scripture

And we said to him, We are true men; we are no spies:

true.

Genesis 42:11
We are all one man's sons; we are true men, thy servants are no spies.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But we told
וַנֹּ֥אמֶר (wan·nō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say

him,
אֵלָ֖יו (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

‘We
אֲנָ֑חְנוּ (’ă·nā·ḥə·nū)
Pronoun - first person common plural
Strong's 587: We

are
הָיִ֖ינוּ (hā·yî·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first 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
לֹ֥א (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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