New Living Translation
"Yes, you are!" Joseph insisted. "You have come to see how vulnerable our land has become."
King James Bible
And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said to them, No; but to see the exposed places of the land are ye come.
World English Bible
He said to them, "No, but you have come to see the nakedness of the land!"
Young's Literal Translation
and he saith unto them, 'No, but the nakedness of the land ye have come to see;'
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CommentaryGenesis 42:12 Parallel Commentaries
The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
We are all brothers--members of the same family. We are honest men, sir! We are not spies!"
"Sir," they said, "there are actually twelve of us. We, your servants, are all brothers, sons of a man living in the land of Canaan. Our youngest brother is back there with our father right now, and one of our brothers is no longer with us."
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