New Living Translation
But we said, 'We are honest men, not spies.
King James Bible
And we said unto him, We are true men; we are no spies:
Darby Bible Translation
And we said to him, We are honest; 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,
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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!"
We are twelve brothers, sons of one father. One brother is no longer with us, and the youngest is at home with our father in the land of Canaan.'
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