Genesis 42:11

“We are all one man's sons; we are true men, thy servants are no spies.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

We are all one mans sonnes, we are true men: thy seruants are no spies.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"We are all sons of one man; we are honest men, your servants are not spies."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

We are all one man's sons; we are true men, thy servants are no spies.
- American Standard Version (1901)

We are all one man's sons, we are true men; we have not come with any secret purpose.
- Basic English Bible

We are all one man's sons; we are honest: thy servants are not spies.
- Darby Bible

We are all one man's sons; we are true men; thy servants are no spies.
- Webster's Bible

We are all one man's sons; we are honest men. Your servants are not spies."
- World English Bible

we [are] all of us sons of one man, we [are] right men; thy servants have not been spies;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

We are all one man's sons; we are upright men, thy servants are no spies.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 42

  • A disciple
    I know that the Lord Jesus has forgiven me my sins, and made me clean through His word. Yet I am deeply mortified and grieved when I think of about how badly I polluted myself in sins. I think this is a good sign of true awakening, when there's a real repentance and conversion. When the day comes that God wipes away all tears from off all our faces, then will we be made to forget the pat for ever.
  • BSP
    Verse 38: We can see that the loss of Joseph had long term effects on Jacob's feelings. Imagine those who have lost a child today. Feelings of distress and even depression can last for years.
  • A disciple
    As Joseph was given the day when his brothers had to face him again for their sins against him, and he knew how to deal wisely with them; so will the Lord be faithful to bring all those who have wronged us to our feet, to show them how much He has loved us, and honors those who are good and holy before Him. God has to speak roughly to the ones who need to repent, when they are hiding their sins.
  • Cavine ouma
    God works in mysterious ways
  • Ahuwa Chiamaka Jessica
    We should always be kind
  • Stephen for verse 8
    The jews didnt recognise Jesus their brother as the Messiah

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