Genesis 42:23

“And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he spake unto them by an interpreter.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 42:23

And they knew not that Ioseph vnderstood them: for hee spake vnto them by an interpreter.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They did not know, however, that Joseph understood, for there was an interpreter between them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for there was an interpreter between them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They were not conscious that the sense of their words was clear to Joseph, for he had been talking to them through one who had knowledge of their language.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

And they have not known that Joseph understandeth, for the interpreter [is] between them;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for the interpreter was between them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 42:23

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 42:23


42:21 We are very guilty concerning our brother - We do not read that they said this during their three days imprisonment; but now when the matter was come to some issue, and they saw themselves still embarrassed, they began to relent. Perhaps Joseph's mention of the fear of God, put them upon consideration, and extorted this reflexion.

42:24 He took Simeon - He chose him for the hostage, probably because he remembered him to have been his most bitter enemy, or because he observed him now to be least humbled and concerned. He bound him before their eyes, to affect them all.


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