Genesis 42:30

“The man, who is the lord of the land, spake roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The man who is the lord of the land, spake roughly to vs, and tooke vs for spies of the countrey.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The man, the lord of the land, spoke harshly with us, and took us for spies of the country.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The man, the lord of the land, spake roughly with us, and took us for spies of the country.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The man who is the ruler of the country was rough with us and put us in prison, saying that we had come with a secret evil purpose.
- Basic English Bible

The man, the lord of the land, spoke roughly to us, and treated us as spies of the land.
- Darby Bible

The man who is the lord of the land, spoke roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country.
- Webster's Bible

The man, the lord of the land, spoke roughly with us, and took us for spies of the country.
- World English Bible

`The man, the lord of the land, hath spoken with us sharp things, and maketh us as spies of the land;
- Youngs Literal Bible

'The man, the lord of the land, spoke roughly with us, and took us for spies of the country.
- 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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