Genesis 42:31

“And we said unto him, We are true men; we are no spies:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And we said vnto him, We are true men; we are no spies.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But we said to him, 'We are honest men; we are not spies.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And we said unto him, We are true men; and we are no spies:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And we said to him, We are true men, we have no evil designs;
- Basic English Bible

And we said to him, We are honest; we are not spies:
- Darby Bible

And we said to him, We are true men; we are no spies:
- Webster's Bible

We said to him, 'We are honest men. We are no spies.
- World English Bible

and we say unto him, We [are] right men, we have not been spies,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And we said unto him: We are upright men; we 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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