Genesis 42:12
New International Version
"No!" he said to them. "You have come to see where our land is unprotected."

New Living Translation
“Yes, you are!” Joseph insisted. “You have come to see how vulnerable our land has become.”

English Standard Version
He said to them, “No, it is the nakedness of the land that you have come to see.”

Berean Study Bible
“No,” he told them. “You have come to see if our land is vulnerable.”

King James Bible
And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.

New King James Version
But he said to them, “No, but you have come to see the nakedness of the land.”

New American Standard Bible
Yet he said to them, “No, but you have come to look at the undefended parts of our land!”

NASB 1995
Yet he said to them, "No, but you have come to look at the undefended parts of our land!"

NASB 1977
Yet he said to them, “No, but you have come to look at the undefended parts of our land!”

Amplified Bible
Yet he said to them, “No, you have come to see the undefended parts of our land.”

Christian Standard Bible
“No,” he said to them. “You have come to see the weakness of the land.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
No," he said to them. "You have come to see the weakness of the land."

American Standard Version
And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he said to them, Nay, but ye are come to observe the marks of the land.

Contemporary English Version
"That isn't so!" Joseph insisted. "You've come here to find out where our country is weak."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he answered them: It is otherwise: you are come to consider the unfenced parts of this land.

English Revised Version
And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.

Good News Translation
Joseph said to them, "No! You have come to find out where our country is weak."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He said to them, "No! You've come to find out where our country is unprotected."

International Standard Version
But Joseph kept insisting, "It's just as I've said—you've come here to spy on our unguarded territories!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he said unto them: 'Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.'

Literal Standard Version
and he says to them, “No, but you have come to see the nakedness of the land”;

NET Bible
"No," he insisted, "but you have come to see if our land is vulnerable."

New Heart English Bible
But he said to them, "No, but you have come to look for the vulnerabilities of the country."

World English Bible
He said to them, "No, but you have come to see the nakedness of the land!"

Young's Literal Translation
and he saith unto them, 'No, but the nakedness of the land ye have come to see;'

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Joseph's Brothers Sent to Egypt
11We are all sons of one man. Your servants are honest men, not spies.” 12“No,” he told them. “You have come to see if our land is vulnerable.” 13But they answered, “Your servants are twelve brothers, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan. The youngest is now with our father, and one is no more.”…

Cross References
Genesis 42:11
We are all sons of one man. Your servants are honest men, not spies."

Genesis 42:13
But they answered, "Your servants are twelve brothers, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan. The youngest is now with our father, and one is no more."


Treasury of Scripture

And he said to them, No, but to see the nakedness of the land you are come.

nakedness.

Genesis 42:9
And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said unto them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
“No,”
לֹ֕א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

he told
וַיֹּ֖אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

them.
אֲלֵהֶ֑ם (’ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

“You have come
בָּאתֶ֥ם (bā·ṯem)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to see
לִרְאֽוֹת׃ (lir·’ō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

if our land
הָאָ֖רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

[is] vulnerable.”
עֶרְוַ֥ת (‘er·waṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6172: Nakedness


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