Genesis 44:15
New International Version
Joseph said to them, "What is this you have done? Don't you know that a man like me can find things out by divination?"

New Living Translation
“What have you done?” Joseph demanded. “Don’t you know that a man like me can predict the future?”

English Standard Version
Joseph said to them, “What deed is this that you have done? Do you not know that a man like me can indeed practice divination?”

Berean Study Bible
“What is this deed you have done?” Joseph declared. “Do you not know that a man like me can surely divine the truth?”

King James Bible
And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that ye have done? wot ye not that such a man as I can certainly divine?

New King James Version
And Joseph said to them, “What deed is this you have done? Did you not know that such a man as I can certainly practice divination?”

New American Standard Bible
Joseph said to them, “What is this thing that you have done? Do you not know that a man who is like me can indeed practice divination?”

NASB 1995
Joseph said to them, "What is this deed that you have done? Do you not know that such a man as I can indeed practice divination?"

NASB 1977
And Joseph said to them, “What is this deed that you have done? Do you not know that such a man as I can indeed practice divination?”

Amplified Bible
Joseph spoke harshly to them, “What is this thing that you have done? Do you not realize that such a man as I can indeed practice divination and foretell [everything you do without outside knowledge of it]?”

Christian Standard Bible
“What have you done? ” Joseph said to them. “Didn’t you know that a man like me could uncover the truth by divination? ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What is this you have done?" Joseph said to them. "Didn't you know that a man like me could uncover the truth by divination?""

American Standard Version
And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that ye have done? know ye not that such a man as I can indeed divine?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yoseph said to them, “What is this deed that you have done? Do you not know that a man like me surely divines?”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Joseph said to them, What is this thing that ye have done? know ye not that a man such as I can surely divine?

Contemporary English Version
who asked them, "What have you done? Didn't you know I could find out?"

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to them: Why would you do so? know you not that there is no one like me in the science of divining.

English Revised Version
And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that ye have done? know ye not that such a man as I can indeed divine?

Good News Translation
and Joseph said, "What have you done? Didn't you know that a man in my position could find you out by practicing divination?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Joseph asked them, "What have you done? Don't you know that a man like me can find things out because he knows the future?"

International Standard Version
and Joseph asked them, "Why did you do this? Don't you know that I'm an expert at divination?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Joseph said unto them: 'What deed is this that ye have done? know ye not that such a man as I will indeed divine?'

Literal Standard Version
and Joseph says to them, “What [is] this deed that you have done? Have you not known that a man like me diligently observes?”

NET Bible
Joseph said to them, "What did you think you were doing? Don't you know that a man like me can find out things like this by divination?"

New Heart English Bible
And Joseph said to them, "What is this deed that you have done? Didn?t you know that a man like me can indeed practice divination?"

World English Bible
Joseph said to them, "What deed is this that you have done? Don't you know that such a man as I can indeed divine?"

Young's Literal Translation
and Joseph saith to them, 'What is this deed that ye have done? have ye not known that a man like me doth diligently observe?'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Benjamin and the Silver Cup
14When Judah and his brothers arrived at Joseph’s house, he was still there, and they fell to the ground before him. 15“What is this deed you have done?” Joseph declared. “Do you not know that a man like me can surely divine the truth?” 16“What can we say to my lord?” Judah replied. “How can we plead? How can we justify ourselves? God has exposed the iniquity of your servants. We are now my lord’s slaves—both we and the one who was found with the cup.”…

Cross References
Genesis 44:5
Is this not the cup my master drinks from and uses for divination? What you have done is wicked!'"

Genesis 44:16
"What can we say to my lord?" Judah replied. "How can we plead? How can we justify ourselves? God has exposed the iniquity of your servants. We are now my lord's slaves--both we and the one who was found with the cup."


Treasury of Scripture

And Joseph said to them, What deed is this that you have done? know you not that such a man as I can certainly divine?

What.

Genesis 44:4,5
And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far off, Joseph said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good? …

Genesis 3:13
And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

Genesis 4:10
And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.

wot ye not.

Genesis 21:26
And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to day.

Genesis 39:8
But he refused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand;

Exodus 32:1
And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.

divine.

Genesis 44:5
Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, and whereby indeed he divineth? ye have done evil in so doing.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“What
מָֽה־ (māh-)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

is this
הַזֶּ֖ה (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

deed
הַמַּעֲשֶׂ֥ה (ham·ma·‘ă·śeh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4639: An action, a transaction, activity, a product, property

you have done?”
עֲשִׂיתֶ֑ם (‘ă·śî·ṯem)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 6213: To do, make

Joseph
יוֹסֵ֔ף (yō·w·sêp̄)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3130: Joseph -- 'he increases', a son of Jacob, also the name of several Israelites

declared.
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Did you not
הֲל֣וֹא (hă·lō·w)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

know
יְדַעְתֶּ֔ם (yə·ḏa‘·tem)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 3045: To know

that
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

a man
אִ֖ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

like me
כָּמֹֽנִי׃ (kā·mō·nî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 3644: Like, as, when

can surely divine the truth?”
נַחֵ֧שׁ (na·ḥêš)
Verb - Piel - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 5172: To hiss, whisper a, spell, to prognosticate


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