King James Version
And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he spake unto them by an interpreter.
Darby Bible Translation
And they did not know that Joseph understood, for the interpreter was between them.
World English Bible
They didn't know that Joseph understood them; for there was an interpreter between them.
Young's Literal Translation
And they have not known that Joseph understandeth, for the interpreter is between them;
Genesis 42:23 Parallel
CommentaryKing James Translators' Notes
he spake...: Heb. an interpreter was between them
And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he spake unto them by an interpreter.Genesis 42:23 Parallel Commentaries
LibraryThe Upbringing of Jewish Children
The tenderness of the bond which united Jewish parents to their children appears even in the multiplicity and pictorialness of the expressions by which the various stages of child-life are designated in the Hebrew. Besides such general words as "ben" and "bath"--"son" and "daughter"--we find no fewer than nine different terms, each depicting a fresh stage of life. The first of these simply designates the babe as the newly--"born"--the "jeled," or, in the feminine, "jaldah"--as in Exodus 2:3, 6, 8. …
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life
Spiritual Hunger Shall be Satisfied
Letter Xliv Concerning the Maccabees but to whom Written is Unknown.
Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is required.
And he turned himself about from them, and wept; and returned to them again, and communed with them, and took from them Simeon, and bound him before their eyes.
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