King James Version
And we said unto him, We are true men; we are no spies:
Darby Bible Translation
And we said to him, We are honest; we are not spies:
World English Bible
We said to him, 'We are honest men. We are no spies.
Young's Literal Translation
and we say unto him, We are right men, we have not been spies,
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And we said unto him, We are true men; we are no spies:Genesis 42:31 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.
We are all one man's sons; we are true men, thy servants are no spies.
We be twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.
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