New International Version
"The man who is lord over the land spoke harshly to us and treated us as though we were spying on the land.
King James Bible
The man, who is the lord of the land, spake roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country.
Darby Bible Translation
The man, the lord of the land, spoke roughly to us, and treated us as spies of the land.
World English Bible
"The man, the lord of the land, spoke roughly with us, and took us for spies of the country.
Young's Literal Translation
'The man, the lord of the land, hath spoken with us sharp things, and maketh us as spies of the land;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Their heart failed them - ויצא לבם valyetse libbam, their heart went out. This refers to that spasmodic affection which is felt in the breast at any sudden alarm or fright. Among the common people in our own country we find an expression exactly similar, "My heart was ready to leap out at my mouth," used on similar occasions.
What is this that God hath done unto us? - Their guilty consciences, now thoroughly awakened, were in continual alarms; they felt that they deserved God's curse, and every occurrence served to confirm and increase their suspicions.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
roughly to us. Heb. with us hard things.
LibraryCorn in Egypt
Now, there are very few minds that can make parables. The fact is, I do not know of but one good allegory in the English language, and that is, the "Pilgrim's Progress in Parables, pictures, and analogies are not so easy as some think; most men can understand them, but few can create them. Happy for us who are ministers of Christ, we have no great trouble about this matter; we have not to make parables; they are made for us. I believe that Old Testament history has for one of its designs the furnishing …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859
Spiritual Hunger Shall be Satisfied
As soon as Joseph saw his brothers, he recognized them, but he pretended to be a stranger and spoke harshly to them. "Where do you come from?" he asked. "From the land of Canaan," they replied, "to buy food."
When they came to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan, they told him all that had happened to them. They said,
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