New International Version
But we said to him, 'We are honest men; we are not spies.
King James Bible
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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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.
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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
We are all the sons of one man. Your servants are honest men, not spies."
We were twelve brothers, sons of one father. One is no more, and the youngest is now with our father in Canaan.'
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