New Living Translation
We are all brothers--members of the same family. We are honest men, sir! We are not spies!"
King James Bible
We are all one man's sons; we are true men, thy servants are no spies.
Darby Bible Translation
We are all one man's sons; we are honest: thy servants are not spies.
World English Bible
We are all one man's sons; we are honest men. Your servants are not spies."
Young's Literal Translation
we are all of us sons of one man, we are right men; thy servants have not been spies;'
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The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
"Yes, you are!" Joseph insisted. "You have come to see how vulnerable our land has become."
One of you must go and get your brother. I'll keep the rest of you here in prison. Then we'll find out whether or not your story is true. By the life of Pharaoh, if it turns out that you don't have a younger brother, then I'll know you are spies."
If you really are honest men, choose one of your brothers to remain in prison. The rest of you may go home with grain for your starving families.
But we said, 'We are honest men, not spies.
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