New Living Translation
Of course, they didn't know that Joseph understood them, for he had been speaking to them through an interpreter.
King James Bible
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;
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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
Come, let's go down and confuse the people with different languages. Then they won't be able to understand each other."
"Didn't I tell you not to sin against the boy?" Reuben asked. "But you wouldn't listen. And now we have to answer for his blood!"
Now he turned away from them and began to weep. When he regained his composure, he spoke to them again. Then he chose Simeon from among them and had him tied up right before their eyes.
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