New Living Translation
"The man who is governor of the land spoke very harshly to us," they told him. "He accused us of being spies scouting 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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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
Joseph recognized his brothers instantly, but he pretended to be a stranger and spoke harshly to them. "Where are you from?" he demanded. "From the land of Canaan," they replied. "We have come to buy food."
When the brothers came to their father, Jacob, in the land of Canaan, they told him everything that had happened to them.
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