Genesis 43:20
Modern Translations
New International Version
"We beg your pardon, our lord," they said, "we came down here the first time to buy food.

New Living Translation
“Sir,” they said, “we came to Egypt once before to buy food.

English Standard Version
and said, “Oh, my lord, we came down the first time to buy food.

Berean Study Bible
“Please, sir,” they said, “we really did come down here the first time to buy food.

New American Standard Bible
and said, “Oh, my lord, we indeed came down the first time to buy food,

NASB 1995
and said, "Oh, my lord, we indeed came down the first time to buy food,

NASB 1977
and said, “Oh, my lord, we indeed came down the first time to buy food,

Amplified Bible
and said, “Oh, my lord, we indeed came down here the first time to buy food;

Christian Standard Bible
They said, “My lord, we really did come down here the first time only to buy food.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They said, "Sir, we really did come down here the first time only to buy food.

Contemporary English Version
"Sir, we came to Egypt once before to buy grain.

Good News Translation
"If you please, sir, we came here once before to buy food.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Please, sir," they said, "we came here to buy food once before.

International Standard Version
"Your Excellency," they said, "The first time we came here to buy food,

NET Bible
They said, "My lord, we did indeed come down the first time to buy food.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food:

New King James Version
and said, “O sir, we indeed came down the first time to buy food;

King James 2000 Bible
And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food:

New Heart English Bible
and said, "My lord, we indeed came down the first time to buy food.

World English Bible
and said, "Oh, my lord, we indeed came down the first time to buy food.

American King James Version
And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food:

American Standard Version
and said, Oh, my lord, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food:

A Faithful Version
And said, "Oh sir, we indeed came down the first time to buy food.

Darby Bible Translation
and said, Ah! my lord, we came indeed down at the first to buy food.

English Revised Version
and said, Oh my lord, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food:

Webster's Bible Translation
And said, O sir, we came down indeed at the first time to buy food:

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
And said, Oh syr, we came in deede down hither at the first time to bye foode,

Bishops' Bible of 1568
And sayde: oh sir, we came downe hyther at the fyrst tyme to bye foode.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
and sayde: Syr, we came downe at the first to bye foode,

Tyndale Bible of 1526
and sayde:Sir we came hither at the first tyme to bye foode
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
and say, “O my lord, we really come down at the commencement to buy food;

Young's Literal Translation
and say, 'O, my lord, we really come down at the commencement to buy food;

Smith's Literal Translation
And they will say, With leave my lord, coming down, we came down at the beginning to buy food.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
They said: Sir, we desire thee to hear us: We came down once before to buy food:

Catholic Public Domain Version
they said: “We beg you, lord, to hear us. We came down once before to buy food.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And they said to him, “We beg our Lord, truly we went down at the first to buy grain:

Lamsa Bible
And said, We beseech you, O our lord, we truly came down at the first time to buy grain;

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
and said: 'Oh my lord, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
saying, We pray thee, Sir; we came down at first to buy food.








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