Genesis 42:23
Text Analysis
1992 [e]וְהֵם֙
But theyConj-w | Pro-3mp
3808 [e]לֹ֣א
3045 [e]יָֽדְע֔וּ
did knowV-Qal-Perf-3cp
3588 [e]כִּ֥י
8085 [e]שֹׁמֵ֖עַ
understood [them]V-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
3130 [e]יוֹסֵ֑ף
3588 [e]כִּ֥י
for throughConj
3887 [e]הַמֵּלִ֖יץ
an interpreterArt | V-Hifil-Prtcpl-ms
996 [e]בֵּינֹתָֽם׃
he spoke to themPrep | 3mp

Hebrew Texts
בראשית 42:23 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְהֵם֙ לֹ֣א יָֽדְע֔וּ כִּ֥י שֹׁמֵ֖עַ יֹוסֵ֑ף כִּ֥י הַמֵּלִ֖יץ בֵּינֹתָֽם׃

בראשית 42:23 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
והם לא ידעו כי שמע יוסף כי המליץ בינתם׃

בראשית 42:23 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
והם לא ידעו כי שמע יוסף כי המליץ בינתם׃

בראשית 42:23 Hebrew Bible
והם לא ידעו כי שמע יוסף כי המליץ בינתם׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
They did not know, however, that Joseph understood, for there was an interpreter between them.

King James Bible
And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he spake unto them by an interpreter.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They did not realize that Joseph understood them, since there was an interpreter between them.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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