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Genesis 42:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— We are all one man's sons; we are true men, thy servants are no spies.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— We [are] all one man's sons; we [are] true [men], thy servants are no spies.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “We are all sons of one man; we are honest men, your servants are not spies.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— We [are] all one man's sons; we [are] true [men]; thy servants are no spies.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— We are all one man's sons; we are honest: thy servants are not spies.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— All of us, are, sons of one man,—honest men, are, we: thy servants, are not, spies.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— we [are] all of us sons of one man, we [are] right men; thy servants have not been spies;'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— We are all the sons of one man: we are come as peaceable men, neither do thy servants go about any evil.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— We are all one mans sonnes, we are true men: thy seruants are no spies.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— we are all sons of one man; we are peaceable, thy servants are not spies.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— We [are] all one man's sons; we [are] true [men], thy servants are no spies.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
We 5168
{5168} Prime
נַחְנוּ
nachnuw
{nakh-noo'}
For H0587; we.
[are] all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
one 259
{0259} Prime
אֶחָד
'echad
{ekh-awd'}
A numeral from H0258; properly united, that is, one; or (as an ordinal) first.
man's 376
{0376} Prime
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
sons; 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
we x587
(0587) Complement
אֲנַחְנוּ
'anachnuw
{an-akh'-noo}
Apparently from H0595; we.
[are] true 3651
{3651} Prime
כֵּן
ken
{kane}
From H3559; properly set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjugation) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles).
[men], thy servants 5650
{5650} Prime
עֶבֶד
`ebed
{eh'-bed}
From H5647; a servant.
are x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
no x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
spies. 7270
{7270} Prime
רָגַל
ragal
{raw-gal'}
A primitive root; to walk along; but only in specific applications, to reconnoitre, to be a tale bearer (that is, slander); also (as denominative from H7272) to lead about.
z8764
<8764> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 685
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 42:9-14.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 42:7-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
We are:
etc. We do not belong to different tribes; and it is not likely that one family would make a hostile attempt upon a whole kingdom; nor, if any serious design had been intended, that one man would have sent his sons on so hazardous an expedition.

true men:

Genesis 42:19 If ye [be] true [men], let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses:
Genesis 42:33-34 And the man, the lord of the country, said unto us, Hereby shall I know that ye [are] true [men]; leave one of your brethren [here] with me, and take [food for] the famine of your households, and be gone: ... And bring your youngest brother unto me: then shall I know that ye [are] no spies, but [that] ye [are] true [men: so] will I deliver you your brother, and ye shall traffick in the land.
John 7:18 He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
2 Corinthians 6:4 But in all [things] approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
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Gn 42:19, 33. Jn 7:18. 2Co 6:4.

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