GENESIS 42:11

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“We are all one man's sons; we are true men, thy servants are no spies.”

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Genesis 42:11 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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We נָ֑חְנוּ We We
are (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
all כֻּלָּ֕נוּ Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
one אֶחָ֖ד Properly, united, i.e., one; or (as an ordinal) first one
man's אִישׁ 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) mans
sons; בְּנֵ֥י 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 father or brother), etc.) sons
we אֲנַ֔חְנוּ We we
are (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
true כֵּנִ֣ים Properly, set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjunction) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles) true
men, (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
thy servants עֲבָדֶ֖יךָ A servant servants
are הָי֥וּ To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) are
no לֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles no
spies. מְרַגְּלִֽים׃ To walk along; but only in specifically, applications, to reconnoiter, to be a tale-bearer (i.e., slander); to lead about spies

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  • 9  And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said unto them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.

  • 10  And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come.

  • 11  We are all one man's sons; we are true men, thy servants are no spies.

  • 12  And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.

  • 13  And they said, Thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is not.




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