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- Genesis 42:31
KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
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“And we said unto him, We are true men; we are no spies:”
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Genesis 42:31 Translation & Meaning
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|KJV Verse ||Original Hebrew ||Meaning/ Definition |
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|“And we said” ||וַנֹּ֥אמֶר ||To say (used with great latitude) || said |
|“unto” ||אֵלָ֖יו ||Near, with or among; often in general, to ||unto |
|“him, We” ||אֲנָ֑חְנוּ ||We ||him 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.) || |
|“we are” ||הָיִ֖ינוּ ||To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) || are |
|“no” ||לֹ֥א ||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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29 And they came unto Jacob their father unto the land of Canaan, and told him all that befell unto them; saying,
30 The man, who is the lord of the land, spake roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country.
31 And we said unto him, We are true men; we are no spies:
32 We be twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.
33 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:
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