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Genesis 43:20

    Genesis 43:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And said, O my lord, we only came down the first time to get food;

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 43:20

    O sir, we came indeed - to buy food - There is a frankness now in the conduct of Joseph's brethren that did not exist before; they simply and honestly relate the whole circumstance of the money being found in their sacks on their return from their last journey. Afflictions from the hand of God, and under his direction, have a wonderful tendency to humble the soul. Did men know how gracious his designs are in sending such, no murmur would ever be heard against the dispensations of Divine Providence.