14 And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are spies:

Other Translations of Genesis 42:14

New International Version

14 Joseph said to them, "It is just as I told you: You are spies!

English Standard Version

14 But Joseph said to them, "It is as I said to you. You are spies.

The Message

14 But Joseph said, "It's just as I said, you're spies.

New King James Version

14 But Joseph said to them, "It is as I spoke to you, saying, 'You are spies!'

New Living Translation

14 But Joseph insisted, "As I said, you are spies!

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 42:14

Commentary on Genesis 42:7-20

(Read Genesis 42:7-20)

Joseph was hard upon his brethren, not from a spirit of revenge, but to bring them to repentance. Not seeing his brother Benjamin, he suspected that they had made away with him, and he gave them occasion to speak of their father and brother. God, in his providence, sometimes seems harsh with those he loves, and speaks roughly to those for whom yet he has great mercy in store. Joseph settled at last, that one of them should be left, and the rest go home and fetch Benjamin. It was a very encouraging word he said to them, "I fear God;" as if he had said, You may be assured I will do you no wrong; I dare not, for I know there is one higher than I. With those that fear God, we may expect fair dealing.