The man, [who is] the lord of the land
Of Egypt; not the king, but the deputy governor of it, whose authority under Pharaoh was very great, and reached to the whole land, and all political affairs, and especially what related to the corn, and the sale of it; he, say they, spake roughly to us;
gave them hard words, and stern looks, and used them in a very rough manner, see ( Genesis 42:7 ) ; and took us for spies of the country;
laid such a charge against them, and treated them as such; or "gave" them F4, committed them to prison as such.
F4 (Ntyw) "et dedit", Pagninus, Montanus, Schmidt; "[sive] tradidit", Fagius, Vatablus.