Genesis 42:9

Overview - Genesis 42
Jacob sends his ten sons to buy corn in Egypt.
16 They are imprisoned by Joseph for spies.
18 They are set at liberty, on condition to bring Benjamin.
21 They have remorse for Joseph.
24 Simeon is kept for a pledge.
25 They return with corn, and their money.
29 Their relation to Jacob.
36 Jacob refuses to send Benjamin.
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Genesis 42:9  (King James Version)
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.


Ye are spies
Persons who, under the pretence of wishing to buy corn, desire only to find out whether the land be so defenceless that the tribes to which you belong may attack it successfully, drive out the inhabitants, and settle themselves in it; or, having plundered it, retire into their deserts. This is a frequent custom among the Arabs to the present day.
Genesis 42:9 Genesis 42:16 Genesis 42:30 Genesis 42:31 Genesis 42:34 ; Numbers 13:2 Numbers 13:16-20 ; Joshua 2:1 ; 6:23 Judges 1:24 ; 1 Samuel 26:4
Luke 20:20 ; Hebrews 11:31

Exodus 32:35