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Genesis 44:5–8

Is it not from this that my lord drinks, and sby this that he practices divination? You have done evil in doing this.’ ”

When he overtook them, he spoke to them these words. They said to him, “Why does my lord speak such words as these? Far be it from your servants to do such a thing! Behold, tthe money that we found in the mouths of our sacks we brought back to you from the land of Canaan. How then could we steal silver or gold from your lord’s house?

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Genesis 44:5–8 — The New International Version (NIV)

Isn’t this the cup my master drinks from and also uses for divination? This is a wicked thing you have done.’ ”

When he caught up with them, he repeated these words to them. But they said to him, “Why does my lord say such things? Far be it from your servants to do anything like that! We even brought back to you from the land of Canaan the silver we found inside the mouths of our sacks. So why would we steal silver or gold from your master’s house?

Genesis 44:5–8 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, and whereby indeed he divineth? ye have done evil in so doing. And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these same words. And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord these words? God forbid that thy servants should do according to this thing: Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks’ mouths, we brought again unto thee out of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal out of thy lord’s house silver or gold?

Genesis 44:5–8 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Why have you stolen my master’s silver cup, which he uses to predict the future? What a wicked thing you have done!’ ”

When the palace manager caught up with the men, he spoke to them as he had been instructed.

“What are you talking about?” the brothers responded. “We are your servants and would never do such a thing! Didn’t we return the money we found in our sacks? We brought it back all the way from the land of Canaan. Why would we steal silver or gold from your master’s house?

Genesis 44:5–8 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Is not this the one from which my lord drinks, and with which he indeed practices divination? You have done evil in so doing.’ ”

So he overtook them, and he spoke to them these same words. And they said to him, “Why does my lord say these words? Far be it from us that your servants should do such a thing. Look, we brought back to you from the land of Canaan the money which we found in the mouth of our sacks. How then could we steal silver or gold from your lord’s house?

Genesis 44:5–8 — New Century Version (NCV)

The cup you have stolen is the one my master uses for drinking and for explaining dreams. You have done a very wicked thing!’ ”

So the servant caught up with the brothers and said to them what Joseph had told him to say.

But the brothers said to the servant, “Why do you say these things? We would not do anything like that! We brought back to you from the land of Canaan the money we found in our sacks. So surely we would not steal silver or gold from your master’s house.

Genesis 44:5–8 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Is not this that in which my lord drinketh, and whereby he indeed divineth? ye have done evil in so doing. And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these words. And they said unto him, Wherefore speaketh my lord such words as these? Far be it from thy servants that they should do such a thing. Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks’ mouths, we brought again unto thee out of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal out of thy lord’s house silver or gold?

Genesis 44:5–8 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Is not this it in which my lord drinks, and in which indeed he divines? Ye have done evil in what ye have done. And he overtook them, and he spoke to them these words. And they said to him, Why does my lord speak such words as these? Far be it from thy servants to do such a thing! Behold, the money that we found in our sacks’ mouths we have brought again to thee from the land of Canaan; and how should we steal out of thy lord’s house silver or gold?

Genesis 44:5–8 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Isn’t this the cup that my master drinks from and that he uses for telling the future? What you have done is evil!’ ” 

When he caught up with them, he repeated these words to them. They answered him, “Sir, how can you say such things? We would never think of doing anything like that! We brought the money we found in our sacks back from Canaan. So why would we steal any silver or gold from your master’s house?

Genesis 44:5–8 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Isn’t this the cup that my master drinks from and uses for divination? What you have done is wrong!’ ”

When he overtook them, he said these words to them. They said to him, “Why does my lord say these things? Your servants could not possibly do such a thing. We even brought back to you from the land of Canaan the money we found at the top of our bags. How could we steal gold and silver from your master’s house?

Genesis 44:5–8 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Is it not from this that my lord drinks? Does he not indeed use it for divination? You have done wrong in doing this.’ ”

When he overtook them, he repeated these words to them. They said to him, “Why does my lord speak such words as these? Far be it from your servants that they should do such a thing! Look, the money that we found at the top of our sacks, we brought back to you from the land of Canaan; why then would we steal silver or gold from your lord’s house?

Genesis 44:5–8 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Is this not that from which my master drinks? Now he himself certainly practices divination with it. You have done evil in what you have done.’ ” When he overtook them he spoke these words to them. And they said to him, “Why has my lord spoken according to these words? Far be it from your servants to do such a thing! Behold, the money that we found in the mouth of our sacks we returned to you from the land of Canaan. Now why would we steal silver or gold from the house of my lord?

Genesis 44:5–8 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Isn’t this the cup my master drinks from? Doesn’t he also use it to figure things out? You have done an evil thing.’ ”

When the manager caught up with them, he told them what Joseph had said.

But they said to him, “Why do you say these things? We would never do anything like that! We even brought back to you from Canaan the money we found in our sacks. So why would we steal silver or gold from your master’s house?

Genesis 44:5–8 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

‘Is not this the one from which my lord drinks and which he indeed uses for divination? You have done wrong in doing this.’ ”

So he overtook them and spoke these words to them.

They said to him, “Why does my lord speak such words as these? Far be it from your servants to do such a thing.

Behold, the money which we found in the mouth of our sacks we have brought back to you from the land of Canaan. How then could we steal silver or gold from your lord’s house?