ויאמרו ירא ה'. חמסנו שהוא עליכם. AND THEY SAID UNTO THEM: THE LORD LOOK. At the violence done to us, the responsibility for which falls upon you.
ודע כי החמש ההרגשות מתחברות במקום אחד למעלה מהמצח. על כן יאמרו הרגשה אחת תחת חברתה כמו ומתוק האור. ורבי מרינוס אמר שאנו נמאסים ונבאשים בעיניו כריח רע: [YE HAVE MADE OUR SAVOUR TO BE ABHORRED IN THE EYES OF PHARAOH.] Note that the five senses are perceived in one place located above the forehead.134Cf. I.E.’s comments on Gen. 42:1 and the notes thereto. Hence one sense is substituted for another sense,135Scripture should have read: Ye have caused our savor to be abhorred in the nose of Pharaoh, for it is the nose that detects smell. However, since the senses are perceived in one place, Scripture interchanges them and employs sight in place of nose. as in And the light is sweet (Eccles. 11:7).136Light cannot be tasted. We thus see that Scripture interchanges the senses. However, Rabbi Merinus says that its meaning is, we are as disgusting and abhorrent in his eyes as a foul odor.137According to Rabbi Merinus the meaning of our clause is: Ye have made us to be abhorred by Pharaoh like a foul odor.