GENESIS 37:35

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.”

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Genesis 37:35 Translation & Meaning

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And all כָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
his sons בָּנָ֨יו A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) sons
and all וְכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
his daughters בְּנֹתָ֜יו A daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively) daughters
rose up וַיָּקֻמוּ֩ To rise (in various applications, literal, figurative, intensive and causative) rose up
to comfort לְנַֽחֲמ֗וֹ Properly, to sigh, i.e., breathe strongly; by implication, to be sorry, i.e., (in a favorable sense) to pity, console or (reflexively) rue; or (unfavorably) to avenge (oneself) comfort
him; but he refused וַיְמָאֵן֙ To refuse refused
to be comforted; לְהִתְנַחֵ֔ם Properly, to sigh, i.e., breathe strongly; by implication, to be sorry, i.e., (in a favorable sense) to pity, console or (reflexively) rue; or (unfavorably) to avenge (oneself) comforted
and he said, וַיֹּ֕אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
For כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed For
I will go down אֵרֵ֧ד To descend (literally, to go downwards; or conventionally to a lower region, as the shore, a boundary, the enemy, etc.; or figuratively, to fall); causatively, to bring down (in all the above applications) go down
into the grave שְׁאֹ֑לָה Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates grave
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
my son בְּנִ֛י A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) son
mourning. אָבֵ֖ל Lamenting mourning
Thus his father אָבִֽיו׃ Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application Thus father
wept וַיֵּ֥בְךְּ To weep; generally to bemoan wept
for him. וַיֵּ֥בְךְּ To weep; generally to bemoan for him

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  • 33  And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.

  • 34  And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.

  • 35  And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.

  • 36  And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.




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