GENESIS 44:31

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“It shall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not with us, that he will die: and thy servants shall bring down the gray hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow to the grave.”

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Genesis 44:31 Translation & Meaning

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It shall come to pass, וְהָיָ֗ה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) come pass
when he seeth כִּרְאוֹת֛וֹ To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) seeth
that כִּי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed that
the lad הַנַּ֖עַר (concretely) a boy (as active), from the age of infancy to adolescence; by implication, a servant; also (by interch. of sex), a girl (of similar latitude in age) lad
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
not אֵ֥ין A nonentity; generally used as a negative particle not
with us, (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
that he will die: וָמֵ֑ת To die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill die
and thy servants עֲבָדֶ֜יךָ A servant servants
shall bring down וְהוֹרִ֨ידוּ 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) bring down
the gray hairs שֵׂיבַ֨ת Old age gray hairs
of thy servant עַבְדְּךָ֥ A servant servant
our father אָבִ֛ינוּ Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application father
with sorrow בְּיָג֖וֹן Affliction sorrow
to the grave. שְׁאֹֽלָה׃ Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates grave

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  • 29  And if ye take this also from me, and mischief befall him, ye shall bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.

  • 30  Now therefore when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad be not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life;

  • 31  It shall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not with us, that he will die: and thy servants shall bring down the gray hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow to the grave.

  • 32  For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father, saying, If I bring him not unto thee, then I shall bear the blame to my father for ever.

  • 33  Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy servant abide instead of the lad a bondman to my lord; and let the lad go up with his brethren.




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