GENESIS 44:34

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with me? lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come on my father.”

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Genesis 44:34 Translation & Meaning

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For כִּי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed For
how אֵיךְ֙ How? or how!; also where how
shall I go up אֶֽעֱלֶ֣ה To ascend, intransitively (be high) or actively (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literal and figurative go up
to אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to to
my father, אָבִ֔י Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application father
and the lad וְהַנַּ֖עַר (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
be (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
not אֵינֶנּ֣וּ A nonentity; generally used as a negative particle not
with אִתִּ֑י Properly, nearness (used only as a preposition or an adverb), near; hence, generally, with, by, at, among, etc with
me? lest peradventure פֶּ֚ן Properly, removal; used only (in the construction) adverb as conjunction, lest lest peradventure
I see אֶרְאֶ֣ה To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) see
the evil בָרָ֔ע Bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral) evil
that אֲשֶׁ֥ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
shall come on יִמְצָ֖א Properly, to come forth to, i.e., appear or exist; transitively, to attain, i.e., find or acquire; figuratively, to occur, meet or be present come
my father. אָבִֽי׃ Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application father

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  • 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.

  • 34  For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with me? lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come on my father.




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