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Genesis 42:38

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42:38 But Jacob 1  replied, “My son will not go down there with you, for his brother is dead and he alone is left. 2  If an accident happens to him on the journey you have to make, then you will bring down my gray hair 3  in sorrow to the grave.” 4 

1 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Jacob) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

2 sn The expression he alone is left meant that (so far as Jacob knew) Benjamin was the only surviving child of his mother Rachel.

3 sn The expression bring down my gray hair is figurative, using a part for the whole – they would put Jacob in the grave. But the gray head signifies a long life of worry and trouble.

4 tn Heb “to Sheol,” the dwelling place of the dead.



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