1 tn Heb “let not our hand be upon him.”
2 tn Heb “listened.”
3 sn On the close relationship between Ishmaelites (v. 25) and Midianites, see Judg 8:24.
4 tn Heb “they drew and they lifted up.” The referent (Joseph’s brothers) has been specified in the translation for clarity; otherwise the reader might assume the Midianites had pulled Joseph from the cistern (but cf. NAB).
5 tn Heb “Joseph” (both here and in the following clause); the proper name has been replaced both times by the pronoun “him” in the translation for stylistic reasons.
6 tn Heb “they”; the referent (the Ishmaelites) has been specified in the translation for clarity.