37:7 There we were, 1 binding sheaves of grain in the middle of the field. Suddenly my sheaf rose up and stood upright and your sheaves surrounded my sheaf and bowed down 2 to it!”
43:28 “Your servant our father is well,” they replied. “He is still alive.” They bowed down in humility. 3
1 tn All three clauses in this dream report begin with וְהִנֵּה (vÿhinneh, “and look”), which lends vividness to the report. This is represented in the translation by the expression “there we were.”
2 tn The verb means “to bow down to the ground.” It is used to describe worship and obeisance to masters.
3 tn Heb “and they bowed low and they bowed down.” The use of synonyms here emphasizes the brothers’ humility.