Genesis 44:34
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English Standard Version
For how can I go back to my father if the boy is not with me? I fear to see the evil that would find my father.”

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
For how shall I go up to my father, if the lad be not with me? lest I see the evil that shall come on my father.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I cannot return to my father without the boy, lest I be a witness of the calamity that will oppress my father.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
For how shall I return to my father, and the lad be not with me? lest perhaps I see the evil that shall come on my father.

Genesis 44:34 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

ואמר, preceded by a preterite, is to be rendered "and I was obliged to say, Only (nothing but) torn in pieces has he become."

Genesis 44:34 Parallel Commentaries

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lest.

1 Samuel 2:33,34 And the man of yours, whom I shall not cut off from my altar, shall be to consume your eyes, and to grieve your heart...

2 Chronicles 34:28 Behold, I will gather you to your fathers, and you shall be gathered to your grave in peace...

Esther 8:6 For how can I endure to see the evil that shall come to my people? or how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?

Jeremiah 52:10,11 And the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes: he slew also all the princes of Judah in Riblah...

come on. Heb. find.

Exodus 18:8 And Moses told his father in law all that the LORD had done to Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake...

Job 31:29 If I rejoice at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him:

Psalm 116:3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell got hold on me: I found trouble and sorrow.

Psalm 119:143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet your commandments are my delights.

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Genesis 44:33
Now therefore, please let your servant remain instead of the boy as a servant to my lord, and let the boy go back with his brothers.

Genesis 45:1
Then Joseph could not control himself before all those who stood by him. He cried, "Make everyone go out from me." So no one stayed with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers.

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