New International Version
a man found him wandering around in the fields and asked him, "What are you looking for?"
King James Bible
And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?
Darby Bible Translation
And a man found him, and behold, he was wandering in the country; and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?
World English Bible
A certain man found him, and behold, he was wandering in the field. The man asked him, "What are you looking for?"
Young's Literal Translation
And a man findeth him, and lo, he is wandering in the field, and the man asketh him, saying, 'What seekest thou?'
Genesis 37:15 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Go - see whether it be well with thy brethren - Literally, Go, I beseech thee, and see the peace of thy brethren, and the peace of the flock. Go and see whether they are all in prosperity. See Clarke on Genesis 37:4 (note). As Jacob's sons were now gone to feed the flock on the parcel of ground they had bought from the Shechemites, (see Genesis 33:19), and where they had committed such a horrible slaughter, their father might feel more solicitous about their welfare, lest the neighboring tribes should rise against them, and revenge the murder of the Shechemites.
As Jacob appears to have been at this time in the vale of Hebron, it is supposed that Shechem was about sixty English miles distant from it, and that Dothan was about eight miles farther. But I must again advertise my readers that all these calculations are very dubious; for we do not even know that the same place is intended, as there are many proofs that different places went by the same names.
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LibraryJoseph, the Prime Minister
'And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is? And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art: Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon …
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So he said to him, "Go and see if all is well with your brothers and with the flocks, and bring word back to me." Then he sent him off from the Valley of Hebron. When Joseph arrived at Shechem,
He replied, "I'm looking for my brothers. Can you tell me where they are grazing their flocks?"
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