New International Version
Then Jacob tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and mourned for his son many days.
King James Bible
And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth on his loins, and mourned for his son many days.
World English Bible
Jacob tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on his waist, and mourned for his son many days.
Young's Literal Translation
And Jacob rendeth his raiment, and putteth sackcloth on his loins, and becometh a mourner for his son many days,
Genesis 37:34 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces! - It is likely he inferred this from the lacerated state of the coat, which, in order the better to cover their wickedness, they had not only besmeared with the blood of the goat, but it is probable reduced to tatters. And what must a father's heart have felt in such a case! As this coat is rent, so is the body of my beloved son rent in pieces! and Jacob rent his clothes.
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And I will appoint my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth."
When Reuben returned to the cistern and saw that Joseph was not there, he tore his clothes.
But Jacob said, "My son will not go down there with you; his brother is dead and he is the only one left. If harm comes to him on the journey you are taking, you will bring my gray head down to the grave in sorrow."
At this, they tore their clothes. Then they all loaded their donkeys and returned to the city.
2 Samuel 1:11
Then David and all the men with him took hold of their clothes and tore them.
2 Samuel 3:31
Then David said to Joab and all the people with him, "Tear your clothes and put on sackcloth and walk in mourning in front of Abner." King David himself walked behind the bier.
1 Kings 20:31
His officials said to him, "Look, we have heard that the kings of Israel are merciful. Let us go to the king of Israel with sackcloth around our waists and ropes around our heads. Perhaps he will spare your life."
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