New International Version
As it is, if we had not delayed, we could have gone and returned twice."
King James Bible
For except we had lingered, surely now we had returned this second time.
Darby Bible Translation
For had we not lingered, we should now certainly have returned already twice.
World English Bible
for if we hadn't delayed, surely we would have returned a second time by now."
Young's Literal Translation
for if we had not lingered, surely now we had returned these two times.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let me bear the blame for ever - וחטאתי לך כל הימים - re vechatathi lecha col haiyamim, then shall I sin against thee all my days, and consequently be liable to punishment for violating my faith.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
this second time. or, twice by this.
The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
I myself will guarantee his safety; you can hold me personally responsible for him. If I do not bring him back to you and set him here before you, I will bear the blame before you all my life.
Then their father Israel said to them, "If it must be, then do this: Put some of the best products of the land in your bags and take them down to the man as a gift--a little balm and a little honey, some spices and myrrh, some pistachio nuts and almonds.
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