New International Version
When Joseph came home, they presented to him the gifts they had brought into the house, and they bowed down before him to the ground.
King James Bible
And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth.
Darby Bible Translation
When Joseph came home, they brought him the gift that was in their hand, into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth.
World English Bible
When Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves down to him to the earth.
Young's Literal Translation
And Joseph cometh into the house, and they bring to him the present which is in their hand, into the house, and bow themselves to him, to the earth;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Brought the men into Joseph's house, etc. - This is exactly the way in which a Hindoo receives a guest. As soon as he enters, one of the civilities is the presenting of water to wash his feet. So indispensable is this, that water to wash the feet makes a part of the offering to an image.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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
He himself went on ahead and bowed down to the ground seven times as he approached his brother.
We were binding sheaves of grain out in the field when suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright, while your sheaves gathered around mine and bowed down to it."
When he told his father as well as his brothers, his father rebuked him and said, "What is this dream you had? Will your mother and I and your brothers actually come and bow down to the ground before you?"
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.
So Moses went out to meet his father-in-law and bowed down and kissed him. They greeted each other and then went into the tent.
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