New International Version
They replied, "Your servant our father is still alive and well." And they bowed down, prostrating themselves before him.
King James Bible
And they answered, Thy servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance.
Darby Bible Translation
And they said, Thy servant our father is well; he is yet alive. And they bowed, and made obeisance.
World English Bible
They said, "Your servant, our father, is well. He is still alive." They bowed the head, and did homage.
Young's Literal Translation
and they say, 'Thy servant our father is well, he is yet alive;' and they bow, and do obeisance.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And he asked them of their welfare - This verse may be thus translated: "And he asked them concerning their prosperity; and he said, is your father prosperous, the old man who ye told me was alive? And they said, Thy servant our father prospers; he is yet alive."
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
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?"
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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