Genesis 45:14
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New International Version
Then he threw his arms around his brother Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin embraced him, weeping.

King James Bible
And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck.

Darby Bible Translation
And he fell on his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept on his neck.

World English Bible
He fell on his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck.

Young's Literal Translation
And he falleth on the neck of Benjamin his brother, and weepeth, and Benjamin hath wept on his neck;

Genesis 45:14 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck - Among the Asiatics kissing the beard, the neck, and the shoulders, is in use to the present day; and probably falling on the neck signifies no more than kissing the neck or shoulders, with the arms around.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Genesis 29:11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.

Genesis 33:4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.

Genesis 46:29 And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself to him...

Romans 1:31 Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

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"And God has thus sent me before you to prepare for you a permanence on the earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance."--Genesis xlv., v. 7. In a time of effort, suffering and grief such as this country has never before known, it is well that we should have frequent occasions for a review of the position in which we stand for a strengthening of our sinews to continue the struggle in the spirit of the high and noble resolve which induced our participation in it. This week-end will be a
B. N. Michelson—No. 4, Intersession

Gifts Received for the Rebellious
Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: Thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them. W hen Joseph exchanged a prison for the chief honour and government of Egypt, the advantage of his exaltation was felt by those who little deserved it (Genesis 45:4, 5) . His brethren hated him, and had conspired to kill him. And though he was preserved from death, they were permitted to sell him for a bond-servant. He owed his servitude,
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

Cross References
Luke 15:20
So he got up and went to his father. "But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

Genesis 33:4
But Esau ran to meet Jacob and embraced him; he threw his arms around his neck and kissed him. And they wept.

Genesis 42:24
He turned away from them and began to weep, but then came back and spoke to them again. He had Simeon taken from them and bound before their eyes.

Genesis 43:30
Deeply moved at the sight of his brother, Joseph hurried out and looked for a place to weep. He went into his private room and wept there.

Genesis 45:2
And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard him, and Pharaoh's household heard about it.

Genesis 45:15
And he kissed all his brothers and wept over them. Afterward his brothers talked with him.

Genesis 46:29
Joseph had his chariot made ready and went to Goshen to meet his father Israel. As soon as Joseph appeared before him, he threw his arms around his father and wept for a long time.

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