New Living Translation
Then Jacob tore his clothes and dressed himself in burlap. He mourned deeply for his son for a long time.
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,
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LibraryAppendix 2 Extracts from the Babylon Talmud
Massecheth Berachoth, or Tractate on Benedictions  Mishnah--From what time is the "Shema" said in the evening? From the hour that the priests entered to eat of their therumah  until the end of the first night watch.  These are the words of Rabbi Eliezer. But the sages say: Till midnight. Rabban Gamaliel says: Until the column of the morning (the dawn) rises. It happened, that his sons came back from a banquet. They said to him: "We have not said the Shema.'" He said to them, "If the column …
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life
And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will be clothed in burlap and will prophesy during those 1,260 days."
Some time later, Reuben returned to get Joseph out of the cistern. When he discovered that Joseph was missing, he tore his clothes in grief.
But Jacob replied, "My son will not go down with you. His brother Joseph is dead, and he is all I have left. If anything should happen to him on your journey, you would send this grieving, white-haired man to his grave."
When the brothers saw this, they tore their clothing in despair. Then they loaded their donkeys again and returned to the city.
2 Samuel 1:11
David and his men tore their clothes in sorrow when they heard the news.
2 Samuel 3:31
Then David said to Joab and all those who were with him, "Tear your clothes and put on burlap. Mourn for Abner." And King David himself walked behind the procession to the grave.
1 Kings 20:31
Ben-hadad's officers said to him, "Sir, we have heard that the kings of Israel are merciful. So let's humble ourselves by wearing burlap around our waists and putting ropes on our heads, and surrender to the king of Israel. Then perhaps he will let you live."
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