Genesis 37:34
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New International Version
Then Jacob tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and mourned for his son many days.

New Living Translation
Then Jacob tore his clothes and dressed himself in burlap. He mourned deeply for his son for a long time.

English Standard Version
Then Jacob tore his garments and put sackcloth on his loins and mourned for his son many days.

New American Standard Bible
So Jacob tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on his loins and mourned for his son many days.

King James Bible
And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Jacob tore his clothes, put sackcloth around his waist, and mourned for his son many days.

International Standard Version
So Jacob tore his clothes, dressed himself in sackcloth, and then mourned many days for his son.

NET Bible
Then Jacob tore his clothes, put on sackcloth, and mourned for his son many days.

New Heart English Bible
Jacob tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on his waist, and mourned for his son many days.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then, to show his grief, Jacob tore his clothes, put sackcloth around his waist, and mourned for his son a long time.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jacob rent his garments, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.

New American Standard 1977
So Jacob tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on his loins, and mourned for his son many days.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Jacob rent his clothes and put sackcloth upon his loins and mourned for his son many days.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jacob tore his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.

American King James Version
And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth on his loins, and mourned for his son many days.

American Standard Version
And Jacob rent his garments, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And tearing his garments, he put an sackcloth, mourning for his son a long time.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth on his loins, and mourned for his son many days.

English Revised Version
And Jacob rent his garments, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.

Webster's 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,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
37:31-36 When Satan has taught men to commit one sin, he teaches them to try to conceal it with another; to hide theft and murder, with lying and false oaths: but he that covers his sin shall not prosper long. Joseph's brethren kept their own and one another's counsel for some time; but their villany came to light at last, and it is here published to the world. To grieve their father, they sent him Joseph's coat of colours; and he hastily thought, on seeing the bloody coat, that Joseph was rent in pieces. Let those that know the heart of a parent, suppose the agony of poor Jacob. His sons basely pretended to comfort him, but miserable, hypocritical comforters were they all. Had they really desired to comfort him, they might at once have done it, by telling the truth. The heart is strangely hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. Jacob refused to be comforted. Great affection to any creature prepares for so much the greater affliction, when it is taken from us, or made bitter to us: undue love commonly ends in undue grief. It is the wisdom of parents not to bring up children delicately, they know not to what hardships they may be brought before they die. From the whole of this chapter we see with wonder the ways of Providence. The malignant brothers seem to have gotten their ends; the merchants, who care not what they deal in so that they gain, have also obtained theirs; and Potiphar, having got a fine young slave, has obtained his! But God's designs are, by these means, in train for execution. This event shall end in Israel's going down to Egypt; that ends in their deliverance by Moses; that in setting up the true religion in the world; and that in the spread of it among all nations by the gospel. Thus the wrath of man shall praise the Lord, and the remainder thereof will he restrain.
Study Bible
Jacob Mourns Joseph
33Then he examined it and said, "It is my son's tunic. A wild beast has devoured him; Joseph has surely been torn to pieces!" 34So Jacob tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on his loins and mourned for his son many days. 35Then all his sons and all his daughters arose to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. And he said, "Surely I will go down to Sheol in mourning for my son." So his father wept for him.…
Cross References
Revelation 11:3
And I will empower my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for a thousand two hundred sixty days, clothed in sackcloth."

Genesis 37:29
Now Reuben returned to the pit, and behold, Joseph was not in the pit; so he tore his garments.

Genesis 42:38
But Jacob said, "My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he alone is left. If harm should befall him on the journey you are taking, then you will bring my gray hair down to Sheol in sorrow."

Genesis 44:13
Then they tore their clothes, and when each man loaded his donkey, they returned to the city.

2 Samuel 1:11
Then David took hold of his clothes and tore them, and so also did all the men who were with him.

2 Samuel 3:31
Then David said to Joab and to all the people who were with him, "Tear your clothes and gird on sackcloth and lament before Abner." And King David walked behind the bier.

1 Kings 20:31
His servants said to him, "Behold now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings, please let us put sackcloth on our loins and ropes on our heads, and go out to the king of Israel; perhaps he will save your life."

1 Kings 21:27
It came about when Ahab heard these words, that he tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and fasted, and he lay in sackcloth and went about despondently.

2 Kings 2:12
Elisha saw it and cried out, "My father, my father, the chariots of Israel and its horsemen!" And he saw Elijah no more. Then he took hold of his own clothes and tore them in two pieces.

2 Kings 22:11
When the king heard the words of the book of the law, he tore his clothes.
Treasury of Scripture

And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth on his loins, and mourned for his son many days.

Genesis 37:29 And Reuben returned to the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the …

Joshua 7:6 And Joshua rent his clothes, and fell to the earth on his face before …

2 Samuel 1:11 Then David took hold on his clothes, and rent them; and likewise …

2 Samuel 3:31 And David said to Joab, and to all the people that were with him, …

1 Kings 20:31 And his servants said to him, Behold now, we have heard that the …

1 Kings 21:27 And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent his …

2 Kings 19:1 And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his …

1 Chronicles 21:16 And David lifted up his eyes, and saw the angel of the LORD stand …

Ezra 9:3-5 And when I heard this thing, I rent my garment and my mantle, and …

Nehemiah 9:1 Now in the twenty and fourth day of this month the children of Israel …

Esther 4:1-3 When Mordecai perceived all that was done, Mordecai rent his clothes, …

Job 1:20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell …

Job 2:12 And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew him not, they …

Psalm 69:11 I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.

Isaiah 22:12,13 And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to …

Isaiah 32:11 Tremble, you women that are at ease; be troubled, you careless ones: …

Isaiah 36:22 Then came Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah, that was over the household, …

Isaiah 37:1,2 And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his …

Jeremiah 36:24 Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their garments, neither the king, …

Joel 2:13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn to the LORD …

Jonah 3:5-8 So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and …

Matthew 11:21 Woe to you, Chorazin! woe to you, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, …

Matthew 26:65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He has spoken blasphemy; …

Acts 14:14 Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their …

Revelation 11:3 And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy …

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