Genesis 37:34
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.

Berean Study Bible
Then Jacob tore his clothes, put sackcloth around his waist, 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.

New King James Version
Then Jacob tore his clothes, put sackcloth on his waist, and mourned for his son many days.

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

NASB 1995
So Jacob tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on his loins and mourned for his son many days.

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

Amplified Bible
So Jacob tore his clothes [in grief], put on sackcloth and mourned many days for his son.

Christian Standard Bible
Then Jacob tore his clothes, put sackcloth around his waist, 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.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yaquuv ripped his clothes and was binding sackcloth around his waist, and he grieved for his son for many days.

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

Contemporary English Version
Jacob mourned for Joseph a long time, and to show his sorrow he tore his clothes and wore sackcloth.

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

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

Good News Translation
Jacob tore his clothes in sorrow and put on sackcloth. He mourned for his son a long time.

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.

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And Jacob tears his raiment, and puts sackcloth on his loins, and becomes a mourner for his son many days,

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

New Heart English Bible
Then Jacob tore his clothes, and put sackcloth around his waist, 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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jacob Mourns Joseph
33His father recognized it and said, “It is my son’s robe! A vicious animal has devoured him. Joseph has surely been torn to pieces!” 34Then Jacob tore his clothes, put sackcloth around his waist, and mourned for his son many days. 35All his sons and daughters tried to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. “No,” he said. “I will go down to Sheol 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 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth."

Genesis 37:29
When Reuben returned to the pit and saw that Joseph was not there, he tore his clothes,

Genesis 42:38
But Jacob replied, "My son will not go down there with you, for his brother is dead, and he alone is left. If any harm comes to him on your journey, you will bring my gray hair down to Sheol in sorrow."

Genesis 44:13
Then they all tore their clothes, loaded their donkeys, and returned to the city.

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

2 Samuel 3:31
Then David ordered Joab and all the people with him, "Tear your clothes, put on sackcloth, and mourn before Abner." And King David himself walked behind the funeral bier.

1 Kings 20:31
Then the servants of Ben-hadad said to him, "Look now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful. Let us go out to the king of Israel with sackcloth around our waists and ropes around our heads. Perhaps he will spare your life."


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 unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the pit; and he rent his clothes.

Joshua 7:6
And Joshua rent his clothes, and fell to the earth upon his face before the ark of the LORD until the eventide, he and the elders of Israel, and put dust upon their heads.

2 Samuel 1:11
Then David took hold on his clothes, and rent them; and likewise all the men that were with him:









(34) Many days.--Jacob mourned for Joseph not merely during the usual period, but so long as to move even the hearts of those who had wronged him. For not only his daughters, but "all his sons rose up to comfort him." Probably he had several daughters by Leah and the two handmaidens, Dinah alone having been mentioned by name, because two of her brothers forfeited the birthright by the cruelty with which they avenged her wrong. We learn how long and intense Jacob's sorrow was from Genesis 45:26-28. His daughters are mentioned also in Genesis 46:7.

Verse 34. - And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, - שָׂק (cf. σάκος, el, frog, saccus), the usual dress of mourners (2 Samuel 3:31; Nehemiah 9:1; Esther 4:1), was a coarse, thick haircloth, of which corn sacks were also made (Genesis 42:25), and which in cases of extreme mental distress was worn next the skin (1 Kings 21:27) - and mourned for his son many days. Though twenty-two years elapsed before Jacob again beheld his son, and though doubtless the old man's grief for the premature and, violent death, as he imagined, of Rachel s child was little abated by the lapse, of time, yet the expression "many days" may only be employed to mark the intensity of Jacob's sorrow, which continued longer than the customary mournings of the period.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then Jacob
יַעֲקֹב֙ (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

tore
וַיִּקְרַ֤ע (way·yiq·ra‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7167: To rend

his clothes,
שִׂמְלֹתָ֔יו (śim·lō·ṯāw)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 8071: A dress, a mantle

put
וַיָּ֥שֶׂם (way·yā·śem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

sackcloth
שַׂ֖ק (śaq)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8242: A mesh, coarse loose cloth, sacking, a bag

around his waist,
בְּמָתְנָ֑יו (bə·mā·ṯə·nāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - mdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4975: The waist, small of the back, the loins

and mourned
וַיִּתְאַבֵּ֥ל (way·yiṯ·’ab·bêl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 56: To bewail

for
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

his son
בְּנ֖וֹ (bə·nōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1121: A son

many
רַבִּֽים׃ (rab·bîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7227: Much, many, great

days.
יָמִ֥ים (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3117: A day


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