Genesis 44:34
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
"For howאֵיךְ֙
(eich)
349: how?from ay
shall I goאֶֽעֱלֶ֣ה
(e·'e·leh)
5927: to go up, ascend, climba prim. root
up to my fatherאָבִ֔י
(a·vi,)
1: fatherfrom an unused word
if the ladוְהַנַּ֖עַר
(ve·han·na·'ar)
5288: a boy, lad, youth, retainerof uncertain derivation
is not with me -- for fearפֶּ֚ן
(pen)
6435: lestof uncertain derivation
that I seeאֶרְאֶ֣ה
(er·'eh)
7200: to seea prim. root
the evilבָרָ֔ע
(va·ra,)
7451b: evil, distress, misery, injury, calamityfrom the same as roa
that would overtakeיִמְצָ֖א
(yim·tza)
4672: to attain to, finda prim. root
my father?"אָבִֽי׃
(a·vi.)
1: fatherfrom an unused word







KJV Lexicon
For how
'eyk  (ake)
how? or how!; also where -- how, what.
shall I go up
`alah  (aw-law')
to ascend, intransitively (be high) or actively (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literal and figurative (as follow)
to my father
'ab  (awb)
father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application) -- chief, (fore-)father(-less), patrimony, principal. Compare names in Abi-.
and the lad
na`ar  (nah'-ar)
babe, boy, child, damsel (from the margin), lad, servant, young (man).
be not with me lest peradventure I see
ra'ah  (raw-aw')
to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative)surely, think, view, visions.
the evil
ra`  (rah)
bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral)one), worse(-st), wretchedness, wrong. (Incl. feminine raaah; as adjective or noun.).
that shall come on
matsa'  (maw-tsaw')
to come forth to, i.e. appear or exist; transitively, to attain, i.e. find or acquire; figuratively, to occur, meet or be present
my father
'ab  (awb)
father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application) -- chief, (fore-)father(-less), patrimony, principal. Compare names in Abi-.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"For how shall I go up to my father if the lad is not with me-- for fear that I see the evil that would overtake my father?"

King James Bible
For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with me? lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come on my father.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For how can I go back to my father without the boy? I could not bear to see the grief that would overwhelm my father."

International Standard Version
After all, how can I go back to my father if the young man doesn't accompany me? I'm afraid of what might happen to my father."

NET Bible
For how can I go back to my father if the boy is not with me? I couldn't bear to see my father's pain."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How could I go back to my father if the boy isn't with me? I couldn't bear to see my father's misery!"

King James 2000 Bible
For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with me? lest perhaps I see the evil that shall come on my father.
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