New International Version
His mother said to him, "My son, let the curse fall on me. Just do what I say; go and get them for me."
King James Bible
And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.
Darby Bible Translation
And his mother said to him, On me [be] thy curse, my son! Only hearken to my voice, and go, fetch [them].
World English Bible
His mother said to him, "Let your curse be on me, my son. Only obey my voice, and go get them for me."
Young's Literal Translation
and his mother saith to him, 'On me thy disesteem, my son; only hearken to my voice, and go, take for me.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Upon me be thy curse, my son - Onkelos gives this a curious turn: It has been revealed to me by prophecy that the curses will not come upon thee, my son. What a dreadful responsibility did this woman take upon her at this time! The sacred writer states the facts as they were, and we may depend on the truth of the statement; but he nowhere says that God would have any man to copy this conduct. He often relates facts and sayings which he never recommends.
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1. There is a great question about Lying, which often arises in the midst of our every day business, and gives us much trouble, that we may not either rashly call that a lie which is not such, or decide that it is sometimes right to tell a lie, that is, a kind of honest, well-meant, charitable lie. This question we will painfully discuss by seeking with them that seek: whether to any good purpose, we need not take upon ourselves to affirm, for the attentive reader will sufficiently gather from the …
St. Augustine—On Lying
Letter xxxv. From Pope Damasus.
Now, my son, listen carefully and do what I tell you:
So he went and got them and brought them to his mother, and she prepared some tasty food, just the way his father liked it.
Now then, my son, do what I say: Flee at once to my brother Laban in Harran.
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