Genesis 37:16
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New International Version
He replied, "I'm looking for my brothers. Can you tell me where they are grazing their flocks?"

King James Bible
And he said, I seek my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where they feed their flocks.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, I am seeking my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where they feed [their flocks].

World English Bible
He said, "I am looking for my brothers. Tell me, please, where they are feeding the flock."

Young's Literal Translation
and he saith, 'My brethren I am seeking, declare to me, I pray thee, where they are feeding?'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Go - see whether it be well with thy brethren - Literally, Go, I beseech thee, and see the peace of thy brethren, and the peace of the flock. Go and see whether they are all in prosperity. See Clarke on Genesis 37:4 (note). As Jacob's sons were now gone to feed the flock on the parcel of ground they had bought from the Shechemites, (see Genesis 33:19), and where they had committed such a horrible slaughter, their father might feel more solicitous about their welfare, lest the neighboring tribes should rise against them, and revenge the murder of the Shechemites.

As Jacob appears to have been at this time in the vale of Hebron, it is supposed that Shechem was about sixty English miles distant from it, and that Dothan was about eight miles farther. But I must again advertise my readers that all these calculations are very dubious; for we do not even know that the same place is intended, as there are many proofs that different places went by the same names.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

seek.

Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

tell me.

Songs 1:7 Tell me, O you whom my soul loves, where you feed, where you make your flock to rest at noon...

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Joseph, the Prime Minister
'And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is? And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art: Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Talmage -- a Bloody Monster
Thomas De Witt Talmage was born at Bound Brook, N.J., in 1832. For many years he preached to large and enthusiastic congregations at the Brooklyn Tabernacle. At one time six hundred newspapers regularly printed his sermons. He was a man of great vitality, optimistic by nature, and particularly popular with young people. His voice was rather high and unmusical, but his distinct enunciation and earnestness of manner gave a peculiar attraction to his pulpit oratory. His rhetoric has been criticized
Grenville Kleiser—The world's great sermons, Volume 8

Cross References
Genesis 37:15
a man found him wandering around in the fields and asked him, "What are you looking for?"

Genesis 37:17
"They have moved on from here," the man answered. "I heard them say, 'Let's go to Dothan.'" So Joseph went after his brothers and found them near Dothan.

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