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35 All his sons and daughters stood by[a] him to console him, but he refused to be consoled. “No,” he said, “I will go to the grave mourning my son.”[b] So Joseph’s[c] father wept for him.

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  1. Genesis 37:35 tn Heb “arose, stood”; which here suggests that they stood by him in his time of grief.
  2. Genesis 37:35 tn Heb “and he said, ‘Indeed I will go down to my son mourning to Sheol.’” Sheol was viewed as the place where departed spirits went after death.
  3. Genesis 37:35 tn Heb “his”; the referent (Joseph) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

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