If the woman is unwilling to come back with you, then you will be released from this oath(A) of mine. Only do not take my son back there.”(B)

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And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again.

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31 “Swear to me,”(A) he said. Then Joseph swore to him,(B) and Israel(C) worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.[a](D)

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  1. Genesis 47:31 Or Israel bowed down at the head of his bed
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31 And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head.

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