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Gen 44:18 (KJV) — Then Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh.
Gen 44:18 (NIV) — Then Judah went up to him and said: "Pardon your servant, my lord, let me speak a word to my lord. Do not be angry with your servant, though you are equal to Pharaoh himself.
|Phrase from KJV (Help)
|Oh my lord
||'No paraphrase,' says Dr. A. Clarke, 'can heighten the effect of Judah's address to Joseph. To add, would be to diminish its excellence; to attempt to explain, would be to obscure its beauties; to clothe the ideas in other language than that of Judah, and his translators in our Bible, would ruin its energy, and destroy its influence. It is perhaps one of the most tender, affecting pieces of natural oratory ever spoken or penned: and we need not wonder to find that, when Joseph heard it, he could not refrain himself, but wept aloud. His soul must have been insensible beyond what is common to human nature, had he not immediately yielded to a speech so delicately tender, and so powerfully impressive.'|
||Gen 18:30,32; 2Sa 14:12; Job 33:31; Act 2:29|
||Exd 32:22; Est 1:12; Psa 79:5|
||Gen 41:40,44; Pro 19:12; Dan 3:15,19-23; Dan 5:19; Jhn 5:22|
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