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Genesis 37:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— for, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves came round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For, behold, we [were] binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— for behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and lo, my sheaf rose up and also stood erect; and behold, your sheaves gathered around and bowed down to my sheaf.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For behold, we [were] binding sheaves in the field, and lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and behold, your sheaves stood around and made obeisance to my sheaf.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Behold, we were binding sheaves in the fields, and lo, my sheaf rose up, and remained standing; and behold, your sheaves came round about and bowed down to my sheaf.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Lo! then, we, were binding sheaves in the midst of the field, when lo! my sheaf rose up, yea and took its stand,—and lo! round about, came your sheaves, and bowed themselves down, to my sheaf.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— that, lo, we are binding bundles in the midst of the field, and lo, my bundle hath arisen, and hath also stood up, and lo, your bundles are round about, and bow themselves to my bundle.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I thought we were binding sheaves in the field: and my sheaf arose as it were, and stood, and your sheaves standing about bowed down before my sheaf.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For beholde, wee were binding sheaues in the field, and loe, my sheafe arose, and also stood vpright; and behold, your sheaues stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheafe.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— I thought ye were binding sheaves in the middle of the field, and my sheaf stood up and was erected, and your sheaves turned round, and did obeisance to my sheaf.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For, behold, we [were] binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For, behold, x2009
(2009) Complement
הִנֵּה
hinneh
{hin-nay'}
Prolonged for H2005; lo!.
we x587
(0587) Complement
אֲנַחְנוּ
'anachnuw
{an-akh'-noo}
Apparently from H0595; we.
[were] binding 481
{0481} Prime
אָלַם
'alam
{aw-lam'}
A primitive root; to tie fast; hence (of the mouth) to be tongue tied.
z8764
<8764> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 685
y8432
[8432] Standard
תָּוֶךְ
tavek
{taw'-vek}
From an unused root meaning to sever; a bisection, that is, (by implication) the centre.
sheaves 485
{0485} Prime
אֲלֻמָּה
'alummah
{al-oom-maw'}
Second form is masculine form; passive participle of H0481; something bound; a sheaf.
in x8432
(8432) Complement
תָּוֶךְ
tavek
{taw'-vek}
From an unused root meaning to sever; a bisection, that is, (by implication) the centre.
the field, 7704
{7704} Prime
שָׂדֶה
sadeh
{saw-deh'}
From an unused root meaning to spread out; a field (as flat).
and, lo, x2009
(2009) Complement
הִנֵּה
hinneh
{hin-nay'}
Prolonged for H2005; lo!.
my sheaf 485
{0485} Prime
אֲלֻמָּה
'alummah
{al-oom-maw'}
Second form is masculine form; passive participle of H0481; something bound; a sheaf.
arose, 6965
{6965} Prime
קוּם
quwm
{koom}
A primitive root; to rise (in various applications, literally, figuratively, intensively and causatively).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
and also x1571
(1571) Complement
גַּם
gam
{gam}
By contraction from an unused root meaning to gather; properly assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correlation both... and.
stood upright; 5324
{5324} Prime
נָצַב
natsab
{naw-tsab'}
A primitive root; to station, in various applications (literally or figuratively).
z8738
<8738> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 1429
and, behold, x2009
(2009) Complement
הִנֵּה
hinneh
{hin-nay'}
Prolonged for H2005; lo!.
your sheaves 485
{0485} Prime
אֲלֻמָּה
'alummah
{al-oom-maw'}
Second form is masculine form; passive participle of H0481; something bound; a sheaf.
stood round about, 5437
{5437} Prime
סָבַב
cabab
{saw-bab'}
A primitive root; to revolve, surround or border; used in various applications, literally and figuratively.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and made obeisance 7812
{7812} Prime
שָׁחָה
shachah
{shaw-khaw'}
A primitive root; to depress, that is, prostrate (especially reflexively in homage to royalty or God).
z8691
<8691> Grammar
Stem - Hithpael (See H8819)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 533
to my sheaf. 485
{0485} Prime
אֲלֻמָּה
'alummah
{al-oom-maw'}
Second form is masculine form; passive participle of H0481; something bound; a sheaf.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
your sheaves:

Genesis 42:6 And Joseph [was] the governor over the land, [and] he [it was] that sold to all the people of the land: and Joseph's brethren came, and bowed down themselves before him [with] their faces to the earth.
Genesis 42:9 And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said unto them, Ye [are] spies; to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.
Genesis 43:26 And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which [was] in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth.
Genesis 44:14 And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house; for he [was] yet there: and they fell before him on the ground.
Genesis 44:19 My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a brother?

obeisance:

Philippians 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven, and [things] in earth, and [things] under the earth;
Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all [things] he might have the preeminence.
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