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28 He said to his brothers, “My money was returned! Here it is in my sack!” They were dismayed;[a] they turned trembling to one another[b] and said, “What in the world has God done to us?”[c]

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  1. Genesis 42:28 tn Heb “and their heart went out.” Since this expression is used only here, the exact meaning is unclear. The following statement suggests that it may refer to a sudden loss of emotional strength, so “They were dismayed” adequately conveys the meaning (cf. NRSV); NIV has “Their hearts sank.”
  2. Genesis 42:28 tn Heb “and they trembled, a man to his neighbor.”
  3. Genesis 42:28 tn Heb “What is this God has done to us?” The demonstrative pronoun (“this”) adds emphasis to the question.