"And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not."

— Author Unknown

Place of Publication
Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings most Excellent Majestie
"And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not."
Metaphor in Context
25: And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their father,
26: And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not.
27: And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto them: and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived:
28: And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go and see him before I die
(Genesis 45:25-28)
Searching KJV at UVA's Electronic Text Center
See The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament, and the New: Newly Translated out of the Originall Tongues: & With the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Reuised, by His Maiesties Speciall Co[m]mandement. Appointed to Be Read in Churches. (Imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, printer to the Kings most excellent Maiestie, Anno Dom. 1611). <Link to ESTC><Link to ESTC>

Text from Bible, King James. University of Virginia Library Electronic Text Center.
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.