כִּמְעַט שֶׁעָבַרְתִּי מֵהֶם. קָרוֹב לִפְרִישָׁתָם מִמֶּנִּי לְסוֹף אַרְבָּעִים שָׁנָה:
Scarcely had I departed from them. Shortly after their parting from me,8I.e., shortly after the deaths of Moshe and Aharon. at the end of the forty years.
עַד שֶׁמָּצָאתִי. שֶׁהָיָה עִמִּי בִּימֵי יְהוֹשֻׁעַ לִכְבּשׁ שְׁלשִׁים וְאֶחָד מְלָכִים:
When I found. That He was with me in the days of Yehoshua to conquer the thirty-one kings.
אֲחַזְתִּיו וְלֹא אַרְפֶּנּוּ. לֹא נָתַתִּי לוֹ רִפְיוֹן עַד שֶׁהֲבִיאוֹתִיו אֶל מִשְׁכַּן שִׁילֹה בִּשְׁבִיל כָּל זֹאת שֶׁעָשָׂה לִי:
I grasped him and would not let him go. I did not loosen my grasp on Him until I brought Him to the Tabernacle at Shiloh because of all this that He had done for me.