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Genesis 48:11

    Genesis 48:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Israel said to Joseph, I had not thought to see your face: and, see, God has showed me also your seed.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath let me see thy seed also.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Israel said to Joseph, I had no hope of seeing your face again, but God in his mercy has let me see you and your children.

    Webster's Revision

    And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath let me see thy seed also.

    World English Bible

    Israel said to Joseph, "I didn't think I would see your face, and behold, God has let me see your seed also."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath let me see thy seed also.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 48:11

    I had not thought to see thy face - There is much delicacy and much tenderness in these expressions. He feels himself now amply recompensed for his long grief and trouble on account of the supposed death of Joseph, in seeing not only himself but his two sons, whom God, by an especial act of favor, is about to add to the number of his own. Thus we find that as Reuben and Simeon were heads of two distinct tribes in Israel, so were Ephraim and Manasseh; because Jacob, in a sort of sacramental way, had adopted them with equal privileges to those of his own sons.