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Genesis 48:18

    Genesis 48:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Joseph said to his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put your right hand on his head.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father; for this is the first-born; put thy right hand upon his head.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Joseph said to his father, Not so, my father, for this is the older; put your right hand on his head.

    Webster's Revision

    And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father; for this is the first-born; put thy right hand upon his head.

    World English Bible

    Joseph said to his father, "Not so, my father; for this is the firstborn; put your right hand on his head."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 48:18

    Joseph said - Not so, my father - Joseph supposed that his father had made a mistake in laying his right hand on the head of the youngest, because the right hand was considered as the most noble, and the instrument of conveying the highest dignities, and thus it has ever been considered among all nations, though the reason of it is not particularly obvious. Even in the heavens the right hand of God is the place of the most exalted dignity. It has been observed that Joseph spoke here as he was moved by natural affection, and that Jacob acted as he was influenced by the Holy Spirit.