Genesis 48:16

“The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The Angel which redeemed mee from all euill, blesse the laddes, and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac, and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The angel who has redeemed me from all evil, Bless the lads; And may my name live on in them, And the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; And may they grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

the angel who hath redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The angel who has been my saviour from all evil, send his blessing on these children: and let my name and the name of my fathers, Abraham and Isaac, be given to them; and let them become a great nation in the earth.
- Basic English Bible

the Angel that redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named upon them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the land!
- Darby Bible

The angel who hath redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac: and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.
- Webster's Bible

the angel who has redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads, and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac. Let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth."
- World English Bible

the Messenger who is redeeming me from all evil doth bless the youths, and my name is called upon them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and they increase into a multitude in the midst of the land.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

the angel who hath redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named in them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 48:16


48:16 The angel who redeemed me from all evil - A great deal of hardship he had known in his time, but God had graciously kept him from the evil of his troubles. Christ, the angel of the covenant is he that redeems us from all evil. It becomes the servants of God, when they are old and dying, to witness for our God that they have found him gracious. Joseph had placed his children so, as that Jacob's right - hand should be put on the head of Manasseh the eldest, #Ge 48:12|,13, but Jacob would put it on the head of Ephraim the youngest, #Ge 48:14|. This displeased Joseph, who was willing to support the reputation of his first - born and would therefore have removed his father's hands, #Ge 48:17|,18, but Jacob gave him to understand that he knew what he did, and that he did it neither by mistake nor in a humour, nor from a partial affection to one more than the other, but from a spirit of prophecy.


Discussion for Genesis 48

  • ELANGOVAN
    Verse 11: Israel had an impression that his son Joseph is dead and he can't see his son no more; But God made Israel to see his not only his own son but also his children. This conveys a spiritual meaning that when we think that we have lost everything in our Life, GOD is able to not only to restore the lost one but also HE is able to give more than what we could think.
  • Esther
    God does not consender the age or what people will say but He does what He considers best to us us all
  • Dewey J
    Donna, it is not true that the youngest person always get the most blessings. It is God 's providence that determine the person to receive the most blessings because he and only he knows what any person will be or become according to the use of God 's grace. Rom. 9:15 says, "For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion ". God bless us all also in the understanding of his Word. Glory be to Jehovah in the highest through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen!
  • Donna George
    This is the 2nd time the second born was blessed with more bounty is the younger one the one that gets the more blessing always?
  • Rob
    @ Lisa: Just a word of encouragement, I'm a 35 year old man who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at the age of 5... I've dealt with this for 30 years and I'm very healthy now, in fact, my body hasn't deteriorated and they changed my diagnosis in 2004 to Becker Muscular Dystrophy because it is not as aggressive... I KNOW that God is going to heal my body completely so continue to believe for that miracle you seek and stay in the word of God, He will NEVER steer you wrong... My prayers are with you, Godspeed!!
  • Kathi
    The boy's were behind Jacob and Joseph just reposition them.
    I see God's promise being fulfilled according to the time
    He is using another generation to do as he said.
    I also see the truth in how each of us have been chosen to serve in regards to family; community; and life.

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