Genesis 46:15

“These be the sons of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob in Padanaram, with his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty and three.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

These bee the sonnes of Leah, which she bare vnto Iacob in Padan-Aram, with his daughter Dinah: all the soules of his sonnes and his daughters, were thirtie and three.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

These are the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Paddan-aram, with his daughter Dinah; all his sons and his daughters {numbered} thirty-three.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

These are the sons of Leah, whom she bare unto Jacob in Paddan-aram, with his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty and three.
- American Standard Version (1901)

All these, together with his daughter Dinah, were the children of Leah, whom Jacob had by her in Paddan-aram; they were thirty-three in number.
- Basic English Bible

-- These are the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Padan-Aram; and his daughter, Dinah. All the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty-three.
- Darby Bible

These are the sons of Leah, which she bore to Jacob in Padan-aram, with his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty and three.
- Webster's Bible

These are the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Paddan Aram, with his daughter Dinah. All the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty-three.
- World English Bible

These [are] sons of Leah whom she bare to Jacob in Padan-Aram, and Dinah his daughter; all the persons of his sons and his daughters [are] thirty and three.
- Youngs Literal Bible

These are the sons of Leah, whom she bore unto Jacob in Paddan-aram, with his daughter Dinah; all the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty and three.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 46:15

  • I actually had a similar issue, but when you look at the verse carefully, then it makes sense. The keywords to focus on are "sons" and "daughters." The verse says that these were the SONS Leah bore to Jacob besides his daughter Dinah. This statement does not mention how many sons, but I count 32 sons total (deducting 2 that deceased in Canaan). The next sentence says that these sons and daughters of his were 33 in all, which I think is including Dinah.
    Hope this makes sense.
  • Jessica for verse 15
    I'm stumped as well Mark, only commentary I can find is Coffman and he says 'it doesn't really matter' but it does! The only thought I have is that the verse states 'daughters' which is plural but I don't understand why the Bible would not make mention of one more name if there were 2 daughters instead of just Dinah. I would really like to know the answer to why the names only add up to 32 (you would deduct 2 from 34 for Er and Onan cause at that time their souls were not with them for God slew them in Canaan)
  • Something is wrong here. The verse states that all of the souls of his sons and daughters (by Leah) was 33. it is actually 34. it would add up to 33 if you did not count his daughter Dinah, but then why mention her by name and why say "of his sons and his daughters?"

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