Genesis 47:31

“And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 47:31

And he said, Sweare vnto mee: and he sware vnto him. And Israel bowed himselfe vpon the beds head.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He said, "Swear to me. So he swore to him. Then Israel bowed {in worship} at the head of the bed."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said, Swear unto me: and he sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said, Take an oath to me; and he took an oath to him: and Israel gave worship on the bed's head.
- Basic English Bible

And he said, Swear to me; and he swore to him. And Israel worshipped on the bed's head.
- Darby Bible

And he said, Swear to me: and he swore to him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head.
- Webster's Bible

He said, "Swear to me," and he swore to him. Israel bowed himself on the bed's head.
- World English Bible

and he saith, `Swear to me;' and he sweareth to him, and Israel boweth himself on the head of the bed.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he said: 'Swear unto me.' And he swore unto him. And Israel bowed down upon the bed's head.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 47:31

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 47:31


47:29 And the time drew nigh that Israel must die - Israel, that had power over the angel, and prevailed, yet must yield to death. He died by degrees; his candle was not blown out, but gradually burnt down, so that he saw, at some distance, the time drawing nigh. He would be buried in Canaan, not because Canaan was the land of his nativity, but in faith, because it was the land of promise, which he desired thus, as it were to keep possession of 'till the time should come when his posterity should be masters of it: and because it was a type of heaven, that better country, which he was in expectation of. When this was done, Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head - Worshipping God, as it is explained, #Heb 11:21|, giving God thanks for all his favours, and particularly for this, that Joseph was ready, to put his hand upon his eyes. Thus they that go down to the dust should, with humble thankfulness, bow before God, the God of their mercies.


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