Genesis 48:21

“And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Israel saide vnto Ioseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and bring you againe vnto the land of your fathers.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Israel said to Joseph, "Behold, I am about to die, but God will be with you, and bring you back to the land of your fathers.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God will be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Israel said to Joseph, Now my death is near; but God will be with you, guiding you back to the land of your fathers.
- Basic English Bible

And Israel said to Joseph, Behold, I die; and God will be with you, and bring you again to the land of your fathers.
- Darby Bible

And Israel said to Joseph, Behold, I die; but God shall be with you, and bring you again to the land of your fathers.
- Webster's Bible

Israel said to Joseph, "Behold, I am dying, but God will be with you, and bring you again to the land of your fathers.
- World English Bible

And Israel saith unto Joseph, `Lo, I am dying, and God hath been with you, and hath brought you back unto the land of your fathers;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Israel said unto Joseph: 'Behold, I die; but God will be with you, and bring you back unto the land of your fathers.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 48:21


48:21 I die, but God shall be with you, and bring you again - This assurance was given them, and carefully preserved among them, that they might neither love Egypt too much when it favoured them, nor fear it too much when it frowned upon them. These words of Jacob furnish us with comfort in reference to the death of our friends: But God shall be with us, and his gracious presence is sufficient to make up the loss. They leave us, but he will never fail us. He will bring us to the land of our fathers, the heavenly Canaan, whither our godly fathers are gone before us. If God be with us while we stay behind in this world, and will receive us shortly to be with them that are gone before to a better world, we ought not to sorrow as those that have no hope.


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