Genesis 49:1

“And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iacob called vnto his sonnes, and said, Gather your selues together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last dayes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Jacob summoned his sons and said, "Assemble yourselves that I may tell you what will befall you in the days to come.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jacob called unto his sons, and said: gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the latter days.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jacob sent for his sons, and said, Come together, all of you, so that I may give you news of your fate in future times.
- Basic English Bible

And Jacob called his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, and I will tell you what will befall you at the end of days.
- Darby Bible

And Jacob called to his sons, and said, Assemble yourselves, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.
- Webster's Bible

Jacob called to his sons, and said: "Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which will happen to you in the days to come.
- World English Bible

And Jacob calleth unto his sons and saith, `Be gathered together, and I declare to you that which doth happen with you in the latter end of the days.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Jacob called unto his sons, and said: 'Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the end of days.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 49:1


49:1 Gather yourselves together - Let them all be sent for to see their father die, and to hear his dying words. Twas a comfort to Jacob, now he was dying, to see all his children about him tho' he had sometimes thought himself bereaved: 'twas of use to them to attend him in his last moments, that they might learn of him how to die, as well as how to live; what he said to each, he said in the hearing of all the rest, for we may profit by the reproofs, counsels and comforts that are principally intended for others. That I may tell you that which shall befal you, not your persons but your posterity, in the latter days - The prediction of which would be of use to those that come after them, for confirming their faith, and guiding their way, at their return to Canaan. We cannot tell our children what shall befal them, or their families, in this world; but we can tell them from the word of God, what will befal them in the last day of all, according as they carry themselves in this world.


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