Genesis 50:23

“And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation: the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph's knees.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 50:23

And Ioseph sawe Ephraims children, of the third generation: the children also of Machir, the sonne of Manasseh were brought vp vpon Iosephs knees.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Joseph saw the third generation of Ephraim's sons; also the sons of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were born on Joseph's knees.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation: the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were born upon Joseph's knees.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation: and the children of Machir, the son of Manasseh, came to birth on Joseph's knees.
- Basic English Bible

And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third [generation]; the sons also of Machir the son of Manasseh were born on Joseph's knees.
- Darby Bible

And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation: the children also of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were brought up upon Joseph's knees.
- Webster's Bible

Joseph saw Ephraim's children to the third generation. The children also of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were born on Joseph's knees.
- World English Bible

and Joseph looketh on Ephraim's sons of the third [generation]; sons also of Machir, son of Manasseh, have been born on the knees of Joseph.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation; the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were born upon Joseph's knees.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 50:23

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 50:23


50:21 Fear not, I will nourish you - See what an excellent spirit Joseph was of, and learn of him to render good for evil. He did not tell them they were upon their good behaviour, and he would be kind to them if he saw they carried themselves well: no, he would not thus hold them in suspence, nor seem jealous of them, though they had been suspicious of him. He comforted them, and, to banish all their fears, he spake kindly to them. Those we love and forgive we must not only do well for, but speak kindly to.

50:24 I die, but God will surely visit you - To this purpose Jacob had spoken to him, #Ge 48:21|. Thus must we comfort others with the same comforts wherewith we ourselves have been comforted of God, and encourage them to rest on those promises which have been our support. Joseph was, under God, both the protector and benefactor of his brethren, and what would become of them now he was dying? Why let this be their comfort, God will surely visit you. God's gracious visits will serve to make up the loss of our best friends, and bring you out of this land - And therefore, they must not hope to settle there, nor look upon it as their rest for ever; they must set their hearts upon the land of promise, and call that their home.

50:25 And ye shall carry up my bones from hence - Herein he had an eye to the promise, #Gen 15:13|,14, and in God's name assures them of the performance of it. In Egypt they buried their great men very honourably, and with abundance of pomp; but Joseph prefers a plain burial in Canaan, and that deferred almost two hundred years, before a magnificent one in Egypt. Thus Joseph by faith in the doctrine of the resurrection, and the promise of Canaan, gave commandment concerning his bones, #Heb 11:22|. He dies in Egypt; but lays his bones at stake, that God will surely visit Israel, and bring them to Canaan.


Discussion for Genesis 50:23

  • Tammy on Genesis 50:23
    What dose it mean when the word says ,T hey were born upon Joseph's knees?
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Genesis 50:23
    Genesis 50:23 please click scripture is says brought up, in this translation. To me it speaks personally about the children like myself (for example) were brought up very young, closely on the knees of my Dad & Granddad. Where you see what they read, what they watch , near everything they did. It is in an amazingly close relationship.


 

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