Hebrews 11:21

“By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

By faith Iacob when hee was a dying, blessed both the sonnes of Ioseph, and worshipped leaning vpon the top of his staffe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

By faith Jacob, as he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshiped, {leaning} on the top of his staff.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, `leaning' upon the top of his staff.
- American Standard Version (1901)

By faith Jacob gave a blessing to the two sons of Joseph, when he was near to death; and gave God worship, supported by his stick.
- Basic English Bible

By faith Jacob [when] dying blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshipped on the top of his staff.
- Darby Bible

By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshiped, leaning upon the top of his staff.
- Webster's Bible

Through faith Jacob, when dying, blessed each of Joseph's sons, and, leaning on the top of his staff, worshipped God.
- Weymouth Bible

By faith, Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff.
- World English Bible

Bi feith Jacob diynge blesside alle the sones of Joseph, and onouride the hiynesse of his yerde.
- Wycliffe Bible

by faith Jacob dying -- each of the sons of Joseph did bless, and did bow down upon the top of his staff;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 11:21


11:21 Jacob when dying - That is, when near death. Bowing down on the top of his staff - As he sat on the side of his bed. #Gen 48:16|; Gen 47:31


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 11:21


Heb 11:21 By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph. See Ge 48:8-22. In his blessing he foresaw that both Ephraim and Manasseh would be tribes of Israel, and that the younger would be the ancestor of the greater tribe. [Leaning] upon the top of his staff. See Ge 47:31. The Hebrew word "mittah" as originally written may mean either staff or bed, that on which one rests. In our English version of Genesis "bed" has been preferred. The Septuagint, followed here, says "staff". It means that the sick old man raised from his couch and leaned his weight on his staff while conferring the blessing.

Discussion for Hebrews 11:21

  • Pastor. lord selby eben for verse 21
    By faith Abraham and Sarah received divine inheritance from God which was a chosen seed Isaac.as a son of God.so faith themed as first fair most for Christians to keep and abide Gods word and promise for claim.

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