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

  • Donna Cromb
    What is faith? That was my first thought on reading this chapter long ago. This is what the Holy Spirit showed me, it's a deep abiding conviction in God, a surrender to His will, and a change in conduct from a sinner to more than just a believer. The Hebrews Paul was talking to had become stagnant in their faith and walk with God. He was showing them the truth of deep commitment by those in past.
  • Issiah
    The Faith chapter. Who has faith to move mountains? To heal and resurrect. God the Father. To have faith is to have no doubt in spite of having no visible evidence. Better have a good lawyer. But look unto your composition. What are we. What animates us. Is it not spirit? Is God not spirit, unseen by flesh eyes but evident by the heart within. The Kingdom is within. And God is Reality
  • Moses
    I have a strong zeal to love, serve and ever remain dedicated, committed to him because he is a God of believability credibility.
  • Steve morrow
    colossians 1:5 for the hope which is laid up for you in heaven whereof you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel colossians 1:21 and you that---were---sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works yet now hath HE reconciled 1:22 in the body of HIS flesh through death to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in HIS sight 1:23-----IF YOU CONTINUE-----in the faith grounded and settled and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you have heard and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven whereof I paul am made a minister -------JAMES 2:5 HEARKEN MY BELOVED BRETHREN HATH NOT GOD CHOSEN THE POOR OF THIS WORLD RICH IN FAITH AND HEIRS OF THE KINGDOM WHICH HE HATH PROMISED TO ---THEM THAT LOVE HIM--------1 PETER 4:11 IF ANY MAN SPEAK LET HIM SPEAK AS THE ORACLES OF GOD IF ANY MAN MINISTER LET HIM DO IT AS OF THE ABILITY WHICH GOD GIVETH THAT GOD IN ALL THINGS MAY BE GLORIFIED THROUGH JESUS CHRIST TO WHOM BE PRAISE AND DOMINION FOR EVER AND EVER AMEN
  • Brian K Porr
    thank God that He has preserved His word because Faith commeth by hearing and by hearing the word of God.This stirs God's Word the heart of a man.To God be all the golry. Thank God for preserving His Word because faith commeth by hearing and by hearing the Word of God. This stirs God's Word the heart of a man. To God be all the Glory. Very simple all credit to Him.
  • Eric
    To grow in faith is to walk with faithful people, when you can't trace him trust in him

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