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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Genesis 49:1


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    King James Bible - 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.

    World English 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.

    Douay-Rheims - Genesis 49:1

    And Jacob called his sons, and said to them: Gather yourselves together that I may tell you the things that shall befall you in the last days.

    Webster's Bible Translation

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

    Original Hebrew

    ויקרא
    7121 יעקב 3290 אל 413 בניו 1121 ויאמר 559 האספו 622 ואגידה 5046 לכם  את 853  אשׁר 834  יקרא 7122  אתכם 853  באחרית 319 הימים׃ 3117

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    De 31:12,28,29; 33:1-29 Ps 25:14; 105:15 Isa 22:14; 53:1 Da 2:47

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 49:1

    ¶ Y llamó Jacob a sus hijos, y dijo: Juntaos, y os declararé lo que os ha de acontecer en los postreros días.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Genesis 49:1

    Verse 1. That which shall
    befall you in the last days.] It is evident from this, and indeed from the whole complexion of these important prophecies, that the twelve sons of Jacob had very little concern in them, personally considered, as they were to be fulfilled in the last days, i. e., in times remote from that period, and consequently to their posterity, and not to themselves, or to their immediate families. The whole of these prophetic declarations, from ver. 2-27 inclusive, is delivered in strongly figurative language, and in the poetic form, which, in every translation, should be preserved as nearly as possible, rendering the version line for line with the original. This order I shall pursue in the succeeding notes, always proposing the verse first, in as literal a translation as possible, line for line with the Hebrew after the hemistich form, from which the sense will more readily appear; but to the Hebrew text and the common version the reader is ultimately referred.

    2. Come together and hear, O sons of Jacob! And hearken unto Israel your father.Bishop Newton has justly observed that Jacob had received a double blessing, spiritual and temporal; the promise of being progenitor of the Messiah, and the promise of the land of Canaan. The promised land he might divide among his children as he pleased, but the other must be confined to one of his sons; he therefore assigns to each son a portion in the land of Canaan, but limits the descent of the blessed seed to the tribe of Judah. Some have put themselves to a great deal of trouble and learned labour to show that it was a general opinion of the ancients that the soul, a short time previous to its departure from the body, becomes endued with a certain measure of the prophetic gift or foresight; and that this was probably the case with Jacob. But it would be derogatory to the dignity of the prophecies delivered in this chapter, to suppose that they came by any other means than direct inspiration, as to their main matter, though certain circumstances appear to be left to the patriarch himself, in which he might express his own feelings both as a father and as a judge. This is strikingly evident, 1. In the case of Reuben, from whom he had received the grossest insult, however the passage relative to him may be understood; and, 2. In the case of Joseph, the tenderly beloved son of his most beloved wife Rachel, in the prophecy concerning whom he gives full vent to all those tender and affectionate emotions which, as a father and a husband, do him endless credit.

    3. Reuben, my first-born art thou! My might, and the prime of my strength, Excelling in eminence, and excelling in power: 4. Pouring out like the waters:-thou shalt not excel, For thou wentest up to the bed of thy father,] Then thou didst defile: to my couch he went up!


    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1, 2 - All Jacob's sons were living. His calling them together was a precep for them to unite in love, not to mingle with the Egyptians; an foretold that they should not be separated, as Abraham's sons an Isaac's were, but should all make one people. We are not to conside this address as the expression of private feelings of affection resentment, or partiality; but as the language of the Holy Ghost declaring the purpose of God respecting the character, circumstances and situation of the tribes which descended from the sons of Jacob, an which may be traced in their histories.


    Original Hebrew

    ויקרא 7121 יעקב 3290 אל 413 בניו 1121 ויאמר 559 האספו 622 ואגידה 5046 לכם  את 853  אשׁר 834  יקרא 7122  אתכם 853  באחרית 319 הימים׃ 3117


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