Genesis 46:30
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New International Version
Israel said to Joseph, "Now I am ready to die, since I have seen for myself that you are still alive."

New Living Translation
Finally, Jacob said to Joseph, "Now I am ready to die, since I have seen your face again and know you are still alive."

English Standard Version
Israel said to Joseph, “Now let me die, since I have seen your face and know that you are still alive.”

New American Standard Bible
Then Israel said to Joseph, "Now let me die, since I have seen your face, that you are still alive."

King James Bible
And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou art yet alive.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Israel said to Joseph, "At last I can die, now that I have seen your face and know you are still alive!"

International Standard Version
"Now let me die," Israel told Joseph, "since I've seen your face and confirmed that you're still alive!"

NET Bible
Israel said to Joseph, "Now let me die since I have seen your face and know that you are still alive."

New Heart English Bible
Israel said to Joseph, "Now let me die, since I have seen your face, that you are still alive."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Israel said to Joseph, "Now that I've seen for myself that you're still alive, I'm ready to die."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Israel said unto Joseph: 'Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, that thou art yet alive.'

New American Standard 1977
Then Israel said to Joseph, “Now let me die, since I have seen your face, that you are still alive.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die since I have seen thy face because thou art yet alive.

King James 2000 Bible
And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen your face, because you are yet alive.

American King James Version
And Israel said to Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen your face, because you are yet alive.

American Standard Version
And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, that thou art yet alive.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the father said to Joseph: Now shall I die with joy, because I have seen thy face, and leave thee alive.

Darby Bible Translation
And Israel said to Joseph, Now let me die, after I have seen thy face, since thou still livest.

English Revised Version
And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, that thou art yet alive.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Israel said to Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou art yet alive.

World English Bible
Israel said to Joseph, "Now let me die, since I have seen your face, that you are still alive."

Young's Literal Translation
and Israel saith unto Joseph, 'Let me die this time, after my seeing thy face, for thou art yet alive.'
Study Bible
Joseph Meets Jacob
29Joseph prepared his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel; as soon as he appeared before him, he fell on his neck and wept on his neck a long time. 30Then Israel said to Joseph, "Now let me die, since I have seen your face, that you are still alive." 31Joseph said to his brothers and to his father's household, "I will go up and tell Pharaoh, and will say to him, 'My brothers and my father's household, who were in the land of Canaan, have come to me;…
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Genesis 46:29
Joseph prepared his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel; as soon as he appeared before him, he fell on his neck and wept on his neck a long time.

Genesis 46:31
Joseph said to his brothers and to his father's household, "I will go up and tell Pharaoh, and will say to him, 'My brothers and my father's household, who were in the land of Canaan, have come to me;
Treasury of Scripture

And Israel said to Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen your face, because you are yet alive.

Genesis 45:28 And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I will …

Luke 2:29,30 Lord, now let you your servant depart in peace, according to your word…

(30) Now let me die.--Heb., I would die this time (Genesis 2:23), after I have seen thy face, &c. Calmly will Jacob wait for death now that the great longing of his soul has been satisfied.

Verse 30. - And Israel (realizing something of the same holy satisfaction as he trembled in his son's embrace) said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou art still alive - literally, I will die this time, after I have seen thy face, that (Keil, Kalisch), or since, thou art still alive; the meaning of the patriarch being that, since with his own eyes he was now assured of Joseph's happiness, he had nothing more to live for, the last earthly longing of his heart having been completely satisfied, and was perfectly prepared for the last scene of all - ready, whenever God willed, to be gathered to his fathers. And Israel said unto Joseph,.... He broke silence first:

now let me die, since I have seen thy face; not that he was impatient to die, and not desirous to live any longer; for it could not but yield pleasure to him, and make the remainder of his life more comfortable to live with such a son, his darling, and now in so much honour and grandeur; but this he said to express his great satisfaction at the sight of him, that he could now be content to die, having all his heart could wish for, an interview with his beloved son:

because thou art yet alive; whom he had looked upon as dead, and the receiving him now was as life from the dead, and could not but fill him with the greatest joy, see Luke 15:23; Jacob lived after this seventeen years, Genesis 47:28. 46:28-34 It was justice to Pharaoh to let him know that such a family was come to settle in his dominions. If others put confidence in us, we must not be so base as to abuse it by imposing upon them. But how shall Joseph dispose of his brethren? Time was, when they were contriving to be rid of him; now he is contriving to settle them to their advantage; this is rendering good for evil. He would have them live by themselves, in the land of Goshen, which lay nearest to Canaan. Shepherds were an abomination to the Egyptians. Yet Joseph would have them not ashamed to own this as their occupation before Pharaoh. He might have procured places for them at court or in the army. But such preferments would have exposed them to the envy of the Egyptians, and might have tempted them to forget Canaan and the promise made unto their fathers. An honest calling is no disgrace, nor ought we to account it so, but rather reckon it a shame to be idle, or to have nothing to do. It is generally best for people to abide in the callings they have been bred to and used to. Whatever employment and condition God in his providence has allotted for us, let us suit ourselves to it, satisfy ourselves with it, and not mind high things. It is better to be the credit of a mean post, than the shame of a high one. If we wish to destroy our souls, or the souls of our children, then let us seek for ourselves, and for them, great things; but if not, it becomes us, having food and raiment, therewith to be content.
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