Genesis 48:11
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New International Version
Israel said to Joseph, "I never expected to see your face again, and now God has allowed me to see your children too."

New Living Translation
Then Jacob said to Joseph, "I never thought I would see your face again, but now God has let me see your children, too!"

English Standard Version
And Israel said to Joseph, “I never expected to see your face; and behold, God has let me see your offspring also.”

New American Standard Bible
Israel said to Joseph, "I never expected to see your face, and behold, God has let me see your children as well."

King James Bible
And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Israel said to Joseph, "I never expected to see your face again, but now God has even let me see your offspring."

International Standard Version
Then he told Joseph, "I never thought I'd see you again, and now God has allowed me to see your children as well!"

NET Bible
Israel said to Joseph, "I never expected to see you again, but now God has allowed me to see your children too."

New Heart English Bible
Israel said to Joseph, "I did not think I would see your face, and behold, God has let me see your offspring also."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Israel said to Joseph, "I never expected to see you again, and now God has even let me see your sons."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Israel said unto Joseph: 'I had not thought to see thy face; and, lo, God hath let me see thy seed also.'

New American Standard 1977
And Israel said to Joseph, “I never expected to see your face, and behold, God has let me see your children as well.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face, and, behold, God has showed me also thy seed.

King James 2000 Bible
And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see your face: and, lo, God has showed me also your descendants.

American King James Version
And Israel said to Joseph, I had not thought to see your face: and, see, God has showed me also your seed.

American Standard Version
And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath let me see thy seed also.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And said to his son: I am not deprived of seeing thee: moreover God hath shewed me thy seed.

Darby Bible Translation
And Israel said to Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face; and behold, God has let me see also thy seed.

English Revised Version
And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath let me see thy seed also.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Israel said to Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and lo, God hath shown me also thy seed.

World English Bible
Israel said to Joseph, "I didn't think I would see your face, and behold, God has let me see your seed also."

Young's Literal Translation
and Israel saith unto Joseph, 'To see thy face I had not thought, and lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
48:8-22 The two good men own God in their comforts. Joseph says, They are my sons whom God has given me. Jacob says, God hath showed me thy seed. Comforts are doubly sweet to us when we see them coming from God's hand. He not only prevents our fears, but exceeds our hopes. Jacob mentions the care the Divine providence had taken of him all his days. A great deal of hardship he had known in his time, but God kept him from the evil of his troubles. Now he was dying, he looked upon himself as redeemed from all sin and sorrow for ever. Christ, the Angel of the covenant, redeems from all evil. Deliverances from misery and dangers, by the Divine power, coming through the ransom of the blood of Christ, in Scripture are often called redemption. In blessing Joseph's sons, Jacob crossed hands. Joseph was willing to support his first-born, and would have removed his father's hands. But Jacob acted neither by mistake, nor from a partial affection to one more than the other; but from a spirit of prophecy, and by the Divine counsel. God, in bestowing blessings upon his people, gives more to some than to others, more gifts, graces, and comforts, and more of the good things of this life. He often gives most to those that are least likely. He chooses the weak things of the world; he raises the poor out of the dust. Grace observes not the order of nature, nor does God prefer those whom we think fittest to be preferred, but as it pleases him. How poor are they who have no riches but those of this world! How miserable is a death-bed to those who have no well-grounded hope of good, but dreadful apprehensions of evil, and nothing but evil for ever!
Study Bible
Jacob Blesses Ephraim and Manasseh
10Now the eyes of Israel were so dim from age that he could not see. Then Joseph brought them close to him, and he kissed them and embraced them. 11Israel said to Joseph, "I never expected to see your face, and behold, God has let me see your children as well." 12Then Joseph took them from his knees, and bowed with his face to the ground.…
Cross References
Genesis 48:10
Now the eyes of Israel were so dim from age that he could not see. Then Joseph brought them close to him, and he kissed them and embraced them.

Genesis 48:12
Then Joseph took them from his knees, and bowed with his face to the ground.

Psalm 128:6
Indeed, may you see your children's children. Peace be upon Israel!

Proverbs 17:6
Grandchildren are the crown of old men, And the glory of sons is their fathers.
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