Genesis 48:16
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New International Version
the Angel who has delivered me from all harm --may he bless these boys. May they be called by my name and the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac, and may they increase greatly on the earth."

New Living Translation
the Angel who has redeemed me from all harm--may he bless these boys. May they preserve my name and the names of Abraham and Isaac. And may their descendants multiply greatly throughout the earth."

English Standard Version
the angel who has redeemed me from all evil, bless the boys; and in them let my name be carried on, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.”

New American Standard Bible
The angel who has redeemed me from all evil, Bless the lads; And may my name live on in them, And the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; And may they grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth."

King James Bible
The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
the Angel who has redeemed me from all harm-- may He bless these boys. And may they be called by my name and the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac, and may they grow to be numerous within the land.

International Standard Version
the angel who has been rescuing me from all sorts of evil, bless these young men. May my name continue to live on within them, including the names of my ancestors Abraham and Isaac, and may they grow into a vast multitude throughout the earth."

NET Bible
the Angel who has protected me from all harm--bless these boys. May my name be named in them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac. May they grow into a multitude on the earth."

New Heart English Bible
the angel who has redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads, and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac. Let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
may the Messenger, who has rescued me from all evil, bless these boys. May they be called by my name and by the names of my grandfather Abraham and my father Isaac. May they have many children on the earth."

JPS Tanakh 1917
the angel who hath redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named in them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.'

New American Standard 1977
The angel who has redeemed me from all evil,
            Bless the lads;
            And may my name live on in them,
            And the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac;
            And may they grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.”



Jubilee Bible 2000
the Angel who frees me from all evil, bless these young men, and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

King James 2000 Bible
The Angel who redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be perpetuated in them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

American King James Version
The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the middle of the earth.

American Standard Version
the angel who hath redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The angel that delivereth me from all evils, bless these boys: and let my name be called upon them, and the names of my fathers Abraham, and Isaac, and may they grow into a multitude upon the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
the Angel that redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named upon them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the land!

English Revised Version
the angel which hath redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

Webster's Bible Translation
The angel who hath redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac: and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

World English Bible
the angel who has redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads, and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac. Let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth."

Young's Literal Translation
the Messenger who is redeeming me from all evil doth bless the youths, and my name is called upon them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and they increase into a multitude in the midst of the land.'

Study Bible
Jacob Blesses Ephraim and Manasseh
15He blessed Joseph, and said, "The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, The God who has been my shepherd all my life to this day, 16The angel who has redeemed me from all evil, Bless the lads; And may my name live on in them, And the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; And may they grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth." 17When Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand on Ephraim's head, it displeased him; and he grasped his father's hand to remove it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's head.…
Cross References
Hebrews 11:21
By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph's sons and worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.

Genesis 22:11
But the angel of the LORD called to him from heaven and said, "Abraham, Abraham!" And he said, "Here I am."

Genesis 22:15
Then the angel of the LORD called to Abraham a second time from heaven,

Genesis 28:13
And behold, the LORD stood above it and said, "I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie, I will give it to you and to your descendants.

Genesis 28:14
"Your descendants will also be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

Genesis 31:11
"Then the angel of God said to me in the dream, 'Jacob,' and I said, 'Here I am.'

Genesis 46:3
He said, "I am God, the God of your father; do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you a great nation there.

2 Samuel 4:9
David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said to them, "As the LORD lives, who has redeemed my life from all distress,

Jeremiah 15:21
"So I will deliver you from the hand of the wicked, And I will redeem you from the grasp of the violent."
Treasury of Scripture

The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the middle of the earth.

Angel.

Genesis 16:7-13 And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the …

Genesis 28:15 And, behold, I am with you, and will keep you in all places where …

Genesis 31:11-13 And the angel of God spoke to me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I …

Exodus 3:2-6 And the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire out …

Exodus 23:20,21 Behold, I send an Angel before you, to keep you in the way, and to …

Judges 2:1-4 And an angel of the LORD came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said, …

Judges 6:21-24 Then the angel of the LORD put forth the end of the staff that was …

Judges 13:21 But the angel of the LORD did no more appear to Manoah and to his …

Judges 13:22 And Manoah said to his wife, We shall surely die, because we have seen God.

Psalm 34:7,22 The angel of the LORD encamps round about them that fear him, and …

Psalm 121:7 The LORD shall preserve you from all evil: he shall preserve your soul.

Isaiah 47:4 As for our redeemer, the LORD of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 63:9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence …

Hosea 12:4,5 Yes, he had power over the angel, and prevailed: he wept, and made …

Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before …

Acts 7:30-35 And when forty years were expired…

1 Corinthians 10:4,9 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that …

redeemed.

Psalm 34:2 My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, …

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For your …

John 17:15 I pray not that you should take them out of the world, but that you …

Romans 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first fruits …

2 Timothy 4:18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve …

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, …

my name.

Genesis 48:5 And now your two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born to you …

Genesis 32:28 And he said, Your name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: …

Deuteronomy 28:10 And all people of the earth shall see that you are called by the …

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, …

Jeremiah 14:9 Why should you be as a man astonished, as a mighty man that cannot …

Amos 9:12 That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, …

Acts 15:17 That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, …

grow into. Heb. as fishes do increase.

Genesis 1:21,22 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moves, …

Numbers 1:46 Even all they that were numbered were six hundred thousand and three …

Numbers 26:34,37 These are the families of Manasseh, and those that were numbered …

A multitude.

Genesis 49:22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose …

Exodus 1:7 And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, …

Numbers 26:28-37 The sons of Joseph after their families were Manasseh and Ephraim…

Deuteronomy 33:17 His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are …

Joshua 17:17 And Joshua spoke to the house of Joseph, even to Ephraim and to Manasseh, …

The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads,.... Ephraim and Manasseh, now about twenty years old or upwards: this is not to be understood of a created angel he wishes to be their guardian, but of an eternal one, the Son of God, the Angel of God's presence, the Angel of the covenant; the same with the God of his father before mentioned, as appears by the character he gives him, as having "redeemed him from all evil"; not only protected and preserved him from temporal evils and imminent dangers from Esau, Laban, and others; but had delivered him from the power, guilt, and punishment of sin, the greatest of evils, and from the dominion and tyranny of Satan the evil one, and from everlasting wrath, ruin, and damnation; all which none but a divine Person could do, as well as he wishes, desires, and prays, that he would "bless" the lads with blessings temporal and spiritual, which a created angel cannot do; and Jacob would never have asked it of him:

and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; having adopted them, he foretells they would be called not only the sons of Joseph, but the children of Israel or Jacob, and would have a name among the tribes of Israel, and be heads of them, as well as would be called the seed of Abraham and of Isaac, and inherit their blessings: and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth; where they increased as fishes, as the word signifies (s), and more than any other of the tribes; even in the times of Moses the number of them were 85,200 men fit for war, Numbers 26:34; and their situation was in the middle of the land of Canaan.

(s) "et instar piscium sint", Pagninus, Montanus; so Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Ainsworth, and the Targum of Onkelos, and Jarchi. 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!
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