Genesis 48:21
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New International Version
Then Israel said to Joseph, "I am about to die, but God will be with you and take you back to the land of your fathers.

New Living Translation
Then Jacob said to Joseph, "Look, I am about to die, but God will be with you and will take you back to Canaan, the land of your ancestors.

English Standard Version
Then Israel said to Joseph, “Behold, I am about to die, but God will be with you and will bring you again to the land of your fathers.

New American Standard Bible
Then Israel said to Joseph, "Behold, I am about to die, but God will be with you, and bring you back to the land of your fathers.

King James Bible
And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Israel said to Joseph, "Look, I am about to die, but God will be with you and will bring you back to the land of your fathers.

International Standard Version
Then Israel told Joseph, "Pay attention! I'm about to die, but God will be with you. He'll bring you back to the land that belongs to your ancestors.

NET Bible
Then Israel said to Joseph, "I am about to die, but God will be with you and will bring you back to the land of your fathers.

New Heart English Bible
And Israel said to Joseph, Look, I am dying, but God will be with you, and God will bring you back from this land to the land of your fathers.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Israel said to Joseph, "Now I'm about to die, but God will be with you. He will bring you back to the land of your fathers.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Israel said unto Joseph: 'Behold, I die; but God will be with you, and bring you back unto the land of your fathers.

New American Standard 1977
Then Israel said to Joseph, “Behold, I am about to die, but God will be with you, and bring you back to the land of your fathers.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die; but God shall be with you and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.

King James 2000 Bible
And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.

American King James Version
And Israel said to Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and bring you again to the land of your fathers.

American Standard Version
And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God will be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to Joseph his son: Be- hold I die, and God will be with you, and will bring you back into the land of your fathers.

Darby Bible Translation
And Israel said to Joseph, Behold, I die; and God will be with you, and bring you again to the land of your fathers.

English Revised Version
And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Israel said to Joseph, Behold, I die; but God shall be with you, and bring you again to the land of your fathers.

World English Bible
Israel said to Joseph, "Behold, I am dying, but God will be with you, and bring you again to the land of your fathers.

Young's Literal Translation
And Israel saith unto Joseph, 'Lo, I am dying, and God hath been with you, and hath brought you back unto the land of your fathers;
Study Bible
Jacob Blesses Ephraim and Manasseh
20He blessed them that day, saying, "By you Israel will pronounce blessing, saying, 'May God make you like Ephraim and Manasseh!'" Thus he put Ephraim before Manasseh. 21Then Israel said to Joseph, "Behold, I am about to die, but God will be with you, and bring you back to the land of your fathers. 22"I give you one portion more than your brothers, which I took from the hand of the Amorite with my sword and my bow."…
Cross References
Genesis 26:3
"Sojourn in this land and I will be with you and bless you, for to you and to your descendants I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath which I swore to your father Abraham.

Genesis 28:15
"Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you."

Genesis 46:4
"I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also surely bring you up again; and Joseph will close your eyes."

Genesis 50:24
Joseph said to his brothers, "I am about to die, but God will surely take care of you and bring you up from this land to the land which He promised on oath to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob."

Deuteronomy 30:3
then the LORD your God will restore you from captivity, and have compassion on you, and will gather you again from all the peoples where the LORD your God has scattered you.
Treasury of Scripture

And Israel said to Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and bring you again to the land of your fathers.

Behold.

Genesis 50:24 And Joseph said to his brothers, I die: and God will surely visit you…

1 Kings 2:2-4 I go the way of all the earth: be you strong therefore, and show …

Psalm 146:3,4 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there …

Zechariah 1:5,6 Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever…

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

Acts 13:36 For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of …

2 Timothy 4:6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.

Hebrews 7:3,8,23-25 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning …

2 Peter 1:14 Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our …

God.

Genesis 15:14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward …

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

Genesis 46:4 I will go down with you into Egypt; and I will also surely bring …

Deuteronomy 1:1-46 These be the words which Moses spoke to all Israel on this side Jordan …

Deuteronomy 31:8 And the LORD, he it is that does go before you; he will be with you, …

Joshua 1:5,9 There shall not any man be able to stand before you all the days …

Joshua 3:7 And the LORD said to Joshua, This day will I begin to magnify you …

Joshua 23:14 And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and you …

Joshua 24:1-33 And Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and called …

Psalm 18:46 The LORD lives; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation …

land.

Genesis 12:5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all …

Genesis 26:3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you, and will bless you; …

Genesis 37:1 And Jacob dwelled in the land wherein his father was a stranger, …

Verse 21. - And Israel (Jacob) said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God (Elohim) shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers. "For Joseph and his children a great promise and dispensation" (Lange). And Israel said unto Joseph, behold, I die,.... Expected to die very shortly; and he not only speaks of it as a certain thing, and what would quickly be, but with pleasure and comfort, having no fear and dread of it on him, but as what was agreeable to him, and he had made himself familiar with:

but God shall be with you; with Joseph and his posterity, and with all his brethren, and theirs, to comfort and support them, to guide and counsel them, to protect and defend them, to carry them through all they had to endure in Egypt, and at length bring them out of it; he signifies he was departing from them, but God would not depart from them, whose presence would be infinitely more to them than his; and which, as it made him the more easy to leave them, so it might make them more easy to part with him:

and bring you again unto the land of your fathers; the land of Canaan, where their fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, had dwelt, and which was given to them and theirs for an inheritance, and where Joseph and his brethren had lived, and would be brought thither again, as the bones of Joseph were, and as all of them in their posterity were in Joshua's time. 21. Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die—The patriarch could speak of death with composure, but he wished to prepare Joseph and the rest of the family for the shock.

but God shall be with you—Jacob, in all probability, was not authorized to speak of their bondage—he dwelt only on the certainty of their restoration to Canaan.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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