Genesis 49:2
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New International Version
"Assemble and listen, sons of Jacob; listen to your father Israel.

New Living Translation
"Come and listen, you sons of Jacob; listen to Israel, your father.

English Standard Version
“Assemble and listen, O sons of Jacob, listen to Israel your father.

New American Standard Bible
"Gather together and hear, O sons of Jacob; And listen to Israel your father.

King James Bible
Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Come together and listen, sons of Jacob; listen to your father Israel:

International Standard Version
"Gather together and listen, you children of Jacob. Listen to your father Israel."

NET Bible
"Assemble and listen, you sons of Jacob; listen to Israel, your father.

New Heart English Bible
Assemble yourselves, and hear, you sons of Jacob. Listen to Israel, your father.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Gather around and listen, sons of Jacob. Listen to your father Israel.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Assemble yourselves, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; And hearken unto Israel your father.

New American Standard 1977
“Gather together and hear, O sons of Jacob;
            And listen to Israel your father.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Gather yourselves together and hear, ye sons of Jacob, and hearken unto Israel your father.

King James 2000 Bible
Gather yourselves together, and hear, you sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.

American King James Version
Gather yourselves together, and hear, you sons of Jacob; and listen to Israel your father.

American Standard Version
Assemble yourselves, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; And hearken unto Israel your father.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Gather yourselves together, and hear, O ye sons of Jacob, hearken to Israel your father:

Darby Bible Translation
Assemble yourselves, and hear, ye sons of Jacob, And listen to Israel your father.

English Revised Version
Assemble yourselves, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; And hearken unto Israel your father.

Webster's Bible Translation
Assemble yourselves, and hear, ye sons of Jacob: and hearken to Israel your father.

World English Bible
Assemble yourselves, and hear, you sons of Jacob. Listen to Israel, your father.

Young's Literal Translation
'Be assembled, and hear, sons of Jacob, And hearken unto Israel your father.
Study Bible
Jacob Blesses his Sons
1Then Jacob summoned his sons and said, "Assemble yourselves that I may tell you what will befall you in the days to come. 2"Gather together and hear, O sons of Jacob; And listen to Israel your father. 3"Reuben, you are my firstborn; My might and the beginning of my strength, Preeminent in dignity and preeminent in power.…
Cross References
Psalm 34:11
Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Genesis 49:3
"Reuben, you are my firstborn; My might and the beginning of my strength, Preeminent in dignity and preeminent in power.
Treasury of Scripture

Gather yourselves together, and hear, you sons of Jacob; and listen to Israel your father.

hearken.

Psalm 34:11 Come, you children, listen to me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Proverbs 1:8,9 My son, hear the instruction of your father, and forsake not the …

Proverbs 4:1-4 Hear, you children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know …

Proverbs 5:1 My son, attend to my wisdom, and bow your ear to my understanding:

Proverbs 6:20 My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not the law of your mother:

Proverbs 7:1,24 My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with you…

Proverbs 8:32 Now therefore listen to me, O you children: for blessed are they …

Proverbs 23:22,26 Listen to your father that begat you, and despise not your mother …

Verse 2. - Gather yourselves together, - the repetition indicates at once the elevation of the speaker's soul, and the importance, in his mind, of the impending revelation - and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father. The two clauses form a synthetic or synonymous parallel, numerous illustrations of which are to be found in the succeeding verses. Gather yourselves together,.... This is repeated to hasten them, and to suggest that he had something of importance to make known unto them, which he chose to do, when they were together:

and hear, ye sons of Jacob, and hearken to Israel your father: these words are used and doubled to excite their attention to what he was about to say, and which is urged from the near relation there was between them. 49:1,2 All Jacob's sons were living. His calling them together was a precept for them to unite in love, not to mingle with the Egyptians; and foretold that they should not be separated, as Abraham's sons and Isaac's were, but should all make one people. We are not to consider 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, and which may be traced in their histories.
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