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Israel said to Joseph, "I never expected to see your face again, and now God has allowed me to see your children too."
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.
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.
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.'
Genesis 48:11 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I had not thought to see thy face - There is much delicacy and much tenderness in these expressions. He feels himself now amply recompensed for his long grief and trouble on account of the supposed death of Joseph, in seeing not only himself but his two sons, whom God, by an especial act of favor, is about to add to the number of his own. Thus we find that as Reuben and Simeon were heads of two distinct tribes in Israel, so were Ephraim and Manasseh; because Jacob, in a sort of sacramental way, had adopted them with equal privileges to those of his own sons.
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Genesis 37:33,35 And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast has devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces...
Genesis 42:36 And Jacob their father said to them, Me have you bereaved of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not...
Genesis 45:26 And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted...
Ephesians 3:20 Now to him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
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Genesis 48:10 Now Israel's eyes were failing because of old age, and he could hardly see. So Joseph brought his sons close to him, and his father kissed them and embraced them.
Genesis 48:12 Then Joseph removed them from Israel's knees and bowed down with his face to the ground.
Psalm 128:6 May you live to see your children's children-- peace be on Israel.
Proverbs 17:6 Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.