Genesis 48:2
Good News Translation
When Jacob was told that his son Joseph had come to see him, he gathered his strength and sat up in bed.

Contemporary English Version
When Joseph arrived, someone told Jacob, "Your son Joseph has come to see you." Jacob sat up in bed, but it took almost all his strength.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it was told the old man: Behold thy son Joseph cometh to thee. And being strengthened, he sat on his bed.

New American Bible
When Jacob was told, “Your son Joseph has come to you,” Israel rallied his strength and sat up in bed.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And it was told the old man: Behold thy son Joseph cometh to thee. And being strengthened, he sat on his bed.

strengthened.

Deuteronomy 3:28 Command Josue, and encourage and strengthen him: for he shall go before this people, and shall divide unto them the land which thou shalt see.

1 Samuel 23:16 And Jonathan, the son of Saul, arose, and went to David, into the wood, and strengthened his hands in God: and he said to him:

Nehemiah 2:18 And I shewed them how the hand of my God was good with me, and the king's words, which he had spoken to me, and I said: Let us rise up, and build. And their hands were strengthened in good.

Psalm 41:3 The Lord help him on his bed of sorrow: thou hast turned all his couch in his sickness.

Proverbs 23:15 My son, if thy mind be wise, my heart shall rejoice with thee:

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, brethren, be strengthened in the Lord and in the might of his power.

Context
Jacob Blesses Ephraim and Manasseh
1After these things, it was told Joseph that his father was sick; and he set out to go to him, taking his two sons Manasses and Ephraim. 2And it was told the old man: Behold thy son Joseph cometh to thee. And being strengthened, he sat on his bed.3And when Joseph was come in to him, he said: God almighty appeared to me at Luza, which is in the land of Chanaan, and he blessed me,…
Cross References
Genesis 48:1
After these things, it was told Joseph that his father was sick; and he set out to go to him, taking his two sons Manasses and Ephraim.

Genesis 48:3
And when Joseph was come in to him, he said: God almighty appeared to me at Luza, which is in the land of Chanaan, and he blessed me,

Additional Translations
When Jacob was told, “Your son Joseph has come to you,” Israel rallied his strength and sat up in bed.And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, your son Joseph comes to you: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat on the bed.

And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.

And it was reported to Jacob, saying, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh to thee; and Israel having strengthened himself, sat upon the bed.

And one told Jacob and said, Behold, thy son Joseph is coming to thee. And Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.

And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.

And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh to thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.

Someone told Jacob, and said, "Behold, your son Joseph comes to you," and Israel strengthened himself, and sat on the bed.

And one declareth to Jacob, and saith, 'Lo, thy son Joseph is coming unto thee;' and Israel doth strengthen himself, and sit upon the bed.
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