Genesis 46:4
New International Version
I will go down to Egypt with you, and I will surely bring you back again. And Joseph's own hand will close your eyes."

New Living Translation
I will go with you down to Egypt, and I will bring you back again. You will die in Egypt, but Joseph will be with you to close your eyes.”

English Standard Version
I myself will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also bring you up again, and Joseph’s hand shall close your eyes.”

Berean Study Bible
I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will surely bring you back. And Joseph’s own hands will close your eyes.”

New American Standard Bible
"I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also surely bring you up again; and Joseph will close your eyes."

King James Bible
I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.

Christian Standard Bible
I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also bring you back. Joseph will close your eyes when you die."

Contemporary English Version
I will go with you to Egypt, and later I will bring your descendants back here. Your son Joseph will be at your side when you die."

Good News Translation
I will go with you to Egypt, and I will bring your descendants back to this land. Joseph will be with you when you die."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also bring you back. Joseph will put his hands on your eyes."

International Standard Version
I'm going down with you to Egypt, and I'm certainly going to bring you back again. And Joseph himself will be with you when you die."

NET Bible
I will go down with you to Egypt and I myself will certainly bring you back from there. Joseph will close your eyes."

New Heart English Bible
I will go down with you into Egypt. I will also surely bring you up again. Joseph will close your eyes."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will go with you to Egypt, and I will make sure you come back again. Joseph will close your eyes [when you die]."

JPS Tanakh 1917
I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again; and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.'

New American Standard 1977
“I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also surely bring you up again; and Joseph will close your eyes.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again; and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.

King James 2000 Bible
I will go down with you into Egypt; and I will also surely bring you up again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon your eyes.

American King James Version
I will go down with you into Egypt; and I will also surely bring you up again: and Joseph shall put his hand on your eyes.

American Standard Version
I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I will go down with thee into Egypt, and I will bring thee up at the end; and Joseph shall put his hands on thine eyes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will go down with thee thither, and will bring thee back again from thence: Joseph also shall put his hands upon thy eyes.

Darby Bible Translation
I will go down with thee to Egypt, and I will also certainly bring thee up; and Joseph shall put his hand on thine eyes.

English Revised Version
I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.

Webster's Bible Translation
I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.

World English Bible
I will go down with you into Egypt. I will also surely bring you up again. Joseph will close your eyes."

Young's Literal Translation
I -- I go down with thee to Egypt, and I -- I also certainly bring thee up, and Joseph doth put his hand on thine eyes.'
Study Bible
Jacob's Journey to Egypt
3“I am God,” He said, “the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you into a great nation there. 4I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will surely bring you back. And Joseph’s own hands will close your eyes.” 5Then Jacob departed from Beersheba, and the sons of Israel took their father Jacob in the wagons Pharaoh had sent to carry him, along with their children and wives.…
Cross References
Genesis 28:15
Look, I am with you, and I will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you."

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

Genesis 50:1
Then Joseph fell upon his father's face, wept over him, and kissed him.

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

Exodus 3:8
I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey--the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites.

Exodus 3:17
And I have promised to bring you up out of your affliction in Egypt, into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites--a land flowing with milk and honey.'

Treasury of Scripture

I will go down with you into Egypt; and I will also surely bring you up again: and Joseph shall put his hand on your eyes.

will go.

Genesis 28:15
And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.

Genesis 48:21
And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.

Isaiah 43:1,2
But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine…

and I will.

Genesis 15:14-16
And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance…

Genesis 50:5,13,24,25
My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I have digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come again…

Exodus 3:8
And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

and Joseph.







Lexicon
I
אָנֹכִ֗י (’ā·nō·ḵî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 595: I

will go down
אֵרֵ֤ד (’ê·rêḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3381: To come or go down, descend

with
עִמְּךָ֙ (‘im·mə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

you to Egypt,
מִצְרַ֔יְמָה (miṣ·ray·māh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4714: Egypt -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their country in Northwest Africa

and I
וְאָנֹכִ֖י (wə·’ā·nō·ḵî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 595: I

will surely
גַם־ (ḡam-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

bring you back.
אַֽעַלְךָ֣ (’a·‘al·ḵā)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively

And Joseph’s
וְיוֹסֵ֕ף (wə·yō·w·sêp̄)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3130: Joseph -- 'he increases', a son of Jacob, also the name of several Israelites

own hands
יָד֖וֹ (yā·ḏōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

will close
יָשִׁ֥ית (yā·šîṯ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7896: To put, set

your eyes.”
עֵינֶֽיךָ׃ (‘ê·ne·ḵā)
Noun - cdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain
(4) Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.--Both among the Jews and Greeks it was the duty of those nearest in blood to close the eyes of a deceased relative. The promise conveyed the assurance that Jacob would die peacefully, surrounded by his friends. For the fulfilment see Genesis 1:1.

Verse 4. - I will go down with thee into Egypt; - not a proof that the Hebrews believed in a local deity following them when they changed their abodes, and confined to the district in which they happened for tire time being to reside (Tuch, Bohlen), but simply a metaphorical expression for the efficiency and completeness of the Divine protection (Kalisch) - and I will also surely bring thee up again (literally, and I will bring thee up also, bringing thee up; a double emphasis lying in the use of the infinitive absolute, with גַּם preceding, as in Genesis 31:15, meaning that God would assuredly recover his body for interment in Canaan should he die in Egypt, and his descendants for settlement in the land of their inheritance): and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes - i.e. will perform for thee the last offices of affection by closing thine eyes in death, a service upon which the human heart in all ages and countries has set the highest value (vide Homer, ' I1 .' 11. 453; 'Odys.,' 24:294; Virg., 'AEn.,' 9:487; Ovid, ' Epist.,' 1:162). "A father at the point of death is always very desirous that his wife, children, and grandchildren should be with him. Should there be one at a distance, he will be immediately sent for, and until he arrive the father will mourn and complain, 'My son, will you not come? I cannot die without you.' When he arrives, he will take the hands of his son, and kiss them, and place them on his eyes, his face, and mouth, and say, ' Now I die.'" (Roberts' 'Oriental Illustrations,' p. 52). 46:1-4 Even as to those events and undertakings which appear most joyful, we should seek counsel, assistance, and a blessing from the Lord. Attending on his ordinances, and receiving the pledges of his covenant love, we expect his presence, and that peace which it confers. In all removals we should be reminded of our removal out of this world. Nothing can encourage us to fear no evil when passing through the valley of the shadow of death, but the presence of Christ.
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