Genesis 48:11
New International Version
Israel said to Joseph, "I never expected to see your face again, and now God has allowed me to see your children too."

New Living Translation
Then Jacob said to Joseph, “I never thought I would see your face again, but now God has let me see your children, too!”

English Standard Version
And Israel said to Joseph, “I never expected to see your face; and behold, God has let me see your offspring also.”

Berean Study Bible
“I never expected to see your face again,” Israel said to Joseph, “but now God has let me see your children as well.”

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.

New King James Version
And Israel said to Joseph, “I had not thought to see your face; but in fact, God has also shown me your offspring!”

New American Standard Bible
And Israel said to Joseph, “I never expected to see your face, and behold, God has let me see your children as well!”

NASB 1995
Israel said to Joseph, "I never expected to see your face, and behold, God has let me see your children as well."

NASB 1977
And Israel said to Joseph, “I never expected to see your face, and behold, God has let me see your children as well.”

Amplified Bible
Israel said to Joseph, “I never expected to see your face, but see, God has shown me your children as well.”

Christian Standard Bible
Israel said to Joseph, “I never expected to see your face again, but now God has even let me see your offspring.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Israel said to Joseph, "I never expected to see your face again, but now God has even let me see your offspring."

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Israel said to Yoseph, “The appearance of your face I had not hoped for, and behold, God has shown me also your sons.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Israel said to Joseph, Behold, I have not been deprived of seeing thy face, and lo! God has showed me thy seed also.

Contemporary English Version
Jacob turned to Joseph and told him, "For many years I thought you were dead and that I would never see you again. But now God has even let me live to see your children."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And said to his son: I am not deprived of seeing thee: moreover God hath shewed me thy seed.

English Revised Version
And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath let me see thy seed also.

Good News Translation
Jacob said to Joseph, "I never expected to see you again, and now God has even let me see your children."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Israel said to Joseph, "I never expected to see you again, and now God has even let me see your sons."

International Standard Version
Then he told Joseph, "I never thought I'd see you again, and now God has allowed me to see your children as well!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Israel said unto Joseph: 'I had not thought to see thy face; and, lo, God hath let me see thy seed also.'

Literal Standard Version
and Israel says to Joseph, “I had not thought [possible] to see your face, and behold, God has also showed me your seed.”

NET Bible
Israel said to Joseph, "I never expected to see you again, but now God has allowed me to see your children too."

New Heart English Bible
And Israel said to Joseph, "I did not expect to see your face, but look, God has let me see your offspring as well."

World English Bible
Israel said to Joseph, "I didn't think I would see your face, and behold, God has let me see your 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.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jacob Blesses Ephraim and Manasseh
10Now Israel’s eyesight was poor because of old age; he could hardly see. Joseph brought his sons to him, and his father kissed them and embraced them. 11“I never expected to see your face again,” Israel said to Joseph, “but now God has let me see your children as well.” 12Then Joseph removed his sons from his father’s knees and bowed facedown.…

Cross References
Genesis 48:10
Now Israel's eyesight was poor because of old age; he could hardly see. Joseph brought his sons to him, and his father kissed them and embraced them.

Genesis 48:12
Then Joseph removed his sons from his father's knees and bowed facedown.

Psalm 128:6
that you may see your children's children. Peace be upon Israel!

Proverbs 17:6
Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of a son is his father.


Treasury of Scripture

And Israel said to Joseph, I had not thought to see your face: and, see, God has showed me also your seed.

I had not.

Genesis 37:33,35
And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces…

Genesis 42:36
And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away: all these things are against me.

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, for he believed them not.

God.

Ephesians 3:20
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,









Verse 11. - And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God (Elohim) hath showed me also thy seed. The first half of Israel s utterance is rendered by the LXX. "Ιδοὺ τοῦ  ῞προωσ´που σου οὐκ ἐστερήθην

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“I never
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

expected
פִלָּ֑לְתִּי (p̄il·lā·lə·tî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 6419: To judge, to intercede, pray

to see
רְאֹ֥ה (rə·’ōh)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7200: To see

your face again,”
פָנֶ֖יךָ (p̄ā·ne·ḵā)
Noun - common plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6440: The face

Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

said
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

Joseph,
יוֹסֵ֔ף (yō·w·sêp̄)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3130: Joseph -- 'he increases', a son of Jacob, also the name of several Israelites

“but now
וְהִנֵּ֨ה (wə·hin·nêh)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

God
אֱלֹהִ֖ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

has let me see
הֶרְאָ֥ה (her·’āh)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

your children
זַרְעֶֽךָ׃ (zar·‘e·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 2233: Seed, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity

as well.”
גַּ֥ם (gam)
Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and


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