Genesis 48:18
New International Version
Joseph said to him, "No, my father, this one is the firstborn; put your right hand on his head."

New Living Translation
“No, my father,” he said. “This one is the firstborn. Put your right hand on his head.”

English Standard Version
And Joseph said to his father, “Not this way, my father; since this one is the firstborn, put your right hand on his head.”

Berean Study Bible
“Not so, my father!” Joseph said. “This one is the firstborn; put your right hand on his head.”

King James Bible
And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.

New King James Version
And Joseph said to his father, “Not so, my father, for this one is the firstborn; put your right hand on his head.”

New American Standard Bible
And Joseph said to his father, “Not so, my father, for this one is the firstborn. Place your right hand on his head.”

NASB 1995
Joseph said to his father, "Not so, my father, for this one is the firstborn. Place your right hand on his head."

NASB 1977
And Joseph said to his father, “Not so, my father, for this one is the first-born. Place your right hand on his head.”

Amplified Bible
Joseph said to his father, “Not so, my father, for this is the firstborn; place your right hand on Manasseh’s head.”

Christian Standard Bible
Joseph said to his father, “Not that way, my father! This one is the firstborn. Put your right hand on his head.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Joseph said to his father, "Not that way, my father! This one is the firstborn. Put your right hand on his head."

American Standard Version
And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father; for this is the first-born; put thy right hand upon his head.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yoseph said to his father, “It is not in this way, my father, but this is the first born; lay your right hand on his head.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Joseph said to his father, Not so, father; for this is the first-born; lay thy right-hand upon his head.

Contemporary English Version
Joseph said, "Father, you have made a mistake. This is the older boy. Put your right hand on him."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to his father: It should not be so, my father: for this is the first- born, put thy right hand upon his head.

English Revised Version
And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.

Good News Translation
He said to his father, "Not that way, father. This is the older boy; put your right hand on his head."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then he said to his father, "That's not right, Father! This is the firstborn. Put your right hand on his head."

International Standard Version
"No, father, this one is the firstborn. Place your right hand on his head."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Joseph said unto his father: 'Not so, my father, for this is the first-born; put thy right hand upon his head.'

Literal Standard Version
and Joseph says to his father, “Not so, my father, for this [is] the firstborn; set your right hand on his head.”

NET Bible
Joseph said to his father, "Not so, my father, for this is the firstborn. Put your right hand on his head."

New Heart English Bible
And Joseph said to his father, "Not so, my father, for this one is the firstborn. Put your right hand on his head."

World English Bible
Joseph said to his father, "Not so, my father; for this is the firstborn; put your right hand on his head."

Young's Literal Translation
and Joseph saith unto his father, 'Not so, my father, for this is the first-born; set thy right hand on his head.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jacob Blesses Ephraim and Manasseh
17When Joseph saw that his father had placed his right hand on Ephraim’s head, he was displeased and took his father’s hand to move it from Ephraim’s head to Manasseh’s. 18“Not so, my father!” Joseph said. This one is the firstborn; put your right hand on his head.” 19But his father refused. “I know, my son, I know!” he said. “He too shall become a people, and he too shall be great; nevertheless, his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his offspring shall become a multitude of nations.”…

Cross References
Genesis 48:17
When Joseph saw that his father had placed his right hand on Ephraim's head, he was displeased and took his father's hand to move it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's.

Genesis 48:19
But his father refused. "I know, my son, I know!" he said. "He too shall become a people, and he too shall be great; nevertheless, his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his offspring shall become a multitude of nations."


Treasury of Scripture

And Joseph said to his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put your right hand on his head.

Not so.

Genesis 19:18
And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:

Exodus 10:11
Not so: go now ye that are men, and serve the LORD; for that ye did desire. And they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence.

Matthew 25:9
But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

for this.

Genesis 27:15
And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son:

Genesis 29:26
And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.

Genesis 43:33
And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marvelled one at another.









Verse 18. - And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head. "From Joseph's behavior we cannot certainly infer that, like Isaac, he loved the firstborn better than the youngest; but he was sorry that an honor was not given to the eldest which he would naturally expect, and bestowed on the youngest, who did not expect it, and who would not have been hurt by the want of it" (Lawson).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

so,
כֵ֣ן (ḵên)
Adverb
Strong's 3651: So -- thus

my father!”
אָבִ֑י (’ā·ḇî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1: Father

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

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

“This
זֶ֣ה (zeh)
Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

one is the firstborn;
הַבְּכֹ֔ר (hab·bə·ḵōr)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1060: Firstborn, chief

put
שִׂ֥ים (śîm)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

your right hand
יְמִינְךָ֖ (yə·mî·nə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3225: The right hand, side, the south

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

his head.”
רֹאשֽׁוֹ׃ (rō·šōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7218: The head


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