Genesis 48:8
New International Version
When Israel saw the sons of Joseph, he asked, "Who are these?"

New Living Translation
Then Jacob looked over at the two boys. “Are these your sons?” he asked.

English Standard Version
When Israel saw Joseph’s sons, he said, “Who are these?”

Berean Study Bible
When Israel saw the sons of Joseph, he asked, “Who are these?”

King James Bible
And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these?

New King James Version
Then Israel saw Joseph’s sons, and said, “Who are these?”

New American Standard Bible
When Israel saw Joseph’s sons, he said, “Who are these?”

NASB 1995
When Israel saw Joseph's sons, he said, "Who are these?"

NASB 1977
When Israel saw Joseph’s sons, he said, “Who are these?”

Amplified Bible
When Israel [who was almost blind] saw Joseph’s sons, he said, “Who are these?”

Christian Standard Bible
When Israel saw Joseph’s sons, he said, “Who are these? ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Israel saw Joseph's sons, he said, "Who are these?"

American Standard Version
And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Israel saw the children of Yoseph, and said to him, “Who are these?”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And when Israel saw the sons of Joseph, he said, Who are these to thee?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then seeing his sons, he said to him: Who are these?

English Revised Version
And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these?

Good News Translation
When Jacob saw Joseph's sons, he asked, "Who are these boys?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Israel saw Joseph's sons, he asked, "Who are they?"

International Standard Version
Just then, Israel saw Joseph's sons and asked, "Who are these?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said: 'Who are these?'

Literal Standard Version
And Israel sees the sons of Joseph and says, “Who [are] these?”

NET Bible
When Israel saw Joseph's sons, he asked, "Who are these?"

New Heart English Bible
Then Israel saw Joseph?s sons, and said, "Who are these?"

World English Bible
Israel saw Joseph's sons, and said, "Who are these?"

Young's Literal Translation
And Israel seeth the sons of Joseph, and saith, 'Who are these?'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jacob Blesses Ephraim and Manasseh
7Now as for me, when I was returning from Paddan, to my sorrow Rachel died along the way in the land of Canaan, some distance from Ephrath. So I buried her there beside the road to Ephrath” (that is, Bethlehem). 8When Israel saw the sons of Joseph, he asked, “Who are these?” 9Joseph said to his father, “They are the sons God has given me in this place.” So Jacob said, “Please bring them to me, that I may bless them.”…

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 48:9
Joseph said to his father, "They are the sons God has given me in this place." So Jacob said, "Please bring them to me, that I may bless them."


Treasury of Scripture

And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these?

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(8) Who are these?--This question is asked as the solemn turning of the discourse to the young men who were now to be invested with the patriarchal rank. They were at this time about eighteen or twenty years of age.

Verse 8. - And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these? The failing sight of the patriarch (ver. 10) probably was the reason why he did not sooner recognize his grandchildren, and the fact that he did not at first discern their presence shows that his adoption of them into the number of the theocratic family was prompted not by the accidental impulse of a natural affection excited through beholding the youths, but by the inward promptings of the Spirit of God.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

saw
וַיַּ֥רְא (way·yar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

the sons
בְּנֵ֣י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

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

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

“Who
מִי־ (mî-)
Interrogative
Strong's 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

are these?”
אֵֽלֶּה׃ (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those


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