New Living Translation
"Swear that you will do it," Jacob insisted. So Joseph gave his oath, and Jacob bowed humbly at the head of his bed.
King James Bible
And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Swear to me; and he swore to him. And Israel worshipped on the bed's head.
World English Bible
He said, "Swear to me," and he swore to him. Israel bowed himself on the bed's head.
Young's Literal Translation
and he saith, 'Swear to me;' and he sweareth to him, and Israel boweth himself on the head of the bed.
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It was by faith that Jacob, when he was old and dying, blessed each of Joseph's sons and bowed in worship as he leaned on his staff.
"Swear to me in God's name that you will never deceive me, my children, or any of my descendants. I have been loyal to you, so now swear that you will be loyal to me and to this country where you are living as a foreigner."
Abraham replied, "Yes, I swear to it!"
Swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and earth, that you will not allow my son to marry one of these local Canaanite women.
I call on the God of our ancestors--the God of your grandfather Abraham and the God of my grandfather Nahor--to serve as a judge between us." So Jacob took an oath before the fearsome God of his father, Isaac, to respect the boundary line.
Then Joseph made the sons of Israel swear an oath, and he said, "When God comes to help you and lead you back, you must take my bones with you."
1 Kings 1:47
And all the royal officials have gone to King David and congratulated him, saying, 'May your God make Solomon's fame even greater than your own, and may Solomon's reign be even greater than yours!' Then the king bowed his head in worship as he lay in his bed,
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