Genesis 48:3
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English Standard Version
And Jacob said to Joseph, “God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me,

King James Bible
And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,

American Standard Version
And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when Joseph was come in to him, he said : God Almighty appeared to me at Lute, which is in the land of Chanaan: and he blessed me,

English Revised Version
And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jacob said to Joseph, God Almighty appeared to me at Luz, in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,

Genesis 48:3 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Jacob lived in Egypt for 17 years. He then sent for Joseph, as he felt that his death was approaching; and having requested him, as a mark of love and faithfulness, not to bury him in Egypt, but near his fathers in Canaan, he made him assure him on oath (by putting his hand under his hip, vid., p. 164) that his wishes should be fulfilled. When Joseph had taken this oath, "Israel bowed (in worship) upon the bed's head." He had talked with Joseph while sitting upon the bed; and when Joseph had promised to fulfil his wish, he turned towards the head of the bed, so as to lie with his face upon the bed, and thus worshipped God, thanking Him for granting his wish, which sprang from living faith in the promises of God; just as David also worshipped upon his bed (1 Kings 1:47-48). The Vulgate rendering is correct: adoravit Deum conversus ad lectuli caput. That of the lxx, on the contrary, is προσεκύνησεν Ἰσραὴλ ἐπὶ τὸ ἄδρον τῆς ῥάβδου αὐτοῦ (i.e., המּטּה); and the Syriac and Itala have the same (cf. Hebrews 11:21). But no fitting sense can be obtained from this rendering, unless we think of the staff with which Jacob had gone through life, and, taking αὐτου therefore in the sense of αὑτοῦ, assume that Jacob made use of the staff to enable him to sit upright in bed, and so prayed, bent upon or over it, though even then the expression המטה ראשׁ remains a strange one; so that unquestionably this rendering arose from a false reading of המטה, and is not proved to be correct by the quotation in Hebrews 11:21. "Adduxit enim lxx Interpr. versionem Apostolus, quod ea tum usitata esset, non quod lectionem illam praeferendam judicaret (Calovii Bibl. illustr. ad h. l.).

Genesis 48:3 Parallel Commentaries

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God.

Genesis 17:1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said to him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me...

Genesis 28:3 And God Almighty bless you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, that you may be a multitude of people;

Genesis 35:11 And God said to him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of you...

Exodus 6:3 And I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.

Revelation 21:11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like to a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

appeared.

Genesis 28:12-19 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven...

Genesis 35:6,7,9,11,12 So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is, Bethel, he and all the people that were with him...

Hosea 12:4 Yes, he had power over the angel, and prevailed: he wept, and made supplication to him: he found him in Bethel...

Luz.

Judges 1:23 And the house of Joseph sent to descry Bethel. (Now the name of the city before was Luz.)

Cross References
Genesis 28:3
God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may become a company of peoples.

Genesis 28:13
And behold, the LORD stood above it and said, "I am the LORD, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac. The land on which you lie I will give to you and to your offspring.

Genesis 28:19
He called the name of that place Bethel, but the name of the city was Luz at the first.

Genesis 35:6
And Jacob came to Luz (that is, Bethel), which is in the land of Canaan, he and all the people who were with him,

Genesis 35:9
God appeared to Jacob again, when he came from Paddan-aram, and blessed him.

Genesis 48:2
And it was told to Jacob, "Your son Joseph has come to you." Then Israel summoned his strength and sat up in bed.

Genesis 49:25
by the God of your father who will help you, by the Almighty who will bless you with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that crouches beneath, blessings of the breasts and of the womb.

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