Genesis 49:2
New International Version
“Assemble and listen, sons of Jacob; listen to your father Israel.

New Living Translation
“Come and listen, you sons of Jacob; listen to Israel, your father.

English Standard Version
“Assemble and listen, O sons of Jacob, listen to Israel your father.

Berean Study Bible
Come together and listen, O sons of Jacob; listen to your father Israel.

King James Bible
Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.

New King James Version
“Gather together and hear, you sons of Jacob, And listen to Israel your father.

New American Standard Bible
“Gather together and listen, sons of Jacob; Yes, listen to Israel your father.

NASB 1995
“Gather together and hear, O sons of Jacob; And listen to Israel your father.

NASB 1977
“Gather together and hear, O sons of Jacob; And listen to Israel your father.

Amplified Bible
“Gather together and hear, O sons of Jacob; And listen to Israel (Jacob) your father.

Christian Standard Bible
Come together and listen, sons of Jacob; listen to your father Israel:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Come together and listen, sons of Jacob; listen to your father Israel:

American Standard Version
Assemble yourselves, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; And hearken unto Israel your father.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Be gathered and hear, sons of Yaquuv, hear Israel your father.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Assemble yourselves, that I may tell you what shall happen to you in the last days. Gather yourselves together, and hear me, sons of Jacob; hear Israel, hear your father.

Contemporary English Version
Come, gather around, as I tell your future.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Gather yourselves together, and hear, O ye sons of Jacob, hearken to Israel your father:

English Revised Version
Assemble yourselves, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; And hearken unto Israel your father.

Good News Translation
"Come together and listen, sons of Jacob. Listen to your father Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Gather around and listen, sons of Jacob. Listen to your father Israel.

International Standard Version
"Gather together and listen, you children of Jacob. Listen to your father Israel."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Assemble yourselves, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; And hearken unto Israel your father.

Literal Standard Version
Be assembled, and hear, sons of Jacob, And listen to your father Israel.

NET Bible
"Assemble and listen, you sons of Jacob; listen to Israel, your father.

New Heart English Bible
Assemble yourselves and hear, you sons of Jacob. Listen to Israel, your father.

World English Bible
Assemble yourselves, and hear, you sons of Jacob. Listen to Israel, your father.

Young's Literal Translation
'Be assembled, and hear, sons of Jacob, And hearken unto Israel your father.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jacob Blesses His Sons
1Then Jacob called for his sons and said, “Gather around so that I can tell you what will happen to you in the days to come: 2Come together and listen, O sons of Jacob; listen to your father Israel. 3Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, excelling in honor, excelling in power.…

Cross References
Psalm 34:11
Come, children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Genesis 49:3
Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, excelling in honor, excelling in power.


Treasury of Scripture

Gather yourselves together, and hear, you sons of Jacob; and listen to Israel your father.

hearken.

Psalm 34:11
Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Proverbs 1:8,9
My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: …

Proverbs 4:1-4
Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding…









Verse 2. - Gather yourselves together, - the repetition indicates at once the elevation of the speaker's soul, and the importance, in his mind, of the impending revelation - and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father. The two clauses form a synthetic or synonymous parallel, numerous illustrations of which are to be found in the succeeding verses.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Come together
הִקָּבְצ֥וּ (hiq·qā·ḇə·ṣū)
Verb - Nifal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 6908: To gather, collect

and listen,
וְשִׁמְע֖וּ (wə·šim·‘ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

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

of Jacob;
יַעֲקֹ֑ב (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

listen
וְשִׁמְע֖וּ (wə·šim·‘ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

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

your father
אֲבִיכֶֽם׃ (’ă·ḇî·ḵem)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 1: Father

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


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