New American Standard Bible
Israel said to Joseph, "I never expected to see your face, and behold, God has let me see your children as well."
King James Bible
And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed.
Darby Bible Translation
And Israel said to Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face; and behold, God has let me see also thy seed.
World English Bible
Israel said to Joseph, "I didn't think I would see your face, and behold, God has let me see your seed also."
Young's Literal Translation
and Israel saith unto Joseph, 'To see thy face I had not thought, and lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed.'
Genesis 48:11 Parallel
Isaiah ix:6. HIS name shall be called "Wonderful" (Isaiah ix:6). And long before Isaiah had uttered this divine prediction the angel of the Lord had announced his name to be Wonderful. As such He appeared to Manoah. And Manoah said unto the angel of Jehovah, What is thy name, that when thy sayings come to pass we may do thee honor. And the angel of Jehovah said unto Him "why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is Wonderful" (margin, Judges xiii:17-18). This angel of Jehovah, the Person who …
Arno Gaebelein—The Lord of Glory
Gen. xxxi. 11
Now the eyes of Israel were so dim from age that he could not see. Then Joseph brought them close to him, and he kissed them and embraced them.
Then Joseph took them from his knees, and bowed with his face to the ground.
Indeed, may you see your children's children. Peace be upon Israel!
Grandchildren are the crown of old men, And the glory of sons is their fathers.
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