New American Standard Bible
From the God of your father who helps you, And by the Almighty who blesses you With blessings of heaven above, Blessings of the deep that lies beneath, Blessings of the breasts and of the womb.
King James Bible
Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:
Darby Bible Translation
From the �God of thy father, and he will help thee; And from the Almighty, and he will bless thee With blessings of heaven from above, With blessings of the deep that lieth under, With blessings of the breast and of the womb.
World English Bible
even 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 lies below, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb.
Young's Literal Translation
By the God of thy father who helpeth thee, And the Mighty One who blesseth thee, Blessings of the heavens from above, Blessings of the deep lying under, Blessings of breasts and womb; --
Genesis 49:25 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
These two thoughts - the peaceful abundance of his old age, which he owed to Joseph, and the persecutions his beloved son had endured - stir the fountains of his affections until they overflow with blessings. "From the God of thy father" - the Eternal One who is the source of all blessing. "And the Almighty," who is able to control all adverse influences. "Blessings of heaven above" - the air, the rain, and the sun. "Blessings of the deep" - the springs and streams, as well as the fertile soil. "Blessings of the breasts and the womb" - the children of the home and the young of the flocks and herds. "Have prevailed." The benedictions of Jacob pronounced upon Joseph exceed those that came upon Jacob himself from his fathers. To Joseph is given a double portion, with a double measure of affection from a father's heart. "Unto the bound of the perpetual hills." Like an overflowing flood they have risen to the very summits of the perpetual hills in the conceptions of the venerable patriarch. "Of him who was distinguished from his brethren;" not only by a long period of persecution and humiliation, but by a subsequent elevation to extraordinary dignity and pre-eminence.
It is to be noted that this benediction, when fairly interpreted, though it breathes all the fondness of a father's heart, yet contains no intimation that the supremacy or the priesthood were to belong to Joseph, or that the Messiah was to spring from him. At the same time Joseph was in many events of his history a remarkable type of the Messiah, and by intermarriage he, as well as many foreigners, was no doubt among the ancestors of the Messiah 2 Kings 8:18, 2 Kings 8:26.
Now, my brethren, if it be so in earthly things, it is so also in spiritual. Instability in religion is a thing which every man despises, although every man has, to a degree, the evil in himself, but stability in the firm profession and practice of godliness, will always win respect, even from the worldly, and certainly will not be forgotten by him whose smile is honor and whose praise is glory, even the great Lord and Master, before whom we stand or fall. I have many characters here to-day whom …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857
Bunsen's Biblical Researches.
A Preliminary Discourse to Catechising
Fifthly, as this Revelation, to the Judgment of Right and Sober Reason,
Now may God give you of the dew of heaven, And of the fatness of the earth, And an abundance of grain and new wine;
"May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may become a company of peoples.
And behold, the LORD stood above it and said, "I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie, I will give it to you and to your descendants.
Jacob said, "O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, O LORD, who said to me, 'Return to your country and to your relatives, and I will prosper you,'
Then Jacob said to Joseph, "God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me,
The other was named Eliezer, for he said, "The God of my father was my help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh."
Jump to PreviousAlmighty Below Beneath Bless Blesses Blesseth Blessings Body Breast Breasts Couches Coucheth Deep Earth Father's Fertile Full Heaven Heavens Help Helpeth Helps High Lies Mighty Ruler Womb
Jump to NextAlmighty Below Beneath Bless Blesses Blesseth Blessings Body Breast Breasts Couches Coucheth Deep Earth Father's Fertile Full Heaven Heavens Help Helpeth Helps High Lies Mighty Ruler Womb
LinksGenesis 49:25 NIV
Genesis 49:25 NLT
Genesis 49:25 ESV
Genesis 49:25 NASB
Genesis 49:25 KJV
Genesis 49:25 Bible Apps
Genesis 49:25 Biblia Paralela
Genesis 49:25 Chinese Bible
Genesis 49:25 French Bible
Genesis 49:25 German Bible
Genesis 49:25 Commentaries