New International Version
because of your father's God, who helps you, because of the Almighty, who blesses you with blessings of the skies above, blessings of the deep springs below, blessings of the breast and 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
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The God of thy father - How frequently God is called the God of Jacob none needs be told who reads the Bible.
God All-sufficient - Instead of את שדי Eth Shaddai, The Almighty or All-sufficient; I read אל שדי El Shaddai, God All-sufficient; which is the reading of the Samaritan, Septuagint, Syriac, and Coptic, and of three reputable MSS. In the collections of Kennicott and De Rossi. The copies used by those ancient versions had evidently אל El, God, and not את eth, The, a mistake produced in later times. On the word אל שדי El Shaddai, See Clarke on Genesis 17:1 (note).
The blessing of the heavens from above - A generally pure, clear, serene sky, frequently dropping down fertilizing showers and dews, so as to make a very fruitful soil and salubrious atmosphere.
Blessings lying in the deep beneath - Whatever riches could be gained from the sea or rivers, from mines and minerals in the bowels of the earth, and from abundant springs in different parts of his inheritance. Our translation of this line is excessively obscure: Blessings of the deep that lieth under. What is it that lies under the deep: By connecting ברכת bircoth, blessings, with רבצת robetseth, lying, all ambiguity is avoided, and the text speaks a plain and consistent sense.
The blessings of the breasts and of the womb - A numerous offspring, and an abundance of cattle. The progeny of Joseph, by Ephraim and Manasseh, amounted at the first census or enumeration (Numbers 1). to 75,900 men, which exceeded the sum of any one tribe; Judah, the greatest of the others, amounting to no more than 74,600. Indeed, Ephraim and Manasseh had multiplied so greatly in the days of Joshua, that a common lot was not sufficient for them. See their complaint, Joshua 17:14.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Shepherd, the Stone of Israel
'... The mighty God of Jacob. From thence is the Shepherd, the stone of Israel.'--GENESIS xlix. 24. A slight alteration in the rendering will probably bring out the meaning of these words more correctly. The last two clauses should perhaps not be read as a separate sentence. Striking out the supplement 'is,' and letting the previous sentence run on to the end of the verse, we get a series of names of God, in apposition with each other, as the sources of the strength promised to the arms of the hands …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Messianic Prophecies in the Pentateuch.
General Notes by the American Editor
The Holy Spirit and the Incarnation of the Word. ...
May God give you heaven's dew and earth's richness-- an abundance of grain and new wine.
May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and increase your numbers until you become a community of peoples.
There above it stood the LORD, and he said: "I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying.
Then Jacob prayed, "O God of my father Abraham, God of my father Isaac, LORD, you who said to me, 'Go back to your country and your relatives, and I will make you prosper,'
Jacob said to Joseph, "God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and there he blessed me
and the other was named Eliezer, for he said, "My father's God was my helper; he saved 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
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.