New Living Translation
Then Jacob said to Joseph, "I never thought I would see your face again, but now God has let me see your children, too!"
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.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
48:11 I had not thought to see thy face, (having many years given him up for lost) and lo God hath shewed me also thy seed? - See here, How these two good men own God in their comforts. Joseph saith, They are my sons whom God has given me - And to magnify the favour he adds, in this place of my banishment, slavery and imprisonment. Jacob saith here, God hath shewed me thy seed - Our comforts are then doubly sweet to us, when we see them coming from God's hand.
LibraryJesus Sets Out from Judæa for Galilee.
Subdivision B. At Jacob's Well, and at Sychar. ^D John IV. 5-42. ^d 5 So he cometh to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6 and Jacob's well was there. [Commentators long made the mistake of supposing that Shechem, now called Nablous, was the town here called Sychar. Sheckem lies a mile and a half west of Jacob's well, while the real Sychar, now called 'Askar, lies scarcely half a mile north of the well. It was a small town, loosely called …
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel
Jacob was half blind because of his age and could hardly see. So Joseph brought the boys close to him, and Jacob kissed and embraced them.
Joseph moved the boys, who were at their grandfather's knees, and he bowed with his face to the ground.
May you live to enjoy your grandchildren. May Israel have peace!
Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged; parents are the pride of their children.
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