Genesis 47:31
Text Analysis
559 [e]וַיֹּ֗אמֶר
And he saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
7650 [e]הִשָּֽׁבְעָה֙
SwearV-Nifal-Imp-ms | 3fs
to mePrep | 1cs
7650 [e]וַיִּשָּׁבַ֖ע
And he sworeConj-w | V-Nifal-ConsecImperf-3ms
to himPrep | 3ms
7812 [e]וַיִּשְׁתַּ֥חוּ
so bowed himselfConj-w | V-Hitpael-ConsecImperf-3ms
3478 [e]יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל
5921 [e]עַל־
7218 [e]רֹ֥אשׁ
the headN-msc
4296 [e]הַמִּטָּֽה׃
of the bedArt | N-fs

Hebrew Texts
בראשית 47:31 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֹּ֗אמֶר הִשָּֽׁבְעָה֙ לִ֔י וַיִּשָּׁבַ֖ע לֹ֑ו וַיִּשְׁתַּ֥חוּ יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל עַל־רֹ֥אשׁ הַמִּטָּֽה׃ פ

בראשית 47:31 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויאמר השבעה לי וישבע לו וישתחו ישראל על־ראש המטה׃ פ

בראשית 47:31 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויאמר השבעה לי וישבע לו וישתחו ישראל על־ראש המטה׃ פ

בראשית 47:31 Hebrew Bible
ויאמר השבעה לי וישבע לו וישתחו ישראל על ראש המטה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
He said, "Swear to me." So he swore to him. Then Israel bowed in worship at the head of the bed.

King James Bible
And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And Jacob said, "Swear to me." So Joseph swore to him. Then Israel bowed in thanks at the head of his bed.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Genesis 24:3 And I will make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the …

And Israel bowed. As {shachah}, which primarily signifies to {bow}, denotes also to {worship}; and as {mittah, a bed} pronounced {matteh} is a {staff}; the LXX. have taken the passage in the latter sense, and rendered it [] `and Israel worshipped upon the top of his staff,' which is literally copied by the apostle Paul, in his Epistle to the Hebrews. The present reading is, however, supported by the Maoretic pointing and the Targums; and is most probably correct, as it would appear that Jacob was confined to his bed.

Genesis 47:29 And the time drew near that Israel must die: and he called his son …

Genesis 24:26 And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD.

Genesis 48:1,2 And it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, Behold, …

1 Kings 1:47 And moreover the king's servants came to bless our lord king David, …

Hebrews 11:21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; …

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