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Genesis 48

Overview

Genesis 48:1, Joseph with his sons visits his sick father; Genesis 48:2, Jacob strengthens himself to bless them; Genesis 48:3, He repeats God’s promise; Genesis 48:5, He takes Ephraim and Manasseh as his own sons; Genesis 48:7, He tells Joseph of his mother’s grave; Genesis 48:8, He blesses Ephraim and Manasseh; Genesis 48:17, He prefers the younger before the elder; Genesis 48:21, He prophesies their return to Canaan.

Verse 1

thy father: John 11:3

his two sons: Genesis 41:50-52, Genesis 46:20, Genesis 50:23, Job 42:16, Psalms 128:6

Reciprocal: Genesis 30:24 - And she Genesis 47:31 - And Israel bowed Genesis 49:22 - a fruitful Numbers 1:32 - General Numbers 1:34 - Manasseh 2 Kings 13:14 - fallen sick Ecclesiastes 7:2 - better Matthew 19:13 - brought John 11:1 - was sick

Verse 2

strengthened: Deuteronomy 3:28, 1 Samuel 23:16, Nehemiah 2:18, Psalms 41:3, Proverbs 23:15, Ephesians 6:10

Reciprocal: Genesis 47:31 - And Israel bowed 1 Chronicles 28:2 - stood up

Verse 3

God: Genesis 17:1, Genesis 28:3, Genesis 35:11, Exodus 6:3, Revelation 21:11

appeared: Genesis 28:12-19, Genesis 35:6, Genesis 35:7, Genesis 35:9, Genesis 35:11, Genesis 35:12, Hosea 12:4

Luz: Judges 1:23

Reciprocal: Genesis 18:1 - appeared Genesis 28:13 - the Lord stood Genesis 28:19 - the name Exodus 3:18 - met Exodus 4:5 - the Lord Psalms 77:15 - the sons 2 Corinthians 6:18 - the Lord Hebrews 11:9 - the heirs Revelation 1:8 - the Almighty

Verse 4

Behold I: Genesis 12:2, Genesis 13:15, Genesis 13:16, Genesis 22:17, Genesis 26:4, Genesis 28:3, Genesis 28:13-15, Genesis 32:12, Genesis 35:11, Genesis 46:3, Genesis 47:27, Exodus 1:7, Exodus 1:11

will give: Deuteronomy 32:8, Amos 9:14, Amos 9:15

everlasting: Genesis 17:8, Genesis 17:13

Reciprocal: Genesis 35:9 - General Genesis 35:12 - the land Genesis 46:20 - Manasseh Psalms 127:3 - children Malachi 1:2 - yet I Hebrews 6:14 - multiplying Hebrews 11:9 - the heirs

Verse 5

two sons: Genesis 41:50-52, Genesis 46:20, Joshua 13:7, Joshua 14:4, Joshua 16:1 - Joshua 17:18

are mine: Leviticus 20:26, Numbers 1:10, Numbers 1:32-35, Numbers 26:28-37, Isaiah 43:1, Ezekiel 16:8, Malachi 3:17, 2 Corinthians 6:18, Ephesians 1:5

Reuben: 1 Chronicles 5:1, 1 Chronicles 5:2, Revelation 7:6, Revelation 7:7

Reciprocal: Genesis 41:51 - called Genesis 48:16 - my name Genesis 49:22 - a fruitful Exodus 2:10 - and he Numbers 1:33 - the tribe Numbers 2:18 - camp of Ephraim Deuteronomy 33:13 - Joseph Esther 2:7 - took Ezekiel 47:13 - Joseph Ezekiel 48:4 - Manasseh Hebrews 11:21 - faith

Verse 6

and shall be called: Joshua 14:4

Verse 7

Padan: Genesis 25:20

Rachel: Genesis 35:9, Genesis 35:16-19, 1 Samuel 10:2, Matthew 2:18, to Ephrath, Ruth 1:2, 1 Samuel 1:1, 1 Samuel 17:12, Micah 5:2

Reciprocal: Genesis 29:17 - Rachel Genesis 35:19 - Rachel died Luke 2:4 - unto

Verse 8

Reciprocal: Amos 5:6 - the house

Verse 9

my sons: Genesis 30:2, Genesis 33:5, Ruth 4:11-14, 1 Samuel 1:20, 1 Samuel 1:27, 1 Samuel 2:20, 1 Samuel 2:21, 1 Chronicles 25:5, 1 Chronicles 26:4, 1 Chronicles 26:5, Psalms 127:3, Isaiah 8:18, Isaiah 56:3-5

bless them: Genesis 27:4, Genesis 27:28, Genesis 27:29, Genesis 27:34-40, Genesis 28:3, Genesis 28:4, Genesis 49:28, Deuteronomy 33:1, Hebrews 11:21

Reciprocal: Genesis 14:19 - he blessed Deuteronomy 33:13 - Joseph Matthew 19:13 - brought Luke 24:50 - he lifted Hebrews 2:13 - which

Verse 10

the eyes: Genesis 27:1, 1 Samuel 3:2, 1 Samuel 4:15

dim: Heb. heavy, Isaiah 6:10, Isaiah 59:1

kissed: Genesis 27:27, Genesis 31:55, Genesis 45:15, 1 Kings 19:20

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 34:7 - his eye 1 Kings 14:4 - for his eyes Ecclesiastes 12:2 - the sun Acts 20:1 - embraced

Verse 11

I had not: Genesis 37:33, Genesis 37:35, Genesis 42:36, Genesis 45:26

God: Ephesians 3:20

Reciprocal: Psalms 107:41 - maketh Philippians 2:28 - ye see 1 Thessalonians 2:17 - endeavoured

Verse 12

he bowed himself: Joseph thus shewed that his external greatness did not render him forgetful of the respect due to his father. The Egyptians were remarkable for the reverence paid to old age: "for if a young person meet his senior, he instantly turns aside to make way for him; if an aged person enter an apartment, the youth always rise from their seats;" and Mr. Savary observes, that the same reverence is still paid to old age in Egypt. Genesis 18:2, Genesis 19:1, Genesis 23:7, Genesis 33:3, Genesis 42:6, Exodus 20:12, Exodus 34:8, Leviticus 19:3, Leviticus 19:32, 1 Kings 2:19, 2 Kings 4:37, Proverbs 31:28, Ephesians 6:1

Verse 13

Reciprocal: Genesis 41:51 - called Genesis 46:20 - Manasseh Numbers 26:28 - General Matthew 25:33 - his

Verse 14

his right hand: Exodus 15:6, Psalms 110:1, Psalms 118:16

and laid: Numbers 8:10, Numbers 8:18, Deuteronomy 34:9, Matthew 19:13, Matthew 19:15, Matthew 6:5, Matthew 16:18, Luke 4:40, Luke 13:13, Acts 6:6, Acts 8:17-19, Acts 13:3, 1 Timothy 4:14, 1 Timothy 5:22

guiding: Genesis 48:19

firstborn: Genesis 48:18, Genesis 41:51, Genesis 46:20

Reciprocal: Genesis 48:17 - laid his Numbers 2:18 - camp of Ephraim Numbers 26:29 - Machir 2 Samuel 19:20 - Joseph Ezekiel 48:4 - Manasseh Matthew 25:33 - his Mark 10:16 - General Acts 3:25 - the children

Verse 15

blessed: Genesis 48:16, Genesis 27:4, Genesis 28:3, Genesis 49:28, Deuteronomy 33:1, Hebrews 11:21

did walk: Genesis 5:22-24, Genesis 6:9, Genesis 17:1, Genesis 24:20, 1 Kings 3:6, Psalms 16:8, Isaiah 30:21, Jeremiah 8:2, Luke 1:6, 1 Corinthians 10:31, 2 Corinthians 1:12, Colossians 2:6, 1 Thessalonians 2:12

fed me: Genesis 28:20, Genesis 28:22, Psalms 23:1, Psalms 37:3, Psalms 103:4, Psalms 103:5, Ecclesiastes 2:24, Ecclesiastes 2:25, Ecclesiastes 5:12, Ecclesiastes 5:18, Ecclesiastes 6:7, Isaiah 33:16, Matthew 6:25-34, 1 Timothy 6:6-10

Reciprocal: Genesis 16:10 - the angel Genesis 17:21 - my Genesis 24:40 - before Genesis 24:60 - they Genesis 28:1 - blessed Genesis 31:5 - the God Genesis 31:11 - the angel Numbers 22:22 - and the angel Deuteronomy 33:13 - Joseph Ruth 1:6 - in giving 2 Kings 25:30 - all the days of his life 1 Chronicles 5:1 - birthright 1 Chronicles 17:16 - that thou hast Psalms 20:1 - God Psalms 25:10 - the paths Proverbs 30:8 - feed Hosea 12:4 - angel Zechariah 3:6 - the Zechariah 12:8 - as the Malachi 3:1 - even Luke 22:35 - lacked John 1:18 - he hath Acts 7:30 - an Philippians 2:6 - thought Philippians 4:19 - supply 1 Timothy 6:8 - General Hebrews 7:7 - the less Revelation 8:3 - another

Verse 16

Angel: Genesis 16:7-13, Genesis 28:15, Genesis 31:11-13, Exodus 3:2-6, Exodus 23:20, Exodus 23:21, Judges 2:1-4, Judges 6:21-24, Judges 13:21, Judges 13:22, Psalms 34:7, Psalms 34:22, Psalms 121:7, Isaiah 47:4, Isaiah 63:9, Hosea 12:4, Hosea 12:5, Malachi 3:1, Acts 7:30-35, 1 Corinthians 10:4, 1 Corinthians 10:9

redeemed: Psalms 34:2, Matthew 6:13, John 17:15, Romans 8:23, 2 Timothy 4:18, Titus 2:14

my name: Genesis 48:5, Genesis 32:28, Deuteronomy 28:10, 2 Chronicles 7:14, Jeremiah 14:9, Amos 9:12, Acts 15:17

grow into: Heb. as fishes do increase, Genesis 1:21, Genesis 1:22, Numbers 1:46, Numbers 26:34, Numbers 26:37, Fish are the most prolific of all animals: atench lays 1,000 eggs, a carp 20,000, and Leuwenhoek counted in a middling sized cod, 9,384,000.

a multitude: Genesis 49:22, Exodus 1:7, Numbers 26:28-37, Deuteronomy 33:17, Joshua 17:17

Reciprocal: Genesis 16:10 - the angel Genesis 24:60 - they Genesis 32:24 - man Genesis 41:52 - Ephraim Genesis 48:15 - blessed Exodus 4:13 - send Exodus 32:13 - I will multiply Numbers 22:22 - and the angel Judges 6:11 - an angel 1 Samuel 26:24 - let him deliver 2 Samuel 4:9 - who hath 1 Kings 1:29 - hath 2 Kings 25:30 - all the days of his life 1 Chronicles 4:10 - that thou 1 Chronicles 17:16 - that thou hast Psalms 20:1 - God Psalms 25:10 - the paths Psalms 31:5 - thou Psalms 34:6 - saved Psalms 54:7 - For he Psalms 71:23 - my soul Psalms 72:14 - he shall Psalms 103:4 - redeemeth Proverbs 12:13 - but Proverbs 30:8 - feed Ecclesiastes 5:6 - before Isaiah 29:22 - who redeemed Jeremiah 15:21 - deliver Lamentations 3:58 - thou hast redeemed Hosea 9:11 - their Zechariah 3:1 - the angel Zechariah 3:6 - the Zechariah 12:8 - as the Luke 11:4 - but John 1:18 - he hath Acts 7:10 - delivered Acts 12:15 - It is Philippians 2:6 - thought 2 Thessalonians 3:3 - and 2 Timothy 3:11 - but Revelation 8:3 - another

Verse 17

laid his: Genesis 48:14

displeased him: Heb. was evil in his eyes, Genesis 28:8, Genesis 38:10, Numbers 11:1, Numbers 22:34, *marg. 1 Samuel 16:7, 1 Kings 16:25, 1 Chronicles 21:7, Proverbs 24:18, Romans 9:7, Romans 9:8, Romans 9:11

Reciprocal: Matthew 25:33 - his

Verse 18

Not so: Genesis 19:18, Exodus 10:11, Matthew 25:9, Acts 10:14, Acts 11:8

for this: Genesis 27:15, Genesis 29:26, Genesis 43:33, Genesis 49:3

Reciprocal: Genesis 41:51 - called Genesis 48:14 - firstborn Joshua 17:1 - the firstborn

Verse 19

I know it: Genesis 48:14, Genesis 17:20, Genesis 17:21, Genesis 25:28, Numbers 1:33-35, Numbers 2:19-21, Deuteronomy 33:17, Isaiah 7:17, Ezekiel 27:10, Revelation 7:6, Revelation 7:8

become: Deuteronomy 1:10, Ruth 4:11, Ruth 4:12

multitude: Heb. fulness

Reciprocal: Genesis 49:22 - a fruitful Genesis 50:23 - the children Numbers 1:35 - General Numbers 10:22 - the camp Joshua 17:14 - a great 1 Samuel 3:2 - his eyes 2 Kings 2:5 - I know it 1 Chronicles 16:22 - prophets Psalms 105:15 - and do Isaiah 44:8 - have declared Hosea 5:3 - Ephraim Hosea 13:15 - he be Luke 1:15 - great

Verse 20

Israel bless: Genesis 24:60, Genesis 28:3, Ruth 4:11, Ruth 4:12

and he set: Numbers 2:18-21, Numbers 7:48, Numbers 7:54, Numbers 10:22, Numbers 10:23, Numbers 13:8, Numbers 13:11, Numbers 13:16

Reciprocal: Genesis 46:20 - Manasseh Genesis 49:22 - a fruitful Numbers 1:35 - General Numbers 6:23 - General 2 Samuel 19:20 - Joseph 1 Chronicles 16:22 - prophets Psalms 105:15 - and do Jeremiah 29:22 - shall be Hosea 5:3 - Ephraim

Verse 21

Behold: Genesis 50:24, 1 Kings 2:2-4, Psalms 146:3, Psalms 146:4, Zechariah 1:5, Zechariah 1:6, Luke 2:29, Acts 13:36, 2 Timothy 4:6, Hebrews 7:3, Hebrews 7:8, Hebrews 7:23-25, 2 Peter 1:14

God: Genesis 15:14, Genesis 28:15, Genesis 46:4, Deuteronomy 1:1-46, Deuteronomy 31:8, Joshua 1:5, Joshua 1:9, Joshua 3:7, Joshua 23:14, Joshua 24:1-33, Psalms 18:46

land: Genesis 12:5, Genesis 26:3, Genesis 37:1

Reciprocal: Genesis 27:2 - I know not Genesis 50:5 - I die Genesis 50:6 - as he made Exodus 13:19 - God Numbers 14:9 - the Lord Deuteronomy 31:3 - thy God 2 Samuel 19:37 - I may die Hebrews 9:17 - General Hebrews 11:13 - all died

Verse 22

given: Genesis 33:19, Deuteronomy 21:17, Joshua 24:32, 1 Chronicles 5:2, Ezekiel 47:13, John 4:5

Amorite: Genesis 15:16, Genesis 34:28, Joshua 17:14-18, Judges 11:23, Amos 2:9

Reciprocal: Joshua 5:1 - all the kings 2 Kings 6:22 - thy sword 1 Chronicles 1:14 - Amorite

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Genesis 48". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/genesis-48.html.