Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Now the eyes of Israel were so dim from age that he could not see. Then Joseph brought them close to him, and he kissed them and embraced them.

King James Version

Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.

Holman Bible

Now his eyesight was poor because of old age; he could hardly see. Joseph brought them to him, and he kissed and embraced them.

International Standard Version

Now Israel's eyesight had become poor from age. Because he couldn't see well, Joseph brought them close to him, and Israel kissed them both and embraced them.

A Conservative Version

Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them near to him, and he kissed them, and embraced them.

American Standard Version

Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.

Amplified

Now Israel’s eyes were so dim from age that he could not see [clearly]. Then Joseph brought them close to him, and he kissed and embraced them.

Bible in Basic English

Now because Israel was old, his eyes were no longer clear, and he was not able to see. So he made them come near to him, and he gave them a kiss, folding them in his arms.

Darby Translation

But the eyes of Israel were heavy from age: he could not see. And he brought them nearer to him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.

Julia Smith Translation

And the eyes of Israel were heavy from old age; he will not be able to see; and he will draw them near to him, and he will kiss them, and embrace them.

King James 2000

Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now the eyes of Israel were dim on account of old age; he was not able to see. So he brought them near to him, and he kissed them and embraced them.

Modern King James verseion

And the eyes of Israel were dim for age; he could not see. And he brought them near him, and he kissed them and embraced them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them to him, and he kissed them and embraced them.

NET Bible

Now Israel's eyes were failing because of his age; he was not able to see well. So Joseph brought his sons near to him, and his father kissed them and embraced them.

New Heart English Bible

Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he couldn't see. He brought them near to him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.

The Emphasized Bible

Now, the eyes of Israel, had become dim from old age, - he could not see, - so he drew them near unto him, and kissed them, and embraced them.

Webster

(Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see:) And he brought them near to him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.

World English Bible

Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he couldn't see. He brought them near to him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.

Youngs Literal Translation

And the eyes of Israel have been heavy from age, he is unable to see; and he bringeth them nigh unto him, and he kisseth them, and cleaveth to them;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Now the eyes
עין 
`ayin 
Usage: 372

of Israel
ישׂראל 
Yisra'el 
Usage: 2505

כּבד כּבד 
Kabad 
Usage: 114

זקן 
Zoqen 
age
Usage: 1

so that he could
יכול יכל 
Yakol 
Usage: 194

not see
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

נגשׁ 
Nagash 
Usage: 125

unto him and he kissed
נשׁק 
Nashaq 
Usage: 35

them, and embraced
חבק 
Chabaq 
Usage: 13

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Context Readings

Jacob Blesses Ephraim And Manasseh

9 Joseph said to his father, “They are my sons, whom God has given me here.” So he said, “Bring them to me, please, that I may bless them.” 10 Now the eyes of Israel were so dim from age that he could not see. Then Joseph brought them close to him, and he kissed them and embraced them. 11 Israel said to Joseph, “I never expected to see your face, and behold, God has let me see your children as well.”


Cross References

Genesis 27:1

Now it came about, when Isaac was old and his eyes were too dim to see, that he called his older son Esau and said to him, “My son.” And he said to him, “Here I am.”

Genesis 27:27

So he came close and kissed him; and when he smelled the smell of his garments, he blessed him and said,
“See, the smell of my son
Is like the smell of a field which the Lord has blessed;

Genesis 31:55

Early in the morning Laban arose, and kissed his sons and his daughters and blessed them. Then Laban departed and returned to his place.

Genesis 45:15

He kissed all his brothers and wept on them, and afterward his brothers talked with him.

1 Samuel 3:2

It happened at that time as Eli was lying down in his place (now his eyesight had begun to grow dim and he could not see well),

1 Samuel 4:15

Now Eli was ninety-eight years old, and his eyes were set so that he could not see.

1 Kings 19:20

He left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, “Please let me kiss my father and my mother, then I will follow you.” And he said to him, “Go back again, for what have I done to you?”

Isaiah 6:10

Render the hearts of this people insensitive,
Their ears dull,
And their eyes dim,
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
Hear with their ears,
Understand with their hearts,
And return and be healed.”

Isaiah 59:1

Behold, the Lord’s hand is not so short
That it cannot save;
Nor is His ear so dull
That it cannot hear.

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