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Genesis 46:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here [am] I.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— God spoke to Israel in visions of the night and said, “Jacob, Jacob.” And he said, “Here I am.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And God spoke to Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob: and he said, Here [am] I.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And God spoke to Israel in the visions of the night and said, Jacob, Jacob! And he said, Here am I.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And God said to Israel, in the visions of the night, and he said—Jacob! Jacob! And he said—Behold me!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and God speaketh to Israel in visions of the night, and saith, 'Jacob, Jacob;' and he saith, 'Here [am] I.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He heard him, by a vision in the night, calling him, and saying to him: Jacob, Jacob. And he answered him: Lo, here I am.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And God spake vnto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Iacob, Iacob. And he said, Here am I.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And God spoke to Israel in a night vision, saying, Jacob, Jacob; and he said, What is it?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Elohim spake unto Yisrael in the visions of the night, and said, Yaaqov, Yaaqov. And he said, Here [am] I.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And lhm אֱלֹהִים 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
spake 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
unto Yi$rl יִשׂרָאֵל 3478
{3478} Prime
יִשְׂרָאֵל
Yisra'el
{yis-raw-ale'}
From H8280 and H0410; he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity.
in the visions 4759
{4759} Prime
מַרְאָה
mar'ah
{mar-aw'}
Feminine of H4758; a vision; also (causatively) a mirror.
of the night, 3915
{3915} Prime
לַיִל
layil
{lah'-yil}
From the same as H3883; properly a twist (away of the light), that is, night; figuratively adversity.
and said, 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Ya`kv יַעֲקֹב, 3290
{3290} Prime
יַעֲקֹב
Ya`aqob
{yah-ak-obe'}
From H6117; heel catcher (that is, supplanter); Jaakob, the Israelitish patriarch.
Ya`kv יַעֲקֹב. 3290
{3290} Prime
יַעֲקֹב
Ya`aqob
{yah-ak-obe'}
From H6117; heel catcher (that is, supplanter); Jaakob, the Israelitish patriarch.
And he said, 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Here x2009
(2009) Complement
הִנֵּה
hinneh
{hin-nay'}
Prolonged for H2005; lo!.
[am] I.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 46:2

_ _ God spake unto Israel — Here is a virtual renewal of the covenant and an assurance of its blessings. Moreover, here is an answer on the chief subject of Jacob’s prayer and a removal of any doubt as to the course he was meditating. At first the prospect of paying a personal visit to Joseph had been viewed with unmingled joy. But, on calmer consideration, many difficulties appeared to lie in the way. He may have remembered the prophecy to Abraham that his posterity was to be afflicted in Egypt and also that his father had been expressly told not to go [Genesis 15:13; Genesis 26:2]; he may have feared the contamination of idolatry to his family and their forgetfulness of the land of promise. These doubts were removed by the answer of the oracle, and an assurance given him of great and increasing prosperity.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 46:1-4.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 46:2

And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night — (Probably the next night after he had offered his sacrifices.) Those who desire to keep up communion with God, shall find that it never fails on his side. If we speak to him as we ought, he will not fail to speak to us. God called him by his name, by his old name, Jacob, Jacob, to mind him of his low estate. Jacob, like one well acquainted with the visions of the Almighty, answers, Here am I — Ready to receive orders. And what has God to say to him?

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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in the visions:

Genesis 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I [am] thy shield, [and] thy exceeding great reward.
Genesis 15:13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land [that is] not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;
Genesis 22:11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here [am] I.
Numbers 12:6 And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, [I] the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, [and] will speak unto him in a dream.
Numbers 24:4 He hath said, which heard the words of God, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling [into a trance], but having his eyes open:
2 Chronicles 26:5 And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him to prosper.
Job 4:13 In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men,
Job 33:14-15 For God speaketh once, yea twice, [yet man] perceiveth it not. ... In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;
Daniel 2:19 Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.
Acts 9:10 And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I [am here], Lord.
Acts 10:3 He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.
Acts 16:9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us.

Jacob:

Genesis 22:1 And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, [here] I [am].
Exodus 3:3-4 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. ... And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here [am] I.
1 Samuel 3:4 That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here [am] I.
1 Samuel 3:10 And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.
Acts 9:4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
Acts 10:13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.
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Gn 15:1, 13; 22:1, 11. Ex 3:3. Nu 12:6; 24:4. 1S 3:4, 10. 2Ch 26:5. Jb 4:13; 33:14. Dn 2:19. Ac 9:4, 10; 10:3, 13; 16:9.

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