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Genesis 48:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Joseph brought them out from between his knees; and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Then Joseph took them from his knees, and bowed with his face to the ground.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Joseph brought them out from his knees, and bowed down with his face to the earth.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And Joseph brought them out from beside his knees, and bowed himself down with his face towards the earth.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And Joseph bringeth them out from between his knees, and boweth himself on his face to the earth;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And when Joseph had taken them from his father's lap, he bowed down with his face to the ground.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And Ioseph brought them out from betweene his knees, and hee bowed himselfe with his face to the earth.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And Joseph brought them out from [between] his knees, and they did reverence to him, with their face to the ground.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Yosef brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And Ysf יוֹסֵף 3130
{3130} Prime
יוֹסֵף
Yowceph
{yo-safe'}
Future of H3254; let him add (or perhaps simply active participle adding); Joseph, the name of seven Israelites.
brought them out 3318
{3318} Prime
יָצָא
yatsa'
{yaw-tsaw'}
A primitive root; to go (causatively bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proximate.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
from between 5973
{5973} Prime
עִם
`im
{eem}
From H6004; adverb or preposition, with (that is, in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
his knees, 1290
{1290} Prime
בֶּרֶךְ
berek
{beh'-rek}
From H1288; a knee.
and he bowed y7812
[7812] Standard
שָׁחָה
shachah
{shaw-khaw'}
A primitive root; to depress, that is, prostrate (especially reflexively in homage to royalty or God).
z8691
<8691> Grammar
Stem - Hithpael (See H8819)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 533
himself x7812
(7812) Complement
שָׁחָה
shachah
{shaw-khaw'}
A primitive root; to depress, that is, prostrate (especially reflexively in homage to royalty or God).
with his face 639
{0639} Prime
אַף
'aph
{af}
From H0599; properly the nose or nostril; hence the face, and occasionally a person; also (from the rapid breathing in passion) ire.
to the earth. 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

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John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
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 And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw [them], he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,
Genesis 19:1 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing [them] rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;
Genesis 23:7 And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, [even] to the children of Heth.
Genesis 33:3 And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.
Genesis 42:6 And Joseph [was] the governor over the land, [and] he [it was] that sold to all the people of the land: and Joseph's brethren came, and bowed down themselves before him [with] their faces to the earth.
Exodus 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Exodus 34:8 And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped.
Leviticus 19:3 Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I [am] the LORD your God.
Leviticus 19:32 Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I [am] the LORD.
1 Kings 2:19 Bathsheba therefore went unto king Solomon, to speak unto him for Adonijah. And the king rose up to meet her, and bowed himself unto her, and sat down on his throne, and caused a seat to be set for the king's mother; and she sat on his right hand.
2 Kings 4:37 Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the ground, and took up her son, and went out.
Proverbs 31:28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband [also], and he praiseth her.
Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
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Gn 18:2; 19:1; 23:7; 33:3; 42:6. Ex 20:12; 34:8. Lv 19:3, 32. 1K 2:19. 2K 4:37. Pv 31:28. Ep 6:1.

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