Genesis 46:10 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 46:10, NIV: The sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jakin, Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman.

Genesis 46:10, ESV: The sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul, the son of a Canaanite woman.

Genesis 46:10, KJV: And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman.

Genesis 46:10, NASB: And the sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman.

Genesis 46:10, NLT: The sons of Simeon were Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jakin, Zohar, and Shaul. (Shaul's mother was a Canaanite woman.)

Genesis 46:10, CSB: Simeon's sons: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul, the son of a Canaanite woman.

What does Genesis 46:10 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

The names of Jacob's sons and grandsons are listed in this section, grouped according to their mothers. Jacob's second son born to his wife Leah, Simeon (Genesis 29:33), is the father of Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul. Shaul is for some reason described as the son of a Canaanite woman.

The meaning of Jemuel is unknown, but Jamin may mean "lucky." Ohad is not mentioned in future lists of Simeon's sons (Numbers 26:12; 1 Chronicles 4:24), indicating that his line may have died out. Jachin means "may God strengthen him," and it is the name later given to one of the pillars of the temple in 1 Kings 7:21. Zohar may be a word describing the color white.