Genesis 46:13 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 46:13, NIV: The sons of Issachar: Tola, Puah, Jashub and Shimron.

Genesis 46:13, ESV: The sons of Issachar: Tola, Puvah, Yob, and Shimron.

Genesis 46:13, KJV: And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.

Genesis 46:13, NASB: And the sons of Issachar: Tola, Puvvah, Iob, and Shimron.

Genesis 46:13, NLT: The sons of Issachar were Tola, Puah, Jashub, and Shimron.

Genesis 46:13, CSB: Issachar's sons: Tola, Puvah, Jashub, and Shimron.

What does Genesis 46:13 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

The sons and grandsons of Jacob, also called Israel, are listed in this part of Genesis, at the moment the family enters Egypt to survive the famine in the land (Genesis 45:9–11).

Jacob's fifth son Issachar was also born to his wife Leah (Genesis 30:18). Isaachar's sons included Tola, Puvah, Yob, and Shimron. Issachar's descendants would be involved in the trade of dying cloth. It's possible that Tola means "worm" and Puvah means "madder." Yob may be a prayer for another son with the meaning "may God return." Shimron is likely a place name, possibly corresponding to "Samaria."