Genesis 46:15 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 46:15, NIV: These were the sons Leah bore to Jacob in Paddan Aram, besides his daughter Dinah. These sons and daughters of his were thirty-three in all.

Genesis 46:15, ESV: These are the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Paddan-aram, together with his daughter Dinah; altogether his sons and his daughters numbered thirty-three.

Genesis 46:15, KJV: These be the sons of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob in Padanaram, with his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty and three.

Genesis 46:15, NASB: These are the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Paddan-aram, with his daughter Dinah; all his sons and his daughters numbered thirty-three.

Genesis 46:15, NLT: These were the sons of Leah and Jacob who were born in Paddan-aram, in addition to their daughter, Dinah. The number of Jacob's descendants (male and female) through Leah was thirty-three.

Genesis 46:15, CSB: These were Leah's sons born to Jacob in Paddan-aram, as well as his daughter Dinah. The total number of persons: thirty-three.

What does Genesis 46:15 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

To escape a famine, Jacob's entire family is moving to Egypt (Genesis 45:9–11), under the care of his son, Joseph. This section lists all the sons and grandsons of Israel (Genesis 35:10) as they arrive. This verse summarizes and counts those listed so far: all sons and grandsons of Jacob's wife Leah.

Each of the six sons listed—Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun—were born to Jacob outside of the Promised Land of Canaan in the region of Paddan-aram while he was working for his father-in-law. Dinah, the only of Jacob's daughters mentioned, was also born to Leah after all her sons were born (Genesis 30:21).

Dinah is not included in this count of Jacob's sons and grandsons with Leah, although Er and Onan are included in the tally of thirty-three. The final count given in Genesis 46:26–27, depicting those who actually entered Egypt, will include Dinah and exclude Er and Onan (Genesis 38:7, 9–10).