Genesis 46:16 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 46:16, NIV: The sons of Gad: Zephon, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi and Areli.

Genesis 46:16, ESV: The sons of Gad: Ziphion, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi, and Areli.

Genesis 46:16, KJV: And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.

Genesis 46:16, NASB: And the sons of Gad: Ziphion, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi, and Areli.

Genesis 46:16, NLT: The sons of Gad were Zephon, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi, and Areli.

Genesis 46:16, CSB: Gad's sons: Ziphion, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi, and Areli.

What does Genesis 46:16 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

With God's blessing, Jacob and all his descendants have left behind the Promised Land of Canaan to move to Egypt with Joseph to survive a famine (Genesis 45:9–11; 46:1–4). This passage lists those sons and grandsons by name. The previous verses listed the sons and grandsons of Leah (Genesis 46:8–15). This verse begins the listing of sons and grandsons of Leah's servant, Jacob's servant-wife, Zilpah.

Jacob's first son by Zilpah is Gad (Genesis 30:11). Gad's seven sons include Ziphion, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi, and Areli. Haggi may have been born during a festival; the name may mean "festival of God." Ezbon may be related to "finger." Eri means "watchful."