Genesis 46:17 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 46:17, NIV: The sons of Asher: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi and Beriah. Their sister was Serah. The sons of Beriah: Heber and Malkiel.

Genesis 46:17, ESV: The sons of Asher: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, with Serah their sister. And the sons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel.

Genesis 46:17, KJV: And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Serah their sister: and the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel.

Genesis 46:17, NASB: And the sons of Asher: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and their sister Serah. And the sons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel.

Genesis 46:17, NLT: The sons of Asher were Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, and Beriah. Their sister was Serah. Beriah's sons were Heber and Malkiel.

Genesis 46:17, CSB: Asher's sons: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and their sister Serah. Beriah's sons were Heber and Malchiel.

What does Genesis 46:17 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This segment records the sons and grandsons of Jacob as the moment his family entered Egypt to survive a famine (Genesis 46:1–4). The previous verse listed the sons of Jacob's seventh son Gad. This one lists the sons of Jacob's eighth son Asher, who was born to Jacob's servant-wife Zilpah (Genesis 30:13). Asher's children include his sons Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and a sister named Serah. Beriah's sons, Asher's grandsons, include Heber and Malchiel.

Imnah may mean "may God give him his portion." Beriah might mean "outstanding," and Serah could mean "cause to flourish." Heber and Malchiel mean "companion" and "my king is God."