Genesis 46:22 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 46:22, NIV: "These were the sons of Rachel who were born to Jacob--fourteen in all."

Genesis 46:22, ESV: "These are the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob—fourteen persons in all."

Genesis 46:22, KJV: "These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob: all the souls were fourteen."

Genesis 46:22, NASB: "These are the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob; there were fourteen persons in all."

Genesis 46:22, NLT: "These were the sons of Rachel and Jacob. The number of Jacob's descendants through Rachel was fourteen."

Genesis 46:22, CSB: "These were Rachel's sons who were born to Jacob: fourteen persons."

What does Genesis 46:22 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

As part of recording the family's roster, Genesis 46 lists the names of Jacob's descendants by his four wives, making a count around the time of the family's entrance into Egypt (Genesis 45:9–11; 46:1–4). In previous sections, the number of offspring by Leah was listed as thirty-three and by Zilpah as sixteen.

The number of Jacob's offspring through Rachel is listed as fourteen persons. The following verses will list Jacob's descendants through Rachel's servant, his servant-wife, Bilhah.