Genesis 46:24 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 46:24, NIV: "The sons of Naphtali: Jahziel, Guni, Jezer and Shillem."

Genesis 46:24, ESV: "The sons of Naphtali: Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer, and Shillem."

Genesis 46:24, KJV: "And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem."

Genesis 46:24, NASB: "And the sons of Naphtali: Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer, and Shillem."

Genesis 46:24, NLT: "The sons of Naphtali were Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer, and Shillem."

Genesis 46:24, CSB: "Naphtali's sons: Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer, and Shillem."

What does Genesis 46:24 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Naphtali, the final remaining son of Jacob, is now included in the long list of all of Jacob's sons and grandsons at or around the time of the family settling in Egypt. Naphtali was born to Jacob by his servant-wife Bilhah (Genesis 30:8).

Naphtali's sons include Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer, and Shillem. Jahzeel means "may God grant him a share or be gracious." Guni may be the same word for the bird modern English speakers would call a "partridge." Jezer may mean "God has created." Shillem may communicate the idea that God rewarded a mother with a child or replaced a lost child.