Genesis 46:25 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 46:25, NIV: These were the sons born to Jacob by Bilhah, whom Laban had given to his daughter Rachel--seven in all.

Genesis 46:25, ESV: These are the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, and these she bore to Jacob—seven persons in all.

Genesis 46:25, KJV: These are the sons of Bilhah, which Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and she bare these unto Jacob: all the souls were seven.

Genesis 46:25, NASB: These are the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to his daughter Rachel, and she bore these to Jacob; there were seven persons in all.

Genesis 46:25, NLT: These were the sons of Bilhah, the servant given to Rachel by her father, Laban. The number of Jacob's descendants through Bilhah was seven.

Genesis 46:25, CSB: These were the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to his daughter Rachel. She bore to Jacob: seven persons.

What does Genesis 46:25 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This verse concludes a listing of all the descendants of Jacob at or around the time of the family's arrival in Egypt (Genesis 45:9–11; 46:1–4). Previous sections have counted Jacob's descendants through Leah at thirty-three, his descendants through Zilpah at sixteen, and his descendants through Rachel at fourteen. Now his descendants through Rachel's servant Bilhah are counted as seven persons in total.

The following verses will add up the numbers for a total count of Jacob's official descendants at this early moment in Israel's history.