Genesis 46:7 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 46:7, NIV: "Jacob brought with him to Egypt his sons and grandsons and his daughters and granddaughters--all his offspring."

Genesis 46:7, ESV: "his sons, and his sons’ sons with him, his daughters, and his sons’ daughters. All his offspring he brought with him into Egypt."

Genesis 46:7, KJV: "His sons, and his sons' sons with him, his daughters, and his sons' daughters, and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt."

Genesis 46:7, NASB: "his sons and his grandsons with him, his daughters and his granddaughters, and all his descendants he brought with him to Egypt."

Genesis 46:7, NLT: "sons and grandsons, daughters and granddaughters--all his descendants."

Genesis 46:7, CSB: "His sons and grandsons, his daughters and granddaughters, indeed all his offspring, he brought with him to Egypt."

What does Genesis 46:7 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Jacob and his large family finally arrive in Egypt, having completed their journey from the Promised Land of Canaan. No remnant of Jacob's family has been left behind. They have made the journey to resettle in Egypt as one large and complete group (Genesis 45:16–20). This includes Jacob's 11 sons, their sons, Jacob's own daughters, likely including daughters-in-law, and his sons' daughters. The verse concludes by emphasizing one more time that all of Jacob's offspring were now together in Egypt.

The next passage in Genesis describes the names and relationships of Israel's offspring at this moment in their history.