Comparison of Pentateuch:
Jewish Publication Society 1917
Targums Onkelos,
Jonathan Ben Uzziel/Palestinian,
Jerusalem Fragments

 

Genesis
Chapter 48

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Genesis 47 JPS TOC Comparison TOC Targums TOC Genesis 49
GENESIS 48:1
JPS 48:1 And it came to pass after these things, that one said to Joseph: 'Behold, thy father is sick.' And he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.
ONK 48:1 And it was after these words that it was said to Joseph, Behold, thy father is ill. And he took his two sons with him, Menashe and Ephraim.
PAL 48:1 And after these things it was told Joseph, Behold, thy father is lying ill. And he took his two sons with him, Menasheh and Ephraim.
 
GENESIS 48:2
JPS 48:2 And one told Jacob, and said: 'Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee.' And Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.
ONK 48:2 And it was shown to Jakob, and told (him,) Behold, thy son Joseph cometh to thee. And Israel was strengthened,(234) and he sat upon the bed.
PAL 48:2 And it was announced to Jakob, saying, Behold, thy son Joseph hath come to thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.
 
GENESIS 48:3
JPS 48:3 And Jacob said unto Joseph: 'God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,
ONK 48:3 And Jakob said to Joseph, El Shadai revealed Himself to me in Luz, in the land of Kenaan, and blessed me;
PAL 48:3 And Jakob said to Joseph: El Shadai revealed Himself to me at Luz, in the land of Kenaan, and blessed me.
 
GENESIS 48:4
JPS 48:4 and said unto me: Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will make of thee a company of peoples; and will give this land to thy seed after thee for an everlasting possession.
ONK 48:4 and He said to me, Behold, I will multiply thee, and make thee great, and will set thee for an assembly of tribes, and will give this land to thy sons after thee for an everlasting inheritance.
PAL 48:4 And He said to me, Behold, I will increase thee and multiply thee, and make thee an assemblage of tribes, and will give this land to thy sons after thee for an everlasting inheritance.
 
GENESIS 48:5
JPS 48:5 And now thy two sons, who were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; Ephraim and Manasseh, even as Reuben and Simeon, shall be mine.
ONK 48:5 And now thy two sons which were born to thee in the land of Mizraim, before my coming to thee into Mizraim, are mine; Ephraim and Menashe shall be as Reuben and Shimeon before me.
PAL 48:5 And now, thy two sons who have been born to thee in the land of Mizraim before I came to thee into Mizraim are mine; Ephraim and Menasheh as Reuben and Shimeon shall be reckoned unto me.
 
GENESIS 48:6
JPS 48:6 And thy issue, that thou begettest after them, shall be thine; they shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance.
ONK 48:6 And the children whom thou mayest beget after them, who shall be thine, after the name of their brethren they shall be called in their inheritance.(235)
PAL 48:6 And thy children whom thou mayest beget after them shall be thine; by the name of their brethren shall they be called in their inheritance.
 
GENESIS 48:7
JPS 48:7 And as for me, when I came from Paddan, Rachel died unto me in the land of Canaan in the way, when there was still some way to come unto Ephrath; and I buried her there in the way to Ephrath—the same is Beth-lehem.'
ONK 48:7 And I, in my coming from Padan, Rahel died by me in the land of Kenaan, in the way, while as yet there was a space of ground to come unto Ephrath. And I buried her there, by the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem.
PAL 48:7 And I beseech thee to bury me with my fathers. Rahel died by me suddenly in the land of Kenaan, while there was yet much ground to come to Ephrath; nor could I carry her to bury her in the Double Cave, but I buried her there, in the way of Ephrath which is Bethlechem.
 
GENESIS 48:8
JPS 48:8 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said: 'Who are these?'
ONK 48:8 And Israel saw the sons of Joseph, and said, Who are these?
PAL 48:8 And Israel looked at the sons of Joseph and said, From whom are these born to thee?
 
GENESIS 48:9
JPS 48:9 And Joseph said unto his father: 'They are my sons, whom God hath given me here.' And he said: 'Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them.'
ONK 48:9 And Joseph said to his father, They are my sons whom the Lord hath given me here. And he said, Bring them now near to me, that I may bless them.
PAL 48:9 And Joseph answered his father, They are my sons which the Word of the Lord gave me according to this writing, according to which I took Asenath the daughter of Dinah thy daughter to be my wife.

And he said, Bring them now near to me, and I will bless them.

 
GENESIS 48:10
JPS 48:10 Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.
ONK 48:10 But the eyes of Israel were heavy from age, and he could not discern. And he brought them near to him, and he kissed them, and embraced them.
PAL 48:10 But Israel's eyes were heavy from age, and he could not see. And he brought them to him, and he kissed them and embraced them.
 
GENESIS 48:11
JPS 48:11 And Israel said unto Joseph: 'I had not thought to see thy face; and, lo, God hath let me see thy seed also.'
ONK 48:11 And Israel said to Joseph, I had not hoped(236) to see thy face, and, behold, the Lord hath showed me thy sons also.
PAL 48:11 And Israel said to Joseph, To see thy face I had not reckoned, but, behold, the Lord hath also showed me thy sons.
 
GENESIS 48:12
JPS 48:12 And Joseph brought them out from between his knees; and he fell down on his face to the earth.
ONK 48:12 And Joseph led them from before him, and worshipped with his face on the earth.
PAL 48:12 And Joseph brought them out from (between) his knees, and worshipped on his face upon the ground.
 
GENESIS 48:13
JPS 48:13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near unto him.
ONK 48:13 And Joseph took both of them, Ephraim in his right hand, on the left of Israel, and Menashe in his left hand, on the right of Israel, and brought them to him.
PAL 48:13 And Joseph took both of them, Ephraim on his right side, which was Israel's left, and Menasheh on his left side, which was Israel's right, and brought them to him.
 
GENESIS 48:14
JPS 48:14 And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the first-born.
ONK 48:14 And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it on the head of Ephraim, who was the younger; and his left hand on the head of Menashe, using his hands designingly (or, instructing his hands); for Menashe was the first-born.
PAL 48:14 And Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it upon the head of Ephraim, though he was the younger; and his left hand upon the head of Menasheh, altering his hands, for Menasheh was the firstborn.
JER 48:14 He altered his hands.
 
GENESIS 48:15
JPS 48:15 And he blessed Joseph, and said: 'The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God who hath been my shepherd all my life long unto this day,
ONK 48:15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, The Lord, before whom my fathers Abraham and Izhak did serve; the Lord, who fed me from my coming(237) unto this day;
PAL 48:15 And he blessed Joseph, and said:

The Lord, before whom my fathers, Abraham and Izhak, did serve; the Lord who hath fed me since I have been unto this day,

 
GENESIS 48:16
JPS 48:16 the angel who hath redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named in them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.'
ONK 48:16 the Angel who redeemed me from all evil, bless the youths; and let my name be called upon them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Izhak; and as the fish of the sea may they multiply(238) among the children of men upon the earth!
PAL 48:16 be pleased that the angel whom thou didst ordain for me, to redeem me from all evil, may bless the children; and let my name be called upon them, and the names of my fathers Abraham and Izhak. And as the fishes of the sea in multiplying are multiplied in the sea, so may the children of Joseph be multiplied abundantly in the midst of the earth.
 
GENESIS 48:17
JPS 48:17 And when Joseph saw that his father was laying his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him, and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.
ONK 48:17 And Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim; and it was evil in his eyes. And he uplifted his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head, that it might rest on the head of Menashe.
PAL 48:17 And Joseph saw that his father placed his right hand upon Ephraim's head; and it was evil before him, and he uplifted his father's hand to remove it from off the head of Ephraim, that it might rest on the head of Menasheh.
 
GENESIS 48:18
JPS 48:18 And Joseph said unto his father: 'Not so, my father, for this is the first-born; put thy right hand upon his head.'
ONK 48:18 And Joseph said to his father, Not so, my father; for this is the first-born: lay thy right hand on his head.
PAL 48:18 And Joseph said to his father, Not so, my father, for this is the firstborn; lay thy right hand on his head.
 
GENESIS 48:19
JPS 48:19 And his father refused, and said: 'I know it, my son, I know it; he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great; howbeit his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.'
ONK 48:19 But his father willed not, and said, I know, my son, I know: he also shall be for a people, and he also shall be great; yet his younger brother will be greater than he, and his sons shall have dominion among the nations.
PAL 48:19 But his father was not willing, and said, I know, my son, I know that he is the firstborn, and also that he will be a great people, and will also be multiplied; yet will his younger brother be greater than he, and his sons be greater among the nations.
 
GENESIS 48:20
JPS 48:20 And he blessed them that day, saying: 'By thee shall Israel bless, saying: God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh.' And he set Ephraim before Manasseh.
ONK 48:20 And he blessed them in that day, saying, By thee shall Israel bless, saying, The Lord set thee as Ephraim and as Menashe. And he set Ephraim before Menashe.
PAL 48:20 And he blessed them in that day, saying, In thee, Joseph my son, shall the house of Israel bless their infants in the day of their circumcision, saying, The Lord set thee as Ephraim and as Menasheh. And in the numbering of the tribes the prince of Ephraim shall be numbered before the prince of Menasheh. And he appointed that Ephraim should be before Menasheh.
 
GENESIS 48:21
JPS 48:21 And Israel said unto Joseph: 'Behold, I die; but God will be with you, and bring you back unto the land of your fathers.
ONK 48:21 And Israel said to Joseph, Behold, I die; but the Word of the Lord will be your Helper, and restore you to the land of your fathers.
PAL 48:21 And Israel said to Joseph, Behold, my end cometh to die. But the Word of the Lord shall be your Helper, and restore you to the laud of your fathers;
 
GENESIS 48:22
JPS 48:22 Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.'
ONK 48:22 And I will give thee one portion more than thy brethren, which I took from the hand of the Amoraah by my prayer and by my deprecation.
PAL 48:22 and I, behold, I have given to thee the city of Shekem, one portion for a gift above thy brethren, which I took from the hand of the Amoraee at the time that you went into the midst of it, and I arose and helped you with my sword and with my bow.
JER 48:22 And I, behold, I have given thee one portion above thy brethren, the robe of the first Adam. Abraham the father of my father took it from the hands of Nimrod the Wicked, and gave it to Izhak my father; and Izhak my father gave it to Esau, and I took it from the hands of Esau my brother, not with my sword nor with my bow, but through my righteousness and my good works.
 
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