Genesis 48:3

3 And Jacob said to Joseph, "God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and he blessed me,

Genesis 48:3 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 48:3

And Jacob said unto Joseph
Being come into his bedchamber, and sitting by him, or standing before him: God Almighty appeared unto at Luz in the land of Canaan;
the same with Bethel, where God appeared, both at his going to Padanaram, and at his return from thence, ( Genesis 28:11-19 ) ( 35:6-12 ) ; which of those times is here referred to is not certain; very likely he refers to them both, since the same promises were made to him at both times, as after mentioned: and blessed me;
promised he would bless him, both with temporal and spiritual blessings, as he did as follows.

Genesis 48:3 In-Context

1 After this Joseph was told, "Your father is ill." So he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.
2 When Jacob was told, "Your son Joseph has come to you," he summoned his strength and sat up in bed.
3 And Jacob said to Joseph, "God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and he blessed me,
4 and said to me, "I am going to make you fruitful and increase your numbers; I will make of you a company of peoples, and will give this land to your offspring after you for a perpetual holding.'
5 Therefore your two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, are now mine; Ephraim and Manasseh shall be mine, just as Reuben and Simeon are.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Traditional rendering of Heb [El Shaddai]