2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.
2 "Assemble and listen, sons of Jacob; listen to your father Israel.
2 "Assemble and listen, O sons of Jacob, listen to Israel your father.
2 Come together, listen sons of Jacob, listen to Israel your father.
2 "Gather together and hear, you sons of Jacob, And listen to Israel your father.
2 "Come and listen, youÂ sons of Jacob; listen to Israel, your father.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 49:2
Commentary on Genesis 49:1-2
(Read Genesis 49:1-2)
All Jacob's sons were living. His calling them together was a precept for them to unite in love, not to mingle with the Egyptians; and foretold that they should not be separated, as Abraham's sons and Isaac's were, but should all make one people. We are not to consider this address as the expression of private feelings of affection, resentment, or partiality; but as the language of the Holy Ghost, declaring the purpose of God respecting the character, circumstances, and situation of the tribes which descended from the sons of Jacob, and which may be traced in their histories.