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Genesis 47:21  (1611 King James Bible)

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And as for the people, he remoued them to cities from one end of the borders of Egypt, euen to the other ende thereof.


- 1611 King James Bible

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Other Translations of Genesis 47:21

And as for the people, he removed them to cities from [one] end of the borders of Egypt even to the [other] end thereof.
- King James Version (Cambridge Edition)

And as for the people, he removed them to the cities from one end of the border of Egypt even to the other end thereof.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And as for the people, he made servants of them, town by town, from one end of Egypt to the other.
- Basic English Bible

And as for the people, he made servants of them, town by town, from one end of Egypt to the other.
- Darby Bible

And as for the people, he removed them to cities from one end of the borders of Egypt even to the other end thereof.
- Webster's Bible

As for the people, he moved them to the cities from one end of the border of Egypt even to the other end of it.
- World English Bible

as to the people he hath removed them to cities from the [one] end of the border of Egypt even unto its [other] end.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And as for the people, he removed them city by city, from one end of the border of Egypt even to the other end thereof.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

 

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View Wesley's Notes for Genesis 47:21

47:21 He removed them to cities - He transplanted them, to shew Pharaoh's sovereign power over them, and that they might, in time, forget their titles to their lands, and be the easier reconciled to their new condition of servitude. How hard soever this seems to have been upon them, they themselves were sensible of it as a great kindness, and were thankful they were not worse used.

 

James W. Stark's comment on 2010-12-01 16:12:43:

Pharaoh's were not yet self-deemed as a god or a deity. Refer to Genesis 41 and Pharaoh's dreams where he needed others to interpret his dream. Again in Verses 37 - 38, Pharaoh does not even infer to himself as a deity. He acknowledges that there is a God to whom Joseph relied for wisdom.

It isn't until after 47:21 that Pharaoh becomes lord and sovereign over all of Egypt, its lands, its agriculture, its people become servants OWNED by Pharaoh. It is at this point in history that Egyptian Pharaoh's begin to view themselves as and set themselves up as deities.

How do we know this? The Bible tells us by giving us enough hints. We need to study the Bible as history, not a series of stories.

 


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