Exodus 1:5

“And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And all the soules that came out of the loynes of Iacob, were seuentie soules: for Ioseph was in Egypt already.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

All the persons who came from the loins of Jacob were seventy in number, but Joseph was {already} in Egypt.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: and Joseph was in Egypt already.
- American Standard Version (1901)

All the offspring of Jacob were seventy persons: and Joseph had come to Egypt before them.
- Basic English Bible

And all the souls that had come out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls; and Joseph was in Egypt.
- Darby Bible

And all the souls that descended from Jacob, were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already.
- Webster's Bible

All the souls who came out of Jacob's body were seventy souls, and Joseph was in Egypt already.
- World English Bible

And all the persons coming out of the thigh of Jacob are seventy persons; as to Joseph, he was in Egypt.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls; and Joseph was in Egypt already.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 1:5


1:5 Seventy souls - According to the computation we had, #Gen 46:27|, including Joseph and his two sons. This was just the number of the nations by which the earth was peopled, #Gen 10:1 |- 32, for when God separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel, #De 32:8|.


Discussion for Exodus 1

  • Anita Fore
    Let US MAKE MAN in our image after OUR LIKENESS . They were ALL there creating everything together at the creation, God the father, God the Son,and God the Holy Spirit.
  • Bruce
    Irene:--- And now, O Father,glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with the before the world was John 17:5
  • A disciple
    "For the Lord GOD of hosts shall make a consumption, even determined, in the midst of all the land. Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, O my people that dwell in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall smite thee with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against thee, after the manner of Egypt." Isaiah 10:23-24 The whole world will be like it was for Israel in Egypt, when Jesus comes.
  • Marilynn Brewington
    I think it shows how in the beginning Jehovah God had mercy on Adam and Eve,and how to not take people or God for granted in any way cause you will need both of them.
  • Evie
    To Irene - In the beginning was the
    Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.
  • Eric
    Irene123 - Read John 1:1

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