Genesis 41:29

“Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 41:29

Behold, there come seuen yeeres of great plentie, throughout all the land of Egypt.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Behold, seven years of great abundance are coming in all the land of Egypt;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Seven years are coming in which there will be great wealth of grain in Egypt;
- Basic English Bible

Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout the land of Egypt.
- Darby Bible

Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt:
- Webster's Bible

Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt.
- World English Bible

`Lo, seven years are coming of great abundance in all the land of Egypt,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 41:29

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 41:29


41:29 See the goodness of God, in sending the seven years of plenty before those of famine, that provision might be made accordingly. How wonderful wisely has Providence, that great house - keeper, ordered the affairs of this numerous family from the beginning! Great variety of seasons there have been and the produce of the earth sometimes more, and sometimes less; yet take one time with another, what was miraculous concerning the manna, is ordinarily verified in the common course of Providence; He that gathers much has nothing over, and he that gathers little has no lack, #Exo 16:18|.


Discussion for Genesis 41:29

  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 41:29
    The only reference that I can think of, pertains to buying & selling on the Sabbath Day. Assuming that there was sufficient food & other items to be traded, on the Sabbath, Israel was required to desist from any trading (amongst many other things), so as to keep the Day of Rest holy unto the Lord. Nehemiah 10:31, speaks of this:

    "And if the people of the land bring ware or any victuals on the sabbath day to sell, that we would not buy it of them on the sabbath, or on the holy day: and that we would leave the seventh year, and the exaction of every debt."
  • Deborah - in Reply on Genesis 41:29
    The verse I'm searching for is in reference to the end times, which is exactly where I believe we are right now. Thank you for trying to help.
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 41:29
    Okay. In reference to the 'end times', we have Revelation 13:17: "And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name." Also, in Revelation 14:9,10.

    If you're unfamiliar with this chapter 13, you may want to read it from the beginning. This account was part of a greater vision given to the Apostle John concerning the last days, including the Great Tribulation (i.e. when the Anger of God is poured upon this world). John saw a beast rising up from the sea, having seven heads & ten horns. The beast is understood to be the coming Anti-Christ & the heads being the confederation of nations supporting him & an extension of his evil presence. As his name indicates, he will come proclaiming to be the Messiah, but his character & work are completely different & opposed to that of Jesus Christ. The Anti-Christ will demand he be worshipped & for those who refuse to do so & refuse to receive his mark, will not be able to trade. And this means the demise of those who stay true to Christ, being destroyed in the flesh but saved & glorified in the spirit.

    And yes, we're certainly at the threshold of such events as we consider Israel & the countries that are opposed to its existence. There have always been problems in that region & at a time when the forces of evil violently come against Israel, there will come a 'saviour' to negotiate peace in the region, but one who will ultimately serve his own ends & control the governments of the world & the people. The Anti-Christ is Satan incarnate, but most, as they are now, are conditioned to believe lies & accept him as one sent from God.
  • Deborah - in Reply on Genesis 41:29
    Thank you so much!!! Have a blessed day! :)


 

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