Genesis 45:11

“And there will I nourish thee; for yet there are five years of famine; lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to poverty.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 45:11

And there wil I nourish thee, (for yet there are fiue yeeres of famine) lest thou and thy houshold, and all that thou hast, come to pouertie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"There I will also provide for you, for there are still five years of famine {to come,} and you and your household and all that you have would be impoverished.'"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and there will I nourish thee; for there are yet five years of famine; lest thou come to poverty, thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And there I will take care of you, so that you and your family may not be in need, for there are still five bad years to come.
- Basic English Bible

And there will I maintain thee; for yet there are five years of famine; in order that thou be not impoverished, thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast.
- Darby Bible

And there will I nourish thee, (for yet there are five years of famine,) lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, should come to poverty.
- Webster's Bible

There I will nourish you; for there are yet five years of famine; lest you come to poverty, you, and your household, and all that you have."'
- World English Bible

and I have nourished thee there -- for yet [are] five years of famine -- lest thou become poor, thou and thy household, and all that thou hast.
- Youngs Literal Bible

and there will I sustain thee; for there are yet five years of famine; lest thou come to poverty, thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 45:11

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 45:11


45:12 Your eyes see that it is my mouth - If they could recollect themselves, they might remember something of his features and speech, and be satisfied. (2.) He is very earnest that his father and all his family should come to him to Egypt. Come down unto me, tarry not - He allots his dwelling in Goshen, that part of Egypt which lay towards Canaan, that they might be mindful of the country from which they were to come out. He promiseth to provide for him, I will nourish - Our Lord Jesus being, like Joseph, exalted to the highest honours and powers of the upper world, it is his will that all that are his should be with him where he is. This is his commandment, that we be with him now in faith and hope, and a heavenly conversation; and this is his promise, that we shall be for ever with him.


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