Genesis 47:2

“And he took some of his brethren, even five men, and presented them unto Pharaoh.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 47:2

And hee tooke some of his brethren, euen fiue men, & presented them vnto Pharaoh.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He took five men from among his brothers and presented them to Pharaoh.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And from among his brethren he took five men, and presented them unto Pharaoh.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he took five of his brothers to Pharaoh.
- Basic English Bible

And he took from the whole number of his brethren, five men, and set them before Pharaoh.
- Darby Bible

And he took some of his brethren, even five men, and presented them to Pharaoh.
- Webster's Bible

From among his brothers he took five men, and presented them to Pharaoh.
- World English Bible

And out of his brethren he hath taken five men, and setteth them before Pharaoh;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And from among his brethren he took five men, and presented them unto Pharaoh.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 47:2

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 47:2


47:3 What is your occupation? - Pharaoh takes it for granted they had something to do. All that have a place in the world should have an employment in it according to their capacity, some occupation or other. Those that need not work for their bread, yet must have something to do to keep them from idleness.

47:4 To sojourn in the land are we cane - Not to settle there for ever; only to sojourn, while the famine prevailed so in Canaan, which lay high, that it was not habitable for shepherds, the grass being burnt up much more than in Egypt, which lay low, and where the corn chiefly failed, but there was tolerable good pasture.


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