Genesis 47:8

“And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old art thou?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Pharaoh said vnto Iacob, How old art thou?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Pharaoh said to Jacob, "How many years have you lived?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How many are the days of the years of thy life?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Pharaoh said to him, How old are you?
- Basic English Bible

And Pharaoh said to Jacob, How many are the days of the years of thy life?
- Darby Bible

And Pharaoh said to Jacob, How old art thou?
- Webster's Bible

Pharaoh said to Jacob, "How many are the days of the years of your life?"
- World English Bible

And Pharaoh saith unto Jacob, `How many [are] the days of the years of thy life?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Pharaoh said unto Jacob: 'How many are the days of the years of thy life?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 47:8


47:8 How old art thou? - A question usually put to old men, for it is natural to us to admire old age, and to reverence it. Jacob's countenance no doubt shewed him to be old, for be had been a man of labour and sorrow. In Egypt people were not so long - lived as in Canaan, and therefore Pharaoh looks upon Jacob with wonder.


Discussion for Genesis 47:8

  • ABUTU JOSHUA for verse 8
    IS IT THE NORMAL CUSTOM OF THE EGYPTIAN TO ASK THEIR FIRST TIME VISITOR THEIR AGE? AN OLD MAN FOR THAT MATTER.

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