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Genesis 47:14-17

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47:14 Joseph collected all the money that could be found in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan as payment 1  for the grain they were buying. Then Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh’s palace. 2  47:15 When the money from the lands of Egypt and Canaan was used up, all the Egyptians 3  came to Joseph and said, “Give us food! Why should we die 4  before your very eyes because our money has run out?”

47:16 Then Joseph said, “If your money is gone, bring your livestock, and I will give you food 5  in exchange for 6  your livestock.” 47:17 So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and Joseph gave them food in exchange for their horses, the livestock of their flocks and herds, and their donkeys. 7  He got them through that year by giving them food in exchange for livestock.

1 tn Or “in exchange.” On the use of the preposition here see BDB 90 s.v. בְּ.

2 tn Heb “house.”

3 tn Heb “all Egypt.” The expression is a metonymy and refers to all the people of Egypt.

4 tn The imperfect verbal form has a deliberative force here.

5 tn The word “food” has been supplied in the translation for stylistic reasons.

6 tn On the use of the preposition here see BDB 90 s.v. בְּ.

7 tn The definite article is translated here as a possessive pronoun.



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