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Genesis 47:15

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47:15 When the money from the lands of Egypt and Canaan was used up, all the Egyptians 1  came to Joseph and said, “Give us food! Why should we die 2  before your very eyes because our money has run out?”

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

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



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