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Genesis 41:48-49

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41:48 Joseph 1  collected all the excess food 2  in the land of Egypt during the seven years and stored it in the cities. 3  In every city he put the food gathered from the fields around it. 41:49 Joseph stored up a vast amount of grain, like the sand of the sea, 4  until he stopped measuring it because it was impossible to measure.

Genesis 41:56

Context

41:56 While the famine was over all the earth, 5  Joseph opened the storehouses 6  and sold grain to the Egyptians. The famine was severe throughout the land of Egypt.

1 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Joseph) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

2 tn Heb “all the food.”

3 tn Heb “of the seven years which were in the land of Egypt and placed food in the cities.”

4 tn Heb “and Joseph gathered grain like the sand of the sea, multiplying much.” To emphasize the vast amount of grain he stored up, the Hebrew text modifies the verb “gathered” with an infinitive absolute and an adverb.

5 tn Or “over the entire land”; Heb “over all the face of the earth.” The disjunctive clause is circumstantial-temporal to the next clause.

6 tc The MT reads “he opened all that was in [or “among”] them.” The translation follows the reading of the LXX and Syriac versions.



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