Genesis 47:16
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English Standard Version
And Joseph answered, “Give your livestock, and I will give you food in exchange for your livestock, if your money is gone.”

King James Bible
And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if money fail.

American Standard Version
And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if money fail.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he answered them: Bring your cattle, and for them I will give you food, if you have no money.

English Revised Version
And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if money fail.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if money hath failed.

Genesis 47:16 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

After this probably short interview, of which, however, only the leading incidents are given, Jacob left the king with a blessing.

Genesis 47:16 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Give your cattle.. This was the wisest measure that could be adopted, both for the preservation of the people and the cattle. As the people had not grain for their own sustenance, consequently they could have none for their cattle: hence they were in the most immediate danger of starving; and the people also were in equal danger; as they must have divided a portion of that bought for themselves with the cattle, which, for the sake of tillage, etc., they wished of course to preserve till the seven years' famine should end.

Daniel 6:5-7 Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God...

Proverbs 12:17 He that speaks truth shows forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.

1 Corinthians 10:32 Give none offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure...

Colossians 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.

Cross References
Genesis 47:15
And when the money was all spent in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came to Joseph and said, "Give us food. Why should we die before your eyes? For our money is gone."

Genesis 47:17
So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and Joseph gave them food in exchange for the horses, the flocks, the herds, and the donkeys. He supplied them with food in exchange for all their livestock that year.

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