Genesis 47:7
New International Version
Then Joseph brought his father Jacob in and presented him before Pharaoh. After Jacob blessed Pharaoh,

New Living Translation
Then Joseph brought in his father, Jacob, and presented him to Pharaoh. And Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

English Standard Version
Then Joseph brought in Jacob his father and stood him before Pharaoh, and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

Berean Study Bible
Then Joseph brought in his father Jacob and presented him before Pharaoh, and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

New American Standard Bible
Then Joseph brought his father Jacob and presented him to Pharaoh; and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

New King James Version
Then Joseph brought in his father Jacob and set him before Pharaoh; and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

King James Bible
And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

Christian Standard Bible
Joseph then brought his father Jacob and presented him to Pharaoh, and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

Contemporary English Version
Then Joseph brought his father Jacob and introduced him to the king. Jacob gave the king his blessing,

Good News Translation
Then Joseph brought his father Jacob and presented him to the king. Jacob gave the king his blessing,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Joseph then brought his father Jacob and presented him before Pharaoh, and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

International Standard Version
Later, Joseph brought his father Jacob to Pharaoh and introduced him. Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

NET Bible
Then Joseph brought in his father Jacob and presented him before Pharaoh. Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

New Heart English Bible
Then Joseph brought in Jacob, his father, and set him before Pharaoh, and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Joseph brought his father Jacob and had him stand in front of Pharaoh. Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh. And Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

New American Standard 1977
Then Joseph brought his father Jacob and presented him to Pharaoh; and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Joseph brought in Jacob his father and set him before Pharaoh; and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

King James 2000 Bible
And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

American King James Version
And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

American Standard Version
And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharao; and Jacob blessed Pharao.

Douay-Rheims Bible
After this Joseph brought in his to the king, and presented him before him: and he blessed him.

Darby Bible Translation
And Joseph brought Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh. And Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

English Revised Version
And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

World English Bible
Joseph brought in Jacob, his father, and set him before Pharaoh, and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

Young's Literal Translation
And Joseph bringeth in Jacob his father, and causeth him to stand before Pharaoh; and Jacob blesseth Pharaoh.
Study Bible
Jacob Settles in Goshen
6the land of Egypt is before you; settle your father and brothers in the best part of the land. They may dwell in the land of Goshen. And if you know of any talented men among them, put them in charge of my own livestock.” 7Then Joseph brought in his father Jacob and presented him before Pharaoh, and Jacob blessed Pharaoh. 8“How many years have you lived?” Pharaoh asked.…
Cross References
Genesis 47:8
"How many years have you lived?" Pharaoh asked.

Genesis 47:10
Then Jacob blessed Pharaoh and departed from his presence.

Joshua 22:6
So Joshua blessed them and sent them on their way, and they went to their homes.

2 Samuel 14:22
Joab fell facedown in homage and blessed the king. "Today," said Joab, "your servant knows that he has found favor with you, my lord the king, because the king has granted his request."

1 Kings 8:66
On the fifteenth day Solomon sent the people away. So they blessed the king and went home, joyful and glad in heart for all the good things that the LORD had done for His servant David and for His people Israel.

Treasury of Scripture

And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

And Jacob.

Genesis 47:10
And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.

Exodus 12:32
Also take your flocks and your herds, as ye have said, and be gone; and bless me also.

Numbers 6:23,24
Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them, …







Lexicon
Then Joseph
יוֹסֵף֙ (yō·w·sêp̄)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3130: Joseph -- 'he increases', a son of Jacob, also the name of several Israelites

brought in
וַיָּבֵ֤א (way·yā·ḇê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

his father
אָבִ֔יו (’ā·ḇîw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

Jacob
יַֽעֲקֹ֣ב (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

and presented
וַיַּֽעֲמִדֵ֖הוּ (way·ya·‘ă·mi·ḏê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

him before
לִפְנֵ֣י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

Pharaoh,
פַרְעֹ֑ה (p̄ar·‘ōh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6547: Pharaoh -- a title of Egypt kings

and Jacob
יַעֲקֹ֖ב (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

blessed
וַיְבָ֥רֶךְ (way·ḇā·reḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

Pharaoh.
פַּרְעֹֽה׃ (par·‘ōh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6547: Pharaoh -- a title of Egypt kings
(7) Jacob blessed Pharaoh.--The presentation of Jacob to Pharaoh seems to have been a much more solemn matter than that of Joseph's brethren. Pharaoh looks upon them with interest as the brothers of his vizier, grants their request for leave to dwell in Goshen, and even empowers Joseph to make the ablest of them chief herdsmen over the royal cattle. But Jacob had attained to an age which gave him great dignity: for to an Egyptian 120 was the utmost limit of longevity. Jacob was now 130, and Pharaoh treats him with the greatest honour, and twice accepts his blessing. More must be meant by this than the usual salutation, in which each one presented to the king prayed for the prolongation of his life. Pharaoh probably bowed before Jacob as a saintly personage, and received a formal benediction.

Verse 7. - And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh. It has been thought that Jacob's presentation to the Egyptian king was deferred till after the monarch's interview with his sons because of the public and political character of that interview, relating as it did to the occupation of the land, while Jacob's introduction to the sovereign was of a purely personal and private description. And Jacob - in reply probably to a request from Pharaoh (Tayler Lewis), but more likely sua sponte - blessed Pharaoh. Not simply extended to him the customary salutation accorded to kings (Rosenmüller, Kalisch, Alford, and others), like the "May the king live for ever!" of later times (2 Samuel 16:16; 1 Kings 1:25; Daniel 2:4; Daniel 3:9, etc.), but, conscious of his dignity as a prophet of Jehovah, pronounced on him a heavenly benediction (Murphy, 'Speaker's Commentary,' and others) - hoe verbo non vulgaris et profana salutatio notatur, sed pia sanctaque servi Dei precatio (Calvin). 47:7-12 With the gravity of old age, the piety of a true believer, and the authority of a patriarch and a prophet, Jacob besought the Lord to bestow a blessing upon Pharaoh. He acted as a man not ashamed of his religion; and who would express gratitude to the benefactor of himself and his family. We have here a very uncommon answer given to a very common question. Jacob calls his life a pilgrimage; the sojourning of a stranger in a foreign country, or his journey home to his own country. He was not at home upon earth; his habitation, his inheritance, his treasures were in heaven. He reckons his life by days; even by days life is soon reckoned, and we are not sure of the continuance of it for a day. Let us therefore number our days. His days were few. Though he had now lived one hundred and thirty years, they seemed but a few days, in comparison with the days of eternity, and the eternal state. They were evil; this is true concerning man. He is of few days and full of trouble; since his days are evil, it is well they are few. Jacob's life had been made up of evil days. Old age came sooner upon him than it had done upon some of his fathers. As the young man should not be proud of his strength or beauty, so the old man should not be proud of his age, and his hoary hairs, though others justly reverence them; for those who are accounted very old, attain not to the years of the patriarchs. The hoary head is only a crown of glory, when found in the way of righteousness. Such an answer could not fail to impress the heart of Pharaoh, by reminding him that worldly prosperity and happiness could not last long, and was not enough to satisfy. After a life of vanity and vexation, man goes down into the grave, equally from the throne as the cottage. Nothing can make us happy, but the prospect of an everlasting home in heaven, after our short and weary pilgrimage on earth.
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