Genesis 47:12
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King James Version
And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father's household, with bread, according to their families.

Darby Bible Translation
And Joseph maintained his father, and his brethren, and all his father's household, with bread, according to the number of the little ones.

World English Bible
Joseph nourished his father, his brothers, and all of his father's household, with bread, according to their families.

Young's Literal Translation
and Joseph nourisheth his father, and his brethren, and all the house of his father with bread, according to the mouth of the infants.

Genesis 47:12 Parallel
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King James Translators' Notes

according...: or, as a little child is nourished: Heb. according to the little ones

Geneva Study Bible

And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father's household, with bread, {d} according to their families.

(d) Some read that he fed them as little babies, because they could not provide for themselves against that famine.Genesis 47:12 Parallel Commentaries

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Seven Sanctified Thoughts and Mournful Sighs of a Sick Man Ready to Die.
Now, forasmuch as God of his infinite mercy doth so temper our pain and sickness, that we are not always oppressed with extremity, but gives us in the midst of our extremities some respite, to ease and refresh ourselves, thou must have an especial care, considering how short a time thou hast either for ever to lose or to obtain heaven, to make use of every breathing time which God affords thee; and during that little time of ease to gather strength against the fits of greater anguish. Therefore,
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

The Shortness and Misery of Life.
1 Our days, alas! our mortal days Are short and wretched too; "Evil and few," the patriarch says, [1] And well the patriarch knew. 2 'Tis but at best a narrow bound That heaven allows to men, And pains and sins run thro' the round Of threescore years and ten. 3 Well, if ye must be sad and few, Run on, my days, in haste; Moments of sin, and months of woe, Ye cannot fly too fast. 4 Let heavenly love prepare my soul, And call her to the skies, Where years of long salvation roll, And glory never dies.
Isaac Watts—Hymns and Spiritual Songs

A Cloud of Witnesses.
"By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even concerning things to come. By faith Jacob, when he was a-dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff. By faith Joseph, when his end was nigh, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.... By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they had been compassed about for seven days. By faith Rahab the harlot perished not with them that were disobedient,
Thomas Charles Edwards—The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews

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