New International Version
The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven good heads. I told this to the magicians, but none of them could explain it to me."
King James Bible
And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears: and I told this unto the magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me.
Darby Bible Translation
and the thin ears devoured the seven good ears. And I told it to the scribes; but there was none to make it known to me.
World English Bible
The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven good heads of grain. I told it to the magicians, but there was no one who could explain it to me."
Young's Literal Translation
and the thin ears swallow the seven good ears; and I tell unto the scribes, and there is none declaring to me.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And when they had eaten them up, etc. - Nothing can more powerfully mark the excess and severity of the famine than creatures of the beeve or of the hippopotamus kind eating each other, and yet without any effect; remaining as lean and as wretched as they were before. A sense of want increases the appetite, and stimulates the digestive powers to unusual action; hence the concoction of the food becomes very rapid, and it is hurried through the intestines before its nutritive particles can be sufficiently absorbed; and thus, though much is eaten, very little nourishment is derived from it. And when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that they had eaten them; but they were still ill favored, as at the beginning. A most nervous and physically correct description.
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LibraryThe Covenant of Works
Q-12: I proceed to the next question, WHAT SPECIAL ACT OF PROVIDENCE DID GOD EXERCISE TOWARDS MAN IN THE ESTATE WHEREIN HE WAS CREATED? A: When God had created man, he entered into a covenant of life with him upon condition of perfect obedience, forbidding him to eat of the tree of knowledge upon pain of death. For this, consult with Gen 2:16, 17: And the Lord commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt …
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity
The First Chaldaean Empire and the Hyksos in Egypt
After them, seven other heads sprouted--withered and thin and scorched by the east wind.
When someone tells you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living?
When the magicians, enchanters, astrologers and diviners came, I told them the dream, but they could not interpret it for me.
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