New International Version
Joseph also provided his father and his brothers and all his father's household with food, according to the number of their children.
King James Bible
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The days of the years of my pilgrimage - מגורי megurai, of my sojourning or wandering. Jacob had always lived a migratory or wandering life, in different parts of Canaan, Mesopotamia, and Egypt, scarcely ever at rest; and in the places where he lived longest, always exposed to the fatigues of the field and the desert. Our word pilgrim comes from the French pelerin and pelegrin, which are corrupted from the Latin peregrinus, an alien, stranger, or foreigner, from the adverb peregre, abroad, not at home. The pilgrim was a person who took a journey, long or short, on some religious account, submitting during the time to many hardships and privations. A more appropriate term could not be conceived to express the life of Jacob, and the motive which induced him to live such a life. His journey to Padan-aram or Mesopotamia excepted, the principal part of his journeys were properly pilgrimages, undertaken in the course of God's providence on a religious account.
Have not attained unto the - life of my fathers - Jacob lived in the whole one hundred and forty-seven years; Isaac his father lived one hundred and eighty; and Abraham his grandfather, one hundred and seventy-five. These were days of years in comparison of the lives of the preceding patriarchs, some of whom lived nearly ten centuries!
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
according to their families. or, as a little child is nourished. Heb. according to the little ones.
LibraryTwo Retrospects of one Life
'And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, Few and evil have the days of the years of my life been.'--GENESIS xlvii. 9. 'The God which fed me all my life long unto this day; the Angel which redeemed me from all evil.' --GENESIS xlviii. 15,16. These are two strangely different estimates of the same life to be taken by the same man. In the latter Jacob categorically contradicts everything that he had said in the former. 'Few and evil,' he said before Pharaoh. 'All my life long,' 'the Angel which redeemed me from …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Shortness and Misery of Life.
I will provide for you there, because five years of famine are still to come. Otherwise you and your household and all who belong to you will become destitute.'
So then, don't be afraid. I will provide for you and your children." And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them.
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