New International Version
Then Joseph brought his father Jacob in and presented him before Pharaoh. After Jacob blessed Pharaoh,
King James Bible
And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
Darby Bible Translation
And Joseph brought 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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Jacob blessed Pharaoh - Saluted him on his entrance with Peace be unto thee, or some such expression of respect and good will. For the meaning of the term to bless, as applied to God and man, See Clarke on Genesis 2:3 (note).
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'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.
Pharaoh asked him, "How old are you?"
Then Jacob blessed Pharaoh and went out from his presence.
Then Joshua blessed them and sent them away, and they went to their homes.
2 Samuel 14:22
Joab fell with his face to the ground to pay him honor, and he blessed the king. Joab said, "Today your servant knows that he has found favor in your eyes, my lord the king, because the king has granted his servant's request."
1 Kings 8:66
On the following day he sent the people away. They blessed the king and then went home, joyful and glad in heart for all the good things the LORD had done for his servant David and his people Israel.
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