Genesis 47:7
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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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Clarke'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).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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 you have said, and be gone; and bless me also.

Numbers 6:23,24 Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, On this wise you shall bless the children of Israel, saying to them...

Joshua 14:13 And Joshua blessed him, and gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh Hebron for an inheritance.

1 Samuel 2:20 And Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and said, The LORD give you seed of this woman for the loan which is lent to the LORD...

2 Samuel 8:10 Then Toi sent Joram his son to king David, to salute him, and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer, and smitten him...

2 Samuel 19:39 And all the people went over Jordan. And when the king was come over, the king kissed Barzillai, and blessed him...

1 Kings 1:47 And moreover the king's servants came to bless our lord king David, saying, God make the name of Solomon better than your name...

2 Kings 4:29 Then he said to Gehazi, Gird up your loins, and take my staff in your hand, and go your way: if you meet any man, salute him not...

Matthew 26:26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take...

Luke 22:19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and broke it, and gave to them, saying, This is my body which is given for you...

1 Peter 2:17 Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.

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Two 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.
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

Cross References
Genesis 47:8
Pharaoh asked him, "How old are you?"

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

Joshua 22:6
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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