New Living Translation
In all, Jacob had seventy descendants in Egypt, including Joseph, who was already there.
King James Bible
And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already.
Darby Bible Translation
And all the souls that had come out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls; and Joseph was in Egypt.
World English Bible
All the souls who came out of Jacob's body were seventy souls, and Joseph was in Egypt already.
Young's Literal Translation
And all the persons coming out of the thigh of Jacob are seventy persons; as to Joseph, he was in Egypt.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:5 Seventy souls - According to the computation we had, Gen 46:27, including Joseph and his two sons. This was just the number of the nations by which the earth was peopled, Gen 10:1 - 32, for when God separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel, De 32:8.
LibraryThe Wisdom of God
The next attribute is God's wisdom, which is one of the brightest beams of the Godhead. He is wise in heart.' Job 9:9. The heart is the seat of wisdom. Cor in Hebraeo sumitur pro judicio. Pineda. Among the Hebrews, the heart is put for wisdom.' Let men of understanding tell me:' Job 34:44: in the Hebrew, Let men of heart tell me.' God is wise in heart, that is, he is most wise. God only is wise; he solely and wholly possesses all wisdom; therefore he is called, the only wise God.' I Tim 1:17. All …
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity
Appeal to the Christian Women of the South
Then Joseph sent for his father, Jacob, and all his relatives to come to Egypt, seventy-five persons in all.
The total number of Jacob's direct descendants who went with him to Egypt, not counting his sons' wives, was sixty-six.
In addition, Joseph had two sons who were born in Egypt. So altogether, there were seventy members of Jacob's family in the land of Egypt.
Dan, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
When your ancestors went down into Egypt, there were only seventy of them. But now the LORD your God has made you as numerous as the stars in the sky!
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