GENESIS 41:27

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And the seven thin and ill favoured kine that came up after them are seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of famine.”

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Genesis 41:27 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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And the seven וְשֶׁ֣בַע Seven (as the sacred full one); also (adverbially) seven times; by implication, a week; by extension, an indefinite number seven
thin הָֽרַקּ֨וֹת Emaciated (as if flattened out) thin
and ill favoured וְהָֽרָעֹ֜ת Bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral) ill favoured
kine הַ֠פָּרוֹת A heifer kine
that came up הָֽעֹלֹ֣ת To ascend, intransitively (be high) or actively (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literal and figurative came up
after them אַֽחֲרֵיהֶ֗ן Properly, the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses) after them
are (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
seven שֶׁ֤בַע Seven (as the sacred full one); also (adverbially) seven times; by implication, a week; by extension, an indefinite number seven
years; שָׁנִים֙ A year (as a revolution of time) years
and the seven וְשֶׁ֤בַע Seven (as the sacred full one); also (adverbially) seven times; by implication, a week; by extension, an indefinite number seven
empty הָֽרֵק֔וֹת Empty; figuratively, worthless empty
ears הַֽשִׁבֳּלִים֙ A stream (as flowing); also an ear of grain (as growing out); by analogy, a branch ears
blasted שְׁדֻפ֖וֹת To scorch blasted
with the east wind הַקָּדִ֑ים The fore or front part; hence (by orientation) the East (often adverbially, eastward, for brevity the east wind) east wind
shall be יִֽהְי֕וּ To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) shall be
seven שֶׁ֖בַע Seven (as the sacred full one); also (adverbially) seven times; by implication, a week; by extension, an indefinite number seven
years שְׁנֵ֥י A year (as a revolution of time) years
of famine. רָעָֽב׃ Hunger (more or less extensive) famine

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  • 25  And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do.

  • 26  The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one.

  • 27  And the seven thin and ill favoured kine that came up after them are seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of famine.

  • 28  This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: What God is about to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh.

  • 29  Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt:




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