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“And the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.”

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Genesis 45:21 Translation & Meaning

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And the children בְּנֵ֣י A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) children
of Israel יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל He will rule as God; Jisraël, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity Israel
did וַיַּֽעֲשׂוּ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application did
so: כֵן֙ Properly, set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjunction) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles) so
and Joseph יוֹסֵ֛ף Joseph, the name of seven Israelites Joseph
gave וַיִּתֵּ֨ן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) gave
them wagons, עֲגָל֖וֹת Something revolving, i.e., a wheeled vehicle wagons
according to עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications according
the commandment פִּ֣י The mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literal or figurative (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to commandment
of Pharaoh, פַרְעֹ֑ה Paroh, a general title of Egyptian kings Pharaoh
and gave וַיִּתֵּ֥ן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) gave
them provision צֵדָ֖ה Food provision
for the way. לַדָּֽרֶךְ׃ A road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb way

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  • 19  Now thou art commanded, this do ye; take you wagons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and come.

  • 20  Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is yours.

  • 21  And the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.

  • 22  To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of raiment.

  • 23  And to his father he sent after this manner; ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt, and ten she asses laden with corn and bread and meat for his father by the way.


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