GENESIS 47:15

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us bread: for why should we die in thy presence? for the money faileth.”

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Genesis 47:15 Translation & Meaning

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And when money הַכֶּ֗סֶף Silver (from its pale color); by implication, money money
failed וַיִּתֹּ֣ם To complete, in a good or a bad sense, literal, or figurative, transitive or intransitive failed
in the land מֵאֶ֣רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land
of Egypt, מִצְרַיִם֮ Mitsrajim, i.e., Upper and Lower Egypt Egypt
and in the land וּמֵאֶ֣רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land
of Canaan, כְּנַעַן֒ Kenaan, a son a Ham; also the country inhabited by him Canaan
all כָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the Egyptians מִצְרַ֨יִם Mitsrajim, i.e., Upper and Lower Egypt Egyptians
came וַיָּבֹאוּ֩ To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) came
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
Joseph, יוֹסֵ֤ף Joseph, the name of seven Israelites Joseph
and said, לֵאמֹר֙ To say (used with great latitude) said
Give הָֽבָה To give (whether literal or figurative); generally, to put; imperatively (reflexive) come Give
us bread: לֶ֔חֶם Food (for man or beast), especially bread, or grain (for making it) bread
for why וְלָ֥מָּה Properly, interrogative what? (including how? why? when?); but also exclamation, what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively, that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjunctive senses why
should we die נָמ֖וּת To die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill should die
in thy presence? נֶגְדֶּ֑ךָ A front, i.e., part opposite; specifically a counterpart, or mate; usually (adverbial, especially with preposition) over against or before presence
for כִּ֥י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
the money כָּֽסֶף׃ Silver (from its pale color); by implication, money money
faileth. אָפֵ֖ס To disappear, i.e., cease faileth

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  • 13  And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very sore, so that the land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the famine.

  • 14  And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which they bought: and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house.

  • 15  And when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us bread: for why should we die in thy presence? for the money faileth.

  • 16  And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if money fail.

  • 17  And they brought their cattle unto Joseph: and Joseph gave them bread in exchange for horses, and for the flocks, and for the cattle of the herds, and for the asses: and he fed them with bread for all their cattle for that year.




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