GENESIS 47:16

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Genesis 47:16 Translation & Meaning

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And Joseph יוֹסֵף֙ Joseph, the name of seven Israelites Joseph
said, וַיֹּ֤אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
Give הָב֣וּ To give (whether literal or figurative); generally, to put; imperatively (reflexive) come Give
your cattle; מִקְנֵיכֶ֔ם Something bought, i.e., property, but only live stock; abstractly, acquisition cattle
and I will give וְאֶתְּנָ֥ה To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) give
you for your cattle, בְּמִקְנֵיכֶ֑ם Something bought, i.e., property, but only live stock; abstractly, acquisition cattle
if אִם Used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogative, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence, as a negative, not if
money כָּֽסֶף׃ Silver (from its pale color); by implication, money money
fail. אָפֵ֖ס To disappear, i.e., cease fail

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  • 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.

  • 18  When that year was ended, they came unto him the second year, and said unto him, We will not hide it from my lord, how that our money is spent; my lord also hath our herds of cattle; there is not ought left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands:




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