GENESIS 47:18

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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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Genesis 47:18 Translation & Meaning

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When that הַהִוא֒ He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are When that
year הַשָּׁנָ֣ה A year (as a revolution of time) year
was ended, וַתִּתֹּם֮ To complete, in a good or a bad sense, literal, or figurative, transitive or intransitive ended
they came וַיָּבֹ֨אוּ To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) came
unto אֵלָ֜יו Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
him the second הַשֵּׁנִ֗ית Properly, double, i.e., second; also adverbially, again second
year, בַּשָּׁנָ֣ה A year (as a revolution of time) year
and said וַיֹּ֤אמְרוּ To say (used with great latitude) said
unto him, We will not לֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
hide נְכַחֵ֣ד To secrete, by act or word; hence (intensively) to destroy hide
it (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
from my lord, מֵֽאֲדֹנִ֔י Sovereign, i.e., controller (human or divine) lord
how that אִם Used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogative, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence, as a negative, not how
our money הַכֶּ֔סֶף Silver (from its pale color); by implication, money money
is spent; תַּ֣ם To complete, in a good or a bad sense, literal, or figurative, transitive or intransitive spent
my lord אֲדֹנִ֑י Sovereign, i.e., controller (human or divine) lord
also hath אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to also
our herds וּמִקְנֵ֥ה Something bought, i.e., property, but only live stock; abstractly, acquisition herds
of cattle; הַבְּהֵמָ֖ה Properly, a dumb beast; especially any large quadruped or animal (often collective) cattle
there is not לֹ֤א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
ought left נִשְׁאַר֙ Properly, to swell up, i.e., be (causatively, make) redundant ought left
in the sight לִפְנֵ֣י The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) sight
of my lord, אֲדֹנִ֔י Sovereign, i.e., controller (human or divine) lord
but אִם Used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogative, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence, as a negative, not but
our bodies, גְּוִיָּתֵ֖נוּ A body, whether alive or dead bodies
and our lands: וְאַדְמָתֵֽנוּ׃ Soil (from its general redness) lands

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  • 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:

  • 19  Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we and our land? buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, that the land be not desolate.

  • 20  And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine prevailed over them: so the land became Pharaoh's.




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