GENESIS 47:21

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And as for the people, he removed them to cities from one end of the borders of Egypt even to the other end thereof.”

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Genesis 47:21 Translation & Meaning

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And as for the people, הָעָ֔ם A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people
he removed הֶֽעֱבִ֥יר To cross over; used very widely of any transition (literal or figurative; transitive, intransitive, intensive, causative); specifically, to cover (in copulation) removed
them to cities לֶֽעָרִ֑ים A city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post) cities
from end מִקְצֵ֥ה An extremity end
one (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
of the borders גְבוּל Properly, a cord (as twisted), i.e., (by implication) a boundary; by extension the territory inclosed borders
of Egypt מִצְרַ֖יִם Mitsrajim, i.e., Upper and Lower Egypt Egypt
even to וְעַד As far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with) even
the end קָצֵֽהוּ׃ An extremity end
other (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
thereof. קָצֵֽהוּ׃ An extremity thereof

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  • 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.

  • 21  And as for the people, he removed them to cities from one end of the borders of Egypt even to the other end thereof.

  • 22  Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them: wherefore they sold not their lands.

  • 23  Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have bought you this day and your land for Pharaoh: lo, here is seed for you, and ye shall sow the land.




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