GENESIS 47:22

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Genesis 47:22 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Only רַ֛ק Properly, leanness, i.e., (figuratively) limitation; only adverbial, merely, or conjunctional, although Only
the land אַדְמַ֥ת Soil (from its general redness) land
of the priests הַכֹּֽהֲנִ֖ים Literally one officiating, a priest; also (by courtesy) an acting priest (although a layman) priests
bought he קָנָ֑ה To erect, i.e., create; by extension, to procure, especially by purchase (causatively, sell); by implication to own bought
not; לֹ֣א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
for כִּי֩ (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
the priests לַכֹּהֲנִ֜ים Literally one officiating, a priest; also (by courtesy) an acting priest (although a layman) priests
had a portion חֹ֨ק An enactment; hence, an appointment (of time, space, quantity, labor or usage) portion
assigned them (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
of מֵאֵ֣ת Properly, self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely) of
Pharaoh, פַּרְעֹ֗ה Paroh, a general title of Egyptian kings Pharaoh
and did eat וְאָֽכְל֤וּ To eat (literally or figuratively) did eat
their portion חֻקָּם֙ An enactment; hence, an appointment (of time, space, quantity, labor or usage) portion
which אֲשֶׁ֨ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
Pharaoh פַּרְעֹ֔ה Paroh, a general title of Egyptian kings Pharaoh
gave נָתַ֤ן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) gave
them: wherefore כֵּ֕ן 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) wherefore
they sold מָֽכְר֖וּ To sell, literally (as merchandise, a daughter in marriage, into slavery), or figuratively (to surrender) sold
not לֹ֥א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
their lands. אַדְמָתָֽם׃ Soil (from its general redness) lands

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  • 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.

  • 24  And it shall come to pass in the increase, that ye shall give the fifth part unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for your food, and for them of your households, and for food for your little ones.




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