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Genesis 41:47

    Genesis 41:47 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now in the seven good years the earth gave fruit in masses.

    Webster's Revision

    And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls.

    World English Bible

    In the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth abundantly.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 41:47

    The earth brought forth by handfuls - This probably refers principally to rice, as it grows in tufts, a great number of stalks proceeding from the same seed. In those years the Nile probably rose sixteen cubits; See Clarke on Genesis 41:31 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 41:47

    The fulfillment of the dream here commences. "By handfuls." Not in single stalks or grains, but in handfuls compared with the former yield. It is probable that a fifth of the present unprecedented yield was sufficient for the sustenance of the inhabitants. Another fifth was rendered to the government, and the remaining three fifths were stored up or sold to the state or the foreign broker at a low price. "He left numbering because there was no number." This denotes that the store was immense, and not perhaps that modes of expressing the number failed.