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Genesis 41:6

    Genesis 41:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up after them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up after them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And, behold, seven ears, thin and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And after them came up seven other heads, thin and wasted by the east wind.

    Webster's Revision

    And, behold, seven ears, thin and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them.

    World English Bible

    Behold, seven heads of grain, thin and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And, behold, seven ears, thin and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 41:6

    Blasted with the east wind - It has been very properly observed that all the mischief done to corn or fruit, by blasting, smutting, mildews, locusts, etc., is attributed to the east wind. See Exodus 10:13; Exodus 14:21; Psalm 78:26; Ezekiel 17:10; Jonah 4:8. In Egypt it is peculiarly destructive, because it comes through the parched deserts of Arabia, often destroying vast numbers of men and women. The destructive nature of the simoom or smoom is mentioned by almost all travelers. Mr. Bruce speaks of it in his Travels in Egypt. On their way to Syene, Idris their guide, seeing one of these destroying blasts coming, cried out with a loud voice to the company, "Fall upon your faces, for here is the simoom! I saw," says Mr. B., "from the S. E. a haze come, in color like the purple part of the rainbow, but not so compressed or thick. It did not occupy twenty yards in breadth, and was about twelve feet high from the ground. It was a kind of blush upon the air, and it moved very rapidly, for I scarce could turn to fall upon the ground, with my head northward, when I felt the heat of its current plainly upon my face. We all lay flat upon the ground, as if dead, till Idris told us it was blown over. The meteor or purple haze which I saw was indeed passed, but the light air that still blew was of a heat to threaten suffocation. for my part, I found distinctly in my breast that I had imbibed a part of it; nor was I free from an asthmatic sensation till I had been some months in Italy, at the bathe of Poretta, near two years afterwards." - Travels, vol. vi., p. 462. On another occasion the whole company were made ill by one of these pestilential blasts, so that they had scarcely strength to load their camels - ibid., p. 484. The action of this destructive wind is referred to by the Prophet Hosea 13:15 : Though he be fruitful among his brethren, an East Wind shall come, the wind of the Lord shall come up From The Wilderness, and his spring shall Become Dry, and his fountain shall be Dried up: he shall spoil the treasure of all pleasant vessels.