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Genesis 45:6

    Genesis 45:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For these two years has the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be ripening nor harvest.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and there are yet five years, in which there shall be neither plowing nor harvest.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For these two years have been years of need, and there are still five more years to come in which there will be no ploughing or cutting of grain.

    Webster's Revision

    For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and there are yet five years, in which there shall be neither plowing nor harvest.

    World English Bible

    For these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are yet five years, in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and there are yet five years, in the which there shall be neither plowing nor harvest.

    Definitions for Genesis 45:6

    Earing - Plowing; tilling the ground.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 45:6

    There shall neither be earing nor harvest - Earing has been supposed to mean collecting the ears of corn, which would confound it with harvest: the word, however, means ploughing or seed-time, from the Anglo-Saxon erian, probably borrowed from the Latin aro, to plough, and plainly means that there should be no seed-time, and consequently no harvest; and why? Because there should be a total want of rain in other countries, and the Nile should not rise above twelve cubits in Egypt; See Clarke on Genesis 41:31 (note). But the expressions here must be qualified a little, as we find from Genesis 47:19, that the Egyptians came to Joseph to buy seed; and it is probable that even during this famine they sowed some of the ground, particularly on the borders of the river, from which a crop, though not an abundant one, might be produced. The passage, however, in the above chapter may refer to the last year of the famine, when they came to procure seed for the ensuing year.