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Genesis 47:21

    Genesis 47:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And as for the people, he made servants of them, town by town, from one end of Egypt to the other.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    As for the people, he moved them to the cities from one end of the border of Egypt even to the other end of it.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 47:21

    And as for the people, he removed them to cities - It is very likely that Joseph was influenced by no political motive in removing the people to the cities, but merely by a motive of humanity and prudence. As the corn was laid up in the cities he found it more convenient to bring them to the place where they might be conveniently fed; each being within the reach of an easy distribution. Thus then the country which could afford no sustenance was abandoned for the time being, that the people might be fed in those places where the provision was deposited.