Exodus 1:5
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
All the descendants of Jacob were seventy persons; Joseph was already in Egypt.

King James Bible
And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already.

American Standard Version
And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: and Joseph was in Egypt already.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all the souls that came out of Jacob's thigh, were seventy: but Joseph was in Egypt.

English Revised Version
And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: and Joseph was in Egypt already.

Webster's Bible Translation
And all the souls that descended from Jacob, were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already.

Exodus 1:5 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When Joseph saw his death approaching, he expressed to his brethren his firm belief in the fulfilment of the divine promise (Genesis 46:4-5, cf. Genesis 15:16, Genesis 15:18.), and made them take an oath, that if God should bring them into the promised land, they would carry his bones with them from Egypt. This last desire of his was carried out. When he died, they embalmed him, and laid him (ויּישׂם from ישׂם, like Genesis 24:33 in the chethib) "in the coffin," i.e., the ordinary coffin, constructed of sycamore-wood (see Hengstenberg, pp. 71, 72), which was then deposited in a room, according to Egyptian custom (Herod. 2, 86), and remained in Egypt for 360 years, until they carried it away with them at the time of the exodus, when it was eventually buried in Shechem, in the piece of land which had been bought by Jacob there (Genesis 33:19; Joshua 24:32).

Thus the account of the pilgrim-life of the patriarchs terminates with an act of faith on the part of the dying Joseph; and after his death, in consequence of his instructions, the coffin with his bones became a standing exhortation to Israel, to turn its eyes away from Egypt to Canaan, the land promised to its fathers, and to wait in the patience of faith for the fulfilment of the promise.

Chronological Survey of the Leading Eventsof the Patriarchal History

Arranged according to the Hebrew Text, as a continuation of the Chronological Tables at p. 77, with an additional calculation of the year before Christ.

The Events Year of Migration to Egypt Year of Entrance into Canaan Year from the Creation Year Before Christ Abram's entrance into Canaan 1 2021 2137 Birth of Ishmael 11 2032 2126 Institution of Circumcision 24 2045 2113 Birth of Isaac 25 2046 2112 Death of Sarah 62 2083 2075 Marriage of Isaac 65 2086 2072 Birth of Esau and Jacob 85 2106 2052 Death of Abraham 100 2121 2037 Marriage of Esau 125 2146 2012 Death of Ishmael 148 2169 1989 Flight of Jacob to Padan Aram 162 2183 1975 Jacob's Marriage 169 2190 1968 Birth of Joseph 176 2197 1961 Jacob's return from Padan Aram 182 2203 1951 Jacob's arrival at Shechem in Canaan ? 187 ? 2208 ? 1950 Jacob's return home to Hebron 192 2213 1945 Sale of Joseph 193 2214 1944 Death of Isaac 205 2226 1932 Promotion of Joseph in Egypt 206 2227 1931 Removal of Israel to Egypt 1 215 2236 1922 Death of Jacob 17 232 2253 1905 Death of Joseph 71 286 2307 1851 Birth of Moses 350 565 2586 1572 Exodus of Israel from Egypt 430 645 2666 1492

The calculation of the years b.c. is based upon the fact, that the termination of the 70 years' captivity coincided with the first year of the sole government of Cyrus, and fell in the year 536 b.c.; consequently the captivity commenced in the year 606 B. C.

Exodus 1:5 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

loins. Heb. thigh.

Genesis 46:26 All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives...

Judges 8:30 And Gideon had three score and ten sons of his body begotten: for he had many wives.

.

seventy.

Exodus 1:20 Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.

Genesis 46:26,27 All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives...

Deuteronomy 10:22 Your fathers went down into Egypt with three score and ten persons...

Cross References
Acts 7:14
And Joseph sent and summoned Jacob his father and all his kindred, seventy-five persons in all.

Genesis 46:26
All the persons belonging to Jacob who came into Egypt, who were his own descendants, not including Jacob's sons' wives, were sixty-six persons in all.

Genesis 46:27
And the sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt, were two. All the persons of the house of Jacob who came into Egypt were seventy.

Exodus 1:4
Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher.

Deuteronomy 10:22
Your fathers went down to Egypt seventy persons, and now the LORD your God has made you as numerous as the stars of heaven.

Jump to Previous
Already Body Descendants Descended Egypt Jacob Jacob's Joseph Loins Numbered Offspring Persons Seventy Souls Thigh
Jump to Next
Already Body Descendants Descended Egypt Jacob Jacob's Joseph Loins Numbered Offspring Persons Seventy Souls Thigh
Links
Exodus 1:5 NIV
Exodus 1:5 NLT
Exodus 1:5 ESV
Exodus 1:5 NASB
Exodus 1:5 KJV

Exodus 1:5 Bible Apps
Exodus 1:5 Biblia Paralela
Exodus 1:5 Chinese Bible
Exodus 1:5 French Bible
Exodus 1:5 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Exodus 1:4
Top of Page
Top of Page