Genesis 41:53
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New International Version
The seven years of abundance in Egypt came to an end,

New Living Translation
At last the seven years of bumper crops throughout the land of Egypt came to an end.

English Standard Version
The seven years of plenty that occurred in the land of Egypt came to an end,

New American Standard Bible
When the seven years of plenty which had been in the land of Egypt came to an end,

King James Bible
And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the seven years of abundance in the land of Egypt came to an end,

International Standard Version
As soon as the seven years of abundance throughout the land of Egypt ended,

NET Bible
The seven years of abundance in the land of Egypt came to an end.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The seven years when there was plenty of food in Egypt came to an end.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the seven years of the abundance that was in the land of Egypt were ended.

King James 2000 Bible
And the seven years of plenty, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended.

American King James Version
And the seven years of plenty, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended.

American Standard Version
And the seven years of plenty, that was in the land of Egypt, came to an end.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now when the seven years of the plenty that had been in Egypt were past:

Darby Bible Translation
And the seven years of plenty that were in the land of Egypt were ended;

English Revised Version
And the seven years of plenty, that was in the land of Egypt, came to an end.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the seven years of plenteousness that was in the land of Egypt, were ended.

World English Bible
The seven years of plenty, that were in the land of Egypt, came to an end.

Young's Literal Translation
And the seven years of plenty are completed which have been in the land of Egypt,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

41:46-57 In the names of his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim, Joseph owned the Divine providence. 1. He was made to forget his misery. 2. He was made fruitful in the land of his affliction. The seven plenteous years came, and were ended. We ought to look forward to the end of the days, both of our prosperity and of our opportunity. We must not be secure in prosperity, nor slothful in making good use of opportunity. Years of plenty will end; what thy hand finds to do, do it; and gather in gathering time. The dearth came, and the famine was not only in Egypt, but in other lands. Joseph was diligent in laying up, while the plenty lasted. He was prudent and careful in giving out, when the famine came. Joseph was engaged in useful and important labours. Yet it was in the midst of this his activity that his father Jacob said, Joseph is not! What a large portion of our troubles would be done away if we knew the whole truth! Let these events lead us to Jesus. There is a famine of the bread of life throughout the whole earth. Go to Jesus, and what he bids you, do. Attend to His voice, apply to him; he will open his treasures, and satisfy with goodness the hungry soul of every age and nation, without money and without price. But those who slight this provision must starve, and his enemies will be destroyed.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 53, 54. - And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended. And the seven years of dearth began to come, - the most complete parallel to Joseph's famine was that which occurred in A.D. -1071, in the reign of Fatimee Khaleefeh, El-Mustansir-bilh, when the people ate corpses and animals that died of themselves; when a dog was sold for five, a cat for three, and a bushel of wheat for twenty, deenars (vide Smith's 'Bib. Dict.,' art. Famine) - according as Joseph had said (thus confirming Joseph's character as a prophet): and the dearth was in all lands; - i.e. in all the adjoining countries, and notably in Palestine (vide Genesis 42:1, 2) - but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And the seven years of plenteousness that was in the land of Egypt were ended. Perhaps quickly after the birth of Ephraim, Joseph's second son; since the account follows upon that, and it is certain that he was born before the years of famine began, Genesis 41:50; some connect the words, "moreover when" the seven years of plenty were ended, then began, as follows, seven years of famine; these events were fulfilled just as Joseph had predicted.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

53-56. The seven years of plenteousness … ended—Over and above the proportion purchased for the government during the years of plenty, the people could still have husbanded much for future use. But improvident as men commonly are in the time of prosperity, they found themselves in want, and would have starved by thousands had not Joseph anticipated and provided for the protracted calamity.

Genesis 41:53 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Famine Begins
53When the seven years of plenty which had been in the land of Egypt came to an end, 54and the seven years of famine began to come, just as Joseph had said, then there was famine in all the lands, but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.…
Cross References
Genesis 41:52
The second son he named Ephraim and said, "It is because God has made me fruitful in the land of my suffering."

Genesis 41:54
and the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had said. There was famine in all the other lands, but in the whole land of Egypt there was food.

Genesis 45:6
For two years now there has been famine in the land, and for the next five years there will be no plowing and reaping.
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