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

New Living Translation
This famine that has ravaged the land for two years will last five more years, and there will be neither plowing nor harvesting.

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

New American Standard Bible
"For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there will be five more years without plowing or harvesting.

International Standard Version
That's because this famine has been going on for two years now in this region, and there are still five years left, during which there won't be any plowing or harvesting.

NET Bible
For these past two years there has been famine in the land and for five more years there will be neither plowing nor harvesting.

New Heart 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.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The famine has been in the land for two years. There will be five more years without plowing or harvesting.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

New American Standard 1977
“For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For these two years the famine has been in the land, and yet there are five years in which there shall neither be plowing nor harvest.

King James 2000 Bible
For these two years has the famine been in the land: and there are yet five years, in the which there shall neither be plowing nor harvest.

American King James Version
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
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For it is two years since the famine began to be upon the land, and five years more remain, wherein there can be neither ploughing nor reaping.

Darby Bible Translation
For the famine has been these two years in the land; and yet there are five years in which there will be neither ploughing nor harvest.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in which there shall neither be tillage 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.

Young's Literal Translation
Because these two years the famine is in the heart of the land, and yet are five years, in which there is neither ploughing nor harvest;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
45:1-15 Joseph let Judah go on, and heard all he had to say. He found his brethren humbled for their sins, mindful of himself, for Judah had mentioned him twice in his speech, respectful to their father, and very tender of their brother Benjamin. Now they were ripe for the comfort he designed, by making himself known. Joseph ordered all his attendants to withdraw. Thus Christ makes himself and his loving-kindness known to his people, out of the sight and hearing of the world. Joseph shed tears of tenderness and strong affection, and with these threw off that austerity with which he had hitherto behaved toward his brethren. This represents the Divine compassion toward returning penitents. I am Joseph, your brother. This would humble them yet more for their sin in selling him, but would encourage them to hope for kind treatment. Thus, when Christ would convince Paul, he said, I am Jesus; and when he would comfort his disciples, he said, It is I, be not afraid. When Christ manifests himself to his people, he encourages them to draw near to him with a true heart. Joseph does so, and shows them, that whatever they thought to do against him, God had brought good out of it. Sinners must grieve and be angry with themselves for their sins, though God brings good out of it, for that is no thanks to them. The agreement between all this, and the case of a sinner, on Christ's manifesting himself to his soul, is very striking. He does not, on this account, think sin a less, but a greater evil; and yet he is so armed against despair, as even to rejoice in what God hath wrought, while he trembles in thinking of the dangers and destruction from which he has escaped. Joseph promises to take care of his father and all the family. It is the duty of children, if the necessity of their parents at any time require it, to support and supply them to the utmost of their ability; this is showing piety at home, 1Ti 5:4. After Joseph had embraced Benjamin, he caressed them all, and then his brethren talked with him freely of all the affairs of their father's house. After the tokens of true reconciliation with the Lord Jesus, sweet communion with him follows.
Study Bible
Joseph Reveals his Identity
5"Now do not be grieved or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life. 6"For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting. 7"God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to keep you alive by a great deliverance.…
Cross References
Genesis 37:2
These are the records of the generations of Jacob. Joseph, when seventeen years of age, was pasturing the flock with his brothers while he was still a youth, along with the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives. And Joseph brought back a bad report about them to their father.

Genesis 41:46
Now Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh, king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh and went through all the land of Egypt.

Genesis 41:53
When the seven years of plenty which had been in the land of Egypt came to an end,
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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.

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