Genesis 47:12
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New International Version
Joseph also provided his father and his brothers and all his father's household with food, according to the number of their children.

New Living Translation
And Joseph provided food for his father and his brothers in amounts appropriate to the number of their dependents, including the smallest children.

English Standard Version
And Joseph provided his father, his brothers, and all his father’s household with food, according to the number of their dependents.

New American Standard Bible
Joseph provided his father and his brothers and all his father's household with food, according to their little ones.

King James Bible
And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father's household, with bread, according to their families.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And Joseph provided his father, his brothers, and all his father's household with food for their dependents.

International Standard Version
Joseph provided food for his father, his brothers, and all of his father's household, proportionate to the number of young children.

NET Bible
Joseph also provided food for his father, his brothers, and all his father's household, according to the number of their little children.

New Heart English Bible
Joseph nourished his father, his brothers, and all of his father's household, with bread, according to their families.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Joseph also provided his father, his brothers, and all his father's family with food based on the number of children they had.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Joseph sustained his father, and his brethren, and all his father's household, with bread, according to the want of their little ones.

New American Standard 1977
And Joseph provided his father and his brothers and all his father’s household with food, according to their little ones.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Joseph nourished his father and his brethren, and all his father's household with bread, according to their families.

King James 2000 Bible
And Joseph nourished his father, and his brothers, and all his father's household, with food, according to their families.

American King James Version
And Joseph nourished his father, and his brothers, and all his father's household, with bread, according to their families.

American Standard Version
And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father's household, with bread, according to their families.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he nourished them, and all his father's house, allowing food to every one.

Darby Bible Translation
And Joseph maintained his father, and his brethren, and all his father's household, with bread, according to the number of the little ones.

English Revised Version
And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father's household, with bread, according to their families.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father's household, with bread according to their families.

World English Bible
Joseph nourished his father, his brothers, and all of his father's household, with bread, according to their families.

Young's Literal Translation
and Joseph nourisheth his father, and his brethren, and all the house of his father with bread, according to the mouth of the infants.
Study Bible
Jacob Settles in Goshen
11So Joseph settled his father and his brothers and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had ordered. 12Joseph provided his father and his brothers and all his father's household with food, according to their little ones. 13Now there was no food in all the land, because the famine was very severe, so that the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan languished because of the famine.…
Cross References
Genesis 45:11
"There I will also provide for you, for there are still five years of famine to come, and you and your household and all that you have would be impoverished."'

Genesis 50:21
"So therefore, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones." So he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.
Treasury of Scripture

And Joseph nourished his father, and his brothers, and all his father's household, with bread, according to their families.

nourished.

Ruth 4:15 And he shall be to you a restorer of your life, and a nourisher of …

his father.

Exodus 20:12 Honor your father and your mother: that your days may be long on …

Matthew 15:4-6 For God commanded, saying, Honor your father and mother: and, He …

Mark 7:10-13 For Moses said, Honor your father and your mother; and, Whoever curses …

1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profits little: but godliness is profitable to …

1 Timothy 5:4,8 But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to …

according to their families. or, as a little child is nourished. Heb. according to the little ones.

Genesis 47:1,21,24 Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and my brothers, …

1 Thessalonians 2:7 But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherishes her children:

(12) According to their families.--Heb., according to the "taf" This, as we have seen above, means "according to the clan or body of dependants possessed by each one." Dan, with his one child, would have been starved to death if the allowance for himself and his household had depended upon the number of his "little ones," which is the usual translation of this word in the Authorised Version. (See margin.)

Verse 12. - And Joseph nourished - ἐσιτομέτρει (LXX.), i.e. gave them their measure of corn - his father, and his brethren, and all his father's household, with bread, according to their families - literally, to, or according to, the mouth of the little ones, meaning either in proportion to the size of their families (LXX., Keil, Kalisch, Murphy), or with all the tenderness with which a parent provides for his offspring (Murphy), or the whole body of them, from the greatest even to the least (Calvin), or completely, down even to the food for their children ('Speaker's Commentary'). And. Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and his father's household, with bread,.... For though there might be in Rameses pasture sufficient for their cattle, yet not corn for their families, the famine still continuing; during which time Joseph, as a dutiful and affectionate son, and as a kind brother, supplied them with all necessary provision, signified by bread:

according to their families; according to the number of them, some of his brethren having more and others less in their families; and in proportion to their number he distributed food unto them, so that there was no want: or "according to the mouth of an infant" (a); he nourished them like infants, he put as it were the bread into their mouths, and fed them with as much care and tenderness as infants are fed; and they had no more care to provide food for themselves than children have, such a full and constant supply was handed forth to them: in this Joseph was an eminent type of Christ, who supplies the wants of his people.

(a) "ad os parvuli", Montanus, Schmidt. 47:7-12 With the gravity of old age, the piety of a true believer, and the authority of a patriarch and a prophet, Jacob besought the Lord to bestow a blessing upon Pharaoh. He acted as a man not ashamed of his religion; and who would express gratitude to the benefactor of himself and his family. We have here a very uncommon answer given to a very common question. Jacob calls his life a pilgrimage; the sojourning of a stranger in a foreign country, or his journey home to his own country. He was not at home upon earth; his habitation, his inheritance, his treasures were in heaven. He reckons his life by days; even by days life is soon reckoned, and we are not sure of the continuance of it for a day. Let us therefore number our days. His days were few. Though he had now lived one hundred and thirty years, they seemed but a few days, in comparison with the days of eternity, and the eternal state. They were evil; this is true concerning man. He is of few days and full of trouble; since his days are evil, it is well they are few. Jacob's life had been made up of evil days. Old age came sooner upon him than it had done upon some of his fathers. As the young man should not be proud of his strength or beauty, so the old man should not be proud of his age, and his hoary hairs, though others justly reverence them; for those who are accounted very old, attain not to the years of the patriarchs. The hoary head is only a crown of glory, when found in the way of righteousness. Such an answer could not fail to impress the heart of Pharaoh, by reminding him that worldly prosperity and happiness could not last long, and was not enough to satisfy. After a life of vanity and vexation, man goes down into the grave, equally from the throne as the cottage. Nothing can make us happy, but the prospect of an everlasting home in heaven, after our short and weary pilgrimage on earth.
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