Genesis 47:27
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New International Version
Now the Israelites settled in Egypt in the region of Goshen. They acquired property there and were fruitful and increased greatly in number.

New Living Translation
Meanwhile, the people of Israel settled in the region of Goshen in Egypt. There they acquired property, and they were fruitful, and their population grew rapidly.

English Standard Version
Thus Israel settled in the land of Egypt, in the land of Goshen. And they gained possessions in it, and were fruitful and multiplied greatly.

New American Standard Bible
Now Israel lived in the land of Egypt, in Goshen, and they acquired property in it and were fruitful and became very numerous.

King James Bible
And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Israel settled in the land of Egypt, in the region of Goshen. They acquired property in it and became fruitful and very numerous.

International Standard Version
Israel remained in Egypt's Goshen territory, acquired land there, became prosperous, and his descendants grew very numerous.

NET Bible
Israel settled in the land of Egypt, in the land of Goshen, and they owned land there. They were fruitful and increased rapidly in number.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So the Israelites settled in Egypt in the region of Goshen. They acquired property there and had many children.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the land of Goshen; and they had possessions therein and grew and multiplied exceedingly.

King James 2000 Bible
And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.

American King James Version
And Israel dwelled in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.

American Standard Version
And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the land of Goshen; and they gat them possessions therein, and were fruitful, and multiplied exceedingly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So Israel dwelt in Egypt, that is, in the land of Gessen, and possessed it: and grew, and was multiplied exceedingly.

Darby Bible Translation
And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the land of Goshen; and they had possessions in it, and were fruitful and multiplied exceedingly.

English Revised Version
And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the land of Goshen; and they gat them possessions therein, and were fruitful, and multiplied exceedingly.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions in it and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.

World English Bible
Israel lived in the land of Egypt, in the land of Goshen; and they got themselves possessions therein, and were fruitful, and multiplied exceedingly.

Young's Literal Translation
And Israel dwelleth in the land of Egypt, in the land of Goshen, and they have possession in it, and are fruitful, and multiply exceedingly;
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

47:27-31 At last the time drew nigh that Israel must die. Israel, a prince with God, had power over the Angel, and prevailed, yet must die. Joseph supplied him with bread, that he might not die by famine, but that did not secure him from dying by age or sickness. He died by degrees; his candle gradually burnt down to the socket, so that he saw the time drawing nigh. It is an advantage to see the approach of death, before we feel it, that we may be quickened to do, with all our might, what our hands find to do. However, death is not far from any of us. Jacob's care, as he saw the day approach, was about his burial; not the pomp of it, but he would be buried in Canaan, because it was the land of promise. It was a type of heaven, that better country, which he declared plainly he expected, Heb 11:14. Nothing will better help to make a death-bed easy, than the certain prospect of rest in the heavenly Canaan after death. When this was done, Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head, worshipping God, as it is explained, see Heb 11:21, giving God thanks for all his favours; in feebleness thus supporting himself, expressing his willingness to leave the world. Even those who lived on Joseph's provision, and Jacob who was so dear to him, must die. But Christ Jesus gives us the true bread, that we may eat and live for ever. To Him let us come and yield ourselves, and when we draw near to death, he who supported us through life, will meet us and assure us of everlasting salvation.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 27. - And Israel (i.e. the people) dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein (i.e. acquired holdings in it), and grew (or became fruitful), and multiplied exceedingly - or became very numerous. This was the commencement of the promise (Genesis 46:3).

CHAPTER 47:28-31

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen,.... The historian returns to the account of the Israelites, having before observed the placing of them in Goshen by Joseph, at the direction of Pharaoh, in compliance with their own request; and here they continued until they were grown more numerous, when they were obliged to spread themselves further in this same country:

and they had possessions therein; fields and vineyards, as the Targum of Jonathan; all the land was Pharaoh's, and they rented of him as his people did, it may be supposed:

and grew, and multiplied exceedingly; even in Jacob's lifetime they grew rich and numerous.



Genesis 47:27 Additional Commentaries
Context
Joseph's Leadership in Famine
26Joseph made it a statute concerning the land of Egypt valid to this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth; only the land of the priests did not become Pharaoh's. 27Now Israel lived in the land of Egypt, in Goshen, and they acquired property in it and were fruitful and became very numerous. 28Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years; so the length of Jacob's life was one hundred and forty-seven years.…
Cross References
Acts 7:17
"As the time drew near for God to fulfill his promise to Abraham, the number of our people in Egypt had greatly increased.

Genesis 17:6
I will make you very fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you.

Genesis 26:4
I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and will give them all these lands, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed,

Genesis 34:10
You can settle among us; the land is open to you. Live in it, trade in it, and acquire property in it."

Genesis 35:11
And God said to him, "I am God Almighty; be fruitful and increase in number. A nation and a community of nations will come from you, and kings will be among your descendants.

Genesis 47:11
So Joseph settled his father and his brothers in Egypt and gave them property in the best part of the land, the district of Rameses, as Pharaoh directed.

Exodus 1:7
but the Israelites were exceedingly fruitful; they multiplied greatly, increased in numbers and became so numerous that the land was filled with them.

Deuteronomy 26:5
Then you shall declare before the LORD your God: "My father was a wandering Aramean, and he went down into Egypt with a few people and lived there and became a great nation, powerful and numerous.
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And Israel dwelled in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.

dwelt.

Genesis 47:11 And Joseph placed his father and his brothers, and gave them a possession …

grew.

Genesis 8:7,9 And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the …

Genesis 13:16 And I will make your seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a …

Genesis 26:4 And I will make your seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and …

Genesis 28:14 And your seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and you shall spread …

Genesis 46:3 And he said, I am God, the God of your father: fear not to go down …

Exodus 1:7,12 And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, …

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

Deuteronomy 26:5 And you shall speak and say before the LORD your God, A Syrian ready …

Nehemiah 9:23 Their children also multiplied you as the stars of heaven, and brought …

Psalm 105:24 And he increased his people greatly; and made them stronger than their enemies.

Psalm 107:38 He blesses them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffers …

Zechariah 10:8 I will hiss for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed them: …

Acts 7:17 But when the time of the promise drew near, which God had sworn to …

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