Genesis 47:28
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New International Version
Jacob lived in Egypt seventeen years, and the years of his life were a hundred and forty-seven.

New Living Translation
Jacob lived for seventeen years after his arrival in Egypt, so he lived 147 years in all.

English Standard Version
And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years. So the days of Jacob, the years of his life, were 147 years.

New American Standard Bible
Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years; so the length of Jacob's life was one hundred and forty-seven years.

King James Bible
And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now Jacob lived in the land of Egypt 17 years, and his life span was 147 years.

International Standard Version
He lived for seventeen more years in Egypt, until he was 147 years old.

NET Bible
Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years; the years of Jacob's life were 147 in all.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jacob lived in Egypt 17 years, so he lived a total of 147 years.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years; so the whole age of Jacob was one hundred forty-seven years.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was a hundred forty and seven years.

American King James Version
And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.

American Standard Version
And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the days of Jacob, the years of his life, were a hundred forty and seven years.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he lived in it seventeen years: and all the days of his life came to a hundred and forty-seven years.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years; and the days of Jacob, the years of his life, were a hundred and forty-seven years.

English Revised Version
And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the days of Jacob, the years of his life, were an hundred forty and seven years.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was a hundred and forty seven years.

World English Bible
Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years. So the days of Jacob, the years of his life, were one hundred forty-seven years.

Young's Literal Translation
and Jacob liveth in the land of Egypt seventeen years, and the days of Jacob, the years of his life, are an hundred and forty and seven years.
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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 28. - And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was (literally, the days of Jacob, the years of his life, were) an hundred forty and seven years. He had lived seventy-seven years in Canaan, twenty years in Padanaram, thirty-three in Canaan again, and seventeen in Egypt, in all 147 years.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years,.... He lived just the same term of years with Joseph in Egypt as he had lived with him in Syria and Canaan, Genesis 37:2; about two hours' walk from Fium are now to be seen the ruins of an ancient town, which the Coptics say was inhabited by the patriarch Jacob, and for this cause they name it, yet, Modsellet Jacub, or the tabernacle of Jacob (n), which place is supposed to be in the land of Goshen, see Genesis 47:11,

so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years; he was one hundred and thirty when he stood before Pharaoh, Genesis 47:9; and now had lived in Egypt seventeen years, as in the above clause, which together make up the sum; and this exact time of the years of his life is given by Polyhistor from Demetrius, an Heathen writer (o).

(n) Vansleb's Relation of a Voyage to Egypt, p. 167. (o) Apud Euseb. Praepar. Evangel. l. 9. c. 21. p. 425.



Genesis 47:28 Additional Commentaries
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Joseph's Leadership in Famine
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. 29When the time for Israel to die drew near, he called his son Joseph and said to him, "Please, if I have found favor in your sight, place now your hand under my thigh and deal with me in kindness and faithfulness. Please do not bury me in Egypt,…
Cross References
Genesis 47:9
And Jacob said to Pharaoh, "The years of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty. My years have been few and difficult, and they do not equal the years of the pilgrimage of my fathers."

Ezra 2:38
of Pashhur 1,247
Treasury of Scripture

And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.

A.M.

Genesis 37:2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years …

the whole age. Heb. the days of the years of his life.

Genesis 47:8,9 And Pharaoh said to Jacob, How old are you…

Psalm 90:10,12 The days of our years are three score years and ten; and if by reason …

Psalm 119:84 How many are the days of your servant? when will you execute judgment …

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