Exodus 1:5
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New American Standard Bible
All the persons who came from the loins of Jacob were seventy in number, but Joseph was already in Egypt.

King James Bible
And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already.

Darby Bible Translation
And all the souls that had come out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls; and Joseph was in Egypt.

World English Bible
All the souls who came out of Jacob's body were seventy souls, and Joseph was in Egypt already.

Young's Literal Translation
And all the persons coming out of the thigh of Jacob are seventy persons; as to Joseph, he was in Egypt.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Seventy - See Genesis 46:27. The object of the writer in this introductory statement is to give a complete list of the heads of separate families at the time of their settlement in Egypt. See the note at Numbers 26:5.

Exodus 1:5 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Prosperity under Persecution
Of this general principle we shall now proceed to consider three special illustrations. First, the circumstances of the children of Israel; secondly, the history of the church of Christ; thirdly, the experience of individual Christians. I. IN THE CASE OF ISRAEL, it did seem to be a deep-laid plot, very politic and crafty indeed, that as the kings of Egypt, themselves of an alien race, had subdued the Egyptians, they should prevent the other alien race, the Israelites, from conquering them. Instead
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

The Secret of Its Greatness
[Illustration: (drop cap G) The Great Pyramid] God always chooses the right kind of people to do His work. Not only so, He always gives to those whom He chooses just the sort of life which will best prepare them for the work He will one day call them to do. That is why God put it into the heart of Pharaoh's daughter to bring up Moses as her own son in the Egyptian palace. The most important part of Moses' training was that his heart should be right with God, and therefore he was allowed to remain
Mildred Duff—The Bible in its Making

Cross References
Acts 7:14
"Then Joseph sent word and invited Jacob his father and all his relatives to come to him, seventy-five persons in all.

Genesis 46:26
All the persons belonging to Jacob, who came to Egypt, his direct descendants, not including the wives of Jacob's sons, were sixty-six persons in all,

Genesis 46:27
and the sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt were two; all the persons of the house of Jacob, who came to Egypt, were seventy.

Exodus 1:4
Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher.

Deuteronomy 10:22
"Your fathers went down to Egypt seventy persons in all, and now the LORD your God has made you as numerous as the stars of heaven.

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