New International Version
Seven years of great abundance are coming throughout the land of Egypt,
King James Bible
Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt:
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout the land of Egypt.
World English Bible
Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt.
Young's Literal Translation
'Lo, seven years are coming of great abundance in all the land of Egypt,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
God hath showed Pharaoh what he is about to do - Joseph thus shows the Egyptian king that though the ordinary cause of plenty or want is the river Nile, yet its inundations are under the direction of God: the dreams are sent by him, not only to signify beforehand the plenty and want, but to show also that all these circumstances, however fortuitous they may appear to man, are under the direction of an overruling Providence.
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LibraryThe Covenant of Works
Q-12: I proceed to the next question, WHAT SPECIAL ACT OF PROVIDENCE DID GOD EXERCISE TOWARDS MAN IN THE ESTATE WHEREIN HE WAS CREATED? A: When God had created man, he entered into a covenant of life with him upon condition of perfect obedience, forbidding him to eat of the tree of knowledge upon pain of death. For this, consult with Gen 2:16, 17: And the Lord commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt …
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity
The First Chaldaean Empire and the Hyksos in Egypt
During the seven years of abundance the land produced plentifully.
but seven years of famine will follow them. Then all the abundance in Egypt will be forgotten, and the famine will ravage the land.
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