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New International Version
After this, Joseph sent for his father Jacob and his whole family, seventy-five in all.
New Living Translation
Then Joseph sent for his father, Jacob, and all his relatives to come to Egypt, seventy-five persons in all.
English Standard Version
And Joseph sent and summoned Jacob his father and all his kindred, seventy-five persons in all.
Berean Study Bible
Then Joseph sent for his father Jacob and all his relatives, seventy-five in all.
Berean Literal Bible
And Joseph, having sent, called for his father Jacob and all the kindred, seventy-five souls in all.
King James Bible
Then sent Joseph, and called his father Jacob to him, and all his kindred, threescore and fifteen souls.
New King James Version
Then Joseph sent and called his father Jacob and all his relatives to him, seventy-five people.
New American Standard Bible
Then Joseph sent word and invited his father Jacob and all his relatives to come to him, seventy-five people in all.
“Then Joseph sent word and invited Jacob his father and all his relatives to come to him, seventy-five persons in all.
“And Joseph sent word and invited Jacob his father and all his relatives to come to him, seventy-five persons in all.
Then Joseph sent and invited Jacob his father and all his relatives to come to him, seventy-five persons in all.
Christian Standard Bible
Joseph invited his father Jacob and all his relatives, seventy-five people in all,
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Joseph then invited his father Jacob and all his relatives, 75 people in all,
American Standard Version
And Joseph sent, and called to him Jacob his father, and all his kindred, threescore and fifteen souls.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Joseph sent and brought his father Jacob and all his family, and they were seventy five souls in number,
Contemporary English Version
Joseph sent for his father and his relatives. In all, there were 75 of them.
And Joseph sending, called thither Jacob, his father, and all his kindred, seventy-five souls.
Good News Translation
So Joseph sent a message to his father Jacob, telling him and the whole family, seventy-five people in all, to come to Egypt.
International Standard Version
Then Joseph invited his father Jacob and all his relatives to come to him in Egypt —75 persons in all.
Literal Standard Version
and Joseph having sent, called for his father Jacob, and all his relatives—with seventy-five souls—
New American Bible
Then Joseph sent for his father Jacob, inviting him and his whole clan, seventy-five persons;
So Joseph sent a message and invited his father Jacob and all his relatives to come, seventy-five people in all.
New Revised Standard Version
Then Joseph sent and invited his father Jacob and all his relatives to come to him, seventy-five in all;
New Heart English Bible
Then Joseph sent, and summoned Jacob, his father, and all his relatives, seventy-five souls.
Weymouth New Testament
Then Joseph sent and invited his father Jacob and all his family, numbering seventy-five persons, to come to him,
World English Bible
Joseph sent, and summoned Jacob, his father, and all his relatives, seventy-five souls.
Young's Literal Translation
and Joseph having sent, did call for his father Jacob, and all his kindred -- with seventy and five souls --
Additional Translations ...
ContextStephen's Address to the Sanhedrin
…13On their second visit, Joseph revealed his identity to his brothers, and his family became known to Pharaoh. 14Then Joseph sent for his father Jacob and all his relatives, seventy-five in all. 15So Jacob went down to Egypt, where he and our fathers died.…
Now return quickly to my father and tell him, 'This is what your son Joseph says: God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me without delay.
You shall settle in the land of Goshen and be near me--you and your children and grandchildren, your flocks and herds, and everything you own.
Tell my father about all my splendor in Egypt and everything you have seen. And bring my father down here quickly."
All those belonging to Jacob who came to Egypt--his direct descendants, besides the wives of Jacob's sons--numbered sixty-six persons.
And with the two sons who had been born to Joseph in Egypt, the members of Jacob's family who went to Egypt were seventy in all.
The descendants of Jacob numbered seventy in all, including Joseph, who was already in Egypt.
Your fathers went down to Egypt, seventy in all, and now the LORD your God has made you as numerous as the stars in the sky.
Treasury of Scripture
Then sent Joseph, and called his father Jacob to him, and all his kindred, three score and fifteen souls.
Genesis 45:9-11 Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not: …
Psalm 105:23 Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.
Genesis 46:12,26,27 And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zerah: but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were Hezron and Hamul…
Deuteronomy 10:22 Thy fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten persons; and now the LORD thy God hath made thee as the stars of heaven for multitude.
1 Chronicles 2:5,6 The sons of Pharez; Hezron, and Hamul…
Threescore and fifteen souls.--Seventy is given as the number, including Jacob, Joseph, and his sons, in Genesis 46:27; Exodus 1:5; Deuteronomy 10:22. Here, however, Stephen had the authority of the LXX. of Genesis 46:27, which gives the number at seventy-five, and makes it up by inserting the son and grandson of Manasseh, two sons and a grandson of Ephraim. With them it was probably an editorial correction based upon Numbers 26:26-37. Stephen, as a Hellenistic Jew, naturally accepted, without caring to investigate, the number which he found in the Greek version.Verse 14. - And Joseph sent for then sent Joseph, A.V.; called to him Jacob his father for called his father Jacob to him, A.V. Three score and fifteen souls. In Genesis 46:26, 27, the statement is very precise that "all the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt, were three score and ten," including Joseph and his two sons. Moreover, the accuracy of the number is tested in two ways. First, the names of the sons and daughters of each patriarch are given, and they are found, on counting them, to amount to exactly seventy. And then the totals of the descendants of each of Jacob's four wives is given separately, and again the total is exactly seventy (33 + 16 + 14 + 7 = 70). It is true that the computation in ver. 26 does not agree with the above, for it makes the number of Jacob's descendants, exclusive of Joseph and his two sons, sixty-six instead of sixty-seven, which is the number according to the two above computations, and consequently the total number (when Joseph and his two sons are added) sixty-nine instead of seventy. But this is such a manifest contradiction that it seems almost a necessity to suppose a clerical error, שֵׁשׁ for שֶׁבַע, caused perhaps by the preceding שִׁשִׁים. It is also a singular anomaly that, in the enumeration of Leah's descendants, as well as in the general enumeration, Er and Onan are distinctly reckoned as well as mentioned. Jacob himself is nowhere reckoned in the Bible, though he is in the commentaries. But when we turn to the LXX., we find that in Genesis 46:20 there are added to Manasseh and Ephraim Machir the son and Gilead the grandson of Manasseh; and Suthelah and Taam the sons, and Edom (meaning Eran, LXX. Eden, Numbers 26:36) the grandson, of Ephraim, making the descendants of Rachel eighteen (it should be nineteen if Huppim, Genesis 46:21, is added) instead of fourteen; the number sixty-six of ver. 26 is preserved; the number of Joseph's descendants is given as nine (Huppim apparently being now reckoned), which, added to sixty-six, makes seventy-five; and accordingly in ver. 27 the LXX. read ψυχαὶ ἑβδομηκονταπέντε ("seventy-five souls"), instead of "three score and ten." But except in the addition of these five names of Joseph's grand and great-grand-children, the LXX. support the Hebrew text, even in the strange sixty-six of ver. 26. Stephen, as a Hellenist, naturally follows the LXX. But the question arises - How are we to understand the lists? Genesis 46:8 says, "These are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt;" and one naturally expects to find the names only of those who are described in vers. 5-7 as the migratory party from Canaan to Egypt. This expectation is somewhat disturbed by Er and Onan being included in the enumeration. This may, however, be accounted for by Pharez and Zerah being reckoned as their seed. But is it likely that Hezron and Hamul the sons of Pharez, and the other great-grandsons of Jacob, were born before the descent into Egypt? The answer to this is that, as Jacob was a hundred and thirty years old when he came down to Egypt (Genesis 47:28), there is no improbability in his having great-grandchildren (allowing forty years for a generation); on the contrary, every likelihood that he should. But on the other hand, as Joseph could not have been above fifty when Jacob came down to Egypt (30 + 14 + X.), Genesis 41:46, 29, 30, it does not seem likely or possible that Joseph should have had grown-up grandsons and a great-grandson, as the LXX. make him have. Indeed, to all appearance Manasseh and Ephraim were unmarried young men at the time that Jacob blessed them (Genesis 48:11, 16; Genesis 50:23). Therefore we may conclude certainly that the additional numbers of the LXX. are incorrect, if understood literally, of these who came down with Jacob from Canaan to Egypt. But there is nothing improbable in Benjamin having ten children. Judah, to whom grandchildren are attributed, was Jacob's fourth son, and might be forty or fifty years older than Joseph and Benjamin. Asher, to whom also grandsons are attributed, was the eighth son, and might be twenty years older than Joseph and Benjamin. Still, considering that Er and Onan are reckoned among those who came down to Egypt, it would not be surprising to find that some of those mentioned in the list were born after Jacob's arrival, but included on some principle which we do not understand. In other words, a literal interpretation of the statement of the Hebrew Bible involves no impossibilities, but a literal interpretation of the statement of the LXX. does.
Parallel Commentaries ...
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2501: Joseph, a proper name. Of Hebrew origin; Joseph, the name of seven Israelites.
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 649: From apo and stello; set apart, i.e. to send out literally or figuratively.
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2384: Of Hebrew origin; Jacob, the progenitor of the Israelites.
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4772: Kindred, family. From suggenes; relationship, i.e. relatives.
Adjective - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's 1440: Seventy. From hebdomos and a modified form of deka; seventy.
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.
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