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This is only the second year of famine in the land; there will be five more years in which there will be neither plowing nor reaping.
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For it is two years since the famine began to be upon the land, and five years more remain, wherein there can be neither ploughing nor reaping.
Genesis 41:29-31,54,56 Behold, there shall come seven years of great plenty in the whole land of Egypt: . . .
Genesis 47:18 And they came the second year, and said to him: We will not hide from our lord, how that our money is spent, and our cattle also are gone: neither art thou ignorant that we have nothing now left but our bodies and our lands.
Genesis 47:23 Then Joseph said to the people: Behold, as you see, both you and your lands belong to Pharao; take seed and sow the fields,
Exodus 34:21 Six days shalt thou work, the seventh day thou shalt cease to plough and to reap.
Deuteronomy 21:4 And they shall bring her into a rough and stony valley, that never was ploughed, nor sown: and there they shall strike off the head of the heifer:
1 Samuel 8:12 And he will appoint of them to be his tribunes, and his centurions, and to plough his fields, and to reap his corn, and to make him arms and chariots.
Isaiah 30:24 And thy oxen, and the ass colts that till the ground, shall eat mingled provender as it was winnowed in the floor.
ContextJoseph Reveals His Identity
…5Be not afraid, and let it not seem to you a hard case that you sold me into these countries: for God sent me before you into Egypt for your preservation. 6For it is two years since the famine began to be upon the land, and five years more remain, wherein there can be neither ploughing nor reaping.7And God sent me before, that you may be preserved upon the earth, and may have food to live.…
And these are his generations: Joseph, when he was sixteen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren, being but a boy: and he was with the sons of Bala and of Zelpha his father's wives: and he accused his brethren to his father of a most wicked crime.
(Now he was thirty years old when he stood before king Pharao), and he went round all the countries of Egypt.
Now when the seven years of plenty that had been in Egypt were passed:
Additional TranslationsFor the famine has covered the land these two years, and there will be five more years without plowing or harvesting.For these two years has the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be ripening nor harvest.
For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and there are yet five years, in which there shall be neither plowing nor harvest.
For this second year there is famine on the earth, and there are yet five years remaining, in which there is to be neither ploughing, nor mowing.
For the famine has been these two years in the land; and yet there are five years in which there will be neither ploughing nor harvest.
For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and there are yet five years, in the which there shall be neither plowing nor harvest.
For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in which there shall neither be tillage nor harvest.
For these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are yet five years, in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest.
Because these two years the famine is in the heart of the land, and yet are five years, in which there is neither ploughing nor harvest;
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