Genesis 45:6
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English Standard Version
For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are yet five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest.

King James Bible
For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Judah closed his appeal with the entreaty, "Now let thy servant (me) remain instead of the lad as slave to my lord, but let the lad go up with his brethren; for how could I go to my father without the lad being with me! (I cannot,) that I may not see the calamity which will befall my father!"

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two years.

Genesis 41:29-31,54,56 Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt...

Genesis 47:18 When that year was ended, they came to him the second year, and said to him, We will not hide it from my lord...

earing. Earing means ploughing or seed-time from the Anglo-Saxon {erain,} probably from {aro,} to plough; and agrees with [aroo,] Greek, {charatha,} Arabic, and {charash,} Hebrew.

Genesis 47:23 Then Joseph said to the people, Behold, I have bought you this day and your land for Pharaoh: see, here is seed for you...

Exodus 34:21 Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest: in ripening time and in harvest you shall rest.

Deuteronomy 21:4 And the elders of that city shall bring down the heifer to a rough valley, which is neither eared nor sown...

1 Samuel 8:12 And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them to ear his ground...

Isaiah 30:24 The oxen likewise and the young donkeys that ear the ground shall eat clean provender...

Cross References
Genesis 37:2
These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was pasturing the flock with his brothers. He was a boy with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives. And Joseph brought a bad report of them to their father.

Genesis 41:46
Joseph was thirty years old when he entered the service of Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh and went through all the land of Egypt.

Genesis 41:53
The seven years of plenty that occurred in the land of Egypt came to an end,

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