Genesis 47:19
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English Standard Version
Why should we die before your eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land for food, and we with our land will be servants to Pharaoh. And give us seed that we may live and not die, and that the land may not be desolate.”

King James Bible
Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we and our land? buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, that the land be not desolate.

American Standard Version
wherefore should we die before thine eyes, both we and our land? buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, and that the land be not desolate.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why therefore shall we die before thy eyes? we will be thins, both we and our lands: buy us to be the king's servants, and give us seed, lest for want of tillers the land be turned into a wilderness.

English Revised Version
wherefore should we die before thine eyes, both we and our land? buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, and that the land be not desolate.

Webster's Bible Translation
Why shall we die before thy eyes, both we and our land? buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants to Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, that the land be not desolate.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

To make the extent of the benefit conferred by Joseph upon his family, in providing them with the necessary supplies during the years of famine, all the more apparent, a description is given of the distress into which the inhabitants of Egypt and Canaan were plunged by the continuance of the famine.

Genesis 47:13

The land of Egypt and the land of Canaan were exhausted with hunger. - ותּלהּ: from להה equals לאה, to languish, to be exhausted, only occurring again in Proverbs 26:18, Hithp. in a secondary sense.

Genesis 47:19 Parallel Commentaries

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buy us.

Nehemiah 5:2,3 For there were that said, We, our sons, and our daughters, are many: therefore we take up corn for them, that we may eat, and live...

Job 2:4 And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yes, all that a man has will he give for his life.

Lamentations 1:11 All her people sigh, they seek bread; they have given their pleasant things for meat to relieve the soul: see, O LORD, and consider...

Lamentations 5:6,9 We have given the hand to the Egyptians, and to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread...

Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Philippians 3:8,9 Yes doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord...

and give.

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...

Cross References
Genesis 47:15
And when the money was all spent in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came to Joseph and said, "Give us food. Why should we die before your eyes? For our money is gone."

Genesis 47:18
And when that year was ended, they came to him the following year and said to him, "We will not hide from my lord that our money is all spent. The herds of livestock are my lord's. There is nothing left in the sight of my lord but our bodies and our land.

Genesis 47:20
So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh, for all the Egyptians sold their fields, because the famine was severe on them. The land became Pharaoh's.

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