Genesis 47:9
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English Standard Version
And Jacob said to Pharaoh, “The days of the years of my sojourning are 130 years. Few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their sojourning.”

King James Bible
And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.

American Standard Version
And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty years: few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He answered: The days of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty years, few, and evil, and they are not come up to the days of the pilgrimage of my fathers.

English Revised Version
And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jacob said to Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty years: few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, nor have they attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Pharaoh asked them about their occupation, and according to Joseph's instructions they replied that they were herdsmen (צאן רעה, the singular of the predicate, see Ges. 147c), who had come to sojourn in the land (גּוּר, i.e., to stay for a time), because the pasture for their flocks had failed in the land of Canaan on account of the famine. The king then empowered Joseph to give his father and his brethren a dwelling (הושׁיב) in the best part of the land, in the land of Goshen, and, if he knew any brave men among them, to make them rulers over the royal herds, which were kept, as we may infer, in the land of Goshen, as being the best pasture-land.

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The days.

1 Chronicles 29:15 For we are strangers before you, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow...

Psalm 39:12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear to my cry; hold not your peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with you, and a sojourner...

Psalm 119:19,54 I am a stranger in the earth: hide not your commandments from me...

2 Corinthians 5:6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:

Hebrews 11:9-16 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob...

Hebrews 13:14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

1 Peter 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

and hundred.

Job 14:1 Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.

Psalm 39:5 Behold, you have made my days as an handbreadth; and my age is as nothing before you...

Psalm 89:47,48 Remember how short my time is: why have you made all men in vain...

Psalm 90:3-12 You turn man to destruction; and say, Return, you children of men...

James 4:14 Whereas you know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appears for a little time...

have not.

Genesis 47:28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.

Genesis 5:27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.

Genesis 11:11,24,25 And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters...

Genesis 25:7,8 And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, an hundred three score and fifteen years...

Genesis 35:28 And the days of Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years.

Genesis 50:26 So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

Exodus 6:4 And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage...

Exodus 7:7 And Moses was fourscore years old, and Aaron fourscore and three years old, when they spoke to Pharaoh.

Deuteronomy 34:7 And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.

Joshua 24:29 And it came to pass after these things, that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being an hundred and ten years old.

2 Samuel 19:32-35 Now Barzillai was a very aged man, even fourscore years old: and he had provided the king of sustenance while he lay at Mahanaim...

Job 8:8,9 For inquire, I pray you, of the former age, and prepare yourself to the search of their fathers...

Job 42:16,17 After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations...

Cross References
Hebrews 11:9
By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise.

Hebrews 11:13
These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.

Genesis 25:7
These are the days of the years of Abraham's life, 175 years.

Genesis 25:8
Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people.

Genesis 35:28
Now the days of Isaac were 180 years.

Genesis 47:8
And Pharaoh said to Jacob, "How many are the days of the years of your life?"

Genesis 47:28
And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years. So the days of Jacob, the years of his life, were 147 years.

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