Genesis 41:20
New International Version
The lean, ugly cows ate up the seven fat cows that came up first.

New Living Translation
These thin, scrawny cows ate the seven fat cows.

English Standard Version
And the thin, ugly cows ate up the first seven plump cows,

Berean Study Bible
Then the thin, ugly cows devoured the seven well-fed cows that were there first.

King James Bible
And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up the first seven fat kine:

New King James Version
And the gaunt and ugly cows ate up the first seven, the fat cows.

New American Standard Bible
and the thin and ugly cows ate the first seven fat cows.

NASB 1995
and the lean and ugly cows ate up the first seven fat cows.

NASB 1977
and the lean and ugly cows ate up the first seven fat cows.

Amplified Bible
And the lean and ugly cows ate up the first seven fat cows.

Christian Standard Bible
Then the thin, sickly cows ate the first seven well-fed cows.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the thin, ugly cows ate the first seven well-fed cows.

American Standard Version
and the lean and ill-favored kine did eat up the first seven fat kine:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the sickly and ill cows ate the seven former fat cows:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the seven ill-favoured and thin cows ate up the seven first good and choice cows.

Contemporary English Version
The skinny cows ate the fat ones.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the devoured and consumed the former,

English Revised Version
and the lean and ill favoured kine did eat up the first seven fat kine:

Good News Translation
The thin cows ate up the fat ones,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The thin, sickly cows ate up the seven well-fed ones.

International Standard Version
But those thin, gaunt cows gobbled up the first seven healthy cows!

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the lean and ill-favoured kine did eat up the first seven fat kine.

Literal Standard Version
And the lean and the bad cows eat up the first seven fat cows,

NET Bible
The lean, bad-looking cows ate up the seven fat cows.

New Heart English Bible
The thin and miserable-looking cows ate up the first seven fat cows.

World English Bible
The thin and ugly cattle ate up the first seven fat cattle,

Young's Literal Translation
'And the lean and the bad kine eat up the first seven fat kine,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Joseph Interprets Pharaoh's Dreams
19After them, seven other cows—sickly, ugly, and thin—came up. I have never seen such ugly cows in all the land of Egypt! 20Then the thin, ugly cows devoured the seven well-fed cows that were there first. 21When they had devoured them, however, no one could tell that they had done so; their appearance was as ugly as it had been before. Then I awoke.…

Cross References
Genesis 41:3
After them, seven other cows, sickly and thin, came up from the Nile and stood beside the well-fed cows on the bank of the river.

Genesis 41:19
After them, seven other cows--sickly, ugly, and thin--came up. I have never seen such ugly cows in all the land of Egypt!

Genesis 41:21
When they had devoured them, however, no one could tell that they had done so; their appearance was as ugly as it had been before. Then I awoke.


Treasury of Scripture

And the lean and the ill favored cows did eat up the first seven fat cows:











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then the thin,
הָרַקּ֖וֹת (hā·raq·qō·wṯ)
Article | Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's 7534: Thin, only, altogether, surely

ugly
וְהָרָע֑וֹת (wə·hā·rā·‘ō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil

cows
הַפָּר֔וֹת (hap·pā·rō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 6510: A heifer, cow

devoured
וַתֹּאכַ֙לְנָה֙ (wat·tō·ḵal·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's 398: To eat

the seven
שֶׁ֧בַע (še·ḇa‘)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 7651: Seven, seven times, a week, an indefinite number

well-fed
הַבְּרִיאֹֽת׃ (hab·bə·rî·’ōṯ)
Article | Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's 1277: Fatted, plump

cows
הַפָּר֛וֹת (hap·pā·rō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 6510: A heifer, cow

that were there first.
הָרִאשֹׁנ֖וֹת (hā·ri·šō·nō·wṯ)
Article | Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's 7223: First, in place, time, rank


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