Genesis 45:16
New International Version
When the news reached Pharaoh's palace that Joseph's brothers had come, Pharaoh and all his officials were pleased.

New Living Translation
The news soon reached Pharaoh's palace: "Joseph's brothers have arrived!" Pharaoh and his officials were all delighted to hear this.

English Standard Version
When the report was heard in Pharaoh’s house, “Joseph’s brothers have come,” it pleased Pharaoh and his servants.

Berean Study Bible
When the news reached Pharaoh’s house that Joseph’s brothers had come, Pharaoh and his servants were pleased.

New American Standard Bible
Now when the news was heard in Pharaoh's house that Joseph's brothers had come, it pleased Pharaoh and his servants.

King James Bible
And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.

Christian Standard Bible
When the news reached Pharaoh's palace, "Joseph's brothers have come," Pharaoh and his servants were pleased.

Contemporary English Version
When it was told in the palace that Joseph's brothers had come, the king and his officials were happy.

Good News Translation
When the news reached the palace that Joseph's brothers had come, the king and his officials were pleased.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the news reached Pharaoh's palace, "Joseph's brothers have come," Pharaoh and his servants were pleased.

International Standard Version
As soon as the news reached Pharaoh's palace that Joseph's brothers had arrived, Pharaoh and his servants were ecstatic.

NET Bible
Now it was reported in the household of Pharaoh, "Joseph's brothers have arrived." It pleased Pharaoh and his servants.

New Heart English Bible
The report of it was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, "Joseph's brothers have come." It pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Pharaoh's household heard the news that Joseph's brothers had come, Pharaoh and his officials were pleased.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the report thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying: 'Joseph's brethren are come'; and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.

New American Standard 1977
Now when the news was heard in Pharaoh’s house that Joseph’s brothers had come, it pleased Pharaoh and his servants.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the fame of this was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren have come; and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his slaves.

King James 2000 Bible
And the report thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brothers are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.

American King James Version
And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brothers are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.

American Standard Version
And the report thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the report was carried into the house of Pharao, saying, Joseph's brethren are come; and Pharao was glad, and his household.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it was heard, and the fame was abroad in the king's court: The brethren of Joseph are come: and Pharao with all his family was glad.

Darby Bible Translation
And the report was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren are come. And it was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his bondmen.

English Revised Version
And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the fame of this was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.

World English Bible
The report of it was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, "Joseph's brothers have come." It pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.

Young's Literal Translation
And the sound hath been heard in the house of Pharaoh, saying, 'Come have the brethren of Joseph;' and it is good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants,
Study Bible
Pharaoh Invites Jacob to Egypt
16When the news reached Pharaoh’s house that Joseph’s brothers had come, Pharaoh and his servants were pleased. 17Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Tell your brothers, ‘Do as follows: Load your animals and return to the land of Canaan.…
Cross References
Acts 7:13
On their second visit, Joseph revealed his identity to his brothers, and his family became known to Pharaoh.

Genesis 45:15
Joseph kissed each of his brothers as he wept over them. And afterward his brothers talked with him.

Genesis 45:17
Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Tell your brothers, 'Do as follows: Load your animals and return to the land of Canaan.

Treasury of Scripture

And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brothers are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.

it pleased Pharaoh well.

Genesis 16:6
But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.

Genesis 20:15
And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee.

Genesis 34:18
And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son.







Lexicon
When the news
וְהַקֹּ֣ל (wə·haq·qōl)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6963: A voice, sound

reached
נִשְׁמַ֗ע (niš·ma‘)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

Pharaoh’s
פַּרְעֹה֙ (par·‘ōh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6547: Pharaoh -- a title of Egypt kings

house
בֵּ֤ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

that Joseph’s
יוֹסֵ֑ף (yō·w·sêp̄)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3130: Joseph -- 'he increases', a son of Jacob, also the name of several Israelites

brothers
אֲחֵ֣י (’ă·ḥê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )

had come,
בָּ֖אוּ (bā·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

Pharaoh
פַרְעֹ֔ה (p̄ar·‘ōh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6547: Pharaoh -- a title of Egypt kings

and his servants
עֲבָדָֽיו׃ (‘ă·ḇā·ḏāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5650: Slave, servant

were pleased.
וַיִּיטַב֙ (way·yî·ṭaḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3190: To be good, well, glad, or pleasing
(16) It pleased Pharaoh . . . --It was of great importance, as regards the future position of the Israelites in Egypt, that they should go thither, not as men who had forced themselves on the country. but as invited guests. Hence the information that the arrival of Joseph's brethren was a thing pleasing to Pharaoh, and hence also the fulness with which his commands are recorded.

Verse 16. - And the fame thereof - literally, the voice, hence rumor (cf. Jeremiah 3:9) - was heard in Pharaoh's house (having been brought thither doubtless by some of the Court officials), saying, Joseph's brethren - it is probable that they would style him Zaphnath-paaneah (cf. Genesis 41:45) are come (i.e. are arrived in Egypt): and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants - literally, it was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants (cf. Genesis 41:37). The LXX. render ἐχάρη δὲ Φαραὼ; the Vulgate, gavisus est Pharao, i.e. Pharaoh was glad. 45:16-24 Pharaoh was kind to Joseph, and to his relations for his sake. Egypt would make up the losses of their removal. Thus those for whom Christ intends his heavenly glory, ought not to regard the things of this world. The best of its enjoyments are but lumber; we cannot make sure of them while here, much less can we carry them away with us. Let us not set our eyes or hearts upon the world; there are better things for us in that blessed land, whither Christ, our Joseph, is gone to prepare a place. Joseph dismissed his brethren with a seasonable caution, See that ye fall not out by the way. He knew they were too apt to be quarrelsome; and having forgiven them all, he lays this charge upon them, not to upbraid one another. This command our Lord Jesus has given to us, that we love one another, and that whatever happens, or has happened, we fall not out. For we are brethren, we have all one Father. We are all guilty, and instead of quarrelling with one another, have reason to fall out with ourselves. We are, or hope to be, forgiven of God, whom we have all offended, and, therefore, should be ready to forgive one another. We are by the way, a way through the land of Egypt, where we have many eyes upon us, that seek advantage against us; a way that leads to the heavenly Canaan, where we hope to be for ever in perfect peace.
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