Genesis 45:18
New International Version
and bring your father and your families back to me. I will give you the best of the land of Egypt and you can enjoy the fat of the land.'

New Living Translation
Then get your father and all of your families, and return here to me. I will give you the very best land in Egypt, and you will eat from the best that the land produces.'"

English Standard Version
and take your father and your households, and come to me, and I will give you the best of the land of Egypt, and you shall eat the fat of the land.’

Berean Study Bible
Then bring your father and your families and return to me. I will give you the best of the land of Egypt, and you shall eat from the fat of the land.’

New American Standard Bible
and take your father and your households and come to me, and I will give you the best of the land of Egypt and you will eat the fat of the land.'

King James Bible
And take your father and your households, and come unto me: and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land.

Christian Standard Bible
Get your father and your families, and come back to me. I will give you the best of the land of Egypt, and you can eat from the richness of the land.'

Contemporary English Version
Tell them to bring their father and their families here. I will give them the best land in Egypt, and they can eat and enjoy everything that grows there.

Good News Translation
Let them get their father and their families and come back here. I will give them the best land in Egypt, and they will have more than enough to live on.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Get your father and your families, and come back to me. I will give you the best of the land of Egypt, and you can eat from the richness of the land.'

International Standard Version
get your father and your households, and come back to me. I'll give you the best of the land of Egypt and you can live off the abundance of the land.'

NET Bible
Get your father and your households and come to me! Then I will give you the best land in Egypt and you will eat the best of the land.'

New Heart English Bible
Take your father and your households, and come to me, and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and you will eat the fat of the land.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Take your father and your families, and come to me. I will give you the best land in Egypt. Then you can enjoy the best food in the land.'

JPS Tanakh 1917
and take your father and your households, and come unto me; and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land.

New American Standard 1977
and take your father and your households and come to me, and I will give you the best of the land of Egypt and you shall eat the fat of the land.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
and take your father and your households and come unto me; and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land.

King James 2000 Bible
And take your father and your households, and come unto me: and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and you shall eat the fat of the land.

American King James Version
And take your father and your households, and come to me: and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and you shall eat the fat of the land.

American Standard Version
and take your father and your households, and come unto me: and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And take up your father, and your possessions, and come to me; and I will give you of all the goods of Egypt, and ye shall eat the marrow of the land.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And bring away from thence your father and kindred, and come to me: and I will give you all the good things of Egypt, that you may eat the marrow of the land.

Darby Bible Translation
and take your father and your households, and come to me; and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land.

English Revised Version
and take your father and your households, and come unto me: and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land.

Webster's Bible Translation
And take your father, and your households, and come to me: and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land.

World English Bible
Take your father and your households, and come to me, and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and you will eat the fat of the land.'

Young's Literal Translation
and take your father, and your households, and come unto me, and I give to you the good of the land of Egypt, and eat ye the fat of the land.
Study Bible
Pharaoh Invites Jacob to Egypt
17Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Tell your brothers, ‘Do as follows: Load your animals and return to the land of Canaan. 18Then bring your father and your families and return to me. I will give you the best of the land of Egypt, and you shall eat from the fat of the land.’ 19You are also directed to tell them: ‘Take wagons from the land of Egypt for your young children and your wives, and bring your father and come back.…
Cross References
Genesis 27:28
May God give to you the dew of heaven and the richness of the earth--an abundance of grain and new wine.

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

Genesis 46:34
you are to say, 'Your servants have raised livestock ever since our youth--both we and our fathers.' Then you will be allowed to settle in the land of Goshen, since all shepherds are detestable to the Egyptians."

Genesis 47:6
the land of Egypt is before you; settle your father and brothers in the best part of the land. They may dwell in the land of Goshen. And if you know of any talented men among them, put them in charge of my own livestock."

Treasury of Scripture

And take your father and your households, and come to me: and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and you shall eat the fat of the land.

the fat.

Genesis 27:28
Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:

Genesis 47:6
The land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the land make thy father and brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest any men of activity among them, then make them rulers over my cattle.

Numbers 18:12,29
All the best of the oil, and all the best of the wine, and of the wheat, the firstfruits of them which they shall offer unto the LORD, them have I given thee…







Lexicon
Then bring
וּקְח֧וּ (ū·qə·ḥū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

your father
אֲבִיכֶ֛ם (’ă·ḇî·ḵem)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

and your families
בָּתֵּיכֶ֖ם (bāt·tê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

and return
וּבֹ֣אוּ (ū·ḇō·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to me.
אֵלָ֑י (’ê·lāy)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

I will give
וְאֶתְּנָ֣ה (wə·’et·tə·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

you
אֶת־ (’eṯ-)
Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

the best
טוּב֙ (ṭūḇ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2898: Good, goodness, beauty, gladness, welfare

of the land
אֶ֣רֶץ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

of Egypt,
מִצְרַ֔יִם (miṣ·ra·yim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4714: Egypt -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their country in Northwest Africa

and you shall eat
וְאִכְל֖וּ (wə·’iḵ·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

from the fat
חֵ֥לֶב (ḥê·leḇ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2459: Fat, richest, choice part

of the land.’
הָאָֽרֶץ׃ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land
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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