Genesis 47:2
New International Version
He chose five of his brothers and presented them before Pharaoh.

New Living Translation
Joseph took five of his brothers with him and presented them to Pharaoh.

English Standard Version
And from among his brothers he took five men and presented them to Pharaoh.

Berean Study Bible
And he chose five of his brothers and presented them before Pharaoh.

King James Bible
And he took some of his brethren, even five men, and presented them unto Pharaoh.

New King James Version
And he took five men from among his brothers and presented them to Pharaoh.

New American Standard Bible
And he took five men from among his brothers and presented them to Pharaoh.

NASB 1995
He took five men from among his brothers and presented them to Pharaoh.

NASB 1977
And he took five men from among his brothers, and presented them to Pharaoh.

Amplified Bible
He took five men from among his brothers and presented them to Pharaoh.

Christian Standard Bible
He took five of his brothers and presented them to Pharaoh.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He took five of his brothers and presented them before Pharaoh.

American Standard Version
And from among his brethren he took five men, and presented them unto Pharaoh.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he took five men of his brothers and he stood them before Pharaoh.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he took of his brethren five men, and set them before Pharao.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Five men also the last of his brethren, he presented before the king:

English Revised Version
And from among his brethren he took five men, and presented them unto Pharaoh.

Good News Translation
He then presented his brothers to the king.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Since he had taken five of his brothers with him, he presented them to Pharaoh.

International Standard Version
He brought along five of his brothers to present before Pharaoh.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And from among his brethren he took five men, and presented them unto Pharaoh.

Literal Standard Version
And out of his brothers he has taken five men, and sets them before Pharaoh;

NET Bible
He took five of his brothers and introduced them to Pharaoh.

New Heart English Bible
And from among his brothers he took five men and presented them before Pharaoh.

World English Bible
From among his brothers he took five men, and presented them to Pharaoh.

Young's Literal Translation
And out of his brethren he hath taken five men, and setteth them before Pharaoh;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jacob Settles in Goshen
1So Joseph went and told Pharaoh: “My father and my brothers, with their flocks and herds and all they own, have come from the land of Canaan and are now in Goshen.” 2 And he chose five of his brothers and presented them before Pharaoh. 3“What is your occupation?” Pharaoh asked Joseph’s brothers. “Your servants are shepherds,” they replied, “both we and our fathers.”…

Cross References
Acts 7:13
On their second visit, Joseph revealed his identity to his brothers, and his family became known to Pharaoh.

Genesis 46:33
When Pharaoh summons you and asks, 'What is your occupation?'


Treasury of Scripture

And he took some of his brothers, even five men, and presented them to Pharaoh.

presented.

Acts 7:13
And at the second time Joseph was made known to his brethren; and Joseph's kindred was made known unto Pharaoh.

2 Corinthians 4:14
Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

Colossians 1:28
Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:









(2) Even five men.--As the number "five" appears again and again in this narrative (Genesis 43:34; Genesis 45:22), it may have had some special importance among the Egyptians, like the number seven among the Jews.

Verse 2. - And he took some of his brethren, even five men, - literally, from the end, or extremity, of his brethren; not from the weakest, lest the king should select them for courtiers or soldiers (the Rabbis, Oleaster, Pererius, and others); or the strongest and most handsome, that the Egyptian monarch and his nobles might behold the dignity of Joseph s kindred (Lyre, Thostatus, and others); or the youngest and oldest, that the ages of the rest might be therefrom inferred (Calvin); but from the whole body of his brethren (Gesenius, Rosenmüller, Keil, Kalisch, et alii) he took five teen - and presented them unto Pharaoh (cf. Acts 7:13).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And he chose
לָקַ֖ח (lā·qaḥ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3947: To take

five
חֲמִשָּׁ֣ה (ḥă·miš·šāh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 2568: Five

of
אֲנָשִׁ֑ים (’ă·nā·šîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 582: Man, mankind

his brothers
אֶחָ֔יו (’e·ḥāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 251: A brother, )

and presented
וַיַּצִּגֵ֖ם (way·yaṣ·ṣi·ḡêm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3322: To place permanently

them before
לִפְנֵ֥י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

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


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