New American Standard Bible
During the seven years of plenty the land brought forth abundantly.
King James Bible
And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls.
Darby Bible Translation
And in the seven years of plenty the land brought forth by handfuls.
World English Bible
In the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth abundantly.
Young's Literal Translation
and the land maketh in the seven years of plenty by handfuls.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The fulfillment of the dream here commences. "By handfuls." Not in single stalks or grains, but in handfuls compared with the former yield. It is probable that a fifth of the present unprecedented yield was sufficient for the sustenance of the inhabitants. Another fifth was rendered to the government, and the remaining three fifths were stored up or sold to the state or the foreign broker at a low price. "He left numbering because there was no number." This denotes that the store was immense, and not perhaps that modes of expressing the number failed.
LibraryMan's Chief End
Q-I: WHAT IS THE CHIEF END OF MAN? A: Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him for ever. Here are two ends of life specified. 1: The glorifying of God. 2: The enjoying of God. I. The glorifying of God, I Pet 4:4: That God in all things may be glorified.' The glory of God is a silver thread which must run through all our actions. I Cor 10:01. Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.' Everything works to some end in things natural and artificial; …
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity
The Roman Pilgrimage: the Miracles which were Wrought in It.
"Behold, seven years of great abundance are coming in all the land of Egypt;
Now Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh, king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh and went through all the land of Egypt.
So he gathered all the food of these seven years which occurred in the land of Egypt and placed the food in the cities; he placed in every city the food from its own surrounding fields.
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