New International Version
During the seven years of abundance the land produced plentifully.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The earth brought forth by handfuls - This probably refers principally to rice, as it grows in tufts, a great number of stalks proceeding from the same seed. In those years the Nile probably rose sixteen cubits; See Clarke on Genesis 41:31 (note).
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Q-12: I proceed to the next question, WHAT SPECIAL ACT OF PROVIDENCE DID GOD EXERCISE TOWARDS MAN IN THE ESTATE WHEREIN HE WAS CREATED? A: When God had created man, he entered into a covenant of life with him upon condition of perfect obedience, forbidding him to eat of the tree of knowledge upon pain of death. For this, consult with Gen 2:16, 17: And the Lord commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt …
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The First Chaldaean Empire and the Hyksos in Egypt
Seven years of great abundance are coming throughout the land of Egypt,
Joseph was thirty years old when he entered the service of Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from Pharaoh's presence and traveled throughout Egypt.
Joseph collected all the food produced in those seven years of abundance in Egypt and stored it in the cities. In each city he put the food grown in the fields surrounding it.
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