New International Version
The seven years of abundance in Egypt came to an end,
King James Bible
And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended.
Darby Bible Translation
And the seven years of plenty that were in the land of Egypt were ended;
World English Bible
The seven years of plenty, that were in the land of Egypt, came to an end.
Young's Literal Translation
And the seven years of plenty are completed which have been in the land of Egypt,
Genesis 41:53 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Two sons - Whom he called by names expressive of God's particular and bountiful providence towards him. Manasseh, מנשה menashsheh, signifies forgetfulness, from נשה nashah, to forget; and Ephraim, אפרים ephrayim, fruitfulness, from פרה parah, to be fruitful; and he called his sons by these names, because God had enabled him to forget all his toil, disgrace, and affliction, and had made him fruitful in the very land in which he had suffered the greatest misfortune and indignities.
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LibraryThe Covenant of Works
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 …
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity
The First Chaldaean Empire and the Hyksos in Egypt
The second son he named Ephraim and said, "It is because God has made me fruitful in the land of my suffering."
and the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had said. There was famine in all the other lands, but in the whole land of Egypt there was food.
For two years now there has been famine in the land, and for the next five years there will be no plowing and reaping.
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