Exodus 1:5
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New Living Translation
In all, Jacob had seventy descendants in Egypt, including Joseph, who was already there.

King James Bible
And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already.

Darby Bible Translation
And all the souls that had come out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls; and Joseph was in Egypt.

World English Bible
All the souls who came out of Jacob's body were seventy souls, and Joseph was in Egypt already.

Young's Literal Translation
And all the persons coming out of the thigh of Jacob are seventy persons; as to Joseph, he was in Egypt.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

1:5 Seventy souls - According to the computation we had, Gen 46:27, including Joseph and his two sons. This was just the number of the nations by which the earth was peopled, Gen 10:1 - 32, for when God separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel, De 32:8.

Exodus 1:5 Parallel Commentaries

The Wisdom of God
The next attribute is God's wisdom, which is one of the brightest beams of the Godhead. He is wise in heart.' Job 9:9. The heart is the seat of wisdom. Cor in Hebraeo sumitur pro judicio. Pineda. Among the Hebrews, the heart is put for wisdom.' Let men of understanding tell me:' Job 34:44: in the Hebrew, Let men of heart tell me.' God is wise in heart, that is, he is most wise. God only is wise; he solely and wholly possesses all wisdom; therefore he is called, the only wise God.' I Tim 1:17. All
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Appeal to the Christian Women of the South
BY A.E. GRIMKE. "Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not within thyself that thou shalt escape in the king's house more than all the Jews. For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place: but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this. And Esther bade them return Mordecai this answer:--and so will I go in unto the king,
Angelina Emily Grimke—An Appeal to the Christian Women of the South

The book of Exodus--so named in the Greek version from the march of Israel out of Egypt--opens upon a scene of oppression very different from the prosperity and triumph in which Genesis had closed. Israel is being cruelly crushed by the new dynasty which has arisen in Egypt (i.) and the story of the book is the story of her redemption. Ultimately it is Israel's God that is her redeemer, but He operates largely by human means; and the first step is the preparation of a deliverer, Moses, whose parentage,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Acts 7:14
Then Joseph sent for his father, Jacob, and all his relatives to come to Egypt, seventy-five persons in all.

Genesis 46:26
The total number of Jacob's direct descendants who went with him to Egypt, not counting his sons' wives, was sixty-six.

Genesis 46:27
In addition, Joseph had two sons who were born in Egypt. So altogether, there were seventy members of Jacob's family in the land of Egypt.

Exodus 1:4
Dan, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.

Deuteronomy 10:22
When your ancestors went down into Egypt, there were only seventy of them. But now the LORD your God has made you as numerous as the stars in the sky!

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