Genesis 47:16
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
559 [e]וַיֹּ֤אמֶר
way-yō-mer
And saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
3130 [e]יוֹסֵף֙
yō-w-sêp̄
JosephN-proper-ms
3051 [e]הָב֣וּ
hā-ḇū
GiveV-Qal-Imp-mp
4735 [e]מִקְנֵיכֶ֔ם
miq-nê-ḵem,
your livestockN-mpc | 2mp
5414 [e]וְאֶתְּנָ֥ה
wə-’et-tə-nāh
and I will exchangeConj-w | V-Qal-ConjImperf.Cohort-1cs
  לָכֶ֖ם
lā-ḵem
youPrep | 2mp
4735 [e]בְּמִקְנֵיכֶ֑ם
bə-miq-nê-ḵem;
for your livestockPrep-b | N-mpc | 2mp
518 [e]אִם־
’im-
ifConj
656 [e]אָפֵ֖ס
’ā-p̄ês
is goneV-Qal-Perf-3ms
3701 [e]כָּֽסֶף׃
kā-sep̄.
the moneyN-ms









Hebrew Texts
בראשית 47:16 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר יֹוסֵף֙ הָב֣וּ מִקְנֵיכֶ֔ם וְאֶתְּנָ֥ה לָכֶ֖ם בְּמִקְנֵיכֶ֑ם אִם־אָפֵ֖ס כָּֽסֶף׃

בראשית 47:16 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויאמר יוסף הבו מקניכם ואתנה לכם במקניכם אם־אפס כסף׃

בראשית 47:16 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויאמר יוסף הבו מקניכם ואתנה לכם במקניכם אם־אפס כסף׃

בראשית 47:16 Hebrew Bible
ויאמר יוסף הבו מקניכם ואתנה לכם במקניכם אם אפס כסף׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Then Joseph said, "Give up your livestock, and I will give you food for your livestock, since your money is gone."

King James Bible
And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if money fail.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Joseph said, "Give me your livestock. Since the money is gone, I will give you food in exchange for your livestock."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Give your cattle.. This was the wisest measure that could be adopted, both for the preservation of the people and the cattle. As the people had not grain for their own sustenance, consequently they could have none for their cattle: hence they were in the most immediate danger of starving; and the people also were in equal danger; as they must have divided a portion of that bought for themselves with the cattle, which, for the sake of tillage, etc., they wished of course to preserve till the seven years' famine should end.

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