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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Genesis 45:16-24

Here is, 1. The kindness of Pharaoh to Joseph, and to his relations for his sake: he bade his brethren welcome (Gen. 45:16), though it was a time of scarcity, and they were likely to be a charge to him. Nay, because it pleased Pharaoh, it pleased his servants too, at least they pretended to be pleased because Pharaoh was. He engaged Joseph to send for his father down to Egypt, and promised to furnish them with all conveniences both for his removal thither and his settlement there. If the good... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Genesis 45:20

Also regard not your stuff ,.... Or "your vessels" F7 על כליכם "vasis vestris", Fagius, Drusius, "supellectilibus vestris", Pagninus, Schmidt; "propter vestra supellectilia", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator. , utensils, household goods; he would not have them to be concerned if they could not bring all their goods with them, but were obliged to leave some behind, and which, because of the distance of the way and difficulty of the road, lying through sandy deserts, could not well... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 45:20

Regard not your stuff - Literally, Let not your eye spare your instruments or vessels. כליכם keleychem , a general term, in which may be included household furniture, agricultural utensils, or implements of any description. They were not to delay nor encumber themselves with articles which could be readily found in Egypt, and were not worth so long a carriage. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 45:16-28

Joseph's invitation to Jacob. I. AUTHORIZED BY PHARAOH . Though possessed of the liberty to issue such a commission as he had just entrusted to his brethren, Joseph felt that it would be right and proper to have his sovereign's sanction. Accordingly, on mentioning the matter to the king, the required consent was— 1. Immediately obtained . "Say unto thy brethren, This do ye; lade your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan; and take your father and your households,... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 45:16-28

The grace of God to his people. We are now dealing no longer with Joseph's personal history, but brought out into the larger sphere of "the children of Israel " ( Genesis 45:21 ). Already it may be said the Egyptian period in the history of the children of Israel has commenced. Pharaoh comes upon the scene and his servants. All the wealth of Egypt is placed at the command of Israel. The men who had been the transgressors against Joseph are now the mediators of the great change in the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 45:19-20

Now thou art commanded, this do ye ;—an apostrophe to Joseph, Pharaoh manifestly regarding the cause of Joseph and his brethren as one (Rosenmüller, Keil, Lange, and others)— take you wagons out of the land of Egypt— the carriages here referred to ( עַגָּלוֹת , from עָגַּל to roll) were small two-wheeled vehicles suitable for a fiat country like Egypt, or for traversing roadless deserts. They were usually drawn by cattle, and employed for carrying agricultural produce. Herodotus... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Genesis 45:1-28

- Joseph Made Himself Known to His Brethren10. גשׁן gôshen, Goshen, Gesem (Arabias related perhaps to גשׁם geshem “rain, shower”), a region on the borders of Egypt and Arabia, near the gulf of Suez.The appeal of Judah is to Joseph irresistible. The repentance of his brothers, and their attachment to Benjamin, have been demonstrated in the most satisfactory manner. This is all that Joseph sought. It is evident, throughout the whole narrative, that he never aimed at exercising any supremacy over... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Genesis 45:1-28

Joseph and his brothers (42:1-45:28)When Joseph’s brothers came to Egypt to buy grain, Joseph recognized them but they did not recognize him (42:1-8). Rather than make himself known to them immediately, Joseph decided to test them to see if they had experienced any change of heart over the years. Joseph was not looking for revenge. His apparently harsh treatment of them, mixed with kindness, was designed to stir their consciences. They realized they were being punished for their unjust... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Genesis 45:20

regard not your stuff. Hebrew let not your eye pity. Figure of speech Prosopopoeia. read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Genesis 45:16-20

"And the report thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This do ye: lade your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan; and take your father and your households and come unto me; and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land. Now thou art commanded, this do ye: take you wagons out of the land of Egypt for your... read more

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