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John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 47:1-31

Joseph presents his Brethren and his Father to Pharaoh. He makes extensive Changes in the Land Tenure of Egypt6. Rulers over my cattle] The superintendenee of the royal flocks and herds would be a position of importance. 9. Few and evil, etc.] Abraham was 175 years and Isaac 180 years old at their death. Jacob, therefore, regarded his years as comparatively few. The ’evil ’times in his life are not difficult to trace.11. Land of Rameses] or Raamses. Evidently identical with the ’land of Goshen... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Genesis 47:1-31

Jacob's Retrospect of Life Genesis 47:7-9 I. Jacob had lived a long life as we should count it; one of half the length is as much as most men are able to look forward to. And he had lived a holy life; the one great sin of his youth had been punished by a long and hard discipline that had not been in vain. The father whom he had deceived had blessed him again without deceit; and the God of Bethel had been with him still ever since the hour of his first covenant with him. How could he complain... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Genesis 47:1-31

CHAPTER 47 The Settlement in Goshen 1. Before Pharaoh (Genesis 47:1-10 ) 2. The settlement (Genesis 47:11-12 ) 3. Joseph’s wise administration (Genesis 47:13-26 ) 4. Jacob’s request (Genesis 47:27-31 ) Jacob and some of his sons were presented to Pharaoh, who received them graciously, and Jacob blessed Pharaoh. The great and powerful monarch of the great land of Egypt was blessed by the poor old Jacob. He is more than blessed, but a blesser, a type of what Israel is yet to be for the... read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 47:1-31

In announcing to Pharaoh the coming of his father and his brothers, Joseph first introduces five of his brothers to him (vs.1-2). We are not told which ones, but they were likely those who could speak on behalf of their other brothers. They answer Pharaoh's question as to their occupation by confirming Joseph's word that they were shepherds as their fathers were, and that they desired to sojourn in Egypt because there was no pasture available in Canaan on account of the famine. They therefore... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - Genesis 47:1-31

JOSEPH ’S HISTORY DISPENSATIONAL ASPECT OF JACOB’S HISTORY Following F.W. Grant in the Numerical Bible, the life of Jacob gives as its lesson the story of that discipline by which the Spirit of God brings us from weakness to power, from nature’s strength to that wholesome weakness in which alone is strength. But for this, natural strength must be crippled, which is provided for in two ways: in allowing us to realize the power of another nature (Esau) and in the direct dealing of God with our... read more

Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - Genesis 47:1-31

The Last Days of Jacob Genesis 47-49 We have seen Jacob a runaway, a stranger, a hireling, and a prince having power with God. His deceptions, his dreams, his prayers, his visions, are now closing; and the sunset is not without gorgeousness and solemnity. Every sunset should make us pray or sing; it should not pass without leaving some sacred impression upon the mind. The dying sun should be a teacher of some lesson, and mystery, and grace of providence. We shall now see Jacob as we have... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - Genesis 47:10-21

Exodus 18:21 These verses are a digression from the history of the Patriarchs, and serve only to manifest the wisdom and prudence in Joseph's government. There is one sweet lesson however to be derived from it, spiritually considered; namely, to what a famine is our nature reduced, until our Almighty Joseph grants us a supply of living bread. But Reader! do not overlook how GOD supplied the Patriarch and his household, while the Egyptians were perishing in their own land. Read that scripture:... read more

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 47:7-12

7-12 With the gravity of old age, the piety of a true believer, and the authority of a patriarch and a prophet, Jacob besought the Lord to bestow a blessing upon Pharaoh. He acted as a man not ashamed of his religion; and who would express gratitude to the benefactor of himself and his family. We have here a very uncommon answer given to a very common question. Jacob calls his life a pilgrimage; the sojourning of a stranger in a foreign country, or his journey home to his own country. He was... read more

Paul E. Kretzmann

The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann - Genesis 47:1-10

Jacob and Five of his Sons Presented to Pharaoh v. 1. Then Joseph came, and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and my brethren, and their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have, are come out of the land of Canaan; and, behold, they are in the land of Goshen. This was the formal and official notification of their arrival in Pharaoh's domain. v. 2. And he took some of his brethren, out of their total number, even five men, and presented them unto Pharaoh. v. 3. And Pharaoh said unto... read more

Johann Peter Lange

Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Critical, Doctrinal and Homiletical - Genesis 47:1-31

EIGHTH SECTIONIsrael’s emigration with his family to Egypt. The settlement in the land of Goshen. Jacob and Pharaoh. Joseph’s political Economy. Jacob’s charge concerning his burial at Canaan.Genesis 46, 471And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beer-sheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac. 2And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said Jacob, Jacob. 3And he said, Here I am. And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to... read more

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