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Genesis 12:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the princes of Pharaoh saw her, and praised her to Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Pharaoh’s officials saw her and praised her to Pharaoh; and the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the princes of Pharaoh saw her, and praised her to Pharaoh; and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And the princes of Pharaoh beheld her, and praised her unto Pharaoh,—so the woman was taken to the house of Pharaoh;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and princes of Pharaoh see her, and praise her unto Pharaoh, and the woman is taken [to] Pharaoh's house;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the princes told Pharao, and praised her before him: and the woman was taken into the house of Pharao.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The Princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaohs house.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— that the princes of Pharaoh{gr.Pharao} saw her, and praised her to Pharaoh{gr.Pharao} and brought her into the house of Pharaoh{gr.Pharao}.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The princes also of Paroh saw her, and commended her before Paroh: and the woman was taken into Paroh's house.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The princes 8269
{8269} Prime
שַׂר
sar
{sar}
From H8323; a head person (of any rank or class).
also of Par` פַּרעֹה 6547
{6547} Prime
פַּרְעֹה
Par`oh
{par-o'}
Of Egyptian derivation; Paroh, a generic title of Egyptian kings.
saw 7200
{7200} Prime
רָאָה
ra'ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
her, and commended 1984
{1984} Prime
הָלַל
halal
{haw-lal'}
A primitive root; to be clear (originally of sound, but usually of color); to shine; hence to make a show; to boast; and thus to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave; causatively to celebrate; also to stultify.
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
her before 413
{0413} Prime
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
Par` פַּרעֹה: 6547
{6547} Prime
פַּרְעֹה
Par`oh
{par-o'}
Of Egyptian derivation; Paroh, a generic title of Egyptian kings.
and the woman 802
{0802} Prime
אִשָּׁה
'ishshah
{ish-shaw'}
The first form is the feminine of H0376 or H0582; the second form is an irregular plural; a woman (used in the same wide sense as H0582).
was taken 3947
{3947} Prime
לָקַח
laqach
{law-kakh'}
A primitive root; to take (in the widest variety of applications).
z8714
<8714> Grammar
Stem - Hophal (See H8825)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 178
into Par`'s פַּרעֹה 6547
{6547} Prime
פַּרְעֹה
Par`oh
{par-o'}
Of Egyptian derivation; Paroh, a generic title of Egyptian kings.
house. 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 12:15

_ _ the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house — Eastern kings have for ages claimed the privilege of taking to their harem an unmarried woman whom they like. The father or brother may deplore the removal as a calamity, but the royal right is never resisted nor questioned.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 12:14-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 12:15

The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was (n) taken into Pharaoh's house.

(n) To be his wife.

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princes:

Esther 2:2-16 Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king: ... So Esther was taken unto king Ahasuerus into his house royal in the tenth month, which [is] the month Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign.
Proverbs 29:12 If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants [are] wicked.
Hosea 7:4-5 They [are] all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker, [who] ceaseth from raising after he hath kneaded the dough, until it be leavened. ... In the day of our king the princes have made [him] sick with bottles of wine; he stretched out his hand with scorners.
; Pharaoh was a common name of the Egyptian kings, and signified a "ruler," or "king," or "father of his country."
Genesis 40:2 And Pharaoh was wroth against two [of] his officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.
Genesis 41:1 And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.
Exodus 2:5 And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash [herself] at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river's side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.
Exodus 2:15 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well.
1 Kings 3:1 And Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh's daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own house, and the house of the LORD, and the wall of Jerusalem round about.
2 Kings 18:21 Now, behold, thou trustest upon the staff of this bruised reed, [even] upon Egypt, on which if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so [is] Pharaoh king of Egypt unto all that trust on him.
Jeremiah 25:19 Pharaoh king of Egypt, and his servants, and his princes, and all his people;
Jeremiah 46:17 They did cry there, Pharaoh king of Egypt [is but] a noise; he hath passed the time appointed.
Ezekiel 32:2 Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say unto him, Thou art like a young lion of the nations, and thou [art] as a whale in the seas: and thou camest forth with thy rivers, and troubledst the waters with thy feet, and fouledst their rivers.

taken:

Genesis 20:2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She [is] my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.
Esther 2:9 And the maiden pleased him, and she obtained kindness of him; and he speedily gave her her things for purification, with such things as belonged to her, and seven maidens, [which were] meet to be given her, out of the king's house: and he preferred her and her maids unto the best [place] of the house of the women.
Psalms 105:4 Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore.
Proverbs 6:29 So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.
Hebrews 13:4 Marriage [is] honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
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Gn 20:2; 40:2; 41:1. Ex 2:5, 15. 1K 3:1. 2K 18:21. Es 2:2, 9. Ps 105:4. Pv 6:29; 29:12. Jr 25:19; 46:17. Ezk 32:2. Ho 7:4. He 13:4.

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