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Genesis 41:24 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and the thin ears swallowed up the seven good ears: and I told it unto the magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears: and I told [this] unto the magicians; but [there was] none that could declare [it] to me.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— and the thin ears swallowed the seven good ears. Then I told it to the magicians, but there was no one who could explain it to me.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears: and I told [this] to the magicians; but [there was] none that could explain [it] to me.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and the thin ears devoured the seven good ears. And I told it to the scribes; but there was none to make it known to me.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Then did the lean ears, swallow up, the seven good ears. So I told [these things] unto the sacred scribes, but there was none that could explain [them] to me.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and the thin ears swallow the seven good ears; and I tell unto the scribes, and there is none declaring to me.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And they devoured the beauty of the former: I told this dream to the conjecturers, and there is no man that can expound it.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the thin eares deuoured the seuen good eares: and I told this vnto the magicians, but there was none that could declare [it] to me.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the seven thin and blasted ears devoured the seven fine and full ears: so I spoke to the interpreters, and there was no one to explain it to me.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears: and I told [this] unto the magicians; but [there was] none that could declare [it] to me.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And the thin 1851
{1851} Prime
דַּק
daq
{dak}
From H1854; crushed, that is, (by implication) small or thin.
ears 7641
{7641} Prime
שִׁבֹּל
shibbol
{shib-bole'}
From the same as H7640; a stream (as flowing); also an ear of grain (as growing out); by analogy a branch.
devoured 1104
{1104} Prime
בּלע
bala`
{beh'-lah}
A primitive root; to make away with (specifically by swallowing); generally to destroy.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
the seven 7651
{7651} Prime
שֶׁבַע
sheba`
{sheh'-bah}
From H7650; a primitive cardinal number; seven (as the sacred full one); also (adverbially) seven times; by implication a week; by extension an indefinite number.
good 2896
{2896} Prime
טוֹב
towb
{tobe}
From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well).
ears: 7641
{7641} Prime
שִׁבֹּל
shibbol
{shib-bole'}
From the same as H7640; a stream (as flowing); also an ear of grain (as growing out); by analogy a branch.
and I told 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
[this] unto x413
(0413) Complement
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.
the magicians; 2748
{2748} Prime
חַרְטֹם
chartom
{khar-tome'}
From the same as H2747; a horoscopist (as drawing magical lines or circles).
but [there was] none x369
(0369) Complement
אַיִן
'ayin
{ah'-yin}
As if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a non-entity; generally used as a negative particle.
that could declare 5046
{5046} Prime
נָגַד
nagad
{naw-gad'}
A primitive root; properly to front, that is, stand boldly out opposite; by implication (causatively), to manifest; figuratively to announce (always by word of mouth to one present); specifically to expose, predict, explain, praise.
z8688
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
[it] to me.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 41:24

_ _ the thin ears devoured the seven good earsdevoured is a different word from that used in Genesis 41:4 and conveys the idea of destroying, by absorbing to themselves all the nutritious virtue of the soil around them.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 41:17-32.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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I told this:

Genesis 41:8 And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but [there was] none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.
Exodus 8:19 Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This [is] the finger of God: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.
Daniel 4:7 Then came in the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers: and I told the dream before them; but they did not make known unto me the interpretation thereof.
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