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Genesis 47:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father's household, with bread, according to their families.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father's household, with bread, according to [their] families.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Joseph provided his father and his brothers and all his father’s household with food, according to their little ones.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father's household, with bread according to [their] families.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Joseph maintained his father, and his brethren, and all his father's household, with bread, according to the number of the little ones.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And Joseph nourished his father and his brethren, and all his father's house,—with bread, according to the need of their little ones.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and Joseph nourisheth his father, and his brethren, and all the house of his father [with] bread, according to the mouth of the infants.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And he nourished them, and all his father's house, allowing food to every one.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And Ioseph nourished his father and his brethren, and all his fathers houshold with bread, according to [their] families.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And Joseph gave provision to his father, and his brethren, and to all the house of his father, corn for each person.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Yosef nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father's household, with bread, according to [their] families.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And Ysf יוֹסֵף 3130
{3130} Prime
יוֹסֵף
Yowceph
{yo-safe'}
Future of H3254; let him add (or perhaps simply active participle adding); Joseph, the name of seven Israelites.
nourished 3557
{3557} Prime
כּול
kuwl
{kool}
A primitive root; properly to keep in; hence to measure; figuratively to maintain (in various senses).
z8770
<8770> Grammar
Stem - Pilpel (See H8842)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 18
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).
his father, 1
{0001} Prime
אָב
'ab
{awb}
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
and his brethren, 251
{0251} Prime
אָח
'ach
{awkh}
A primitive word; a brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance (like H0001)).
and all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
his father's 1
{0001} Prime
אָב
'ab
{awb}
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
household, 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
with bread, 3899
{3899} Prime
לֶחֶם
lechem
{lekh'-em}
From H3898; food (for man or beast), especially bread, or grain (for making it).
according y6310
[6310] Standard
פֶּה
peh
{peh}
From H6284; the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literally or figuratively (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to.
to x6310
(6310) Complement
פֶּה
peh
{peh}
From H6284; the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literally or figuratively (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to.
[their] families. 2945
{2945} Prime
טַף
taph
{taf}
From H2952 (perhaps referring to the tripping gait of children); a family (mostly used collectively in the singular).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

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John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 47:12

And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father's household, with bread, (d) according to [their] families.

(d) Some read that he fed them as little babies, because they could not provide for themselves against that famine.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
nourished:

Ruth 4:15 And he shall be unto thee a restorer of [thy] life, and a nourisher of thine old age: for thy daughter in law, which loveth thee, which is better to thee than seven sons, hath born him.

his father:

Exodus 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Matthew 15:4-6 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. ... And honour not his father or his mother, [he shall be free]. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
Mark 7:10-13 For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death: ... Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
1 Timothy 5:4 But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.
1 Timothy 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

according to their families:
or, as a little child is nourished, Heb. according to the little ones,
Genesis 47:1 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.
Genesis 47:21 And as for the people, he removed them to cities from [one] end of the borders of Egypt even to the [other] end thereof.
Genesis 47:24 And it shall come to pass in the increase, that ye shall give the fifth [part] unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for your food, and for them of your households, and for food for your little ones.
1 Thessalonians 2:7 But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:
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Gn 47:1, 21, 24. Ex 20:12. Ru 4:15. Mt 15:4. Mk 7:10. 1Th 2:7. 1Ti 4:8; 5:4, 8.

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