Genesis 41:29

29 There will come 1seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt,

Genesis 41:29 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 41:29

Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all
the land of Egypt.
] Not only a sufficiency but an abundance, even to luxury, as when the Nile rose to sixteen cubits, as Pliny observes F13; which, though a natural cause, was owing to God, and that it should thus overflow for seven years successively, and cause such a continued plenty, can be ascribed to no other.


FOOTNOTES:

F13 Nat. Hist. l. 5. c. 9.

Genesis 41:29 In-Context

27 The seven lean and ugly cows that came up after them are seven years, and the seven empty ears blighted by the east wind are also seven years of famine.
28 It is as I told Pharaoh; God has shown to Pharaoh what he is about to do.
29 There will come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt,
30 but after them there will arise seven years of famine, and all the plenty will be forgotten in the land of Egypt. The famine will consume the land,
31 and the plenty will be unknown in the land by reason of the famine that will follow, for it will be very severe.

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