Genesis 41:47

47 During the seven years of abundance the land produced plentifully.

Read Genesis 41:47 Using Other Translations

And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls.
During the seven plentiful years the earth produced abundantly,
As predicted, for seven years the land produced bumper crops.

What does Genesis 41:47 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Genesis 41:47

And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by
handfuls.
] Such as the gatherers take up in their hands when reaped, in order to bind up in sheaves: now such was the fruitfulness of the land during the seven years of plenty, that either one stalk produced as many ears as a man could hold in his hand; or one grain produced an handful, as Ben Melech observes; though Onkelos paraphrases the words,

``the inhabitants of the earth in the seven years of plenty gathered even into their treasuries:''
and this they did by the order and direction of Joseph as he passed through the land; what he bought of them they brought, and put into the granaries, as he directed them.
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