Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

That's because this famine has been going on for two years now in this region, and there are still five years left, during which there won't be any plowing or harvesting.

New American Standard Bible

"For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting.

King James Version

For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.

Holman Bible

For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there will be five more years without plowing or harvesting.

A Conservative Version

For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are yet five years, in which there shall be neither plowing nor harvest.

American Standard Version

For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and there are yet five years, in which there shall be neither plowing nor harvest.

Amplified

For these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are still five years more in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest.

Bible in Basic English

For these two years have been years of need, and there are still five more years to come in which there will be no ploughing or cutting of grain.

Darby Translation

For the famine has been these two years in the land; and yet there are five years in which there will be neither ploughing nor harvest.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For these two years the famine has been in the land, and yet there are five years in which there shall neither be plowing nor harvest.

Julia Smith Translation

For this the second year of the famine in the midst of the land: and yet five years in which no ploughing and reaping.

King James 2000

For these two years has the famine been in the land: and there are yet five years, in the which there shall neither be plowing nor harvest.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For these two years the famine [has been] in the midst of the land, but [there will be] five more years where there is no plowing or harvest.

Modern King James verseion

For these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are still five years in which there will be no plowing nor harvest.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For this is the second year of dearth in the land, and five more are behind in which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.

NET Bible

For these past two years there has been famine in the land and for five more years there will be neither plowing nor harvesting.

New Heart English Bible

For these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are yet five years, in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest.

The Emphasized Bible

For these two years, hath the famine been in the midst of the land, - and, yet five years, are there, in which there shall be neither ploughing, nor harvest.

Webster

For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in which there shall neither be tillage nor harvest.

World English Bible

For these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are yet five years, in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest.

Youngs Literal Translation

Because these two years the famine is in the heart of the land, and yet are five years, in which there is neither ploughing nor harvest;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁנה שׁנה 
Shaneh (in pl. only), 
year, not translated, yearly, yearly + , year , live , old ,
Usage: 811

hath the famine
רעב 
Ra`ab 
Usage: 101

been in
קרב 
Qereb 
Usage: 226

the land
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

חמשּׁה חמשׁ 
Chamesh 
Usage: 343

שׁנה שׁנה 
Shaneh (in pl. only), 
year, not translated, yearly, yearly + , year , live , old ,
Usage: 811

be earing
חרישׁ 
Chariysh 
Usage: 3

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Context Readings

Joseph Reveals His Identity

5 "I'm your brother Joseph, whom you sold into slavery in Egypt!" he told them. "But don't be distressed or angry at yourselves because you sold me here, because God sent me ahead of you all in order to deliver us. 6 That's because this famine has been going on for two years now in this region, and there are still five years left, during which there won't be any plowing or harvesting. 7 God sent me ahead of you to keep you alive on the earth, and to save you all in a magnificent way.


Cross References

Exodus 34:21

"For six days you are to work, but on the seventh day you are to rest; even during plowing time and harvest you are to rest.

Deuteronomy 21:4

and are to lead the heifer to a flowing stream in a valley that has never been tilled or planted. They are to break the heifer's neck there.

1 Samuel 8:12

He will appoint his officers over thousands and officers over fifties some will plow his fields, reap his harvest, and craft his war implements and equipment for his chariots.

Isaiah 30:24

and oxen and donkeys that work the ground will eat seasoned fodder that workers will winnow with shovels and forks.

Genesis 41:29-31

Be advised that seven years of phenomenal abundance are coming throughout all the land of Egypt,

Genesis 41:54

the seven years of famine started, just as Joseph had predicted. It was an international famine, but there was food everywhere throughout the land of Egypt.

Genesis 41:56

Joseph opened all of the storehouses and sold grain to the Egyptians, because the famine was beginning to be severe throughout the land of Egypt.

Genesis 47:18

The following year, they came to him and reminded him, "We won't hide from you, your Excellency, that we've spent all of our money, and that our livestock all belong to you. There's nothing left to trade with you, your Excellency, except our bodies and our territories.

Genesis 47:23

After this, Joseph addressed the people. "Pay attention," he said. "I've bought you and your land for Pharaoh today, in exchange for seed for you. Now go sow the land.

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