Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

Only the land of the priests he bought not; for to the priests a portion from Pharaoh, and they ate their portion which Pharaoh gave to them; for this they sold not their lands.

New American Standard Bible

Only the land of the priests he did not buy, for the priests had an allotment from Pharaoh, and they lived off the allotment which Pharaoh gave them. Therefore, they did not sell their land.

King James Version

Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them: wherefore they sold not their lands.

Holman Bible

The only land he didn’t acquire was the priests’ portion, for it was given to them by Pharaoh. They lived off the rations Pharaoh had given them; therefore they did not sell their land.

International Standard Version

However, he did not purchase land belonging to the priests, because the priests held an allotment, previously provided to them by Pharaoh, from which they lived. That's why they did not sell their land.

A Conservative Version

Only he did not buy the land of the priests, for the priests had a portion from Pharaoh, and ate their portion which Pharaoh gave them. Therefore they did not sell their land.

American Standard Version

Only the land of the priests bought he not: for the priests had a portion from Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them; wherefore they sold not their land.

Amplified

Only the land of the priests he did not buy, for the priests had an allotment from Pharaoh, and they lived on the amount which Pharaoh gave them, so they did not sell their land.

Bible in Basic English

Only he did not take the land of the priests, for the priests had their food given them by Pharaoh, and having what Pharaoh gave them, they had no need to give up their land.

Darby Translation

Only the land of the priests he did not buy; for the priests had an assigned portion from Pharaoh, and ate their assigned portion which Pharaoh had given them; so they did not sell their land.

King James 2000

Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them: therefore they sold not their lands.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Only the land of the priests he did not buy, for [there was] an allotment for the priests from Pharaoh, and they {lived on} the allotment that Pharaoh gave to them. Therefore they did not sell their land.

Modern King James verseion

Only he did not buy the land of the priests, for the priests had a portion from Pharaoh, and ate their portion which Pharaoh gave them. Therefore they did not sell their land.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

only the land of the Priests bought he not. For there was an ordinance made by Pharaoh for the priests, that they should eat that which was appointed unto them, which Pharaoh had given them; wherefore they sold not their lands.

NET Bible

But he did not purchase the land of the priests because the priests had an allotment from Pharaoh and they ate from their allotment that Pharaoh gave them. That is why they did not sell their land.

New Heart English Bible

Only he did not buy the land of the priests, for the priests had a portion from Pharaoh, and ate their portion which Pharaoh gave them. That is why they did not sell their land.

The Emphasized Bible

Only, the ground of the priests, bought he not, - for the priests had a statutory-portion, from Pharaoh and they had been eating their statutory-portion, which Pharaoh had given them, for which cause, they had not sold their ground.

Webster

Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion assigned them by Pharaoh, and ate their portion which Pharaoh gave them: wherefore they sold not their lands.

World English Bible

Only he didn't buy the land of the priests, for the priests had a portion from Pharaoh, and ate their portion which Pharaoh gave them. That is why they didn't sell their land.

Youngs Literal Translation

Only the ground of the priests he hath not bought, for the priests have a portion from Pharaoh, and they have eaten their portion which Pharaoh hath given to them, therefore they have not sold their ground.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Only the land
אדמה 
'adamah 
Usage: 225

of the priests
כּהן 
Kohen 
Usage: 750

bought he
קנה 
Qanah 
Usage: 84

not for the priests
כּהן 
Kohen 
Usage: 750

פּרעה 
Par`oh 
Usage: 268

and did eat
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

פּרעה 
Par`oh 
Usage: 268

נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

מכר 
Makar 
sell, seller, at all
Usage: 80

References

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Context Readings

The Famine In Egypt Continues

21 And the people, he made them pass over to the cities from the extremity of the bounds of Egypt, and even to the extremity. 22 Only the land of the priests he bought not; for to the priests a portion from Pharaoh, and they ate their portion which Pharaoh gave to them; for this they sold not their lands. 23 And Joseph will say to the people, Behold, I bought you this day and your land for Pharaoh: lo, seed for you, and sow ye the land.


Cross References

Ezra 7:24

And making known to you that all the priests and Levites, the players, the porters, the Nethinims, and those serving this house of God, tribute, excise and toll, not being permitted to be lifted up upon them.

Genesis 14:18

And Melchise-dek, king of Salem, bringing forth bread and wine: and he is priest of the most high God.

Genesis 41:45

And Pharaoh will call Joseph's name Zaphnath-paaneah; and he will give to him Asenath, daughter of PotiPherah, priest of Ain, for a wife; and Joseph will go forth over the land of Egypt

Genesis 41:50

And to Joseph will be born two sons before the years of the famine will come: which Asenath, daughter of Poti-Pherah, priest of Ain, bare to him.

Deuteronomy 12:19

Watch to thyself lest thou, shalt forsake the Levite all thy days upon the earth.

Joshua 21:1-45

And the heads of the fathers of the Levites will come near to the Eleazar the priest, and to Joshua son of Nun, and to the heads of the fathers of the tribes to the sons of Israel:

2 Samuel 8:18

And Benaiah, son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites and the Pelethites: and the sons of David were priests.

Nehemiah 13:10

And I shall know that the portions of the Levites were not given: and they will flee a man to his field, the Levites and those singing, doing the work

Matthew 10:10

Nor wallet for the way, nor two coats, nor shoes, nor rod: for the laborer is worthy of his food.

1 Corinthians 9:13

Do ye not know that they working consecrated things, eat of the temple? they working diligently at the altar, share together with the altar?

Galatians 6:6

Let him being taught the word participate with him teaching in all good things.

2 Thessalonians 3:10

For also when we were with you, this we proclaimed to you, that if any will not work, neither should he eat.

1 Timothy 5:17

Let the elders having presided well be deemed worthy of double honour, chiefly they being wearied in word and doctrine.

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