Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

The Famine In Egypt Continues

21 And he appointed the people unto the cities, from one side of Egypt unto the other: 22 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. 23 Then Joseph said unto the folk, "Behold, I have bought you this day and your lands for Pharaoh. Take there seed and go sow the land.


Cross References

Ezra 7:24

And known be it unto you, that ye shall have no authority to require taxing and custom, yearly rents upon any of the priests, Levites, singers, porters, Nethinims, and ministers in the house of this God.

Genesis 14:18

Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine. And he being the priest of the most highest God, blessed him, saying,

Genesis 41:45

And he called Joseph's name Zaphenath-Paneah. And he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On. Then went Joseph abroad in the land of Egypt.

Genesis 41:50

And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of hunger came, which Asenath the daughter of Poti-Pherah, priest of On, bare unto him.

Deuteronomy 12:19

And beware that thou forsake not the Levite as long as thou livest upon the earth.

Joshua 21:1-45

And then came the principal heads of the Levites unto Eleazar the priest, and unto Joshua the son of Nun and unto the ancient heads of the tribes of the children of Israel,

2 Samuel 8:18

And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David's sons were chief rulers.

Nehemiah 13:10

And I perceived that the portions of the Levites were not given them, for the which cause the Levites and singers were fled, everyone, to his land for to work.

Matthew 10:10

nor yet scrip towards your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet a staff: for the workman is worthy to have his meat.

1 Corinthians 9:13

Do ye not understand how that they which minister in the temple, have their finding of the temple? And they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar?

Galatians 6:6

Let him that is taught in the word, minister unto him that teacheth him in all good things.

2 Thessalonians 3:10

For when we were with you, this we warned you of, that if there were any which would not work, that the same should not eat.

1 Timothy 5:17

The elders that rule well are worthy of double honour, most specially they which labour in the word and in teaching.

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