Genesis 47:10 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 47:10, NIV: Then Jacob blessed Pharaoh and went out from his presence.

Genesis 47:10, ESV: And Jacob blessed Pharaoh and went out from the presence of Pharaoh.

Genesis 47:10, KJV: And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.

Genesis 47:10, NASB: So Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from his presence.

Genesis 47:10, NLT: Then Jacob blessed Pharaoh again before leaving his court.

Genesis 47:10, CSB: So Jacob blessed Pharaoh and departed from Pharaoh's presence.

What does Genesis 47:10 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

With his family's immediate future secured in Goshen in Egypt (Genesis 47:5–6), Joseph presents his father Jacob to the Pharaoh (Genesis 47:7–9). Jacob blesses Pharaoh both at the beginning and end of their brief interview. These blessings were a powerful and meaningful action, and perhaps Pharaoh understood that. Jacob's blessings likely came from God Himself, the very same God Joseph worshiped. This was the same God who revealed to Joseph the meaning of the Pharaoh's dream about the coming famine (Genesis 41:28–30). With that knowledge, Joseph had acted to save Pharaoh's kingdom. It's likely Pharaoh has some idea about how powerful Jacob's blessings were, and was grateful for them.