Genesis 47:28

ESV And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years. So the days of Jacob, the years of his life, were 147 years.
NIV Jacob lived in Egypt seventeen years, and the years of his life were a hundred and forty-seven.
NASB And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt for seventeen years; so the length of Jacob’s life was 147 years.
CSB Now Jacob lived in the land of Egypt 17 years, and his life span was 147 years.
NLT Jacob lived for seventeen years after his arrival in Egypt, so he lived 147 years in all.
KJV And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.

What does Genesis 47:28 mean?

Jacob's large family settled in Egypt and grew larger (Genesis 46:26). With Joseph's provision, and under the authority of Pharaoh, they thrived and prospered (Genesis 47:6). Jacob survived many more years, despite his assumption that he was near death (Genesis 46:30). When his end finally comes, 17 years after the move to Egypt, he will be 147 years old.

As Jacob told Pharaoh (Genesis 47:9), he will not live to the same age as his fathers. Isaac lived to 180 years old (Genesis 35:28–29) and Abraham to 175 (Genesis 25:7–10). Jacob's most prominent son, Joseph, will live to be 110 years old (Genesis 50:26), as lifespans on the earth continue to grow shorter and shorter.
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