And the seven years of plenty, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended.…
1. Providence puts an end to plenty at His will, however sensual men think not of it.
2. The fruitfulest land becometh barren if God speak the word; even Egypt.
3. Periods of full conditions are observable by men; God's Spirit notes them (ver. 54).
4. In the design of Providence, wants succeed plenty at the heels.
5. Entrance of dearth, though grievous, yet may make but small impression on souls.
6. Not a word of God falleth to the ground, but as He saith, so it is.
7. Providence orders lands for scarcity as well as plenty.
8. God can give bread to Egypt when He denieth it to other nations for His own ends (ver. 54).
(G. Hughes, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended.