Genesis 46:32
New International Version
The men are shepherds; they tend livestock, and they have brought along their flocks and herds and everything they own.'

New Living Translation
These men are shepherds, and they raise livestock. They have brought with them their flocks and herds and everything they own.'"

English Standard Version
And the men are shepherds, for they have been keepers of livestock, and they have brought their flocks and their herds and all that they have.’

Berean Study Bible
The men are shepherds; they raise livestock, and they have brought their flocks and herds and all that they own.’

New American Standard Bible
and the men are shepherds, for they have been keepers of livestock; and they have brought their flocks and their herds and all that they have.'

King James Bible
And the men are shepherds, for their trade hath been to feed cattle; and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.

Christian Standard Bible
The men are shepherds; they also raise livestock. They have brought their flocks and herds and all that they have.'

Contemporary English Version
I will tell him that you are shepherds and that you have brought your sheep, goats, cattle, and everything else you own.

Good News Translation
I will tell him that you are shepherds and take care of livestock and that you have brought your flocks and herds and everything else that belongs to you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The men are shepherds; they also raise livestock. They have brought their sheep and cattle and all that they have.

International Standard Version
I'll mention that the men are shepherds. Because they've been taking care of livestock, they brought along their flocks, their herds, and everything else that they own.

NET Bible
The men are shepherds; they take care of livestock. They have brought their flocks and their herds and all that they have.'

New Heart English Bible
These men are shepherds, for they have been keepers of livestock, and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The men are shepherds. They take care of livestock. They've brought their flocks and herds and everything they own.'

JPS Tanakh 1917
and the men are shepherds, for they have been keepers of cattle; and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.

New American Standard 1977
and the men are shepherds, for they have been keepers of livestock; and they have brought their flocks and their herds and all that they have.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
and the men are pastors of sheep, for their trade has been to feed livestock; and they have brought their sheep and their cows and all that they have.

King James 2000 Bible
And the men are shepherds, for their trade has been to feed cattle; and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.

American King James Version
And the men are shepherds, for their trade has been to feed cattle; and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.

American Standard Version
and the men are shepherds, for they have been keepers of cattle; and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the men are shepherds; for they have been feeders of cattle, and they have brought with them their cattle, and their kine, and all their property.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the men are shepherds, and their occupation is to feed cattle: their flocks and herds, and all they have, they have brought with them.

Darby Bible Translation
and the men are shepherds, for they have been occupied with cattle; and they have brought their sheep, and their cattle, and all that they have.

English Revised Version
and the men are shepherds, for they have been keepers of cattle; and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the men are shepherds, for their employment hath been to feed cattle; and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.

World English Bible
These men are shepherds, for they have been keepers of livestock, and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.'

Young's Literal Translation
and the men are feeders of a flock, for they have been men of cattle; and their flock, and their herd, and all that they have, they have brought.'
Study Bible
Jacob Arrives in Egypt
31Joseph said to his brothers and to his father’s household, “I will go up and inform Pharaoh: ‘My brothers and my father’s household from the land of Canaan have come to me. 32The men are shepherds; they raise livestock, and they have brought their flocks and herds and all that they own.’ 33When Pharaoh summons you and asks, ‘What is your occupation?’…
Cross References
Genesis 4:2
Later she gave birth to Cain's brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the soil.

Genesis 46:31
Joseph said to his brothers and to his father's household, "I will go up and inform Pharaoh: 'My brothers and my father's household from the land of Canaan have come to me.

Genesis 46:33
When Pharaoh summons you and asks, 'What is your occupation?'

Treasury of Scripture

And the men are shepherds, for their trade has been to feed cattle; and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.

shepherds.

Genesis 4:2
And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

Genesis 31:18
And he carried away all his cattle, and all his goods which he had gotten, the cattle of his getting, which he had gotten in Padanaram, for to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan.

Genesis 37:2
These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report.

their trade hath been to feed cattle.

Genesis 46:34
That ye shall say, Thy servants' trade hath been about cattle from our youth even until now, both we, and also our fathers: that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians.

Genesis 9:20
And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:

1 Kings 9:27
And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon.

and they.

Genesis 45:10
And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy children's children, and thy flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou hast:







Lexicon
The men
וְהָאֲנָשִׁים֙ (wə·hā·’ă·nā·šîm)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 582: Man, mankind

are shepherds;
רֹ֣עֵי (rō·‘ê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 7462: To tend a, flock, pasture it, in, to graze, to rule, to associate with

they raise livestock,
מִקְנֶ֖ה (miq·neh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4735: Something bought, property, livestock, acquisition

and they have brought
הֵבִֽיאוּ׃ (hê·ḇî·’ū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

their flocks
וְצֹאנָ֧ם (wə·ṣō·nām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6629: Small cattle, sheep and goats, flock

and herds
וּבְקָרָ֛ם (ū·ḇə·qā·rām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1241: Beef cattle, ox, a herd

and all
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

that
אֲשֶׁ֥ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

they own.’
לָהֶ֖ם (lā·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew
(32) The men are shepherds.--As Joseph's object was to keep his brethren isolated in Goshen, he instructs them not to conceal their occupation, because Pharaoh on knowing it would not wish them to dwell in Egypt itself.

46:28-34 It was justice to Pharaoh to let him know that such a family was come to settle in his dominions. If others put confidence in us, we must not be so base as to abuse it by imposing upon them. But how shall Joseph dispose of his brethren? Time was, when they were contriving to be rid of him; now he is contriving to settle them to their advantage; this is rendering good for evil. He would have them live by themselves, in the land of Goshen, which lay nearest to Canaan. Shepherds were an abomination to the Egyptians. Yet Joseph would have them not ashamed to own this as their occupation before Pharaoh. He might have procured places for them at court or in the army. But such preferments would have exposed them to the envy of the Egyptians, and might have tempted them to forget Canaan and the promise made unto their fathers. An honest calling is no disgrace, nor ought we to account it so, but rather reckon it a shame to be idle, or to have nothing to do. It is generally best for people to abide in the callings they have been bred to and used to. Whatever employment and condition God in his providence has allotted for us, let us suit ourselves to it, satisfy ourselves with it, and not mind high things. It is better to be the credit of a mean post, than the shame of a high one. If we wish to destroy our souls, or the souls of our children, then let us seek for ourselves, and for them, great things; but if not, it becomes us, having food and raiment, therewith to be content.
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