Genesis 47:6
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
"The landאֶ֤רֶץ
(e·retz)
776: earth, landa prim. root
of Egyptמִצְרַ֙יִם֙
(mitz·ra·yim)
4714: a son of Ham, also his desc. and their country in N.W. Africaof uncertain derivation
is at your disposal;לְפָנֶ֣יךָ
(le·fa·nei·cha)
6440: face, facesfrom panah
settleהֹושֵׁ֥ב
(ho·v·shev)
3427: to sit, remain, dwella prim. root
your fatherאָבִ֖יךָ
(a·vi·cha)
1: fatherfrom an unused word
and your brothersאַחֶ֑יךָ
(a·chei·cha;)
251: a brotherfrom an unused word
in the bestבְּמֵיטַ֣ב
(be·mei·tav)
4315: the bestfrom yatab
of the land,הָאָ֔רֶץ
(ha·'a·retz,)
776: earth, landa prim. root
let them liveיֵשְׁבוּ֙
(ye·she·vu)
3427: to sit, remain, dwella prim. root
in the landבְּאֶ֣רֶץ
(be·'e·retz)
776: earth, landa prim. root
of Goshen;גֹּ֔שֶׁן
(go·shen,)
1657: a district in Eg., also a city in S. Judahof foreign origin
and ifוְאִם־
(ve·'im-)
518: ifa prim. conjunction
you knowיָדַ֗עְתָּ
(ya·da'·ta)
3045: to knowa prim. root
anyוְיֶשׁ־
(ve·yesh-)
3426: being, substance, existence, isof uncertain derivation
capableחַ֔יִל
(cha·yil,)
2428: strength, efficiency, wealth, armyfrom chul
menאַנְשֵׁי־
(an·shei-)
376: manfrom an unused word
among them, then putוְשַׂמְתָּ֛ם
(ve·sam·tam)
7760: to put, place, seta prim. root
them in chargeשָׂרֵ֥י
(sa·rei)
8269: chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, princefrom an unused word
of my livestock."מִקְנֶ֖ה
(mik·neh)
4735: cattlefrom qanah







KJV Lexicon
The land
'erets  (eh'-rets)
the earth (at large, or partitively a land) -- common, country, earth, field, ground, land, natins, way, + wilderness, world.
of Egypt
Mitsrayim  (mits-rah'-yim)
Mitsrajim, i.e. Upper and Lower Egypt -- Egypt, Egyptians, Mizraim.
is before thee
paniym  (paw-neem')
the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.)
in the best
meytab  (may-tawb')
the best part -- best.
of the land
'erets  (eh'-rets)
the earth (at large, or partitively a land) -- common, country, earth, field, ground, land, natins, way, + wilderness, world.
make
yashab  (yaw-shab')
to sit down (specifically as judge. in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry
thy father
'ab  (awb)
father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application) -- chief, (fore-)father(-less), patrimony, principal. Compare names in Abi-.
and brethren
'ach  (awkh)
a brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance (like 1) -- another, brother(-ly); kindred, like, other.
to dwell
yashab  (yaw-shab')
to sit down (specifically as judge. in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry
in the land
'erets  (eh'-rets)
the earth (at large, or partitively a land) -- common, country, earth, field, ground, land, natins, way, + wilderness, world.
of Goshen
Goshen  (go'-shen)
Goshen, the residence of the Israelites in Egypt; also a place in Palestine -- Goshen.
let them dwell
yashab  (yaw-shab')
to sit down (specifically as judge. in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry
and if thou knowest
yada`  (yaw-dah')
to know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially
yesh  (yaysh)
entity; used adverbially or as a copula for the substantive verb; there is or are
any men
'enowsh  (en-oshe')
a mortal; hence, a man in general (singly or collectively)English versions, especially when used in apposition with another word.
of activity
chayil  (khah'-yil)
probably a force, whether of men, means or other resources; an army, wealth, virtue, valor, strength
among them then make them
suwm  (soom)
to put (used in a great variety of applications, literal, figurative, inferentially, and elliptically)wholly, work.
rulers
sar  (sar)
a head person (of any rank or class) -- captain (that had rule), chief (captain), general, governor, keeper, lord, (-task-)master, prince(-ipal), ruler, steward.
over my cattle
miqneh  (mik-neh')
something bought, i.e. property, but only livestock; abstractly, acquisition -- cattle, flock, herd, possession, purchase, substance.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"The land of Egypt is at your disposal; settle your father and your brothers in the best of the land, let them live in the land of Goshen; and if you know any capable men among them, then put them in charge of my livestock."

King James Bible
The land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the land make thy father and brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest any men of activity among them, then make them rulers over my cattle.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
the land of Egypt is open before you; settle your father and brothers in the best part of the land. They can live in the land of Goshen. If you know of any capable men among them, put them in charge of my livestock."

International Standard Version
Egypt is at your disposal, so settle your father and brothers in the best part of the land! Let them live in the Goshen territory. If you learn that any of them are especially skilled, put them in charge of my livestock."

NET Bible
The land of Egypt is before you; settle your father and your brothers in the best region of the land. They may live in the land of Goshen. If you know of any highly capable men among them, put them in charge of my livestock."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All of Egypt is available to you. Have your father and your brothers live in the best part of the land. Let them live in Goshen. If they are qualified, put them in charge of my livestock."

King James 2000 Bible
The land of Egypt is before you; in the best of the land make your father and brothers to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if you know any men of ability among them, then make them rulers over my cattle.
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