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International Standard Version

Pharaoh asked his brothers, "What are your occupations?"

New American Standard Bible

Then Pharaoh said to his brothers, "What is your occupation?" So they said to Pharaoh, "Your servants are shepherds, both we and our fathers."

King James Version

And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What is your occupation? And they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we, and also our fathers.

Holman Bible

Then Pharaoh asked his brothers, “What is your occupation?”And they said to Pharaoh, “Your servants, both we and our fathers, are shepherds.”

A Conservative Version

And Pharaoh said to his brothers, What is your occupation? And they said to Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we, and our fathers.

American Standard Version

And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What is your occupation? And they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we, and our fathers.

Amplified

And Pharaoh said to his brothers, What is your occupation? And they said to Pharaoh, Your servants are shepherds, both we and our fathers before us.

Bible in Basic English

And Pharaoh said to them, What is your business? And they said, Your servants are keepers of sheep, as our fathers were before us.

Darby Translation

And Pharaoh said to his brethren, What is your occupation? And they said to Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we and our fathers.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What is your occupation? And they said unto Pharaoh, Thy slaves are pastors of sheep, both we and also our fathers.

Julia Smith Translation

And Pharaoh will say to his brethren, What your work? and they will say to Pharaoh, Thy servants were feeding sheep, also we, also our fathers.

King James 2000

And Pharaoh said unto his brothers, What is your occupation? And they said unto Pharaoh, Your servants are shepherds, both we, and also our fathers.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And Pharaoh said to his brothers, "What [is] your occupation?" And they said to Pharaoh, "Your servants [are] keepers of sheep, both we and also our ancestors."

Modern King James verseion

And Pharaoh said to his brothers, What is your occupation? And they said to Pharaoh, Your servants are shepherds, both we and our fathers.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, "What is your occupation?" And they said unto Pharaoh, "Feeders of sheep are thy servants, both we and also our fathers."

NET Bible

Pharaoh said to Joseph's brothers, "What is your occupation?" They said to Pharaoh, "Your servants take care of flocks, just as our ancestors did."

New Heart English Bible

Pharaoh said to his brothers, "What is your occupation?" They said to Pharaoh, "Your servants are shepherds, both we, and our fathers."

The Emphasized Bible

And Pharaoh said unto the brethren of Joseph - What is your occupation? And they said unto Pharaoh - Feeders of flocks, are thy servants, both we and our fathers.

Webster

And Pharaoh said to his brethren, What is your occupation? And they said to Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we, and also our fathers.

World English Bible

Pharaoh said to his brothers, "What is your occupation?" They said to Pharaoh, "Your servants are shepherds, both we, and our fathers."

Youngs Literal Translation

and Pharaoh saith unto his brethren, 'What are your works?' and they say unto Pharaoh, 'Thy servants are feeders of a flock, both we and our fathers;'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
פּרעה 
Par`oh 
Usage: 268

מעשׂה 
Ma`aseh 
Usage: 234

פּרעה 
Par`oh 
Usage: 268

עבד 
`ebed 
Usage: 800

References

Watsons

Context Readings

Jacob Settles In Goshen

2 He brought along five of his brothers to present before Pharaoh. 3 Pharaoh asked his brothers, "What are your occupations?" 4 "Your servants are shepherds," they replied, "both we and our ancestors. We've come to live for a while in this region, since there is no pasture back in Canaan for your servants' flocks. May your servants please live in the Goshen territory?"


Cross References

Genesis 46:33-34

When Pharaoh calls for you and asks you "What's your occupation?'

Genesis 4:2

And she did it again, giving birth to his brother Abel. Abel shepherded flocks and Cain became a farmer.

Amos 7:14-15

Amos replied in answer to Amaziah, "I am no prophet, nor am I a prophet's son, for I have been shepherding and picking the fruit of sycamore trees.

Jonah 1:8

So they interrogated him: "Tell us, why has this trouble come upon us? What's your occupation? Where'd you come from? What's your home country? What's your nationality?"

2 Thessalonians 3:10

While we were with you, we gave this order: "If anyone doesn't want to work, he shouldn't eat."

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