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Genesis 47:6

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47:6 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 1  among them, put them in charge 2  of my livestock.”

Genesis 47:12

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47:12 Joseph also provided food for his father, his brothers, and all his father’s household, according to the number of their little children.

Genesis 47:27

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47:27 Israel settled in the land of Egypt, in the land of Goshen, and they owned land there. They were fruitful and increased rapidly in number.

1 tn Heb “men of skill.”

2 tn Heb “make them rulers.”

sn Put them in charge of my livestock. Pharaoh is, in effect, offering Joseph’s brothers jobs as royal keepers of livestock, a position mentioned often in Egyptian inscriptions, because the Pharaohs owned huge herds of cattle.



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