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Genesis 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.”


Ge 13:9; Ge 20:15; Ge 34:10; Ge 45:18-20; Ge 47:4,11; Ge 47:11; Ge 47:16; Ex 9:3-6,10,21; Ex 18:21; 1Sa 21:7; 1Ch 27:29-31; 2Ch 26:10; Pr 21:1; Pr 22:29; Joh 17:2

NET © Notes

tn Heb “men of skill.”

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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