Genesis 47:3

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Pharaoh said vnto his brethren, What is your occupation? And they said vnto Pharaoh, Thy seruants are shepheards, both wee and also our fathers.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Pharaoh said to his brothers, "What is your occupation? So they said to Pharaoh, "Your servants are shepherds, both we and our fathers.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What is your occupation? And they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we, and our fathers.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

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

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.
- Webster's Bible

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

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;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Pharaoh said unto his brethren: 'What is your occupation?' And they said unto Pharaoh: 'Thy servants are shepherds, both we, and our fathers.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 47:3


47:3 What is your occupation? - Pharaoh takes it for granted they had something to do. All that have a place in the world should have an employment in it according to their capacity, some occupation or other. Those that need not work for their bread, yet must have something to do to keep them from idleness.


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