Genesis 47:3
Good News Translation
The king asked them, "What is your occupation?" "We are shepherds, sir, just as our ancestors were," they answered.

Contemporary English Version
who asked them, "What do you do for a living?" "Sir, we are shepherds," was their answer. "Our families have always raised sheep.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he asked them: What is your occupation? They answered: We, thy servants, are shepherds, both we and our fathers.

New American Bible
When Pharaoh asked them, “What is your occupation?” they answered, “We, your servants, like our ancestors, are shepherds.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he asked them: What is your occupation? They answered: We, thy servants, are shepherds, both we and our fathers.

What is.

Genesis 46:33,34 And when he shall call you, and shall say: What is your occupation? . . .

Amos 7:14,15 But prophesy not again any more in Bethel: because it is the king's sanctuary, and it is the house of the kingdom. . . .

Jonah 1:8 And they said every one to his fellow: Come and let us cast lots, that we may know why this evil is upon us. And they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah.

2 Thessalonians 3:10 For also, when we were with you, this we declared to you: that, if any man will not work, neither let him eat.

shepherds.

Genesis 4:2 And again she brought forth his brother Abel. And Abel was a shepherd, and Cain a husbandman.

Context
Jacob Settles in Goshen
2Five men also, the last of his brethren, he presented before the king: 3And he asked them: What is your occupation? They answered: We, thy servants, are shepherds, both we and our fathers.4We are come to sojourn in thy land, because there is no grass for the flocks of thy servants, the famine being very grievous in the land of Chanaan: and we pray thee to give orders that we thy servants may be in the land of Gessen.…
Cross References
Genesis 4:2
And again she brought forth his brother Abel. And Abel was a shepherd, and Cain a husbandman.

Genesis 46:33
And when he shall call you, and shall say: What is your occupation?

Genesis 46:34
You shall answer: We, thy servants, are shepherds, from our infancy until now, both we and our fathers. And this you shall say, that you may dwell in the land of Gessen, because the Egyptians have all shepherds in abomination.

Jonah 1:8
And they said every one to his fellow: Come and let us cast lots, that we may know why this evil is upon us. And they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah.

Additional Translations
“What is your occupation?” Pharaoh asked Joseph’s brothers. “Your servants are shepherds,” they replied, “both we and our fathers.”And Pharaoh said to his brothers, What is your occupation? And they said to Pharaoh, Your servants are shepherds, both we, and also our fathers.

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

And Pharao said to the brethren of Joseph, What is your occupation? and they said to Pharao, Thy servants are shepherds, both we and our father.

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

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

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.

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

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;'
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