"What is your occupation?" Pharaoh asked Joseph's brothers. "Your servants are shepherds," they replied, "both we and our fathers."
Cross ReferencesGenesis 4:2
Later she gave birth to Cain's brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the soil.
When Pharaoh summons you and asks, 'What is your occupation?'
you are to say, 'Your servants have raised livestock ever since our youth--both we and our fathers.' Then you will be allowed to settle in the land of Goshen, since all shepherds are detestable to the Egyptians."
"Tell us now," they demanded, "who is to blame for this calamity that is upon us? What is your occupation, and from where have you come? What is your country, and who are your people?"
Chapter Outline1. Joseph presents his father, and five of his brothers before Pharaoh.
11. He gives them habitation and maintenance.
13. He gets the Egyptian's money;
16. their cattle;
18. and their lands, except the priests', to Pharaoh.
23. He restores the land for a fifth.
28. Jacob's age.
29. He swears Joseph to bury him with his fathers.
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