Genesis 47:6
Text Analysis
776 [e]אֶ֤רֶץ
The landN-fsc
4714 [e]מִצְרַ֙יִם֙
of EgyptN-proper-fs
6440 [e]לְפָנֶ֣יךָ
before youPrep-l | N-cpc | 2ms
1931 [e]הִ֔וא
it [is]Pro-3fs
4315 [e]בְּמֵיטַ֣ב
in the bestPrep-b | N-msc
776 [e]הָאָ֔רֶץ
of the landArt | N-fs
3427 [e]הוֹשֵׁ֥ב
853 [e]אֶת־
1 [e]אָבִ֖יךָ
your fatherN-msc | 2ms
853 [e]וְאֶת־
andConj-w | DirObjM
251 [e]אַחֶ֑יךָ
brothersN-mpc | 2ms
3427 [e]יֵשְׁבוּ֙
let them dwellV-Qal-Imperf-3mp
776 [e]בְּאֶ֣רֶץ
in the landPrep-b | N-fsc
1657 [e]גֹּ֔שֶׁן
of GoshenN-proper-fs
518 [e]וְאִם־
And ifConj-w | Conj
3045 [e]יָדַ֗עְתָּ
you knowV-Qal-Perf-2ms
3426 [e]וְיֶשׁ־
beingConj-w | Adv
among themPrep | 3mp
376 [e]אַנְשֵׁי־
[any] menN-mpc
2428 [e]חַ֔יִל
7760 [e]וְשַׂמְתָּ֛ם
then make themConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-2ms | 3mp
8269 [e]שָׂרֵ֥י
4735 [e]מִקְנֶ֖ה
of livestockN-ms
5921 [e]עַל־
834 [e]אֲשֶׁר־
unto mePrep | 1cs

Hebrew Texts
בראשית 47:6 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
אֶ֤רֶץ מִצְרַ֙יִם֙ לְפָנֶ֣יךָ הִ֔וא בְּמֵיטַ֣ב הָאָ֔רֶץ הֹושֵׁ֥ב אֶת־אָבִ֖יךָ וְאֶת־אַחֶ֑יךָ יֵשְׁבוּ֙ בְּאֶ֣רֶץ גֹּ֔שֶׁן וְאִם־יָדַ֗עְתָּ וְיֶשׁ־בָּם֙ אַנְשֵׁי־חַ֔יִל וְשַׂמְתָּ֛ם שָׂרֵ֥י מִקְנֶ֖ה עַל־אֲשֶׁר־לִֽי׃

בראשית 47:6 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ארץ מצרים לפניך הוא במיטב הארץ הושב את־אביך ואת־אחיך ישבו בארץ גשן ואם־ידעת ויש־בם אנשי־חיל ושמתם שרי מקנה על־אשר־לי׃

בראשית 47:6 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ארץ מצרים לפניך הוא במיטב הארץ הושב את־אביך ואת־אחיך ישבו בארץ גשן ואם־ידעת ויש־בם אנשי־חיל ושמתם שרי מקנה על־אשר־לי׃

בראשית 47:6 Hebrew Bible
ארץ מצרים לפניך הוא במיטב הארץ הושב את אביך ואת אחיך ישבו בארץ גשן ואם ידעת ויש בם אנשי חיל ושמתם שרי מקנה על אשר לי׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"The land of Egypt is at your disposal; settle your father and your brothers in the best of the land, let them live in the land of Goshen; and if you know any capable men among them, then put them in charge of my livestock."

King James Bible
The land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the land make thy father and brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest any men of activity among them, then make them rulers over my cattle.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
the land of Egypt is open before you; settle your father and brothers in the best part of the land. They can live in the land of Goshen. If you know of any capable men among them, put them in charge of my livestock."
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men of activity. Ansey chayil, men of strength, power, ability, or prowess. It implies both fitness of mind and body; and so valour, prudence, diligence, and virtue.


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cattle {Mikneh}, from {kanah}, to posses, signifies {property or possession} of any kind, though it frequently is used for {cattle}, because in ancient times they constituted the principal part of a man's possessions.

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