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Genesis 46:34 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

34 you are to say, ‘Your servants, both we and our fathers, have raised livestock[a] from our youth until now.’ Then you will be allowed to settle in the land of Goshen, since all shepherds are abhorrent to Egyptians.”


  1. Genesis 46:34 Lit fathers, are men of livestock

Genesis 47:1 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Pharaoh Welcomes Jacob

47 So Joseph went and informed Pharaoh: “My father and my brothers, with their sheep and cattle and all that they own, have come from the land of Canaan and are now in the land of Goshen.”

Genesis 47:4 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Then they said to Pharaoh, “We have come to live in the land for a while because there is no grazing land for your servants’ sheep, since the famine in the land of Canaan has been severe. So now, please let your servants settle in the land of Goshen.”

Genesis 47:6 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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.”

Genesis 47:11 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

11 Then Joseph settled his father and brothers in the land of Egypt and gave them property in the best part of the land, the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded.

Genesis 47:27 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Israel Settles in Goshen

27 Israel settled in the land of Egypt, in the region of Goshen. They acquired property in it and became fruitful and very numerous.

Genesis 50:8 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

along with all Joseph’s household, his brothers, and his father’s household. Only their children, their sheep, and their cattle were left in the land of Goshen.

Exodus 8:22 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

22 But on that day I will give special treatment to the land of Goshen, where My people are living; no flies will be there. This way you will know that I, Yahweh, am in the land.

Joshua 10:41 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

41 Joshua conquered everyone from Kadesh-barnea to Gaza, and all the land of Goshen as far as Gibeon.

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