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Genesis 47:4

They also said to him, “We have come to live here for a while,g because the famine is severe in Canaanh and your servants’ flocks have no pasture.i So now, please let your servants settle in Goshen.”j

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Genesis 47:4 — English Standard Version (ESV)

They said to Pharaoh, “We have come to sojourn in the land, for there is no pasture for your servants’ flocks, for the famine is severe in the land of Canaan. And now, please let your servants dwell in the land of Goshen.”

Genesis 47:4 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

They said moreover unto Pharaoh, For to sojourn in the land are we come; for thy servants have no pasture for their flocks; for the famine is sore in the land of Canaan: now therefore, we pray thee, let thy servants dwell in the land of Goshen.

Genesis 47:4 — New Living Translation (NLT)

We have come to live here in Egypt for a while, for there is no pasture for our flocks in Canaan. The famine is very severe there. So please, we request permission to live in the region of Goshen.”

Genesis 47:4 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

And they said to Pharaoh, “We have come to dwell in the land, because your servants have no pasture for their flocks, for the famine is severe in the land of Canaan. Now therefore, please let your servants dwell in the land of Goshen.”

Genesis 47:4 — New Century Version (NCV)

They said to the king, “We have come to live in this land, because there is no grass in the land of Canaan for our animals to eat, and the hunger is terrible there. So please allow us to live in the land of Goshen.”

Genesis 47:4 — American Standard Version (ASV)

And they said unto Pharaoh, To sojourn in the land are we come; for there is no pasture for thy servants’ flocks; for the famine is sore in the land of Canaan: now therefore, we pray thee, let thy servants dwell in the land of Goshen.

Genesis 47:4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And they said to Pharaoh, To sojourn in the land are we come; for there is no pasture for the sheep that thy servants have, for the famine is grievous in the land of Canaan; and now, we pray thee, let thy servants dwell in the land of Goshen.

Genesis 47:4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

We have come to live in this land for a while. The famine is so severe in Canaan that there’s no pasture for our flocks. So please let us live in Goshen.” 

Genesis 47:4 — The 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 47:4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

They said to Pharaoh, “We have come to reside as aliens in the land; for there is no pasture for your servants’ flocks because the famine is severe in the land of Canaan. Now, we ask you, let your servants settle in the land of Goshen.”

Genesis 47:4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

And they said to Pharaoh, “We have come to sojourn in the land, for there is no pasture for your servant’s flocks, for the famine is severe in the land of Canaan. So now, please let your servants dwell in the land of Goshen.”

Genesis 47:4 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

They also said to him, “We’ve come to live in Egypt for a while. There isn’t enough food anywhere in Canaan. There isn’t any grass for our flocks. So please let us settle in Goshen.”

Genesis 47:4 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

They said to Pharaoh, “We have come to sojourn in the land, for there is no pasture for your servants flocks, for the famine is severe in the land of Canaan. Now, therefore, please let your servants live in the land of Goshen.”


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