And Pharaoh said to Jacob, “How many are the days of the years of your life?” (47:7) And Jacob said to Pharaoh, “The days of the years of my sojournings are a hundred and thirty years. Few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not attained the days of the years of my fathers in their days of sojourning.” (47:8) Jacob lived to be 147, 33 years less than his father Isaac who lived to be 180. In the original Hebrew verses 7 and 8 contain 33 words. There’s a rabbinic statement that 33 years were deducted from Jacob’s life on account of this unflattering exchange with Pharaoh. R. Chaim Shmuelevitz points out that verse 7 is Pharaoh’s question to Jacob and yet Jacob was held responsible for it. This suggests that we are not only answerable for how we respond to others but also the questions we provoke others to ask.