Jacob's Family Settles in Goshen

Genesis 47

1 Then Joseph a went and told Pharaoh, and said, "My father and my brothers, their flocks and their herds and all that they possess, have come from the land of Canaan; and indeed they are in b the land of Goshen." 2 And he took five men from among his brothers and c presented them to Pharaoh. 3 Then Pharaoh said to his brothers, d "What is your occupation?" And they said to Pharaoh, e "Your servants are shepherds, both we and also our fathers." 4 And they said to Pharaoh, f "We have come to dwell in the land, because your servants have no pasture for their flocks, g for the famine is severe in the land of Canaan. Now therefore, please let your servants h dwell in the land of Goshen." 5 Then Pharaoh spoke to Joseph, saying, "Your father and your brothers have come to you. 6 i "The land of Egypt is before you. Have your father and brothers dwell in the best of the land; let them dwell j in the land of Goshen. And if you know any competent men among them, then make them chief herdsmen over my livestock."

7 Then Joseph brought in his father Jacob and set him before Pharaoh; and Jacob k blessed Pharaoh. 8 Pharaoh said to Jacob, "How old are you?" 9 And Jacob said to Pharaoh, l "The days of the years of my 1 pilgrimage are m one hundred and thirty years; n few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and o they have not attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage." 10 So Jacob p blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh. 11 And Joseph situated his father and his brothers, and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of q Rameses, r as Pharaoh had commanded. 12 Then Joseph provided s his father, his brothers, and all his father's household with bread, according to the number in their families.

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