Jacob’s Family Settles in Goshen

47 Then (A)Joseph went in and told Pharaoh, and said, “My father and my brothers and their flocks and their herds and all that they have, have come out of the land of Canaan; and behold, they are in the land of (B)Goshen.” And he took five men from among his brothers and (C)presented them to Pharaoh. Then Pharaoh said to his brothers, “(D)What is your occupation?” So they said to Pharaoh, “Your servants are (E)shepherds, both we and our fathers.” They also said to Pharaoh, “(F)We have come to reside in the land, for there is no pasture for your servants’ flocks, for (G)the famine is severe in the land of Canaan. Now, therefore, please let your servants (H)live in the land of Goshen.” Then Pharaoh said to [a]Joseph, “Your father and your brothers have come to you. The land of Egypt is [b]at your disposal; settle your father and your brothers in (I)the best of the land, let them live in the land of Goshen; and if you know any (J)capable men among them, then [c]put them in charge of my livestock.”

Then Joseph brought his father Jacob and [d]presented him to Pharaoh; and Jacob (K)blessed Pharaoh. And Pharaoh said to Jacob, “How many [e]years have you lived?” So Jacob said to Pharaoh, “The [f](L)years of my living abroad are [g]130; few and [h]unpleasant have been the [i]years of my life, nor have they [j]attained (M)the [k]years [l]that my fathers lived during the days of their living abroad.” 10 So Jacob (N)blessed Pharaoh, and went out from [m]his presence. 11 Now Joseph settled his father and his brothers and gave them property in the land of Egypt, in (O)the best of the land, in the land of (P)Rameses, as Pharaoh had ordered. 12 Joseph also (Q)provided his father and his brothers and all his father’s household with [n]food, according to the [o]number of their little ones.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 47:5 Lit Joseph, saying
  2. Genesis 47:6 Lit before you
  3. Genesis 47:6 Lit appoint them rulers
  4. Genesis 47:7 Lit set him before
  5. Genesis 47:8 Lit are the days of the years of your life
  6. Genesis 47:9 Lit days of the years
  7. Genesis 47:9 Lit 130 years
  8. Genesis 47:9 Lit evil
  9. Genesis 47:9 Lit days of the years
  10. Genesis 47:9 Lit reached
  11. Genesis 47:9 Lit days of the years
  12. Genesis 47:9 Lit of the life of my fathers
  13. Genesis 47:10 Lit Pharaoh’s
  14. Genesis 47:12 Or bread
  15. Genesis 47:12 Lit mouth