28 Now Jacob sent Judah(A) ahead of him to Joseph to get directions to Goshen.(B) When they arrived in the region of Goshen, 29 Joseph had his chariot(C) made ready and went to Goshen to meet his father Israel.(D) As soon as Joseph appeared before him, he threw his arms around his father[a] and wept(E) for a long time.(F)

30 Israel(G) said to Joseph, “Now I am ready to die, since I have seen for myself that you are still alive.”(H)

31 Then Joseph said to his brothers and to his father’s household, “I will go up and speak to Pharaoh and will say to him, ‘My brothers and my father’s household, who were living in the land of Canaan,(I) have come to me.(J) 32 The men are shepherds;(K) they tend livestock,(L) and they have brought along their flocks and herds and everything they own.’(M) 33 When Pharaoh calls you in and asks, ‘What is your occupation?’(N) 34 you should answer, ‘Your servants(O) have tended livestock from our boyhood on, just as our fathers did.’(P) Then you will be allowed to settle(Q) in the region of Goshen,(R) for all shepherds are detestable to the Egyptians.(S)

47 Joseph went and told Pharaoh, “My father and brothers, with their flocks and herds and everything they own, have come from the land of Canaan(T) and are now in Goshen.”(U) He chose five of his brothers and presented them(V) before Pharaoh.

Pharaoh asked the brothers, “What is your occupation?”(W)

“Your servants(X) are shepherds,(Y)” they replied to Pharaoh, “just as our fathers were.” They also said to him, “We have come to live here for a while,(Z) because the famine is severe in Canaan(AA) and your servants’ flocks have no pasture.(AB) So now, please let your servants settle in Goshen.”(AC)

Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Your father and your brothers have come to you, and the land of Egypt is before you; settle(AD) your father and your brothers in the best part of the land.(AE) Let them live in Goshen. And if you know of any among them with special ability,(AF) put them in charge of my own livestock.(AG)


  1. Genesis 46:29 Hebrew around him

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