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Genesis 47:1-12 World English Bible (WEB)

47 Then Joseph went in and told Pharaoh, and said, “My father and my brothers, with their flocks, their herds, and all that they own, have come out of the land of Canaan; and behold, they are in the land of Goshen.” From among his brothers he took five men, and presented them to Pharaoh. Pharaoh said to his brothers, “What is your occupation?”

They said to Pharaoh, “Your servants are shepherds, both we, and our fathers.” They said to Pharaoh, “We have come to live as foreigners 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 dwell in the land of Goshen.”

Pharaoh spoke to Joseph, saying, “Your father and your brothers have come to you. The land of Egypt is before you. Make your father and your brothers dwell in the best of the land. Let them dwell in the land of Goshen. If you know any able men among them, then put them in charge of my livestock.”

Joseph brought in Jacob, his father, and set him before Pharaoh, and Jacob blessed Pharaoh. Pharaoh said to Jacob, “How many are the days of the years of your life?”

Jacob said to Pharaoh, “The days of the years of my pilgrimage are one hundred thirty years. Few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.” 10 Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from the presence of Pharaoh.

11 Joseph placed 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 Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded. 12 Joseph nourished his father, his brothers, and all of his father’s household, with bread, according to their families.

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Genesis 47:1-12 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Jacob’s Family Settles in Goshen

47 Then 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 Goshen.” He took five men from among his brothers and presented them to Pharaoh. Then Pharaoh said to his brothers, “What is your occupation?” So they said to Pharaoh, “Your servants are shepherds, both we and our fathers.” 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 [a]live in the land of Goshen.” Then Pharaoh said to [b]Joseph, “Your father and your brothers have come to you. The land of Egypt is [c]at your disposal; [d]settle your father and your brothers in the best of the land, let them [e]live in the land of Goshen; and if you know any capable men among them, then [f]put them in charge of my livestock.”

Then Joseph brought his father Jacob and [g]presented him to Pharaoh; and Jacob blessed Pharaoh. Pharaoh said to Jacob, “How many [h]years have you lived?” So Jacob said to Pharaoh, “The [i]years of my sojourning are one hundred and [j]thirty; few and [k]unpleasant have been the [l]years of my life, nor have they [m]attained the [n]years [o]that my fathers lived during the days of their sojourning.” 10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from [p]his presence. 11 So Joseph [q]settled 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 Rameses, as Pharaoh had ordered. 12 Joseph provided his father and his brothers and all his father’s household with [r]food, according to their little ones.

Footnotes:

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