Bible: Gen 46:28-47:12
46:28 Jacob 1 sent Judah before him to Joseph to accompany him to Goshen. 2 So they came to the land of Goshen. 46:29 Joseph harnessed his chariot and went up to meet his father Israel in Goshen. When he met him, 3 he hugged his neck and wept on his neck for quite some time.
46:30 Israel said to Joseph, “Now let me die since I have seen your face and know that you are still alive.” 4 46:31 Then Joseph said to his brothers and his father’s household, “I will go up and tell Pharaoh, 5 ‘My brothers and my father’s household who were in the land of Canaan have come to me. 46:32 The men are shepherds; 6 they take care of livestock. 7 They have brought their flocks and their herds and all that they have.’ 46:33 Pharaoh will summon you and say, ‘What is your occupation?’ 46:34 Tell him, ‘Your servants have taken care of cattle 8 from our youth until now, both we and our fathers,’ so that you may live in the land of Goshen, 9 for everyone who takes care of sheep is disgusting 10 to the Egyptians.”
Joseph’s Wise Administration
47:1 Joseph went and told Pharaoh, “My father, my brothers, their flocks and herds, and all that they own have arrived from the land of
47:3 Pharaoh said to Joseph’s 13 brothers, “What is your occupation?” They said to Pharaoh, “Your servants take care of flocks, just as our ancestors did.” 14 47:4 Then they said to Pharaoh, “We have come to live as temporary residents 15 in the land. There 16 is no pasture for your servants’ flocks because the famine is severe in the land of Canaan. So now, please let your servants live in the land of Goshen.”
47:5 Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Your father and your brothers have come to you. 47:6 The land of Egypt is before you; settle your father and your brothers in the best region of the land. They may live in the land of Goshen. If you know of any highly capable men 17 among them, put them in charge 18 of my livestock.”
47:7 Then Joseph brought in his father Jacob and presented him 19 before Pharaoh. Jacob blessed 20 Pharaoh. 47:8 Pharaoh said to Jacob, “How long have you lived?” 21 47:9 Jacob said to Pharaoh, “All 22 the years of my travels 23 are 130. All 24 the years of my life have been few and painful; 25 the years of my travels are not as long as those of my ancestors.” 26 47:10 Then Jacob blessed Pharaoh and went out from his presence. 27
47:11 So Joseph settled his father and his brothers. He gave them territory 28 in the land of Egypt, in the best region of the land, the land of Rameses, 29 just as Pharaoh had commanded. 47:12 Joseph also provided food for his father, his brothers, and all his father’s household, according to the number of their little children.