Bible: Genesis 46:31-47:6

46:31 Then Joseph said to his brothers and his father’s household, “I will go up and tell Pharaoh, 1 My brothers and my father’s household who were in the land of Canaan have come to me. 46:32 The men are shepherds; 2  they take care of livestock. 3  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 4  from our youth until now, both we and our fathers,’ so that you may live in the land of Goshen, 5  for everyone who takes care of sheep is disgusting 6  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

Canaan. They are now 7  in the land of Goshen.” 47:2 He took five of his brothers and introduced them to Pharaoh. 8 

47:3 Pharaoh said to Joseph’s 9  brothers, “What is your occupation?” They said to Pharaoh, “Your servants take care of flocks, just as our ancestors did.” 10  47:4 Then they said to Pharaoh, “We have come to live as temporary residents 11  in the land. There 12  is no pasture for your servantsflocks 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 13  among them, put them in charge 14  of my livestock.”

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