He chose five of his brothers and presented them1 before Pharaoh.
Pharaoh asked the brothers, "What is your occupation?"2 "Your servants3 are shepherds,4" they replied to Pharaoh, "just as our fathers were."
They also said to him, "We have come to live here awhile,5 because the famine is severe in Canaan6 and your servants' flocks have no pasture.7 So now, please let your servants settle in Goshen."85
Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Your father and your brothers have come to you,
and the land of Egypt is before you; settle9 your father and your brothers in the best part of the land.10 Let them live in Goshen. And if you know of any among them with special ability,11 put them in charge of my own livestock.12"