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Genesis 47:1-12 (English Standard Version)

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Jacob's Family Settles in Goshen

1 So Joseph 1went in and told Pharaoh, "My father and my brothers, with their flocks and herds and all that they possess, have come from the land of Canaan. They are now in 2the land of Goshen." 2 And from among his brothers he took five men and 3presented them to Pharaoh. 3 Pharaoh said to his brothers, 4"What is your occupation?" And they said to Pharaoh, 5"Your servants are shepherds, as our fathers were." 4 They said to Pharaoh, 6"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. And now, please let your servants dwell 7in the land of Goshen." 5 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Your father and your brothers have come to you. 6 The land of Egypt is before you. Settle your father and your brothers 8in the best of the land. 9Let them settle in the land of Goshen, and if you know any 10able men among them, put them in charge of my livestock." 7 Then Joseph brought in Jacob his father and stood him before Pharaoh, 11and Jacob blessed Pharaoh. 8 And Pharaoh said to Jacob, "How many are the days of the years of your life?" 9 And Jacob said to Pharaoh, "The days of the years of my 12sojourning are 130 years. 13Few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and 14they have not attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their 15sojourning." 10 And Jacob 16blessed Pharaoh and went out from the presence of Pharaoh. 11 Then Joseph 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 17Rameses, 18as Pharaoh had commanded. 12 And Joseph 19provided his father, his brothers, and all his father's household with food, according to the number of their dependents.
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