Genesis 47:1-12 NIV

1 Joseph went and told Pharaoh, "My father and brothers, with their flocks and herds and everything they own, have come from the land of Canaan1 and are now in Goshen."2

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2 He chose five of his brothers and presented them3 before Pharaoh.

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3 Pharaoh asked the brothers, "What is your occupation?"4 "Your servants5 are shepherds,6" they replied to Pharaoh, "just as our fathers were."

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4 They also said to him, "We have come to live here awhile,7 because the famine is severe in Canaan8 and your servants' flocks have no pasture.9 So now, please let your servants settle in Goshen."10

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5 Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Your father and your brothers have come to you,
6 and the land of Egypt is before you; settle11 your father and your brothers in the best part of the land.12 Let them live in Goshen. And if you know of any among them with special ability,13 put them in charge of my own livestock.14"

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7 Then Joseph brought his father Jacob in and presented him15 before Pharaoh. After Jacob blesseda Pharaoh,16

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    • a 47:7 - Or "greeted"
      8 Pharaoh asked him, "How old are you?"
      9 And Jacob said to Pharaoh, "The years of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty.17 My years have been few and difficult,18 and they do not equal the years of the pilgrimage of my fathers.19"

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      10 Then Jacob blessedb Pharaoh20 and went out from his presence.

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        • b 47:10 - Or "said farewell to"
          11 So Joseph settled his father and his brothers in Egypt and gave them property in the best part of the land,21 the district of Rameses,22 as Pharaoh directed.

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          12 Joseph also provided his father and his brothers and all his father's household with food, according to the number of their children.23

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