Yosef made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Yisra'el, his father, in Goshen. He presented himself to him, and fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.
Yisra'el said to Yosef, "Now let me die, since I have seen your face, that you are still alive."
Yosef said to his brothers, and to his father's house, "I will go up, and speak with Par`oh, and will tell him, 'My brothers, and my father's house, who were in the land of Kana`an, have come to me.
These men are shepherds, for they have been keepers of cattle, and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.'
It will happen, when Par`oh summons you, and will say, 'What is your occupation?'
that you shall say, 'Your servants have been keepers of cattle from our youth even until now, both we, and our fathers:' that you may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination to the Mitzrim."