1 Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, "My father and my brethren, and their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have, are come out of the land of Canaan; and, behold, they are in the land of Goshen." (see 46:28)
2 And he took some of his brethren, even five men (#5=grace), and presented them to Pharaoh.
3 And Pharaoh said to his brethren, "What is your occupation?" And they said to Pharaoh, "your servants are shepherds, both we, and also our fathers."
4 They said moreover to Pharaoh, "For to sojourn in the land are we come; for your servants have no pasture for their flocks; for the famine is sore in the land of Canaan: now therefore, we pray you, let your servants dwell in the land of Goshen."
5 And Pharaoh spoke to Joseph, saying, "Your father and your brethren are come to you:
6 The land of Egypt is before you; in the best of the land make your father and brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if you know any men of activity among them, then make them rulers over my cattle."
7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
8 And Pharaoh said to Jacob, "How old are you?" (=how many are the days? First question asked in the East even today)
9 And Jacob said to Pharaoh, "The days of the years of my sojornings are an hundred and thirty years (Joseph being 39, Reuben 46, Simeon 45, Levi 44, Judah 42. 215 years from Abraham's call from Chaldea): few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their sojournings."
10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh ("The less is blessed of the better"-Heb.7:7-cp.v.2), and went out from before Pharaoh.
11 And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses (later name of Goshen), as Pharaoh had commanded.
12 And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father's household, with bread, according to their families.
P Q U 47:27. Jacob's dwelling in Egypt. V 47:28. Years of life (147); and dwelling (17). W 47:29-49:32. Charges. Q U 49:33-50:2. Jacob's death in Egypt. V 50:3-14. Days of mourning.
27 And Israel (used here, for the first time, of the Nation) dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly. (Fulfilling 46:3, and preparing for Ex.1:7)
28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.
29 And the time drew near that Israel must die (here used of the man Jacob. See v.27; 43:8; 45:26,28): and he called his son Joseph, and said to him,
W X 47:29-31. Charge to Joseph, re: burial. Y 48:1-20. Blessing of Joseph and his sons. Z 48:21,22. Assurance of return. Y 49:1-28. Blessing of all his sons. X 49:29-32. Charge to all his sons, re: burial.
"If now I have found grace in your sight, put, I pray you, your hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I pray you, in Egypt:
30 But I will lie with my fathers, and you shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their burying-place." And he said, "I will do as you have said."
31 And he said, "Swear to me." And he swore to him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head. (Much confusion caused by supposing Heb.11:21 refers to this. Mistake made by Ancient versions and modern commentators. Heb.11:21 refers to his blessing of Joseph's sons. This refers to the charge concerning his burial. It may or may not be bed, or staff.)