Genesis 46:28
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New International Version
Now Jacob sent Judah ahead of him to Joseph to get directions to Goshen. When they arrived in the region of Goshen,

New Living Translation
As they neared their destination, Jacob sent Judah ahead to meet Joseph and get directions to the region of Goshen. And when they finally arrived there,

English Standard Version
He had sent Judah ahead of him to Joseph to show the way before him in Goshen, and they came into the land of Goshen.

New American Standard Bible
Now he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to point out the way before him to Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.

King James Bible
And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now Jacob had sent Judah ahead of him to Joseph to prepare for his arrival at Goshen. When they came to the land of Goshen,

International Standard Version
Jacob sent Judah ahead of them to meet with Joseph, who would be guiding them to Goshen, and so they arrived.

NET Bible
Jacob sent Judah before him to Joseph to accompany him to Goshen. So they came to the land of Goshen.

New Heart English Bible
He sent Judah before him to Joseph, to show the way before him to Goshen, and they came into the land of Goshen.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Israel sent Judah ahead of him to Joseph to get directions to Goshen. When Israel's family arrived in the region of Goshen,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to show the way before him unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.

New American Standard 1977
Now he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to point out the way before him to Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.

King James 2000 Bible
And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.

American King James Version
And he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to direct his face to Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.

American Standard Version
And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to show the way before him unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he sent Juda before him to Joseph, to tell him; and that he should meet him in Gessen.

Darby Bible Translation
And he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to give notice before he came to Goshen. And they came into the land of Goshen.

English Revised Version
And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to shew the way before him unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to direct his face to Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.

World English Bible
He sent Judah before him to Joseph, to show the way before him to Goshen, and they came into the land of Goshen.

Young's Literal Translation
And Judah he hath sent before him unto Joseph, to direct before him to Goshen, and they come into the land of Goshen;
Study Bible
Joseph Meets Jacob
27and the sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt were two; all the persons of the house of Jacob, who came to Egypt, were seventy. 28Now he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to point out the way before him to Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen. 29Joseph prepared his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel; as soon as he appeared before him, he fell on his neck and wept on his neck a long time.…
Cross References
Genesis 45:10
"You shall live in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children's children and your flocks and your herds and all that you have.

Genesis 47:1
Then Joseph went in and told Pharaoh, and said, "My father and my brothers and their flocks and their herds and all that they have, have come out of the land of Canaan; and behold, they are in the land of Goshen."
Treasury of Scripture

And he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to direct his face to Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.

Judah.

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Genesis 44:16-34 And Judah said, What shall we say to my lord? what shall we speak? …

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to direct.

Genesis 31:21 So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over …

Goshen. Goshen seems to have been a city, after which the land of Goshen was called. The Lxx. render it by [], `city of Heroon;' which by some writers is simply called {Heroum}, and is by the ancient geographers placed in the eastern part of Egypt, not far from the Arabian Gulf.

Genesis 46:34 That you shall say, Your servants' trade has been about cattle from …

Genesis 45:10 And you shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near …

Genesis 47:1 Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and my brothers, …

ARRIVAL OF JACOB IN EGYPT.

(28) To direct his face unto Goshen.--Joseph does not bring his brethren into the narrow and populous Nile Valley which formed Egypt proper, because they could not have maintained there an isolated mode of life. But this was indispensable for them if they were to multiply into a nation fit to be the guardians and depositories of a growing revelation, until the fulness of the time should come, when the world would be ready to receive the perfect knowledge of God's will. As the Egyptians were an agricultural people, and hated sheep and shepherds (Genesis 46:34), the Israelites would run no danger of being absorbed by them so long as they continued to devote themselves to their old pursuits. As Goshen was admirably suited for a pastoral life, they would remain there as distinct and separate from the rest of mankind as they had been in Canaan.

Verse 28. - And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph (the noble qualities displayed by Judah had manifestly secured, as they had Certainly merited, the affectionate admiration and hearty confidence of the aged patriarch), to direct his face unto Goshen; - i.e. that Joseph might supply him with the necessary instructions for conducting the pilgrims to their appointed settlement (Dathius, Rosenmüller, Keil, Lange, Ainsworth, Murphy, 'Speaker's Commentary'), rather than that Joseph might meet him in Goshen (LXX., Vulgate, Samaritan, Kalisch) - and (having received the necessary directions) they came into the land of Goshen. The LXX. read εἴς γῆν Ῥαμεσσῆ, as in Genesis 47:11. And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph,.... Who was the more honourable of his sons, and in greater esteem with Jacob than his elder brethren were, Reuben, Simeon, and Levi, who by their conduct had greatly displeased him: moreover, he was a man of a polite address, and had endeared himself to Joseph by his speech to him, in which he discovered so much affection both to his father, and his brother Benjamin, and was upon all accounts the fittest person to be sent to Joseph:

to direct his face unto Goshen; to inform Joseph of his father's coming, that a place might be prepared for him to dwell in, as both the Targums of Jonathan and Jerusalem paraphrase it; and particularly to direct what place in Goshen he would have him come to, and meet him at:

and they came into the land of Goshen; which was the first part of the land of Egypt that lay nearest to Canaan: the Greek version of the whole verse is,"he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to meet him at Heroopolis, or the city of the heroes, in the land of Rameses,''which is confirmed by Josephus (x); See Gill on Genesis 45:10.

(x) Antiqu. l. 2. c. 7. sect. 5. Ge 46:28-34. Arrival in Egypt.

28. he sent Judah before him unto Joseph—This precautionary measure was obviously proper for apprising the king of the entrance of so large a company within his territories; moreover, it was necessary in order to receive instruction from Joseph as to the locale of their future settlement.46:28-34 It was justice to Pharaoh to let him know that such a family was come to settle in his dominions. If others put confidence in us, we must not be so base as to abuse it by imposing upon them. But how shall Joseph dispose of his brethren? Time was, when they were contriving to be rid of him; now he is contriving to settle them to their advantage; this is rendering good for evil. He would have them live by themselves, in the land of Goshen, which lay nearest to Canaan. Shepherds were an abomination to the Egyptians. Yet Joseph would have them not ashamed to own this as their occupation before Pharaoh. He might have procured places for them at court or in the army. But such preferments would have exposed them to the envy of the Egyptians, and might have tempted them to forget Canaan and the promise made unto their fathers. An honest calling is no disgrace, nor ought we to account it so, but rather reckon it a shame to be idle, or to have nothing to do. It is generally best for people to abide in the callings they have been bred to and used to. Whatever employment and condition God in his providence has allotted for us, let us suit ourselves to it, satisfy ourselves with it, and not mind high things. It is better to be the credit of a mean post, than the shame of a high one. If we wish to destroy our souls, or the souls of our children, then let us seek for ourselves, and for them, great things; but if not, it becomes us, having food and raiment, therewith to be content.
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