1 Then aJoseph 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 bGoshen.”
2 He took five men from among his brothers and apresented them to Pharaoh.
4 They said to Pharaoh, “aWe have come to sojourn in the land, for there is no pasture for your servants’ flocks, for bthe famine is severe in the land of Canaan. Now, therefore, please let your servants 1clive in the land of Goshen.”
5 Then Pharaoh said to 1Joseph, “Your father and your brothers have come to you.
6 “The land of Egypt is 1at your disposal; 2settle your father and your brothers in athe best of the land, let them 3live in the land of Goshen; and if you know any bcapable men among them, then 4put them in charge of my livestock.”
8 Pharaoh said to Jacob, “How many 1years have you lived?”
9 So Jacob said to Pharaoh, “The 1ayears of my sojourning are one hundred and 2thirty; few and 3unpleasant have been the 1years of my life, nor have they 4attained bthe 1years 5that my fathers lived during the days of their sojourning.”
14 aJoseph gathered all the money that was found in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan for the grain which they bought, and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh’s house.
15 When the money was all spent in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came to Joseph 1and said, “Give us 2food, for awhy should we die in your presence? For our money 3is gone.”
16 Then Joseph said, “Give up your livestock, and I will give you food for your livestock, since your money 1is gone.”
17 So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and Joseph gave them 1food in exchange for the horses and the 2flocks and the herds and the donkeys; and he 3fed them with 1food in exchange for all their livestock 4that year.
18 When that year was ended, they came to him the 1next year and said to him, “We will not hide from my lord that our money is all spent, and the 2cattle are my lord’s. There is nothing left 3for my lord except our bodies and our lands.
19 “Why should we die before your eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land for 1food, and we and our land will be slaves to Pharaoh. So give us seed, that we may live and not die, and that the land may not be desolate.”
20 So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh, for 1every Egyptian sold his field, because the famine was severe upon them. Thus the land became Pharaoh’s.
22 Only the land of the priests he did not buy, for the priests had an allotment from Pharaoh, and they 1lived off the allotment which Pharaoh gave them. Therefore, they did not sell their land.
29 When 1athe time for Israel to die drew near, he called his son Joseph and said to him, “Please, if I have found favor in your sight, bplace now your hand under my thigh and cdeal with me in kindness and 2faithfulness. Please do not bury me in Egypt,
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