Genesis 47


Jacob Settles in Goshen

[3came 1And 2Joseph] to report to Pharaoh, saying, my father and my brothers, and the cattle, and their oxen, and all their things, are come from the land of Canaan, and behold, they are in the land of Goshen. And from his brothers he took to himself five men, and stood them before Pharaoh. And Pharaoh said to the brothers of Joseph, What is your work? And they said to Pharaoh, [2are shepherds 3of flocks 1Your servants], even we and our fathers. And they said to Pharaoh, [2to sojourn 3in 4the 5land 1We come], [3no 1for 2there is] pasture for the cattle of your servants, [4grew in strength 1for 2the 3famine] in the land of Canaan. Now then let [2dwell 1your servants] in the land of Goshen! And Pharaoh said to Joseph, saying, Your father and your brothers have come to you. Behold, the land of Egypt [2before 3you 1is], in the best land settle your father and your brothers. Let them dwell in the land of Goshen! And if you should have knowledge that there are among them [2men 1able], you place them in charge of my cattle!

Jacob Blesses Pharaoh

[3brought in 1And 2Joseph] Jacob his father, and stood him before Pharaoh. And Jacob blessed Pharaoh. [3said 1And 2Pharaoh] to Jacob, How many are the years of days of your life? And Jacob said to Pharaoh, The days of the years of my life which I sojourned are a hundred thirty years; small and severe have become the days of the years of my life; they did not attain to the days of the years of the life of my fathers, which days they sojourned. 10 And Jacob having blessed Pharaoh, he went forth from him. 11 And Joseph settled his father, and his brothers, and he gave to them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh assigned. 12 And Joseph measured out grain to his father, and to his brothers, and to all the house of his father -- grain according to person.

Famine Prevails

13 [4grain 1And 3no 2there was] in all the earth. [4grew in strength 1For 2the 3famine] exceedingly. [5failed 1And 2the 3land 4of Egypt], and the land of Canaan, because of the famine. 14 [3brought together 1And 2Joseph] all the silver being found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, from the grain which they bought. And he measured out grain to them. And Joseph carried in all the silver into the house of Pharaoh. 15 And [4dissipated 1all 2the 3silver] from the land of Egypt, and from the land of Canaan. [5came 1And 2all 3the 4Egyptians] to Joseph, saying, Give us bread loaves! And why should we die before you, [3has dissipated 1for 2our silver]? 16 [3said 1And 4to them 2Joseph], Bring your cattle, and I will give to you bread loaves in exchange for your cattle, if [3has dissipated 1the 2silver]. 17 And they led their cattle to Joseph. And [2gave 3to them 1Joseph] bread loaves in return for the horses, and for the sheep, and for the oxen, and for the donkeys. And he nourished them with bread loaves in exchange for all of their cattle in that year. 18 [4went by 1And 3year 2that], and they came to him in the [2year 1second], and said to him, Lest at some time we should be obliterated from our master -- for since [3has dissipated 1the 2silver], and the possessions, and the cattle to you, the master, and there has not been left behind to us before our master, but only our own body and our land, 19 that then we might not die before you, and the land should be made desolate, you acquire us and our land for bread loaves, and we will be to you and our land, servants to Pharaoh! Give us seed! that we should sow, and we should live and should not die, and the land will not be made desolate. 20 And Joseph acquired all the land of the Egyptians for Pharaoh. [4gave 1For 2the 3Egyptians] their land to Pharaoh. [4prevailed 1For 5over them 2the 3famine], and [3came 1the 2land] to Pharaoh. 21 And the people were reduced to slavery to him as servants from the uttermost parts of the boundaries of Egypt, unto the uttermost parts, 22 except the land of the priests only [2did not 3acquire 4this 1Joseph], [4a 5portion 1for 3gave 6as a gift 7to the 8priests 2Pharaoh]. And they ate the portion which [2gave 3to them 1Pharaoh]. On account of this they did not give up their land. 23 [3said 1And 2Joseph] to all the Egyptians, Behold, I have acquired you and your land today for Pharaoh. Take to yourselves seed, and sow the land! 24 And there will be produce of it, and you will give the fifth part to Pharaoh, and the four parts will be for you yourselves, for seed in the earth, and for food to you, and to all the ones in your houses. 25 And they said, You have delivered us; we found favor before our master, and we will be servants to Pharaoh. 26 And [2established it 3to them 1Joseph] as an order until this day for the land of Egypt, for Pharaoh to take a fifth, except of the land of the priests only, which was not to Pharaoh. 27 [3dwelt 1And 2Israel] in the land of Egypt, upon the land of Goshen. And they were heir over it. And they grew and multiplied exceedingly. 28 [3outlived 1And 2Jacob] in the land of Egypt for seventeen years. And [6were 1the 2days 3of Jacob's 4years 5of his life] a hundred forty-seven years. 29 [4approached 1And 2the 3days] for Israel to die. And he called his son Joseph, and said to him, If I have found favor before you, place your hand upon my thigh! and you will do for me a charity and truth -- that is to not entomb me in Egypt. 30 But I shall be gone to sleep with my fathers, then you shall lift me from out of Egypt, and entomb me in their burying-place. And he said, I will do according to your saying. 31 And he said to him, Swear by an oath to me! And he swore by an oath to him. And Israel did obeisance upon the top of his cane.
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