Jacob’s Family Settles in Goshen1 Then a 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 b Goshen.” 2 He took five men from among his brothers and c presented them to Pharaoh. 3 Then Pharaoh said to his brothers d “What is your occupation?” So they said to Pharaoh, “Your servants are e shepherds, both we and our fathers.” 4 They said to Pharaoh f “We have come to sojourn in the land, for there is no pasture for your servants’ flocks, for g the famine is severe in the land of Canaan. Now, therefore, please let your servants ▼
▼ Lit dwell, i live in the land of Goshen.” 5 Then Pharaoh said to ▼
▼ Lit Joseph, sayingJoseph, “Your father and your brothers have come to you. 6 “The land of Egypt is ▼
▼ Lit before youat your disposal; ▼
▼ Lit cause them to dwellsettle your father and your brothers in m the best of the land, let them ▼
▼ Lit dwelllive in the land of Goshen; and if you know any o capable men among them, then ▼
▼ Lit appoint them rulersput them in charge of my livestock.” 7 Then Joseph brought his father Jacob and ▼
▼ Lit set him beforepresented him to Pharaoh; and Jacob r blessed Pharaoh. 8 Pharaoh said to Jacob, “How many ▼
▼ Lit are the days of the years of your lifeyears have you lived?” 9 So Jacob said to Pharaoh, “The ▼ , u years of my sojourning are one hundred and ▼
▼ Lit thirty yearsthirty; few and ▼
▼ Lit evilunpleasant have been the ▼ years of my life, nor have they ▼
▼ Lit reachedattained z the ▼ years ▼
▼ Lit of the life of my fathersthat my fathers lived during the days of their sojourning.” 10 And Jacob ac blessed Pharaoh, and went out from ▼
▼ Lit Pharaoh’shis presence. 11 So Joseph ▼
▼ Lit caused to dwellsettled his father and his brothers and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in af the best of the land, in the land of ag Rameses, as Pharaoh had ordered. 12 Joseph ah provided his father and his brothers and all his father’s household with ▼ food, according to their little ones. 13 Now there was no ▼ food in all the land, because the famine was very severe, so that ak the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan languished because of the famine. 14 al Joseph 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 ▼
▼ Lit sayingand said, “Give us ▼ food, for ao why should we die in your presence? For our money ▼
▼ Lit ceasesis gone.” 16 Then Joseph said, “Give up your livestock, and I will give you food for your livestock, since your money ▼
▼ Lit ceasesis gone.” 17 So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and Joseph gave them ▼ food in exchange for the horses and the ▼
▼ Lit livestock of the flocks and livestock of the herdsflocks and the herds and the donkeys; and he ▼
▼ Lit led them as a shepherdfed them with ▼ food in exchange for all their livestock ▼
▼ Lit in that yearthat year. 18 When that year was ended, they came to him the ▼
▼ Lit secondnext year and said to him, “We will not hide from my lord that our money is all spent, and the ▼
▼ Lit livestock of the cattlecattle are my lord’s. There is nothing left ▼
▼ Lit in the presence offor 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 ▼ food, 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.”
Result of the Famine20 So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh, for ▼
▼ Lit Egypt, every manevery Egyptian sold his field, because the famine was severe upon them. Thus the land became Pharaoh’s. 21 As for the people, he removed them to the cities from one end of Egypt’s border to the other. 22 Only the land of the priests he did not buy, for the priests had an allotment from Pharaoh, and they ▼
▼ Lit ate their allotmentlived off the allotment which Pharaoh gave them. Therefore, they did not sell their land. 23 Then Joseph said to the people, “Behold, I have today bought you and your land for Pharaoh; now, here is seed for you, and you may sow the land. 24 ▼
▼ Lit It shall come about...that you shall“At the harvest you shall give a bd fifth to Pharaoh, and ▼
▼ Lit four partsfour-fifths shall be your own for seed of the field and for your food and for those of your households and as food for your little ones.” 25 So they said, “You have saved our lives! Let us find favor in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh’s slaves.” 26 Joseph made it a statute concerning the land of Egypt valid to this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth; bf only the land of the priests ▼
▼ Lit alone diddid not become Pharaoh’s. 27 Now Israel ▼
▼ Lit dweltlived in the land of Egypt, in ▼
▼ Lit in the land of GoshenGoshen, and they bj acquired property in it and bk were fruitful and became very numerous. 28 Jacob lived in the land of Egypt bl seventeen years; so the ▼
▼ Lit days of Jacob, the years of his lifelength of Jacob’s life was one hundred and forty-seven years. 29 When ▼
▼ Lit the days of Israel to die drew near, bo the 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, bp place now your hand under my thigh and bq deal with me in kindness and ▼
▼ Lit truthfaithfulness. Please do not bury me in Egypt, 30 but when I bs lie down with my fathers, you shall carry me out of Egypt and bury me in bt their burial place.” And he said, “I will do as you have said.” 31 He said bu “Swear to me.” So he swore to him. Then bv Israel bowed in worship at the head of the bed.
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