Jacob Goes to Egypt (continued)
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.
2 And he took some of his brethren, even five men, and
presented them unto Pharaoh.
3 And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What is your
occupation? And they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are
shepherds, both we, and also our fathers.
4 They said moreover unto Pharaoh, For to sojourn in the
land are we come; for thy servants have no pasture for their
flocks; for the famine is sore in the land of Canaan: now
therefore, we pray thee, let thy servants dwell in the land
5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father and
thy brethren are come unto thee:
6 The land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the
land make thy father and brethren to dwell; in the land of
Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest 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 unto Jacob, How old art thou?
9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of
my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil
have the days of the years of my life been, and have not
attained unto the days of the years of the life of my
fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.
10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before
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, as Pharaoh had commanded.
12 And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren,
and all his father's household, with bread, according to
Joseph and the Famine
13 And there was no bread in all the land; for
the famine was very sore, so that the land of Egypt and all
the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the famine.
14 And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found
in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the
corn which they bought: and Joseph brought the money into
15 And when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in
the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and
said, Give us bread: for why should we die in thy presence?
for the money faileth.
16 And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give
you for your cattle, if money fail.
17 And they brought their cattle unto Joseph: and Joseph
gave them bread in exchange for horses, and for the flocks,
and for the cattle of the herds, and for the asses: and he
fed them with bread for all their cattle for that year.
18 When that year was ended, they came unto him the
second year, and said unto him, We will not hide it from my
lord, how that our money is spent; my lord also hath our
herds of cattle; there is not ought left in the sight of my
lord, but our bodies, and our lands:
19 Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we and
our land? buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land
will be servants unto Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may
live, and not die, that the land be not desolate.
20 And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh;
for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the
famine prevailed over them: so the land became Pharaoh's.
21 And as for the people, he removed them to cities from
one end of the borders of Egypt even to the other end
22 Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the
priests had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh, and did eat
their portion which Pharaoh gave them: wherefore they sold
not their lands.
23 Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have
bought you this day and your land for Pharaoh: lo, here is
seed for you, and ye shall sow the land.
24 And it shall come to pass in the increase, that ye
shall give the fifth part unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall
be your own, for seed of the field, and for your food, and
for them of your households, and for food for your little
25 And they said, Thou hast saved our lives: let us find
grace in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's
26 And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto
this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth part, except
the land of the priests only, which became not Pharaoh's.
27 And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country
of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and
28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years:
so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven
29 And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he
called his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have
found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under
my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I
pray thee, in Egypt:
30 But I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry
me out of Egypt, and bury me in their buryingplace. And he
said, I will do as thou hast said.
31 And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him.
And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head.