Acts 7:9-19 NIV

9 "Because the patriarchs were jealous of Joseph,1 they sold him as a slave into Egypt.2 But God was with him3

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10 and rescued him from all his troubles. He gave Joseph wisdom and enabled him to gain the goodwill of Pharaoh king of Egypt; so he made him ruler over Egypt and all his palace.4

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11 "Then a famine struck all Egypt and Canaan, bringing great suffering, and our fathers could not find food.5

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12 When Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our fathers on their first visit.6

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13 On their second visit, Joseph told his brothers who he was,7 and Pharaoh learned about Joseph's family.8

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14 After this, Joseph sent for his father Jacob and his whole family,9 seventy-five in all.10

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15 Then Jacob went down to Egypt, where he and our fathers died.11

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16 Their bodies were brought back to Shechem and placed in the tomb that Abraham had bought from the sons of Hamor at Shechem for a certain sum of money.12

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17 "As the time drew near for God to fulfill his promise to Abraham, the number of our people in Egypt greatly increased.13

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18 Then another king, who knew nothing about Joseph, became ruler of Egypt.14

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19 He dealt treacherously with our people and oppressed our forefathers by forcing them to throw out their newborn babies so that they would die.15

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