Genesis 47:7-17 (New International Version)

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7 Then Joseph brought his father Jacob in and presented him1 before Pharaoh. After Jacob blesseda Pharaoh,2 8 Pharaoh asked him, "How old are you?" 9 And Jacob said to Pharaoh, "The years of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty.3 My years have been few and difficult,4 and they do not equal the years of the pilgrimage of my fathers.5" 10 Then Jacob blessedb Pharaoh6 and went out from his presence. 11 So Joseph settled his father and his brothers in Egypt and gave them property in the best part of the land,7 the district of Rameses,8 as Pharaoh directed. 12 Joseph also provided his father and his brothers and all his father's household with food, according to the number of their children.9

Joseph and the Famine

13 There was no food, however, in the whole region because the famine was severe; both Egypt and Canaan wasted away because of the famine.10 14 Joseph collected all the money that was to be found in Egypt and Canaan in payment for the grain they were buying,11 and he brought it to Pharaoh's palace.12 15 When the money of the people of Egypt and Canaan was gone,13 all Egypt came to Joseph14 and said, "Give us food. Why should we die before your eyes?15 Our money is used up." 16 "Then bring your livestock,16" said Joseph. "I will sell you food in exchange for your livestock, since your money is gone.17" 17 So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and he gave them food in exchange for their horses,18 their sheep and goats, their cattle and donkeys.19 And he brought them through that year with food in exchange for all their livestock.
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