Genesis 47:24-31 NIV

24 But when the crop comes in, give a fifth1 of it to Pharaoh. The other four-fifths you may keep as seed for the fields and as food for yourselves and your households and your children."

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25 "You have saved our lives," they said. "May we find favor in the eyes of our lord;2 we will be in bondage to Pharaoh."3

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      26 So Joseph established it as a law concerning land in Egypt--still in force today--that a fifth4 of the produce belongs to Pharaoh. It was only the land of the priests that did not become Pharaoh's.5

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          27 Now the Israelites settled in Egypt in the region of Goshen.6 They acquired property there7 and were fruitful and increased greatly in number.8

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          28 Jacob lived in Egypt9 seventeen years, and the years of his life were a hundred and forty-seven.10

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          29 When the time drew near for Israel11 to die,12 he called for his son Joseph and said to him, "If I have found favor in your eyes,13 put your hand under my thigh14 and promise that you will show me kindness15 and faithfulness.16 Do not bury me in Egypt,

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          30 but when I rest with my fathers,17 carry me out of Egypt and bury me where they are buried."18 "I will do as you say," he said.

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          31 "Swear to me,"19 he said. Then Joseph swore to him,20 and Israel21 worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.a22

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            • d 47:31 - Or "Israel bowed down at the head of his bed"