Genesis 47:20-30 (New American Standard)

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Result of the Famine

20 So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh, for aevery 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 blived 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 "cAt the harvest you shall give a 1fifth to Pharaoh, and dfour-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; 2only the land of the priests edid not become Pharaoh's. 27 Now Israel flived in the land of Egypt, in gGoshen, and they 3acquired property in it and 4were fruitful and became very numerous. 28 Jacob lived in the land of Egypt 5seventeen years; so the hlength of Jacob's life was one hundred and forty-seven years. 29 When i6the 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, 7place now your hand under my thigh and 8deal with me in kindness and jfaithfulness. Please do not bury me in Egypt, 30 but when I 9lie down with my fathers, you shall carry me out of Egypt and bury me in 10their burial place." And he said, "I will do as you have said."
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