So Josephboughtall the land of Egypt for Pharaoh, for aeveryEgyptiansold his field, because the famine was severe upon them. Thus the landbecamePharaoh's.
As for the people, he removed them to the cities from one end of Egypt'sborder to the other.
22Only the land of the priests he did not buy, for the priests had an allotment from Pharaoh, and they blivedoff the allotmentwhichPharaohgave them. Therefore , they did not sell their land.
Then Josephsaid to the people, "Behold, I have todaybought you and your land for Pharaoh ; now, here is seed for you, and you may sow the land.
"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 littleones."
So they said, "You have saved our lives ! Let us findfavor in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh'sslaves."
26Josephmade it a statuteconcerning the land of Egypt valid to thisday, that Pharaoh should have the fifth ; 2only the land of the priestsedid not becomePharaoh's.
Now Israelflived in the land of Egypt, in gGoshen, and they 3acquiredproperty in it and 4were fruitful and becameverynumerous.
28Jacoblived in the land of Egypt5seventeenyears ; so the hlength of Jacob'slife was one hundred and forty-sevenyears.
When i6the time for Israel to diedrewnear, he called his sonJoseph and said to him, "Please, if I have foundfavor in your sight, 7placenow your handunder my thigh and 8deal with me in kindness and jfaithfulness. Please do not bury me in Egypt,
but when I 9liedown with my fathers, you shall carry me out of Egypt and bury me in 10their burialplace." And he said, "I will do as you have said."