"aAt the harvest you shall give a 1fifth to Pharaoh, and bfour-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 priestscdid not becomePharaoh's.
Now Israeldlived in the land of Egypt, in eGoshen, and they 3acquiredproperty in it and 4were fruitful and becameverynumerous.
28Jacoblived in the land of Egypt5seventeenyears; so the flength of Jacob'slife was one hundred and forty-sevenyears.
When g6the 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 hfaithfulness. 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."
He said, "11Swear to me." So he swore to him. Then 12Israelbowed in worship at the head of the bed.