Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and my brethren, and their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have,
are come out of the land of Canaan; and, behold, they are in the land of Goshen.
2And he took some of his brethren, even five men, and presented them unto Pharaoh.
3And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What is your occupation? And they said unto
Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we, and also our fathers.
4They said morever unto Pharaoh, For to sojourn in the land are we come; for thy servants have no pasture
for their flocks; for the famine is sore in the land of Canaan: now therefore, we pray thee, let thy servants dwell in the
land of Goshen.
5And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph,
saying, Thy father and thy brethren are come unto thee:
land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the land make thy father and brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them
dwell: and if thou knowest any men of activity among them, then make them rulers over my cattle.
7And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob
8And Pharaoh said unto Jacob,
How old art thou?
9And Jacob said unto Pharaoh,
The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life
been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.
10And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.
11And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, and gave them a possession in
the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded.
12And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father's household,
with bread, according to their families.
there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very sore, so that the land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan fainted
by reason of the famine.
14And Joseph gathered
up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which they bought: and Joseph
brought the money into Pharaoh's house.
when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us bread:
for why should we die in thy presence? for the money faileth.
Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if money fail.
17And they brought their cattle unto Joseph: and Joseph gave them bread in exchange for horses, and
for the flocks, and for the cattle of the herds, and for the asses: and he fed them with bread for all their cattle for that
18When that year was ended, they came
unto him the second year, and said unto him, We will not hide it from my lord, how that our money is spent; my lord also hath
our herds of cattle; there is not ought left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands:
19Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we and our land? buy us and our
land for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, that the
land be not desolate.
20And Joseph bought
all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine prevailed over them: so
the land became Pharaoh's.
21And as for the
people, he removed them to cities from one end of the borders of Egypt even to the other end thereof.
22Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion assigned
them of Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them: wherefore they sold not their lands.
23Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have bought you this day and your
land for Pharaoh: lo, here is seed for you, and ye shall sow the land.
24And it shall come to pass in the increase, that ye shall give the fifth part unto Pharaoh, and four
parts shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for your food, and for them of your households, and for food for your
25And they said, Thou hast saved
our lives: let us find grace in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants.
26And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh should
have the fifth part, except the land of the priests only, which became not Pharaoh's.
27And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had
possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.
Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.
29And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph, and
said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly
with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt:
I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their buryingplace. And he said, I will do
as thou hast said.
31And he said, Swear unto
me. And he sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head.