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  • When the people of Egypt and Canaan ran out of money, they came to Joseph crying again for food. "Our money is gone," they said, "but give us bread. Why should we die?" - Genesis 47:15

  • So they gave their livestock to Joseph in exchange for food. Soon all the horses, flocks, herds, and donkeys of Egypt were in Pharaoh's possession. But at least they were able to purchase food for that year. - Genesis 47:17

  • So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh. All the Egyptians sold him their fields because the famine was so severe, and their land then belonged to Pharaoh. - Genesis 47:20

  • Thus, all the people of Egypt became servants to Pharaoh.*1 - Genesis 47:21

  • Joseph then made it a law throughout the land of Egypt--and it is still the law--that Pharaoh should receive one-fifth of all the crops grown on his land. But since Pharaoh had not taken over the priests' land, they were exempt from this payment. - Genesis 47:26

  • So the people of Israel settled in the land of Goshen in Egypt. And before long, they began to prosper there, and their population grew rapidly. - Genesis 47:27

  • Jacob lived for seventeen years after his arrival in Egypt, so he was 147 years old when he died. - Genesis 47:28

  • As the time of his death drew near, he called for his son Joseph and said to him, "If you are pleased with me, swear most solemnly that you will honor this, my last request: Do not bury me in Egypt. - Genesis 47:29

  • When I am dead, take me out of Egypt and bury me beside my ancestors." So Joseph promised that he would. - Genesis 47:30

  • Now I am adopting as my own sons these two boys of yours, Ephraim and Manasseh, who were born here in the land of Egypt before I arrived. They will inherit from me just as Reuben and Simeon will. - Genesis 48:5

  • "Yes," Joseph told him, "these are the sons God has given me here in Egypt." And Jacob said, "Bring them over to me, and I will bless them." - Genesis 48:9

  • So Joseph went, with a great number of Pharaoh's counselors and advisers--all the senior officers of Egypt. - Genesis 50:7

  • Then Joseph returned to Egypt with his brothers and all who had accompanied him to his father's funeral. - Genesis 50:14

  • So Joseph and his brothers and their families continued to live in Egypt. Joseph was 110 years old when he died. - Genesis 50:22

  • "Soon I will die," Joseph told his brothers, "but God will surely come for you, to lead you out of this land of Egypt. He will bring you back to the land he vowed to give to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob." - Genesis 50:24

  • So Joseph died at the age of 110. They embalmed him, and his body was placed in a coffin in Egypt. - Genesis 50:26

  • These are the sons of Jacob* who went with their father to Egypt, each with his family:1 - Exodus 1:1
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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