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  • And Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Now that your family has joined you here, - Genesis 47:5

  • Then Joseph brought his father, Jacob, and presented him to Pharaoh, and Jacob blessed Pharaoh. - Genesis 47:7

  • So Joseph assigned the best land of Egypt--the land of Rameses--to his father and brothers, just as Pharaoh had commanded. - Genesis 47:11

  • And Joseph furnished food to his father and brothers in amounts appropriate to the number of their dependents. - Genesis 47:12

  • Joseph collected all the money in Egypt and Canaan in exchange for grain, and he brought the money to Pharaoh's treasure-house. - Genesis 47:14

  • 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

  • "Well, then," Joseph replied, "since your money is gone, give me your livestock. I will give you food in exchange." - Genesis 47:16

  • 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

  • Then Joseph said to the people, "See, I have bought you and your land for Pharaoh. I will provide you with seed, so you can plant the fields. - Genesis 47:23

  • 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

  • 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

  • "Swear that you will do it," Jacob insisted. So Joseph gave his oath, and Jacob* bowed in worship as he leaned on his staff.*1 - Genesis 47:31

  • One day not long after this, word came to Joseph that his father was failing rapidly. So Joseph went to visit him, and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. - Genesis 48:1

  • When Jacob heard that Joseph had arrived, he gathered his strength and sat up in bed to greet him. - Genesis 48:2

  • Jacob said to Joseph, "God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me. - Genesis 48:3
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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