Pharaoh

Pharaoh

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


  • "How old are you?" Pharaoh asked him. - Genesis 47:8


  • Then Jacob blessed Pharaoh again before he left. - Genesis 47:10


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Why should we die before your very eyes? Buy us and our land in exchange for food; we will then become servants to Pharaoh. Just give us grain so that our lives may be saved and so the land will not become empty and desolate." - Genesis 47:19


  • 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


  • The only land he didn't buy was that belonging to the priests, for they were assigned food from Pharaoh and didn't need to sell their land. - Genesis 47:22


  • 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


  • Then when you harvest it, a fifth of your crop will belong to Pharaoh. Keep four-fifths for yourselves, and use it to plant the next year's crop and to feed yourselves, your households, and your little ones." - Genesis 47:24


  • "You have saved our lives!" they exclaimed. "May it please you, sir, to let us be Pharaoh's servants." - Genesis 47:25


  • 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


  • When the period of mourning was over, Joseph approached Pharaoh's advisers and asked them to speak to Pharaoh on his behalf. - Genesis 50:4


  • He told them, "Tell Pharaoh that my father made me swear an oath. He said to me, `I am about to die; take my body back to the land of Canaan, and bury me in our family's burial cave.' Now I need to go and bury my father. After his burial is complete, I will return without delay." - Genesis 50:5


  • Pharaoh agreed to Joseph's request. "Go and bury your father, as you promised," he said. - Genesis 50:6
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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