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Genesis 47

Joseph presenteth five of his brethren,

Genesis 47:1 Then came Ioseph and tolde Pharaoh, and sayde, My father, and my brethren, and their sheepe, and their cattell, and all that they haue, are come out of the land of Canaan, and behold, they are in the land of Goshen. Genesis 47:2 And Ioseph tooke part of his brethren, euen fiue men, and presented them vnto Pharaoh. Genesis 47:3 Then Pharaoh said vnto his brethren, What is your trade? And they answered Pharaoh, Thy seruants are shepheards, both we and our fathers. Genesis 47:4 They sayde moreouer vnto Pharaoh, For to soiourne in ye lande are we come: for thy seruants haue no pasture for their sheepe, so sore is ye famine in the lande of Canaan. Nowe therefore, we pray thee, let thy seruants dwel in the land of Goshen. Genesis 47:5 Then spake Pharaoh to Ioseph, saying, Thy father and thy brethren are come vnto thee. Genesis 47:6 The lande of Egypt is before thee: in the best place of the land make thy father & thy brethren dwel: let the dwel in the land of Goshen: & if thou knowest that there be men of actiuitie among them, make them rulers ouer my cattell.

and his father, before Pharaoh.

Genesis 47:7 Ioseph also brought Iaakob his father, and set him before Pharaoh; Iaakob saluted Pharaoh. Genesis 47:8 Then Pharaoh sayde vnto Iaakob, Howe olde art thou? Genesis 47:9 And Iaakob sayd vnto Pharaoh, The whole time of my pilgrimage is an hundreth & thirty yeeres: fewe and euill haue the dayes of my life bene, and I haue not attayned vnto the yeeres of the life of my fathers, in the dayes of their pilgrimages. Genesis 47:10 And Iaakob tooke leaue of Pharaoh, & departed from the presence of Pharaoh.

He giveth them habitation and maintenance.

Genesis 47:11 And Ioseph placed his father, and his brethren, and gaue them possession in the lande of Egypt, in the best of the land, euen in the lande of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded. Genesis 47:12 And Ioseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his fathers houshold with bread, euen to the yong children.

He getteth all the Egyptians' money,

Genesis 47:13 Now there was no bread in all the land: for the famine was exceeding sore: so that the land of Egypt, and the land of Canaan were famished by reason of the famine. Genesis 47:14 And Ioseph gathered all the money, that was found in the land of Egypt, & in the land of Canaan, for the corne which they bought, & Ioseph layd vp the money in Pharaohs house. Genesis 47:15 So when money fayled in the lande of Egypt, and in the lande of Canaan, then all the Egyptians came vnto Ioseph, and sayde, Giue vs bread: for why should we dye before thee? for our money is spent.

their cattle,

Genesis 47:16 Then saide Ioseph, Bring your cattell, and I will giue you for your cattell, if your money be spent. Genesis 47:17 So they brought their cattell vnto Ioseph, and Ioseph gaue them bread for the horses, & for the flockes of sheepe, and for the heards of cattel, and for the asses: so he fed them with bread for all their cattell that yeere.

their lands to Pharaoh.

Genesis 47:18 But when the yeere was ended, they came vnto him the next yeere, and sayd vnto him, We will not hide from my lord, that since our money is spent, and my lord hath the heards of the cattel, there is nothing left in the sight of my lorde, but our bodies and our ground. Genesis 47:19 Why shall we perish in thy sight, both we, and our land? bye vs and our land for bread, and we and our land will be bonde to Pharaoh: therefore giue vs seede, that we may liue and not dye, and that the land go not to waste. Genesis 47:20 So Ioseph bought all the lande of Egypt for Pharaoh: for the Egyptians solde euery man his ground because the famine was sore vpon the: so the land became Pharaohs. Genesis 47:21 And he remoued the people vnto the cities, from one side of Egypt euen to the other.

The priests' land was not bought.

Genesis 47:22 Onely the lande of the Priestes bought he not: for the Priestes had an ordinarie of Pharaoh, and they did eate their ordinarie, which Pharaoh gaue them: wherefore they solde not their grounde.

He letteth the land to them for a fifth part.

Genesis 47:23 Then Ioseph sayd vnto the people, Behold, I haue bought you this daye, and your lande for Pharaoh: lo, here is seede for you: sowe therefore the grounde. Genesis 47:24 And of the encrease ye shall giue the fifth part vnto Pharaoh, and foure partes shalbe yours for the seede of the fielde, and for your meate, and for them of your housholdes, and for your children to eate. Genesis 47:25 Then they answered, Thou hast saued our liues: let vs finde grace in the sight of my Lorde, and we will be Pharaohs seruants. Genesis 47:26 Then Ioseph made it a lawe ouer the land of Egypt vnto this day, that Pharaoh should haue the fift part, except the land of the priests only, which was not Pharaohs.

Genesis 47:27 And Israel dwelt in the lande of Egypt, in the countrey of Goshen: and they had their possessions therein, and grewe and multiplied exceedingly.

Jacob's age.

Genesis 47:28 Moreouer, Iaakob liued in the lande of Egypt seuenteene yeeres, so that the whole age of Iaakob was an hundreth fourtie and seuen yeere.

He sweareth Joseph to bury him with his fathers.

Genesis 47:29 Now when the time drewe neere that Israel must dye, he called his sonne Ioseph, and sayde vnto him, If I haue nowe founde grace in thy sight, put thine hand nowe vnder my thigh, and deale mercifully & truely with me: burie me not, I pray thee, in Egypt. Genesis 47:30 But when I shall sleepe with my fathers, thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury mee in their buryall; he answered, I will doe as thou hast sayde. Genesis 47:31 The he said, Sweare vnto me; he sware vnto him; Israel worshipped towardes the beds head.

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