Joseph presenteth five of his brethren,
Genesis 47:1 And Ioseph wet and tolde Pharao and sayde: my father and my brethern their shepe and their beastes and all that they haue are come out of the lade of Canaan and are in the lande of Gosan. Genesis 47:2 And Ioseph toke a parte of his brethern: euen fyue of them and presented them vnto Pharao. Genesis 47:3 And Pharao sayde vnto his brethern: what is youre occupation? And they sayde vnto Pharao: feaders of shepe are thi seruauntes both we ad also oure fathers. Genesis 47:4 They sayde moreouer vnto Pharao: for to sogcorne in the lande are we come for thy seruauntes haue no pasture for their shepe so sore is the fameshment in the lande of Canaan. Now therfore let thy seruauntes dwell in the lande of Gosan. Genesis 47:5 And Pharao sayde vnto Ioseph: thy father and thy brethren are come vnto the. Genesis 47:6 The londe of Egipte is open before the: In the best place of the lande make both thy father and thy brothren dwell: And even in the lond of Gosan let them dwell. Moreouer yf thou knowe any men of actiuyte amonge them make them ruelars ouer my catell.
and his father, before Pharaoh.
Genesis 47:7 And Ioseph brought in Iacob his father and sett him before Pharao And Iacob blessed Pharao. Genesis 47:8 And Pharao axed Iacob how old art thou? Genesis 47:9 And Iacob sayde vnto Pharao: the dayes of my pilgremage are an hundred and .xxx. yeres. Few and euell haue the dayes of my lyfe bene and haue not attayned vnto the yeres of the lyfe of my fathers in the dayes of their pilgremages. Genesis 47:10 And Iacob blessed Pharao and went out from him.
He giveth them habitation and maintenance.
Genesis 47:11 And Ioseph prepared dwellinges for his father and his brethern and gaue them possessions in the londe of Egipte in the best of the londe: eue in the lande of Raemses as Pharao commaunded. Genesis 47:12 And Ioseph made prouysion for his father his brethern and all his fathers housholde as yonge childern are fedd with bread.
He getteth all the Egyptians' money,
Genesis 47:13 There was no bread in all the londe for the derth was exceadige sore: so yt ye lode of Egipte and ye lode of Canaan were fameshyd by ye reason of ye derth. Genesis 47:14 And Ioseph brought together all ye money yt was founde in yt lade of Egipte and of Canaan for ye corne which they boughte: and he layde vp the money in Pharaos housse. Genesis 47:15 When money fayled in the lade of Egipte and of Canaan all the Egiptians came vnto Ioseph and sayde: geue us sustenaunce: wherfore suffrest thou vs to dye before the for oure money is spent.
Genesis 47:16 Then sayde Ioseph: brynge youre catell and I well geue yow for youre catell yf ye be without money. Genesis 47:17 And they brought their catell vnto Ioseph. And he gaue them bread for horses and shepe and oxen and asses: so he fed them with bread for all their catell that yere.
their lands to Pharaoh.
Genesis 47:18 When that yere was ended they came vnto him the nexte yere and sayde vnto him: we will not hydest from my lorde how that we haue nether money nor catell for my lorde: there is no moare left for my lorde but euen oure bodies and oure londes. Genesis 47:19 Wherfore latest thou us dye before thyne eyes and the londe to goo to noughte? bye us and oure landes for bread: and let both vs and oure londes be bonde to Pharao. Geue vs seed that we may lyue and not dye and that the londe goo not to wast. Genesis 47:20 And Ioseph boughte all the lande of Egipte for Pharao. For the Egiptians solde euery man his londe because the derth was sore apo them: and so the londe be came Pharaos. Genesis 47:21 And he appoynted the people vnto the cities from one syde of Egipte vnto the other:
The priests' land was not bought.
Genesis 47:22 only the londe of the Prestes bought he not. For there was an ordinauce made by Pharao for ye preastes that they shulde eate that which was appoynted vnto them: which Pharao had geuen them wherfore they solde not their londes.
He letteth the land to them for a fifth part.
Genesis 47:23 Then Ioseph sayde vnto the folke: beholde I haue boughte you this daye ad youre landes for Pharao. Take there seed and goo sowe the londe. Genesis 47:24 And of the encrease ye shall geue the fyfte parte vnto Pharao and .iiij. partes shalbe youre awne for seed to sowe the feld: and for you and them of youre housholdes and for youre childern to eate. Genesis 47:25 And they answered: Thou haste saued oure lyves Let vs fynde grace in the syghte of my lorde and let us be Pharaos servautes. Genesis 47:26 And Ioseph made it a lawe ouer the lade of Egipte vnto this daye: that men must geue Pharao the fyfte parte excepte the londe of the preastes only which was not bond vnto Pharao.
Genesis 47:27 And Israel dwelt in Egipte: euen in the countre of Gosan. And they had their possessions therein and they grewe and multiplyed exceadingly.
Genesis 47:28 Moreouer Iacob lyued in the lande of Egipte .xvij. yeres so that the hole age of Iacob was an hundred and .xlvij. yere.
He sweareth Joseph to bury him with his fathers.
Genesis 47:29 When the tyme drewe nye that Israel must dye: he sent for his sonne Ioseph and sayde vnto him: Yf I haue founde grace in thy syghte put thy hande vnder my thye and deale mercifully ad truely with me that thou burie me not in Egipte: Genesis 47:30 but let me lye by my fathers and carie me out of Egipte and burie me in their buryall. And he answered: I will do as thou hast sayde. Genesis 47:31 And he sayde: swere vnto me: ad he sware vnto him. And than Israel bowed him vnto the beddes head.