Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and my brethren, and their
flocks, and their herds, and all that they have, are come out of the land of Canaan;
and, behold, they are in the land of Goshen.
And he took some of his brethren, even five men, and presented them unto
And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What is your occupation? And they said unto
Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we, and also our fathers.
They said morever unto Pharaoh, For to sojourn in the land are we come; for thy
servants have no pasture for their flocks; for the famine is sore in the land of
Canaan: now therefore, we pray thee, let thy servants dwell in the land of Goshen.
And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father and thy brethren are come unto
The land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the land make thy father and
brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest any men of
activity among them, then make them rulers over my cattle.
And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob
And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old art thou?
And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred
and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not
attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their
And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.
And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, and gave them a possession in the
land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had
And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father’s
household, with bread, according to their families.
And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very sore, so that the
land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the famine.
And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt, and in
the land of Canaan, for the corn which they bought: and Joseph brought the money into
And when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the
Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us bread: for why should we die in thy
presence? for the money faileth.
And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if money
And they brought their cattle unto Joseph: and Joseph gave them bread in exchange
for horses, and for the flocks, and for the cattle of the herds, and for the asses: and
he fed them with bread for all their cattle for that year.
When that year was ended, they came unto him the second year, and said unto him, We
will not hide it from my lord, how that our money is spent; my lord also hath our herds
of cattle; there is not ought left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our
Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we and our land? buy us and our land
for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we
may live, and not die, that the land be not desolate.
And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every
man his field, because the famine prevailed over them: so the land became
And as for the people, he removed them to cities from one end of the borders of
Egypt even to the other end thereof.
Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion assigned
them of Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them: wherefore they sold
not their lands.
Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have bought you this day and your land
for Pharaoh: lo, here is seed for you, and ye shall sow the land.
And it shall come to pass in the increase, that ye shall give the fifth part unto
Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for your food,
and for them of your households, and for food for your little ones.
And they said, Thou hast saved our lives: let us find grace in the sight of my
lord, and we will be Pharaoh’s servants.
And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh should
have the fifth part, except the land of the priests only, which became not
And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had
possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.
And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was
an hundred forty and seven years.
And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph, and said
unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my
thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt:
But I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury me
in their buryingplace. And he said, I will do as thou hast said.
And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon
the bed’s head.