1 And Joseph came and reported to Pharaoh, and said, My father and my brothers, their
flocks and their herds and all that they possess, have come from the land of Canaan; and
behold, they are in the land of Goshen.
2 And he took five men from among his brothers and presented them before Pharaoh.
3 And Pharaoh said to his brothers, What is your occupation? And they said to Pharaoh,
Your servants are shepherds, both we and also our fathers.
4 And they said to Pharaoh, We have come to sojourn in the land, because your servants
have no pasture for their flocks, for the famine is severe in the land of Canaan. Now
therefore, please let your servants dwell in the land of Goshen.
5 And Pharaoh spoke to Joseph, saying, Your father and your brothers have come to you.
6 The land of Egypt is before you. Have your father and brothers dwell in the best of the
land; let them dwell in the land of Goshen. And if you know any men with ability among
them, make them chief herdsmen over my livestock.
7 And Joseph brought in his father Jacob and presented him before Pharaoh; and Jacob
8 And Pharaoh said to Jacob, How many are the days of the years of your life?
9 And Jacob said to Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are one hundred and
thirty years; few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not
attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.
10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.
11 And Joseph situated his father and his brothers, and gave them property in the land of
Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded.
12 And Joseph sustained his father, his brothers, and all his father's house with food,
according to the mouths of the children.
13 And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very severe, so that the
land of Egypt and the land of Canaan languished because of the famine.
14 And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt and in the
land of Canaan, for the grain which they bought; and Joseph brought the money into
15 And when the money failed in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan, all the
Egyptians came to Joseph and said, Give us bread, for why should we die in your
presence? For the money has failed.
16 And Joseph said, Give your livestock, and I will give you bread for your livestock, if
the money has failed.
17 So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and Joseph gave them bread in exchange for
the horses, the flocks, the cattle of the herds, and for the donkeys. Thus he fed them with
bread in exchange for all their livestock that year.
18 When that year had ended, they came to him the next year and said to him, We will
not hide from my lord that our money is gone; my lord also has our cattle and livestock.
Nothing remains before my lord but our bodies and our lands.
19 Why should we die before your eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land for
bread, and we and our land will be servants of Pharaoh; give us seed, that we may live and
not die, that the land not be desolate.
20 And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for every man of the Egyptians
sold his field, because the famine was severe upon them. So the land became Pharaoh's.
21 And as for the people, he moved them into the cities, from one end of the borders of
Egypt to the other end.
22 Only the land of the priests he did not buy; for the priests had portions prescribed to
them by Pharaoh, and they ate their portions which Pharaoh gave them; therefore they did
not sell their lands.
23 Then Joseph said to the people, Behold, I have bought you and your land this day for
Pharaoh. Behold, here is seed for you, and you shall sow the land.
24 And it shall come to pass in the harvest that you shall give one-fifth to Pharaoh; and
four-fifths shall be your own, as seed for the field and for your food, for those of your
houses and as food for your little ones.
25 And they said, You have saved our lives; let us find favor in the eyes of my lord, and
we will be Pharaoh's servants.
26 And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt to this day, that Pharaoh should have
one-fifth, except for the land of the priests only, which did not become Pharaoh's.
27 And Israel remained in the land of Egypt, in the land of Goshen; and they settled on
property they owned there and grew and multiplied exceedingly.
28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years. So the days of Jacob's life was
one hundred and forty-seven years.
29 And the time drew near for Israel to die. And he called his son Joseph and said to him,
Now if I have found favor in your eyes, please put your hand under my thigh, and deal
kindly and truly with me. Please do not bury me in Egypt,
30 but let me lie with my fathers. You shall carry me out of Egypt and bury me in their
burial place. And he said, I will do as you have said.
31 And he said, Swear to me. And he swore to him. And Israel prostrated himself on the
head of the bed.