|Gen 47:1 Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh, "My father and my brothers, with their flocks and their herds and all that they own, have come from the land of Canaan, and they are in the land of Goshen."
|Gen 47:2 He took five men from among his brothers and presented them to Pharaoh.
|Gen 47:3 And Pharaoh said to his brothers [as Joseph expected], "What is your occupation?" And they said to Pharaoh, "Your servants are shepherds, both we and our fathers [before us]."
|Gen 47:4 Moreover, they said to Pharaoh, "We have come to live temporarily (sojourn) in the land [of Egypt], for there is no pasture for the flocks of your servants [in our land], for the famine is very severe in Canaan. So now, please let your servants live in the land of Goshen."
|Gen 47:5 Then Pharaoh spoke to Joseph, saying, "Your father and your brothers have come to you.
|Gen 47:6 "The land of Egypt is before you; settle your father and your brothers in the best of the land. Let them live in the land of Goshen; and if you know of any men of ability among them, put them in charge of my livestock."
|Gen 47:7 ¶ Then Joseph brought Jacob (Israel) his father and presented him before Pharaoh; and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
|Gen 47:8 And Pharaoh asked Jacob, "How old are you?"
|Gen 47:9 Jacob said to Pharaoh, "The years of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty. Few and unpleasant have been the years of my life, and they have not reached the years that my fathers lived during the days of their pilgrimage."
|Gen 47:10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and departed from his presence.
|Gen 47:11 So Joseph settled his father and brothers and gave them a possession in Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses (Goshen), as Pharaoh commanded.
|Gen 47:12 Joseph provided and supplied his father and his brothers and all his father's household with food, according to [the needs of] their children.
|Gen 47:13 ¶ Now [in the course of time] there was no food in all the land, for the famine was distressingly severe, so that the land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan languished [in destitution and starvation] because of the famine.
|Gen 47:14 Joseph gathered all the money that was found in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan [in payment] for the grain which they bought, and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house.
|Gen 47:15 And when the money was exhausted in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came to Joseph and said, "Give us food! Why should we die before your very eyes? For our money is gone."
|Gen 47:16 Joseph said, "Give up your livestock, and I will give you food in exchange for your livestock, since the money is gone."
|Gen 47:17 So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and he gave them food in exchange for the horses and the flocks and the herds and the donkeys; and he supplied them with food in exchange for all their livestock that year.
|Gen 47:18 When that year was ended, they came to him the next year and said to him, "We will not hide from my lord [the fact] that our money is spent; my lord also has our herds of livestock; there is nothing left in the sight of my lord but our bodies and our lands.
|Gen 47:19 "Why should we die before your eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land in exchange for food, and we and our land will be servants to Pharaoh. And give us seed [to plant], that we may live and not die, and that the land may not be desolate."
|Gen 47:20 ¶ So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for every Egyptian sold his field because the famine was severe upon them. So the land became Pharaoh's.
|Gen 47:21 And as for the people, he relocated them [temporarily] to cities from one end of Egypt's border to the other.
|Gen 47:22 Only the land of the priests he did not buy, for the priests had an allotment from Pharaoh, and they lived on the amount which Pharaoh gave them, so they did not sell their land.
|Gen 47:23 Then Joseph said to the people, "Look, today I have bought you and your land for Pharaoh; now, here is seed for you, and you shall plant the land.
|Gen 47:24 "At harvest time [when you reap the increase] you shall give one-fifth of it to Pharaoh, and four-fifths will be your own to use for seed for the field and as food for you and those of your households and for your little ones."
|Gen 47:25 And they said, "You have saved our lives! Let us find favor in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants."
|Gen 47:26 And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt--valid to this day--that Pharaoh should have the fifth part [of the crops]; only the land of the priests did not become Pharaoh's.
|Gen 47:27 ¶ Now [the people of] Israel lived in the country of Egypt, in [the land of] Goshen, and they gained possessions and acquired property there and were fruitful and multiplied greatly.
|Gen 47:28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years; so the length of Jacob's life was a hundred and forty-seven years.
|Gen 47:29 ¶ And when the time drew near for Israel to die, he called his son Joseph and said to him, "If now I have found favor in your sight, please put your hand under my thigh and [promise to] deal loyally and faithfully with me. Please do not bury me in Egypt,
|Gen 47:30 but when I lie down with my fathers [in death], you will carry me out of Egypt and bury me in their burial place [at Hebron in the cave of Machpelah]." And Joseph said, "I will do as you have directed."
|Gen 47:31 Then he said, "Swear to me [that you will do it]." So he swore to him. Then Israel (Jacob) bowed in worship at the head of the bed.