Daily Word OT

September 19, 2018

Genesis 47:20  Genesis 48:7

20 So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for every Egyptian sold his field, because the famine was severe upon them; and the land became Pharaoh’s.

21 And as for the people, he removed them to the cities from one end of the border of Egypt even to the other end.

22 Only the land of the priests he did not buy, for the priests had an assigned portion from Pharaoh, and they lived off their portion which Pharaoh gave them; therefore they did not sell their land.

23 Then Joseph said to the people, Now that I have this day bought you and your land for Pharaoh, here is seed for you that you may sow the land.

24 And when harvest comes, you shall give a fifth to Pharaoh, and four-fifths shall be your own as seed of the field and as food for you and for those of your households and as food for your little ones.

25 And they said, You have saved our lives. May we find favor in the sight of my lord and be Pharaoh’s servants.

26 And Joseph made it a statute concerning the land of Egypt that stands to this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth; only the land of the priests alone did not become Pharaoh’s.

27 And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the land of Goshen; and they acquired possessions in it and were fruitful and multiplied exceedingly.

28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years. Thus the days of Jacob, the years of his life, were one hundred forty-seven years.

29 And the time for Israel to die drew near. And 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 deal with me in kindness and truth; please do not bury me in Egypt.

30 But when I lie down 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. Then Israel bowed himself at the head of his bed.

 

CHAPTER 48

1 Now after these things Joseph was told, Your father is now sick. So he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.

2 And someone told Jacob and said, Your son Joseph is now coming to you. So Israel strengthened himself and sat up on his bed.

3 And Jacob said to Joseph, The All-sufficient God appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me.

4 And He said to me, Behold, I am going to make you fruitful and multiply you, and I will make of you a company of peoples and will give this land to your seed after you for an everlasting possession.

5 And now your two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, are mine; Ephraim and Manasseh will be mine, as Reuben and Simeon are.

6 And your offspring whom you beget after them will be yours; they will be called by the name of their brothers in their inheritance.

7 And as for me, when I came from Paddan, Rachel died to my sorrow in the land of Canaan on the way, while there was still some distance to go to Ephrath; and I buried her there on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).