Now when Jacob saw that there was food in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons, Why are ye looking upon one another?
And the seven years of famine began to come, according as Joseph had said; and the famine was in all lands, but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.
And all the earth came into Egypt to buy from Joseph because the famine was so sore in all lands.
And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is food in Egypt; go down there and buy for us from there that we may live, and not die.
Then the officers of the sons of Israel saw that they were afflicted after it was said, Ye shall not diminish any from the bricks of your daily quota.
And all the people saw the thunderings and the lightnings and the noise of the trumpet and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood afar off.
And when he saw that, he arose and departed to save his life and came to Beersheba, which is in Judah, and left his servant there.
And it came to pass at the end of the seven years that the woman returned out of the land of the Philistines, and she went forth to cry unto the king for her house and for her lands.
Arise; for this matter belongs unto thee; we also will be with thee: be of good courage, and do it.
Upon what shall we secure ourselves? Assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the defenced cities, and let us be silent there: for the LORD our God has put us to silence and given us water of gall to drink because we have sinned against the LORD.
And Ephraim shall see his sickness and Judah his wound; then Ephraim shall go to the Assyrian and shall send to King Jareb; yet he shall not be able to heal you, nor cure you of your wound.