Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.
Be advised that seven years of phenomenal abundance are coming throughout all the land of Egypt,
The following year, they came to him and reminded him, "We won't hide from you, your Excellency, that we've spent all of our money, and that our livestock all belong to you. There's nothing left to trade with you, your Excellency, except our bodies and our territories.
After this, Joseph addressed the people. "Pay attention," he said. "I've bought you and your land for Pharaoh today, in exchange for seed for you. Now go sow the land.
"For six days you are to work, but on the seventh day you are to rest; even during plowing time and harvest you are to rest.
and are to lead the heifer to a flowing stream in a valley that has never been tilled or planted. They are to break the heifer's neck there.
1 Samuel 8:12
He will appoint his officers over thousands and officers over fifties some will plow his fields, reap his harvest, and craft his war implements and equipment for his chariots.
and oxen and donkeys that work the ground will eat seasoned fodder that workers will winnow with shovels and forks.