1 and Joseph went and told Pharaoh, and said, "My father and my brethren, their sheep and their beasts and all that they have, are come out of the land of Canaan and are in the land of Goshen." 2 And Joseph took a part of his brethren: even five of them, and presented them unto Pharaoh. 3 And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, "What is your occupation?" And they said unto Pharaoh, "Feeders of sheep are thy servants, both we and also our fathers." 4 They said moreover unto Pharaoh, "For to sojourn in the land are we come, for thy servants have no pasture for their sheep, so sore is the famishment in the land of Canaan. Now therefore let thy servants dwell in the land of Goshen."
5 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "Thy father and thy brethren are come unto thee. 6 The land of Egypt is open before thee: In the best place of the land make both thy father and thy brethren dwell. And even in the land of Goshen let them dwell. Moreover, if thou know any men of activity among them, make them rulers over my cattle."
7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father and set him before Pharaoh. And Jacob blessed Pharaoh. 8 And Pharaoh asked Jacob, "How old art thou?"
9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, "The days of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty years. Few and evil have the days of my life been, and have not attained unto the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimages." 10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh and went out from him.
11 And Joseph prepared dwellings for his father and his brethren, and gave them possessions in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land: even in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh commanded. 12 And Joseph made provision for his father, his brethren, and all his father's household, as young children are fed with bread.
13 There was no bread in all the land, for the dearth was exceeding sore: so that the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan, were famished by the reason of the dearth. 14 And Joseph brought together all the money that was found in the land of Egypt and of Canaan, for the corn which they bought: and he laid up the money in Pharaoh's house. 15 When money failed in the land of Egypt and of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph and said, "Give us sustenance: wherefore sufferest thou us to die before thee? For our money is spent."
16 Then said Joseph, "Bring your cattle, and I will give yow for your cattle, if ye be without money." 17 And they brought their cattle unto Joseph. And he gave them bread for horses and sheep, and oxen and asses: so he fed them with bread for all their cattle that year.
18 When that year was ended, they came unto him the next year and said unto him, "We will not hide it from my lord, how that we have neither money nor cattle for my lord: there is no more left for my lord, but even our bodies and our lands. 19 Wherefore lettest thou us die before thine eyes, and the land to go to nought? Buy us and our lands for bread: and let both us and our lands be bond to Pharaoh. Give us seed, that we may live and not die, and that the land go not to waste."
20 And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh. For the Egyptians sold every man his land because the dearth was sore upon them: and so the land became Pharaoh's. 21 And he appointed the people unto the cities, from one side of Egypt unto the other: 22 only the land of the Priests bought he not. For there was an ordinance made by Pharaoh for the priests, that they should eat that which was appointed unto them, which Pharaoh had given them; wherefore they sold not their lands.
23 Then Joseph said unto the folk, "Behold, I have bought you this day and your lands for Pharaoh. Take there seed and go sow the land. 24 And of the increase, ye shall give the fifth part unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed to sow the field: and for you, and them of your households, and for your children, to eat."
25 And they answered, "Thou hast saved our lives. Let us find grace in the sight of my lord, and let us be Pharaoh's servants." 26 And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day: that men must give Pharaoh the fifth part, except the land of the priests only, which was not bond unto Pharaoh.
27 And Israel dwelt in Egypt, even in the country of Goshen. And they had their possessions therein, and they grew and multiplied exceedingly. 28 Moreover, Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years, so that the whole age of Jacob was a hundred and forty seven years. 29 When the time drew nigh that Israel must die, he sent for his son Joseph and said unto him, "If I have found grace in thy sight, put thy hand under my thigh and deal mercifully and truly with me, that thou bury me not in Egypt: 30 but let me lie by my fathers, and carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their burial." And he answered, "I will do as thou hast said."
31 And he said, "Swear unto me." And he sware unto him. And then Israel bowed him unto the bed's head.