- And Joseph came and told Pharao, saying,
My father, and my brethren, and their cattle,
and their oxen, and all their possessions,
are come out of the land of Chanaan, and
behold, they are in the land of Gesem.
he took of his brethren five men, and set
them before Pharao.
- And Pharao said to
the brethren of Joseph, What is your occupation?
and they said to Pharao, Thy servants
are shepherds, both we and our
- And they said to Pharao, We are
come to sojourn in the land, for there is no
pasture for the flocks of thy servants, for
the famine has prevailed in the land of
Chanaan; now then, [a] we will dwell in the
land of Gesem. And Pharao said to Joseph,
Let them dwell in the land of Gesem; and
if thou knowest that there are among them
able men, make them overseers of my cattle.
So Jacob and his sons came into Egypt, to
Joseph; and Pharao, king of Egypt, heard of
- And Pharao spoke to Joseph, saying,
Thy father, and thy brethren, are come to
- Behold, the land of Egypt is before
thee; settle thy father and thy brethren in
the best land.
- And Joseph brought in
Jacob his father, and set him before Pharao;
and Jacob blessed Pharao.
- And Pharao
said to Jacob, How many are the years of
the days of thy life?
- And Jacob said to
Pharao, The days of the years of my life,
wherein I sojourn, are a hundred and thirty
years; few and evil have been the days of
the years of my life, they have not attained
to the days of the life of my fathers, in
which days they sojourned.
- And Jacob
blessed Pharao, and departed from him.
- And Joseph settled his father and his brethren,
and gave them a possession in the
land of Egypt, in the best land, in the land
of Ramesses, as Pharao commanded.
Joseph gave provision to his father, and his
brethren, and to all the house of his father,
corn for each person.
- And there was no corn in all the land,
for the famine prevailed greatly; and the
land of Egypt, and the land of Chanaan,
fainted for the famine.
- And Joseph gathered
all the money that was found in the
land of Egypt, and the land of Chanaan, in
return for the corn which they bought, and
he distributed corn to them; and Joseph
brought all the money into the house of
- And all the money failed out of
the land of Egypt, and out of the land of
Chanaan; and all the Egyptians came to
Joseph, saying, Give us bread, and why do
we die in thy presence? for our money is
- And Joseph said to them, Bring
your cattle, and I will give you bread for
your cattle, if your money is spent.
they brought their cattle to Joseph; and
Joseph gave them bread in return for their
horses, and for their sheep, and for their
oxen, and for their asses; and Joseph maintained
them with bread for all their cattle
in that year.
- And that year passed, and
they came to him in the second year, and
said to him, Must we then be consumed
from before our lord? for if our money has
failed, and our possessions, and our cattle,
brought to thee our lord, and there has not
been left to us before our lord more than
our own bodies and our land, we are indeed
- In order, then, that we die not
before thee, and the land be made desolate,
buy us and our land for bread, and we and
our land will be servants to Pharao: give
seed that we may sow, and live and not die,
so our land shall not be made desolate.
- And Joseph bought all the land of the
Egyptians, for Pharao; for the Egyptians
sold their land to Pharao; for the famine
prevailed against them, and the land became
- And he brought the people
into bondage to him, for servants, from
one extremity of Egypt to the other,
only the land of the priests; Joseph
bought not this, for Pharao gave a portion
in the way of gift to the priests; and they
ate their portion which Pharao gave them;
therefore they sold not their land.
Joseph said to all the Egyptians, Behold, I
have bought you and your land this day
for Pharao; take seed for you, and sow the
- And there shall be the fruits of it;
and ye shall give the fifth part to Pharao,
and the four remaining parts shall be for
yourselves, for seed for the earth, and for
food for you, and all that are in your houses.
- And they said, Thou hast saved us; we
have found favour before our lord, and we
will be servants to Pharao.
- And Joseph
appointed it to them for an ordinance until
this day; to reserve a fifth part for Pharao,
on the land of Egypt, except only the land
of the priests, that was not Pharao's.
- And Israel dwelt in Egypt, in the land
of Gesem, and they gained an inheritance
upon it; and they increased and multiplied
- And Jacob survived seventeen
years in the land of Egypt; and Jacob's
days of the years of his life were a hundred
and forty-seven years.
- And the days of
Israel drew nigh for him to die: and he
called his son Joseph, and said to him, If I
have found favour before thee, put thy hand
under my thigh, and thou shalt execute
mercy and truth toward me, so as not to
bury me in Egypt.
- But I will sleep with
my fathers, and thou shalt carry me up out
of Egypt, and bury me in their sepulchre.
And he said, I will do according to thy
- And he said, Swear to me; and he
swore to him. And Israel did reverence,
leaning on the top of his staff.
[a] Or, let us dwell. See 1 Tim. 6.8.
[English translation of the Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee
Brenton (1807-1862) originally published by Samuel Bagster & Sons,
Ltd., London, 1851]