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The Book Of Genesis (2)

Discussion in 'Bible and Book Games' started by 4square, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. tred

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    Genesis 47:14
    14 Joseph collected all the money that was to be found in Egypt and Canaan in payment for the grain they were buying, and he brought it to Pharaoh's palace.
     
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    Genesis 47:15
    15 When the money of the people of Egypt and Canaan was gone, all Egypt came to Joseph and said, "Give us food. Why should we die before your eyes? Our money is used up."
     
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    Genesis 47:16
    16 "Then bring your livestock," said Joseph. "I will sell you food in exchange for your livestock since your money is gone."
     
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    Genesis 47:17
    17 So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and he gave them food in exchange for their horses, their sheep and goats, their cattle and donkeys. And he brought them through that year with food in exchange for all their livestock.
     
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    Genesis 47:18
    18 When that year was over, they came to him the following year and said, "We cannot hide from our lord the fact that since our money is gone and our livestock belongs to you, there is nothing left for our lord except our bodies and our land.
     
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    Genesis 47:19
    19 Why should we perish before your eyes - we and our land as well? Buy us and our land in exchange for food, and we with our land will be in bondage to Pharaoh. Give us seed so that we may live and not die, and that the land may not become desolate."
     
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    Genesis 47:20
    20 So Joseph bought all the land in Egypt for Pharaoh. The Egyptians, one and all, sold their fields, because the famine was too severe for them. The land became Pharaoh's,
     
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    Genesis 47:21
    21 and Joseph reduced the people to servitude, from one end of Egypt to the other.
     
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    Genesis 47:22
    22 However, he did not buy the land of the priests, because they received a regular allotment from Pharaoh and had food enough from the allotment Pharaoh gave them. That is why they did not sell their land.
     
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    Genesis 47:23
    23 Joseph said to the people, "Now that I have bought you and your land today for Pharaoh, here is seed for you so you can plant the ground.
     
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    Genesis 47:24
    24 But when the crop comes in, give a fifth of it to Pharaoh. The other four-fiths you may keep as seed for the fields and as food for ourselves and your households and your children."
     
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    Genesis 47:25
    25 "You have saved our lives," they said. "May we find favor in the eyes of our lord; we will be in bondage to Pharaoh."
     
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    Genesis 47:26
    26 So Joseph established it as a law concerning land in Egypt - still in force today - that a fifth of the produce belongs to Pharaoh. It was only the land of the priests that did not become Pharaoh's.
     
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    Genesis 47:27
    27 Now the Israelites settled in Egypt in the region of Goshen. They acquired property there and were fruitful and increased greatly in number.
     
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    Genesis 47:28
    28 Jacob lived in Egypt seventeen years, and the years of his life were a hundred and forty-seven.
     
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    Genesis 47:29
    29 When the time drew near for Israel to die, he called for his son Joseph and said to him, "If I have found favor in your eyes, put your hand under my thigh and promise that you will show me kindness and faithfulness. Do not bury me in Egypt,
     
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    Genesis 47:30
    30 but when I rest with my fathers, carry me out of Egypt and bury me where they are buried." "I will do as you say," he said.
     
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    Genesis 47:31
    31 "Swear to me," he said. Then Joseph swore to him, and Israel worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.
     
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    Genesis 48:1
    1 Some time later Joseph was told, "Your father is ill." So he took his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim along with him.
     
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    Genesis 48:2
    2 When Jacob was told, "Your son Joseph has come to you," Israel rallied his strength and sat up on the bed.
     
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