7:11 Then a famine occurred throughout 1 Egypt and Canaan, causing 2 great suffering, and our 3 ancestors 4 could not find food. 7:12 So when Jacob heard that there was grain 5 in Egypt, he sent our ancestors 6 there 7 the first time. 7:13 On their second visit Joseph made himself known to his brothers again, and Joseph’s family 8 became known to Pharaoh. 7:14 So Joseph sent a message 9 and invited 10 his father Jacob and all his relatives to come, seventy-five people 11 in all. 7:15 So Jacob went down to Egypt and died there, 12 along with our ancestors, 13 7:16 and their bones 14 were later moved to Shechem and placed in the tomb that Abraham had bought for a certain sum of money 15 from the sons of Hamor in Shechem.
7:17 “But as the time drew near for God to fulfill the promise he had declared to Abraham, 16 the people increased greatly in number 17 in Egypt, 7:18 until another king who did not know about 18 Joseph ruled 19 over Egypt. 20 7:19 This was the one who exploited 21 our people 22 and was cruel to our ancestors, 23 forcing them to abandon 24 their infants so they would die. 25