Bible: Genesis 47:13-19

47:13 But there was no food in all the land because the famine was very severe; the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan wasted away 1  because of the famine. 47:14 Joseph collected all the money that could be found in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan as payment 2  for the grain they were buying. Then Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh’s palace. 3  47:15 When the money from the lands of Egypt and Canaan was used up, all the Egyptians 4  came to Joseph and said, “Give us food! Why should we die 5  before your very eyes because our money has run out?

47:16 Then Joseph said, “If your money is gone, bring your livestock, and I will give you food 6  in exchange for 7  your livestock.” 47:17 So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and Joseph gave them food in exchange for their horses, the livestock of their flocks and herds, and their donkeys. 8  He got them through that year by giving them food in exchange for livestock.

47:18 When that year was over, they came to him the next year and said to him, “We cannot hide from our 9  lord that the money is used up and the livestock and the animals belong to our lord. Nothing remains before our lord except our bodies and our land. 47:19 Why should we die before your very eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land in exchange for food, and we, with our land, will become 10  Pharaoh’s slaves. 11  Give us seed that we may live 12  and not die. Then the land will not become desolate.” 13 

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