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Genesis 47 - NIV

13 There was no food, however, in the whole region because the famine was severe; both Egypt and Canaan wasted away because of the famine.

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.

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 all gone.”

16 “Then bring your livestock,” said Joseph. “I will sell you food in exchange for your livestock, since your money is gone.”

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.

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.

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.”

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,

21 and Joseph reduced the people to servitude,[a] from one end of Egypt to the other.

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.

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.

24 But when the crop comes in, give a fifth of it to Pharaoh. The other four-fifths you may keep as seed for the fields and as food for yourselves and your households and your children.”

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.”

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.

27 Now the Israelites settled in Egypt in the region of Goshen. They acquired property there and were fruitful and increased greatly in number.

28 Jacob lived in Egypt seventeen years, and the years of his life were a hundred and forty-seven.

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,

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.

31 “Swear to me,” he said. Then Joseph swore to him, and Israel worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.[b]


a. Genesis 47:21 Samaritan Pentateuch and Septuagint (see also Vulgate); Masoretic Text and he moved the people into the cities
b. Genesis 47:31 Or Israel bowed down at the head of his bed

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Genesis 47:28-48:22
Shared by: John Shearhart on Jun, 2014
Summary: God shows His sovereignty and faithfulness when Jacob blesses Ephraim ahead of Manasseh and adopts them both as his own.
Scripture: Genesis 47:28-48:22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,081
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Genesis 46:1-47:27
Shared by: John Shearhart on Jun, 2014
Summary: God saves Israel from the famine and begins to make a distinction between them and Egypt.
Scripture: Genesis 46:1-47:27
Denomination: Baptist
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C. Philip Green avatar
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Shared by: C. Philip Green on Nov, 2011
Summary: Trust God in the test, because He gives His people the best. The world can only give its people cheap junk that doesn't last, but God give His people real wealth that lasts forever. So choose to live for Him not for the things of the world.
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Scripture: Genesis 46:31-47:31
Denomination: Evangelical Free
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Edward Hardee avatar
Studies in Genesis: Chapter 47
Shared by: Edward Hardee on Oct, 2011
Summary: This is a study of the book of Genesis. Genesis and Revelation are two of the most disputed books in the Bible. The premise of this study is the foundation of creation.
Series: Genesis
Scripture: Genesis 47:1-31
Denomination: Church Of God
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Anthony Lacy avatar
Nurturing Your Dreams
Shared by: Anthony Lacy on Feb, 2011
Summary: Part two of the of the series dealing with how to feed your dreams rather than loose them.
Series: Dreams
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Scripture: Genesis 47:14-28
Denomination: *other
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Gordon Curley avatar
Joseph the Authentic Leader
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Nov, 2010
Summary: Joseph and the Famine. (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request - email: gcurley@gcurley.info)
Scripture: Genesis 47:11-31
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 1,099
David Owens avatar
The Rest of the Story
Shared by: David Owens on Sep, 2010
Summary: This lesson concludes the series on the life of Joseph. As his story comes to a close we review the main lessons we learn from his life, and we talk about writing the rest of our stories.
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Scripture: Genesis 47:27-50:26
Views: 1,202
Carl Allen avatar
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Shared by: Carl Allen on May, 2010
Summary: What Joseph did was to take steps to save the nation. He took steps to bring everything in Egypt under the authority of the throne. You can see this played out in these verses.
Series: Joseph
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Scripture: Genesis 47:13-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,128
Thomas Swope avatar
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Shared by: Thomas Swope on Feb, 2010
Summary: A study of Genesis chapter 49 verses 13 through 27
Series: Genesis
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Scripture: Genesis 47:13-27
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
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O. K. Neal avatar
Egyptian Economy
Shared by: O. K. Neal on Feb, 2010
Summary: Can history repeat itself
based on 13 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 47:13-27
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 2,650
Paul Clemente avatar
Caring For People
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Aug, 2009
Summary: Trust in God is a must for caring for people and for being provided for.
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Scripture: Genesis 47:1-27
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,009
David Hodgin avatar
Waiting For The Promised Land
Shared by: David Hodgin on Jun, 2009
Summary: How God’s promised land applies to our lives, past, present and future. How God works with us even when we fail.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 47:13-21
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Joel Smith avatar
Pharaoh's Economic Stimulus Package
Shared by: Joel Smith on Mar, 2009
Summary: Put your trust and hope in God, not government.
based on 27 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 47:13-31
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 6,248
Andy Stanley avatar
Part Four: Follow
Shared by: Andy Stanley on Feb, 2009
Summary: The fourth of a four-sermon series on the Biblical response to uncertain times.
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Shared by: Michael Hollinger on Mar, 2006
Summary: Any bondage that is not to Christ is a poor choice.
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Scripture: Genesis 47:13-26
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Shared by: David Beirne on Aug, 2005
Summary: Part 5 of Joseph the Dreamchaser. Just cause you’ve arrived doesn’t mean you can step on those who’ve hurt you. Bad things happen for good reasons.
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Scripture: Genesis 42:1-47:19
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Tom Fuller avatar
Moving Into Harms Way - with God's Blessing
Shared by: Tom Fuller on Jul, 2005
Summary: Jacob and his family move to Egypt, knowing that they will face hardship. Yet God also promised to go with them and bring them. He makes the same promise to us if we will go the place of worship, peace, and refreshment.
Series: Genesis
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 46:1-47:31
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 2,144
Bruce Landry avatar
A Time of Peace and a Time to Pass
Shared by: Bruce Landry on Jun, 2002
Summary: We will walk with Jacob Israel today through the 47th Chapter of Genesis and see the Peace, provision, and promise at his passing on. Good things for growing Christians.
Series: Genesis
based on 31 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 47:1-31
Denomination: Baptist
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