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Genesis 47 - AMP

2 And from among his brothers he took five men and presented them to Pharaoh.

3 And Pharaoh said to his brothers, What is your occupation? And they said to Pharaoh, Your servants are shepherds, both we and our fathers before us.

4 Moreover, they said to Pharaoh, We have come to sojourn in the land, for your servants have no pasture for our flocks, for the famine is very severe in Canaan. So now, we pray you, let your servants dwell in the land of Goshen.

5 And Pharaoh spoke to Joseph, saying, Your father and your brothers have come to you.

6 The land of Egypt is before you; make your father and your brothers dwell in the best of the land. Let them live in the land of Goshen. And if you know of any men of ability among them, put them in charge of my cattle.

7 Then Joseph brought in Jacob his father and presented him before Pharaoh; and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

8 And Pharaoh asked Jacob, How old are you?

9 Jacob said to Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are 130 years; few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and they have Abraham, Jacob's grandfather, had lived to be 175 years old; Isaac, his father, lived to be 180. Jacob lived seventeen years after making this statement to Pharaoh, in which time he had an opportunity to get a much more optimistic view of God's treatment of him. He died at 147, having said, ``The redeeming Angel... has redeemed me continually from every evil" (Gen. 48:16).not attained to those of the life of my fathers in their pilgrimage.

10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh and went out from his presence.

11 Joseph settled his father and brethren and gave them a possession in Egypt in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses (Goshen), as Pharaoh commanded.

12 And Joseph supplied his father and his brethren and all his father's household with food, according to their families.

13 there was no food in all the land, for the famine was distressingly severe, so that the land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan hung in doubt and wavered by reason of the hunger (destitution, starvation) of the famine.

14 And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan for the grain which they bought, and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house.

15 And when the money was exhausted in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came to Joseph and said, Give us food! Why should we die before your very eyes? For we have no money left.

16 Joseph said, Give up your livestock, and I will give you food in exchange for if your money is gone.

17 So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and gave them food in exchange for the horses, flocks, cattle of the herds, and the donkeys; and he supplied them with food in exchange for all their livestock that year.

18 When that year was ended, they came to the second year and said to him, We will not hide from my lord that our money is spent; my lord also has our herds of livestock; there is nothing left in the sight of my lord but our bodies and our lands.

19 Why should we perish before your eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land in exchange for food, and we and our land will be servants to Pharaoh. And give us seed , that we may live and not die, and that the land may not be desolate.

20 And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field because of the overwhelming severity of the famine upon them. The land became Pharaoh's,

21 And as for the people, he removed them to cities and practically made slaves of them , from one end of the borders of Egypt to the other.

22 Only the priests' land he did not buy, for the priests had a fixed pension from Pharaoh and lived on the amount Pharaoh gave them. So they did not sell their land.

23 Then Joseph said to the people, Behold, I have today bought you and your land for Pharaoh. Now here is seed for you, and you shall sow the land.

24 At the increase, you shall give one-fifth of it to Pharaoh, and four-fifths shall be your own to use for seed for the field and as food for you and those of your households and for your little ones.

25 And they said, You have saved our lives! Let us find favor in the sight of my lord; and we will be Pharaoh's servants.

26 And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt--to this day--that Pharaoh should have the fifth part ; it was the priests' land only which did not become Pharaoh's.

27 And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they gained possessions there and grew and multiplied exceedingly.

28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years; so Jacob reached the age of 147 years.

29 When the time drew near that Israel must die, he called his son Joseph and said to him, If now I have found favor in your sight, This was a customary manner of taking a solemn oath. The gesture was a reference to the mark of circumcision, the sign of God's covenant, which is equivalent to our laying our hand upon the Bible. (Adam Clarke, The Holy Bible with A Commentary).put your hand under my thigh and deal loyally and faithfully with me. Do not bury me, I beg of you, in Egypt,

30 But let me lie with my fathers; you shall carry me out of Egypt and bury me in their burying place. And said, I will do as you have directed.

31 Then Jacob said, Swear to me . And he swore to him. And Israel bowed himself upon the head of the bed.

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The call to stand out among your peers
Shared by: Ajibola Disu on Jul, 2016
Summary: Exposition of Genesis 47 v 2, how some of joseph's brothers stood out among their peers
Scripture: Genesis 47:2
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 126
John Shearhart avatar
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: 1,090
John Shearhart avatar
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
Views: 817
J. Darren Duncan avatar
Shared by: J. Darren Duncan on Oct, 2013
Scripture: Genesis 46:28-47:12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,220
Damian Phillips avatar
Defined by Your Job?
Shared by: Damian Phillips on Jan, 2013
Summary: It appears that making work one’s only priority is a huge problem found among men; and this can become a barrier in a man’s relationship with God and with his family; and it can develop into a problem with his self-image.
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Scripture: Genesis 47:1-3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,138
bala samson avatar
Favor of God that surrounds you
Shared by: bala samson on Dec, 2012
Summary: f today, you there is angst, apprehension and fear regarding what holds for you in the coming year, or you fear to tread into the unknown zone, may be a foreign assignment, new venture, transfer to new department of area, fear not, if God be with you, no
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Scripture: Genesis 47:1-7
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,708
Martin Holland avatar
Discovering God
Shared by: Martin Holland on Oct, 2012
Summary: As Christians we are on a journey that should cause us to discover the God we serve. I believe we find this to true in the biblical character Jacob's life in which I would like to make application from.
Scripture: Genesis 47:7-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 866
C. Philip Green avatar
God's Best
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
Views: 1,963
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
Views: 845
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
Views: 1,394
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
Crisis Management
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: 4,145
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
Views: 928
O. K. Neal avatar
Egyptian Economy
Shared by: O. K. Neal on Feb, 2010
Summary: Can history repeat itself
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Scripture: Genesis 47:13-27
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 2,650
Rick Gillespie- Mobley avatar
Joseph--He Got Up
Shared by: Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Oct, 2009
Summary: THis sermon deals with Joseph’s willingness to rise up and forgive those who caused him pain and sorrow in life.
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Scripture: Genesis 44:1-47:1
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 4,148
Tom Owen avatar
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Shared by: Tom Owen on Aug, 2009
Summary: verse-by-verse
Series: Beginnings
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Scripture: Genesis 46:1-47:12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,076
Tom Owen avatar
Genesis 52
Shared by: Tom Owen on Aug, 2009
Summary: verse-by-verse
Series: Beginnings
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Scripture: Genesis 47:11-48:20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,595
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
Joseph Smith avatar
Spies Who Stayed to Serve
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Jul, 2009
Summary: For deacon ordination: deacons are like spies, of whom the world is suspicious; but we win their confidence by serving them.
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Scripture: Genesis 42:1-47:6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 605
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.
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Scripture: Genesis 47:13-21
Views: 8,142
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: 6,262
Joel Smith avatar
The Power of Faith on Display
Shared by: Joel Smith on Mar, 2009
Summary: Faith lived out has far reaching effects.
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Scripture: Genesis 45:16-47:12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 795
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.
Ken McKinley avatar
A New Years Evaluation
Shared by: Ken McKinley on Jan, 2009
Summary: Evaluating our lives and our stance in 2009
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 47:7-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,207
Douglas Vincent avatar
God's Faithfulness and Our Obedience
Shared by: Douglas Vincent on Mar, 2006
Summary: God’s Faithfulness and Our Obedience Tonight we are going to look at the payday of Obedience for Joseph, Jacob and the whole family of Israel
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Scripture: Genesis 46:1-47:10
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 1,894
Michael Hollinger avatar
Choosing Slavery
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
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,198
David Beirne avatar
Forgive The Unforgiveable
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
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,186
Darrell Jones avatar
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Shared by: Darrell Jones on Jul, 2005
Summary: Among the sins of Sodom, we find the sin of doing nothing. The question Pharoah asked in our text is a good question for us today? We answer the question is it a sin to do nothing.
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Scripture: Genesis 47:3
Denomination: Assembly Of God
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Tom Fuller avatar
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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
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Scripture: Genesis 46:1-47:31
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
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