However, he did not acquire the priests' portion of the land, for it had been given to them by Pharaoh. They lived off the rations that Pharaoh supplied; so they did not sell their land.
Cross ReferencesGenesis 47:21
and Joseph reduced the people to servitude from one end of Egypt to the other.
Then Joseph said to the people, "Now that I have acquired you and your land for Pharaoh this day, here is seed for you to sow in the land.
So Joseph established a law that a fifth of the produce belongs to Pharaoh, and it is in effect in the land of Egypt to this day. Only the priests' land does not belong to Pharaoh.
Chapter Outline1. Joseph presents his father, and five of his brothers before Pharaoh.
11. He gives them habitation and maintenance.
13. He gets the Egyptian's money;
16. their cattle;
18. and their lands, except the priests', to Pharaoh.
23. He restores the land for a fifth.
28. Jacob's age.
29. He swears Joseph to bury him with his fathers.
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of the priests.
Genesis 41:45, 50
2 Samuel 8:18
for the priests.
1 Corinthians 9:13
2 Thessalonians 3:10
1 Timothy 5:17
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