Genesis 47
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated Par ▾ 
1And Yoseph came and he told Pharaoh and said to him, “My father and my brothers and their flocks and their oxen and all that they have, have come from the land of Canaan, and behold, they are dwelling in the land of Geshan.” 2And he took five men of his brothers and he stood them before Pharaoh. 3And Pharaoh said to the brothers of Yoseph, “What is your work?”, and they said to Pharaoh: “Your Servants are Shepherds of sheep, even we and also our fathers from our youth.” 4And they said to Pharaoh, “We have come to dwell in the land, because there is no pasture for the flocks of your Servants, because the famine is severe in the land of Canaan, and now your Servants will dwell in the land of Geshan.” 5And Pharaoh said to Yoseph, “Your father and your brothers have come to you: 6The land of Egypt is before you; settle in the best of the land; your father and your brothers will dwell in the land of Geshan, and if you know that there are capable men among them, make them Masters of cattle over all that I have.”

7And Yoseph brought Yaquuv his father and stood him before Pharaoh, and Yaquuv blessed Pharaoh. 8And Pharaoh said to Yaquuv, “How many are the days of the years of your life?” 9And Yaquuv said to Pharaoh, “The days of the years of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty years; the days of the years of my life are few and evil and they have not arrived to the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their travel.” 10And Yaquuv blessed Pharaoh and Yaquuv went out from before Pharaoh. 11And Yoseph settled his father and his brothers, and he gave to them an inheritance in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Ramsis, as Pharaoh commanded. 12And Yoseph sustained his father and his brothers and all the house of his father with grain, according to family.

13And there was no grain in all the land because the famine was very severe and all the land of Egypt was laid waste, and the land of Canaan, in the presence of the famine. 14And Yoseph collected all the money that was found in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan for the grain that they had bought, and Yoseph brought the money to the house of Pharaoh. 15And the money from the land of Egypt and from the land of Canaan was spent, and all the Egyptians came to Yoseph and they were saying, “Give us grain and we will not die before you, because the money for it is spent.” 16Yoseph said to them, “Give me your livestock and I shall give to you for your livestock if the money is spent.” 17And they brought to him their livestock, and Yoseph gave to them grain for horses, and for livestock of sheep, and for livestock of oxen, and of donkeys, and he sustained them with bread that year for all their livestock. 18And that year ended, and they came to him in the next year, and they said to him, “We will not hide from our Lord, because all money is spent and the cattle of oxen are with our Lord, and nothing is left before our Lord except our lives and our lands: 19Why should we die before you, even we and our lands? Buy us and our lands for bread and we and our lands will be Servants for Pharaoh; and give us seed and we will live and we will not die, and the land will not be destroyed.”

20And Yoseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh, because the Egyptians sold, each man, his field, because the famine was severe upon them and it became the land of Pharaoh. 21And he moved the people from town to town from one end of the border of Egypt and unto the other. 22Only he did not buy the land of the Priests, because there was a standing covenant with the Priests from the presence of Pharaoh, and they were eating their portion that Pharaoh had given them; because of this they did not sell their land. 23And Yoseph said to the people, “Now I have bought you today, you and your lands for Pharaoh, behold, for you have seed that you may sow in the land. 24And whenever crops come in, you will give one fifth to Pharaoh, and four parts will be for you, for the seed of the field and for your food, and for the food of your households, and for the food of your little ones.” 25And they said, “You have saved us; let us find mercy in the eyes of our Lord and we will be Servants to Pharaoh.” 26And Yoseph set it a law until today over the land of Egypt: one fifth is Pharaoh’s; only the land of the Priests was not Pharaoh’s.

27And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt and in the land of Geshan and they became strong in it and they increased and multiplied greatly. 28And Yaquuv lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years; and the days of Yaquuv, the years of his life, were a hundred and forty and seven years.

29And the days approached for Israel to die, and he called Yoseph, his son, and he said to him, “If I have found favor in your eyes, place your hand under my loins and swear to me by LORD JEHOVAH, and perform grace and truth with me, and do not bury me in Egypt: 30And I shall sleep with my fathers, and carry me from Egypt and bury me in their burial place”; and Yoseph said, “I shall do according to your word.” 31And he said, “Swear to me”, and he swore to him, and Israel bowed on the top of his staff.

The Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Translated by Glenn David Bauscher
Glenn David Bauscher
Lulu Publishing
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Genesis 46
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