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21 And he brought the people into bondage to him, for servants, from one extremity of Egypt to the other, 22 except only the land of the priests; Joseph bought not this, for Pharao gave a portion in the way of gift to the priests; and they ate their portion which Pharao gave them; therefore they sold not their land. 23 And Joseph said to all the Egyptians, Behold, I have bought you and your land this day for Pharao; take seed for you, and sow the land. 24 And there shall be the fruits of it; and ye shall give the fifth part to Pharao, and the four [remaining] parts shall be for yourselves, for seed for the earth, and for food for you, and all that are in your houses. 25 And they said, Thou hast saved us; we have found favour before our lord, and we will be servants to Pharao. 26 And Joseph appointed it to them for an ordinance until this day; to reserve a fifth part for Pharao, on the land of Egypt, except only the land of the priests, that was not Pharao's. 27 And Israel dwelt in Egypt, in the land of Gesem, and they gained an inheritance upon it; and they increased and multiplied very greatly. 28 And Jacob survived seventeen years in the land of Egypt; and Jacob's days of the years of his life were a hundred and forty-seven years. 29 and the days of Israel drew nigh for him to die: and he called his son Joseph, and said to him, If I have found favour before thee, put thy hand under my thigh, and thou shalt execute mercy and truth toward me, so as not to bury me in Egypt. 30 But I will sleep with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me up out of Egypt, and bury me in their sepulchre. And he said, I will do according to thy word. 31 And he said, Swear to me; and he swore to him. And Israel did reverence, leaning on the top of his staff.

21 καὶ τὸν λαὸν κατεδουλώσατο αὐτῷ εἰς παῖδας ἀπ᾿ ἄκρων ὁρίων Αἰγύπτου ἕως τῶν ἄκρων, 22 χωρὶς τῆς γῆς τῶν ἱερέων μόνον· οὐκ ἐκτήσατο ταύτην ᾿Ιωσήφ, ἐν δόσει γὰρ ἔδωκε δόμα τοῖς ἱερεῦσι Φαραώ, καὶ ἤσθιον τὴν δόσιν, ἣν ἔδωκεν αὐτοῖς Φαραώ· διὰ τοῦτο οὐκ ἀπέδοντο τὴν γῆν αὐτῶν. 23 εἶπε δὲ ᾿Ιωσὴφ πᾶσι τοῖς Αἰγυπτίοις· ἰδοὺ κέκτημαι ὑμᾶς καὶ τὴν γῆν ὑμῶν σήμερον τῷ Φαραώ· λάβετε ἑαυτοῖς σπέρμα καὶ σπείρατε τὴν γῆν, 24 καὶ ἔσται τὰ γεννήματα αὐτῆς καὶ δώσετε τὸ πέμπτον μέρος τῷ Φαραώ, τὰ δὲ τέσσαρα μέρη ἔσται ὑμῖν αὐτοῖς εἰς σπέρμα τῇ γῇ καὶ εἰς βρῶσιν ὑμῖν καὶ πᾶσι τοῖς ἐν τοῖς οἴκοις ὑμῶν. 25 καὶ εἶπαν· σέσωκας ἡμᾶς, εὕρομεν χάριν ἐναντίον τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν καὶ ἐσόμεθα παῖδες τῷ Φαραώ. 26 καὶ ἔθετο αὐτοῖς ᾿Ιωσὴφ εἰς πρόσταγμα ἕως τῆς ἡμέρας ταύτης, ἐπὶ γῆς Αἰγύπτου τῷ Φαραὼ ἀποπεμπτοῦν, χωρὶς τῆς γῆς τῶν ἱερέων μόνον· οὐκ ἦν τῷ Φαραώ. 27 Κατῴκησε δὲ ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐν γῇ Αἰγύπτῳ ἐπὶ γῆς Γεσὲμ καὶ ἐκληρονόμησαν ἐπ᾿ αὐτῆς καὶ ηὐξήθησαν καὶ ἐπληθύνθησαν σφόδρα. 28 ἐπέζησε δὲ ᾿Ιακὼβ ἐν γῇ Αἰγύπτῳ δεκαεπτὰ ἔτη· καὶ ἐγένοντο αἱ ἡμέραι ᾿Ιακὼβ ἐνιαυτῶν τῆς ζωῆς αὐτοῦ ἑκατὸν τεσσαρακονταεπτὰ ἔτη. 29 ἤγγισαν δὲ αἱ ἡμέραι ᾿Ισραὴλ τοῦ ἀποθανεῖν, καὶ ἐκάλεσε τὸν υἱὸν αὐτοῦ ᾿Ιωσὴφ καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· εἰ εὕρηκα χάριν ἐναντίον σου, ὑπόθες τὴν χεῖρά σου ὑπὸ τὸν μηρόν μου καὶ ποιήσεις ἐπ᾿ ἐμὲ ἐλεημοσύνην καὶ ἀλήθειαν τοῦ μή με θάψαι ἐν Αἰγύπτῳ, 30 ἀλλὰ κοιμηθήσομαι μετὰ τῶν πατέρων μου, καὶ ἀρεῖς με ἐξ Αἰγύπτου καὶ θάψεις με ἐν τῷ τάφῳ αὐτῶν. ὁ δὲ εἶπεν· ἐγὼ ποιήσω κατὰ τὸ ρῆμά σου. 31 εἶπε δέ· ὄμοσόν μοι. καὶ ὤμοσεν αὐτῷ. καὶ προσεκύνησεν ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐπὶ τὸ ἄκρον τῆς ράβδου αὐτοῦ.

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