Genesis Chapter 47 (1611 Bible)
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1 Then Ioseph came and tolde Pharaoh, and saide, My father and my brethren, and their flockes, and their heards, and all that they haue, are come out of the land of Canaan: and behold, they are in the land of Goshen.
4 They said moreouer vnto Pharaoh, For to soiourne in the land are we come: for thy seruants haue no pasture for their flockes, for the famine is sore in the land of Canaan: now therefore we pray thee, let thy seruants dwel in the land of Goshen.
6 The land of Egypt is before thee: in the best of the land make thy father and brethren to dwell, in the lande of Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest any man of actiuitie amongst them, then make them rulers ouer my cattell.
9 And Iacob said vnto Pharaoh, The dayes of the yeeres of my pilgrimage are an hundred & thirtie yeres: few and euill haue the dayes of the yeeres of my life bene, and haue not attained vnto the dayes of the yeeres of the life of my fathers, in the dayes of their pilgrimage.
17 And they brought their cattel vnto Ioseph: and Ioseph gaue them bread in exchange for horses, and for the flockes, and for the cattell of the heards, and for the asses, and he fed them with bread, for all their cattel, for that yeere.
18 When that yeere was ended, they came vnto him the second yeere, and said vnto him, We will not hide it from my lord, how that our money is spent, my lord also had our heards of cattell: there is not ought left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands.
19 Wherfore shall we die before thine eyes, both we, and our land? buy vs and our land for bread, and we and our land will be seruants vnto Pharaoh: and giue vs seede that we may liue and not die, that the land be not desolate.
24 And it shall come to passe in the increase, that you shall giue the fift part vnto Pharaoh, and foure parts shall be your owne, for seed of the field, and for your food, and for them of your households, and for food for your litle ones.
29 And the time drew nigh that Israel must die, and he called his sonne Ioseph, and said vnto him, If now I haue found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand vnder my thigh, and deale kindly and truely with mee, bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt.
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Timothy Wayne George's Genesis Chapter 47 comment on 5/24/2012, 8:40am...
Joseph is given wisdom from God how to provide for his people when the money failed. How many people worry today about not having enough money, and we too have to trust in the Lord with all our hearts, and lean not to our understanding, but in all our ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct our path. Our God shall provide all our needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Joseph gives a principle for how government shall collect taxes from the people which is twenty percent, and the priest should be exempt. Joseph is concerned to see that his father's request for burial is honored which tells us the respect that he has for the elderly. The bible tells us if any man lacks wisdom, let him ask of God who gives to all men freely, yet we must ask in faith, for the just shall live by faith. The same wisdom that was given to Joseph, is there for us if we will just ask of God, and believe that he is able to provide for us the wisdom that we need for every situation in life.
ABUTU JOSHUA's Genesis Chapter 47 comment about verse 8 on 12/19/2011, 1:53pm...
IS IT THE NORMAL CUSTOM OF THE EGYPTIAN TO ASK THEIR FIRST TIME VISITOR THEIR AGE? AN OLD MAN FOR THAT MATTER.
Doris Early's Genesis Chapter 47 comment on 9/14/2011, 11:32am...
Looks like Joseph was the first economist. He exchanged (bartered) bread for their cattle...the money had failed. SOUND FAMILAR
RALPH M. WATERS's Genesis Chapter 47 comment on 1/11/2011, 11:57am...
And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
I love this verse, because it shows RESPECT for the elderly.
Todays's world have people thinking its, MONEY and POSITION, that deems respect.
We as a people have gotten so off tract from what GOD'S WORD is and has instructed, its sad.
We can't choose part of GOD's WORD and call ourselves CHRISTIANS - For it is better not to know GODs WORD then to turn from it.
NOW I have ministered GOD's WORD to you about the elderly.
James W. Stark's Genesis Chapter 47 comment about verse 21 on 12/01/2010, 5:12pm...
Pharaoh's were not yet self-deemed as a god or a deity. Refer to Genesis 41 and Pharaoh's dreams where he needed others to interpret his dream. Again in Verses 37 - 38, Pharaoh does not even infer to himself as a deity. He acknowledges that there is a God to whom Joseph relied for wisdom.
It isn't until after 47:21 that Pharaoh becomes lord and sovereign over all of Egypt, its lands, its agriculture, its people become servants OWNED by Pharaoh. It is at this point in history that Egyptian Pharaoh's begin to view themselves as and set themselves up as deities.
How do we know this? The Bible tells us by giving us enough hints. We need to study the Bible as history, not a series of stories.
Patricia's Genesis Chapter 47 comment on 6/11/2010, 3:37pm...
In Afghanistan it was common for the wealthy tribal chiefs to use a drought to buy up all the land around them cheaply. That eventually destroyed the relative social equality that made the tribal system function and turned Afghanistan into more of a feudal society with a large portion of the rural population effectively enslaved to the rich tribal chief. This was one of the socioeconomic ills that led to the Marxist coup in 1973 and eventually caused the Soviet invasion. It's not surprising to hear about this tribal practice in the Bible, since Genesis concerns mainly tribal people. This is how it works in the tribal economy -- when there's a drought, the rich end up even richer and the poor end up slaves.
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