Ge 47:2
47:2 And he took some of his brethren, [even] {a} five men, and
     presented them unto Pharaoh.

     (a) That the king might be assured that they had come, and
         to see what type of people they were.

Ge 47:6
47:6 The {b} land of Egypt [is] before thee; in the best of the
     land make thy father and brethren to dwell; in the land of
     Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest [any] men of
     activity among them, then make them rulers over my cattle.

     (b) Joseph's great modesty appears in that he would attempt
         nothing without the king's commandment.

Ge 47:11
47:11 And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, and gave
      them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the
      land, in the land of {c} Rameses, as Pharaoh had

      (c) Which was a city in the country of Goshen,
          @Ex 1:11.

Ge 47:12
47:12 And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all
      his father's household, with bread, {d} according to
      [their] families.

      (d) Some read that he fed them as little babies, because
          they could not provide for themselves against that

Ge 47:14
47:14 And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the
      land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the corn
      which they bought: and {e} Joseph brought the money into
      Pharaoh's house.

      (e) In which he both declares his faithfulness to the
          king, and his freedom from covetousness.

Ge 47:19
47:19 Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we and our
      {f} land?  buy us and our land for bread, and we and our
      land will be servants unto Pharaoh: and give [us] seed,
      that we may live, and not die, that the land be not

      (f) For unless the ground is tilled and sown, it perishes
          and is as if it was dead.

Ge 47:21
47:21 And as for the people, he {g} removed them to cities from
      [one] end of the borders of Egypt even to the [other] end

      (g) By this changing they signified that they had nothing
          of their own, but received everything from the king's

Ge 47:26
47:26 And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this
      day, [that] Pharaoh should have the fifth [part]; {h}
      except the land of the priests only, [which] became not

      (h) Pharaoh, in providing for idolatrous priests, will be
          a condemnation to all those who neglect the true
          ministers of God's word.

Ge 47:30
47:30 But I will {i} lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry
      me out of Egypt, and bury me in their buryingplace. And he
      said, I will do as thou hast said.

      (i) By this he demonstrated that he died in the faith of
          his fathers, teaching his children to hope for the
          promised land.

Ge 47:31
47:31 And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And
      Israel {k} bowed himself upon the bed's head.

      (k) He rejoiced that Joseph had promised him, and setting
          himself up on his pillows, praised God;
          @1Ch 29:10.

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