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“Now the Patriarchs grew jealous of Yosef and sold him into slavery in Egypt. But Adonai was with him;[a] 10 he rescued him from all his troubles and gave him favor and wisdom before Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who appointed him chief administrator over Egypt and over all his household.[b] 11 Now there came a famine that caused much suffering throughout Egypt and Kena‘an[c] 12 But when Ya‘akov heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our fathers there the first time. 13 The second time, Yosef revealed his identity to his brothers,[d] and Yosef’s family became known to Pharaoh. 14 Yosef then sent for his father Ya‘akov and all his relatives, seventy-five people. 15 And Ya‘akov went down to Egypt; there he died, as did our other ancestors. 16 Their bodies were removed to Sh’khem and buried in the tomb Avraham had bought from the family of Hamor in Sh’khem for a certain sum of money.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 7:9 Genesis 37:11, 28; 39:1–3, 21, 23
  2. Acts 7:10 Genesis 41:37–44
  3. Acts 7:11 Genesis 41:54; 42:5
  4. Acts 7:13 Genesis 45:1

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