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24 At the time of harvest you must give one-fifth to the king. You can use the rest for seed and for food for yourselves and your families.”

25 They answered, “You have saved our lives; you have been good to us, sir, and we will be the king's slaves.” 26 So Joseph made it a law for the land of Egypt that one-fifth of the harvest should belong to the king. This law still remains in force today. Only the lands of the priests did not become the king's property.

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