Why should we die before your very eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land in exchange for food, and we, with our land, will become 1 Pharaoh’s slaves. 2 Give us seed that we may live 3 and not die. Then the land will not become desolate.” 4
We also accept responsibility for 1 bringing the first fruits of our land and the first fruits of every fruit tree year by year to the temple of the LORD.
We will also bring the first of our coarse meal, of our contributions, of the fruit of every tree, of new wine, and of olive oil to the priests at the storerooms of the temple of our God, along with a tenth of the produce 1 of our land to the Levites, for the Levites are the ones who collect the tithes in all the cities where we work. 2