Now 1 in Egypt the Midianites 2 sold Joseph 3 to Potiphar, one of Pharaoh’s officials, the captain of the guard. 4
and they cast lots for my people. They traded 1 a boy for a prostitute; they sold a little girl for wine so they could drink. 2
The priests should receive the silver they need from the treasurers and repair any damage to the temple they discover.” 1
So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh. Each 1 of the Egyptians sold his field, for the famine was severe. 2 So the land became Pharaoh’s.
But he did not purchase the land of the priests because the priests had an allotment from Pharaoh and they ate from their allotment that Pharaoh gave them. That is why they did not sell their land.
1 (21:37) 2 “If a man steals an ox or a sheep and kills it or sells it, he must pay back 3 five head of cattle for the ox, and four sheep for the one sheep. 4