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55 Eventually, the land of Egypt began to feel the effects of the famine, so the people[a] cried out to Pharaoh for food. “Go see Joseph,” Pharaoh announced to all the Egyptians, “and do whatever he tells you to do.”

56 Joseph opened all of the storehouses and sold grain to the Egyptians, because the famine was beginning to be severe throughout the land of Egypt. 57 In addition, all of the surrounding nations[b] came to Joseph to buy grain from Egypt, because the famine had become severe throughout the world.

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  1. Genesis 41:55 Lit. so they
  2. Genesis 41:57 Lit. the world

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