18 When that year was over, they came to him the following year and said, “We cannot hide from our lord the fact that since our money is gone(A) and our livestock belongs to you,(B) there is nothing left for our lord except our bodies and our land.

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19 Why should we perish before your eyes(A)—we and our land as well? Buy us and our land in exchange for food,(B) and we with our land will be in bondage to Pharaoh.(C) Give us seed so that we may live and not die,(D) and that the land may not become desolate.”

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