Joseph who is now the de facto ruler over all of Egypt saves the Israelites
who are experiencing a great famine and moves them to Egypt and gives them power over all the agriculture lands. Clearly they
were not slaves as some would have believed.
(Gen 41:57 KJV) And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that
the famine was so sore in all lands.
(Gen 42:1 KJV)
Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?
(Gen 42:2 KJV) And he said, Behold,
I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: get you down thither, and buy for us from thence;
(Gen 42:3 KJV) And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt.
(Gen 42:5 KJV) And the sons of
Israel came to buy corn among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan.
(Gen 42:6 KJV) And Joseph was the governor over the
land, and he it was that sold to all the people of the land:
(Gen 42:25 KJV)
Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn, and to restore every man's money into his sack, and to give them provision
for the way:
(Gen 45:20 KJV) Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is yours.
(Gen 45:21 KJV) And the children
of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.
(Gen 47:1 KJV) Then Joseph came
and told Pharaoh, and said, My father [ISRAEL] and my brethren, and their flocks, and their herds, and all
that they have, are come out of the land of Canaan; and, behold, they are in the land of Goshen.
(Gen 47:3 KJV) And Pharaoh said
unto his brethren, What is your occupation? And they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we, and also our
47:4 KJV) They said moreover unto Pharaoh, For to sojourn in the land are we come; for thy servants have no pasture
for their flocks; for the famine is sore in the land of Canaan: now therefore, we pray thee, let thy servants dwell in the
land of Goshen.
(Gen 47:5 KJV) And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father [ISRAEL] and thy brethren are
come unto thee:
(Gen 47:6 KJV) The land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the land make thy father and brethren to dwell;
in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest any men of activity among them, then make them rulers over my cattle.
(Gen 47:11 KJV) And Joseph placed his father [ISRAEL] and his brethren,
and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded.
NOTE: The Israelites pack
up everything and move to Egypt leaving everything behind and live in Egypt for 400+ years
Clearly Joseph was no slave but instead was revered by
the Egyptian people