As soon as the Egyptians learnt of the advantageous position
of the priests, they all tried to prove themselves members
of the caste. But Joseph investigated the lists in the
archives, and determined the estate of every citizen.

The priests were favored in another way. Beside remaining
in possession of their land, they received daily portions
from Pharaoh, wherefore God said, "The priests that
serve idols receive all they need every day, how much more
do the sons of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, who are My
priests, deserve that I should give them what they need
every day."[341]

The rest of the inhabitants of Egypt, who had to part

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