9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh: ‘The days of the years of my sojournings are a hundred and thirty years; few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their sojournings.’
10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from the presence of Pharaoh.
Here’s a man that lived for 130 years!
No one here lives that long, not even pharaoh-gods.
Let him bless me to live that long!
Jacob reinforces Pharaoh’s awe by saying that his old age of 130 years so far was small compared with the longevity of his ancestors. Truly this family was divinely blessed! After all, 110 was considered an extremely blessed old age for Egyptians (longevity later ascribed to Joseph, Genesis 50:26).
The king is standing before me
He thinks that he is a god.
Let me bless him with years so that he sees my son
And remembers the True Judge
His descendants will anyway forget
29 And the time drew near that Israel must die; and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him: ‘If now I have found favour in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt.