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Joseph goes to meet Jacob. CHAP. XLVII. Jacob confers with Pharaoh Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Za- were in the land of Canaan, are come unto rah: but Er and Onan died in the land of me : Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were 32 And the men are shepherds, for their Hlezron, and Hamul.

trade hath been to feed cattle; and they 13 9 And the sons of Issachar; Tola, have brought their flocks, and their herds, and Phuvab, and Job, and Shimron. and all that they have.

14 | And the sons of Zebulun ; Sered, 33 And it shall come to pass, when and Elon, and Jahleel.

Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say, 15 These be the sons of Leah, which What is your occupation ? she bare unto Jacob in Padan-aram, with 34 That ye shall say, Thy servants' bis daughter Dinah: all the souls of his trade hath been about cattle from our youth sons and his daughters were thirty and three. even until now, both we, and also our fa

16 | And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and thers: that ye may dwell in the land of Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Éri, and Arodi, Goshen; for every shepherd is an aboiniand Areli.

nation unto the Egyptians. and Ishuah, and Isus, and Beriah, and Se THEN Said, My father and my brethren 17 And the sons of Asher; Jimnah,

CHAP. XLVII.

, rah their sister.

; Heber, and Malchiel.

and their flocks, and their herds, and all 18 These are the sons of Zilpah, whom that they have, are come out of the land of Laban gave to Leah his daughter: and these Canaan ; and behold, they are in the land she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls. of Goshen.

19 The sons of Rachel, Jacob's wife; 2 And he took some of his brethren, Joseph, and Benjamin.

even five men, and presented them unto 20 And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt Pharaoh. were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which 3 And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah priest What is your occupation ? And they said of On bare unto him.

unto Pharaoh, Thy servantsare shepherds, 21 | And the sons of Benjamin were both we, and also our fathers. Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and 4 They said moreover unto Pharaoh, Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and For to sojourn in the land are we come! Huppim, and Ard.

for thy servants have no pasture for their 22 These are the sons of Rachel, which flocks, for the famine is sore in the land of Fere born to Jacob; all the souls were Canaan: now therefore, we pray thee, let fourteen.

thy servants dwell in the land of Goshen. 23 | And the sons of Dan; Hushim. 5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, say.

24 And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, ing, Thy father and thy brethren are come and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillém. unto thee :

25 These are the sons of Bilbah, which 6 The land of Egypt is before thee; in Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and the best of the land make thy father and she bare these unto Jacob: all the souls brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen were seven.

let them dwell; and if thou knowest any 26 All the souls that came with Jacob men of activity among them, then make into Egypt, which came out of his loins, them rulers over my cattle. besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls 7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his fawere threescore and six;

ther, and set him before Pharaoh : and 27 And the sons of Joseph which were Jacob blessed Pharaoh. born him in Egypt, were two souls: all the 8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How souls of the house of Jacob, which came old art thou? into Egypt, were threescore and ten. 9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The

28 ( And he sent Judah before him unto days of the years of my pilgrimage are a Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen; hundred and thirty years : few and evil and they came into the land of Goshen. have the days of the years of my life been,

29 And Joseph made ready his chariot, and have not attained unto the days of the and went up to meet Israel his father to years of the life of my fathers in the days Goshen; and presented himself unto him: of their pilgrimage. and he fell on his neck, and wept on his 10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and Deck a good while.

went out from before Pharaoh. 30 And Israel said unto Joseph, Now 11 | And Joseph placed his father and let me die, since I have seen thy face, be- his brethren, and gave them a possession cause thou art yet alive.

in the land of Egypt, in the best of the 31 And Joseph said unto his brethren, land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh and unto his father's house, I will go up, had commanded. and shew Pharaoh, and say unto him, My 12 And Joseph nourished his father, brethren, and my father's house, which and his brethren, and all his father's

ney fail.

Joseph's dealing in the famine. GENESIS.

He visits hus sick father. household, with bread according to their land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharzuh famikes.

should have the fifth part; except the land 13 And there was no bread in all the of the priests only, which became not Pha. land; for the famine was very sore, so that raoh's. the land of Egypt, and all the land of Ca. 27 | And Israel dwelt in the land of naan, fainted by reason of the famine. Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they

14 And Joseph gathered up all the mo- had possessions therein, and grew, and ney that was found in the land of Egypt, inultiplied exceedingly. and in the land of Canaan, for the corn 28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt which they bought: and Joseph brought seventeen years: so the whole age of Ja. the money into Pharaoh's house.

cob was a hundred forty and seven years, 15 And when money failed in the land 29 And the time drew nigh that Israel of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all must die: and he called his son Joseph, the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, and said unto him, If now I have found Give us bread: for why should we die in grace in thy sight, pụt, I pray thee, thy thy presence ? for the money faileth. hand under my thigh, and deal kindly

16 And Joseph said, Give your cattle ; and truly with me; bury me not, I pray and I will give you for your cattle, if mo-thee, in Egypt:

30 But I will lie with my fathers, and 17 And they brought their cattle unto thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury Joseph: and Joseph gave them bread in me in their burying-place. And he said, exchange for horses, and for the flocks, and I will do as thou hast said. for the cattle of the herds, and for the asses; 31 And he said, Swear unto me: and and he fed them with bread, for all their he sware unto him. And Israel bowed cattle, for that year.

himself upon the bed's head. 18 When that year was ended, they

CHAP. XLVIII. came unto him the second year, and said A that came told Joseph, Behold, thy

to unto him, We will not hide it from my lord, how that our money is spent; my father is sick: and he took' with him his lord also hath our herds of cattle: there is two sons, Manasseh and Epbraim. not augbt left in the sight of my lord, but 2 | And one told Jacob, and said, Be. our bodies and our lands:

hold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: 19 Wherefore shall we die before thine and Israel strengthened himself, and sat eyes, both we and our land? buy us and upon the bed. our land for bread, and we and our land 3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God will be servants unto Pharaoh : and give Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the us seed, that we may live, and not die, land of Canaan, and blessed me, that the land be not desolate.

4 And said unto me, Behold, I will 20 And Joseph bought all the land of make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold I will make of thee a multitude of people; every man his field, because the famine and will give this land to thy seed after prevailed over them : so the land became thee, for an everlasting possession. Pharaoh's.

5 T And now, thy two sons, Ephraim 21 And as for the people, he removed and Manasseh, which were born unto thee them to cities from one end of the borders in the land of Egypt, before I came unto of Egypt even to the other end thereof. thee into Egypt, are mine: as Reuben

22 Only the land of the priests bought and Simeon, they shall be mine. he not; for the priests had a portion as 6 And thy issue, which thou begettest signed them of Pharaoh, and did eat their after them, shall be thine, and shall be portion which Pharaoh gave them; where called after the name of their brethren in fore they sold not their lands.

their inheritance. 23 Then Joseph said unto the people, 7 And as for me, wben I came from Behold, I have bought you this day and Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of your land for Pharaoh : 1o, here is seed for Canaan, in the way, when yet there was you, and ye shall sow the land.

but a little way to come unto Ephrath: and 24 And it shall come to pass in the in- I buried her_there in the way of Ephrath, crease, that ye shall give the fifth part unto the same is Beth-lehem. Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, 8 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and for seed of the field, and for your food, and said, Who are these? for them of your households, and for food 9 And Joseph said unto his father, They for your little ones.

are my sons, whom God hath given me in 25 And they said, Thou hast saved our this place. And he said, Bring them, I lives : let us find grace in the sight of my pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them. lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants. 10 (Now the eyes of Israel were dim 26 And Joseph made it a law over the for age, so that he could not see :) And he

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