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7 And they said unto bim, Where- 21 And thou saidst unto thy ser fore saith my lord these words? God vants, Bring him down unto me, that forbid that thy servants should do I may set mine eyes upon him. according to this thing ;
22 And we said unto my lord, The 8 Behold, the money, which we lad cannot leave his father; for if he found in sacks' mouths, we should leave his father, his father brought again unto thee of the land would die. of Canaan; how then should we steal 23 And thou saidst unto thy serout of thy lord's house silver or gold? vants, Except your youngest brother
9 With whomsoever of thy servants come down with you, ye sball see my it be found, both let him die, and we face no more. also will be my lord's bondmen. 24 And it came to pass when we
10 And he said, Now also let it be came up unto thy servant my father, according unto your words; he with we told him the words of my lord. whom it is found shall be my servant; 25 And our father said, Go again, and ye shall be blameless.
and buy us a little food. 11 Then they speedily took down 26 And we said, We cannot go down; every man his sack to the ground, if our youngest brother be with us, and opened every man bis sack. then will we go down; for we may
12 Ar: searched, and began at the not see the man's face, except our eldest, and left at the youngest; and youngest brother be with us. the cup was found in Benjamin's sack. 27 And thy servant my father said
13 Then they rent their clothes, unto us, Ye know that my wife batre and laded every man his ass, and re- me two SODS; turned to the city.
28 And the one went out from me, 14 And Judah and his brethren and I said, Surely he is torn in pieces; came to Joseph's house ; for he was and I saw him not since ; yet there; and they fell before him 29 And if ye take this also from on the ground.
ine, and mischief befall him, ye shall 15 And Joseph said unto them, bring down my gray hairs with sorWhat deed is this that ye have done? row to the grave. knew ye not that such a man as I can 30 Now therefore when I come to certainly divine?
thy servant my father, and the lad 16 And Judah said, What shall we be not with us; seeing that his life is say unto my lord? what shall we bound up in the lad's life; speak? or how shall we clear our- 31 It shall come to pass, when he selves? God hath found out the ini- seeth that the lad is not with us, that quity of thy servants; behold, we he will die ; and thy servants shall are my lord's servants, both we, and bring down the gray hairs of thy he also with whom the cup is found. servant our father with sorrow to the
17 And he said, God forbid that I grave. should do so; but the man in whose 32 For thy servant became surety hand the cup is found, he shall be niy for the lad unto my father, saying, If servant; and as for you, get you up I bring him not unto thee, then I sball in peace unto your father.
bear the blame to my father for ever. 18 Then Judah came near unto him, 33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let and said, O my lord, let thy servant, thy servant abide instead of the lad I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's a bondman to my lord ; and let the ears, and let not thine anger burn lad go up with his brethren. against thy servant; for thou art 34 For how shall I go up to my even as Pharaoh.
father, and the lad be not with me? 19 My lord asked his servants, say- lest peradventure I see the evil that ing, Have ye a father, or a brother? shall come on my father. 20 And we said unto my lord, We
CHAPTER XLV. have a father, an old man, and a
Joseph is known of his brethren-He sendeth child of his old age, a little one; for his father Jacob is revived with the and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him.
bimself before them all tha:
THEN Josepho could not refrain
stood by him; and he cried, Cause Benjamin's neck, and wept; and every man to go out from me. And Benjamin wept upon his neck. there stood no man with him, while 15 Moreover he kissed all his breJoseph made himself known unto his thren, and wept upon them; and brethren.
after that his brethren talked with 2 And he wept aloud; and the him. Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh 16 And the fame thereof was heard heard.
in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's 3 And Joseph said unto his bre- brethren are come; and it pleased thren, I am Joseph; doth my father Pharaoh well, and his servants. yet live? And his brethren could 17 And Pharaob said unto Joseph, bot answer him ; for they were trou- Say unto thy brethren, This do ye; bled at his presence.
lade your beasts, and go, get you un4 And Joseph said unto his bre- to the land of Canaan ; thren, Come near to me, I pray you. 18 And take your father and your And they came near. And he said, households, and coine unto me; and I am Joseph your brother, whom ye I will give you the good of the land sold into Egypt.
of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of 5 Now therefore be not grieved, the land. dor angry with yourselves, that ye 19 Now thou art commanded, this sold me hither; for God did send me do ye; take you wagons out of the before you to preserve life.
land of Egypt for your little ones, 6 For these two years hath the fa- and for your wives, and bring your mine been in the land; and yet there father, and come. are five years, in the which there shall 20 Also regard not your stuff ; for Deither be earing nor harvest. the good of all the land of Egypt is
7 And God sent me before you to yours. preserve you a posterity in the earth, 21 And the children of Israel did and to save your lives by a great de- 80; and Joseph gave them wagons, liverance.
according to the commandment of 8 Si now it was not you that sent Pharaoh, and gave them provision me bither, but God; and he hath for the way. made me a father to Pharaoh, and 22 To all of them he gave each man lord of all his house, and a ruler changes of raiment; but to Benjamin tb - 'ghout all the land of Egypt. he gave three hundred pieces of sil
9 llaste ye, and go up to my father, ver, and five changes of raiment. and say unto him, Thus saith thy son 23 And to his father he sent after Joseph, God hath made me lord of all this manner; ten asses laden with the Egypt; come down unto me, tarry good things of Egypt, and ten she
asses laden with corn and bread and 10 And thou shalt dwell in the land meat for his father by the way. of Gosbed, and thou shalt be near 24 So he sent his brethren away, unto me, thou, and thy children, and and they departed; and he said unto thy ebildren's children, and thy flocks, them, See that ye fall not out by the and thy herds, and all that thou way. bast;
25 And they went up out of Egypt, il And there will I nourish thee; and came into the land of Canaan for yet there are five years of famine: unto Jacob their father, Jest tbou, and thy bousebold, and all 26 And told him, saying, Joseph is that thon bast, come to poverty. yet alive, and he is governor over all
12 And, behold, your eyes see, and the land of Egypt. And Jacob's the eyes of my brother Benjamin, heart fainted, for he believed them that it is my mouth that speaketh not. unto you.
27 And they told him all the words 13 And ye shall tell my father of of Joseph, which he bad said unto all ny glory in Egypt, and of all them; and when he saw the wagons that ye have seen ; and ye shall haste which Joseph had sent to carry him, and bring down my father hither. the spirit of Jacob their father re14 And be fell apon his brother | vived.
28 And Israel said, It is enough; , which she bare unto Jacob in PadanJoseph my son is yet alive; I will go aram, with his daughter Dinah; all and see him before I die.
the souls of his sons and his daugh
ters were thirty and three. CHAPTER XLVI. Jacob is comfurled-He goeth into Egypl
16 And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, The number of his family, Rachel imly and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, called Jacob's wife-Joseph meeteth Jacob. and Arodi, and Areli. ND Israel took his journey with 17 And the sons of Asher; Jimnah,
all that he had, and came to and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, Beer-sheba, and offered sacrifices unto and Serah their sister; and the sons the God of his father Isaac.
of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel. 2 And God spake unto Israel in the 18 These are the sons of Zilpah, visions of the night, and said, Jacob, whom Laban
to Leah his Jacob. And he said, Here am I. daughter ; and these she bare unto
3 And he said, I am God, the God Jacob, even sixteen souls. of thy father; fear not to go down 19 The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; into Egypt; for I will there make or Joseph and Benjamin. thee a great nation.
20 And unto Joseph in the land of 4 I will go down with thee into Egypt were born Manasseh and Egypt; and I will also surely bring Ephraim, which Asenath the daughthee up again ; and Joseph shall put ter of Poti-pherah priest of On bare his hand upon thine eyes.
unto him. 5 And Jacob rose up from Beer- 21 And the sons of Benjamin were sheba ; and the sons of Israel carried Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, Jacob their father, and their little and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Mupones, and their wives, in the wagons pim, and Huppiin, and Ard. which Pharaoh bad sent to carry 22 These are the sons of Rachel, him.
which were born to Jacob; all the 6 And they took their cattle, and souls were fourteen. their goods, which they had gotten 23 And the sons of Dan; Hushim. in the land of Canaan, and came 24 And the
of Naphtali; into Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and with him :
Shillem. 7 His sons, and his sons' sons with 25 These are the sons of Bilbah, him. his daughters, and his sons' which Laban gave unto Rachel his daughters, and all his seed brought daughter, and she bare these unto he with him into Egypt.
Jacob; all the souls were seven. 8 And these are the names of the 26 All the souls that came with children of Israel, which came into Jacob into Egypt, which came out of Egypt, Jacob and his sons; Reuben, his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives, Jacob's first-born.
all the souls were threescore and 9 And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, six; and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi. 27 And the sons of Joseph, which
10 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, were borne bim in Egypt, were two and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jacbin, souls; all the souls of the house of and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Jacob, which came into Egypt, were Canaanitish woman.
threescore and ten. 11 And the sons of Levi ; Gershon, 28 And he sent Judah before him Kohath, and Merari.
unto Joseph, to direct his face unto 12 And the sons of Judah; Er, and Goshen; and they came into the land Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and of Goshen. Zarah ; but Er and Onan died in the 29 And Joseph made ready his chaland of Canaan. And the sons of riot, and went up to meet Israel hie Pharez were Hezron and Hamul. father, to Goshen, and presented him
13 And the sons of Issachar; Tola, self unto him; and he fell on his and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron. neck, and wept on his neck a good
14 And the sons of Zebulun ; Sered, while. and Elon, and Jahleel.
30 And Israel said unto Joseph, 15 These be the sons of Leah, Now let me die, since I have seen
oh, lace, because thou art yet alive. 7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his 31 And Joseph said unto his bre- father, and set him before Pharaoh; thren, and unto his father's bouse, i and Jacob blessed Pharaoh. will go up, and show Pharaoh, and 8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, say unto him, My brethren, and my How old art thou? father's house, which were in the land 9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, of Canaan, are come unto me; The days of the years of my pilgrim
32 And the men are shepherds, for age are a hundred and thirty years; their trade hath been to foed cattle; few and evil have the days of the and they have brought their flocks, years of my life been, and have not and their herds, and all that they attained unto the days of the years bave.
of the life of my fathers in the days 33 And it shall come to pass, when of their pilgrimage. Pharaoh sball call you, and shall way, 10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and What is your occupation?
went out from before Pharaoh. 34 That ye shall say, Thy servants' 11 And Joseph placed his father and trade hath been about cattle from our his brethren, and gave them a posyouth even until now, beth we, and session in the land of Egypt, in the also our fathers; that ye may dwell best of the land, in the land of Ramein the land of Goshen ; for every ses, as Pharaoh had commanded. shepherd is an abomination unto the 12 And Joseph nourished his father, Egyptians.
and his brethren, and all his father's
household, with bread, according to CHAPTER XLVII.
their families. Joseph preventeth fire of his brethren, and his father, before Pharaoh-Jacob's age
13 And there was no bread in all He xurareh Joseph to bury him withi his
the land; for the fainine was very thers.
sore, so that the land of Egypt and PHEN Joseph came and told Pha- all the land of Canaan fainted by
reason of the famine. my brethren, and their focks, and 14 And Joseph gathered up all the their herus, and all that they bave, money that was found in the land of are come out of the land of Canaan: Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, and, behold, they are in the land of for the corn which they bought; and Gosben.
Joseph brought the money into Pha2 And he took some of his brethren, raoh's house. even five men, and presented them 15 And when money failed in the unto Pharaoh.
land of Egypt, and in the land of 3 And Pharaoh said unto his bre- Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto thren, What is your occupation? And Joseph, and said, Give us bread; for they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants why should we die in thy presence ? are shepherds, both we, and also our for the money faileth. fathers.
16 And Joseph said, Give your cat4 They said moreover unto Pha- tle; and I will give you for your catraoh, For to sojourn in the land are tle, if money fail. we come; for thy servants have no 17 And they brought their cattle pasture for their flocks; for the fa- unto Joseph : and Joseph gave them mine is sore in the land of Canaan ; bread in exchange for horses, and for Bow therefore, we pray thee, let thy the flocks, and for the cattle of the servants dwell in the land of Goshen. herds, and for the asses; and he fed
5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph. them with bread for all their cattle saying, Thy father and thy brethren for that year. are come unto thee;
18. When that year was ended, they o The land of Egypt is before the; came unto him the second year, and in the best of the land make thy fa' said unto him, We will not hide it ther and brethren to dwell: in the from my lord, how that our money is land of Goshen let them dwell; and spent; my lord also hath our herds if thoa knowest any men of activity of cattle; there is not aught left in anong them, then make them rulers the sight of my lord, but our bodies over my cattle.
and our lands;
Thach, and laid, My father and
19 Wherefore shall we die before 30 But I will lie with my fathers, thine eyes, both we and our land? and thou shalt carry me out of buy us and our land for bread, and Egypt, and bury me in their burywe and our land will be servants unto ing-place. And he said, I will do as Pharaoh; and give us seed, that we thou hast said. may live, and not die, that the land 31 And he said, Swear unto me. be not desolate.
And he sware unto him. And Israel 20 And Joseph bought all the land bowed himself upon the bed's head. of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyp
CHAPTER XLVIII. tians sold every man his field, because
Joseph visiteth his sick father
Jacob blesseh the fainine prevailed over them; so
Ephraim and Manasseh-He prophesieh the land became Pharaoh's.
their return to Canaan. 21 And as for the people, he removed them to cities from one end things, that it was told Joseph, of the borders of Egypt even to the saying, Behold, thy father is sick ; other end thereof.
and he took with him his two sons, 22 Only the land of the priests Monasseh and Ephraim. bought he not; for the priests had a 2 And it was told Jacob, saying, portion assigned them of Pharaoh, Look, and behold, thy son Joseph and did eat their portion which Pha- cometh unto thee; and Israel strengthraoh gave thein ; wherefore they sold ened himself, and sat upon the bed. not their lands.
3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God 23 Then Joseph said unto the people, Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in Behold, I have bought you this day the land of Canaan, and blessed me, and your land for Pharaoh ; lo, here 4. And said unto me, Behold, I will is seed for you, and ye shall sow the make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, land.
saith the Lord, and I will make of 24 And it shall come to pass in the thee a multitude of people; and will increase, that ye shall give the fifth give this land to thy seed after thee, part unto Pharaoh, and four parts for an everlasting possession. shall be your own, for seed of the 5 And now, of thy two sons, Ephraim field, and for your food, and for thein and Manasseh, which were born unto of your households, and for food for thee in the land of Egypt, before I your little ones.
came unto thee into Egypt; behold, 25 And they said, Thou hast saved they are mine, and the God of my faour lives; let us find grace in the thers shall bless them; even as Reusight of my lord, and we will be ben and Simeon they shall be blessed, Pharaoh's servants.
for they are mine; wherefore they 26 And Joseph made it a law over shall be called after my name. (Therethe land of Egypt unto this day, that fore they were called Israel.) Pharaoh should have the fifth part; 6 And thy issue which thou begettest except the land of the priests only, after thein, shall be thine, and shall wbich became not Pharaoh's.
be called after the name of their bre27 And Israel dwelt in the land of thren in their inheritance, in the Egypt, in the country of Goshen: tribes; therefore they were called the and they had possessions therein, and tribes of Manasseh and of Ephraim. grew, and multiplied exceedingly. 7 And Jacob said unto Joseph when
28 And Jacob lived in the land of the God of my fathers appeared unto Egypt seventeen years ; so the whole me in Luz, in the land of Canaan; age of Jacob was a hundred forty and he sware unto me, that he would give seven years.
unto me, and unto my seed, the land 29 And the time drew nigh that for an everlasting possession. Israel must die; and he called his 8 Therefore, 0 my son, he hath son Joseph, and said unto him, If blessed me in raising thee up to be a now I have found grace in thy sight, servant unto me, in saving my house put, I pray thee, thy band under my from death ; thigh, and deal kindly and truly with 9 In delivering my people, thy breme; bury mne not, I pray thee, in thren, from famine which was sore in Egypt;
the land; wherefore the God of thy