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Joseph greatly moved. GENESIS. He stayeth his brethren.
29 And he lifted up his eyes, and drinketh, and whereby indeed he saw his brother Benjamin, his moth- divineth? ye have done evil in so er's son, and said, Is this your doing. younger brother, of whom ye spake 6 And he overtook them, and he unto me? And he said, God be spake unto them these same words. gracious unto thee, my son.
7 And they said unto him, Where30 And Joseph made haste; for fore saith my lord these words ? God his bowels did yearn upon his broth- forbid that thy servants should do er: and he sought where to weep; according to this thing: and he entered into his chamber, 8 Behold, the money, which we and wept there.
found in our sacks' mouths, we 31 And he washed his face, and brought again unto thee out of the went out, and refrained himself, land of Canaan: how then should and said, Set on bread.
we steal out of thy lord's house sil32 And they set on for him by him- ver or gold? self, and for them by themselves, and 9 With whomsoever of thy servants for the Egyptians, which did eat it be found, both let him die, and we with him, by themselves: because also will be my lord's bondmen. the Egyptians might not eat bread 10 And he said, Now also let it be with the Hebrews; for that is an according unto your words : he with abomination unto the Egyptians. whom it is found shall be my serv. 33 And they sat before him, the ant; and ye shall be blameless. firstborn according to his birthright, 11 Then they speedily took down and the youngest according to his every man his sack to the ground, youth: and the men marvelled one and opened every man his sack. at another.
12 And he searched, and began at 34 And he took and sent messes the eldest, and left at the youngest : unto them from before him: but and the cup was found in Benja. Benjamin's mess was five times so min's sack. much as any of theirs. And they 13 Then they rent their clothes, drank, and were merry with him. and laded every man his ass, and
returned to the city. CHAPTER XLIV.
14 | And Judah and his brethren Joseph's policy to stay his brethren. 14 Judah's humble supplication to Joseph.
came to Joseph's house ; for he was ND he commanded the steward yet there: and they fell before him
of his house, saying, Fill the on the ground. men's sacks with food, as much as 15 And Joseph said unto them, they can carry, and put every man's What deed is this that ye have money in his sack's mouth.
done ? wot ye not that such a man 2 And put my cup, the silver cup, as I can certainly divine ? in the sack's mouth of the youngest, 16 And Judah said, What shall we and his corn money. And he did say unto my lord? what shall we according to the word that Joseph speak ? or how shall we clear ourhad spoken.
selves? God hath found out the in 3 As soon as the morning was light, iquity of thy servants: behold, we the men were sent away, they and are my lord's servants, both we, and their asses.
he also with whom the cup is found 4 And when they were gone out 17 And he said, God forbid that I of the city, and not yet far off, Jo- should do so: but the man in whose seph said unto his steward, Up, fol- hand the cup is found, he shall be low after the men; and when thou my servant; and as for you, get you dost overtake them, say unto them, up in peace unto your father. Wherefore have ye rewarded evil 18 Then Judah came near unto for good ?
him, and said, O my lord, let thy 5 Is not this it in which my lord servant, I pray thee, speak a word
Judah's supplication. GENESIS. Joseph made knoron. in my lord's ears, and let not thine If I bring him not unto thee, then I anger burn against thy servant: for shall bear the blame to my father thou art even as Pharaoh.
for ever. 19 My lord asked his servants, say- 33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let ing, Have ye a father, or a brother? | thy servant abide instead of the lad 20 And we said unto my lord, We a bondman to my lord; and let the have a father, an old man, and a lad go up with his brethren. child of his old age, a little one; and 34 For how shall I go up to my his brother is dead, and he alone is father, and the lad be not with me? left of his mother, and his father lest peradventure I see the evil that loveth him.
shall come on my
Joseph maketh himself known to his brethren ; 3
and comforteth them in God's providence. 9 He 22 And we said unto my lord, The sendeth for his father. 16 Pharaoh confirmeth lad cannot leave his father: for if
it. 21 Joseph furnisheth them for their journey,
and exhorteth them to concord. 25 Jacob is re he should leave his father, his fa vived with the news. ther would die.
WHEN Joseph could not refrain 23 And thou saidst unto thy serv himself before all them that ants, Except your youngest brother stood by him; and he cried, Cause come down with you, ye shall see every man to go out from me. And my face no more.
there stood no man with him, while 24 And it came to pass when we Joseph made himself known unto his came up unto thy servant my fa- brethren. ther, we told him the words of my 2 And he wept aloud : and the lord.
Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh 25 And our father said, Go again, heard. and buy us a little food.
3 And Joseph said unto his breth26 And we said, We cannot go ren, I am Joseph; doth my father down: if our youngest brother be yet live? And his brethren could with us, then will we go down: for not answer him; for they were we may not see the man's face, ex- troubled at his presence. cept our youngest brother be with us. 4 And Joseph said unto his breth27 And thy servant my father said ren, Come near to me, I pray you. anto us, Ye know that my wife bare And they came near. And he said, me two sons :
I am Joseph your brother, whom ye 28 And the one went out from me, sold into Egypt. and I said, Surely he is torn in 5 Now therefore be not grieved, pieces; and I saw him not since: nor angry with yourselves, that yé 29 And if ye take this also from sold me hither: for God did send me me, and mischief befall him, ye shall before you to preserve life. bring down my gray hairs with sor- 6 For these two years hath the famrow to the grave.
ine been in the land : and yet there 30 Now therefore when I come to are five years, in the which there thy servant my father, and the lad shall neither be earing nor harvest. be not with us; seeing that his life 7 And God sent me before you to is bound up in the lad's life; preserve you a posterity in the earth,
31 It shall come to pass, when he and to save your lives by a great
lord of all his house, and a ruler
for his father, ther, and say unto him, Thus saith 22 To all of them he gave each thy son Joseph, God hath made me man changes of raiment; but to lord of all Egypt: come down unto Benjamin he gave three hundred me, tarry not:
pieces of silver, and five changes of 10 And thou shalt dwell in the raiment. land of Goshen, and thou shalt be 23 And to his father he sent after near unto me, thou, and thy chil- this manner; ten asses laden with dren, and thy children's children, the good things of Egypt, and ten and thy flocks, and thy herds, and she asses laden with corn and bread all that thou hast :
and meat for his father by the way. 11 And there will I nourish thee; 24 So he sent his brethren away, for yet there are five years of famine; and they departed: and he said unto lest thou, and thy household, and all them, See that ye fall not out by the that thou hast, come to poverty. way.
12 And, behold, your eyes see, and 25 T And they went up out of the eyes of my brother Benjamin, Egypt, and came into the land of that it is my mouth that speaketh Canaan unto Jacob their father, unto you.
26 And told him, saying, Joseph is 13 And ye shall tell my father of yet alive, and he is governor over all my glory in Egypt, and of all that all the land of Egypt. And Jacob's ye have seen; and ye shall haste and heart fainted, for he believed them bring down my father hither.
not. 14 And he fell upon his brother 27 And they told him all the words Benjamin's neck, and wept; and of Joseph, which he had said unto Benjamin wept upon his neck. them: and when he saw the wag
15 Moreover he kissed all his breth- ons which Joseph had sent to carry ren, and wept upon them: and after him, the spirit of Jacob their father that his brethren talked with him. revived.
16 | And the fame thereof was 28 And Israel said, It is enough; heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph my son is yet alive: I will Joseph's brethren are come: and it go and see him before I die. pleased Pharaoh well, and his serv
CHAPTER XLVI. ants.
Jacob is comforted by God at Beer-sheba. 5 Thence 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, he with his household goeth into Egypt. 8 The Say unto thy brethren, This do ye;
number of his family that went into Egypt. 28
Joseph mceteth Jacob. 31 He instruclelh his lade your beasts, and go, get you brcthren how to answer to Pharaoh. unto the land of Canaan;
18 And take your father and your all that he had, and came to households, and come unto me: and Beer-sheba, and offered sacrifices I will give you the good of the land unto the God of his father Isaac. of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat 2 And God spake unto Israel in the of the land.
visions of the night, and said, Jacob, 19 Now thou art commanded, this Jacob: and he said, Here am I. do ye; take you wagons out of the 3 And he said, I am God, the God land of Egypt for your little ones, of thy father: fear not to go down and for your wives, and bring your into Egypt; for I will there make father, and come.
of thee a great nation, 20 Also regard not your stuff; for 4 I will go down with thee into the good of all the land of Egypt is Egypt; and I will also surely bring yours.
thee up again: and Joseph shall put 21 And the children of Israel did his hand upon
eyes. so: and Joseph gave them wagons, 5 And Jacob rose up from Beeraccording to the commandment of sheba: and the sons of Israel carried Pharaoh, and gave them provision Jacob their father, and their little for the way.
ones, and their wives, in the wagons
Jacob goeth into Egypt. GENESIS. Number of his family. which Pharaoh bad sent to carry ter of Poti-pherah priest of On bare bim.
unto him. 6 And they took their cattle, and 21 And the sons of Benjamin were their goods, which they had gotten Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, in the land of Canaan, and came into and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, MupEgypt
, Jacob, and all his seed with pim, and Huppim, and Ard. him:
22 These are the sons of Rachel, 7 His sons, and his sons' sons with which were born to Jacob: all the him, his daughters, and his sons' souls were fourteen. daughters, and all his seed brought 23 And the sons of Dan; Hushim. he with him into Egypt.
24 And the sons of Naphtali ; Jah89 And these are the names of zeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shil. the children of Israel, which came lem. into Egypt, Jacob and his sons : 25 These are the sons of Bilhah, Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.
which Laban gave unto Rachel his 9 And the sons of Reuben; Ha- daughter, and she bare these unto noch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and Jacob: all the souls were seven. Carmi.
26 All the souls that came with 10 And the sons of Simeon ; Jem- Jacob into Egypt, which came out uel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Ja- of his loins, besides Jacob's sons' chin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son wives, all the souls were threescore of a Canaanitish woman.
and six; 11 And the sons of Levi; Gershon, 27 And the sons of Joseph, which Kohath, and Merari.
were borne him in Egypt, were two 12 And the sons of Judah; Er, souls: all the souls of the house of and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, Jacob, which came into Egypt, were and Zarah: but Er and Onan died threescore and ten. in the land of Canaan. And the 28 | And he sent Judah before sons of Pharez were Hezron and him unto Joseph, to direct his face Hamul.
unto Goshen; and they came into 13 And the sons of Issachar; Tola, the land of Goshen. and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron. 29 And Joseph made ready his
14 And the sons of Zebulun; Se- chariot, and went up to meet Israel
15 These be the sons of Leah, himself unto him; and he fell on
16 And the sons of Gad; Ziphi- thy face, because thou art yet alive.
ren, and unto his father's house, I 17 And the sons of Asher; Jim- will go up, and shew Pharaoh, and nah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Be- say unto him, My brethren, and my riah, and Serah their sister: and the father's house, which were in the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel. land of Canaan, are come unto me; 18 These are the sons of Zilpah, 32 And the men are shepherds, for whom Laban gave to Leah" his their trade hath been to feed cattle; daughter; and these she bare unto and they have brought their flocks, Jacob, even sixteen souls.
and their herds, and all that they 19 The sons of Rachel Jacob's have. wife ; Joseph, and Benjamin.
33 And it shall come to pass, when 20 And unto Joseph in the land Pharaoh shall call you, and shall of Egypt were born Manasseh and say, What is your occupation ? Ephraim, which Asenath the daugh-! 34 That ye shall say, Thy servants
Joseph's brethren and GENESIS. father before Pharaoh. trade hath been about cattle from / years of my life been, and have not our youth even until now, both we, attained unto the days of the years. and also our fathers: that ye may of the life of my fathers in the days dwell in the land of Goshen; for of their pilgrimage. every shepherd is an abomination 10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and unto the Egyptians.
went out from before Pharaoh. CHAPTER XLVII.
11 And Joseph placed his father Joseph presenteth five of his brethren, 7 and his and his brethren, and gave them father, before Pharaoh. 11 He giveth them hab. a possession in the land of Egypt, station and maintenance. the Egyptians' money, 16 their cattle, 18 and in the best of the land, in the land their lands for Pharaoh. 22 The priests' land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had comwas not bought. 23 He letteth out the land for a fifth part. 28 Jacob's age. 29 He swearch
manded. Joseph io bury him with his fathers,
12 And Joseph nourished his father, THEN Joseph came and told Pha- and his brethren, and all his father's
raoh, and said, My father and household, with bread, according to my brethren, and their flocks, and their families. their herds, and all that they have, 13 And there was no bread in all are come out of the land of Ca- the land; for the famine was very naan; and, behold, they are in the sore, so that the land of Egypt and land of Goshen.
all the land of Canaan fainted by 2 And he took some of his brethren, reason of the famine. even five men, and presented them 14 And Joseph gathered up all the unto Pharaoh.
money that was found in the land 3 And Pharaoh said unto his breth of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, ren, What is your occupation ? And for the corn which they bought: they said unto Pharaoh, Thy serv- and Joseph brought the money into ants are shepherds, both we, and Pharaoh's house. also our fathers.
15 And when money failed in the 4 They said moreover unto Pha- land of Egypt, and in the land of raoh, For to sojourn in the land are Canaan, all the Egyptians came un. we come; for thy servants have no to Joseph, and said, Give us bread: pasture for their flocks; for the fam- for why should we die in thy presine is sore in the land of Canaan:ence ? for the money faileth. now therefore, we pray thee, let thy 16 And Joseph said, Give your catservants dwell in the land of Go- tle; and I will give you for your catshen.
tle, if money fail. 5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, 17 And they brought their cattle saying, Thy father and thy brethren unto Joseph : and Joseph gave them are come unto thee:
bread in exchange for horses, and for 6 The land of Egypt is before the flocks, and for the cattle of the thee; in the best of the land make herds, and for the asses; and he fed thy father and brethren to dwell; them with bread for all their cattle in the land of Goshen let them dwell: for that year. and if thou knowest any men of ac 18 When that year was ended, they tivity among them, then make them came unto him the second year, and rulers over my cattle.
said unto him, We will not hide it 7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his from my lord, how that our money father, and set him before Pharaoh: is spent; my lord also hath our and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
herds of cattle; there is not aught 8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, left in the sight of my lord, but our How old art thou ?
bodies, and our lands: 9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, 19 Wherefore shall we die before The days of the years of my pilgrim- thine eyes, both we and our land? age are a hundred and thirty years: buy us and our land for bread, and few and evil have the days of the Iwe and our land will be servants