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He accuses them of theft: CHAP. XLV.

Makes himself known. eity, and not yet far off, Joseph said unto Bring him down unto me, that I bis steward, Up, follow after the men; and mine eyes upon him. when thou dost overtake them, say unto 22 And we said unto my lord, The lad them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil cannot leave his father: for if he should for good?

leave his father, his father would die. 5. Is not this it in which my lord drink- 23 And thou saidst unto thy servants, eth, and whereby indeed he divineth? ye Except your youngest brother come down have done evil in so doing.

with you, ye shall see my face no more. 61 And he overtook them, and he spake 24° And it came to pass, when we came unto them these same words.

up unto thy servant my father, we told him 7 And they said unto him, Wherefore the words of my lord. saith my lord these words ? God forbid 25 And our father said, Go again, and that thy servants should do according to buy us a little food. this thing;

26 And we said, We cannot go down : 8 Behold, the money, which we found in if our youngest brother be with us, then our sacks' mouths, we brought again unto will we go down; for we may not see the thee out of the land of Canaan: how then man's face, except our youngest brother should we steal out of thy lord's house sil- be with us. ver or gold?

27 And thy servant my father said unto 9 With whomsoever of thy servants it us, Ye know that my wife bare me two be found, both let him die, and we also sons : will be my lord's bond-men.

28 And the one went out from me, and 10 And he said, Now also let it be ac- I said, Surely he is torn in pieces; and I cording unto your words: be with whom saw him not since : it is found shall be my servant; and ye 29 And if ye take this also from me, and sball be blameless.

mischief befall him, ye shall bring down 11 Then they speedily took down every my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave. man bis sack to the ground, and opened 30 Now therefore when I come to thy every man his sack.

servant my father, and the lad be not with 12 And he searched, and began at the us; (seeing that his life is bound up in the eldest, and left at the youngest: and the lad's life;) cup was found in Benjamin's sack. 31 It shall come to pass, when be seetha

13 Then they rent their clothes, and that the lad is not with us, that he will die: laded every man his ass, and returned to and thy servants shall bring down the gray the city.

hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow 14 And Judah and his brethren came to the grave. to Joseph's house, (for he was yet there :) 32 For thy servant became surety for and they fell before him on the ground. the lad unto my father, saying, If I bring

15 And Joseph said unto them, What him not unto thee, then I shall bear the deed is this that ye have done? wot ye not blame to my father for ever. that such a man as I can certainly divine ? 33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let tby

16 And Judah said, What shall we say servant abide instead of the lad a bondunto my lord? what shall we speak? or man to my lord; and let the lad go up how shall we clear ourselves? God hath with his brethren. found out the iniquity of thy servants : be- 34 For how shall I go up to my father, hold we are my lord's servants, both we, and the lad be not with me? lest perad and he also with whom the cup is found. venture I see the evil that shall come on

17 And he said, God forbid that I should my father. do so; but the man in whose hand the cup

CHAP. XLV. is found, he shall be my servant; and as

THEN Joseph could not refrain himself for you, get you up in peace unto your father.

and he cried, Cause every man to go out 18 | Then Judah came near unto him, from me: and there stood no man with and said, O my lord, let thy servant, I pray him, while Joseph made himself known thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and unto his brethren. let not thine anger burn against thy ser- 2 And he wept aloud; and the Egypvant: for thou art even as Pharaoh. tians and the house of Pharaoh beard.

19 My lord asked his servants, saying, 3 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I Have ye a father, or a brother? om Joseph; doth my father yet live ? And

20 And we said unto my lord, We have his brethren could not answer him; for a father, an old man, and a child of his they were troubled at his presence. old age, a little one: and his brother is 4 And Joseph said unto his brethren, dead, and he alone is left of his mother, Come near to me, I pray you: and they and bis father loveth him.

And he said, I am Joseph 21 And thou saidst unto thy servants, your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.

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Joseph sends for his father. GENESIS.

Jacob goes into Egypt. 5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor gave three hundred pieces of silver, and . angry with yourselves, that ye sold me tive changes of raiment. hither: for God did send me before you to 23 And to his father he sent after this

manner; ten asses laden with the good 6 For these two years hath the famine things of Egypt, and ten she-asses laden been in the land: and yet there are five with corn and bread and meat for his fayears, in the which there shall neither be ther by the way. earing nor harvest.

24 Šo he sent his brethren away, and 7 And God sent me before you, to pre- they departed: and he said unto them, serve you a posterity in the earth, and to See that ye fall not out by the way. save your lives by a great deliverance. 25 T And they went up out of Egypt,

8 So now it was not you that sent me and came into the land of Canaan unto ja. hither, but God: and he hath made me a fa-cob their father, ther to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, 26 And told him, saying, Joseph is yet anda rulerthroughout all the land of Egypt. alive, and he is governor over all the

9 Haste ye, and go up to my father, and land of Egypt. And Jacob's beart faintsay unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, ed, for he believed them not. God hath made me lord of all Egypt; come 27 And they told him all the words of down unto me, tarry not:

Joseph, which he had said unto them: and 10 And thou shalt dwell in the land of when he saw the wagons which Joseph had Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me, sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their thou, and thy children, and thy children's father revived: children, and thy flocks, and thy herds, 28 And Israel said, It is enough: Jo. and all that thou hast :

seph my son is yet alive: I will go and 11 And there will I nourish thee, (for see him before I die. yet there are five years of famine ;) lest

CHAP. XLVI. thou, and thy household, and all that thou


ND Israel took bis journey with all bast come to poverty.

that he had, and came to Beer-sheba, 12 And behold, your eyes see, and the and offered sacrifices unto the God of his eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my father Isaac. mouth that speaketh unto you.

2 And God spake unto Israel in the vi13 And ye shall tell my father of all my sions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob! glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have and he said, Here am I. seen: and ye shall haste, and bring down 3 And he said, I am God, the God of my father hither.

thy father: fear not to go down into Egypt; 14 And he fell upon his brother Benja- for I will there make of thee a great nation: 'min's neck, and wept; and Benjamin 4 I will go down with thee into Egypt; wept upon his neck...

and I will also surely bring thee up again: 15 Moreover, he kissed all his brethren, and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine and wept upon them: and after that his eyes. brethren talked with him.

5 And Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba: 16 | And the fame thereof was heard in and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren father, and their little ones, and their are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had and his servants.

sent to carry him. 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say 6 And they took their cattle, and their unto thy brethren, This do ye ; lade your goods which they had gotten in the land beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Ca- of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, naan;

and all his seed with him; 18 And take your father, and your house- 7 His sons, and his sons' sons with him, holds, and come unto me and I will give his daughters, and his sons' daughters, and you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye all his seed brought he with him into Egypt. shall eat the fat of the land.

8 | And these are the names of the chil19 Now thou art commanded, this do dren of Israel, which came into Egypt, Jaye; take you wagons out of the land of cob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's firstEgypt for your little ones, and for your born. wives, and bring your father, and come. 9 And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch,

20 Also regard not your stuff: for the and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carini. good of all the land of Egypt is yours. 10 | And the sons of Simeon ; Jemuel,

21 And the children of Israel did so: and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and and Joseph gave them wagons, according Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave woman. them provision for the way.

11 | And the sons of Levi; Gershon, 22 To all of them he gave each man Kohath, and Merari. changes of raiment: but to Benjamin he! 12 And the sons of Judah; Er, and

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Hezron, and Hamul.

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

trade hath been to feed cattle; and they 13 4 And the sons of Issachar; Tola, have brought their flocks, and their herds, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.

and all that they have. 14 9 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' his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his trade hath been about catile from our youth sonsand 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 abomiand Areli.

nation unto the Egyptians. 17 And the sons of Asher; Jimnah,

CHAP. XLVII. and abivah

, and Isun, and Beriah, and S: THEN Joseph, came and told Pharaoh, 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 Pha. h. were bom 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 servants are shepherds, 21 T 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 2 These are the sons of Rachel, which flocks, for the famine is sore in the land of were born to Jacob; all the souls were Canaan: now therefore, we pray thee, let fourteen,

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

24 And the sons of Naphtali; Jabzeel, sing, Thy father and thy brethren are come and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem. unto thee :

25 These are the sons of Bilhah, 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 1 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 Aód 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, whịchland his brethren, and all his father's

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Joseph's dealing in the famine. GENESIS.

He visits las sick father. household, with bread according to their land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh families.

should bave the fifth part ; excepi the land 13 | And there wos no bread in all the of the priests only, which became not Phaland; 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 Daan, 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, multiplied 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 Jathe 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, put, 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 thait enten told Joseph, Behold, thy

ND it came 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 Ephraim. not aught left in the sight of my lord, but 2 | And one told Jacob, and said, Beour 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 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, when I came from Behold, I have bought you this day and Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of your land for Pharaoh : 10, 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 i 25 And they said, Thou hast saved our this place. And he said, Bring them, I lives: let us sind 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

Jacob blesses Joseph's sons : CHAP. XLIX. He blesses his own sous. brought them near unto him; and he kiss- 4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not ex. ed them, and embraced them.

cel; because thou wentest up to thy fa11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had ther's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went Bot thought to see thy face: and lo, God up to my couch. hath shewed me also thy seed.

5 Šimeon and Levi are brethren; in12 And Joseph brought them out from struments of cruelty are in their habitabetween his knees, and he bowed himself tions. with his face to the earth.

6 O my soul, come not thou into their 13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, be not thou united for in their anger they and Manasseh in his left hand toward Is- slew a man, and in their self-will they rael's right hand, and brought them near digged down a wall. unto him,

7 Cursed be their anger, for it was 14 And Israel stretched out his right fierce: and their wrath, for it was cruel : hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter who was the younger, and his left hand then in Israel. upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands 8 1 Judah, thou art he whom thy brethsittingly; for Manasseh was the first-born. ren shall praise ; thy hand shall be in the

15 TAnd be blessed Joseph, and said, neck of thine enemies; thy father's chilGod, before whom my fathers Abraham dren shall bow down before thee. and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me 9 Judah is a lion's whelp; from the all my life long unto this day,

prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped 16'The Angel which redeemed me from down, he couched as a lion, and as an old all evil, bless the lads; and let my name lion: who shall rouse bim up? be nanied on them, and the name of my 10 The sceptre shall not depart from fathers Abraham and Isaac: and let them Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his grow into a multitude in the midst of the feet, until Shiloh come: and unto him earth.

shall the gathering of the people be. 17 And when Joseph saw that his fa- 11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and ther laid his right hand upon the head of his ass's coli unto the choice vine; he Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held washed his garments in wine, and his up his father's hand, to remove it from clothes in the blood of grapes: Ephraimn's head unto Manasseh's head. 12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and

18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not his teeth white with milk. so, my father: for this is the first-born ; 13 | Zebulun shall dwell at the haven put thy right band upon his head. of the sea ; and he shall be for a haven

19 And his father refused, and said, I of ships; and his border shall be unto know it, my son, I know it: he also shall Zidon. become a people, and he also shall be 14 Issachar is a strong ass, couching great: but truly his younger brother shall down between two burdens : be greater than he, and his seed shall be- 15 And he saw that rest was good, and come a inultitude of nations.

the land that it was pleasant; and bowed 20 And he blessed them that day, say- his shoulder to bear, and became a servant ing, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God unto tribute. make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh : 16 1 Dan shall judge his people, as one and be set Ephraim before Manasseh. of the tribes of Israel.

21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, 17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, I die; but God shall be with you, and bring an adder in the path, that biteth the horseyou again unto the land of your fathers. heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.

22 Moreover I have given to thee one 18 I have waited for thy salvation, O portion above thy brethren, which I took Lord! out of the hand of the Amorite with my 19 Gad, a troop sball overcome him: sword and with my bow.

but he shall overcome at the last. CHAP XLIX.

20 T Out of Asher bis bread shall be A said. Gather yourselves together

, that ND Jacob called unto his sons, and fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.

21 | Naphtali is a hind let louse : he I may tell you that which shall befall you giveth goodly words. in the last days.

22 † Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a 2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, fruitful bough by a well, whose branches ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel run over the wall: your father.

23 The archers have sorely grieved 3 Reuben, thou art my first-born, my him, and shot at him, and hated him: might, and the beginning of my strength, 24 But his bow abode in strength, and the excellency of dignity, and the excel-the arms of his hands were made strong by lency of power:

the hands of the mighty God of Jacob:

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