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Judah's humble entreaty CHAP. XLV.

before Joseph land of Canaan: how then should ther come down with you, ye shall we steal out of thy lord's house see my face no more. silver or gold ?

24 And it came to pass, when 9 With whomsoever of thy ser- we came up unto thy servant my vants it be found, both let him die, father, we told him the words of and we also will be my lord's my lord. bond-men.

25 And our father said, Go again, 10 And he said, Now also let it and buy us a little food. be according unto your words: he 26 And we said, We cannot go with whom it is found shall be my down: if our youngest brother be servant; and ye shall be blameless. with us, then will we go down;

11 Then they speedily took for we may not see the man's face, down every man his sack to the except our youngest brother be ground, and opened every man his with us. sack.

27 And thy servant my father 12 And he searched, and began said unto us, Ye know that my at the eldest, and left at the young- wife bare me two sons : est; and the cup was found in Ben 28 And the one went out from jamin's back.

me, and I said, Surely he is torn 13 Then they rent their clothes, in pieces; and I saw him not and laded every man his ass, and since: returned to the city.

29 And if ye take this also from 14 | And Judah and his brethren me, and mischief befall him, ye came to Joseph's house, for he shall bring down my gray hairs was yet there :) and they fell before with sorrow to the grave. him on the ground.

30 Now therefore when I come 15 And Joseph said unto them, to thy servant my father, and the What deed is this that ye have lad be not with us; (seeing that done ? wot ye not that such a man his life is bound up in the lad's as I can certainly divine ?

16 And Judah said, What shall 31' It shall come to pass, when we say unto my lord? what shall he seeth that the lad is not with us, we speak? or how shall we clear that he will die: and thy servants ourselves? God hath found out shall bring down the gray hairs of the iniquity of thy servants: be- thy servant our father with sorrow hold we are my lord's servants, to the grave. both we, and he also with whom 32 For thy servant became surety the cup is found.

for the lad unto my father, saying, 17 And he said, God forbid that If I bring him not unto thee, then I should do so but the man in shall bear the blame to my fatl whose hand the cup is found, he for ever. shall be my servant; and as for 33 Now therefore, I pray thee, you, get you up in peace unto your let thy servant abide instead of the father.

lad a bond-man to my lord; and let 18 T Then Judah came near the lad go up with his brethren. unto him, and said, O my lord, let 34 For how shall I go up to my thy servant, I pray thee, speak a father, and the lad be not with me? word in my lord's bars, and let not lest peradventure I see the evil that thine anger burn against thy ser- shall come on my father. vant: for thou art even as Pharaoh.

CHAP. XLV. 19 My lord asked his servants, Joseph maketh himself known. ther ?

himself before all 20 And we said unto my lord, stood by him; and he cried, Cause We have a father, an old man, and every man to go out from me: a child of his old age, a little one: and there stood no man with him, and his brother is dead, and he while Joseph made himself known alone is left of his mother, and his unto his brethren. father loveth him.

2 And he wept aloud; and the 21 And thou saidst unto thy ser- Egyptians and the house of Phavants, Bring him down unto me, raoh heard. that I may set mine eyes upon 3 And Joseph said unto his brehim.

thren, I am Joseph; doth my fa22 And we said unto my lord, ther yet live? And his brethren The lad cannot leave his father : could not answer him ; for they for if he should leave his father, were troubled at his presence. his father would die.

4 And Joseph said unto his bre23 And thou saidst unto thy ser- thren, Come near to me, I pray

Ana vants, Except your youngest bro- you: and they came near.

engine, Have ye a father, or a bro- The Josepho could not refrain


Toseph sendeth


for his father ne said, I am Joseph your brother, of the land of Egypt for your little whom ye sold into Egypt.

ones, and for your wives, and bring 5 Now therefore be not grieved, your father, and come. nor angry with yourselves, that ye 20 Also regard not your stuff: sold me hither: for God did send for the good of all the land of me before you to preserve life. Egypt is yours,

6 For these two years hath the 21 And the children of Israel did famine been in the land: and yet so: and Joseph gave them wagons, there are five years, in the which according to the commandment of there shall neither be earing nor Pharaoh, and gave them provision harvest.

for the way. 7 And God sent me before you, 22 To all of them he gave each to preserve you a posterity in the man changes of raiment; but to earth, and to save your lives by a Benjarnin he gave three bundred great deliverance.

pieces of silver, and five changes of 8 So now it was not you that raiment. sent me hither, but God and he 23 And to his father he sent after hath made me a father to Pharaoh, this manner; ten asses laden with and lord of all his house, and a the good things of Egypt, and ten ruler throughout all the land of she-asses laden with corn and Egypt.

bread and meat for his father by 9 Haste ye, and go up to my fa- the way. ther, and say unto him, Thus

saith 24 So he sent his brethren away, thy son Joseph, God hath made and they departed : and he said me lord of all Egypt; come down unto them, see that ye fall not out unto me, tarry not:

by the way; 10 And thou shalt dwell in the 25 | And they went up out of land of Goshen, and thou shalt be Egypt, and came into the land of near unto me, thou, and thy chil- Canaan unto Jacob their father, dren, and thy children's children, 26 And told him, saying, Joseph and thy flocks, and thy herds, and is yet alive, and he is governor all that thou hast :

over all the land of Egypt. And 11 And there will I nourish thee, Jacob's heart fainted, for ho believ(for yet there are five years of fa- ed them not. mine ;) lest thou, and thy house 27 And they told him all the hold, and all that thou hast come words of Joseph, which he had to poverty.

said unto them: and when he saw 12 And behold, your eyes see, the wagons which Joseph had sent and the eyes of my brother Benja- to carry him, the spirit of Jacob min, that it is my mouth that their father revived speaketh unto you.

28 And Israel said, It is enough: 13 And ye shall tell my father of Joseph my son is yet alive: I will all my glory in Egypt, and of all go and see him before I die. that ye have seen : and ye shall

CHAP. XLVI. haste, and bring down my father Jacob comforted at Beer-sheba. hither.

14. And he fell upon his brother A Noith Israel took his journey Benjamin's neck, and wept; and to Beer-sheba, and offered sacrifiBenjamin wept upon his neck. ces unto the God of his father

15 Moreover, he kissed all his Isaac. brethren, and wept upon them : 2 And God spake unto Israel in and after that his brethren talked the visions of the night, and said, with him.

Jacob, Jacob! and he said, Here 16 | And the fame thereof was am I. heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, 3 And he said, I am God, the Joseph's brethren are come: and God of thy father : fear not to go it pleased Pharaoh well, and his down into Egypt; for I will there servants.

make of thee a great nation: 17 And Pharaoh said unto Jo 4 I will go down with thee into seph, Say, unto thy brethren,

This Egypt; and I will also surely bring do ye; lade your beasts, and go, thee up again: and Joseph shall get you unto the land of Canaan; put his hand upon thine eyes.

18 And take your father, and 5 And Jacob rose up from Beeryour households, and come unto sheba: and the sons of Israel carme: and I will give you the good ricd Jacob their father, and their of the land of Egypt, and ye shall little ones, and their wives, in the cat the fat of the land.

wagons which Pharaoh had sent 19 Now thou art commanded, to carry him. this do ye; take you wagons out! 6 And they took their cattle, and

Israel goeth

into Egypt. their goods which they had gotten 25 These are the song of Bilhah, in the land of Canaan, and came which Laban gave unto Rachel into Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed his daughter, and she bare these unwith him;

to Jacob: all the souls were seven. 7 His sons, and his sons' sons 26 All the souls that came with with him, his daughters, and his Jacob into Egypt, which came out sons' daughters, and all his seed of his loins, besides Jacob's sons' brought he with him into Egypt. wives, all the souls were threescore

81 And these are the names of and six; the children of Israel, which came 27 And the sons of Joseph which into Egypt, Jacob and his sons : were born him in Egypt, were two Reuben, Jacob's first-born. souls: all the souls of the house of

9 And the sons of Reuben; Ha- Jacob, which came into Egypt, noch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and were threescore and ten. Carmi.

28 1 And he sent Judah before 10 1 And the sons of Simeon ; him unto Joseph, to direct his faco Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and unto Goshen; and they came into Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the the land of Goshen. son of a Canaanitish woman. 29 And Joseph made ready his

11 | And the sons of Levi; Ger- chariot, and went up to meet Israel shon, Kohath, and Merari. his father to Goshen; and present

12'1 And the sons of Judah; Er, ed himself unto him: and he fell and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, on his neck, and wept on his neck and Zarah: but Er and Onan died a good while. in the land of Canaan. And the 30 And Israel said unto Joseph, sons of Pharez were Hezron, and Now let me die, since I have seen Hamul.

thy face, because thou art yet 13 1 And the sons of Issachar; alive. Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and 31 And Joseph said unto his breShimron.

thren, and unto his father's house, 14 1 And the sons of Zebulan; I will go up, and shew Pharaoh, Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel. and say unto him, My brethren,

15 These be the sons of Leah, and my father's house, which were which she bare unto Jacob in l'a- in the land of Canaan, are come dun-aram, with his daughter Dinah: unto me: all the souls of his sons and his 32 And the men are shepherds, daughters were thirty and three. for their trade hath been to feed

16 17 And the sons of Gad; Zi- cattle; and they have brought their phion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ez- flocks, and their herds, and all that bon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli. they have.

17 11 And the sons of Asher ; 33 And it shall come to pass, Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and when Pharaoh shall call you, andi Beriah, and Serah their sister. And shall say, What is your occupathe sons of Beriah; Heber,and Mal- tion? chiel.

34 That ye shall say, Thy ser18 These are the sons of Zilpah, vants' trade hath been about cattle whom Laban gave to Leah" his from our youth even until now, daughter: and these she bare unto both we, and also our fathers: that Jacob, even sixteen souls.

ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; 19 The sons of Rachel, Jacob's for every shepherd is an abominawife,

Joseph, and Benjamin. tion unto the Egyptians.
'And unto Joseph in the land

CHAP. XLVII. of Egypt were born Manasseh and Jacob introduced to Pharaoh. ter of Poti-pherah priest oferocamanTHEN Joseph came and told

Pharaoh, and said, My father

and my brethren, and their flocks, 21 1 And the sons of Benjamin and their herds, and all that they were Belah, and Becher, and Ash-have, are come out of the land of bel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, nd Canaan; and behold, they are in Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and the land of Goshen. Ard.

2 And he took some of his bre22 These are the sons of Rachel, thren, even five men, and presented which were born to Jacob; all the them unto Pharaoh. souls were fourteen.

3 And Pharaoh said unto his 23 | And the sons of Dan; Hu- brethren, What is your occupaphim.

tion ? And they said unto Pha24 And the sons of Naphtali; raoh, Thy servants are shepherds Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and both we, and also our fathers. Shillem.

4 They said moreover unto Pha


Jacob before Pharaoh. GENESIS,

Joseph's dealing raoh, For to sojourn in the land are and he fed them with bread, for all we come: for thy servants have no their cattle, for that year. pasture for their flocks, for the fa 18 When that year was ended, mine is sore in the land of Canaan: they came unto him the second now therefore, we pray thee, let year, and said unto him, We will thy servants dwell in the land of not hide it from my lord, how that Goshen.

our money is spent ; my lord also 5 And Pharaoh spake unto Jo- hath our herds of cattle : there is seph, saying, Thy father and thy not aught left in the sight of my brethren are come unto thee: lord, but our bodies and our

6 The land of Egypt is before lands: thee; in the best of the land make 19 Wherefore shall we die before thy father and brethren to dwell; thine eyes, both we and our land ? in the land of Goshen let them buy us and our land for bread, and dwell; and if thou knowest any we and our land will be servants inen of activity among them, then unto Pharaoh : and give us seed, inake them rulers over my cattle. that we may live, and not die, that

7 And Joseph brought in Jacob the land be not desolate. his father, and set him before Pha 20 And Joseph bought all the raoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh. land of Egypt for Pharaoh ; for the

8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, Egyptians sold every man his How old art thou?

field, because the famine prevail9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, ed over them : so the land became The days of the years of my pil- Pharaoh's. grimage are a hundred and thirty 21 And as for the people, he reyears : few and evil have the days moved them to cities from one end of the years of my life been, and of the borders of Egypt even to the have not attained unto the days of other end thereof. the years of the life of my fathers in 22 Only the land of the priests the days of their pilgrimage. bought he not; for the priests had

10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, a portion assigned them of Phaand went out from before Pharaoh, and did eat their portion raoh.

which Pharaoh gave them; where11 | And Joseph placed his fa-fore they sold not their lands. ther and his brethren, and gave them 23 Then Joseph said unto the a possession in the land of Egypt, people, Behold, I have bought you in the best of the land, in the land this day and your land for Phaof Rameses, as Pharaoh had com- raoh: 10, here is seed for you, and manded.

ye shall sow the land. 12 And Joseph nourished his fa

24 And it shall come to pass in ther, and his brethren, and all his the increase, that ye shall give the father's household, with bread ac- fifth part unto Pharaoh, and four cording to their families.

parts shall be your own, for seed of 13 1 And there was no bread in the field, and for your food, and for all the land; for the famine was them of your households, and for very sore, so that the land of Egypt, food for your little ones. and all the land of Canaan, fainted 25 And they said, Thou hast saby reason of the famine.

ved our lives: let us find grace in 14 And Joseph gathered up all the sight of my lord, and we will be the money that was found in the Pharaoh's servants. land of Egypt, and in the land of 26 And Joseph made it a law Canaan,

for the corn which they over the land of Egypt unto this bought and Joseph brought the day, that Pharaoh should have the inoney into Pharaoh's house. fifth part; except the land of the

15 And when money failed in the priests only, which became not land of Egypt, and in the land of Pharaoh's. Canaan, all the Egyptians came 27 | And Israel dwelt in the land unto Joseph, and said, Give us of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; bread: for why should we die in and they had possessions therein, thy presence ? for the money and grew, and multiplied exceedfaileth.

ingly. 16 And Joseph said, Give your 28 And Jacob lived in the land cattle; and I will give you for your of Egypt seventeen years : 80 the cattle, if money fail.

whole age of Jacob was a hundred 17 And they brought their cattle forty and seven years. unto Joseph: and Joseph gave 29 And the time drew nigh that them bread in exchange for horses, Israel must die : and he called his and for the flocks, and for the cat-son Joseph, and said unto him, If tic of the herds, and for the asses; Inow I have found grace in thy

Joseph visits his father. CHAP. XLIX. Heblesseth Joseph's sons. sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand and lo, God hath shewed me also under my thigh, and deal kindly thy seed. and truly with me; bury me not, I 12 And Joseph brought them out pray thee, in Egypt:

from between his knees, and he 30 But I will lie with my fathers, bowed himself with his face to the and thou shalt carry me out of earth. Egypt, and bury me in their bury 13 And Joseph took them both, ing-place. And he said, I will do as Ephraim in his right hand toward thou hast said.

Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in 31 And he said, Swear unto me: his left hand toward Israel's right and he sware unto him. And Is-hand, and brought them near unto rael bowed himself upon the bed's him. head.

14 And Israel stretched out his CHAP. XLVIII.

right hand, and laid it upon Joseph visits his sick Father. Ephraim's head, who was the A to

things, that one told Joseph, Manasseh's head, guiding his hands Behold, thy father

is sick: and he wittingly; for Manasseh was the took with him his two sons, Ma- first-born. nasseh and Ephraim.

15 1 And he blessed Joseph, and 2 1 And one told Jacob, and said, God, before whom my fathers said, Behold, thy son Joseph co-Abraham and Isaac did walk, the meth unto thee: and Israel strength-|God which fed me all my life long ened himself, and sat upon the bed. unto this day,

3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, 16 The Angel which redeemed God Almighty appeared unto me me from all evil, bless the lads; and at Luz in the land of Canaan, and let my name be named on them, blessed me,

and the name of my fathers Abra4 And said unto me, Behold, I ham and Isaac: and let them grow will make thee fruitful, and mul- into a multitude in the midst of the tiply thee, and I will make of the earth. a multitude of people; and will 17 And when Joseph saw that give this land to thy seed after thee, bis father laid his right hand upon for an everlasting possession. the head of Ephraim, it displeased

5 7 And now, thy two sons, him: and he held up his father's Ephraim and Manasseh, which hand, to remove it from Ephraim's were born unto thee in the land head unto Manasseh's head. of Egypt, before I came unto 18 And Joseph said unto his fathee into Egypt, are mine : ther, Not so, my father: for this is Reuben and Simeon, they shall the first-born; put thy right hand be mine.

upon his head! 6 And thy issue, which thou be 19 And his father refused, and gettest after them, shall be thine, said, I know it, my son, I know it : and shall be called after the name he also shall become a people, and of their brethren in their inheri- he also shall be great: but truly his tance.

younger brother shall be greater 7 And as for me, when I came than he, and his seed shall becomo from Padan, Rachel died by me in a multitude of nations. the land of Canaan, in the way, 20 And he blessed them that day, when yet there was but a little way saying, In thee shall Israel bless, to come unto Ephrath: and 1 saying, God make thee as Ephraim buried her there in the way of and as Manasseh : and he set Ephrath, the same is Beth-le- Ephraim before Manasseh. hem.

21 And Israel said unto Joseph, 8 And Israel beheld Joseph's Behold, I die; but God shall be sons, and said, Who are these? with you, and bring you again unto

9 And Joseph said unto his the land of your fathers. father, They are my sons, whom 22 Moreover I have given to theo And he said, Bring them, I pray which I took out of the hand of the

, thee, unto me, and I will bless Amorite with my sword and with them.

my bow. 10 (Now the eyes of Israel were

CHAP. XLIX. dim for age, so that he could not Jacob blesseth his Sons. unto him; and he kissed them, and AND Jacob called unto his sons, embraced them.

together, that I may tell you that 11 And Israel said unto Joseph, which shall befall you in the last I had not thought to see thy face? I days.


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