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Joseph makes himself known. GENESIS. Joseph sends for his father. * 28 And the one went out from me, and, children, and thy flocks, and thy herds, and I said, Surely he is torn in pieces; and I all that thou hast : saw him not since:
į 11 And there will I nourish thee, (for yet 29 And if ye take this also from me, and there are five years of famine;) lest thou, mischief befall him, ye shall bring down and thy household, and all that thou hast my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave come to poverty.
30 Now therefore when I come to thy 12 And behold, your eyes see, and the servant iny father, and the lad be not with eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my us; (seeing that his life is bound up in the mouth that speaketh unto you. lad's life ;)
| 13 And ye shall tell my father of all my 31 It shall come to pass, when he seeth glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have seen: that the lad is not with us, that he will die: and ye shall haste, and bring down my faand thy servants shall bring down the gray ther hither. hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow 14 1 And he fell upon his brother Benjato the grave.
min's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept 32 For thy servant became surety for the upon his neck. lad unto my father, saying, If I bring him! 15 Moreover, he kissed all his brethren, not unto thee, then I shall bear the blame and wept upon them: and after that his to my father for ever.
brethren talked with him. 33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy 16 | And the fame thereof was heard in servant abide instead of the lad a bondman Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren to my lord; and let the lad go up with his are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and brethren.
Jhis servants. 34 For how shall I go up to my father, 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unand the lad be not with me? lest peradven- to thy brethren, This do ye; lade your beasts, ture I see the evil that shall come on my and go, get you into the land of Canaan; father.
| 18 And take your father, and your houseCHAP. XLV.
holds, and come unto me: and I will give THEN Joseph could not refrain himself you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye
1 before all them that stood by him ; shall eat the fat of the land. and he cried, Cause every man to go out 19 Now thou art commanded, this do ye; from me: and there stood no man with him, take you wagons out of the land of Egypt while Joseph inade himself known unto his for your little ones, and for your wives, and brethren.
bring your father, and come. 2 And he wept aloud ; and the Egyp- 20 Also regard not your stuff: for the tians and the house of Pharaoh heard. good of all the land of Egypt is yours.
3 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I 21 [ And the children of Israel did so: am Joseph; doth my father yet live? And and Joseph gave them wagons, according to his brethren could not answer him; for the cominandment of Pharaoh, and gave they were troubled at his presence. them provision for the way.
4 And Joseph said unto his brethren, l 22 To all of them he gave each man Come near to me, I pray you : and they changes of raiment: but to Benjamin he came near. And he said, I am Joseph gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt. changes of raiment.
5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor 23 And to his father he sent after this angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hi- manner; ten asses laden with the good ther : for God did send me before you to things of Egypt, and ten she-asses laden preserve life.
with corn and bread and meat for his father * 6 For these two years hath the famine by the way. been in the land : and yet there are five 24 So he sent his brethren away, and years, in the which there shall neither be they departed : and he said unto them, See earing nor harvest.
that ye fall not out by the way. 7 And God sent me before you, to pre- 25 [ And they went up out of Egypt, serve you a posterity in the earth, and to and came into the land of Canaan unto Jasave your lives by a great deliverance. cob their father,
8 So now it was not you that sent me 26 And told him, saying, Joseph is yet hither, but God: and he hath made me a alive, and he is governor over all the land of father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for he and a ruler throughout all the land of believed them not. Egypt.
| 27 And they told him all the words of 9 Haste ye, and go up to my fathers and Joseph, which he had said unto them : and say unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, when he saw the wagons which Joseph had God hath made me lord of all Egypt; come sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their down unto me, tarry not :
father revived: : 10 And thou shalt dwell in the land of 28 And Israel said, It is enough: Joseplı Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me, my son is yet alive: I will go and see him thou, and thy children, and thy children's before I die.
Jacob goes into Egypt. CHAP. XLVI, XLVII. Joseph goes to meet Jacob. CHAP. XLVI.
were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which ND Israel took his journey with all Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah priest A that he had, and came to Beer-sheba, of On bare unto him. and offered sacrifices unto the God of his 21 And the sons of Benjamin were father Isaac.
Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and 2 And God spake unto Israel in the vi- Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and sions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob : Huppim, and Ard. and he said, Here am I.
22 These are the sons of Rachel, which 3 And he said, I am God, the God of were born to Jacob; all the souls were fourthy father : fear not to go down into Egypt;/teen. for I will there make of thee a great na- 23 And the sons of Dan; Hushim.
24 And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, 4 I will go down with thee into Egypt; and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem. and I will also surely bring thee up again : 25 These are the sons of Bilhah, which and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, eyes.
and she bare these unto Jacob: all the souls 5 And Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba: were seven. and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their 26 All the souls that came with Jacob father, and their little ones, and their wives, into Egypt, which cam out of his loins, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to beside Jacob's son's wives, all the souls carry him.
were threescore and six; 6 And they took their cattle, and their 27 And the sons of Joseph which were goods which they had gotten in the land of born him in Egypt, were two souls: all the Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, and souls of the house of Jacob, which came all his seed with him ;
linto Egypt, were threescore and ten. 7 His sons, and his sons' sons with him, 28 | And he sent Judah before him his daughters, and his sons' daughters, and unto Joseph, to direct his face unto Goall his seed brought he with him into Egypt. shen; and they came into the land of Go
8f And these are the names of the chil- shen. dren of Israel, which came into Egypt, Jacl 29 And Joseph made ready his chariot, cob and his sons : Reuben, Jacob's first- and went up to meet Israel his father to born.
Goshen; and presented himself unto him : 9 And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and he fell on his neck, and wept on his and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi. neck a good while.
10 And the sons of Simeon ; Jemuel, 30 And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and me die, since I have seen thy face, because Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish thou art yet alive. woman.
131 And Joseph said unto his brethren, 11 And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Ko and unto his father's house, I will go up, hath, and Merari.
and shew Pharaoh, and say unto him, My 12 And the sons of Judah; Er, and brethren, and my father's house, which 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 Hezron, and Hamul.
trade hath been to feed cattle; and they 13 And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and have brought their flocks, and their herds, Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.
and all that they have. 14 And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and 33 And it shall come to pass, when PhaElon, and Jahleel.
• raoh shall call you, and shall say, What is 15 These be the sons of Leah, which she your occupation ? bare unto Jacob in Padan-aram, with his 34 That ye shall say, Thy servants' trade daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons hath been about cattle from our youth even and his daughters were thirty and three. until now, both we, and also our fathers :
16 And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; Haggai, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, for every shepherd is an abomination unto and Areli.
17 And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Serah THEN Joseph came and told Pharaoh, their sister. And the sons of Beriah; He- 1 and said, My father and my brethren, ber, 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 Laban gave to Leah his daughter: and of Canaan; and behold, they are in the these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen land of Goshen. souls.
| 2 And he took some of his brethren, den 19 The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; five men, and presented them unto PiaJoseph, and Benjamin.
raoh. 20 And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt) 3 And Pharaoh said unto his brethren,
the EgyptiansuAP. XLVII.
Joseph's dealng in the faminc. GENESIS.' He visits his sick father. What is your occupation ? And they said, our herds of cattle: there is not ought left unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, in the sight of my lord, but our bodies and both we, and also our fathers.
our lands: 4 They said moreover unto Pharaoh, For 19 Wherefore shall we die before thine to sojourn in the land are we come: for eyes, both we and our land ? buy us and thy servants have no pasture for their flocks, our land for bread, and we and our land for the famine is fore in the land of Ca- will be servants unto Pharaoh: and give us naan: now therefore, we pray thee, let thy seed, that we may live, and not die, that servants dwell in the land of Goshen the land be not desolate. 5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, say
l20 And Joseph bought all the land of ing, Thy father and thy brethren are come Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold unto thee;
every man his field, because the famine 6 The land of Egypt is before thee; in prevailed over them: so the land became the best of the land inake thy father and! Pharaoh's. brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen 21 And as for the people, he removed let them dwell; and if thou knowest any them to cities from one end of the borders men of activity among them, then make of Egypt even to the other end thereof. them rulers over my cattle.
| 22 Only the land of the priests bought 7 And Joseph Lrought in Jacob his fa- he not; for the priests had a portion assignther, and set him before Pharaoh: and Ja-ed them of Pharaoh, and did eat their porcob blessed Pharaoh..
|tion which Pharaoh gave them; wherefore 8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How they sold not their lands. old art thou ?
| 23 4 Then Joseph said unto the people, 9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The Behold, I have bought you this day and days of the years of my pilgrimage are your land for Pharaoh: lo, here is seed for an hundred and thirty years: few and evil you, and ye shall sow the land. have the days of the years of my life been, 24 And it shall come to pass in the inand have not attained unto the days of the crease, that ye shall give the fifth part unto years of the life of my fathers in the days Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, of their pilgrimage.
for seed of the field, and for your food, and 10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went for them of your households, and for food out from before Pharaoh.
for your little ones. 11 And Joseph placed his father and 25 And they said, Thou hast saved our his brethren, and gave them a possession lives: let us find grace in the sight of my in the land of Egypt, in the best of the lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants. land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh 26 And Joseph made it a law over the had commanded.
land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh 12 And Joseph nourished his father, and should have the fifth part; except the land his brethren, and all his father's household, of the priests only, which became not Phawith bread according to their families. raoh's.
13 | And there was no bread in all the 27 [ And Israel dwelt in the land of land; for the famino was very sore, so that Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they the land of Egypt, and all the land of Ca- had possessions therein, and grew, and mulnaan, fainted by reason of the famine. tiplied exceedingly.
14 And Joseph gathered up all the mo- 28 | And Jacob lived in the land of ney that was found in the land of Egypt, Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age and in the land of Canaan, for the corn of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven which they bought; and Joseph brought years. the money into Pharaoh's house.
| 29 And the time drew nigh that Israel 15 And when money failed in the land must die: and he called his son Joseph, and of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all said unto him, If now I have found grace the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand unGive us bread: for why should we die in der my thigh, and deal kindly and truly thy presence ? for the money faileth. with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in
16 And Joseph said, Give your cattle; Egypt: and I will give you for your cattle, if mo- 30 But I will lie with my fathers, and ney fail,
thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury 17 And they brought their cattle unto me in their burying-place. And he said, Joseph: and Joseph gave them bread in I will do as thou hast said. erchange for horses, and for the flocks, and 31 And he said, Swear unto me: and he for the cattle of the herds, and for the asses; sware unto him. And Israel bowed himand he fed them with bread, for all their self upon the bed's head. cattle, for that year.
CHAP. XLVIII. 18 When that year was ended, they came A ND it came to pass after these things, unto him the second year, and said unto El that one told Joseph; Behold, thy fanim, We will not hide it from my lord, how ther is sick : and he took with him his two hat our money is spent; 'my lord also hath sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. ..!
Jacob blesses Joseph's sons : CHAP. XLIX. He blesses his orm sons.
2 And one told Jacob, and said, Be- 18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not hold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: so, my father: for this is the first-born; put and Israel strengthened himself, and sat thy right hand upon his head. . upon the bed.
I 19 And his father refused, and said, I 3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God know it, my son, I know it: he also shall Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the become a people, and he also shall be great ; land of Canaan, and blessed me,
but truly his younger brother shall be great4 And said unto me, Behold, I will make er than he, and his seed shall become a multhee fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will titude of nations. make of thee a multitude of people; and| 20 And he blessed them that day, saying, will give this land to thy seed after thee, for In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make an everlasting possession.
thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he 5 And now, thy two sons, Ephraim and set Ephraim before Manasseh. Manasseh, which were born unto thee in 21 '? And Israel said unto Joseph, Bethe land of Egypt, before I came unto thee hold, I die ; but God shall be with you, and into Egypt, are mine: as Reuben and bring you again unto the land of your faSimeon, they shall be mine.
thers. 6 And thy issue, which thou begettest 22 Moreover I have given to thee one after them, shall be thine, and shall be call-portion above thy brethren, which I took ed after the name of their brethren in their out of the hand of the Amorite with my inheritance.
sword and with my bow. i 7 And as for me, when I came from Pa
CHÅP: XLIX. dan, Rachel died by me in the land of Cal AND Jacob called unto his sons, and naan, in the way, when yet there was but all said, Gather yourselves together, that I little way to come unto Ephrath: and I bu- may tell you that which shall befall you in ried hier there in the way of Ephrath, the the last days. same is Bethlehem.
| 2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, S 1 And Israel beheld Jofeph's sons, and ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel said, Who are these ?
your father. 9 And Joseph said unto his father, They 3 1 Rcuben, thou art my first-born, my are my sons, whom God hath given me in might, and the beginning of my strength, this place. And he said, Bring them, I the excellency of dignity, and the excelpray thee, unto me, and I will bless them. lency of power :
10 (Now the eyes of Israel were dim for 4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not exage, so that he could not see:) And he cel; because thou wentest up to thy father's brought them near unto him; and he kiss bed; then defiledst thou it; he went up to ed them, and embraced them.
my couch. 11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had 5 1 Simeon and Levi are brethren ; innot thought to see thy face: and lo, God struments of cruelty are in their habitahath shewed me also thy seed.
tions. 12 And Joseph brought them out from 6 O my soul, come not thou into their between his knees, and he bowed himself secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, with his face to the earth.
be not thou united: for in their anger they · 13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim slew a man, and in their self-will they digin his right hand toward Israel's left hand, ged down a wall. and Manasseh in his left hand toward Is
17 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; rael's right hand, and brought them near and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will diunto him.
vide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Is14 And Israel stretched out his right rael. hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head,l 8 1 Judah, thou art he whom thy brewho was the younger, and his left hand (thren shall praise; thy hand shall be in the upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands neck of thine enemies; thy father's chilwittingly; for Manasseh was the first-born. dren shall bow down before thee.
15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, 9 Judah is a lion's whelp; from the prey, before whom my fathers Abraham and my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all he couched as a fion, and as an old lion: my life long unto this day,
' who shall rouse him up ? 16 The Angel which redeemed me from 10 The sceptre shall not depart from Juall evil, bless the lads; and let my name be dah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, named on them, and the name of my fa- until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the thers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow gathering of the people be. into a multitude in the midst of the earth. 11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his
17 And when Joseph saw that his fa- ass's colt unto the choice vine; he washed ther laid his right hand upon the head of his garments in wine, and his clothes in the Ephraim, it displeased him and he held blood of grapes: up his father's hand, to remove it from 12 His eyes shail be red with winc, and Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.", this teeth white with milk.
The death of Jacob.
The mourning for Jacob, 13 | Zebulun shall dwell at the haven 33 And when Jacob had made an end of of the sea ; and he shall be for an haven commanding his sons, he gathered up his of ships; and his border shall be unto feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, Zidon.
and was gathered unto his people. 14 1 Issachar is a strong ass, couching|
CHAP. L. down between two burdens::
LAND Joseph fell upon his father's face, 15 And he saw that rest was good, and i and wept upon him, and kissed him. the land that it was pleasant; and bowed 2 And Joseph commanded his servants his shoulder to bear, and became a servant the physicians to embalm his father : and unto tribute.
the physicians embalmed Israel. 16 1 Dan shall judge his people, as one 3 And forty days were fulfilled for him ; of the tribes of Israel.
for so are fulfilled the days of those which 17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an are embalmed; and the Egyptians mournadder in the path, that biteth the horse-ed for him threescore and ten days. heels, so that his rider shall fall backward. 4 [ And when the days of his mourning
18 I have waited for thy salvation, Owere past, Joseph spake unto the house of LORD!
Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found grace 19 Gad, a troop shall overcome him; in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears but he shall overcome at the last.
of Pharaoh, saying, 20 [ Out of Asher his bread shall be 5 My father made me swear, saying, Lo, fat, and he shall yield royal dainties. I die : in my grave which I have digged
21 | Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giv- for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt eth goodly words.
thou bury me. Now therefore let me go up, 22 ? Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will fruitful bough by a well, whose branches come again. run over the wall :
16 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury 23 The archers have sorely grieved him, thy father, according as he made thee swear. and shot at him, and hated him :
If 1 And Joseph went up to bury his fa24 But his bow abode in strength, and ther: and with him went up all the servants the arms of his hands were made strong by of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the hands of the mighty God of Jacob: the elders of the land of Egypt, (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of 8 And all the house of Joseph, and his Israel :)
brethren, and his father's house: only their 25 Even by the God of thy father, who little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who they left in the land of Goshen. shall bless thee with blessings of heaven 9 And there went up with him both chaabove, blessings of the deep that lieth un- riots and horsemen; and it was a very great der, blessings of the breasts, and of the company. womb:
10 And they came to the threshing-floor 26 The blessings of thy father have pre- of Atad, which is beyond Jordan; and vailed above the blessings of thy progeni- there they mourned with a great and very tors unto the utmost bound of the everlast- sore lamentation : and he made a mourning ing hills; they shall be on the head of Jo- for his father seven days. seph, and on the crown of the head of him 11 And when the inhabitants of the land, that was separate from his brethren. the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the
27 Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf; in floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous the morning he shall devour the prey, and mourning to the Egyptians: wherefore the at night he shall divide the spoil."
name of it was called Abel-mizraim, which 28. All these are the twelve tribes of lis beyond Jordan. Israel; and this is it that their father spake 12 And his sons did unto him according unto them, and blessed them: every one as he commanded them : according to his blessing he blessed them. I 13 For his sons carried him into the land
29 4 And he charged them, and said unto of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of them, I am to be gathered unto my people: the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bury me with my fathers in the cave that is bought with the field for a possession of a in the field of Ephron the Hittite,
I burying-place of Ephron the Hittite, before 30 In the cave that is in the field of Mamre. Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the 14 1 And Joseph returned into Egypt, land of Canaan, which Abraham bought he and his brethren, and all that went up with the field of Ephron the Hittite, for a with him to bury his father, after he had possession of a burying-place.
buried his father. 31 (There they buried Abraham and Sa-| 15 | And when Joseph's brethren saw rah his wife ; there they buried Isaac and that their father was dead, they said, Joseph Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah.) will peradventure hate us, and will certainly
32 The purchase of the field and of the requite us all the evil which we did unto cave that is therein, was from the children |him, of Hotb.
| 16 And they sent a messenger unto Jo