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CHAP. XLIV. Josefh's holicy to stay his brethren. Ni) he commanded the steward of his house, saying, Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man's money in his sack's mouth. 2 And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the youngest, and his corn-money : and he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken. 3. As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they, and their a SSCS. 4.And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far off, #. said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded cvii for good 5 Is not this it in which my lord cirinketh, and whereby indeed he divineth 2 ye have done evil in o 6 of And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these same words. 7 And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord these words 2 God forbid that thy servants should do according to this thing : 8 Behold, the money which we found in our sacks mouths, we brought again unto thee out of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal out of thy lord's house silver or gold 2 9 With whom soccer of thy servants it be found, both let him die, and we also will be my lord's bondmen. 10 And he said, Now also let it be according unto your words: he with whom it is found shall be my servant; and ye shall be blameless. 11 Then they speedily took down every man his sack to §. ground, and opened cvery man his sack. 12 And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the youngest : and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack. 13. Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man his ass, and returned to the city. 14 of And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house, (for he was yet there:) and they fell before him on the ground. 15 And Joseph said unto them, What dced is this that ye have done 2 wot ye not that such a man as I can certainly divine: 16 And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord * what shall we speak 2 or how shall we clear ourselves? hath found out the iniquity of thy servants : behold we are my lord's servants, both we, and he also with whom the cup is tound. 17 And he said, God forbid that I
Judah's integrity. should do so: but the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my servant; and as for you, get you up in peace unt, your father. 18 || Then Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh my lord, let thy servant, 1 pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy servant: for thou art even as É. 19 My lord asked his servants, saying Have ye a father, or a brother * 20 And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one: and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him. 21 And thou saidst unto thy servants Bring him down unto me, that I may sel mine eyes upon him. 22 And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father: for if he should leave his father, his father would die. 23 And thou saidst unto thy servants, Except your youngest brother come down with you, ye shall see my face no more. 24 And it came to pass, when we came up unto thy servant my father, we told him the words of my lord. 25 And our father said, Go again, and buy us a little food. 26 And we said, We cannot go down: if our youngest brother be with us, then will we go down ; for we may not see the man's face, except our youngestbrother be with us. 27 And thy servant my father said unto us, Ye know that my wife bare me two SO/1s + 28 And the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn in pieces; and I saw him not since : 29 And if ye take this also from me, and mischief befal him, ye shall bring down my gray hairs with sorow to the grave. o 30 Now therefore when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad be not with us; (seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life) 31 It shall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not with us, that he will die: and thy servants shall bring down the gray hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow to the grave. 32 For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father, saying, If I bring him not unto thee, then I shall bear the blame to my father for ever. 33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy servant abide instead of the lad a bondman to my lord ; and let the lad go up with his brethren. 34 For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not o me 2 lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come on my fatlier.
and sendeth him firesents. 47
ren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants. 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This do ye; lade i. beasts, and go, get you unto the and of Canaan; 18 And take your father, and your households, and come unto me: and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land. 19 Now thou art commanded, this do. ye; take you waggons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and come. 20 Also regard not your stuff: for the good of all the land of Egypt is yours. 21 And the children ...] Israel did so : and Joseph gave them waggons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them P.”. for the way. 22 To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment: but to Benjamin he gave three hundred sieces of silver, and five changes of raiment. 23 And to his father he sent after this manner; ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt, and ten she-asses laden with corn and bread and meat for his father by the way. 24 So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way. 25 J And they went tip out of Egypt. and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their father, 26 And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart faintcd, for lové them not. 27 And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto them : and when he saw the waggons which Jo; seph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived : 28 And Israel said, It is enough : Joseph my son is yet alive : I will go and sce him before fi. CHAP. XLVI. 1Jacob is comforted by God at Beer-shcha. 5 He goeth into Egy/it. 8 The number of his family. 28 Josofth meeteth him. ND Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beer-sheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac. 2 And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob: and he said, IIere an I. 3 And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation : . . . 4 I will go down with thee into Egypt :
and I will also surely bring thce up
again ; and Joseph shaft put his hand upon thine eyes.
48 Jacob goeth into Egypt.
5 And Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba: and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the waggons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him. 6 And they took their cattle, and their goods which they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with him : 7 His sons, and his sons sons with him, his daughters, and his sons daughters, and all . seed brought he with him into Egypt. 8 || And these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Et, Jacob and his sons : Reuben Ja's first-born. 9 And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi. 10 || And the sons of Simeon ; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman. 11 || And the sons of Levi ; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. 12 T And the sons of Judah ; Fr, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zerah: but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were Hezron, and Hamul. 13 || And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron. 14 s And the sons of Zebulun ; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel. 15 These be the sons of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob in Padan-aram, with his daughter Dinah : all the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty and three. 16 || And the sons of Gad; Ziphion,
and Haggai, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli. 17 || And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Serah their sister. And the sons of Beriah ; Heber, and Malchiel. 18 These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter: and these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls. 19 The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; Joseph, and Benjamin. 20 And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah priest of On bare unto him. 21 || And the sons of Benjamin overe Belah, and Becher, and ''. Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard. 22 These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob ; all the souls were fourteen. 23 T And the sons of Dan ; Hushim. 24 And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem. o
25 These are the sons of Bilhah, which
Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter and she bare these unto Jacob : th souls were seven. 26 All the souls that came with Jaco, into E , which came out of his loins besides Jacob's sons wives, all the soul overe threescore and six ; 27 And the sons of Joseph which wer born him in Egypt, overe two souls: al the souls of the house of Jacob, whic came into Egypt, were threescore and tes 28 || And he sent Judah before him unt Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen and they came into the land of Goshen. 29 And Joseph made ready his chario: and went up to meet Israel his father t Goshen; and presented himself unto him and he fell on his neck, and wept on hi neck a good while. 30 And Israel said unto Joseph, Nowle me die, since I have seen thy face, be cause thou art yet alive. 31 And Joseph said unto his brethrer and unto his father's house, I will go ul and shew Pharaoh, and say unto him My brethren, and my father's hous which were in the land of Canaan, al Conne unto me : 32 And the men are shepherds, fo their trade hath been to feed cattle; an they have brought their flocks, and the herds, and all that they have. 33 And it shall come to pass, whe Pharaoh shall callyou, and shall say, Whi is your occupation ? 34 That ye shall say, Thy servan trade hath n about cattle from ot youth even until now, both we, and al. our fathers: that ye may dwell in th land of Goshen; for every shepherdisa abomination unto the E ians. CHAP. § II. 1 Josefhfiresenteth five of his brethren, and his father before Pharaoh. 11 F. grow"/h them habitation and maintenanc HEN Joseph came and told Pharao and said, My father and my bred ren, and their flocks, and their herds, an all that they have, are come out of th land of Canaan; and behold, they an in the land of Goshen. 2 And he took some of his brethrol even five men, and presented them un Pharaoh. 3 And Pharaoh said unto his brethre What is your occupation ? And they sa unto Pharaoh,Thyservantsare shepherd both we, and also our fathers. 4 They said moreover unto Pharao For to sojourn in the land ale we come for thy servants have no pasture for the flocks; for the famine is sore in the land Canaan : now therefore, we pray the let thy servants dwell in the land of G shen. 5 And Pharaoh spake unto Josep Jerodeclareth his age : saying Thy father and thy brethren are come into thee: 5 The land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the land make thy father and brothren to dwell; in the land of Goshen k; them dwell; and if thou knowest any men of activity among them, then make them rulers over my cattle. 7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh : and Jacobblessed Pharaoh. 8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How to gr: thou? 9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil
have the daysofthe years of my life been,
and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrima 10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh. li o And Joseph placed his father and hisbrethren, and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded 12 AndJosephnourished his father, and hisbrethren, and all his father's household, with bread according to their families. 13° And there was no bread in all the
Cn Ap. xlviii. He giveth directions to Joseph. 49 50 Jacob refeateth the firomise. GENESIS.
20 And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh: for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine É. over them: so the land became
21. And as for the people, he removed them to cities from one end of the boro of Egypt even to the other end there
22 Only the land of the P. bought he not ; for the priests had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh, and did eat their po which Pharaoh gave them; whereore o sold not their lands. 23 Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have bought you this day and your land for Pharaoh : lo, here is seed for you, and ye shall sow the land. 24 And it shall come to pass in the increase, that ye shall give the fifth fart unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for 'our food, and for them of your houselds, and for food for your little ones. 25 And they said, Thou hast saved our lives: let us find grace in the sight of my lord, and we will É. Pharaoh’s servants. 26 And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth fiart ; except the land of the priests only, which became not Pharaoh's. 27 || And Israel dwelt in the land of E
pt, in the country of Goshen; and they §§ possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly. 28 And Jacob lived in the land of Et seventeen years : so the whole age of Jacob was an à forty and seven
rears. y 29 And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found ce in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy and under my to: and deal kindly and truly with me ; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt : 30 But fwill lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out of Fgypt, and bury me in their burying-place. And he said, I will do as thou hast said. 31 And he said, Swear unto me: and he sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head. CHAP. XLVIII, 1 Josefth visiteth his sick father. 3 Jacob refeateth the fromise; 21 and firoshesieth their return. A*. it came to pass after these o: that one told Joseph, Behold, thy father is sick : and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. 2 || And one told Jacob, and said, Be
hold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel to himself, and sat upon the bed.
3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me, 4 And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will make of thee a multitude of people; and will give thisland to thy seed after thee, for an everlasting possession. 5 of And now, thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born untothee in the land of Egypt, before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine: as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine. 6 And thy issue, which thou begettest after them, shall be thine, and shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance. 7 And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan, in the way, when yet there was but a little way to come unto Ephrath : and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath, the same is Beth-lehem. 8 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these ? 9 And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God hath given me in this slace. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them. 10 (Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see:) And he
"brought them near unto him ; and he
kissed them, and embraced them. 11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed. 12 And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth. 13, And Joseph took them both, Ehraim in his right hand toward Israel's eft hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near unto him. 14 And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands ology: for Manasseh was the first
itn. 15 T And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, 16 The angel which redeemed me 1 from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac: and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth. 17 And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him : and he held }. his father's hand, to remove it from ophraim's head unto Manasseh’s head.
18 And Joseph said unto his father,
He blesseth his sons,
Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn ; put thy right hand upon his head. 19 d his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it : he also shall become a people, and he also shall be t; but truly his younger brother ..". greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations. 20 And he blessed them that day, say: ing, In thee shall Israel bless, o: God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh. and he set Ephraim before Manasseh. 21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die; but God shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers 22 Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow. CHAP. XLIX. * * 1 Jacob calleth his sons to bless them ...? . Their blessings in farticular: * * charge concerning his burial. 33 His death. Nî Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves tootho that I may tell you that which shall befo you in the last days. 2 Gather yourselves together, and he:" ye sons of }. ; and hearken unto Is. rael your father. - 3 T. Reuben, thou art my firston, my might, and the beginning of o strength, the excellency of dignity, auls the excellency of power: 4. Unstable as water, thoushalt not ** ces; because thou wentest up to thyo ther's bed; then defiledst thou it " went up to my couch. 5*SimeonandLeviarebrethren: inst" ments of cruelty are in their habitatio 6 O my soul, come not thou into their secret ; unto their assembly, mine. honour, be not thou united: for in their ol. ger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall. 7 Cursed he their anger, for it . fierce : and their wrath, for it was Co. I will divide them in Jacob, and sca" them in Israel. th8 Judah, thou art he whom thy bo. ren shall praise; thy hand sha's be in the neck & thine enemies: thy father's children shall bow down before thee. h 9 Judah is a lion's whelp ; from . prey, my son, thou art goneup: he o ed down, he couched as a lion, an; as old lion: who shall rouse him up from 10. The sceptre shall not depa. o Judah, nor a law-giver from between I feet, until Shiloh come : and, us.” shall the gathering of the people * 11 Hiš. his foal unto the Y. lhis ass’s coltunto the choice vine; he was ed his garments in wine, an his in the blood of grapes: