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all my people be ruled: only in the throme will I be greater than thou. g 41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. f4? And Pharaoh took off his ...; from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck; 43 And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had : and they cried before him, Bow the knee; and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt. 44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt. 45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnath-paaneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah priest of On; and Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt. b 46 s And Joseph was thirty ears old when he stood before haraoh king of Egypt; and Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt. a 47 And in the seven plenteous ears the earth brought forth by andfuls. j 48 And he gathered up all the food of the seven years which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the field which was round about every city, laid he up in the saine. 49 And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very much, until he left numbering; for it was without number. f 50 And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came: which Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah priest of On bare unto him. c 51 And Joseph called the name of the first-born Manasseh ; For

all my toil, and all my father's house. c 52 And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction. 53 || And the seven years of plenteousness that was in the land of Egypt, were ended. a 54 And the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said : and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread. 55 And when all the land of ypt was famished, thejo. cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph ; what he saith to you, do. 56 And the famine was over all the face of the earth: and Joseph opened all the store-houses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in the land of


57 And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so sore in all lands.

CHAP. XLII. g No. when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt,

Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another 2

2 And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: get you down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die.

3 And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt.

4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren: for he said, Lest peradventure mischief befall him.

5 And the sons of Israel came to buy %. among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan. a 6 And Joseph was the governor

over the land, and he it tras that and Joseph's brethren came, and bowed down themselves before him with their faces to the earth. 7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made him

God, said he, hath made me forget sold to all the people of the land :

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self strange unto them, and spake roughly unto them; and he onal

unto them, Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food. 8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.

9 And Joseph remembered the

dreams which he dreamed of them, and said unto them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness of the land ye are come. 10 And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come. 11 We are all one man's sons; we are true men; thy servants are no spies. 21 And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are come. 13 And they said, Thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan: and behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is


14 And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are spies: u 15 Hereby #" shall be proved : By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither. w 16 Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be kept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether there be any truth in you: or else, by the life of Pharaoh, surely ye are spies.

17 And he put them altogether into ward three days. c 18 And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God:

f your prison: go ye, carry o for the famine of your houses: 20 But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so. s 21 T And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us. 22 And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore behold also his blood is required. 23 And they knew not that Joseph understood them : for he spake unto them by an interpreter. 24 And he turned himself about from them, and wept; and returned to them again, and communed with them, and took from them Simeon, and bound him before their eyes. 25 T Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn, and to restore every man's money into his sack, and to give them provision for the way: and thus did he unto them. 26 And they laded their asses with the corn, and departed thence. 27 And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the inn, he espied his money: for behold, it was in his sack's mouth. 28 And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored; and lo, it is even in my sack: and their heart failed them, and they were afraid, saying one to another. What is this that God hath done unto us? f 29 M And they came unto Jacob their father unto the land of

19 If ye be true men, let one of Canaan, and told him all that beyour brethren be bound in the fell unto them, saying,

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30 The man who is the lord of the land, spake roughly to us, and took us for spies of the coun

try. 31 And we said unto him, We are true men; we are no spies: 32 We be twelve brethren, sons of our father: one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan. 33 And the man, the lord of the country, said unto us, Hereby shall I know that ye are true men: leave one of your brethren here with me, and take food for the famine of your households, and be gone: 34 And bring your youngest brother unto me : then shall I know that ye are no spies, but that ye are true men: so will I deliver you your brother, and ye shall traffic in the land. Js 35 T And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that behold, every man's bundle of money was in his sack; and when both they and their father saw the bundles of money, they were afraid. 36 And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my children: Joseph is not, and imeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away: all these things are against me. p 37 And Reuben spake unto his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him not to thee: deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to thee again. w 38 And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he is left alone: if mischief befall him by the way in which ye go, then shall ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave. CHAP. XLiii. j A ND the famine was sore in the land. 2 And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt,

their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food. 3 And Judah spake unto him, saying, The man did solemnly protest unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you. 4 If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food : 5 But if thou wilt not send him we will not go down; for the man said unto us, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you. 6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother? 7 And they said, The man asked us straitly of our state, and of our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother 2 and we told him according to the tenor of these words: Could we certainly know that he would say, Bring your brother down? e 8 And Judah said unto Israel his father, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and thou, and also our little ones. 9 I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require him : if I bring him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever : 10 For except we had lingered, surely now we had returned this second time. k 11 And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds : 12 And take double money in your hand; and the money that was brought again in the mouth of i. sacks, carry it again in your and; peradventure it was an oversight:

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13. Take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man: e 14 And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother, and Benjamin: If I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved. f 15 T And the men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph. 16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his house, Bring these men home, and slay, and make ready : for these men shall dine with me at noon. 17 And the man did as Joseph bade: and the man brought the men into Joseph's house. 18 And the men were afraid, cause they were brought into Joseph's house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time, are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses. 19 And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they communed with him at the door of the house, 20 And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food: 21 And it came to pass, when we came to the inn, that we opened our sacks, and behold, every man's money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand. 22 And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food : we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks. e 23 And he said, Peace be to you, fear not : your God, and the God of your father, hath given you treasure in your sacks: I had your

money. And he brought Simeon out unto them. 24. And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses provender. 25 And they made ready the present against Joseph came at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread there. f 26 T And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth. s 27 And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father well, the old man of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive? 28 And they answered, Thy servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive; and they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance. c 29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom ye spake unto me? And he said, God be gracious unto thee, my

son. s 30 And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his brother: and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there. 31 And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on bread. { 32 And * set on for him by imself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians which did eat with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that is an abomination unto the Egyptians. o 33 And they sat before him, the first-born according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth : and the men marvelled one at ano;',

34 And he took and sent messes unto them from before him : but Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him. CHAP. XLIV. f A ND 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 co-money: and he did according e word that Joseph had spoken. 3 As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they, and their asses. 4.And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far off, Joseph said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good? 5 Is not this it in which my

11 Then they speedily took down every man his sack to the ground, and opened every 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. * * * *s. a 14 s 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 deed is this that ye have done? wot ye not that such a man as I can certainly divine?" --~~ k 16 And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord? what shall we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves? God 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 found. *** 17 And he said, God forbid that

lord drinketh, and whereby indeed I should do so; but the man in

he divineth 2 ye have done evil in so doing. f 6 T And he overtook them, and

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19 My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a brother 2

20 And we said unto my lord, We nave 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 thyservants, Bring him down unto me, that I may set mine eyes upon him. - * *

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