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The History of Joseph.
GENESIS, XLII. His brethren come into Egypt. a man discreet and wise, and set him over| B. C. 1715. 51 And Joseph called the name of the the land of Egypt.
1 j.e. forget
first-born 1 1 Manasseh: For God, said he, 31 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him ap- ting. hath made me forget all my toil, and all point 2 officers over the land, and take 2 or,overseers. my father's house. up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in
52 And the name of the second called the seven plenteous years."
he 3 Ephraim: For God hath caused me 35 And let them gather all the food of 3 i.e. fruitful to be fruitful b in the land of my affliction. those good years that come, and lay up
53 And the seven years of plenteousness corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let
that was in the land of Egypt were ended. them keep food in the cities.
54 And the seven years of dearth began 36 And that food shall be for store to the c ver.30. to come, according as Joseph had said: land against the seven years of famine,
and the dearth was in all lands ; but in which shall be in the land of Egypt; that
all the land of Egypt there was bread. the land 4 perish not through the famine.
55 And when all the land of Egypt was 37 And the thing was good in the eyes d Je.14,1,2. famished, " the people cried to Pharaoh of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his e Ac.7.10. for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the servants,
Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he 38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants,
saith to you, do. Can we find such a one as this is? a man
56 And the famine was over all the face in whom the spirit of God is?
of the earth. And Joseph 5 opened all 39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, For
the store-houses, and sold 5 unto the Egypasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, 5 all rcherein tians; and the famine waxed sore in the there is none so discreet and wise as thougc.2.6. land of Egypt. art:
47.14,21. 57 And all countries came into Egypt to 40 Thou shalt be over my house, k and a Ps.103.21. Joseph for to buy corn; because that the according unto thy word shall all my peo
famine was so sore in all lands.
6 be armed, ple 6 be ruled: only in the throne will I
CHAP. XLII. be greater than thou.
TOW when : Jacob saw that there was 41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See,
corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his I have set thee i over all the land of Egypt. \; Da.6.3. sons, Why do ye look one upon another?
42 And Pharaoh took off his ring k from Est.3.10. 2 And he said, Behold, I have heard his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand,
that there is corn in Egypt: get you down and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, or, silk. thither, and buy for us from thence; that
I Da.5.7,29. and put a gold chain about his neck:
we may m live, and not die. 43 And he made him to ride in the sec
3 And Joseph's ten brethren went down ond chariot which he had: and they cried or, tender to buy corn in Egypt.. before him, 8 9 Bow the knee: and he made , father, 4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob him ruler over all the land " of Egypt.
sent not with his brethren: for he said, 44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I
Lest peradventure mischief • befall him. Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man
5 And the sons of Israel came to buy lift up his hand or foot in all the land of
corn among those that came: for the faEgypt.
mine was in the land of Canaan. 45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name p. c.41:41. 6 And Joseph was the governor P over Zaphnathpaaneah; and he
the land, and he it was that sold to all the to wife Asenath the daughter of Poti- signifies, people of the land: and Joseph's brethren pherah, 11 priest 1 of On.
And Joseph secrets, or
came, and bowed down themselves before went out over all the land of Egypt.
him with their faces to the earth. 46 And Joseph was thirty years old are revealed. 7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he when he stood before " Pharaoh king of renonce knew them, but made himself strange
q Ex.2.16. Egypt. And Joseph went out from the
unto them, and spake roughly unto presence of Pharaoh, and went through- Da.1.19. them; and he said unto them, Whence out all the land of Egypt. 47 And in the seven plenteous years the with them.
12 hard things of Canaan, to buy food.
come ye? And they said, From the land carth brought forth by handfuls.
8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but 48 And he gathered up all the food of time
they knew not him. seven years, which were in the land of
9 And Joseph remembered the dreams Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: sc.37.5,9. which he dreamed of them, and said the food of the field which was round
unto them, Ye are spies; to see the naabout every city laid he up in the same.
kedness of the land ye are come. 49 And Joseph gathered corn
10 And they said unto him, Nay, my sand of the sea,' very much, until he left
lord, but to buy food are thy servants numbering: for it was without number. 50 And unto Joseph were born two sons u c.46.29.
11 We are all one man's sons: we are u before the years of famine came; which
13 or, prince.
true men; thy servants are not spies. Asenath, the daughter of Potipherah, 13
12 And he said unto them, Nay, but to priest of On, bare unto him.
42 see the nakedness of the land ye are come.
10 which in
the man to
2 Sa.8.18. rl .
44.23. h c.43.14.
1K.17.18. Job 36.8,9.
Simeon kept for a pledge.
Jacob is hardly persuaded. 13 And they said, Thy servants are B. C. 1706. Jhim all that befell unto them, saying, twelve brethren, the sons of one man in
30 The man, who is the lord of the land, the land of Canaan; and, behold, the" with us hard spake roughly « to us, and took us for youngest is this day with our father, and a ver.4.12. spies of the country. is not.
31 And we said unto him, We are true 14 And Joseph said unto them, That is
men; we are no spies: it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are
32 We be twelve brethren, sons of our spies:
father: one is not, and the youngest is this 15 Hereby ye shall be proved; By the
day with our father in the land of Canaan life of Pharaohc
ye shall not go forthc De.6.13. 33 And the man, the lord of the counhence, except your youngest brother come 17.55. try, said unto us, Hereby shall I know hither.
that ye are true men: leave one of your 16 Send one of you, and let him fetch
brethren here with me, and take food for your brother, and ye shall be 2 kept in 2 bound. the famine of your households, and be prison, that your words may be proved,
gone; whether there be any truth in you: or else,
34 And bring your youngest brother unto by the life of Pharaoh, surely ye are spies.
me: then shall I know that ye are no spies, 17 And he s put them all together into : gathered. but that ye are true men: 80 will I deliver ward three days.
you your brother, and ye shall traffic d in 18 And Joseph said unto them the third
the land. day, This do, and live; for I fear o God.
35 And it came to pass, as they emptied 19 If ye be true men, let one of your Lu.18.2,4.
their sacks, that, behold, every man's brethren be bound in the house of your s c.13.21. bundle of money was in his sack: and prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of
when both they and their father saw the your houses:
bundles of money, they were afraid. 20 But brings your youngest brother
36 And Jacob their father said unto them, unto me; so shall your words be verified,
Me have ye bereaved " of my children: and ye shall not die. And they did so.
Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye 21 And they said one to another, We i No.32.33. will take Benjamin away: All these things are verily guilty concerning our brother,
are against me. in that we saw the anguish of his soul,. Hos.5.15. 37 And Reuben spake unto his father,
j 1 Sa.27.1. when he besought us, and we would not
saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him hear; k therefore is this distress come upon
not to thee: deliver him into my hand, and us.
I will bring him to thee again. 22 And Reuben answered them, saying,
24,11,12. 38 And he said, My son shall not go Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin
down with you; for his brother is m
dead, against the child; and ye would not hear?
and he is left alone: if mischief befall him therefore, behold, also his blood is n
by the way in the which ye go, then shall quired.
2 Ch.24.22. ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow 23 And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for 4 he spake unto them 4 an interpre
CHAP. XLIII. by an interpreter.
ND the famine was sore p in the land, 24 And he turned himself about from p0.41.54.
2 And it came to pass, when they them, and wept; and returned to them
had eaten up the corn which they had again, and communed with them, and took
brought out of Egypt, their father said unfrom them Simeon, and bound him before
to them, Go again, buy us a little food,
3 And Judah spake unto him, saying, 25 Then Joseph commanded to fill their 5 protecting The man • did solemnly protest unto us, sacks with corn, and to restore every
saying, Ye shall not see my face, except man's money into his sack, and to give
your brother be with yoų. them provision for the I way: and thus did 9 Mat.5.44. 4 If thou wilt send our brother with us,
Ro.12.17,20. he unto them.
we will go down and buy thee food: 26 And they laded their asses with the
5 But if thou wilt not send him, we will corn, and departed thence.
down: for the man said unto us, Ye 27 And as one of them opened his sack,"|c.14.11. shall not see my face, except your brother to give his ass provender in the inn, he espied his money; for, behold, it was in
6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so his sack's mouth.
ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye 28 And he said unto his brethren, My
had yet a brother?
6 asking money is restored; and, lo, it is even in
7 And they said,
6 asked us my sack: and their heart failed ' them, 7 went forth. straitly of our state, and of our kindred, and they were afraid, saying one to an
saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye other, What is this that God hath done knowing another brother? and we told him accordunto us?
ing to the 8 tenor of these words. Could 9 29 And they came
we certainly know that he would father unto the land of Canaan, and told 43
Bring your brother down?
Ps.9.11. o c.44.29.
to the grave.
ter was be-
be with you.
as I hare
Benjamin goelh to Egypt.
GENESIS, XLIV. Joseph entertains his brethren. 8 Aud Judah said unto Israel bis father, B. C. 1705. and they washed their feet; and he gave Send the lad with me, and we will arise
their asses provender. and go; that we may live, and not die,
25 And they made ready the present both we, and thou, and also our little ones.
against Joseph came at noon: for they 9 I will be surety 6 for him; of my hand b¢.44.32,
heard that they should eat bread there. shalt thou require him: if I bring him not
26 And when Joseph came home, they unto thee, and set him before thee, then
brought him the present which was in let me bear the blame for ever:
their hand, into the house, and · bowed 10 For except we had lingered, surely 1 vr, tirico themselves to him to the earth. now we had returned this second time.
27 And he asked them of their ? welfare, 11 And their father Israel said unto them, : ?s there and said, 3 Is your father well, the old If it must be so now, do this; take of the por one to your man of whom ye d spake?
is he yet alive? best fruits in the land in your vessels, and u c.42.11,13. 28 And they answered, Thy servant our carry down the man a present,
a little e Pr.18.16.
father is in good health, he is yet alive. balm, and a little honey, spices and f c.37.25. And they bowed down their heads, and myrrh, nuts and almonds:
made obeisance. 12 And take double money in your hand:
29 And he lift up his eyes, and saw his and the money that was brought again à c.35.1791%. brother Benjamin, his “ mother's son, and in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again
said, Is this your younger brother, of in your hand; peradventure it was
whom ye spake unto me? And he said, oversight:
God be gracious unto thee, my son.. 13 Take also your brother, and arise, go
30 And Joseph made haste; for his again unto the man:
; I Ki.3.-26.
bowels did yearn j upon his brother: and 14 And God Almighty give you mercy
he sought where to weep; and he entered before k the man, that he may send away
into his chamber, and wept there. your other brother, and Benjamin. If 4 I be Ne 1.11. 31 And he washed his face, and went bereaved of my children, I am bereaved. * or, and I, out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on 15 And the men took that present, and
bread. they took double money in their hand, and i Est.4:15. 32 And they set on for him by himself, Benjamin; and rose up, and went down
and for them by themselves, and for the to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.
Egyptians which did eat with him by them16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin with
selves: because the Egyptians might not them, he said to the ruler m of his house, 5 kül a killing, cat bread with the Hebrews; for that is Bring these men hoine, and slay, and 7:16.34. n abomination unto the Egyptians. make ready; for these men shall dine 6
33 And they sat before him, the firstwith me at noon.
born according to his birth-right, and the 17 And the man did as Joseph bade;
youngest according to his youth: and the and the man brought the men into Joseph's
men marvelled one at another. house.
34 And he took and sent messes 18 And the men were afraid, because
them from before him: but Benjamin's they were brought into Joseph's house;
mess was five times so much as any of and they said, Because of the money that therapkan their’s. And they drank, and was returned in our sacks at the first time Pr.31.0.
ry P with him. are we brougt in, that he
his house, saying, Fill the men's 19 And they came near to the steward roll himself sacks will food, as much as they can carof Joseph's house, and they communed
ry, and put every man's money in his with him at the door of the house,
sack's mouth: 20 And said, ( sir, we came indeed
2 And put my cup, the silver cup, in down at the first time to buy food:
the sack's mouth of the youngest, and his 21 And it came to pass, when we came to came down. corn-money. And he did according to the inn, that we opened our sacks, and, be
the word that Joseph had spoken. hold, every inan's money was in the mouth
3 As soon as the morning was light, the of his sack, our money in full weight: and
men were sent away, they and their asses. we have brought it again in our hand.
4 And when they were gone out of the 22 And other money have we brought
city, and not yel far off, Joseph said unto down in our hands, to buy food: we can- s Ju.6.23. his steward, Up, follow after the ' men; not tell who put our money in our sacks.
and when thou dost overtake them, say 23 And he said, Peace be to you! fear
unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded not: your God, and the God of
evil * for good? er, hath given you treasure in your sacks:
5 Is not this it in which my lord drink11 I had your money. And he brought trial. eth, and whereby indeed he 12 divineth? Simeon out unto them.
Ye have done evil in so doing. 24 And the man brought the men into
6 And he overtook them, and he spake Joseph's house, and
watcr, 41 unto them these same words.
came to me.
u c. 18.4.
gave them a
2 Ki.8.13. b c.43.2.
s sons :
His policy to detain them.
GENESIS, XLV.. Joseph acknowledges his brethren. 7. And they said unto him, Wherefore B. C. 1705. up unto thy servant my father, we told saith my lord these words? God forbida
him the words of my lord. that thy servants should do according to
25 And our father said, Go again, and this thing.
buy us a little food. 8 Behold, the money which we found in c Lu.11.7. 26 And we said, We cannot go down: * our sacks' mouths we brought again unto
if our youngest brother be with us, then d thee out of the land of Canaan: how - c.13.22. will we go down: for we may not see the then should we steal out of thy lord's house
man's face, except our youngest brother silver or gold?
be with us. 9 With whomsoever of thy servants it
27 And thy servant my father said unto be found, both let him die, and we also c c.31.3.9. us, Ye know that my wife bare me two will be my lord's bondmen.
f c.30.23. 10 And he said, Now also let it be ac
28 And the one went out from me,
and cording unto your words: he with whom g c.37.33 I said, Surely he is & torn in pieces; and it is found shall be my servant; " and ye & Ex.22.3. I saw him not since: shall be blameless.
29 And if ye take this also from me, and 11 Then they speedily took down every
mischief befall him, ye shall bring down man his sack to the ground, and opened
my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave. every man his sack.
30 Now, therefore, when I come to thy 12 And he searched, and began at the
servant my father, and the lad be not with eldest, and left at the youngest: and the i ! Sa.15.. us; seeing that his life is · bound up in cup was found in Benjamin's sack.
the lad's life; 13 Then they rent their į clothes, and i c.37,29,34. 31 It shall come to pass, when he seeth laded every man his ass, and returned to
that the lad is not with us, that he will
die: and thy servants shall bring down 14 And Judah and his brethren came to
the gray hairs of thy servant our father Joseph's house; for he was yet there; and
with sorrow to the grave. they fell before him k on the ground.
32 For thy servant became surety' for 15 And Joseph said unto them, What
the lad unto my father, saying, If I bring deed is this that ye have done? Wot ye
him not unto thee, then I shall bear the
or, not, that such a man as I can certainly
blame to my father for ever. divine
33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy 16 And Judah said, What shall we say
servant abide instead of the lad, ma bondunto my lord? what shall n 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:
34 For how shall I go up to my father, behold, we are my lord's servants, both
and the lad be not with me? Jest peradand he also with whom the cup is found. p 2 Ch.34.28. venture I see the evil o that shall come 17 And he said, God forbid that I should find my
father. do' so: but the man in whose hand the 9
CHAP. XLV. cup is found, he shall be my servant; and
THE as for you, get ye up in peace unto your pr.17.15.
THEN Joseph could not refrain him
self before all them that stood by father.
him; and he cried, Cause every man to 18 Then Judah came near unto him, and
go out from me.
And there stood no man said, Oh, my lord, let thy servant, I pray - c.18.30,3). with him, while Joseph made himself thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and
3 gare forth
known unto his brethren. let not thine anger • burn against thy ser treeping. . 2 And he 3 wept aloud: ' and the Egypvant: for thou art even as Pharaoh.
tians and the house of Pharaoh heard. 19 My lord asked his servants, saying,
3 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I Have ye a father, or a brother?
am 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 or, terrified.
they were 4 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 his father + loveth him.
And he said, I am Joseph 21 And thou saidst unto thy servants, w c.37.28.
your brother, whom ye sold w into Bring him down unto me, * that I may set: 9.12.15,20. Egypt. mine eyes upon him.
5 Now therefore be not y grieved, nor 22 And we said unto my lord, The lad
angry with yourselves, that ye sold me cannot leave his father: for if he should
hither; for God did send me : before you, leave his father, his father would die.
Ps.105.16,17. to preserve life. 23 And thou saidst unto thy servants, la 6:47,8. 6. For these two years a hath the famine Except your youngest brother comes to put for been in the land; and yet there are five down with you, ye shall see my face no
years, in the which there shall neither be
earing nor harvest. 24 And it came to pass, when we came
45 7 And God sent me before you, o ta
his voice in
3 neither let
your cycs. z c.50.20.
a 1 Ch.11.14.
29.24. Ps. 126.1.
De 26.5. m Ac.7.14.
46.29. 6 c.15.16.
Joseph sendeth for his father. • GENESIS, XLVI.
Israel goeth into Egypt. preserve you a posterity in the earth, and B. C. 1705. See that ye fall not out by the way. to save your lives by a great « deliverance.
25 And they went up out of Egypt, and 8 So now it was not you that sent me
came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob hither, but b God: and he hath made me a o Jno.19.11
. their father, father o to Pharaoh, and lord of all his c c.41.43. 26 And told him, saying, Joseph is yet house, and a ruler throughout all the land
alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt.
of Egypt. And 'Jacob's heart fainted, for 9 Haste ye, and go up to my father, and a Job 9.16. he believed d them not. say unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph,
27 And they told him all the words of God hath made me lord of all Egypt: Lu.24.11,41. Joseph, which he had said unto them: and come down unto me, tarry not.
when he saw the waggons which Joseph 10 And thou shalt dwell in the land of
had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me,
their father revived: thou, and thy children, and thy children's
28 And Israel said, It is enough: Joseph children, and thy flocks, and thy herds,
my son is yet alive: I will go and see him and all that thou hast:
before I die. 11 And there will I nourish thee, (for yet
CHAP. XLVI. there are five years of famine,) lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast,
that he had, and came to & Beercome to poverty.
h c.31.42,53. sheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God 12 And, behold, your eyes see, i and the i 6.12.23 h of his father Isaac. eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my ; c.15.1. 2 And God spake unto Israel j in the mouth that speaketh unto you.
visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Ja13 And
ye shall tell my father of all my k 1 Sa.3. 1,10. cob. And he said, Here am I. glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have
3 And he said, I am God, the God of thy seen; and ye shall haste, and bring down 1 c.12.2. father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for my father hither.
I will there ! make of thee a great nation. 14 And he fell upon his brother Benja- * c.33.4. 4 I will go down with thee into Egypt; min's neck, " and wept; and Benjamin
and I will also surely bring thee up' again: wept upon his neck. 59,13,25. and Joseph shall put his hand P upon
thine 15 Moreover, he kissed all his brethren, pc.50.1. eyes. and wept upon them: and after that, his
5 And Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba: brethren talked with him.
and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their 16 And the fame thereof was heard in
father, and their little ones, and their Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's breth
wives, in the waggons which Pharaoh had
c.45.19,27. ren are come: And it ? pleased Pharaoh was good in sent ? to carry him.
the eyes of well, and his servants.
6 And they took their cattle, and their 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say
goods, which they had gotten in the land unto thy brethren, This do ye:
of Canaan, and came into Egypt, " Jacob, beasts, and go, get you unto the land of
and all his seed with him. Canaan;
7 His sons, and his sons' sons with him, 18 And take your father, and your house
his daughters, and his sons' daughters, holds, and come unto me: and I will give
and all his seed brought he with him into you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye
Egypt. shall eat “the fat of the land.
8 And these are the names of the children 19 Now thou art commanded, this do ye;
of Israel? which came into Egypt: Jacob take you waggons out of the land of Egypt Ex.1.1. and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's first-born. for your little ones, and for your wives,
9 And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and and bring your father, and come.
Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi. 20 Also : regard not your stuff: for the
10 And the sons of Simeon; 4 Jemuel, and good of all the land of Egypt is your's. 4 or, Nemuel. Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and 6 Zohar; 21 And the children of Israel did so: and
and Shaul, the son of a Canaanitish woman. Joseph gave them waggons, according to or, Gershom. 11 And the sons of Levi; ? Gershon, the commandment " of Pharaoh, and
Kohath, and Merari. gave them provision for the way.
12 And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, 22 To all of them he gave each man
and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zarah: but changes of raiment; but to Benjamin he v c.38.3,7,10. Er and Onan died v in the land of Canaan. gave three hundred pieces of silver, and
And the sons of Pharez were Hezron and five a changes of raiment.
Hamul. 23 And to his father he sent after this
13 And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and manner; ten asses 10 laden with the good or, Puan, Phuvah, 9 and Job, and Shimron. things of Egypt, and ten she-asses laden 10 carrying. 14 And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and with corn and bread and meat for his fa
Elon, and Jahleel. ther by the way
15 These be the sons of Leah, which she 24 So he sent his brethren away, and
bare unto Jacob in Padan-aram, with his they departed: and he said unto them, 46 daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons
47.6. Nu.18.29. De.32.14.
3 let not your