Sidor som bilder

all my people be ruled: only in the all my toil, and all my father's throne will I be greater than thou. house. 8 41 And Pharaoh said unto Jo- c 52 And the name of the second seph, See, I have set thee over all called he Ephraim: For God hath the land of Egypt.

caused me to be fruitful in the land 42 And Pharaoh took off his of my affliction. ring from his hand, and put it up 53 | And the seven years of on Joseph's hand, and arrayed him plenteousness that was in the land in vestures of fine linen, and put a of Egypl, were ended. gold chain about his neck; a 54 And the seven years of dearth

43 And he made him to ride in began to come, according as Jothe second chariot which he had: seph had said : and the dearth was and they cried before him, Bow in all lands; but in all the land of the knee : and he made him ruler Egypt there was bread. over all the land of Egypt. S 55 And when all the land of

44 And Pharaoh said unto Jo- Egypt was famished, the people seph, I am Pharaoh, and without cried to Pharaoh for bread: and thee shall no man lift up his hand Pharaoh said unto all the Egyp. or foot in all the land of Egypt. tians, Go unto Joseph ; what he

45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's saith to you, do. name Zaphnath-paaneah; and he 56 And the famipe was over all gave him to wife Asenath the the face of the earth: and Joseph daughter of Poti-pherah priest of opened all the store-houses, and On: and Joseph went out over all sold unto the Egyptians; and the the land of Egypt.

famine waxed sore in the land of b 46 1 And Joseph was thirty Egypt. years old when he stood before 57 And all countries came into Pharaoh king of Egypt: and Jo- Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; seph went out from the presence because that the famine was so of Pharaoh, and went throughout sore in all lands. all the land of Egypt.

CHAP. XLII. a 47 And in the seven plenteous g TOW when Jacob saw that years the earth brought forth by there was corn in Egypt, handfuls.

Jacob said unto his sons, Why do f 48 And he gathered up all the ye look one upon another? food of the seven years which 2 And he said, Behold, I have were in the land of Egypt, and heard that there is corn in Egypt; laid up the food in the cities: the get you down thither, and buy for food of the field which was round us from thence; that we may live, about every city, laid be up in the and not die.

3 And Joseph's ten brethren 49 And Joseph gathered corn went down to buy corn in Egypt. as the sand of the sea, very much, 4 But Benjamin, Joseph's bro. until he left numbering; for it was ther, Jacob sent not with his brewithout number.

lhren: for he said, Lest peradvenf 50 And unto Joseph were born ture mischief befall him. two sons before the years of fa 5 And the sons of Israel came mine came: which A senath the to buy carn among those that came: daughter of Poti-pherah priest of for the famine was in the land of On bare unto him.

Canaan. c 51 And Joseph called the name a 6 And Joseph was the governor of the first-born Manasseh ; For over the land, and he it was that God, said he, hath made me forget sold to all the people of the land :

[ocr errors]


are come.

and Joseph's brethren came, and house pf your prison: go ye, carbowed down themselves before ry cok for the famine of your him with their faces to the earth. houses:

7 And Joseph saw his brethren, 20 But bring your youngest and he knew them, but made him- brother unto me; so shall your self strange unto them, and spake words be verified, and ye shall not roughly unto them; and he said die. And they did so. unto them, Whence come ye? $ 21 | And they said one to ano. And they said, From the land of ther, We are verily guilty conCanaan to buy food.

cerning our brother, in that we 8 And Joseph knew his bre- saw the anguish of his soul, when thren, but they knew not him. he besought us, and we would not

9 And Joseph remembered the hear; therefore is this distress dreams which he dreamed of them, come upon us. and said unto them, Ye are spies; 22 And Reuben answered them, to see the nakedness of the land ye saying, Spake I not unto you, say

ing, Do not sin against the child; 10 And they said unto him, and ye would not hear? therefore Nay, my lord, but to buy food are behold also his blood is required. thy servants come.

23 And they knew not that Jo11 We are all one man's sons; seph understood them ; for he we are true men: thy servants are spake unto them by an interpreter. no spies.

24 And he turned himself about 21 And he said unto them, Nay, from them, and wept; and returnbut to see the nakedness of the ed to them again, and communed land ye are come.

with them, and took from them Si13 And they said, Thy servants meon, and bound bim before their 'are twelve brethren, the sons of eyes. one man in the land of Canaan: f 25 Then Joseph commanded and behold, the youngest is this io fill their sacks with corp, and to day with our father, and one is restore every man's money into not.

his sack, and to give them provi14 And Joseph said unto them, sion for the way: and thus did he That is it that I spake unto you, unto them. saying, Ye are spies:

26 And they laded their asses u 15 Hereby ye shall be proved : with the corn, and departed By the life of Pharaoh ye shall thence. not go forth bence, except your 27 And as one of them opened youngest brother come hither. his sack to give his ass provender ů 16 Send one of you, and let him in the inn, he espied his money: fetch your brother, and ye shall for behold, it was in his sack's be kept in prison, that your words mouth. may be proved, whether there be 28 And he said unto his breany truth in you: or else, by the thren, My money is restored ; and life of Pharaoh, surely ye are lo, it is even in my sack: and spies.

their heart failed them, and they 17 And he put them altogether were afraid, saying one to another, into ward three days.

What is this that God hath done c 18 And Joseph said unto them unto us? the third day, This do, and live; f 29 1 And they came unto Jafor I fear God:

cob 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,

30 The man who is the lord of their father said unto them, Go the land, spake roughly to us, and again, buy us a little food. took us for spies of the coun 3 And Judah spake unto him, try.

saying, The man did solemnly 31 And we said unto him, We protest unto us, saying, Ye shall are true men; we are no spies: not see my face, except your bro

32 We be twelve brethren, sons ther be with you. of our father : one is nol, and the 4 If thou wilt send our brother youngest is this day with our fa- with us, we will go down and buy ther in the land of Canaan. thee food :

33 And the man, the lord of the 5 But if thou wilt not send him country, said unto us, Hereby we will not go down: for the man shall I know that ye are true men: said unto us, Ye shall not see leave one of your brethren here my face, except your brother be with me, and take food for the fa- with you. mine of your households, and be 6 And Israel said, Wherefore gone:

dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the 34 And bring your youngest man whether ye had yet a brother? brother unto me then shali 1 7 And they said, The man ask. know that ye are no spies, but that ed us straitly of our state, and of ye are true men: so will I deliver our kindred, saying, Is your fayou your brother, and ye shall ther yet alive? bave ye another traffic in the land.

brother? and we told him accordf 35 ( And it came to pass as ing to the tenor of these words: they emptied their sacks, that be- Could we certainly know that he hold, every man's bundle of money would say, Bring your brotber was in his sack; and when both down? they and their father saw the bun-e 8 And Judah said unto Israel dles of money, they were afraid. his father, Send the lad with me,

36 And Jacob their father said and we will arise and go; that we unto them, Me have ye bereaved may live, and not die, both we, of my children: Joseph is not, and and thou, and also our little ones. Simeon is not, and ye will take 9 I will be surety for him; of Benjamin away: all these things my hand shalt thou require him : are against me.

if I bring him not unto thee, and p 37 And Reuben spake unto his set him before thee, then let me father, saying, Slay my two sons, bear the blame for ever : if I bring him not to thee: deliver 10 For except we had lingered, him into my hand, and I will bring surely now we had returned this him to thee again.

second time. u 38 And he said, My son shall k 11 And their father Israel said not go down with you; for his bro- unto them, If it must be so now, do ther is dead, and he is left alone: this; take of the best fruits in the if mischief befall him by the way land in your vessels, and carry in which ye go, then shall ye bring down the man a present, a little down my gray hairs with sorrow balm, and a little honey, spices, to the grave.

and myrrh, nuts, and almonds : CHAP. XLIII.

12 And take double money in f

the land. 2 And it came to pass, when your sacks, carry it again in your they had eaten up the corn which hand; peradventure it was an overthey had brought out of Egypt, I sight:

A behar damine was sore in was brought again

in the mouth of

13. Take also your brother, and money. And he brought Simeon arise, go again unto the mans out unto them. e 14 And God Almighty give you 24 And the man brought the mercy before the man, that he may men into Joseph's house, and gave send away your other brother, and them water, and they washed their Benjamin: II be bereaved of my feet; and he gave their asses prochildren, I am bereaved.

vender. f 15 | And the men took that 25 And they made ready the present, and they took double present against Joseph came at money in their hand, and Ben-noon: for they heard that they jamin ; and rose up, and went should eat bread there. down to Egypt, and stood before f 26 1 And when Joseph came Joseph.

home, they brought him the pre16 And when Joseph saw Ben- sent which was in their hand into jamin with them, he said to the the house, and bowed themselves ruler of his house, Bring these men to him to the earth. home, and slay, and make ready : s 27 And he asked them of their for these men shall dine with me at welfare, and said, Is your father noon.

well, the old man of whom ye 17 And the man did as Joseph spake? Is he yet alive? bade:

: and the man brought the 28 And they answered, Thy men into Joseph's house.

servant our father is in good f 18 And the men were afraid, health, he is yet alive: and they because they were brought into bowed down their heads, and made Joseph's house ; and they said, obeisance. Because of the money that was c 29 And he lifted up his eyes, returned in our sacks at the first and saw his brother Benjamin, his time, are we brought in ; that he mother's son, and said, Is this may seek occasion against us, and your younger brother, of whom fall upon us, and take us for bond- ye spake unto me? And he said, men, and our asses.

God be gracious unto thee, my 19 And they came near to the son. steward of Joseph's house, and s 30 And Joseph made haste; for they communed with him at the his bowels did yearn upon his bro• door of the house,

ther: and he sought where to weep; 20 And said, O sir, we came and he entered into his chamber, indeed down at the first time to and wept there. buy food :

31 And he washed his face, and 21 And it came to pass, when went out, and refrained himself, we came to the inn, that we open- and said, Set on bread. ed our sacks, and bebold, everyl S 32 And they set on for him by man's money was in the mouth of himself, and for them by themhis sack, our money in full weight: selves, and for the Egyptians and we bave brought it again in which did eat with him, by themour hand.

selves : because the Egyptians 22 And other money have we might not eat bread with the Hebrought down in our hands to buy brews; for that is an abomination food : we cannot tell who put our unto the Egyptians. money in our sacks.

o 33 And they sat before him, the c 23 And he said, Peace be to you, first-born according to his birthfear not: your God, and the God right, and the youngest according of your father, hath given you to his youth : and the men martreasure in your sacks: I had your velled one at another.

34 And he took and sent messes 11 Then they speedily took unto them from before him: but down every man his sack to the Benjamin's mess was five times so ground, and opened every man his much as any of theirs. And they sack. drank, and were merry with him. 12 And he searched, and began CHAP. XLIV.

at the eldest, and left at the young

A was found in Ben

ard of his house, saying, jamin's sack. Fill the men's sacks with food, as 13 Then they rent their clothes, much as they can carry, ana put and laded every man his ass, and every man's money in his sack's returned to the city. mouth.

a 14 [ And Judah and his bre2 And put my cup, the silver thren came to Joseph's house, (for cup, in the sack's mouth of the he was yet there :) and they fell youngest, and his corn-money: before him on the ground. and he did according to the word 15 And Joseph said unto them, that Joseph had spoken.

What deed is this that ye have 3 As soon as the morning was done? wot ye not that such a man light, the men were sent away, as I can certainly divine? they, and their asses.

k 16 And Judah said, What shall 4 And when they were gone we say unto my lord? what shall out of the city, and not yet far off, we speak? or how shall we clear Joseph said unto his steward, Up, ourselves? God hath found out the follow after the men's and when iniquity of thy servants: behold thou dost overtake them, say unto we are iny lord's servants, both we, them, Wherefore have ye reward- and he also with whom the cup is ed evil for good ?

found. 5 Is not this it in which my 17 And he said, God forbid that lord drinketh, and whereby indeed I should do so: but the man in he divineth? ye have done evil in whose hand the cup is found, he so doing

shall be my servant; and as for f6 1 And he overtook them, and you, get you up in peace unto he spake unto them these same your father. words.

Ć 18 | Then Judah came near .-7. And they said unto him, unto him, and said, O my lord, let Wherefore saith my lord these thy servant, I pray thee, speak a words ? God forbid that thy ser- word in my lord's ears, and let not vants should do according to this thine anger burn against thy serthing:

vant: for thou art even as Pha§ 8 Behold, the money which we rach. found in our sacks' mouths, we 19 My lord asked his servants, brought again unto thee out of the saying, Have ye a father, or a broland of Canaan : how then should ther? we steal out of thy lord's house ! 20 And we said unto my lord, silver or gold?

We have a father, an old man, and 9 With whomsoever of thy ser. a child of his old age, a little one: vants it be found, both let him die, and his brother is dead, and he and we also will be my lord's alone is left of his mother, and his bond-men.

father loveth him. 10 And he said, Now also let it 21 And thou saidst unto thy ser. be according unto your words: he vants, Bring him down unto me, with whom it is found shall be my that I may set mine eyes upon servant; and ye shall be blameless. him.

« FöregåendeFortsätt »