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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 youngest brother be with us. 27 And thy servant my father said unto us, Ye know that my wife bare me two sons: 29 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 srom me, and mischief befall him, ye shall bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave. 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;) e 31 It shall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not with us, that he will die: and thy serwants shall bring down the gray hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow to the grave. 32 Forthy 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 bond-man 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 with me? lest peradventure I see the evil that shall * on my father.
CHAP. XLV. o To Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me: and there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren. 2 And he wept aloud; and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard. s 3 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet live : And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence. 4 And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you : and they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt. c 5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life. 6 For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest. t 7 And God sent me before you, to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance. 8 So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt. 9 Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt; come down unto me, tarry not: g 10 And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy children's children, and thy flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou hast: 11 And there will I nourish thee, (for yet *: are five years 1.
of famine;), lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast come to poverty. . 12 And behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaketh unto you. 13 And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have seen; and ye shall haste, and bring down my father hither. s 14 And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck. s 15 Moreover, he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his brethren talked with him. 16 || And the same thereof was eard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren are come : and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants. g 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This do ye; lade your beasts, and go, get you unto the land 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 sat of the land. 19 Now thou art commanded, this do ão take you wagons 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: §: the good of all the land of ogypt is vours. ## Aft the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way. 22 To all of them he gave each man changes of railment: but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of raiment. d 23 And to his father he sent as
ter 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. p 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 T And they went up out of 'gypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their father, s 26 And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not. 27 And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto them: and when he saw the wagons which Joseph 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 see him before I die, CHAP. XLVI. g A 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. v 2 And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob! and he said, Here am I. b 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: r 4 I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bri thee up again: and Joseph s put his hand upon thine eyes. f 5 And Jacob rose up from Beersheba: and the sons of Israel car|rica Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him. g 6 And they took their cattle, and their goods which they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came
into o Jacob, and all his seed 7. His sons, and his sons" sons with him, his daughters, and his sons' daughters, and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt. 8. And these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: euben. Jacob's first-born.
10-7 and the sons of Simeon; uel, and Jamia, and Ohal, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaauitish o 11 And the so Levi:
15. These be the sons of o which she hare unto Jacobin Padan-aram, with his daughter Dio all the souls of his sons and
is daughters were thirty and three-on fig o'And the sons of Gad, zi.
hion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ez[. Eri, and Arodi, and Areli. of 17 W. 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. f 19. The sons of Rachel, Jacob's wife; Joseph, and Benjamin. fo And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath the
daughter of Poti-pherahopriest of onfare untônio f 21 And the sons of Benjamin were Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppm. and Ard. --22. These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob; all the souls were fourteen. f 23* and the sons of Dan; Hushim. |-f 24 And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Gumi, and Jezer, and Shillem. 25. These are the sons of Bilhah, which Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and she bare these unto Jacob: all the souls were seven." fo All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins, besides Jacob's sons'
... wives, all the souls were threescore that ye may dwell in the land of |g
and six; f27 And the sons of Joseph which were born him in Egypt, were two souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt, were threescore and ten. g 28's And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen. s. 29. And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father to Goshen; and presented himself unto him: and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while. 30 And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou art yet | alive. |f 31 And Joseph said unto his brethren, and unto his father's house, I will go up, and shew Pharaoh, and say unto him, My brethren, and my father's house, which were in the land of Canaan, are come unto me-32 And the men are shepherds, for their trade bath been to feed cattle; and * have brought 3.
their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have. k 33 And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say, What is your occupation ? 34 That ye shall say, Thy servants' trade hath been about cattle from our youth even until now, both we, and also our fathers:
Goshen; for every she pherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians. CHAP. XLVII. HEN Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and my brethren, and their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have, are come out of the land of Canaan; and behold, they are in the land of Goshen. ..f 2 And he took some of his brethren, even five men, and presented them unto Pharaoh. 3 And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What is your occupation ? And they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we, and also our fathers. 4 They said moreover unto haraoh, For to sojourn in the land are we come: for thy servants have no pasture for their slocks, for the famine is sore in the land of Canaam : now therefore, we y thee, let thy servants dwell in the land of Goshen. 5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father and thy brethren are come unto thee :
The days of the years of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty years: sew and evil have the days of the 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 pilgrimage. b 10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh. 11 " And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, 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 And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father's household, with bread according to their families. ra g 13 " And there was no bread in all the land ; for the famine teas very sore, so that the land of Egypt, and all the land of Canaan, fainted by reason of the famine. * f 14 And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which they bought: and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house. . 15 And when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us bread: for why should we die in thy presence 2 for the money faileth. o 16 And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for thath our herds of cattle: there is octaught left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies and our lands: 19. Wherefore shall we die be
6 The land of Egypt is before your cattle, is money fail.
thee; in the best of the land make f 17 And they brought their catthy father and brethren to dwell; the unto Joseph : and Joseph gave in the land of Goshen let them them bread in erchange for horses, dwell; and if thou knowest any and for the flocks, and for the catmen of activity among them, then tle of the herds, and for the asses; make them rulers over my cattle. and he fed them with bread, for all f 7 And Joseph brought in Jacob their cattle, for that year. his father, and set him before Pha- 18 When that year was ended, raoh : and Jacob blessed Pharaoh. they came unto him the secon 8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, year, and said unto him, We will How old art thou ? |not hide it from my lord, how that t 9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, 'our money is *:: my lord also fore thine eyes, both we and our
Hand 2 buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, that the land be not desolate. f 20 And Joseph bought all the and of Egypt for Pharaoh: for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the samine prevailed over them: so the land became Pharaoh's. ... 21 And as for the people, he removed them to cities from one end of the borders of Egypt even to the other end thereof. d 22 Ouly the land of the priests bought he not ; for the priests had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them; wheresore they sold not their lands. k 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 part unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for your food, and for them of your households, and sor food for vour little ones. 25 Aud they said, Thou hast saved our lives: let us find grace in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants. 26 And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day, that Pnaraoh should have the fifth part; except the land of the riests only, which became not haraoh's. 27 W. And Israel dwelt in the fo of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and # had possessions 2
therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly. f 28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years; so the whole age of Jacob was a hundred forty and seven years. 23 And the time drew nigh that Israel must die; and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt: d 30 But I will o with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, 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. ND it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, Behold, thy father is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. 2 T And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed. e 3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me, f 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 this land to thy seed after thee, for an everlasting possession. r 5 W. And now, thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee 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 *. shall be o