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be bound in the house of your prison : go ye, carry corn for the famine of your 20 houses : but bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be veri21 fied, and ye shall not die. And they did so. 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 22 upon us. 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 23 his blood is required. And they knew not that Joseph understood them;

for 24 " he spake unto them by an interpreter. 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 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 26 he unto them. 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 28 espied his money; for, behold, it was in his sack's mouth. And he said unto

his brethren, My money is restored ; and, lo, it is even in my sack : and their heart 2 failed them, and they were afraid, saying one to another, What is this that

God hath done unto us? 29 And they came unto Jacob their father unto the land of Canaan, and told him 30 all that befell unto them; saying, The man, who is the lord of the land, spake 31 3 roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country. And we said unto him, 32 We are true men; we are no spies : 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 34 famine of your households, and be gone : 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 35 deliver you your brother, and ye shall traffic in the land. 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 36 afraid. And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my chil

dren: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will také Benjamin away: all 37 these things are against me. 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 38 him to thee again. 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

the which ye go, then shall ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave. 43

And the famine was sore in the land. And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto 3 them, Go again, buy us a little food. And Judah spake unto him, saying, The

man did solemnly protest unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, except your 4 brother be with you. If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down 5 and buy thee food : but if thou wilt not send him, we will not go down : fof

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 7 ye had yet a brother? And they said, The man 5 asked us straitly of our state,

and of our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive ? have ye another brother?

and we told him according to the 6 tenour of these words : could we certainly 8 know that he would say, Bring your brother down? And Judah said unto

Israel his father, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go ; that we may 9 live, and not die, both we, and thou, and also our little ones. I will be surety

for him ; of my hand shalt thou require him: if I bring him not unto thee, and 10 set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever: for except we had 11 lingered, surely now we had returned 8 this second time. And their father Is.

rael 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 12 honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds : and take double money in your

hand; and the money that was brought again in the mouth of your sacks, carry 13 it again in your hand; peradventure it was an oversight : take also your brother, 1 Heb. an interpreter was be- 3 Heb. with us hard things. 6 Heb. mouth.

4 Heb. protesting protested. ? Heb.knowing could we know? 2 Heb. went forth.

5 Heb. asking asked us. 8 Or, twice by this.

Teen them.



14 and arise, go again unto the man: 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.

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 3 dine with 17 me at noon. And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men 18 into Joseph's house. And the men were afraid, because 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 4 seek occasion against 19 us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses. And they came

near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they communed with him at the door 20 of the house, and said, O sir, 5 we came indeed down at the first time to buy 21 food: 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 22 weight: and we have brought it again in our hand. And other money have

we brought down in our hands to buy food : we cannot tell who put our money 23 in our sacks. And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God

of your father, hath given you treasure in your sacks : 6 I had your money. And he brought Simeon out unto them.

And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them water, and 25 they washed their feet; and he gave their asses provender. And they made

ready the present against Joseph came at noon: for they heard that they should 86 eat bread there. 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 27 earth. And he asked them of their 7 welfare, and said, 8 Is your father well, the 28 old man of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive? And they answered, Thy servant

our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, 29 and made obeisance. 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 80 me? And he said, God be gracious unto thee, my son. And Joseph made haste;

for his bowels did yearn upon his brother : and he sought where to weep; and he 31 entered into his chamber, and wept there. And he washed his face, and went 92 out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on bread. And they set on for him by

himself, 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 He83 brews; for that is an abomination unto the Egyptians. And they sat before him,

the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: 34 and the men marvelled one at another. 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 I were merry with him. 44 And he commanded to 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 2 mouth. 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.

As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their 4 asses. 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, 5 say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good? Is not this it in which

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my lord drinketh, and whereby indeed he divineth ? ye have done evil in so doing: 6,7 And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these same words. And they said

unto him, Wherefore saith my lord these words ? God forbid that thy servants 8 should do according to this thing: behold, the money, which we found in our

sacks' mouths, we brought again unto thee out of the land of Canaan : how then 9 should we steal out of thy lord's house silver or gold? With whomsoever of thy

servants it be found, both let him die, and we also will be my lord's bondmen.


1 Or, and I, as I have bcen, &c. 6 Heb. your money came to 9 Heb. drank largely. 2 Heb. kill a killing.

10 Heb. him that was over his 8 Heb. eat. 7 Heb. peace.

house. A Heb. roll himself upon us.

8 Heb. 18 there peace to your 11 Or, makeik trial. 5 Heb. coming down we came

father? down.

10 And he said, Now also let it be according unto your words: he with whom it is 11 found shall be my servant; and ye shall be blameless. Then they speedily took 12 down every man his sack to the ground, and opened every man his sack. 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 14 city. And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house; for he was yet there: 15 and they fell before him on the ground. 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 ? 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 17 found. And he said, God forbid that I 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

unto your father. 18 Then Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh my lord, let thy servant, I pray

thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy 19 servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh. My lord asked his servants, saying, 20 Have ye a father, or a brother? 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 21 he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him. And thou saidst unto

thy servants, Bring him down unto me, that I may set mine eyes upon him. 22 And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father : for if he should 23 leave his father, his father would die. And thou saidst unto thy servants, Except 24 your youngest brother come down with you, ye shall see my face no more. And

it came to pass when we came up unto thy servant my father, we told him the 25 words of my lord. 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 27 be with us. And thy servant my father said unto us, Ye know that my wife bare 28 me two sons: and the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn in 29 pieces; and I saw him not since: and if ye take this also from me, and mischief 30 befall him, ye shall bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave. Now

therefore when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad be not with us, 82 (seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life,) it shall come to pass, when he

seeth that the lad is not with us, that he will die: and thy servants shall bring 32 down the gray hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow to the grave. For thy

servant became surety for the lad unto my father, saying, If I bring him not 83 unto thee, then I shall bear the blame to my father for ever. Now therefore, I

pray thee, let thy servant abide instead of the lad a bondman to my lord; and 34 let the lad go up with his brethren. For how shall I go up to my father, and the

lad be not with me? lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come on my

father. 45 Then 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 2 him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren. And he 3 wept aloud : 3 and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard. And Joseph said unto his

brethren, I'am Joseph ; doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not 4 answer him; for they were 4 troubled at his presence. And Joseph said unto his

brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, 1 5 am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.. Now therefore be not

grieved, 5 nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither : for God did send 6 me before you to preserve life. 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 7 harvest. And God sent me before you 6 to preserve you a posterity in the earth, 8 and to save your lives by a great deliverance. 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 o his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt. Haste ye, and go up to 10 of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not: and thou shalt dwell in the land

my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, God hath made me ford

6 Heb. to put for you a rem

! Or, make trial.
2 Heb. find my father.
3 Heb. gave forth his voice in


4 Or, terrified.
5 Heb. neither let there be an-

ger in your cycs.

of Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy il children's children, and thy flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou hast : and

there will I nourish thee; for yet there are five years of famine; lest thou, and 12 thy household, and all that thou hast, come to poverty. And, behold, your eyes

see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaketh unto 13 you. And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye 14 have seen ; and ye shall haste and bring down my father hither. And he fell

upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck. 15 Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them : and after that his

brethren talked with him. 16 And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren 17 are come: and it 'pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants. And Pharaoh said

unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This do ye; lade your beasts, and go, get 18 you unto the land of Canaan; 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 19 eat the fat of the land. Now thou art commanded, this do ye; take you wagons

out of the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your 20 father, and come. Also 2 regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of

Egypt is yours. 21 And the children of Israel did so : and Joseph gave them wagons, according 22 to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way. To

all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to Benjamin he gave 23 three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of raiment. And to his father

he sent after this manner; ten asses 4 laden with the good things of Egypt, and 24 ten she-asses laden with corn and bread and meat for his father by the way. So

he sent his brethren away, and they departed : and he said unto them, See that

ye fall not out by the way. 25 And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto 26 Jacob their father, 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 27 not. 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 28 Jacob their father revived : and Israel said, It is enough ; Joseph my son is yet

alive: I will go and see him before I die. 46

And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beer-sheba,

and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac. And God spake unto 2,8 Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here

am I. And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down into 4 Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation : I will go down with thee

into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again : and Joseph shall put his 5 hand upon thine eyes. 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 6 wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him. And they took their cattle, and

their goods, which they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, 7 Jacob, and all his seed with him: 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, 9 Jacob and his sons : Reuben, Jacob's firstborn. And the sons of Reuben; 10 Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi. And the sons of Simeon ;

Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and 7Jachin, and 8 Zohar, and Shaul the son 11 of a Canaanitish woman. And the sons of Levi; 'Gershon, Kohath, and 12 Merari. And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and

Zarah : but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez 13 were Hezron and Hamul. And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and 10 Phuvah, and 14 Job, and Shimron. 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. 1 Heb. was good in the eyes of 4 Heb. carrying

8 Or, Zerah, 1 Chron. iv. Pharaoh.

5 Heb. his.

24. 2 Heb. let not your cye spare.

6 Or, Nemuci.

9 Or, Gershom. 3 Heb. mouth.

7 Or, Jarib.

10 Or, Puah, and Jashub.

16 And the sons of Gad; 'Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and 2Ezbon, Eri, and 17 3 Arodi, and Areli. And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui,

and Beriah, and Serah their sister : and the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Mal18 chiel. These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter, 19 and these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls. The sons of Rachel Jacob's go wife; Joseph, and Benjamin. And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were

born Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath, the daughter of Poti-pherah 914 priest of On, bare unto him. And the sons of Benjamin were Belah, and

Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, 5 Ehi, and Rosh, 6 Muppim, and 22 7Huppim, and Ard. These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacod: 24 all the souls were fourteen. And the sons of Dan; 8Hushim. And the sons 95 of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem. These are the song

of Bilhah, which Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and she bare these unto Jacob : all the souls were seven.

All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his oloins, 27 besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls were threescore and six; 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. 28 AND he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen; 29 and they came into the land of Goshen. And Joseph made ready his chariot,

and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto 80 him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while. And Israel

said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou art 31 yet alive. And Joseph said unto his brethren, and unto his father's house, I

will go up, and show Pharaoh, and say unto him, My brethren, and my father's 32 house, which were in the land of Canaan, are come unto me; and the men are

shepherds, for 10 their trade hath been to feed cattle; and they have brought 33 their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have. And it shall come to pass, 34 when Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say, What is your occupation ? that ye

shall say, Thy servants' trade hath been about cattle from our youth even until now, both we, and also our fathers : that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen;

for every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians. 47

Then 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 2 of Canaan; and, behold, they are in the land of Goshen. And he took some 3 of his brethren, even five men, and presented them unto Pharaoh. And Pharaoh

said unto his brethren, What is your occupation? And they said unto Pharaoh, 4 Thy servants are shepherds, both we,and also our fathers. They said moreover

unto Pharaoh, For to sojourn in the land are we come.; for thy servants have

no pasture for their flocks; for the famine is sore in the land of Canaan : now 5 therefore, we pray thee, let thy servants dwell in the land of Goshen. And

Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father and thy brethren are come unto 6 thee: the land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the land make thy father

and brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let 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 8 Jacob blessed Pharaoh. And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, 11 How old art 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 days of the years of my life

been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers 10 in the days of their pilgrimage. 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 12 had commanded. And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all

his father's household, with bread, 12 13 according to their families. 13 And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very sore, so that I Numb. xxvi. 15, &c. Ze- 6 Numb. xxvi. 39, Shupham: 11 Heb. How many are the days phon.

1 Chron. vil. 12, Skuppim. of the years of thy life? 2 Or, Ozni.

7 Hupham, Numb. xxvi. 39. 12 Or, as a little child is nou3 Or, Arod.

8 Or, Shuham, Numb.xxy1.42. rished. A Or, prince. 9 Heb. thigh.

13 Heb. according to the little 5 Numb. xxvi. 38, Ahiram. 10 Heb. they are men of cattle.


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