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Joseph sends for hisfather.
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. 7 #. God sent me before you, to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance. 8 §. 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: 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, so yet there are five years 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. 14 And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck. i5 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 are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants. 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 o: o . f #. I will give ou the good of the land o t, and ye 3. of the fit of the land. gyp 19 Now thou art o . o re; take you wagons out of the land o ! §: .*.*. ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and come. 20 Also ...} not F. 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 to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them loovision for the way. 22 'To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment: but to Benjamin he
Jacob goes into Egypt. ** gave three hundred pieces of silver, and * five changes of raiment. 23 And to his father he sent after this manner; ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt, and ten she-asses ladel, ** with corn and bread and meat for his father by the way. 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 || And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their father, --26 And told him, saying, Joseph is yet ... alive, and he is governor over all the land of o t. And Jacob's heart faint- > ed, for he ová them not. to 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. A. Israel took his journey with all TV that he had, and came to Beer-sheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac. • * 2 And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob 1 and he said, Here am I. 3 And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down into Egypt; 'o for I will there make of thee a great nation: 4 I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again : and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes. 3. 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 wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him. 6 And they took their cattle, and their goods which they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with him: 7 His sons, and his sons' sons with him. his daughters, and his sons' daughters, and all his seed broughthe with him into Egypt. . . 8 || And these are the names of the chil- 4 dren of Israel, which came into E pt; Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn. 9 And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi. 10 || And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, ani Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish Wonnan. 11 | And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. 12 *| And the sons of Judah; Er, and
son, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Za-swere in the land of Canaan, are come unto nh: but Er and Onan died in the land of me : Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were 32 And the men are shepherds, for their
Herron, and Hamul.
trade hath been to feed cattle; and they
13" And the sons of Issachar; Tola, have brought their flocks, and their herds,
and all that they have.
|Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say,
15 These be the sons of Leah, which What is o occupation ? .
the bare unto Jacob in Padan-aram, with
34 That ye shall say, Thy servants'
his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his trade hath been about cattle from our youth
ojo. 16" And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli. 17*. And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Seon their sister. And the sons of Beriah ; Heber, and Malchiel. 18 These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Labangave to Leah his daughter: and these the bare unto Jacob. even sixteen souls. 19 The sons of Rachel, Jacob's wife; Joseph, and Benjamin. 30 And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born |. and Ephraim, which Aonath the daughter of Poti-pherah priest t;0n bare unto him. 31 And the sons of floo. o'ere Relah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard. 32These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob ; all the souls were ofteen. 23". And the sons of Dan; Hushim. 24 And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem. 25 These are the sons of Bilhah, which Loban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and $e bare these unto Jacob: all the souls stre oven. & All the souls that came with Jacob to Egypt, which came out of his loins, 'esides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls otre threescore and six; 27, And the sons of Joseph which were on him in Egypt, were two souls: all the *'s of the house of Jacob, which came into t, were threescore and ten. 38" And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen. :9 And Joseph made ready his chariot, ind went up to meet Israel his father to Goshen; and presented himself unto him: irihe fell on his neck, and wept on his ork a good while. 30 And Israel said unto Joseph, Now *me die, since I have seen thy face, betoe thou art yet alive. 31 And Joseph said unto his brethren, and unto his father's house, I will go up, odihew Pharaoh, and say unto him, }. *thren, and my father's house, whic
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. 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. 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 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 therefore, we pray 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: 6 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 Jacob blessed Pharaoh. 8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old art thou? 9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are a 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 in the days of their pilgrimage. 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
Joseph's dealing in the famine. household, with bread according to their families. 13 T And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very sore, so that the land of Egypt, and all the land of Canaan, fainted by reason of the famine. 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 o 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. 16 And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if mo
ney tall. # And o brought their cattle unto Joseph: and Joseph gave them, bread in exchange for horses, and for the flocks, and for the cattle of the herds, and for the asses; and he fed them with bread, for all their cattle, for that year. 18 When that year was ended, they came unto him the second year, and said unto him, We will not hide it from my lord, how that our money is spent; my lord also hath our herds of cattle: there is not aught left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies and our lands: 19 Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we and our land? 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. 20 And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine revailed over them : so the land became haraoh'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. 22 Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh, and did eat their ortion which Pharaoh gave them; whereore they sold not their lands. 23 #. Joseph said unto the o Behold, I have bought you this day and your land for Pharaoh: Io, here is seed for you, and ye shall sow the land. 24 And it shall come to pass in the increase, that yeshall 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 for food for your little ones. 25 And 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 Pharaoh should have the fifth part; except the land of o priests only, which became not Pharaoh’s.
and truly with me
He visits his sick father.
and under my thigh, and deal kindly ; bury me not, I pray
thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bu
the same is Bethlehem.
. Jacob Blesses Joseph's sons: CHAP.
ought them near unto him; and he kissedthem, and embraced them. 11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had of thought to see thy face: and lo, God oth shewed me also thy seed. 12 And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth. 13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, ind Manasseh in his left hand toward Isnel's right hand, and brought them near into him. * 14 And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand ipon Manasseh’s head, guiding his hands sittingly; for Manasseh was the first-born. 15 T And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me is my life long unto this day, 16. The Angel which redeemed me from is evil, bless the ; and let my name je named on the mond the name of my #hers Abraham and Hsaac : and let them . into a multitude in the midst of the earth. 17 And when Joseph saw that his fa†er laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held 5 his father's hand, to remove, it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head. 18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not *, my father: for this is the first-born; out thy right hand upon his head. 13 And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall Secome a people, and he also shall be treat: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall betoe a multitude of nations. 20 And he blessed them that day, sayag. In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Mamasseh : ind he set Ephraim before Manasseh. 21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, !die; but God shall be with you, and bring ouagain unto the land of your fathers. 22 Moreover I have given to thee one fortion above thy brethren, which I took of of the hand of the Amorite with my ord and with my bow. CHAP. XLIX. AND Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that may tell you that which shall befall you affe last days. - Gather yourselves together, and hear, *sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel war father. | 3 || Reuben, thou art my first-born, my | oit, and the beginning of my strength, * excellency of dignity, and the excel
XLIX. He blesses his own sons.
4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch. 5 | Simeon and Levi are brethren: instruments of cruelty are in their habitations. 6 O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united for in their anger they slew a man, and in their self-will they digged down a wall. 7. Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce: and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel. 8 || Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise; thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies: thy father's children shall bow down before thee. 9 Judah is a lion’s whelp; from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion: who shall rouse him up 2 10. The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come: and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. 11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass's, colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes: 12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk. 13 T Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for a haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon. 14 || Issachar is a strong ass, couching down between two burdens: 15 And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute. 16 T Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. 17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horseheels, so that his ridershall fall backward. 18. I have waited for thy salvation, O LoRd. 19 || Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last. 20 TI Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties. 21 || Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words. 22 || Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well, whose branches run over the wall: 23. The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him :
the arms of his hands were made strong by
the hands of the o God of Jacob: Q
24 But his bow abode in strength, and The mourning for Jacob. so thence is the Shepherd, the Stone of
s father, who
25 shall help thee, and by the shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the - womb : f 26 The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills; they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren. 27 | Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf; in the o: he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil. 28 Ts All these are the twelve tribes of Israel; and this is it that their father spake unto them, and blessed them: every one according to his blessing he blessed them. 29 And he charged them, and said unto them, I am to be gathered unto my people: bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite 30 in the cave' that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a burying-place. 31 (There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried lo, 32 The purchase of the field and of the cave that is therein was from the children of Heth. 33 And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was Fo Holo his people.
A. Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him. 2 And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel. 3 And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten days. 4 And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spake unto the house of Pharaoh saying, If now I have found grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying, 5 My father made me swear saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I have digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let me go o; I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come again. 6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father,according ashemade theeswear.
Joseph comforts his brethren.
father: and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt, 8 And all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father's house: , only their little onés, and their flocks, and their or herds, they left in the land of Goshen. 9 And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a very great company. 10 And they came to the threshing-floor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very . sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father seven days. 11 And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous mourning to the Egyptians : wherefore the name of it was called Abelmizraim, which is beyond Jordan. 12 And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them : 13 Forhissons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field for a possession of a burying- || place of Ephron the Hittite, before Mâmre 'o 14 T And Joseph returned into Egypt, he and his brethren, and all that went up, with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father. 15 T And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Jo- 'o seph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him. 16 And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying, 17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forf: I pray thee now, the trespass of thy rethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him. 18 And his brethren also went and fell down before his face : and they said, Behold, we be thy servants. 19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not : for am I in the place of God? 20 But as for you,ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. 21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And |. comforted them, and spake kindly unto them. 22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house: and Joseph livedi a hundred and ten years. 23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's chil–
dren of the third generation: the childrera