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hath raaqo The forget all my toil, and all ray father's house.
52 And th* name of the second called he Ephraiia: for God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.
53 And the ieven yew's of plenteousncis, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended.
54 And the seven yeare os dearth began to come, according as Joitph had iaidi and the tlearth was in all lands; but in ail the laud of Egypt there was bread.
55 And when ijd the land of Egypt was familhed, the people cried tc Phawoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto sll the Egyptians,Go unto Joseph; what he faith to you, do.
56 And the famine was over all the fjee of the earth: And Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt.
57 And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so fore in all lands.
CHAP. XL.II. j Jacob sendeth his ten fins to buy corn in Egypt, si They arc imprisoned by Joseph for spies. 21 Thcir remorse.
NOW when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egvpt, Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?
2 And he laid, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: get you down thither, and buy tor us from thence; that we may live, and not die.
3 And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt.
+ButBeniamm,Joieph'6brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren; for he laid, test peradventure mischief befal him
5 And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came: for the fa Jtiine was in the land of Canaan.
6 *J And Joseph ivas the governor over the land, and he k was that sold to all the people of tire land: and Joseph'sbrethren esme, and bowed down themselves before him with their faces to the earth.
7 And Joseph law hisbrethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange linto them, and spake roughly unto them; and he said unto them, Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food.
8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.
9 And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said unto them, Ye are spies; to fee the naked»cl» of the land ye are come.
to And, they said \xa\o him, Nay, my
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lord, but to buy food are thy servants come.
11 We art all one man's sons; v»e are true men, thy servants are no spies.
12 And he laid unto them, Nay, but to lee the nakedness of the land ye arc come.
13 And they said, Thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man ir» the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is not.
14. And Joseph said unto them, That is it that 1 spake unto you, saying, Y-e arc spies:
15 Hereby ye sliall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brothercome hither,
16 Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye Diall be kept in, prison, that your words may be proved, whether there be any truth in you : or else by the life of Pharaoh sorely ye are spies.
17 And he put them all together into ward three days.
18 And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God:
19 If ye be true men, let or»e of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses:
20 But bring your youngest brother unto me; so ihall your words be verified, and ye (hall not die. And they did so.
21 «J 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 upon us.
12 And Reuben answered them, saving, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not I'm against the child; and ye would not he:irF therefore, behold, also his blood is required.
03 And they knew not that Joseph understood them\ for he ipake unto them by an interpreter.
»4 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.
2 j 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 he unto them.
26 And they laded their afles with the corn, and departed thence.
»7 And as one of them opened hit,
Uck to give his ais provender in the iaa, hetfpied his money; for, behold, it --arr ia his lack's mouth.
-i And he laid unto his brethren, My ■szaej is restored; and, lo, it is even in C7 lick: and their heart failed them, sad they were afraid, saying one to another, What it this that God hath done ■aio &*■
j» And they came unto Jacob their safe' octo the land of Canaan, and told ica ill that befel unto them; saying,
$o The man, ou/lc 1/ the lord os the bod, spike roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country.
31 And we said unto him, We are true set; we are no spies:
31 Vit.be twelve brethren, sons of our father: one it not, and the youngest is tfcii day with our father in the land of Canaan.
^■5 And theman. the lord of the country, fxxi onto us, Hereby (hall I know that ye are 3tk sen; leave one of your brethren here trith me, and take/W/erthe famine of j-oor houlholds, and be gone J
y. And bring your youngest brother fcntoiæ: then (hall I know that ye are no s^ies, but that ye are true men: so *i2 I deliver you your brother, and ye AaU tnfick. in the land.
J5 And it came to pass as they emptied tieir lacks, that, behold, every man's bandle of money ivas in his sack: and w'aai both they and their father saw the bundles of money, they were afraid.
34 And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon it not, anil ye will take Benjamin away: all these things are against me.
;7 Ar. J Reuben ijiake unto his father, Lying, Sl»y my two sons,_if I bring him ttot to thee -. deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to thee again.
■>?, And he slid, My son (hall not go down with vou; for his brother is dead, and he i: feft alone: if mischief befal him by the way in the which ye go, then stiali ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.
CHAP. XLIIT. 1 Jectb is hardlypersaa4edtosntdBen*am:n. 15 Joseph entertaineth his brethren, 31 a^d maktth them aj'eajf. AND the famine ivas fore in the land. 1 And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they hrMi brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Co -»;»ain, buy usalittle f>i>d. 3 And Judah ("pake unto him, fiying, Tiw nun did solemnly protest unto us,
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saying, Ye (hall not see my tee, except your brother be with you.
4- is thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee foot!:
5 But if thoirwilt not lend him, vre will not go down; for the man laid unto us, Ye (hall 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 ye had yet a brother I
7 And they laid, The man alked ns straitly of our state, and of our kindred, laying, // your father yet alive? have ye another brothers and we t<.ld him according to the tenor of thcle word*: could we certainly know that he would lay, Bring your brother down?
8 And Judah said unto Israel bis father, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go ( that we may-live, and not die, both we, ami thou, aiui also our little ones ■
9 1 will be surety for him; of my hand (halt thou require him: if I bring him, not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever:
10 For except we had lingered, turely now we had returned this second time.
11 And their father Ifrael said unto them, If it mitj) 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 honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds:
u And take double money in your hand: and the money that was brought again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your hand; peradventui c it •was an oversight:
13 Take alib your brother, and arise, go again unto the man:
14 And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may lend away your other brother and Beniamin. If I be bereaved of my children, lam bereaved.
15 And the men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and Beniamin; and role up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.
i< And when Joseph saw Benfamia with them, he said to the ruler of his house, Bring these men home, and stay, and make ready: for these men (hall din* with me at noon.
17 And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men into Jo« soph's house.
18 And the men were afraid, because tliev were brought into Joseph's house; and* they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the firft Joseph entirtaineih his brethren. GENESIS
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time are we brought in, that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses.
19 And they came near to the steward ct" Joseph's house, and they communed with him at the door of the house,
Io And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food:
21 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 weight: and we have brought it again in our hand.
22 And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food: we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks.
23 And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father, hath given you treasure in your lacks: I had your money. And he brought Simeon out unto them.
2+ And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them water, and they waJhed their feet: and he gave their afles provender.
i£ % And they made ready the present against Joseph came at noon: for they heard that they lhould eat bread there.
26 And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which -was in their Ijand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth.
27 And he asked them.of their welfare, and said, Is your father well, the old man, of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive?
28 And they answered, Thy servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive: ami they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance.
29 And helifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom ye spake unto me? And he said, God be gracious unto thee, my son.
30 And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yern upon his brother: and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there.
31 f And he warned his face, and went out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on bread.
32 And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians, which did cat with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that is an abomination unto the Egyptians.
33 And they fat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth; <nd the .men marvelled one at another.
34. And he took, and scut messes unto' them from before him: but Benjamin's . mess was five times so much as any of their's. And they drank, and were merry with him.
C H A P, XLIV.
AN D he commanded the steward of his house, saying, Fill the men's lacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man's money iit his lack's mouth.
2 And put my cup, the silver cup, im the sack's mouth of the youngest, and. his corn money: and he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken.
3 As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their asses.
4 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, lay unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good?
5 Is not this it in which my lord drinketh? and whereby indeed he divineth.' ye have done evil in so doing.
6 And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these same words.
7 And they laid unto him, Wherefore faith my lord these words? God forbid that thy servants sliould do according: to this thing:
8 Behold, the money which we found in our sacks' mouths, we brought again unto thee out of the land of Canaan: how then mould we steal out of thy. lord's house silver or gold?
9 With whomsoever of thy servants it be found, botli let him die, and we also* will be my lord's bondmen.
10 And he said, Now also let it be according unto your words: he with whom it is found shall be my servant; and ye mall be blameless.
11 Then they speedily took down every man his sack to the ground, andopened every man his sack.
12 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 city.
14. And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house; for he was yet there; and they fell before him on the ground.
j 5 And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that ye have done? wot yenot that such a man as I can certainly diviner
16 And Jadah laid, What (hall we say iatg my lard? what shall we speak? or ho* fiiall ire clear ourselves? God hath found out the iniquity of thy servants: belaid, we are my lord's servants, hoth ■ki, and kt also with whom the cup is fawd
17 And he said, God forbid that I bsuM do so: but the man in whose hand the cup is found, he (hall be my servant; anc i> for you, get you up in peace unto you father.
15 Then Judah came near unto him, and laid, Oh, my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak aword in my lord's ears, aud let not thine anger burn against thy servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh.
19 My lord asked his servants, saying, Hare ye a father, or a brother?
10 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 bro- . taer "b dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him.
11 And thou saidst unto tby servants, Bring him down unto me, that I may set mine eyes upon him.
•-1 And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father: for if he I Mould lave his father, his father would die.
:; Ar<d thou saidst unto thy servants, Except your youngest brother come down with you, ye shall fee my face no nsore.
14 And it came to pass, when we came up unto thy servant my father, we told bun the words of my lord.
35 And our father said, Go again, eoU buy us a little food.
16 .And we said, We cannot go down: if our youngest brother be with us, then will we go down: for we may not lee the man's face, except our youngest brother Be with us.
a7 And thy servant my father said onto us, Ye know that my wife bare me two font:
»? And the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn in pieces -, and I saw him not since r
29 And ifyetake this alsofromme, and mischief betal 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 j
31 It (hall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad ;'/ not with us, that he will die: and thy servants (hall bring down the gray hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow to the grave.
31 For tby servant became surety for • the lad unto my father, laying,If I bring him not unto thte, 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 bondman to my lord; and let the lad go up with his brethren.
3+ For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with me > lest peradventure I fee the evil that (hail come on my father.
CHAP. XLV. 1 Joseph maketh himself knotvn to his brethren. 9 He fendethfor his father, 15 who is revived at the neius.
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 him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren.
z And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh'heard.
3 And Joseph (aid unto his brethren, I am Joseph j doth my father yet live r 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 lie said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.
5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye fold 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/hall neither be earing nor harvest.
7 And God sent me before you, to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to (ave your lives by a great deliverance.
8 So now it mias not you that lent 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 f Haste ye, and go up to my father, and Iky unto him, Thus faith thy lbn Joseph, God hath made me lord ot" all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not:
10 And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goslien, and thou (halt be near unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy children's children, and thy flocks, ana thy herds, and all that thou hast:
11 And there will I nourish thee; for yet there are five years of famine; lest thou, and thy houlhold, and all that thou halt, come to poverty.
tz And, behold, your eyes see, and
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the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that soeaketh unto you.
13 And ye lhall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have seen: andye lhall halte, and bring down my father hither.
14 And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck.
15 Moreover he killed all his- brethren, and wept upon them: aud after that his brethren talked with him.
16 And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, faying, Joseph's brethren are come: aud it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.
:7 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 houlholds, and come unto me: and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of theland.
19 Now thou art commanded, this do ye; take you waggons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and come.
*o Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is your's.
21 And the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them waggons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.
22 To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment: but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of raiment.
23 And to his father he sent after this manner j ten afles lad'-n with the good things of Egyut, and ten she asses laden with corn and bread and meat for his father by the way.
24. So he sent his brethren awav, and they departed: and he said unro'rhem, See that ye fall not out by the wav.
2 <; qj And they went up our of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their father,
2s. And told him, saying, Joseph is yet aiive, and he- is governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not.
27 And they toM him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto them: and when he saw the wap-gons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit os Jacob their father revived:
28 A»d Israel said, ft it enough; Jos-vn my son is yet alive: I will go and 1* him'before I die.
Jacob goetk into Egypt-.
C H A P. XLVI.
1 Jacob is comforted by Codas Betr-fhrbas 5 He goetk into Egypt. 8 The number of his family. 28 Joseph mceteth him.
AND Israel took his journey, with all that he had, and came to Beer-she ba, 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: 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; 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 hanct upon thine eyes.
5 qj And Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba: and the sons of Israel carried Jacobr their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the waggons 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 brought he with him into Egypt.
8 qf Andthese are the iumes of the" children of Israel which came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben Jacob's firstborn.
9 And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.
10 And the sous of Simeon; Jennies and Jamin, and Ofiad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitifh woman.
11 And the sons of Levi; Gerlhon, Kohath, and Merari.
12 And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Phare*, and Zarah: but Er and Or.an died in the land of Canaan. And she sons of Pharez were Hezron and Hamol.
13 And the ions of Ilfachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.
i+ And the sons of Zcbulunj Seied, and Flon, and Jnhlecl.
t$ Theses'/- the sons of Leah, which (lie bare nnto.lacob inPadan-aram, withhis daughter Dinah : all the souls of his Ions aud his daughter* were thirty and three.
r6 And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Ilaggai, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and A'eli.
17 And the sons of Astier; Jimnah, and Ifhuah, and Ilui, andBeriah; and