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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. CHAP. XLIV.

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ard 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 mouth.

2 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.

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, say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good?

5 Is not this is in which my lord drinketh, and whereby indeed he divineth? ye have done evil in so doing.

f 6 And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these same words.

.7 And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord these words? God forbid that thy servants should do according to this thing:

g 8 Behold, the money which we found in our sacks' mouths, we brought again unto thee out of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal out of thy lord's house! silver or gold?

9 With whomsoever of thy servants it be found, both let him die, and we also will be my lord's bond-men.

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 shall be blameless.

12 And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.

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13 Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man his ass, and returned to the city

a 14 T And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house, (for he was yet there:) and they fell before him on the ground.

15 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? k 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 found.

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17 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.

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e 18 T Then Judah came near unto him, and said, O my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh.

19 My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a brother?

20 And we said unto my lord, We nave a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one: and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him.

21 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: s

for if he should leave his father, Ti 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:

28 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 from 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 servants shall bring down the gray hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow to the grave.

32 For thy 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 come on my father.


HEN 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


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 there are five years

of famine; lest thou, and thy ter this manner; ten asses laden household, and all that thou hast with the good things of Egypt, and come to poverty. ten she-asses laden with corn and bread and meat for his father by the way.

12 And behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaketh unto you.

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.

13 And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have seen: and ye shall g 25 T And they went up out of haste, and bring down my father Egypt, and came into the land of hither. Canaan unto Jacob their father, 14 And he fell upon his brothers 26 And told him, saying, JoBenjamin'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.

f 16 And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren are come and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his


seph 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: g 17 And Pharaoh said unto Jo-Joseph my son is yet alive: I will seph, Say unto thy brethren, This go and see him before I die,

do ye; lade your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Ca-g



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18 And take your father, and came to Beer-sheba, and offered your households, and come unto sacrifices unto the God of his fame and I will give you the good ther Isaac. of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land.

2 And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, 19 Now thou art commanded, Jacob, Jacob! and he said, Here this do ye; take you wagons out am I.

of the land of Egypt for your lit-b 3 And he said, I am God, the tle ones, and for your wives, and God of thy father: fear not to go bring your father, and come.

20 Also regard not your stuff: for the good of all the land of Egypt is yours.

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 bring thee up again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes. f 5 And Jacob rose up from Beersheba: and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their 22 To all of them he gave each little ones, and their wives, in the man changes of raiment: but to wagons which Pharaoh had sent Benjamin he gave three hundred to carry him.

f21 And the children of Israel did so and Joseph gave them wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.

pieces of silver, and five changes g 6 And they took their cattle, and of raiment. their goods which they had gotten

d 23 And to his father he sent af- in the land of Canaan, and came

into Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed daughter of Poti-pherah priest of On bare unto him.

with him;

f 21 And the sons of Benja min were Belah, and Becher, and Aslibel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.

22 These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob; all the souls were fourteen.


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. f8 And these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's first-born. 9. And the sons of Reuben; Ha-f 23 ¶ And the sons of Dan; Hunoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, shim. and Carmi. f10 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman. f11 And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

12 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 were Hezron, and Hamul.

f 13 And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuyah, and Job, and Shimron

14 ¶ 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.

16 And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.

17 And the sons of Asher; Jimnab, 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.
f 20 And unto Joseph in the land
of Egypt were born Manasseh
and Ephraim, which Asenath the

f 24 And the sons of Naphtali Jahzeel, and Guni, 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.
f 26 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
and six;

ƒ27 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 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 Is-
rael his father to Goshen; and pre-
sented 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.

If 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 hath been to feed cattle; and they have brought

their flocks, and their herds, and The days of the years of my pilall 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: >that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians.

CHAP. XLVII. gHEN 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.

grimage 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.
b 10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh,
and went out from before Pha-

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g 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.

g 13 And there was no bread f 2 And he took some of his bre-in all the land; for the famine was thren, 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.

g 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:

very sore, so that the land of E-
gypt, 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? for the money faileth.

16 And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for 6 The land of Egypt is before your cattle, if 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 exchange 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 f7 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?

t 9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh,

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

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