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18 And Joseph said unto them the third, 37 And Reuben spake unto his father, saya day, This do, and live: for I fear God. ing, Slay my two sons, if I bring him not to
19 If ye be true men, let one of your bie- thee: deliver bim into my hand, and I will thren be bound in the house of your prison : 87 bring hiin to thee again. ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses: 33 And he said, My son shall not go down
20 But bring your youngest brother unto with you; for his brother is dead, and he is me; so shall your words be verified, and ye left alone: if mischief befall him by the way shall not die. And they did so.
in the which ye go, then shall ye bring down 21 1 And they said one to another, We are my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave. verily guilty concerning our brother, in that
CHAP. XLIII. we saw the anguish of his soul when he be AND the famine was sore in the land, sought us, and we would not hear;
2 And it came to pass, when they had is this distress come apon us.
eaten up the corn which they had brought 22 And Reuben answered them, saying, out of Egypt, their father said unto them Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin Go again, buy us a little food. against the child ? and ye would not hear; 3 And Judah spake unto him, saying, The therefore, behow, also his blood is required.' man did solemnly protest unto us, saving, Ye
23 And they knew not that Joseph under-shall not see my face, except your brother be stood them; for be spake unto them by an with you. interpreter.
4. I thou wilt send our brother with us, we 24 And he turned himself about from them, will go down and buy thee food: and wept; and returned to them again, and 5 But if thou will not send him, we will not communed with them, and took from them go down : for the man said unto us, Ye shall Simeon, and bound him before their eyes. not see my lace except your brother le with
25 Then Joseph coinmanded to fill their you. sacks with corn, and to restore every man's 6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so inoney into his sack, and to give them provi- ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had sion for the way; and thus did he unto them. yet a brother?
26 And they laded their asscs with the 7 And they said, the man asked us straitcorn, and departed thence.
ly of our state, and of our kindred, saying, 27 And as one of them opened his sack to Ys your father yet alive? have ye another give his ass provender in the inn, be espied his brother? and we told him according to the inoney; for, behold, it was in his sack's mouth.lenor of these words. Could we certainly
28 And he said unto his brethren, My money kuow that he would say, Bring your brother is restored; and, lo, it is even in my sack: down? and their heart failed them, and they were 8 And Judah said unto Isracl his fatner, afraid, s:rying one to another, What is this Send the lad with me, and we will arise and thul God liath done unto us?
go; that we may live and not die, both we, 29 | And they came unto Jacob their fa- and thou, and also our live ones. ther unto the land of Canaan, and told him 9 I will be surety for him; of my hand all that befell unto them, saying,
shalt thou require hím: if I bring him not un30 The man, who is the lord of the land, 10 thee, and set him before thee, then let me spake roughly to us, and took us for spies of bear the blame for ever: the country:
10 For except we had lingered, surely now 31 And we said unto him, We are true we had returned this second time. men; we are no spies.
11 And their father Israel said unto them, 32 We be twelve brethren, sons of our la- if it must be so now, do this; Take of the ther: one is not, and the youngest is this day best fruits in the land in your vessels, and car. with our father in the land of Canaan. ry down the man a present, a lille balm, and
33 And the man, the lord of the country, a little honey, spices and inyerh, nuts and al. said unto us, Hereby shall I know that ye monds. are truc men: leave one of your brethren here 12 And take double money in your hand : with me, and take food for the famine of your and the money that was broughi again in the households, and be gone.
mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your 34 And bring your youngest brother unto hand, peradventure it vus an oversight. me; then shall I know that ye ore no spies, 13 Take also your brother, and arise, go but that ye are true mer : so will I deliver you again unto the man. your brother, and ye shall traffick in the land. 14 And God Almighty give you mercy be
35 | And it came w pass, as they emptied fore the man, that he may send away your their sacks, that, behold, every man's bundle other brother, and Benjamin. If I be be of money was in his sack: and when both reaved of my children, I am bereaved. they and their father saw the bundles of 15 | And the men took that present, and money, they were afraid.
they took double money in their hand, and 36 And Jacob their father said unto them, Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Me have ye bereavcu of my children: Joseph Egypt, and stood before Joseph. is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take 16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin with Benjamin away. All these things are against them, be said to the ruler of his house, Bring
these men bome, and slay, and make rea
dyr for these men shall dine with me at noon.. 34 And he took and sent messes unto them
17 And the man did as Joseph bade; and from before him : but Benjamin's mess was wie man bruglil the men into Joseplı's house. five times so much as any of theirs. And
18 And the men were afraid, because they they drank, and were merry with him. were brought into Joseph's house; and they
CHAP. XLIV. said, Because of the money that was returo- A ed in our sacks at the first time are we house, saying, Fil the men's sacks with brought in, that he may seek occasion food, as much as they can carry, and put against us, and fall upon us, and take us for every man's money in his sack's mouth. bond-men, and our asses.
2 And put my cup, the silver cup, in the 19 | And they came near to the steward sack's mouth of the youngest, and his curnof Joseph's house, and they communed with money. And he did according to the word him at the door of the house,
that Joseph had spoken. 20 And said, O sir, we came indeed down 3 As soon as the morning was light, the Al the first lime to buy food:
men were sent away, they and their asses. 21 And it came to pass, when we came to 4 And when they were gone out of the city the inn, that we opened our sacks, and be- and not yet far off, Joseph said unto his stew. bold, exry man's money was in the mouth ard, Up, follow after the men; and when thou of his sack, our money in fu!l weight; and dosi overtake them, say unto them, Wherewe have brought it again in our hand. fore have ye rewarded evil for good?
2 And other money liave we brought down 5 Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, in our hands to buy food: we cannoi lell wlio and whereby indeed he divineth? Ye have put our money in our sacks.
done evil in so doing. 23 And he said, Peace be to you, fear not; 6 11 And he overtook them, and he spake your God, and the God of your father, hath unto them these same words. given you treasure in your sacks: I had your 7 And they said unto him, Wherefore saith inovey. And he brought Simeon out unto my lord these words? God forbid that thy them.
servants should do according to this thing. 21. And the man brought the men into Jo- 8 Behold, the money which we found in sepi's hoase, and gave them water, and they our sacks' mouths, we brought again uuto Washed their feet; and he gave ibeir asses, thee out of the land of Canaan: how then provender.
should we steal out of thy lord's house silver 25 And they made ready the present or gold?, against Josephi came at noon: for they heard g With whomsoever of thy servants it be that they should eat bread there.
found, both let him die, and we also will be 26 ? And when Joseph came home, they my lord's bond-men. brought him the present which was in their (10 And he said, Nowalso let it be according hand into the house, and bowed themselves unto your words : he with whom it is found to him to the earth.
shall be my servant; and ye shall be blameless 27 And he asked them of their welfare, 11 Then they speedily took down every and said, Is your father well, the old man of man his sack to the ground, and opened every whom ye spake? is lie yet alive?
man bis sack. 28 And they answereul, Thy serva 12 And he searched, and began at the eldfarlier is in good health, he is yet alive : lest, and left at the youngest; and the cup was and they howed down their heads, and made found in Benjamin's sack. obeisance,
13 Then they rent their clothes, and laded 29 And he listed up his eyes, and saw his every man his ass, and returned to the city. brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, 14 And Judah and his bretliren came to Is tliis your younger broiler, of whom ye Joseph's house ; (for he was yet there ;) and spake unto mc ? And he said, God be gra- they fell before him on the ground. cious unto thee, my son.
13 And Joseph said unto them, What deed 30 And Joseph made haste; for his bowels is this that ye have done? wot ye not that did yearn upon his brother: and he souglit such a man as I can certainly divine ? where to weep: and he entered into his cham- 16 And Judah said, What shall we sey unLer, and wepi there.
to my lord? what shall we speak? or how 31 And he washed his face, and went oul, shall we clear ourselves ? God hath found and refrained himself, and said, Set on out the iniquity of thy servants: bebold, we hread.
are my lord's servants, both we, and he also 5. And they set on for him ly himself, and with whom the cup is found. for them by themselves, and for the Egyr- 17 And he said, God forbid that I should tians which did eat with lin by themselves : do so: bul the man in whose land the cup is because the Egyptians might not eat bread found, he shall be my servanı; and as for you, with the Hebrews; for that is an abomina- get you up in peace unto your father. tion unto the Egyptians.
18 | Then Judah came near unto him, 33 And they sal before lim, the first-born and said, Oh iny lurd, let thy servant, I pray according to his birthright, and the youngest thee, speak a word is my lord's ears, and le according to his youth : and the men mar- not thine anger burn against thy serant for veled one at another
Miru art even as Pharaoh.
19 My lord asked his servants, saying, 5 Now therefore be not grieved nos angry Ilave ye a father, or a brother ?
with yourselves that ye sold me hither: loe 20 And we said unto my lord, We have a God did send me before you to preserve life Cather, an old man, and a child of his old age, 6 For these two years lath the famine been a little one: and his brother is dead, and he in the land : and yet there are five years, in alone is left of his mother, and his father lov- the which there shall neither be earing nor eth him.
harvest. 21. And thou saidst unto thy servants, 7 And God sent me hefere you to preserve Bring him down unto me, that I may set mite you a posterity in the earth, and to save your eyes upon him.
lives by a great deliverance. 22 And we said unto my lord, The lad can- 8 So now, it was not you 'hat sent me hi. not leave his father: for if he should leave ther, but God: and he haih made me a father his father, his father would die.
to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a 23 And thou saidst unto thy servants, Ex- ruler throughout all the land of Egypt. rept your youngest brother come down with 9 Haste ye, and go up to iny,
er, an't you, ye shall see my face no more. say unto him, Thus saith ihy son Joseph, Gold
2 And it came to pass when we came up hath made me lord of all Egypi; come down unto thy servant my father, we told him the unto me, tarry not: words of my lord.
10 And thou shalt dwell in the land of Go25 And our father said, Go again, and buy shen, and thou shalt be near unto me, thou, us a little food.
and ihy children, and thy children's children, 26 And we said, We cannot go down : if and thy flocks, and thy herds, and all thai our youngest brother be with us, then will thou hast. we go down : for we may not see the man's 11 And there will I nourish thee, (for yet face,cxcept our youngesi brother be with us. there are five years of famine,) lest ihou, and
27 And ihy servant my father said unto us, thy household, and all that thou hast come to Ye know that my wife bare me two sons : poverty.
28 And the one went out from me, and 1 12 And, behold, your eyes see, and the said, Surely he is torn in pieces; and I sawjeyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my bim not since :
mouth that speaketh unto you. 29 And if ye take this also froin me, and 13 And ye shall tell my father of all my mischief befall bim, ye shall bring down my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have seen: gray hairs with sorrow to the grave. and ye shall haste and bring down my father
30 Now therefore, when I come to thy ser- hither. rant my father, and the lad be not with us; 14 And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's (seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's neck, and wepı; and Benjamin wept upou life ;)
his neck. 31' It shall come to pass, when he seeth that 15 Moreover, he kissed all his brethren, the lad is not with us, that he will die : and and wept upon them: and after that his bre. thy servants shall bring down the gray hairs thren talked with him. of thy servant our father with sorrow to the 16 | And the same thicreof was heard in grave.
Pharaoh's housc, saying, Josepli's brethren 32 For thy servant became surety for the are come. And it pleased Pharaoh well, lad unto my father, saying, If I bring him and his servants. not unto thee, then I shall bear the blame to 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unmy father for ever.
to thy brethren, This do ye; lade your beasts, 33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy ser- and go, get you unto the land of Canaan; vint abide instead of the lad a hond-inan 10 18 And take your father and your house. my lord; and let the lad go up with his brethren. holds, and come into me: and I will give
34 For how shall I go up to my father, and you the good of the land of Egypt, and yo tbe lad be uol with me? lest peradventure I shall eat the fat of the land. see the evil that shall come on my father. 19 Now thou art commander, this do ye; CHAP. XLV.
Take you waggons out of the land of Egipt before all ihem that stood by him; and bring your father, and come. he cried, Caus every man to go out from me. 20 Also regard not your stufi': for the And there stood no man with him while Jo- good of all the land of Egypt is yours. seplı made himself known unto bis brethren. 21 1 And the children of Isracidi so: and
2 And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians Joseph gave them waggons, according to the and the house of Pharaplı heard.
commandınert of Pharaoh, ainjave them 3 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am provision for the way. Joseph: doth my father yet live? And his 22 To all of them he gain each man brethren could not answer him;for they were changes of raiment; but io. Benjamin be troubled at his presence.
gave three hundred pieces o: silver, and five 4 And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come changes of raiment. near to me, I pray you. And they came near. 23 And to his father he sent alicr this And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom manner; ten asses laden with the good ye sold into Egypt.
thing's rif Egypt, and ten sle-asses läden
mniyour wives, and
with com and bread and meat for his father 16 And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and by the way.
Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, 24 So he sent his brethren away, and they and Areli. departed : anl he said unto thein, See thai 17 1 And the sons of Asher; Jimnahı, and ye fa!l not out by the way.
Ishuah, and isai, and Berial, and Serah their 95 T. And they went up out of Egypt, and sister. And we sous of Beriah; Heber, and came into the land of Canaan auto Jacob Malchiel. wbeir farlier,
18 These are the sons of Zilpah, whom La. 26 And told him, saying, Joseph is yet ban gave to Leal liis daugliier; and these alive, and he is goverwar over all the land of she bare usitu Jacub, even sixteen souls. Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for ne IS The sons of Pachel, Jacob's wife: Jo. believed them not.
sephi, and Benjamin. 27 And they told hiin all the words of Jo- 30 And uni, Josep.1, in the land of Egypt, repli, which he had said unto them: and were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which when he saw the waggons wliicli Joseplı had Asenath, the daughter of Puti-pherah priest Rent tu carry him, the spirit or Jacvb their oi On. bare unto him. father revived.
21 And the sons of Benjamin were Be. 28 And Israel said, It is enough : Josepllah, and Becher, and Ashlsel, Gera, and my son is yet alive : I will go and see bin Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and before I die.
Wuppim, and Árd.
These are the suns of Rachel, which
24 1 And the sons of Naphtali ; Juhzeel, 2 And God spake unla )srael in the visivns and Guni, and Jezer, ant Sluillem. of the niglil, and said, Jacob, Jacob! And 25 These are the souls of Bilhah, which Lahe said. liere am ).
bau gave unto Rachiel his daughter; and she 3 And he said, I am God, the God of thy bare these unto Jacob : all the souls were father : fear noi in go down into Egypt, for seven. I will there make of thee a great nation.
26 All the souls that came with Jacob in4 I will go down with thee into Egypt; and to Egypt, which came out of his loins, beI will also surely bring thee up again: and sides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls were Jose pli shall put his ham upon line eyes.
threescore and six. 51 And Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba : 27 And the sons of Juseph, wlich were and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their fa- born liim in Egypt, were two souls: all the ther, and their little ones, and their wives, in souls of the house of Jacob, which came into t.. waggons u hichi Pharaoh hud sent lo car- Egypt, were wreescore and ten.
231 And he sent Judah before him unto 6 And they took their catle, and their Joseph, to direct histure unto Goshen; and goods, which they had gotten in die land of they came into the land of Goshen. Canan, and came into Egypl, Jacob, and
39 And Joseph male ready his chariot, and all his seer with himn :
went up to meet Israel liis father, to Goshen, 7 His suits, and his sons'sons with him, liis and presented liiniself auto him, and he fell Carughters; and his sous' daughters, and alllon liis neck, and wept en his neck a good bie seed, brought ive with liim into Egype. while.
8 And these are the names of the chil- 30 And Israei said unto Joseph, Now let dren of !sr.se! which came into Egypt, Jacob me die, since I have seen tly face, because and his sons : Reuben. Jacob's first-born. thou dit vet alive.
9 And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and 31 And Joseph said unto his brechren, Challu, and Hezron, and Caimi.
and unto his father's house, I will go up, 10. And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and and shew Pharaoh, and say uplo him, Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zobar, My brethren, and my father's house, which and Shau!, the son of a Canaanitish woman. were in the land of Canean, are come unto
11 | And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Ko-me : tath, and Merari.
32 And the men are shepherds, for their 121 And the sons of Judab; Er, and Onan, trade hath been to feed caule; and they and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zarah: but Er have brought ibeir Hacks, and their herds, and Unan died in the land of ('anaan. And and all thai they have. the sons of Pharez were Hezron and Hamul. 33 And it shall come to pass, when Pha.
13 [ And wie sons of Issaclar; Tola, andraoh shall call you, and slial say, What is Pluvali, and Job, and Shimron.
your occipation ? 14 . And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and 3+ Thai ye shall say, Tly servants' trade Elon, and Jalleel.
hath been about cattle from our youth even 15 These be the sons of Leals, which she until now, both we and also our fathere; that bare unto Jacob in Padan-aran, with his ye may dwell in the land of Goshen : for daughter Dinan: all the souls of his sons and every shepherd is an abomination urw the his daugliters were thirty and three. 'Egyptians.
change for horses, and for the flocks, and for TI THEN Joseph came and told Pharaoh, the cattle of the herds, and for the asses; and
and said, My father, and my brethren, he fed them with bread for all their cattle for and their flocks, and their herds, and all that that year. they have, are come out of the land of Ca- 18 When that year was ended, they came naan; and, behold, they are in the land of unto him the second year, and said unto Goshen.
him, We will not bide ut from my ford, 2 And he took some of his brethren, even how that our money is spent ; iny lord also five men, and presented them unto Pharaoh. hath our herds of callle: there is not ought
3 And Pharaoh said unto liis brethren, left in the siglit of iny lord, but our bodies What is your occupation? And they said and our lands: auto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, 19 Wherefore shall we die before bine both we, and also our fathers.
eyes, both we and our land? buy us and our 4 They said, moreover, unto Pharaoh, For land for bread, and we and our land will be to sojourn in the land are we come ; for thy servants unto Pharaoh ; and give iu seerd, servants have no pasture for their docks; for that we may live, and not die, that the land tbę faraine is sure in the land of Canaan : be not desolate. now therefore, we pray thee, let thy servants 20 And Joseph bought all the land of dwell in the land of Goshen.
Egypt for Pharaoh, ;, for the F.gyptians soll 5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, every man his field, because the famine Thy father and thy brethren are come unto prevailed over them : so the land becarie thee:
Pharaoli's. 6 The land of Egypt is befcre thee: in the 21. And as for the people, be removed them best of the land make thy father and bre- to cities from one end of the borders of Egypt thren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let even to the other end thereof. them dwell: and is thou knowest any men 22 Only the land of the priests bought he of activity among them, then make uiem not: for the priests had a portion assigned rulers over my caile.
them of Pharaoh, and did eul their portion 7 And Josepla lorought in Jacol, his father, which Pharaoh gave them ; wherefore they and set him before Pharaoh : and Jacob sold not their lands. blessed Pharaoh.
23 1 Then Joseph said unto the people, 8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old Behold, I have bought you this day, and art thou ?
your land, for Pharaoh : 1o, here us seed for 9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days you, and ye shail sow the land. of the years of my pilgrimage are an bun- 24 And it shall come to pass, ir the indred and thirty years: Tew and evil have the crease, that ye shall give the lifth pari unto days of the years of my life been, and liave Pharaoli, and four parts shall be your own, noi attained unto the days of the years of for seed of thie field, and for your food, and the life of my falliers, in the days of their for them of your livuseholds, and for food pilgriinage.
for your little ones. io And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went 25 And they said, Thou hast saved our out from before Pharaoh.
lives; let us find grace in the sight of my 11 | And Joseph placed his father and his word, and we will be Pharaoh's servants. brethren, and gave them a possession in the 26 Ant Josephı made it a law over the land of Egypt, in the best of llie land, in land of Eyypl unto this day, tlwt Pharanh the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh bad com-should have the fifth pari; except the land manded.
of the priests oniy, which became not Pha12 And Joseph nourished his father, and raoh's. his brethren, and all his father's household, 27 11 And Israel dweit in the land of Egypt with bread, according to their families. in the country of Goshen; and they had pose
13 4 And there was no bread in all the sessions therein and grew, and multiplied land: for the famine was very sore, so that exceedingly. the land of Egypt, and all the land of Ca- 28 And Jacol lived in the land of Egypt Naan, fainted by reason of the famine. seventeen years : so the whole age of Jacob
14 And Joseph gathered up all the money was an hundred forty and seven years, that was found in the land of Egypt, and in 29 And the time drew nigh that Israel rust the land of Canaan, for the corn which they die : and he called liis son Josepht, and said hought: and Joseph brought the money into unto him, If now I have found grace in thy Pharaoli's house.
sight, put, I pray ther, thy hand under my 15 And when money failed in the land of thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the bury me not, I pray thiee, in Egypt: Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give 30 But I will lie with my fathers; and tbexit us bread: for why should we die in thy pre- shall carry ine out of Egypt, and bury me in cence? for the money faileth.
their burying-place. And he said, I will do 16 And Josepli said, Give your cattle ; and as thou bast said. I will give you for your cattle, il money fail. 31 And le said, Swear unto me. And he
17 And they brought their cattle unto sware unto him. And Israel lowed him to Joseph: and Joseph gave them bread in ed-lupon the bed's head