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44 Joseph's brethren imprisoned. GENESIS.

Accused as sfries. 6 And Joseph was the governor over n took from them Simeon, and bound him the land, and he it was that sold to all the before their eyes. people of the land : and Joseph's brethren 25 | Then Joseph commanded to fill came, and bowed down themselves before | their sacks with corn, and to restore evhim with their faces to the earth. ery man's money into his sack, and to

7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he || give them provision for the way : and knew them, but made himself strange un thus did he unto them. to them, and spake roughly unto them; 26 And they laded their asses with the and he said unto them, Whence come corn, and departed thence. ye? And they said, From the land of 27 And as one of them opened his sack Canaan to buy food.

to give his ass provender in the inn, he 8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but espied his money : for behold, it was they knew not him.

in his sack's mouth. 9 And Joseph remembered the dreams | 28 And he said unto his l;rethren, My which he dreamed of them, and said unto 1 money is restored; and lo, it is even in them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness | my sack; and their Ifeart failed them, and of the land ye are come.

il they were afraid, saying one to another, 10 And they said unto him, Nay, my | What is this the Gixhath done unto us? ford, but to buy food are thy servants come. | 29 | And they came uuto Jacob their

11 We are all one man's sons; we are | father unto the land of Canaan, and told true men ; thy servants are no spies. him all that befel wito them, saying,

12 And he said unto them, Nay, but to 30 The man who is the lord of the see the nakedness of the land ye are come. land, spake roughly to us, and took us for

13 And they said, Thy servants are spies of the country twelve brethren, the sons of one man in 31 And we said unto him, We are true the land of Canaan; and behold, the men ; we are no spies : youngest is this day with our father, and 32 We be twelve brethren, sons of our one is not

Il father: one is not, and the youngest is this 14 And Joseph said unto them, That is it | day with our father in the land of Canaan. that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are spies: 33 And the man, the lord of the country,

15 Hereby ye shall be proved: By the said unto us, Hereby shall I know that ye life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, || are true men : leave one of your brethren except your youngest brother come hither. Where with me, and take food for the fam

16 Send one of you, and let him fetch | ine of your households, and be gone : your brother, and ye shall be kept in pris Il 34 And bring your youngest brother on, that your words may be proved, wheth- || unto me: then shall I know that ye are er there be any truth in you: or else by no spies, but that ye are true men : 80 the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies. will I deliver you your brother, and ye

17 And he put them all together into shall traffick in the land. ward three days.

35 | And it came to pass as they emptied 18 And Joseph said unto them the third their sacks, that behold, every man's day, This do, and live; for I fear God: bundle of money was in his sack; and

19 If ye be true men, let one of your || when both they and their father saw the brethren be bound in the house of your bundles of money, they were afraid. prison : go ye, carry corn for the famine 36 And Jacob their father said unto of your houses :

them, Me have ye bereaved of my chil20 But bring your youngest brother dren : Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, unto me; so shall your words be verified, and ye will take Benjamin away : all and ye shall not die. And they did so. ll these things are against me.

21 | And they said one to another, 37 And Reuben spake unto his father, We are verily guilty concerning our saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him brother, in that we saw the anguish of his not to thee: deliver him into my hand, soul, when he besought us, and we would | and I will bring him to thee again. not hear; therefore is this distress come 38 And he said, My son shall not go upon us.

down with you; for his brother is dead, 22 And Reuben answered them, say- and he is left alone : if mischief befal him ing, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do by the way in the which ye go, then shall not sin against the child; and ye would ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow not hear? therefore behold also his blood to the grave. is required.

CHAP. XLIII. 23 And they knew not that Joseph un- 1 Jacob is hardly persuaded to send Benderstood them ; for he spake unto them | jamin. 15 Joseph entertaineth his brethby an interpreter.

ren, 31 and maketh them a feast. 24 And he turned himself about from AND the famine was sore in the land, them, and wept; and returned to them | 1 2 And it came to pass, when they again, and communed with them, and had eaten up the corn which they had

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Jacobis hardly persuaded. CHAP. XLIII. Joseph entertaineth his brethren. 45 brought out of Egypt, their father said un- || casion against us, and fall upon us, and to them, Go again, buy us a little food. take us for bondmen, and our asses.

And Judah spake unto him, saying, 19 And they came near to the steward The man did solemnly protest unto us, l of Joseph's house, and they communed gring, Ye shall not see my face, except with him at the door of the house, your brother be with you.

20 And said, O sir, we came indeed 4 lí thou wilt send our brother with us, down at the first time to buy food: The will go down and buy thee food: 1 21 And it came to pass, when we came

5 But if thou wilt not send him, we to the inn, that we opened our sacks, will not go down ; for the man said unto and behold, every man's money was in IS, le shall not see my face, except your the mouth of his sack, our money in full brother be with you.

weight : and we have brought it again 6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye || in our hand. so ill with me, as to tell the man whether 22 And other money have we brought ve liad vet a brother?

down in our hands to buy food : we can' 7 And they said, The man asked us not tell who put our money in our sacks. straitly of our state, and of our kindred, || 23 And he said, Peace be to you, fear saying, I: your father yet alive? have ye l not : your God, and the God of your faanother brother and we told him ac- ther, hath given you treasure in your cording to the tenour of these words : | sacks: I had your money. And he brought Cald we certainly know that he would | Simeon out unto them. say, Bring your brother down?

24 And the man brought the men into 8 And Judah said unto Israel his father, Joseph's house, and gave them water, and Send the lad with me, and we will arise and they washed their feet; and he gave their So; that we may live, and not die, both | asses provender. we, and thou, and also our little ones.

25 And they made ready the present 9 I will be surety for him; of my hand | against Joseph came at noon : for they shalt thou require him : if I bring him heard that they should eat bread there." not unto thee, and set him before thee, 26 | And when Joseph came home, they then let me bear the blame for ever: brought him the present which was in

10 For except we had lingered, surely their hand into the house, and bowed IGW we had returned this second time. themselves to him to the earth.

11 And their father Israel said unto 27 And he asked them of their welfare, them, If it must be so now, do this; take and said, Is your father well, the old man

the best fruits in the land in your ves- | of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive? seks, and carry down the man a present, a 28 And they answered, Thy servant little balm, and a little honey, spices, and our father is in good health, he is yet myrrh, nuts, and almonds :

alive: and they bowed down their heads, 12 And take double money in your and made obeisance. hand; and the money that was brought 29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and again in your hand; peradventure it was said, Is this your younger brother, of an oversight :

whom ye spake unto me? And he said, 13 Take also your brother, and arise, || God be gracious unto thee, my son. go again so the man :

30 And Joseph made haste ; for his 14 And God Almighty give you mercy | bowels did yearn upon his brother : and before the man, that he may send away he sought where to weep; and he entered Four other brother, and Benjamin : If I be into his chamber, and wept there. bereaved of my children, I am bereaved. 31 And he washed his face, and went

15 [ And the men took that present, and out, and refrained himself, and said, Set
they took double money in their hand, on bread.
and Benjamin ; and rose up, and went 32 And they set on for him by himself,
bown to Egypt, and stood before Joseph. || and for them by themselves, and for the

16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin Egyptians which did eat with him, by
with them, he said to the ruler of his themselves: because the Egyptians might
hose, Bring these men home, and slay, I not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that
and make ready : for these men shall dine | is an abomination unto the Egyptians.
with me at noon.

33 And they sat before him, the first17 And the man did as Joseph bade : born according to his birth-right, and and the man brought the men into Jo the youngest according to his youth : and ph's house.

the men marvelled one at another. 18 And the men were afraid, because 34 And he took and sent messes unto they were brought into Joseph's house ; them from before him : but Benjamin's and they said, Becanse of the money that mess was five times so much as any of was returned in our sacks at the first time theirs. And they drank, and were merare we brought in ; that he may seek, oc- ! ry with him,



46 Joseph stayeth his brethren. GENESIS.

Judahs integrity.

should do so: but the man in whose hand Joseph's policy to stay his brethren. ll the cup is found, he shall be my servant ; AND he commanded the steward of | and as for you, get you up in peace unto A his house, saying, Fill the men's your father. sacks with food, as much as they can 18 ? Then Judah came near unto him, carry, and put every man's money in his and said, Oh my lord, let thy servant, I sack's mouth.

pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, 2 And put my cup, the silver cup, in and let not thine anger burn against thy the sack's mouth of the youngest, and servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh. his coin-money: and he did according 19 My lord asked his servants, saying, to the word that Joseph had spoken. Have ye a father, or a brother?

3 As soon as the morning was light, the 20 And we said unto my lord, We men were sent awar, they, and their || have a father, an old man, and a child asses.

of his old age, a little one: and his brother 4. And wlien ther were gone out of the is dead, and he alone is left of his mothcitr, and not yet far off, Joseph said un- || er, and his father loveth him. to his steward, Up, follow after the men ; | 21 And thou saidst unto thy servants, and when thou dost overtake them, say | Bring him down unto me, that I may set unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded mine eres upon him. evil for gool?

22 And we said unto my lord, The lad 5 Is not this it in which my lord || cannot leave his father : for if he should drinketli, and whereby indeed he divin- || leave his father, his father would die. cth? ye have done evil in so doing

23 And thou saidst unto thy servants, 6 And he overtook them, and he spake Except your youngest brother come down unto them these same words.

with you, ye shall see my face no more. 7 And they said unto him, Wherefore 24 And it came to pass, when we came saith my lord these words ? God forbid up unto thy servant my father, we told that thy servants should do according to him the words of my lord. this thing:

25 And our father said, Go again, and 8 Behold, the money which we found buy us a little food. in our sacks inouthis, we brought again 26 And we said, We cannot go down : unto thee out of the land of Canaan: how | if our youngest brother be with us, then then should we steal out of thy lord's | will we go down ; for we may not see house silver or gold?

the man's face, except our youngest broth9 With whom sorver of thy servants it er be with us. be found, both let him die, and we also 27 And thy servant my father said unwill be iny lord's bondmen.

to us, Ye know that my wife bare me two 10 And he said, Now also let it be ac SON8 : cording unto your words : he with whom 28 And the one went out from me, and it is found shall be my servant ; and ye || I said, Surely he is torn in pieces ; and I siall be blameless.

saw him not since : 11 Then they speedily took down every 29 And if ye take this also from me, man his sack to the ground, and opened and mischief befal him, ye shall bring crery man his sack.

down my gray hairs with sorrow to the 12 And he searched, and began at l grave. the eldest, and left at the youngest : 30 Now therefore when I come to thy and the cup was found in Benjamin's servant my father, and the lad be not with sack.

us; (seeing that his life is bound up in the 13 Then they rent their clothes, and lad's life) laded every man his ass, and returned to 31 It shall come to pass, when he seeth the city.

that the lad is not with us, that he will 14 | And Judah and his brethren came die : and thy servants shall bring down to Joseph's house, (for he was yet there:) the gray hairs of thy servant our father and they fell before him on the ground. with sorrow to the grave.

15 And Joseph said unto them, What 32 For thy servant became surety for deed is this that ve have done ? wot ye the lad unto my father, saying, If I bring not that such a man as I can certainly di || him not unto thee, then I shall bear the vine?

blame to my father for ever. 16 And Judah said, What shall we say 33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy unto my lord ? what shall we speak? or servant abide instead of the lad a bondhow shall we clear ourselves ? God hath man to my lord ; and let the lad go up found out the iniquity of thy servants : with his brethren. behold we are my lord's servants, both 34 For how shall I go up to my father, we, and he also with whom the cup is I and the lad be not with me? lest peradCound.

venture I see the evil that shall come on 17 And he said, God forbid that I ll my fatller;

terjih sendeth for his father, CHAP. XLVI. and sendeth him presents. 47 CHAP. XLV.

ren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh 1 Joseph maketh himself known to his well, and his servants. brethren. 9 He sendeth for his father, 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say 3 who is revived at the news.

unto thy brethren, This do ye; lade THEN Joseph could not refrain him your beasts, and go, get you unto the

1 self before all them that stood by land of Canaan ; him; and he cried, Cause every man to 18 And take your father, and your go out from me ; and there 'stood no households, and come unto me: and I man with him, while Joseph made him- will give you the goal of the land of Eself known unto his brethren. " gypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land.

2 And he wept aloud ; and the Egyp 19 Now thou art commanded, this com tians and the house of Pharaoh heard. 1 ye; take you waggons out of the land of

3 And Joseph said unto his brethren, Egypt for your little ones, and for your I am Joseph; doth my father yet live? wives, and bring your father, and come. And his brethren could not answer him ; 20 Also regard not your stuff': for the for they were troubled at his presence. good of all the land of Egypt is yours.

4 And Joseph said unto his brethren, 21 And the children of Israel did so: Come near to me, I pray you : and and Joseph gave them waggons, accordthey came near. And he said, I am ing to the commandment of Pharaon, and Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into gave them provision for the way. Egipt

22 To all of them he gave each man 5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor changes of raiment : but to Benjamin he angry with yourselves, that ye sold me gave three hundred pieces of silver, and hither : for God did send me before you five changes of raiment. to preserve life.

23 And to his father he sent after this . For these two years hath the famine | manner; ten asses laden with the good been in the land : and yet there are five things of Egypt, and ten she-asses laden years, in the which there shall neither be with corn and bread and meat for his facaring nor harvest.

ther by the way. 7 And God sent me before you, to pre 24 So he sent his brethren away, and serve you a posterity in the earth, and to they departed : and he said unto them, save your lives by a great deliverance. See that ye fall not out by the way.

8 So now it was not you that sent me 25 | And they went up out of Egypt, hither, but God: and he hath made me and came into the land of Canaan unto a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his Jacob their father, house, and a ruler throughout all the 26 And told him, saying, Joseph is yet kand of Egypt.

alive, and he is governor over all the 9 Haste ye, and go up to my father, land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart faintand say unto him, Thus saith thy son lei, for he believed them not. Joseph, God hath made me lord of all 27 And they told him all the words of Egipt ; come down unto me, tarry Joseph, which he had said unto them : not:

and when he saw the waggons which Jo. 10 And thou shalt dwell in the land | seph had sent to carry him, the spirit of of Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto | Jacob their father revived: me, thou, and thy children, and thy 28 And Israel said, It is enough ; Jo children's children, and thy flocks, and seph my son is yet alive: I will go and thy herds, and all that thou hast : | see him before I die. 11 And there will I nourish thee, (for

CHAP. XLVI. get there are five years of famine ;) lest | 1 Jacobiscomforted by Godat Beer-sheha. thou, and thy household, and all that thou 1 5 He goeth into Egypt. 8 The number hast come to poverty.

of his family. 28 Joseph meeteth him. 12 And behold, your eyes see, and A ND Israel took his journey with all the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that that he had, and came to Beer-sheit is my mouth that speaketh unto you. ba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of

13 And ye shall tell my father of all his father Isaac. my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye 2 And God spake unto Israel in the hare sen: and ye shall haste, and bring visions of the night, and sail, Jacob, Jadown my father hither.

cob : and he said, Here am 1. 14 And he fell upon his brother Ben- || 3 And he said, I am God, the God of jamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin | thy father: fear not to go down into E Wept upon his neck.

gypt; for I will there make of thee al 15 Moreover, he kissed all his brethren, I great nation : 0 and wept upon them : and after that his 4 I will go down with thee into Egypt ; brethren talked with him.

1 and I will also surely bring thce up ... 16 f And the fame thereof was heard in again : and Joseph shall put his hand Paraoh's liouse, saying, Joseph's, breth- "npon thing eyes.

48 Jacob goeth into Egypt. GENESIS. Joseph meeieth his father.

5 And Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba: | Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter. and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their and she bare these unto Jacob : all the father, and their little ones, and their | souls were seven. wives, in the waggons which Pharaoh had | 26 All the souls that came with Jacob sent to carry him.

into Egypt, which came out of his loins, 6 And they took their cattle, and their besides Jacob's sons wives, all the souls goods which they had gotten in the land | | were threescore and six ; of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, 27 And the sons of Joseph which were and all his seed with him :

born him in Egypt, were two souls: all 7 His sons, and his sons sons with the souls of the house of Jacob, which him, his daughters, and his sons daugh came into Egypt, were threescore and ten. ters, and all his seed brought he with him 28 | And he sent Judah before him unto into Egypt.

Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen; 8 [ And these are the names of the and they came into the land of Goshen. children of Israel, which came into E | 29 And Joseph made ready his chariot, gypt, Jacob and his sons : Reuben Ja- || and went up to meet Israel his father to cob's first-born.

Goshen ; and presented himself unto him : 9 And the sons of Reuben ; Hanoch, and and he fell on his neck, and wept on his Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.

neck a good while. 10 And the sons of Simeon ; Jemuel, 30 And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and me die, since I have seen thy face, beZohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaan- || cause thou art yet alive. itish woman.

31 And Joseph said unto his brethren, 11 | And the sons of Levi; Gershon, land unto his father's house, I will go up, Kohath, and Merari.

and shew Pharaoh, and say unto him, 12 | And the sons of Judah ; Er, and | My brethren, and my father's house, Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Ze which were in the land of Canaan, are rah: but Er and Onan died in the land of come unto me: Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were 32 And the men are shepherds, for Hezron, and Hamul.

their trade hath been to feed cattle ; and 13 [ And the sons of Issachar ; Tola, they have brought their flocks, and their and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron. herds, and all that they have.

14 | And the sons of Zebulun ; Sered, l 35 And it shall come to pass, when and Elon, and Jahleel.

Pharaoli shall call you, and shall say, What 15 These be the sons of Leah, which she is your occupation ? barc urto Jacob in Padan-aram, with his 34 That ye shall say, Thy servants daughter Dinah : all the souls of his sons trade hath been about cattle from our and his daughter's were thirty and three. l youth even until now, both we, and also

16 | And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, our fathers : that ye may dwell in the and Haggai, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eij, and | land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an Arodi, and Areli.

abomination unto the Egyptians. 17 And the sons of Asher ; Jimnah,

CHAP. XLVII. and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Se- | 1 Joseph presenteth five of his brethren, 7 rah their sister. · And the sons of Beri- and his father before Pharaoh. 11 He ah ; Heber, and Malchiel.

griziath them habitation and maintenance. 18 These are the sons of Zilpalı, whom THEN Joseph came and told Pharaoh, Laban gave to Leah his daughter: and 1 and said, My father and my breththese she bare unto Jacob, cven sixteen ren, and their flocks, and their herds, and souls.

all that they have, are come out of the 19 The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife ; ! land of Canaan ; and behold, they are Joseph, and Benjamin.

in the land of Goshen. 20 And unto Joseph in the land of E-1 2 And he took some of his brethrer), gypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, i even five men, and presented them unto which Asenath the daughter of Poti-phe Pharaoh, rah priest of On bare unto him.

3 And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, 21 9 And the sons of Benjamin were What is your occupation? And they said Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, unto Pharaoh, Thy servantsare shepherds, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, both we, and also our fathers. and Huppim, and Ard.

4 They said moreover unto Pharaoh,

were born to Jacob ; all the souls were for thy servants have no pasture for their fourteen.

flocks; for the famine is sore in the land of 23 | And the sons of Dan; Hushim.

24 And the sons of Naphtali ; Jahzeel, let thy servants dwell in the land of Go and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem. shen.

25 These are the sons of Bilhah, which 5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph,

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