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they washed their feet ; and he gave their
asses provender.

25 And they made ready the present
against Joseph came at noon : for they heard
that they should eat bread there.

26 IT And when Joseph came home, they
brought him the present which was in their
hand into the house, and ""bowed themselves
to him to the earth.

27 And he asked them of their f welfare,
and said, "fls 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 :
"and they bowed down their heads, and
made obeisance.

29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his
brother Benjamin, Phis mother's son, and
said. Is this your younger brother, i 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 yearn upon his brother : and he
sought where to weep ; and he entered into
his chamber, and =wept there.

31 And he washed 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 eat with him, by
themselves : because the Egyptians might
not eat bread with the Hebrews ; for that
is "an abomination unto the Egyptians.


His policy to stay them.

33 And they sat before him, the first-born
according to his birth-right, and the youngest
according to his youth : and the men mar-
velled one at another.

34 And he took and sent messes unto them
from before him : but Benjamin's mess was
* five times so much as any of theirs. And
they drank, and fwere merry with him.


I Joseph's policy to stay his brethren. 14 Judah's hum-
hie supplication to Joseph.

AND he commanded t the steward 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 it in which my lord drinketh,
and whereby indeed he || divineth? ye have
done evil in so doing.

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

7 And they said unto him, "Wherefore saith
iny lord these words ? God forbid that thy
servants should 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
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 he accord-
ing unto your words : he with whom it is
found shall be my servant ; and ye shall be

11 Then they speedily took down every
man his sack to the ground, and opened
^very 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

14 IT And Judah and his brethren came
to Joseph's house, (for he was yet there :) and
they *fell before him on the ground.





X ch. 45. !£!.

t Hob.


largely :

See Has. 1.


John 2. 10.

t Hob.
him that was
over hia

II Or, mak-
eth trial.

cch 37.29,

Num. 14. 6.
2 Sum. 1.11.

d ch. 37. 7.




II Or, . ,
make trial.
ver. 3.

fProv 17


ch. 18. 30,

Exod. 32.

h ch. 37. 3.

i ch. 42. 15,

k ch. 43. 3,

m ch. 46. 19.

o ch: 42. 36.


■p 1 Sam. 18.

JudahUs humble petition.

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 ?

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.

17 And he said, '"God forbid that I should
do so : hut 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.

18 H 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
fflet not thine anger burn against thy ser-
vant : 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 h^ve 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 : for if he should
leave his father, 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 Ave
go down ; for we may not see the man's face,
except our youngest brother he 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 hot 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 he not with
us ; (seeing that p his life is bound up in the
lad's life ;)

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.

Joseph maketh himself known.

32 For thy servant became surety for the
lad unto my father, saying, ilf 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 bondman
to my lord ; and let the lad go up with his

34 For how shall I go up to my father,
and the lad he not with me ? lest per adven-
ture I see the evil that shall f come on my


1 Joseph maketh himself known to his brethren. 5 He
comforteth them in God's providence. 9 He sendeth
for his father. \Q Pharaoh confirmeth it. 2\ Joseph
furnisheth them for their journey, and exhorteth them
to concord. 25 Jacob is revived with the netes.

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.

2 And he t wept aloud ; and the Egypt-
ians and the house of Pharaoh heard.

3 And Joseph said unto his brethren, =^1
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 bro-
ther, •'whom ye sold into Egypt.

5 Now therefore "= be not grieved, t nor
angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hi-
ther : ^ 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 he
earing nor harvest.

7 And God sent me before you, f to pre-
serve 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 :

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




q ch. 43. 9.

r Gxod. 32.

t Tleh.Jlnd
my father.
Exod. 18. 8.
Job 31. 29.
Ps. 116. 3.
b. 119. 143.

t Heb.
trave forth
ft is voice in
Num. )4. 1.
a Acts 7. 13.

II Or,
Job 4. 5. &
23 1.5

Mint. 14. 26.
Maxk 6. SO.

b ch. 37. 28.

c lia. 40. 2.
2 Cor. 2. 7.
t Heb. vei-
thcr let there
tie anger in
your fves.

A cb. .'JO. 20.
Ps. 105. 10,

See 2 Sam.
16. 10, 11.
Act3 4. 24.

t Heb. to

put for you
a remnant.

e ch. 4!. 43.
JiirtR. 17. 10.
Job 29. 10.

f ch. 47. 1.



g ch. 42. 23.

t Hch.
was pood in
the eyes of
ch. 41. 37.

i ch. 27. 28.
Numb. 18.

t Heb. let
not your eye
spare, tS-c.

t Heb.
Numb. 3. 16.

k ch. 43. 34.

t Heb.

1 Job 29. 94.

Ps. 120. 1.

Luke 24. 11,


t Ucb his.

He sendeth for his father.

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 i" bring down
my father hither.

14 And he fell upon his brother Ben-
jamin's neck, and wept ; and Benjamin wept
upon his neck.

15 Moreover, he kissed all his brethren,
and wept upon them : and after that his
brethren talked with him.

16 H And the fame thereof was heard in
Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren
are come : and it t 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 house-
holds, and come untojne : and I will give
you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye
shall eat 'the fat of the land.

19 Now thou art commanded, this do ye ;
take you wagons out of the land of Egypt
for your little ones, and for your wives, and
bring your father, and come.

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

21 And the childrenof Israel did so: and
Joseph gave them wagons, according to the
t 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; ten asses t laden with the good
things of Egypt, and ten she-asses laden with
corn and bread and meat for his father by the

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 IT 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 Egypt. I And t 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


Jacob goeth into Egypt.

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.


1 Jacob is comforted by God at Beer-sheba ; 5 Thence
fip. with his company goeth into Egypt. 8 The number
of his family that went into Egypt. 28 Joseph meeteth
Jacob. 31 ife instructeth his brethren how to answer
to Pharaoh.

AND Israel took his journey with all
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 ! 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 e bring thee up again:
and •» Joseph shall put his hand upon thine

5 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 brought he with him into


8 IT And "these are the names of the chil-
dren of Israel, which came into Egypt, Jacob
and his sons : "Reuben, Jacob's first-born.

9 And the sons of Reuben ; Hanoch, and
Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.

10 11 And ° the sons of Simeon ; || Jemuel,
and Jamin, and Ohad, and || Jachin, and
II Zohah, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish

Ill And the sons of pLevi ; || Gershon,
Kohath, and Merari.

12 IT And the sons of i Judah ; Er, and
Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zarah :
but 'Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan.
And Hhe sons of Pharez were Hezron, and

13 IT ' And the sons of Issachar ; Tola, and
II Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.

14 11 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





It ch. 21. 31,
33. & 28. 10.
b ch.26.34,
25. & 2H. 13.
<c31. 43.

c ch. 15. L
Job 33. 14,

e ch. 12. 2.
Deut. 26. 5.
f ch. 28. 15.
& 48. 21.

50. 13, 24,

Bxod. 3. 8.
h ch. 50 1.

i Acta 7. 15.


1 Deut. 26. 5.
Josh. 24. 4.
Ps. 105.23.
Iiai. 52. 4.

m Exod. 1.
1. &. e. 14.

n Numb. 26.


1 Chron. 5.


Exod. 6.

1 Chron. 4.




Or, Jarib.

Or, Zcrah.

Chron. 4.

P 1 Chron.
6. 1, 16.
II Or,
g 1 Chron.2.
3. & 4. 21.

r ch. 38. 3,


s ch. 38.29.

I Chron. 2.-

I I Chron. 7.

II Or, Puak,
and Jashub.



u Numb.SB.
15, ice.
II Or, Oini.
II Or, And.

1 1 Chron. 7.

r ch.30.10.

a. ch. 44. !n.

II Or, pnnee.

c 1 Chron. 7.
6. & a L

d Numb. 28.



e Numb. 26.



I Chron. 7.
12. .

y Hupkam.

Numb. 26.


fl Chron. 7.


II Or,
Numb. 26.

E lChron.7.


h ch.30.5,


i ch.29.29.

k Exod. 1.5.

ch. 35. li:

1 Deut. 10.

See Acts 7.

m ch. 31.21.
n ch.47.1.

o Soch. 45.

eSn Luka
. 29, 30.

q ch.47.1.

f Hcb. thrji
are men ur

Joseph meeteth his father Jacob.

daughter Dinah : all the souls of his sons
and his daughters were thirty and three.

16 IT And the sons of Gad ; "Ziphion, and
Haggi, Shuni, and || Ezbon, Eri, and || Aro-
di, and Areli.

17 IT ^ And the sons of Asher ; Jimnah, and
Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Scrah
their sister. And the sons of Beriah ; Heber,
and Malchiel.

18 yThese are the sons of ZiJpah, 'whom
Laban gave to Leah his daughter : and these
she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls.

19 The sons of Rachel, "Jacob's wife ;
Joseph, and Benjamin.

20 H^'And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt
were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which
Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah || priest
of On bare unto him.

21 IT "■ And the sons of Benjamin were Be-
lah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and
Naaman, ''Ehi, and Rosh, «Muppim, and
II Huppim, and Ard.

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

23 IF 'And the sons of Dan ; || Hushim.

24 IT* 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

26 ''All the souls that came with Jacob
into Egypt, which came out of his f loins,
besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the soids were
threescore and six ;

27 And the sons of Joseph which were
borne him in Egypt, were two souls: 'all
the souls of the house of Jacob, which came
into Egypt, were threescore and ten.

28 II And he sent Judah before him unto
Joseph, "to direct his face unto Goshen; and
they came "into the land of Goshen.

29 And Joseph made ready his chariot,
and went up to meet Israel his father to
Goshen; and presented himself unto him :
and he "fell on his neck, and wept on his
neck a good while.

30 And Israel said unto Joseph, pNow
letme die, since I have seen thy face, because
thou art yet alive.

31 And Joseph said unto his brethren,
and unto his father's house, il 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 f their
trade hath been to feed cattle; and they
have brought their flocks, and their herds,
and all that they have.


Joseph presenteth his brethren, Sfc.

33 And it shall come to pass, when Pha-
raoh shall call you, and shall say, 'What is
your occupation ?

34 That ye shall say, Thy servants' Hrade
hath been about cattle 'from our youth even
until now, both we, a7id also our fathers :
that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen;
for every shepherd is "an abomination unto
the Egyptians.


1 Joseph presenteth Jive of his brethren, 7 and his father
before Pharaoh. 11 He giveth them habitation and
7naintenance. 13 He getteth all the Egyptians' money,
16 their cattle, 18 their lands to Pharaoh. 22 The
priests' land was not bought. 23 He letteth the land
to them for a fifth part. 28 Jacob's age. 29 He
sweareth Joseph to bury him with his fathers.

THEN 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 Ca-
naan; and behold, they are in ""the land of

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 Ca-
naan : now therefore, we pray thee, let thy
servants •'dwell in the land of Goshen.

5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, say-
ing. 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, f How
old art thou ?

9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, 'The
days of the years of my pilgrimage are an
hundred and thirty years : ■" few and evil
have the days of the years of my hfe been,
and "have not attained unto the days of the
years of the life of my fathers in the days
of their pilgrimage.

10 Aud Jacob "blessed Pharaoh, and went
out from before Pharaoh.

1 1 IF And Joseph placed his father and
his brethren, and gave them a possession in





r ch. 47.2,

t cli.30.35.
& 34. S. k.
37. 12.

u ch. 43. 32.
Exod. 8.26.

I ch.46.31.

b di.45.10.
&46. 23.

A ch.40.33.
n ch. 46. 34.

fch. 15.13.
Deut. 26. 5.

g ch.43.1.
Acts 7. 11.

T Hch. Htnii
mavy are the
days of the
years of thy


1 Hcbr. 11.
!), 13.
Ps. 39. 12.

m Job 14.1.

n ch.a'i.T.
&33. 28.

o ver. 7.



?ExotI. 1.
q ver. 6.

II Or, as a
little child is
t Heb. ac-
cordinff to
the little

ch. 50. 21.
r ch. 41. 30.
AcU 7. 11.



t Heb. ted


u Ezra 7. 24.
II Or,
ch. 41. 45.
2 Sam. 8. 18.

Joseph\s dealing in the famine.

the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in
the land of pRameses, "ias Pharaoh had com-

12 And Joseph nourished his father, and
his brethren, and all his father's household,
with bread || f according to their fa,milies.

13 IT 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 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 your cattle, if money

17 And they brought their cattle unto
Joseph : and Joseph gave them bread in ex-
change for horses, and for the flocks, and
for the cattle of the herds, and for the asses ;
and he t 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 pre-
vailed over them : so the land became Pha-

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 portion
which Pharaoh gave them ; wherefore they
sold not their lands.

23 Then Joseph said unto the people.
Behold, I have bought you this day and
your land for Pharaoh : lo, here is seed for
you, and ye shall sow the land.

24 And it shall come to pass in the



Joseph with his sons visiteth Jacob.

CHAP. XLVIIL Jacob blesseth Ephraim and Manasseh.

crease, that ye shall 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; y except the
land of the H priests only, which became not

27 IT And Israel ^ dwelt in the land of
Egypt, in the country of Goshen ; and they
had possessions therein, and *grew, and mul-
tiplied exceedingly.

28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt
seventeen years : so f the whole age of Jacob
wasanhundred forty and seven years.

29 And the time ''drew nigh that Israel
must die : arid he called his son Joseph, and
said unto' him. If now I have found grace in
thy sight, ""put, I pray thee, thy hand under
my thigh, and ''deal kindly and truly with
me ; *=bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt :

30 But ^I will lie with my fathers, and
thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and ^bury
me in their burying-place. And he said, I

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