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CHAP. XLII. Manasseh and Ephraim born. 43 blasted with the east wind shall be seven || priest of On: and Joseph went out over years of famine.

all the land of Egypt. 28 This is the thing which I have spok- 46 | And Joseph was thirty years old et unto Pharaoh : What God is about to when he stood before Pharaoh king of do he sheweth unto Pharaoh.

Egypt: and Joseph went out from the 29 Behold, there come seven years of presence of Pharaoh, and went throughgreat plenty throughout all the land of out all the land of Egypt. Egypt:

47 And in the seven plenteous years 30 And there shall arise after them the earth brought forth by handfuls. seren years of famine ; and all the plenty 48 And he gathered up all the food of shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt'; the seven years which were in the land of and the famine shall consume the land ; Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities :

31 And the plenty shall not be known the food of the field which was round in the land ny reason of that famine fol- | about every city, laid he up in the same. lowing: for it shall be very grievous. 49 And Joseph gathered corn as the

32 And for that the dream was doubled sand of the sea, very much, until he left unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the numbering; for it was without number, thing is established by God, and God will 50 And unto Joseph were born two shortly bring it to pass.

sons before the years of famine came : 33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look which Asenath the daughter of Poti-phecut a man discreet and wise, and set him rah priest of On bare unto him. over the land of Egypt.

51 And Joseph called the name of the 34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him first-born Manasseh : For God, said he, appoint officers over the land, and take hath made me forget all my toil, and all up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in my father's house. the seven plentcous years.

52 And the name of the second called 35 And let them gather all the food of he Ephraim : for God hath caused me to those good years that come, and lay up be fruitful in the land of my affliction. corn under the hand of Pharaoh ; and let 53 And the seven years of plenteousness them keep food in the cities.

that was in the land of Egypt, were ended. 36 And that food shall be for store to 54 And the seven years of dearth began the land against the seven years of fam- to come, according as Joseph had said : ine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; and the dearth was in all lands; but in that the land perish not through the fam- | all the land of Egypt there was bread.

55 And when all the land of Egypt was 37 [ And the thing was good in the eyes famished, the people cried to Pharaoh of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his ser- for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the vants.

Egyptians, Go unto Joseph ; what he 38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, saith to you, do. Can we find such a one as this is, a man 56 And the famine was over all the. in whom the spirit of God is ?

face of the earth: and Joseph opened all 39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, the store-houses, and sold unto the EgypForasrnuch as God hath shewed thee alltians; and the famine waxed sore in the this, there is noe so discreet and wise as land of Egypt. thou art :

57 And all countries came into Egypt 40 Thou shalt be over my house, and to Joseph for to buy corn ; because that according unto thy word shall all my peo the famine was so sore in all lands, ple be ruled : only in the throne will I

CHAP. XLII. be greater than thou.

1 Jacob sendeth his ten sons to buy corn 41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, in Egypt. 16 They are imprisoned by I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. Joseph for spies. 21 Their remorse.

OW when Jacob saw that there was his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, sons, Why do ye look one upon another and put a gold chain about his neck; 2 And he said, Behold, I have heard

45 And he made him to ride in the sec- that there is corn in Egypt : get you and chariot which he had : and they down thither, and buy for us from thence; cried before him, Bow the knee: and he that we may live, and not die. made him ruler over all the land of Egypt. 3 And Joseph's ten brethren went down

44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, 1 to buy corn in Egypt. am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no 4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jaman lift up his hand or foot in all the cob sent not with his brethren: for he

said, Lest peradventure mischief befalhim.. 45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name 5. And the sons of Israel came to buy Zaphnath-paaneah; and he gave him to corn among those that came : for the fam site Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah !! ine was in the land of Canaan,

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44 Joseph's brethren imprisoned. GENESIS.

Accused as sfies. 6 And Joseph was the governor over 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 9 Then Joseph commanded to fill came, and bowed down themselves before their sacks with corn, and to restore eva him 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 | money is restored; and lo, it is even in them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness | my sack; and their leart failed them, and of the land ye are come.

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

11 We are all one man's sons; we are father into 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

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 Ispake 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, l are true men : leave one of your brethren except your youngest brother come hither. i here 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- 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. 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 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 them, and wept : and returned tot tirem AND the famine was sore in the land,

2 And it came to pass, when they again, and communed with them, and I had eaten up the corn which they had

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Jacob is hardly frersuaded. 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.

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

20 And sail, O) sir, we came indeed 4 If thou wilt send our brother with us, down at the first time to buy food: Fe will go down and buy thee food : 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 Je had yet a brother?

down in our hands to buy food : we can7 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, Is your father yet alive? have ye not: your God, and the God of your faanother brother and we told him ac

c- ther, hath given you treasure in your cording to the tenour of these words : sacks: I had your money. And he brought Could 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 go; 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 now 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 of the best fruits in the land in your ves- of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive? sels, 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 svas 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 to 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 your 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,
down 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
hoxe, Bring these men home, and slay, 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 hiin, 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 seph'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, Because 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 ac

ry with him.


46 Joseph stayeth his brethren. GENESIS.

Judah's integrity. CHAP. XLIV.

should do so: but the man in whose hand Joseph's policy to stay his brethren. the cup is found, he shall be my servant ; A

NÚ he commanded the steward of and as for you, get you up in peace unto

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 away, they, and their have a father, an old man, and a child

of his old age, a little one: and his brother 4 And when they were gone out of the || is dead, and he alone is left of his mothcity, 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 wlien thou dost overtake them, say Bring him down unto me, that I may set into them, Wherefore have ye rewarded | mine eyes upon him. evil for goodi?

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 drinketh, and whereby indeed he divin- leave his father, his father would die. eth? ye have done evil in so doing.

23 And thou saidst unto thy servants, 6 9 And he overtook them, and he spake Except your youngest brother come down unto them these same worrls.

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 mouths, 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 my lord's bondmen.

to us, Ye know that my wife bare me two 10 And he said, Now also let it be ac- SO18: 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 shall 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 cvery man his sack.

down my gray hairs with sorrow to the 12 And he searched, and began at

glave. 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) laced every man his ass, and returned to 31 It shall come to pass, when he seeth the citv.

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 ye 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 and the lad be not with me? lest peradfound.

venture I see the evil that shall coine op 17 And he said, God forbid that I ll my fåtlier,

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

ren are come: and it pleased Pharaola 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 beseph could not refraino.himu kanur breasts and go, get you unto the 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, whule Joseph made him- will give you the good of the land of Eself known unto his brethren.

sypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land. 2 And he wept aloud ; and the Egyp- 19 Now thou art commanded, this day tians and the house of Pharaoh heard. ve; 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 conie. 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 6 For these two years hath the famine manner; ten asses laden with the goud 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 faearing 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 I 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 Band 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 cd, 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, tarıy Joseph, which he had said unto them: Dot:

and when he saw the waggons which Jo10 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 ; Jochildren'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. ret there are five years of famine ;) lest 1 Jacob iscomforted by Godat Beer-sheha. thou, and thy household, and all that thou 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 the eyes of my biother 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 yen: and ye shall haste, and bring visions of the night, and sail, Jacob, Jadown my father hither.

cob : and he said, Here am I. 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 EWept upon his neck.

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

and I will also surely bring the up 165 And the fame thercof was heard in again : and Joseph shan put his hand Pljaraok's liousę, saying, Joseph's, breth- "npon thine eyes.

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