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30 The man, who is the lord of the genuch saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, emptied their sacks, that, behold, 2002, 2003

35 T And it came to pass as they are Joseph imprisoneth his brethren. GENESIS,

Their relation to Jacob. dreams which he dreamed of them, and understood them; for he spake unto said unto them, Ye are spies; to see them by an interpreter. the nakedness of the land ye are come.

24 And he turned himself about 10 And they said unto him, Nay, from them, and wept; and returned my lord, but to buy food are thy ser to them again, and communed with vants come.

them, and took from them Simeon, 11 We are all one man's sons; we

and bound him before their eyes. are true men, thy servants are no spies. 25 9 Then Joseph commanded to

12 And he said unto them, Nay, fill their sacks with corn, and to rebut to see the nakedness of the land store every man's money into his sack, ye are come.

and to give them provision for the 13 And they said, Thy servants are way: and thus did he unto them. twelve brethren, the sons of one man 26 And they laded their asses with in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the corn, and departed thence. the youngest is this day with our fa 27 And as one of them opened his ther, and one is not.

sack to give his ass provender in the 14 And Joseph said unto them, That inn, he espied his money; for, behold, is it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye it was in his sack's mouth. are spies :

28 And he said unto his brethren, 15 Hereby ye shall be proved: By My money is restored; and, lo, it is the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go


sack: and their heart failforth hence, except your youngested them, and they were afraid, saying brother come hither.

one to another, What is this that God 7285. X 16 Send one of you, and let him hath done unto us? fetch yoạr brother, and ye shall be 29 I And they came unto Jacob se te kept in prison, that your words may their father unto the land of Canaan, *a, L. be proved, whether there be any truth and told him all that befell unto them; in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh saying, surely ye are spies.

17 And he put them all together land, spake roughly to us, and took 21 into ward three days.

us for spies of the country. 18 And Joseph said unto them the 31 And we said unto him, We are a bree third day, This do, and live; for I true men; we are no spies : fear God:

32 We be twelve brethren, sons of as
be true men, let one of your our father; one is not, and the

brethren be bound in the house of est is this day with our father in the
your prison: go ye, carry corn for the land of Canaan.
famine of your houses:

33 And the man, the lord of the 20 But bring your youngest brother country, said unto us, Hereby shall I unto me; so shall your words be veri- know that ye are true men ; leave one fied, and ye shall not die. And they of your brethren here with me, and

take food for the famine of your hous21 | And they said one to another, holds, and be gone: We are verily guilty concerning our 34 And bring your youngest brother brother, in that we saw the anguish of unto me: then shall I know that ye his soul, when he besought us, and we are no spies, but that


are true men : would not hear; therefore is this dis- so will I deliver you your brother, and tress come upon us.

ye shall traffick in the land. 02 And, Reuben answered them,

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Do not sin against the child; and ye every man's bundle of money was in would not hear? therefore, behold, his sack: and when both they and their also his blood is required.

father saw the bundles of money, they 23 And they knew not that Josephi / were afraid.

Jacob is hardly persuaded CHAP: XLIII.

tu send Benjamin 36 And Jacob their father said unto him not unto thee, and set him before them, Me have ye bereaved of my thee, then let me bear the blame for children: Joseph is not, and Simeon ever: is not, and ye will take Benjamin 10 For except we had lingered, suresway: all these things are agaist me. ly now we had returned this second

37 And Reuben spake unto his fa- time. ther, saying, Slay my two sons, if I 11 And their father Israel said unto bring him not to thee: deliver him them, If it must be so now, do this; into my hand, and I will bring him to take of the best fruits in the land in thee again.

your vessels, and carry down the man 98 And he said, My son shall not go a present, a little balm, and a little down with you; for his brother is honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and dead, and he is left alone: if mischief almonds: befall him by the way in the which ye 12 And take double money in your go, then shall ye bring down my gray hand; and the money that was brought hairs with sorrow to the grave.

again in the mouth of your sacks, carry CHAP. XLIII.

it again in your hand; peradventure it 1 Jacob is hardly persuaded to send Benjamin.

was an oversight: 15 Joseph entertaineth his brethren. 31 He 13 Take also your brother, and maketa then a feast.

arise, go again unto the man: AND the famine was sore in the land. 14 And God Almighty give you

2 And it came to pass, when they mercy before the man, that he may had eaten up the corn which they had send away your other brother, and brought out of Egypt, their father Benjamin. If I be bereaved of my said unto them, Go again, buy us a children, I am bereaved. little food.

15 And the men took that present, 3 And Judah spake unto him, say- and they took double money in their ing, The man did solemnly protest hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my and went down to Egypt, and stood face, except your brother be with you. before Joseph.

4 If thou wilt send our brother with 16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin us, we will go down and buy thee food: with them, he said to the ruler of his

5 But if thou wilt not send him, we house, Bring these men home, and slay, will not go down: for the man said and make ready; for these men shall unto us, Ye shall not see my face, dine with me at noon. except your brother be with you. 17 And the man did as Joseph bade;

6 And Israel said, 'Wherefore dealt and the man brought the men into Joye so ill with me, as to tell the man seph's house. whether ye had yet a brother?

18 And the men were afraid, be7 And they said, The man asked us cause they were brought into Joseph's straitly of our state, and of our kin-house; and they said, Because of the dred, saying, Is your father yet alive? money that was returned in our sacks have ye another brother; and we told at the first time are we brought in; him according to the tenor of these that he may seek occasion against us, words: could we certainly know that and fall upon us, and take us for bondhe would say, Bring your brother men, and our asses. down?

19 And they came near to the stew8 And Judah said to Israel his fa-ard of Joseph's house, and they comther, Send the lad with me, and we muned with him at the door of the will arise and go; that we may live, house, and not die, both we, and thou, and 20 And said, O sir, we came inalso our little ones.

deed down at the first time to buy 9 I will be surety for him; of my food: band shalt thou require him; if I bring 21 And it came to pass, when we


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Joseph entertaineth his brethren. GENESIS,

His policy to stay them. came to the inn, that we opened our 33 And they sat before him, the sacks, and, behold, every man's money firstborn according to his birthright, was in the mouth of his sack, our and the youngest according to his inoney in full weight: and we have youth : and the men marvelled one at brought it again in our hand.

another. 22 And other


34 And he took and sent messes brought down in our hands to buy unto them from before him: but Benfood: we cannot tell who put our jamin's mess was five times as much money in our sacks.

as any of their's. And they drank, 23 And he said, Peace be to you, and were merry with him. fear not: your God, and the God of

CHAP. XLIV. your father, hath given you treasure in 1 Joseph's policy to stay his brethren. 14 Juyour sacks: I had your money. And dah's humble supplication to Joseph. he brought Simeon out unto them.

And he commanded the steward of 24 And the man brought the men his house, saying, Fill the men's sacks into Joseph's house, and gave them with food, as much as they can carry, water, and they washed their feet; and and put every man's money in his he gave their asses provender. sack's mouth.

25 And they made ready the present 2 And put my cup, the silver cup, against Joseph came at noon: for in the sack's mouth of the youngest, they heard that they should eat bread and his corn money. And he did acthere.

cording to the word that Joseph had 26 | And when Joseph came home, spoken. they brought him the present which 3 As soon as the morning was light, was in their hand into the house, and the men were sent away, they and their bowed themselves to him to the earth.

27 And he asked them of their wel 4 And when they were gone out of fare, and said, Is your father well, the city, and not yet far off, Joseph the old man of whom ye spake? Is said unto his steward, Up, follow af. he yet alive?

ter the


and when thou dost 28 And they answered, Thy servant overtake them, say unto them, Whereour father is in good health, he is yet fore have ye rewarded evil for good? alive. And they bowed down their 5 Is not this it in which my lord heads, and made obeisance.

drinketh, and whereby indeed he di29 And he lifted up his eyes, and vineth? ye have done evil in so doing. saw his brother Benjamin, his mo 6 | And he overtook them, and he ther's son, and said, Is this your spake unto them these same words. younger brother, of whom ye spake 7 And they said unto him, Whereunto me? And he said, God be


fore saith lord these words? God cious unto thee, my son.

forbid that thy servants should do ac30 And Joseph made haste; for his cording to this thing : bowels did yearn upon his brother: and 8 Behold, the money, which we found he sought where to weep; and he en in our sacks' mouths, we brought again tered into his chamber, and wept there. unto thee out of the land of Canaan :

31 And he washed his face, and how then should we steal out of thy went out, and refrained himself, and lord's house silver or gold? said, Set on bread.

9 With whomsoever of thy servants 32 And they set on for him by him- it be found, both let him die, and we self, and for them by themselves, and also will be my lord's bondmen. for the Egyptians, which did eat with 10 And he said, Now also let it be him, by themselves: because the according unto your words: he with Egyptians might not eat bread with whom it is found shall be my servant; the Hebrews; for that is an abomi- and ye shall be blameless. mation unto the Egyptians.

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Judah's supplication to Joseph. CHAP. XLV. Joseph maketh himself known, every man his sack to the ground, and we told him the words of my lord. opened every man his sack.

25 And our father said, Go again, 19 And he searched, and began at and buy us a little food. the eldest, and left at the youngest: and 26 And we said, We cannot go the cup was found in Benjamin's sack. down: if our youngest brother be with

13 Then they rent their clothes, and us, then will we go down: for we may laded every man his

ass, and returned not see the man's face, except our to the city.

youngest brother be with us. 14 9 And Judah and his brethren | 27 °And thy servant my father said came to Joseph's house; for he was unto us, Ye know that my wife bare yet there: and they fell before him on me two sons : the ground.

28 And the one went out from me 15 And Joseph said unto them, and I said, Surely he is torn in pieces; What deed is this that


have done? and I saw him not since: wot ye not that such a man as I can 29 And if ye take this also from me, certainly divine?

and mischief befall him, ye shall bring 16 And Judah said, What shall we down my gray hairs with sorrow to say unto my lord? what shall we the grave. speak? or how shall we clear our 30 Now therefore when I come to selves? God hath found out the ini- thy servant my father, and the lad be quity of thy servants: behold, we are not with us; seeing that his life is my lord's servants, both we, and he bound up in the lads life; also with whom the


is found, 31 It shall come to pass, when he 17 And he said, God forbid that I seeth that the lad is not with us, that should do so: but the man in whose he will die: and thy servants shall hand the cup is found, he shall be my bring down the gray hairs of thy servant servant; and as for you, get you up in our father with sorrow to the grave. peace unto your father.

32 For thy servant became surety for 18 I Then Judah came near unto the lad unto my father, saying, "If I him, and said, Oh my lord, let thy ser- bring him not unto thee, then I shall vant, I pray thee, speak a word in my bear the blame to my father for ever. lord's ears

, and let not thine anger 33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let burn against thy servant: for thou art thy servant abide instead of the lad a even as Pharaoh.

bondman to my lord; and let the lad 19 My lord asked his servants, say go up with his brethren. ing, Have ye a father, or a brother? 34 For how shall I go up to my fa

20 And we said unto my lord, We ther, and the lad be not with me? lest have a father, an old man, and a child peradventure I see the evil that shall of his old age, a little one; and his come on my father. brother is dead, and he alone is left of

CHAP. XLV. his mother, and his father loveth him. 1 Joseph maketh himself known to his frethren. 21 And thou saidst nnto thy ser 5 He comforteth them in God's providence. 9

He sendeth for his father. 16 Pharaoh confirmrants, Bring him down unto me, that

eth it. 21 Joseph furnisheth them for their jour. I may set mine eyes upon him.

ney, and exhorteth them to concord. 25 Jacob 22 And we said unto my lord, The

is revided with the news. lad cannot leave his father: for if he Then Joseph could not refrain him should leave his father, his father self before all them that stood by him; would die.

and he cried, Cause every man to go 23 And thou saidst unto thy servants, out from me.

And there stood no Except your youngest brother come man with him, while Joseph made down with you, ye shall see my face himself known unto his brethren. no more.

2 And he wept aloud; and the Egyp94 And it came to pass when we tians and the house of Pharaoh heard. came up unto thy servant my father, 3 And Joseph said unto liis bre

are five

Joseph sendeth for his father. GENESIS,

Jacob revived at the news. thren, I am.Joseph ; doth my father | brethren are come: and it pleased yet live? And his brethren could not Pharaoh well, and his servants. answer him; for they were troubled at 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, his presence.

Say unto thy brethren, This do ye ; : 4 And Joseph said unto his bre- lade your beasts, and go, get you unto thren, Come near to me, I pray you. the land of Canaan; And they came near. And he said, I 18 And take your father and your am Joseph your brother, whom ye housholds, and come unto me: and I sold into Egypt.

will give you the good of the land of 5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the angry with yourselves, that ye sold me land. hither: for God did send me before 19 Now thou art commanded, this you to preserve life.

do ye; take you wagons out of the 6 For these two years hath the fa- land of Egypt for your little ones, and mine been in the land: and yet there for your wives, and bring your father, years,

in the which there shall and come. neither be earing nor harvest.

20 Also regard not your stuff; for the 7 And God sent me before you to good of all the land of Egypt is your's. preserve you a posterity in the earth, 21 And the children of Israel did so : and to save your lives by a great de- and Joseph gave them wagons, accordliverance.

ing to the commandment of Pharaoh, 8 So now it was not you that sent and gave them provision for the way. me hither, but God: and he hath 22 To all of them he


each man made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord changes of raiment; but to Benjamin of all his house, and a ruler through he gave three hundred pieces of silver, out all the land of Egypt.

and five changes of raiment. 9 Haste ye, and go up to my father, 23 And to his father he sent after and say unto him, Thus saith thy son this manner; ten asses laden with the Joseph, God hath made me lord of all good things of Egypt, and ten she asses Egypt:come down unto me, tarry not: laden with corn and bread and meat

10 And thou shalt dwell in the land for his father by the way. of Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto 24 So he sent his brethren away, and me, thou, and thy children, and thy they departed: and he said unto them, children's children, and thy flocks, and see that ye fall not out by the way. thy herds, and all that thou hast : 25 | And they went up out of Egypt,

11 And there will I nourish thee; } and came into the land of Canaan unto for yet there are five years of famine; Jacob their father, lest thou, and thy houshold, and all 26 And told him, saying, Joseph is that thou hast, come to poverty.

yet alive, and he is governor over all 12 And, behold, your eyes see, and the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that fainted, for he believed them not. it is my mouth that speaketh unto you.

27 And they told him all the words 13 And ye shall tell my father of all of Joseph, which he had said unto my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye them: and when he saw the wagons have seen, and ye shall haste and bring which Joseph had sent to carry him, down

father hither.

the spirit of Jacob their father revived: 14 And he fell upon his brother 28 And Israel said, It is enough ; Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Ben-Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go jamin wept upon his neck.

and see him before I die. 15 Moreover he kissed all his bre

CHAP. XLVI. thren, and wept upon them: and after

1 Jacob is comforted by God at Beer-sheba. 5 that his brethren talked with him. Thence he vith his company goeth into Egypt. 16 | Ard the fanie thereof was heard

8 The number of his family that went into

Egypt. 28 Joseph meeteth Jacob. 31 lle inin Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's structcth his brethren how to answer to Pharaoh.

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