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Joseph's advancement. CHAP. XI.1. ITis brethren come into Egypt the presence of Pharaoh, and went Whence come ye. And they said, From throughout all the land of Egypt. the land of Canaan, to huy food.

47 And in the seven plenteous years & And Joseph knew his brethren, but ibe earth brought forth by bandfuls. they knew not him.

48 And he gathered up all the food 9 And Joseph reinembered the of the seven years, which were in the dreams which he dreamed of them, land of Egypi, and land up the food in and said unto them, Ye are spies; to dhe cities: the food of the field which see the nakedness of the land you are cas round about every city laid he up come. in the same.

10 And they said unto him, Nay, my 49. And Joseph gathered corn as the lord, but to buy food are thy servants sand or the sea, very much, tintil be come. Jeft numbering for it was without il We are all one man's sons; we are Tumber.

true men; thy servants are no spies. 50 And unto Joseph were born two 12 And he said unto them, Nay, sons before the years of famine came; but to see the nakedness of the land which Asenath, the daughter of Poti- ye are coine. plerah priest of On, bare unto him. 13 And they said, Thy servants are

51 And Joseph called the name of twe've brethren, the sons of one man the first-born Manasseh : For God, said in the land of Canaan; and, tehold, he, hath made me forget all my toil, the youngest is this day with our father, and all iny father's house.

and one is not. 52 And the name of the second 14 And Joseph said unto them, That called he Epbraim : For God hath is it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye caused me to be fruitful in the land of are spies : ny attiiction.

15 Hereby ye shall be proved ; By the 53 | And the seven years of plente- life of Pharaoh ye shall not go iorth ousness that was in the land of Egypt bence, except your youngest brother were ended.

come hither. 54 And the seven years of dearth be 16 Send one of you, and let himn gan to come, according as Joseph bad fetch your brother, and ye shall be said : and the dearth was in all lands; kept in prison, that your worrls may but in all the land of Egypt there was be proved, whether there be any truto bread.

in you : or else, by the lite of Pharaoh, 55 And when all the land of Egypt surely ye are spies. was famisbed, the people cried to Pha 17 And be put them all together into raoh for bread : and Pharaoh said unto ward three days. all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph ; 18 And Joseph said unto them the what be saith to you, do.

third day, Tbis do, and live ; for I fear 56 And the fainine was orer all the God : face of the earth. And Joseph opened 19 If ye be true men, let one of your all the store-bouses, and sold unto the brethren be bound in the house of your Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore prison ; go ye, carry corn for the las in the land of Egypt.

niine of your houses : 57 And all countries came into Egypt 20 But bring your youngest brother to Joseph for to buy corn; because that unto me; so shall your words be verithe famine was so sore in all lands. fied, and ye shall not die. And they CHAP. XLII.

did so. NOW TOW when Jacab saw that there 21 And they said one to another, We

was corn in Egypt, Jacob said un- are rerily guilty concerning our bra [o his sons, Why do ye look one upon ther, in that we saw the anguish of his auctber?

soul, when be besought us, and we 2 And he said, Behold, I have heard would not bear ; therefore is this disthat there is corn in Egypt: get you tress come upon us. down thither, and buy for us froin 22 And Reuben answered them, say. thence that we may live, and not die. ing, Spake I not unto you, saring, Do

3 And Joseph's ten brethren went not sin against the child; and ye would down to huy corn in Egypt.

not hear therefore, behold, also his 4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, blood is required. Jacob sent not with his brethren : for 23 And they knew not that Joseph he said, Lest peradventure mischief understood them; for he spake unto befal him.

them by an interpreter. 5 And the sons of Israel came to buy 24 And he turned hunse about from corn among those that came : for the ther, and wept; and returned to thein far:ine was in the land of Canaan. again, and communed with them, and

6 And Jeseph was the governor over took from them Simeon, and bound the Jand, und be it was that sold to all him before their eyes. the people of the land : and Joseph's 25 Then Joseph commander to all brethren came and bowed down them their sacks with corn, and to restore selves before himn with their faces to every mari's money into his sack, and the earth.

to give them piosision for the way 7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and and thus did he unto them. he knew them, but made himself 26 And they laded their asses with strange unto them, and cake roughly the corn, and departed tbence.

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Tecon hardy persuaded to GENESIS send Benjamin into Egypt Eack, to give bis ass provender in the 7 And they said, The man asked us

inn, he espied bis money ; for, be- straitly of our state, and of our kinhold, it was in his sack's mouth. dred, saying, Is your father yet alive? 128 And he said unto his brethren, have ye another brother and we toid My money is restored: and, lo, it is him according to the tenor of these even in my sack: and their heart words: could we certainly know that failed theni, and they were afraid, he would say,Bring your brother down? saying one to another, What is this 8 And Judah said unto Israel his that God bath done unto us?

fatber, Send the lad with me, and we 29 4 And they came unto Jacob their will arise and go; that we inay live, father, unto the land of Canaan,and told and not die, both we, and thou, and him all that befel unto them, saying, also our little ones.

30 The man, who is the lord of the 9 I will be surety for him ; of my land, spake roughly to us, and took band shalt thou require him: If I bring us for spies of the country:

bim not unto thee, and set bim before 31 And we said unto him, We are thee, then let me bear tbe blame for true men; we are no spies :

ever: 32 We'be twelve brethren, soos of 10 For except we had lingered, our father : one is not, and the young- surely now we had returned this seest is this day with our father in the cond timne. land of Canaan.

11 And their father Israel said unto 33 And the man, the lord of the them, if it must 80 now, do this : country, said unto us, Hereby shall take of the best fruits in the land in know that ye are true men; leave one your vessels, and carry down the man of your brethren here with me, and a present, a little balm, and a little take food for the famine of your house-honey, spices and myrrh, nuts and bolds, and be gone

almonds; 34 And bring year youngest brother 12 And take double money in your unto me: then shall I know that ye hand; and the money that was brought are no spies, but that ye are true men: again in the mouth of your sacks, so will I deliver you your brother, and carry it again in your band , peradye shall traffick in the land.

venture it was an over-sight: 35. And it came to pass, as they 13 Take also your brother, and emptied their sacks, that, behold, arise, go again unto the man: every man's bundle of money was in 14 And God Almighty give you his sack: and when both they and mercy before the inan, that he may their father saw the bundles of money, send away your other brother, and they were afraid.

Benjamin. if i be bereaved of my chil36 And Jacob their father said unto dren, I am bereaved. them, Me have ye bereaved of my 15 And the men took that present, children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is and they took double money in their not, and ye will take Benjamin away: band, and Benjamin ; and rose up, and all these are against me.

went down to Egypt, and stood befo 37 And Reuben spake unto his fa- Joseph. ther, saying, Slay my two sons, if I 16' And when Joseph saw Benjamin bring him not to thee: deliver him with them, he said to the ruler of his anto my hand, and I will bring him to house, Bring these men home, and tuee again.

slay, and make ready; for these men 39 And he said, My son shall not go shall dine with me at noon. down with you: for his brother is 17 And the man did as Joseph bade; dead, and he is left alone: if mischief and the man brought the men into befal him by the way in the wbich ye Joseph's house. go, then shall ye bring down my gray 18 And the men were afraid, because Eairs with sorrow to the grave.

they were brought into Joseph's house; CHAP. XLIII.

and they said, Because of the money ANE ND the famine was sore in the that was returned in our sacks at the land.

first time are we brought in ; that he 2 And it came to pass, when they may seek occasion against as, and fall had eaten up the corn which they had upon us, and take us for bondnien, brought out of Egypt, their father said and our asses. unto them, Go again, buy us a little 19 T. And they came near to the food.

steward of Joseph's house, and they 3 And Judah spake unto him, saying, communed with hun at the door of The man did solemnly protest unto the house, us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, 20 And said, O sir, we came indeed except your brother be with you. down at the first time to buy food :

4 I thou wilt send our brother with 21 And it came to pass, when we us, we will go down and buy thee food : came to the inn, that we opened our

5 But if thou wilt not send him, we sacks, and behold, every man's mo. will not go down: for the man said ney was in the mouth of his sack, our unto us, Ye shall not see my face, money in full weight: and we have except your brother be with you. brought it again in our band.

6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt 92 And other money have we brought 4

se so ill with me, as to tell the man down in our hands to buy food: we cau wwbether ye had yet a brother? not tell who put our popey in our sack.

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Feseph entertalneth his brethren. CHAP. XLIV. The cup in Benjamin's sacks

23 And he said, Peace be to you, drinketh, and whereby indeed be di. fear not: your God, and the God of vineth? Ye have done evil in so doing. sour father, bath given you treasure in 6 And he orertook thein, and be your sacks: I had your money. And spake unto them these same words. be brought Simeon out unto them. 7 And they said unto him, Where

24 And the man brought the men fore saith my lord these words. God into Joseph's house, and gave them forbid that thy servants should do acwater, and they washed their feet ; cording to this thing. and he gave their asses provender. Behold, the money which we

25 And they made ready the present found in our sacks' mouths we brought against Joseph came at noon: for they again unto thee out of the land of Ca heard that they should eat bread there. naap: how then should we steal out of

26 Asid when Joseph came home, thy lord's house silver or gold? they brought him the present wbich With whomsoever of thy servants was in their hand into the house, and it be tound, both let him die, and we bowed themselves to him to the earth. also will be my lord's bondinen.

27 And he asked them of their wel 10 And he said, Now also let it be fare, and said, Is your fatber well? the according unto your words : he with old inan of whoin ye spake, is he yet whom it is found shall be my servant; alive?

and ye shall be blameless. 99 And they answered, Thy servant 11 Then they speedily took down our father is in good health, he is yet every man his sack to the ground, and alive : and they bowed down their opened every man his sack. Heads, and made obeisar.ce.

12 And he searched, and hegan at the 99 Ana he lifted up his eyes, and eldest, and left at the youngest : 31:d saw his brother Benjamin, his mo- the cup was found in Benjamin's sack, tber's son, and said, Is this your 13 Then they rent their clothes, aid younger brother, of whom ye spake laded every man his ass, and returned into me? And he said, God be gra- to the city: cious unto thee, my son.

14 and Judah and his brethren cane 30 And Joseph made haste ; for his to Joseph's house ; for he was yet Zowels did yearn upon his brother: and there; and they fell before him on the le sought where to weep; and he en-ground. tered into his chamber, and wept there. 15 And Joseph said unto ther,

31 And he washed his face, and went what deed is this that ye have done out, and refrained himself, and said, Wot ye not that such a inan as I can Set on bread.

certainly divine 39 And they set on for him by bim 16 And Judah said, what shall we ref, and for them by themselves, and say unto my lord? what shall we for the Egyptians which d!d cat with speak or how shall we clear ouin

in by themselves : because the Egyp- selves? God hath found out the ini. sans inight not eat bread with the quity of thy servants : bebold, we are Hlebrews : for that is an abomination my lord's servants, both we, and he unto the Egyptians.

also will whom the cup is found. 33 And they sat before him, the 17 And he said, God forbid that I first-born according to his birth-right, should do so : but the inan in whose and the youngest according to his hand the cup is found, he shall be my youth: and the men marcelled one at servant ; and as for you, get you up in enother.

peace unto your father, 34 And he took and sent messes unto 18 Then Judah came near unto bim, thein from hefore him : but Benjamin's and said, Oh, my lord, let thy servant, I mess was five tines so much as any of pray thee, speak a word in my lord's theirs. And they drunk, and were ears, and let not thine anger buri Iberry with hiin.

against thy servant: for thou art even CHAP. XLIV.

as Pharaoh. ND he commanded steward of 19 My lord asked servants, saysacks with food, as much as they can 20 And we said unto my lord, We carry, and put every man's money in bave a father, an old man, and a his sack's in outh :

child of his old age, a little one: and 2 And put my cup, the silver cup, his brother is dead, and he alone is in the sack's mouth of the youngest, left of his mother, and his father loveth and his corn money. And he did ac- hiin. cording to the word that Joseph had 21 And thou saidst unto thy servants, spoken.

Bring him down unto me, that I may 31 As soon as the morning was set mine eyes upon him. light, the men were sent away, they 22 And we said unto my lord, The And their asses.

lad cannot leave his father : for if he 4 And when they were gone out of should leave his father, his father dhe city, and not yei far off, Joseph said would die. unto his stewara, Up, follow aiter the 23 And thou saidst unto thy ser men; and when thou dost overtake van's, Except your youngest brother them, say unto them, Wherefore have come down with you, you shall see my ye rewarded evil for good?

face no more. Is not this is in which my jord 24 And it came to pass, when we

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Joseph maketh himself known. GENESIS. Ile sendeth for his father. came up unto thy servant my father, of all bis house, and a ruler through, we told him the words of my lord. out all the land of Egypt.

25 And our father said, Go again, 9 Haste ye, and go up to my father, and buy us a little food.

and say unto him, Thus saith thy son 26 And we said, we cannot go Joseph, God hath inade ine lord of all down: if our youngest brother be with Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not: as, then will we go down: for we 10 And thou shalt dwell in the land may not see the man's face, except of Goshen, and thou shalt be Gear unto our youngest brother be with us. me, tho:, and thy children, and thy

27 And thy servant my father said children's children, and thy tíocks, ani unto us, Ye know that my wife bare thy herds, and all that thou hast: me two sons :

il And there will I nourish thee; fer 28 And the one went out from me, yet there are five years of famine ; lest and I said, Surely he is torn in pieces; thou, and thy household, and all that and I saw bim not since:

thou hast, come to poverty. 29 And if ye take this also from me, 12 And, behold, your eyes see, and and mischier befal him, ye shall bring the eyes of my brother Benjainn, that down my gray hairs with sorrow to the it is niy mouth that speaketh unto you. rave.

13 And ye shall tell my father of all 30 Now therefore when I come to my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye by servant my father, and the lad be have seen; and ye sha!! baste, and 1.0t with us; seeing that his life is bring down my father hitber. Lound up in the lad's life;

14 And he tell upon his brothe: 31 It shall come to pass, when he Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benseeth that the lad is not with us, that jamin wept upon his neck. he will die : and thy servant shall bring 15 Moreover, he kissed all his bre. down the gray hairs of thy servant our thren, and wept upon them : and after father with sorrow to the grave. that his brethren talked with him.

32 For thy servant became surety for 16 9 And the fame thereof was heard the lad unto my father, saying, 'If I in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's bring him not unto thee, then I shall brethren are come: and it pleased Dear the blaine to my father for ever. Pharaoh well, and his servants.

33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let 17 And Pharaoh sud unto Joseph, thy servant abide instead of the lad a Say unto thy brethren, Tuis do ye ; bondman to my lord; and let the lad I lade your beasts, and go, get you unto go up with his brethren.

the land of Canaan; 34 For how shall I go up to my 18 And take your father and your father, and the lad be not with me? households, and coine tinto me: and I Jest peradventure I see the evil that will give you the good of the land of shall come on my father.

Egypt, and ye shali eat the fat of the CHAP. XLV.

land. THEN. Joseph could not refrain 19 Now thou art commanded, this do

bimself before all them that stood ye ; Take you waggons out of the land by him; and he cried, Cause every of Egypt for your little ones, and for anan to go out froin me. And there your wives, and bring your father, and blood no man with bim, while Joseph come. made himself known unto his brethren. 20 Also regard nor your stufi: for the

2 And he wept aloud ; and the good of all the land of Egypt is yours: Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh 21 | And the children of Israel dia heard.

so: and Joseph gave them waggons, 3 And Joseph said unto his brethren, according to the commandinent of I am Joseph: doth my father yet live? Pharaoh, and gave them provision for and bis brethren could not answer the way him ; for they were troubled at his 92 To all of them he gave each man presence.

changes of raiment; but to Becjamin 4 And Joseph said unto bis brethren, be gave three hundred picees of silver Come near to me, I pray you. And and five changes of raiment. they came near. And he said, I am 23 And to his father he sent after Joseph your brother, whom ye sold this manner; ten asses laden with the into Egypt.

good things of Egypt, and ten she asser 5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor laden with corn and bread and meat angry with yourselves, that ye soid me for his father by the way. bither; for God did send ine before 24 So he sent bis brethren away, and you to preserve life.

they departed: and be said unto thein), 6 For these two years hath the see that ye fall not out by the way. famine been in the land. and yet shere 25 | And they went up out of Egypt, are five years, in the which there shall and came into the land of Canaan neither be earing nor harvest.

unto Jacob their father, 7 And God sent me before you to 96 And told him, saying, Joseph is preserve you a posterity in the earth, yet alive, and he is governor over all and to save your lives by a great deli- the land of Egypt. And Jacob's lunart verance.

fainted, for he believed them not. 9 So now it was not you that sent 27 And they told him all the words me hither, but God : and he hath of Joseph, which he had sid uLO made me a father to Pharaoh, and ford then : and wben he saw the waggeu

Jacob corth frito Egypt. CHAP. XI.VT. XLVII. Joseph meeteth Mm. which Joseph had sent to carry him, Ephraim, which Asenath, the dangl. ibe spirit of Jacob their father revived: ter of Poti.pherab priest of On, base

28 And Israel said, it is enough: unto him. Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go 21 And the sons of Benjammn were and see bim before I die.

Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, CHAP. XLVI.

and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Mupp.m, AND Israel took his journey with an and Huppim, and Ard.

22 These are the sons of Rachel, sheba, and offered sacrifices unto the which were born to Jacob: all the God of his father Isaac.

souls were fourteen. 2 And God spake unto Israel in the 23 And the son of Dan ; !Irshim. visions of the night, and said, Jacob, 24 And the sons of Naphtali; il Jacob. And he said, Here am). zeel, and Guni, and Jezer, id Shiin.

3 And he said, I am God, the God 25 These are the sons of flillah, of thy father : fear not to go down into which Laban gave unto Rachel bis Egypt; for I will there mate of thee daughter, and she bare these unto a great nation :

Jacob: all the souls u ere seven. 4 I will go down with thee into 26 All the souls that came with JREgypt; and I will also surely bring cob into Egypt, which came out of lis thee up cyain : ard Joseph shall put loins, besides Jacob's sons' wises, mit his hand upon thine eyes.

the souls were threescore and six : 5 And Jacob rose up from Beer 27 And the sons of Joseph, which sheba : and the suns of Israel carried were born him in Egyr, wire thu Jacob their father, and their little ones, souls: All the souls of the house of Jaand their wites, in the waggons wbich cob, which came into Egypt, ucre Pharaoh had sent to carry him.

threescore and ten. 6 And they took their cattle, and 29 And he sent Judah before him their goods, which they had gotten in unto Joseph, to direct bis face unto the land of Canaan, and came into Goshen; and they came into the land Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with him: of Goshen.

7 His sons, and his sons' sons with 29 And Joseph made teady 113 him, bis daughters, and bus sons' daugh- chariot, and went up to meet isti! ters, and all his seed brought be with his father to Goshen, and presented bin into Egypt.

himself unto him: and he fell on bis 8 And these are the names of the neck, and wep: on his neck a good children of Israel which came into while. Egypt: Jacob and his sons : Reuben, 30 And Israel said unto Joseph, Now Jacob's first-born.

let me die, since I have seen thy face, 9 And the sons of Reuben ; Hanoch, because thou art yet alive. and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carni. 31 And Joseph said unto his brethren,

10 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and unto bis father's house, I will go and Jainin, and had, and Jachin, and up, and shew Pharaoh, and say unto Zohar; and Shaul, the son of a Ca-bim, My brethren, and my father's Daziritish woman.

house, which were in the land of Ca. 11 And the sons of Levi; Gershon, naan, are come unto me, Kohath, and Mera:i.

32 And the men are shepherds, for 12 And the sons of Judah, Er, and their trade hath bcen to feed cattle ; Onan, and Shelah, and Pharezand and they bave brought their focks, Zarah : but Er and Onan died in the and their herds, and all that they have. land of Canaan. And the sons of Pha. 33 And it sball come to pass, when Tez were Hezron and Hamul.

Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say, 13 And the sons of Issachar; Tola, What is your occupation? and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron. 34 That ye shall say, Thy servants'

14 And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, trade hath been about cattle from our and Elon, and Jableel.

youth even until now, both we and 15 These be the sons of Leah, which also our fathers; that ye may dwell 113 she bare unto Jacob in Padan-aram, the land of Goshen : for every shepherd with his daughter Dinah: all the souls is an abomination unto the Egyptians. of his sons and his daughters were

CHAP. XLVII. thirty and three.

raohand said, My father and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and brethren, and their flocks, and their Arodi, and Areli. 17 And the sons of Asher ; Jimnah, out of the land of Canaan, and, be

herds, and all that they have, are come and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriab, and hold, they are in the land of Goshen. Serah their sister: And the sons of Be 2 And he took some of his brethren. siah; Heber, and Malchiel.

even five men, and presented their 18 These are the sons of Zilpah, unto Pharaoh. whom Laban gave to Leah his daugh 3 And Pharaoh gaid unto his bre ter: and these she bare unto Jacob, thren, What is your occupation? Ane soon sixteen souls.

they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servant 19 The sons of Rachel, Jacob's wle; are shepherds, both we, and also ou Joseph and Benjamin.

fathers. 40 And unto Joseph, in the land of A They said moreover unto Pharaol

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