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Genesis 41:1 ¶And it came to pass
at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by
2 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favoured kine and
fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow.
3 And, behold, seven other kine came up after them out of the river, ill
favoured and leanfleshed; and stood by the other kine upon the brink of the
4 And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven well
favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.
5 And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn
came up upon one stalk, rank and good.
6 And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up
7 And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh
awoke, and, behold, it was a dream.
8 And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he
sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men
thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none that could
interpret them unto Pharaoh.
9 ¶Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults
10 Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the captain of
the guard's house, both me and the chief baker:
11 And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each man
according to the interpretation of his dream.
12 And there was there with us a young man, an Hebrew, servant to the
captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams;
to each man according to his dream he did interpret.
13 And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; me he restored
unto mine office, and him he hanged.
14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of
the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in
15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none
that can interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that thou canst
understand a dream to interpret it.
16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give
Pharaoh an answer of peace.
17 ¶And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank
of the river:
18 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fatfleshed and
well favoured; and they fed in a meadow:
19 And, behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor and very ill
favoured and leanfleshed, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for
20 And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up the first seven fat
21 And when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that they had
eaten them; but they were still ill favoured, as at the beginning. So I
22 And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full
23 And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind,
sprung up after them:
24 And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears: and I told this unto the
magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me.
25 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath
shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do.
26 The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven
years: the dream is one.
27 And the seven thin and ill favoured kine that came up after them are
seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind shall be
seven years of famine.
28 This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: What God is about to
do he sheweth unto Pharaoh.
29 Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of
30 And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the
plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume
31 And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine
following; for it shall be very grievous.
32 And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the
thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.
33 ¶Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him
over the land of Egypt.
34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the land, and take
up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years.
35 And let them gather all the food of those good years that come, and lay
up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities.
36 And that food shall be for store to the land against the seven years of
famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not
through the famine.
37 And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his
38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a
man in whom the Spirit of God is?
39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this,
there is none so discreet and wise as thou art:
40 Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my
people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.
41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of
42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's
hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about
43 And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they
cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of
44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man
lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.
45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave him to wife
Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On. And Joseph went out over
all the land of Egypt.
46 ¶And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of
Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout
all the land of Egypt.
47 And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls.
48 And he gathered up all the food of the seven years, which were in the
land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the field,
which was round about every city, laid he up in the same.
49 And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very much, until he left
numbering; for it was without number.
50 And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, which
Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.
51 And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, said he,
hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house.
52 And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to
be fruitful in the land of my affliction.
53 And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of Egypt, were
54 And the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had
said: and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there
55 And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh
for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he
saith to you, do.
56 And the famine was over all the face of the earth: And Joseph opened all
the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in
the land of Egypt.
57 And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that
the famine was so sore in all lands.
Genesis 42:1 ¶Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said
unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?
2 And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: get you
down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die.
3 And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt.
4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren; for he
said, Lest peradventure mischief befall him.
5 And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came: for the
famine was in the land of Canaan.
6 And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it was that sold to all
the people of the land: and Joseph's brethren came, and bowed down
themselves before him with their faces to the earth.
7 ¶And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange
unto them, and spake roughly unto them; and he said unto them, Whence come
ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food.
8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.
9 And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said unto
them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.
10 And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants
11 We are all one man's sons; we are true men, thy servants are no spies.
12 And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are
13 And they said, Thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in
the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father,
and one is not.
14 And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye
15 Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth
hence, except your youngest brother come hither.
16 Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be kept in
prison, that your words may be proved, whether there be any truth in you: or
else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies.
17 And he put them all together into ward three days.
18 And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear
19 If ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your
prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses:
20 But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified,
and ye shall not die. And they did so.
21 ¶And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our
brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we
would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.
22 And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not
sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his
blood is required.
23 And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he spake unto them by
24 And he turned himself about from them, and wept; and returned to them
again, and communed with them, and took from them Simeon, and bound him
before their eyes.
25 Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn, and to restore every
man's money into his sack, and to give them provision for the way: and thus
did he unto them.
26 And they laded their asses with the corn, and departed thence.
27 And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the inn,
he espied his money; for, behold, it was in his sack's mouth.
28 And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored; and, lo, it is even
in my sack: and their heart failed them, and they were afraid, saying one to
another, What is this that God hath done unto us?
29 ¶And they came unto Jacob their father unto the land of Canaan, and told
him all that befell unto them; saying,
30 The man, who is the lord of the land, spake roughly to us, and took us
for spies of the country.
31 And we said unto him, We are true men; we are no spies:
32 We be twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest
is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.
33 And the man, the lord of the country, said unto us, Hereby shall I know
that ye are true men; leave one of your brethren here with me, and take food
for the famine of your households, and be gone:
34 And bring your youngest brother unto me: then shall I know that ye are no
spies, but that ye are true men: so will I deliver you your brother, and ye
shall traffick in the land.
35 And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that, behold, every
man's bundle of money was in his sack: and when both they and their father
saw the bundles of money, they were afraid.
36 And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my
children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away:
all these things are against me.
37 And Reuben spake unto his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring
him not to thee: deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to thee
38 And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead,
and he is left alone: if mischief befall him by the way in the which ye go,
then shall ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.
Genesis 43:1 ¶And the famine was sore in the land.
2 And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they had
brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little
3 And Judah spake unto him, saying, The man did solemnly protest unto us,
saying, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.
4 If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food:
5 But if thou wilt not send him, we will not go down: for the man said unto
us, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.
6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the man
whether ye had yet a brother?
7 And they said, The man asked us straitly of our state, and of our kindred,
saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother? and we told him
according to the tenor of these words: could we certainly know that he would
say, Bring your brother down?
8 And Judah said unto Israel his father, Send the lad with me, and we will
arise and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and thou, and also our
9 I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require him: if I bring
him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for
10 For except we had lingered, surely now we had returned this second time.
11 ¶And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do this;
take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man
a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and
12 And take double money in your hand; and the money that was brought again
in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your hand; peradventure it was
13 Take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man:
14 And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away
your other brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved of my children, I am
15 ¶And the men took that present, and they took double money in their hand,
and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.
16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his
house, Bring these men home, and slay, and make ready; for these men shall
dine with me at noon.
17 And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men into Joseph's
18 And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph's house;
and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the
first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall
upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses.
19 And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they communed
with him at the door of the house,
20 And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food:
21 And it came to pass, when we came to the inn, that we opened our sacks,
and, behold, every man's money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in
full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand.
22 And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food: we cannot
tell who put our money in our sacks.
23 And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your
father, hath given you treasure in your sacks: I had your money. And he
brought Simeon out unto them.
24 And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them water, and
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 ¶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 welfare, and said, Is 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, his mother's
son, and said, Is this your younger brother, 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
33 And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and
the youngest according to his youth: and the men marvelled 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 were merry
Genesis 44:1 ¶And he commanded 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
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 And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these same words.
7 And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my 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 bondmen.
10 And he said, Now also let it be according unto your words: he with whom
it is found shall be my servant; and ye shall be blameless.
11 Then they speedily took down every man his sack to the ground, and opened
every 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 city.
14 And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house; for he was yet there:
and they fell before him on the ground.
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: but 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 ¶Then Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh my lord, let thy servant, I
pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not thine anger burn
against thy servant: 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 have 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 we go down: for we may not see the man's face, except our youngest
brother be with us.
27 And thy servant my father said unto us, Ye know that my wife bare me two
28 And the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn in pieces;
and I saw him not 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 be not
with us; seeing that 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.
32 For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father, saying, If 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 brethren.
34 For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with me? lest
peradventure I see the evil that shall come on my father.
Genesis 45:1 ¶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 wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard.
3 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet live?
And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his
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 brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.
5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me
hither: 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 be earing nor harvest.
7 And God sent me before you to preserve 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 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 bring down my father hither.
14 And he fell upon his brother Benjamin'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 ¶And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's
brethren are come: and it 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 households, and come unto me: and I will
give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the
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
20 Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is
21 And the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons, according
to the 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 laden with the
good things of Egypt, and ten she asses laden with corn and bread and meat
for his father by the way.
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 ¶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. And 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 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.
Genesis 46:1 ¶And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to
Beersheba, 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 bring thee up
again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.
5 ¶And Jacob rose up from Beersheba: 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 Egypt.
8 And these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt,
Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.
9 And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.
10 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and
Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman.
11 And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
12 And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zerah:
but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were
Hezron and Hamul.
13 And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.
14 And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.
15 These be the sons of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob in Padanaram, with
his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty
16 And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi,
17 And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and
Serah their sister: and the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel.
18 These are the sons of Zilpah, 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 And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim,
which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.
21 And the sons of Benjamin were Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and
Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.
22 These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob: all the souls
23 And the sons of Dan; Hushim.
24 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 seven.
26 All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his
loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls were threescore and six;
27 And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt, were two souls: all
the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt, were threescore and
28 ¶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, Now let me 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, I 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 their trade hath been to feed cattle; and
they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.
33 And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say,
What is your occupation?
34 That ye shall say, Thy servants' trade hath been about cattle from our
youth even until now, both we, and also our fathers: that ye may dwell in
the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians.
Genesis 47:1 ¶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 Canaan; and, behold, they are in the land of Goshen.
2 And he took some of his brethren, even five men, and presented them unto
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 Canaan: now therefore, we pray thee, let thy servants dwell in
the land of Goshen.
5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, 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
7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and
Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, 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 life
been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my
fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.
10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.
11 And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, and gave them a possession
in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as
Pharaoh had commanded.
12 And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father's
household, with bread, according to their families.
13 ¶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
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 fail.
17 And they brought their cattle unto Joseph: and Joseph gave them bread in
exchange for horses, and for the flocks, and for the cattle of the herds,
and for the asses: and he fed them with bread for all their cattle for that
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 ought 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
20 And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians
sold every man his field, because the famine prevailed over them: so the
land became Pharaoh's.
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 increase, 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
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; except the land of the priests only,
which became not Pharaoh's.
27 ¶And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and
they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.
28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of
Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.
29 And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and 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 buryingplace. And he said, I will do as thou hast said.
31 And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel bowed
himself upon the bed's head.
Genesis 48:1 ¶And it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph,
Behold, thy father is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and
2 And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and
Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.
3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the
land of Canaan, and blessed me,
4 And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee,
and I will make of thee a multitude of people; and will give this land to
thy seed after thee for an everlasting possession.
5 And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in
the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben
and Simeon, they shall be mine.
6 And thy issue, which thou begettest after them, shall be thine, and shall
be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance.
7 And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of
Canaan in the way, when yet there was but a little way to come unto Ephrath:
and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same is Bethlehem.
8 ¶And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these?
9 And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God hath given me
in this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will
10 Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see. And he
brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.
11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo,
God hath shewed me also thy seed.
12 And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself
with his face to the earth.
13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left
hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought
them near unto him.
14 And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head,
who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his
hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn.
15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and
Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day,
16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my
name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let
them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.
17 And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of
Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove it
from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.
18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the
firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.
19 And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also
shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger
brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of
20 And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying,
God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before
21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you,
and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.
22 Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I
took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.
Genesis 49:1 ¶And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves
together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.
2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto
Israel your father.
3 Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength,
the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:
4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy
father's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.
5 ¶Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their
6 O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine
honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their
selfwill they digged down a wall.
7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was
cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
8 ¶Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in
the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee.
9 Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he
stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him
10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his
feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the choice vine;
he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:
12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.
13 ¶Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an
haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon.
14 Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens:
15 And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and
bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.
16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the
horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.
18 I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.
19 Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.
20 Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.
21 Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words.
22 ¶Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose
branches run over the wall:
23 The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:
24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong
by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the
stone of Israel:)
25 Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty,
who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep
that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:
26 The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my
progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on
the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate
from his brethren.
27 Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey,
and at night he shall divide the spoil.
28 ¶All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that their
father spake unto them, and blessed them; every one according to his
blessing he blessed them.
29 And he charged them, and said unto them, I am to be gathered unto my
people: bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron
30 In the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in
the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the
Hittite for a possession of a buryingplace.
31 There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and
Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah.
32 The purchase of the field and of the cave that is therein was from the
children of Heth.
33 And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered up his
feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his
Genesis 50:1 ¶And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and
2 And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father: and
the physicians embalmed Israel.
3 And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of
those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned for him threescore and
4 And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spake unto the house
of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found grace in your eyes, speak, I pray
you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,
5 My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I have
digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore
let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come again.
6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made thee
7 ¶And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him went up all the
servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land
8 And all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father's house:
only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they left in the
land of Goshen.
9 And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a very
10 And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan, and
there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he made a
mourning for his father seven days.
11 And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning in
the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous mourning to the Egyptians:
wherefore the name of it was called Abelmizraim, which is beyond Jordan.
12 And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them:
13 For his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the
cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field for a
possession of a buryingplace of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.
14 And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all that went
up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.
15 ¶And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said,
Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil
which we did unto him.
16 And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command
before he died, saying,
17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of
thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray
thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And
Joseph wept when they spake unto him.
18 And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said,
Behold, we be thy servants.
19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?
20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good,
to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And
he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.
22 ¶And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house: and Joseph lived
an hundred and ten years.
23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation: the children
also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph's knees.
24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you,
and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to
Isaac, and to Jacob.
25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will
surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.
26 So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed
him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.
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