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GENESIS, XLII. called he 18 Ephraim: For God hath B. C. 1715. caused me to be fruitful ƒ in the land of my affliction.
53 And the seven years of plenteousness that was in the land of Egypt were ended.
54 And the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said: g and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.
55 And when all the land of Egypt was famished, h 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 19 all the store-houses, 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.
18 i.e. fruit-
h Jer. 14. 1,2.
19 all where
a Acts 7.12.
them, and said unto them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.
1 Jacob sendeth his ten sons to buy corn in Egypt: 17 they are imprisoned by Joseph as spies.
TOW when a Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacobi said unto his sons, Why do ye looks 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 b live, and 2 gathered.
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 c befall him.
5 And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came:k for the famine was in the land of Canaan.
6 And Joseph was the governor d 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 1 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 o Mat.5.44. dreams which he dreamed e of
3 an inter-
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 i your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.
21 T And they said one to another, We are verily guilty k concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; I therefore is this distress come upon us.
22 And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, m saying, Do not sin against the child: and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is n required. 23 And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for 3 he spake unto them by an interpreter.
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: 0 and thus did he unto them.
26 And they laded their asses with the corn, and departed thence.
GENESIS, XLIII. 27 And as one of them opened B. C. 1706. his sack, p 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 4 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 5 roughly q 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.
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 traffic r in the land.
4 went forth.
5 with us hard things.
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, a ch.41.54. and take food for the famine of your households, and be gone;
1 Jacob is hardly persuaded to send Benjamin. 15 Joseph entertains has brethren.
AND the famine was sore a in the
2 And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their
u 1Sam.27.1. Job 7.7. Ec.7.8.
35 And it came to pass, as emptied their sacks, that, behold, every man's bundle of money was in his sack: s and when both they 4 knowing and their father saw the bundles of money, they were afraid.
36 And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved tb of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away: all these things u 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 again. 38 And he said, My son shall not e ch.42.25. go down with you; for his brother is v 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 w with sorrow to the grave.
ƒ Ne. 1.11. Ps.37.5.
2 asking asked us.
could we know?
ch.44.32. Ps. 119.122.
Phile. 18, 19.
5 or, twice
or, and I, as I have been, &c.
h 2Sam. 11.8.
He sendeth Benjamin. father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.
3 And Judah spake unto him, saying. The man 1 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 2 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 3 tenor of these words: 4 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 little ones.
9 I will be surety b 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 ever:
Joseph and Benjamin meet.
Joseph's affectionate conduct.
with me at noon.
17 And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men into Joseph's house.
B. C. 1705. | weep; and he entered into his
31 And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on bread.
coming down, we
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 8 seek k occasion against us, and Ju.6.23. fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses.
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 Hebrew; for that is an t abomination unto the Egyptians.
19 And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they communed with him at the door of the house,
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.
20 And said, O sir, 9 we came in-m ch.18.4. deed down at the first time to buy 24.32. food:
n ver. 11.
34 And he took and sent messes u unto them from before him: but Benjamin's mess was five times so
21 And it came to when we
came to the inn, that we opened ch.37.7,10. much as any of their's. And they
drank, and 13 were merry v with
12 Is there
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.
out unto them.
24 And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them m water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses provender.
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,l be to you;
19.20. 1Sam.25.6. Lu.24.36.
26 And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and o bowed themselves to him to the earth.
10 your mo-
27 And he asked them of their 11 welfare, and said, 12 Is your father well, the old man of whom yep 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 obei
25 And they made ready the n pre-t ch.46.34. sent against Joseph came at noon: Ex.8.26. for they heard that they should eat u 2Sam. 11.8. bread there.
CHAPTER XLIV. Joseph's policy to stay his brethren.
ard of his house, saying, Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man's money in his sack's mouth:
2 And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the youngest, and his corn-money. And he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken.
3 As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their asses.
4 And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far off, Joseph said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; a and when thou dost overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil b for good?
5 Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, and whereby indeed he 2 divineth? Ye have done evil in so doing.
6 T And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these same words.
7 And they said unto him, Where(CHAP. 44.) fore saith my lord these words? God forbid c that thy servants should do according to this thing.
1 him that
was over his house. a Deut.2.13.
b Pr. 17.13.
29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his q 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. r 30 And Joseph made haste; for d ch.43.22. his bowels did yearn s upon his e ch.31.32. brother: and he sought where to
8 Behold, the money which we found in our sacks' mouths we brought again unto d 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 e die, and we also will be my lord's bondmen.
10 And he said, Now also let it be according unto your words: he
His brethren's distress.
GENESIS, XLV. Judah's intercession. with whom it is found shall be my | B. C. 1705. | with us, then will we go down: servant; f and ye shall be blameless.
for we may not see the man's face, except our youngest brother be with us.
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 g 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 wask yet there :) and they fell before him h 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 3 divine?
3 or, make
i Ezra 9.10.
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 n loveth him.
16 And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord? what shall we i och.42.15,20. speak? or how shall we clear our-p ch.43.2. selves? God hath found out the kg Luke 11.7. iniquity of thy servants: behold, we are my lord's servants, both we, and he also with whom the cup r ch.30.23. is found.
25 And our father said, Go again,p and buy us a little food. 26 And we said, We cannot go down: q if our youngest brother be
I Pr. 17. 15.
35.18. 17 And he said, God forbid that I 46.19. should do I so: but the man in s ch.37.33. whose hand the cup is found, he 42.36. shall be my servant; and as for t 1Sam. 18.1. you, get you up in peace unto your father.
18 T 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 m burn against thy servant : for thou art even as Pharaoh.
19 My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a bro-x ther?
21 And thou saidst unto thy ser-
23.15. Mat.14.26. e ch.37.28.
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.
3 neither let
33 Now, therefore, I pray thee, let thy servant abide instead of the lad, v 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 w that shall 4 come on a my father. CHAPTER XLV. 2Ch.34.28. 1 Joseph maketh himself known to his brethren: 9 he sendeth for his father.
27 And thy servant my father said unto us, Ye know that my wife bare me two r sons:
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
2 And he 1 wept aloud: a 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 2 troubled b at his presence.
4 And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold c into Egypt.
5 Now therefore be not d grieved, 3 nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither; for God did send me e before you, to preserve life.
6 For these two yearsf hath the famine been in the land; and yet there are five years, in the which
Joseph discloseth himself.
His brothers tell their father.
GENESIS, XLVI. there shall neither be earing g nor| B. C. 1705. harvest.
19 of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.
7 And God sent me before you, 4
22 To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to
to preserve you a posterity in the to put for Benjamin he gave three hundred
you a rem-
pieces of silver, and fiver changes
h IChr. 11. 14.
8 So now it was not you that sent
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, I 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 :
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 land.
19 Now thou art commanded, this do ye; take you wagons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and come.
20 Also 6 regard not your stuff: for the good of all the land of Egypt is your's.
n Acts 7.14.
21 And the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons, according to the 7 commandment
14 And he fell upon his brotherr ch.43.34.
Benjamin's neck, o and wept; and
15 Moreover, he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them; and after that, his brethren talked with him.
5 was good
6 let not
your eye spare, &c. 7 mouth.
17 And Pharaoh, said unto Joseph, 28.10. Say unto thy brethren, This do yeb ch.31.42,53. lade your beasts, and go, get you c ch.15.1. unto the land of Canaan;
29.24. Ps. 120.1. Lu.24.11, 41.
23 And to his father he sent after this manner; ten asses 8 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 T 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 9 Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed s them
d 1 Sa.3.4,10.
e ch.12.2. Deut.25.5. fch.15.16. 50.13,25. Ex.3.8.
16 And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren are come: and 3 And he said, I am God, the God it 5 pleased Pharaoh well, and his (CHAP. 46.) of thy father: fear not to go down a ch.21.33. into Egypt; for I will there e make of thee a great nation.
4 I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring fthee up again: and Joseph shall put his hand g 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 h 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, i Jacob, and all his seed with him.
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:t
2 And God spake unto Israel c in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob!d And he said, Here am I.
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.