40:1 And it came to pass after these things,
that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their
lord the king of Egypt.
40:2 And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his
officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the
40:3 And he put them in ward in the house of
the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was
40:4 And the captain of the guard charged
Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season in
40:5 And they dreamed a dream both of them,
each man his dream in one night, each man according to the
interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of
Egypt, which were bound in the prison.
40:6 And Joseph came in unto them in the
morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they were sad.
40:7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that
were with him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Wherefore look ye
so sadly to day?
40:8 And they said unto him, We have dreamed
a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them,
Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you.
40:9 And the chief butler told his dream to
Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me;
40:10 And in the vine were three branches:
and it was as though it budded, and her blossoms shot forth; and the
clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes:
40:11 And Pharaoh's cup was in my hand: and I
took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup
into Pharaoh's hand.
40:12 And Joseph said unto him, This is the
interpretation of it: The three branches are three days:
40:13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh
lift up thine head, and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt
deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou
wast his butler.
40:14 But think on me when it shall be well
with thee, and shew kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of
me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house:
40:15 For indeed I was stolen away out of the
land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should
put me into the dungeon.
40:16 When the chief baker saw that the
interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, I also was in my dream,
and, behold, I had three white baskets on my head:
40:17 And in the uppermost basket there was
of all manner of bakemeats for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out
of the basket upon my head.
40:18 And Joseph answered and said, This is
the interpretation thereof: The three baskets are three days:
40:19 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh
lift up thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; and the
birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.
40:20 And it came to pass the third day,
which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast unto all his
servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief
baker among his servants.
40:21 And he restored the chief butler unto
his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand:
40:22 But he hanged the chief baker: as
Joseph had interpreted to them.
40:23 Yet did not the chief butler remember
Joseph, but forgat him.
41:1 And it came to pass at the end of two
full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.
41:2 And, behold, there came up out of the
river seven well favoured kine and fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow.
41:3 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 river.
41:4 And the ill favoured and leanfleshed
kine did eat up the seven well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.
41:5 And he slept and dreamed the second
time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and
41:6 And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted
with the east wind sprung up after them.
41:7 And the seven thin ears devoured the
seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a
41:8 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.
41:9 Then spake the chief butler unto
Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day:
41:10 Pharaoh was wroth with his servants,
and put me in ward in the captain of the guard's house, both me and the
41:11 And we dreamed a dream in one night, I
and he; we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his
41:12 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.
41:13 And it came to pass, as he interpreted
to us, so it was; me he restored unto mine office, and him he hanged.
41:14 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 unto Pharaoh.
41:15 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.
41:16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It
is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.
41:17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my
dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the river:
41:18 And, behold, there came up out of the
river seven kine, fatfleshed and well favoured; and they fed in a
41:19 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 badness:
41:20 And the lean and the ill favoured kine
did eat up the first seven fat kine:
41:21 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 awoke.
41:22 And I saw in my dream, and, behold,
seven ears came up in one stalk, full and good:
41:23 And, behold, seven ears, withered,
thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them:
41:24 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.
41:25 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream
of Pharaoh is one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do.
41:26 The seven good kine are seven years;
and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one.
41:27 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.
41:28 This is the thing which I have spoken
unto Pharaoh: What God is about to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh.
41:29 Behold, there come seven years of great
plenty throughout all the land of Egypt:
41:30 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 the land;
41:31 And the plenty shall not be known in
the land by reason of that famine following; for it shall be very
41:32 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.
41:33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a
man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.
41:34 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.
41:35 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.
41:36 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.
41:37 And the thing was good in the eyes of
Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.
41:38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can
we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?
41:39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch
as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as
41:40 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.
41:41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I
have set thee over all the land of Egypt.
41:42 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 his neck;
41:43 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 Egypt.
41:44 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.
41:45 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.
41:46 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.
41:47 And in the seven plenteous years the
earth brought forth by handfuls.
41:48 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.
41:49 And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of
the sea, very much, until he left numbering; for it was without number.
41:50 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.
41:51 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.
41:52 And the name of the second called he
Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my
41:53 And the seven years of plenteousness,
that was in the land of Egypt, were ended.
41:54 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 was bread.
41:55 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.
41:56 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.
41:57 And all countries came into Egypt to
Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so sore in all
42:1 Now when Jacob saw that there was corn
in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?
42:2 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.
42:3 And Joseph's ten brethren went down to
buy corn in Egypt.
42:4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob
sent not with his brethren; for he said, Lest peradventure mischief
42:5 And the sons of Israel came to buy corn
among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan.
42:6 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.
42:7 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.
42:8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but they
knew not him.
42:9 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.
42:10 And they said unto him, Nay, my lord,
but to buy food are thy servants come.
42:11 We are all one man's sons; we are true
men, thy servants are no spies.
42:12 And he said unto them, Nay, but to see
the nakedness of the land ye are come.
42:13 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.
42:14 And Joseph said unto them, That is it
that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are spies:
42:15 Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life
of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother
42:16 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.
42:17 And he put them all together into ward
42:18 And Joseph said unto them the third
day, This do, and live; for I fear God:
42:19 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:
42:20 But bring your youngest brother unto
me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did
42:21 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.
42:22 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.
42:23 And they knew not that Joseph
understood them; for he spake unto them by an interpreter.
42:24 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.
42:25 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.
42:26 And they laded their asses with the
corn, and departed thence.
42:27 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.
42:28 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?
42:29 And they came unto Jacob their father
unto the land of Canaan, and told him all that befell unto them; saying,
42:30 The man, who is the lord of the land,
spake roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country.
42:31 And we said unto him, We are true men;
we are no spies:
42:32 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.
42:33 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:
42:34 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.
42:35 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
42:36 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.
42:37 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.
42:38 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.
43:1 And the famine was sore in the land.
43:2 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 food.
43:3 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.
43:4 If thou wilt send our brother with us,
we will go down and buy thee food:
43:5 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.
43:6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so
ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?
43:7 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
43:8 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.
43:9 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 ever:
43:10 For except we had lingered, surely now
we had returned this second time.
43:11 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 almonds:
43:12 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 an oversight:
43:13 Take also your brother, and arise, go
again unto the man:
43:14 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 bereaved.
43:15 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.
43:16 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.
43:17 And the man did as Joseph bade; and the
man brought the men into Joseph's house.
43:18 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.
43:19 And they came near to the steward of
Joseph's house, and they communed with him at the door of the house,
43:20 And said, O sir, we came indeed down at
the first time to buy food:
43:21 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.
43:22 And other money have we brought down in
our hands to buy food: we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks.
43:23 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.
43:24 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.
43:25 And they made ready the present against
Joseph came at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread there.
43:26 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.
43:27 And he asked them of their welfare, and
said, Is your father well, the old man of whom ye spake? Is he yet
43:28 And they answered, Thy servant our
father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their
heads, and made obeisance.
43:29 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.
43:30 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.
43:31 And he washed his face, and went out,
and refrained himself, and said, Set on bread.
43:32 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 Egyptians.
43:33 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.
43:34 And he took and sent messes unto them
from before him: but Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of
their's. And they drank, and were merry with him.
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.
44:2 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.
44:3 As soon as the morning was light, the
men were sent away, they and their asses.
44:4 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?
44:5 Is not this it in which my lord
drinketh, and whereby indeed he divineth? ye have done evil in so doing.
44:6 And he overtook them, and he spake unto
them these same words.
44:7 And they said unto him, Wherefore saith
my lord these words? God forbid that thy servants should do according to
44:8 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?
44:9 With whomsoever of thy servants it be
found, both let him die, and we also will be my lord's bondmen.
44:10 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.
44:11 Then they speedily took down every man
his sack to the ground, and opened every man his sack.
44:12 And he searched, and began at the
eldest, and left at the youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin's
44:13 Then they rent their clothes, and laded
every man his ass, and returned to the city.
44:14 And Judah and his brethren came to
Joseph's house; for he was yet there: and they fell before him on the
44:15 And Joseph said unto them, What deed is
this that ye have done? wot ye not that such a man as I can certainly
44:16 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.
44:17 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.
44:18 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.
44:19 My lord asked his servants, saying,
Have ye a father, or a brother?
44:20 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
44:21 And thou saidst unto thy servants,
Bring him down unto me, that I may set mine eyes upon him.
44:22 And we said unto my lord, The lad
cannot leave his father: for if he should leave his father, his father
44:23 And thou saidst unto thy servants,
Except your youngest brother come down with you, ye shall see my face no
44:24 And it came to pass when we came up
unto thy servant my father, we told him the words of my lord.
44:25 And our father said, Go again, and buy
us a little food.
44:26 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.
44:27 And thy servant my father said unto us,
Ye know that my wife bare me two sons:
44:28 And the one went out from me, and I
said, Surely he is torn in pieces; and I saw him not since:
44:29 And if ye take this also from me, and
mischief befall him, ye shall bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to
44:30 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;
44:31 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
44:32 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.
44:33 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.
44:34 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.
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.
45:2 And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and
the house of Pharaoh heard.
45:3 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 presence.
45:4 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.
45:5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry
with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you
to preserve life.
45:6 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.
45:7 And God sent me before you to preserve
you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great
45:8 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.
45:9 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:
45:10 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
45:11 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.
45:12 And, behold, your eyes see, and the
eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaketh unto you.
45:13 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.
45:14 And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's
neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck.
45:15 Moreover he kissed all his brethren,
and wept upon them: and after that his brethren talked with him.
45:16 And the fame thereof was heard in
Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren are come: and it pleased
Pharaoh well, and his servants.
45:17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto
thy brethren, This do ye; lade your beasts, and go, get you unto the
land of Canaan;
45:18 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.
45:19 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.
45:20 Also regard not your stuff; for the
good of all the land of Egypt is your's.
45:21 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.
45:22 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.
45:23 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.
45:24 So he sent his brethren away, and they
departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way.
45:25 And they went up out of Egypt, and came
into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their father,
45:26 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.
45:27 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:
45:28 And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph
my son is yet alive: I will go and see him before I die.
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.
46:2 And God spake unto Israel in the visions
of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I.
46:3 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
46:4 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.
46:5 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.
46:6 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:
46:7 His sons, and his sons' sons with him,
his daughters, and his sons' daughters, and all his seed brought he with
him into Egypt.
46:8 And these are the names of the children
of Israel, which came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's
46:9 And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and
Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.
46:10 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and
Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a
46:11 And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath,
46:12 And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan,
and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zarah: but Er and Onan died in the land of
Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were Hezron and Hamul.
46:13 And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and
Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.
46:14 And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and
Elon, and Jahleel.
46:15 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 and three.
46:16 And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and
Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.
46:17 And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and
Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Serah their sister: and the sons of
Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel.
46:18 These are the sons of Zilpah, whom
Laban gave to Leah his daughter, and these she bare unto Jacob, even
46:19 The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife;
Joseph, and Benjamin.
46:20 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.
46:21 And the sons of Benjamin were Belah,
and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and
Huppim, and Ard.
46:22 These are the sons of Rachel, which
were born to Jacob: all the souls were fourteen.
46:23 And the sons of Dan; Hushim.
46:24 And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and
Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem.
46:25 These are the sons of Bilhah, which
Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and she bare these unto Jacob: all
the souls were seven.
46:26 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;
46:27 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 ten.
46:28 And he sent Judah before him unto
Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen; and they came into the land of
46:29 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.
46:30 And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me
die, since I have seen thy face, because thou art yet alive.
46:31 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;
46:32 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.
46:33 And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh
shall call you, and shall say, What is your occupation?
46:34 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.
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.
47:2 And he took some of his brethren, even
five men, and presented them unto Pharaoh.
47:3 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.
47:4 They said morever 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.
47:5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying,
Thy father and thy brethren are come unto thee:
47:6 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 cattle.
47:7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father,
and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
47:8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old art
47:9 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
47:10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out
from before Pharaoh.
47:11 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.
47:12 And Joseph nourished his father, and
his brethren, and all his father's household, with bread, according to
47:13 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 famine.
47:14 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
47:15 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
47:16 And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and
I will give you for your cattle, if money fail.
47:17 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 year.
47:18 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:
47:19 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 desolate.
47:20 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.
47:21 And as for the people, he removed them
to cities from one end of the borders of Egypt even to the other end
47:22 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
47:23 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.
47:24 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 little ones.
47:25 And they said, Thou hast saved our
lives: let us find grace in the sight of my lord, and we will be
47:26 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.
47:27 And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt,
in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew,
and multiplied exceedingly.
47:28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt
seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and
47:29 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:
47:30 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.
47:31 And he said, Swear unto me. And he
sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head.
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 Ephraim.
48:2 And one told Jacob, and said, Behold,
thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and
sat upon the bed.
48:3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty
appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,
48:4 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
48:5 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
48:6 And thy issue, which thou begettest
after them, shall be thine, and shall be called after the name of their
brethren in their inheritance.
48:7 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.
48:8 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and
said, Who are these?
48:9 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 bless them.
48:10 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.
48:11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not
thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed.
48:12 And Joseph brought them out from
between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.
48:13 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.
48:14 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
48:15 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,
48:16 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.
48:17 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
48:18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not
so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his
48:19 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 nations.
48:20 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 Manasseh.
48:21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I
die: but God shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of
48:22 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.
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.
49:2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye
sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.
49:3 Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might,
and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the
excellency of power:
49:4 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.
49:5 Simeon and Levi are brethren;
instruments of cruelty are in their habitations.
49:6 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
49:7 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.
49:8 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.
49:9 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 up?
49:10 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.
49:11 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:
49:12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and
his teeth white with milk.
49:13 Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the
sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships; and his border shall be unto
49:14 Issachar is a strong ass couching down
between two burdens:
49:15 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.
49:16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of
the tribes of Israel.
49:17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an
adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall
49:18 I have waited for thy salvation, O Lord.
49:19 Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he
shall overcome at the last.
49:20 Out of Asher his bread shall be fat,
and he shall yield royal dainties.
49:21 Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth
49:22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a
fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall:
49:23 The archers have sorely grieved him,
and shot at him, and hated him:
49:24 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:)
49:25 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:
49:26 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.
49:27 Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the
morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the
49:28 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.
49:29 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 the Hittite,
49:30 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
49:31 There they buried Abraham and Sarah his
wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried
49:32 The purchase of the field and of the
cave that is therein was from the children of Heth.
49:33 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 people.
50:1 And Joseph fell upon his father's face,
and wept upon him, and kissed him.
50:2 And Joseph commanded his servants the
physicians to embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.
50:3 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 ten days.
50:4 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,
50:5 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.
50:6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy
father, according as he made thee swear.
50:7 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 of Egypt,
50:8 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.
50:9 And there went up with him both chariots
and horsemen: and it was a very great company.
50:10 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.
50:11 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.
50:12 And his sons did unto him according as
he commanded them:
50:13 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.
50:14 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.
50:15 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.
50:16 And they sent a messenger unto Joseph,
saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying,
50:17 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
50:18 And his brethren also went and fell
down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants.
50:19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not:
for am I in the place of God?
50:20 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.
50:21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will
nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake
kindly unto them.
50:22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his
father's house: and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years.
50:23 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.
50:24 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.
50:25 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.
50:26 So Joseph died, being an hundred and
ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in