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your housholds, 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 regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is your's.

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 Ånd 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.

the news, and goeth into 31 He instructeth his brethren how to answer to Pharaoh.

AND Israel took his jour Iney with all that he had, and came to Beer-sheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac.

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,

2 And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I.

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.

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.

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.

CHAP. XLVI.

5 And Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba: 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:

1 Jacob is comforted by God at Beersheba: 5 Thence he with his company goeth into Egypt. 8 The number of his family that went into Egypt. 28 Joseph meeteth Jacob.

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.

10And 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 Zarah: but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were Hezron and Hamul.

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14 And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel. 15 These be the sons of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob in Padan-aram, with his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sts and his daughters were

thirty and three.

And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi,

and Arell

XLVII. Joseph meeteth his father. were two souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt, were threescore and

ten.

17 And the sons of Asher; Jiah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Serah their sister: and the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel.

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 shen, and presented himself meet Israel his father, to Gounto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.

seph, Now let me die, since I 30 And Israel said unto Johave seen thy face, because thou art yet alive.

brethren, and unto his father's 31 And Joseph said unto his house, I will go up, and shew

These are the sons of Zilhis daughter, and these she bare Pharaoh, and say unto him, pah, whom Laban gave to Leah

Jacob, even sixteen souls. 15 The sons of Rachel Jacob's vide: Joseph, and Benjamin. And unto Joseph in the and of Egypt were born Maseh and Ephraim, which Ath the daughter of Poti

My brethren, and my father's house, which were in the land of Canaan, are come unto me; herds, for their trade hath been 32 And the men are shepto feed cattle; and they have brought their flocks, and their pherah priest of On bare unto herds, and all that they have.

And the sons of Benjainsere Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard. These are the sons of Rade, which were born to Jacob: chel,

all the souls were fourteen.
And the sons of Dan;

Hushim.
And the sons of Naph-
ali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and
Jezer, and Shillem.

when Pharaoh shall call you, 33 And it shall come to pass, and shall say, What is your occupation?

25 These are the sons of Bil. bah. which Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and she bure these unto Jacob: all the

wals were seven.

34 That ye shall say, Thy

cattle from our youth even unservants' trade hath been about til now, both we, and also our fathers: that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every unto the Egyptians. shepherd is an abomination

CHAP. XLVIL

thren, and his father, before Pha1 Joseph presenteth five of his bre raoh. 11 He giveth them habita tion and maintenance. 13 He getteth all the Egyptians money, 16 their cattle, 18 their lands to Pharaoh. The priests land was not bought. 23 He letteth the land to them for a fifth part. 28 Jacob's age. 29 He sweareth Joseph to bury him with his fathers.

25 All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which e out of his loins, besides soils were wives, all the ere threescore and six THEN Joseph came and which were born him in Egypt, and their flocks, and their And the sons of Joseph, My father and my brethren, told Pharaoh, and said,

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Jacob is presented to Pharaoh, GENESIS. The Egyptians sell their land, meses, as Pharaoh had commanded.

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 Pharaoh.

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:

12 And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father's houshold, with bread, according to their families.

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.

7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob bless ed Pharaoh.

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.

8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old art thou?

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.

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.

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 year.

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 Ra

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 desolate.

20 And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for

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Irudmallipeth in Goahen. CHAP. XLVIII. Joseph vislieth his father.

thers, and thou shalt carry me 30 But I will lie with my faout of Egypt, and bury me in said, I will do as thou hast said. their buryingplace. And he me. And he sware unto him. 31 And he said, Swear unto And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head.

the Egyptians sold every man
his field, because the famine
ailed over them: so the
and 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.
Only the land of the priests
bought he not; for the priests
had a portion assigned them of 1
Pharaoh, and did eat their por-
tion 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.

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CHAP. XLVIII.

Joseph with his sons visiteth his sick father. 2 Jacob strengtheneth himself to bless them. 3 He repenteth the promise. 5 He taketh Ephraim and Manasseh as his own.

He telleth Joseph of his mother's grave. 9 He blesseth Ephraim and Manasseh. 17 He preferreth the younger before the elder. 21 He prophesieth their return to Ca

naan.

ND it came to pass after

24 And it shall come to pass Athese things, that one told
the increase, that ye shall Joseph, Behold, thy father is
give the fifth part unto Pha- sick: and he took with him
, and four parts shall be his two sons, Manasseh and
your own, for seed of the field, Ephraim.

and for your food, and for them
of your housholds, and for food said, Behold, thy son Joseph

2 And one told Jacob, and

for your little ones.

cometh unto thee: and Israel

strengthened himself, and sat

saved our lives: let us find upon the bed.
And they said, Thou hast
grace in the sight of my lord,
and we will be Pharaoh's ser-

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God Almighty appeared unto

3 And Jacob said unto Joseph,

26 And Joseph made it a law
Over the land of Egypt unto
this day, that Pharaoh should I will make thee fruitful, and
have the fifth part; except the multiply thee, and I will make
lund of the priests only, which of thee a multitude of people;

naan, and blessed me,,
me at Luz in the land of Ca-

4 And said unto me, Behold,

became not Pharaoh's

land of Egypt, in the country ing possession.
And Israel dwelt in the seed after thee for an everlast-
and will give this land to thy

of Goshen; and they had pos

essions therein, and grew, and Ephraim and Manasseh, which

5 And now thy two sons,

multiplied exceedingly.

And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt before I came unto the whole age of Jacob was an Reuben and Simeon, they shall df Egypt seventeen years: so thee into Egypt, are mine; as hundred forty and seven years. be mine.

were born unto thee in the land

And the time drew nigh

that Israel must die: and he begettest after them, shall be alled his son Joseph, and said thine, and shall be called after to him, If now I have found the name of their brethren in ace in thy sight, put, I pray their inheritance.

6 And thy issue, which thou

and deal kindly and truly with from Padan, Rachel died by thee, thy hand under my thigh, 7 And as for me, when I came me; bury me not, I pray thee, me in the land of Canaan in

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the way, when yet there was

Jacob blesseth Joseph's sons.

GENESIS. His last prophetick blessing.

but a little way to come unto Ephrath and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same is Beth-lehem.

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 bless them.

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 Ánd 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.

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 multi⚫tude of nations.

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.

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.

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.

CHAP. XLIX. 1 Jacob calleth his sons to bless them. 3 Their blessing in particular. 29 He chargeth them about his burial. 33 He dieth.

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 habitations.

6 O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not

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