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26 9 And when Joseph came home, they il l'hen they speedily took down every brought him the present which was in thcir man his fack to the ground, and opened hand into the house, and bowed themselves to cvery man his lack. him to the earth.
!? And he fear hed, and began at the eld27 And he asked them of their welfare, ett, and Icft at the youngest and the cup and said, is your father well? the old man was found in Benjamins lick. of whom ye fpake, is he yet alive?
13 Then they reut their clothes, and laded 28 And they antwerel, Thy, fervant our every man his afs, and returned to the city. father is in good health, he is yet alive : 149 And Judah and his brethren came to and they bowed down their heads, and made Jofcphs house, (for heruns yet there;) and they obeisance.
sell before him on the ground. 29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his bro 15 And Joseph said unto thein, What deed ther Benjamin, his inothers lon, and faid, is is this that ye liave done? wot ye not that this your younger brother, of whom ye spake such a man as I can certainly divine untó me And he said, God be gracious unto 16 And Judah said, What'shall we say unto thee, my son.
my lord? what thall we speak? or how ball 30 And Jofeph made haite; for his bowels we clear ourselves? God hath found out the did yearn upon his brother : and lic songht iniquity of thy servants : behold, we are my where to weep; and fic entered into his cham- lords (érvants, both we, and he also with ber, and wept there.
whom the cup is found. 31 And he washed his face, and went out, 17 And he said, God forbid that I thould and refrained himself, and said,
Set on bread. de to: but the man in whose hand the cup is 32 And they set on for him by himself, and found, he thall be my fervant; and as for for them by themselves, and for the Egypti. you, get ye up in peace unto your father, ans which did eat with him by themselves : 18 ! Tlien Judah came near unto him, because the Egyptians might not eat bread and frid, Oh, my lord, let thy fervant, I pray with the Hebrews; for that is an abomination thee, fpeak a word in my lorda ears, and let unto the Egyptians.
not thine anger burn against thy servant: for 33 And they sat before him, the firtt-born thou art even as Phraoli. according to his birth-right, and the youngest 19 My lord asked his servants, saying, Have according to his youth : and the men inar. ye a father, or a brother? velled one at another.
20 And we faid unto my lord, We have a 34 And he took and fent melles unto them father, an old man, and' a child of his old from before him : but Benjamins meis was age, a little one: and his brother is dead, five times so much as any of theirs. And and he alone is left of his mother, and his they drank, and were merry with him. father loveth him, CH A P. XLIV.
21 And thou faidit unto thy servants, Bring Fosephs policy to play his brethren. hiin down unto me, that I may let mine eyes
house, saying, Fill the mens sacks evitk 22 And we faid unto my lord, The lad canfood, as much as they can carry, and put not leave his father : for if he thould leave every malis money in his facks mouth. his father his father would die.
2 And put my cup, the filver cup, in the 23 And thou saidit unto thy fervants, Fx. sacks mouth of the youngeft, and his corn- cept your youngett brother coinc down with money. And he did according to the word you, ye shall see my face no more. that Jofeph had spoken.
24 And it came to pass, which we came up 3 Alloon as the morning was light the unto thy fervant my father, we told him the men were fent away, they and their alles. words of my lord.
4 And when they were gone out of the 25 And our father said, Go again, and buy city, and not yet far off, Joseph faid unto us a little food, his iteward, up, follow after the men, and, 26 And we Laid, We cannot go down : if when thou doit overtake thein, say unto our youngett brother be with us, then will them wherefore have ye rewarded evil for we go down ; for we may not see the mans
face, except our youngeit brother be with us. s is not this it in which my lord drinketh, 27 And ihy servant my father said unto us, and whereby indeed he divineth! Ye have Ye know that my wife bare me two fons : done evil in so doing.
28. And the one went out from me, and I 6 4 And he overtook them, and he spake faid, Surely he is torni in pieces ; and I faw unto them these same words.
him not fince: 7 And they said unto him, Wherefore faith 29 And if ye take this also from me, and my lord these words? God forbid that thy mischief befal him, ye thall bring down my fervants should do according to this thing. grey hairs with sorrow to the grave.
8 Behold, the inoney which we found in 30 Now, therefore, when I come to thy ferour lacks mouths we brought again unto thee vant my father, and the lad be not with us : out of the land of Canaan: how then should (fering that his wife is bound up in the lass we feal out of thy lords house tilver or gold! life;)
With whomlocver of thy servants it be 31 It thall come to pass, when he seeth that found, both let him die, and we also will be the lad is not with us, that he will die and my lords bond-men.
thy servant that bring down the grey hairs io And he said, Now also let it be accord of thy fervant our father with sorrow to the ing unto your words : he with whom it is gravc. found thall be my servant; and ye thall be 32 For thy servant becane furety for the Slameless.
lad unto my father, saying, "I bring him
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turto thee, then I fhall bear the blame 17 And Pharaoh said unto Jofeph, Say tinto niy father for ever.
thy brethren, 'This doye; lade your bealts, 33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy and go, got you unto the land of Canaan, runt alicle initead of the lad å bond-man 18 Ani take your father, and your house. i my lord; and let the lad go up with his holds, and come unto me and I will give rethren.
you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye 34 For how thall I go up to my father, and itall cat the fat of the land. he lad be no with me leit peradventure I 19 Now thou art commanded, this do ye; ce the evil that shall come on my father. Take you wagons out of the land of Egypt CHAP. XLV.
for your little ones, and for your wives, and I Jofeph makes him cif kaasun to his brethren: bring your father, and come.
Duke fenderh for his father, 27 who is revized 20 Álio regard not your stuff : for the good at the U.
of all the land of Egypt is yours.
21 And the children of Ifrael did fo : and There are ple could not refrain hiun felfbe
fore all then that ttood by liim; and he Jofeph gave them waggons, according to the cried,
Cause every man to go out from me: corrimandment of Pharaoh, and gave them and thore tood no man with him while Jo- provision for the way. seph made himself known unto his brethren. 22 To all of them he gave each man changes
2 And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians, of raiment : but to Benjamin he gave thice and the house of Pharaoh heard.
hundred pieces of tilver, and five changes of 3 And Jofepbi said unto his brethren, I am raiment. Joseph : doth my father yet live? And his bre 23. And to his father he fent after this man. ihrem could not answer lim : for they were ner ten alles laden with the good things of troubled at his presence.
Egypt, and ten the-affes laden with corn and 4 And Joseph Said unto his brethren, Come bread, and meat for his father by the way. near to ine, I pray you : and they came near. 24 So he sent his brethren away, and they And he said, I am Jofcplt your brother, whom departed: and lie said unto them, Sce that ye ye fold into Egypt.
fall not out by the way. 5 Now, therelorc, be not grieved, nor an. 25 g And they went up out of Egypt, and gry with your klves, that ye fold me hither : came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob for God did send me before you to preserve their father, lire.
26 And told him, saying, Jofeph is yet alive, For those two years hath the famine been and he is governor over all the land of Egypt. in the land, and yet there are five years, in And Jacobs heart fainted, for he believed the which there Jhall neither be earing nor them not. harvest.
27 and they told him all the words of Jo7 And God sent me before you to preserve feph, which be had said
unto them: and when you a potterity in the earth, and to lave your he faw the waggons, which Jofeph had sent to lives by a great deliverance.
8 So now, it was not you that sent me hi. Carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father rethcr, but God and he hath made me a fa 28 And Ifrael faid, it is enough; Joseph my ther to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and son is yet alive: I will go and see hin before a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt. I die. 9 Haste ye, and go up to my father, and
CHAP. XLVI. say unto him, Thus faith thy fon Jofeph, God 1 Jacob is comfimted by God at Beer-sheba : hath made me lord of all Egypt; come down 5 ke goeth into Egypt: 8 the number of his unto me, tarry not.
family: 28 Juleph meeleth him. then, and thou thalt berdar uneol me, thou; A had, and came
to berheman and offerte and thy children, and thy childrens children, sacritices onto the God of his father Ifaac. and thy Rocks, and thy herds, and all that 2 And God spake unto Israel in the vifions thou haft.
of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob! And he 11 And there will I nourish thee, (for yet laid, Here am I. there are five years of fainine,) lett thou, and 3. And be faid, I am God, the God of thy thy household, and all that thou hart, come father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for '1 to poverty
will there make of thee a great nation, 12 And, behold, your cyes fee, and the eyes 4 I will go down with thee into Egypt; and of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth! will also furcly bring thce up again : and that (peaketh unto you.
Joseph tball put his hand upon thine eyes. 13 And ye thall tell my father of all my 5 And Jacob rose up from Beer-theba: and glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have seen : the fons of Ifrael carried Jacob their father, and ye shall haite, and bring down my father and their little ones, and their wives, in the hither.
waggons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him. 14 And he fell upon his brother Benjamins 6 And they took their cattle, and their neek, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon goods, which they had gotten in the land of his ricck.
Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, and 15 Morcover, he kissed all lvis brethren, and all his feed with him: wept upon them: and after that his brethren 7 His fons, and his fons fons with him, his talked with him.
daughters, and his fons daughters, and all his 16. And the fame thereof was heard in feed, brought he with him into Egypt. Pharaohs house, saying, Jofcphs brethren are 89 And there are the names of the children come. And it pleafcd Pharaob well, and liis of Israel which came into Egypt, Jacob and Cervants.
his fans : Reuben, Jacobs firit-born,
9 And the fons of Reuben; Ilanoch, and 32 And the men are thepherds, for their Paallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.
trade hath been to feed cattle; and they 10 I And the sons of Simeon; Jemnel, and have brought their flocks, and their herds, . Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar; and all that they have. and Shaul, thc fon of a Canaanitith woman.' 33 And it thall come to pass, wlien Pha
11 9 And the sons of Levi; Geribon, Ko- raoh thall call you, and iball say, what is hath, and Merari.
your occupation? 12 1 And the fons of Judah; E1, and Onan, 34 Thai ye tha! fay, Thy servants trade and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zaralı: but Er hath been about cattle from our youth even and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And until now, both we and also our fathers; that the sons of Pharcz were Hezron and Hamul. ye may dwell in the land of Gothen: for
13 4 And the sons of Iffaclar ; Tola, and every ihepherd is an abomination unto the Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.
Egyptians. 14 And the fons of Zebulun ; Sered, and
i Joseph preferleth five of his brethren, 7 and 15 These be the sons of Leal, which the bare his father, before Pharaoh : It he giveth unto Jacob in Padan-aram, with his daughter them habitation and maintenance.
"Hen ters were thirty and three.
faid, My fatherbrethren, 16 9 And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and their focks, and their herds, and all that Haggi, shuni, and Erbon, Éri, and Arodi, they have, are come out of the land of Caand Areli.
naaa; and, behold, they are in the land of 17. And the sons of Ather; Jimnali, and Gothen. Ithuah, and llui, and Beriah, and Serab, their 2 And he took fome of his brethren, even litter. And the sons of Bcriah; Heber, and five men, and presented them unto Pharaoh. Malchiel.
3 And Pharaoh faid unto his brethren, What 18 These are the fons of Zupah, whom La: is your occupation? And they said unto Phaban gave to Leah his daughter and these raoh, Thy fervants are fhepherds, both we the bare unto Jacob, even fixteen fouls. and also our fathers,
19 1 The Sons of Rachel, Jacobs wife ; Jo. 4 They said, moreover, unto Pharaoh, For feph and Benjamin.
to lojourn in the land arc we come: for thy 20 And unto Josephi, in the land of Egypt, fervants have no patture for their flocks; for were born Manateh and Ephraim, which the famine is fore in the land of Canaan : Afenath, the daughter of Poti-pherah pricit now, therefore, we pray thce, let thy servants of On bare unto him.
dwell in the land of Gothen. 21 1 And the sons of Benjamin were Be. 5 And Pharaoh spake unto Jofeph, saying, lah, and Becher, and Athbel, Gera, and Thy father and thy brethren are come unto Naaman, Ehi, and Roth, Muppim, and Hup- thee: pim, and Ard,
6 The land of Egypt is before thee; in the 22 These are the sons of Rachel, which best of the land make thy father and brewere born to Jacob: all the souls were four- thren tó dwell; in the land of Gothen let teen.
thein dwell: and if thou knowett any inen 23 | And the sons of Dan; Hushim. of activity among them, then make them
24 9 And the fons of Naphtali; Jahzcel, rulers over my catác. and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem.
7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, 25 These are the sons of Bilhah, which La- and fet him before Pliaraoh: and Jacob ban gave unto Rachel his daughter; and the blessed Pharaoh. bare these unto Jacob: all the fouls were 8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old seven.
art thou? 26 All the fouls that came with Jacob into And Jacob faid unto Pharaoh, The days Egypt, which came out of his loins, besides of the years of my pilgrimage are an bun. Jacobs sons wives, all the fouls were three. dred and thirty years: few and evil have the score and fix.
days of the years of my life been, and have 27 And the fons of Joreph, which were not attained unto the days of the years of born him in Egypt, were two fouls: all the the life of my fathers, in the days of their fouls of the houte of Jacob, which came into pilgrimage. Egypt, were threescore and ten.
10 And Jacob blefied Pharaoh, and went 28 1 And he fent Judah before him unto out from before Pharaoh. Jofeph, to direa his face unto Gohen; and U | And Joseph placed his father and his they came into the land of Gothen.
brethren, and gave them a poffeflion in the 29 And Joseph made ready his charlot, and land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in went up to meet Ifrael his father to Goihen, the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had comand prelented himself unto him: and he fell manded. on his neck, and wept on his neck a good 12 And Joseph nourithed his father, and his while.
brethren, and all his fathers household, with 30 And Ifrael faid unto Joseph, Now let bread, according to their families. me die, fince I have seen thy face, because 13 And there was no bread in all the thou art yet alive.
land: for the famine was very fore, so that 31 And Joseph said unto his brethren,
and the land of Egypt, and all the land of Ca. unto his fathers house, I will go up, and thew naan, fainted by reason of the famine. Pharaoh, and say unto him, My brethren, 14 And Josephs gathered up all the money and my fathers hoofe, which were to the that was found in the land of Egypt, and in land of Canaan, are come unto me: the land of Canaan, for the com which they
hought: and Joseph brought the money into their burying place. And hc faid, I will do Pharaohs houfe.
as thou bait fald. 15 And when money failed in the land of 31 And he said, Swear unto me, And he Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the sware unto him. And Ifrael bowed himself Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give upon the beds head. us bread : for why should we die in thy pre
CHA P. XLVIII. fence! for the money faileth.
1 Joseph vifteth his fick father. 3 Jacob re16 And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and pealeth thc promise, 21 and prophefieth their I will give you for your cattle, if money fail. return.
17 And they brought their cattle unto Joseph: and Joreplı gave them bread in ex
Nd it came to pass, after these thing, change for horses, and for the flocks, and for is fick: and he took with him his two sons, the cattle of the herds, and for the aires; and Manasseh and Ephraim. he fed them with bread for all their cattle 2 And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, for that year.
thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Ifrací 18 Wlien that year was ended, they came ttrengthened himself, and fat upon the bed. unto him the second year, and said unto 3. And Jacob faid unto Jofeph, God Al. him, We will not hide it from my lord, mighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land how that our money is spent; my lord also of Canaan, and blessed me, hath our herds of cattle: there is not ought 4 And said unto me, Behold, I will make left in the fight of my lord, but our bodies thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will and our lands:
make of thee a multitude of people; and will 19 Wherefore than we die before thine give this land to thy feed after thee for an eyes, both we and our land? buy us and our everlasting pofleflion. land for bread, and we and our land will be 5 And now thy two sons, Ephraim and fervants unto Pharaoh, and give us feed, that Manasseh, which were born unto thee in we may live and not dic, that the land be the land of Egypt, before I came unto the not defolate.
into Egypt, are inine: as Reuben and Si20 And Joseph bought all the land of meon, they shall be mine. Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians fold 6 And thy issue, which thou begetteft afevery man his field, because the famine ter them, thall be thine, and thall be called prevailed over them: so the land became after the name of their brethren in their Pharaohs.
inheritance. 21 And as for the people, he removed them 7 And as for me, when I came from Pa to cities from one end of the borders of dan, Rachel died by me in the land of Ca. Egypt even to the other end thereof.
naan, in the way, when yet there was but a 22 Only the land of the prietts bought he little way to come unto Ephrath: and I bunot: for the priests had a portion äffigned ried her there in the way of Ephrath; the ther of Pharaoh, and did eat their portion fame is Bethlehem. which Pharaoh gave them; wherefore they 8.1 And Ifrael beheld Josephs fons, and sold not their lands.
said, Who are thcfe? 23 Then Jofeph said unto the people, Be 2 And Joseph Paid unto his father, They hold, I have bought you this day, and your are my föns, whom God hath given me in land, for Pharaoh: lo, here is sécd for you, this place. And he faid, Bring them, I pray and ye shall saw the land.
thee, anto me, and I will bless them. 24 And it thall corre to pass, in the in 10 (Now the eyes of Ifrael were dim for creaic, that ye hall give the nth part unto age, so that he could not fee. And he brought Pharaoh, and four parts thall be your own, them near unto him; and he killed them, for feed of the field, and for your food, and and embraced them. for them of your bouñolds, and for food for 11 And Ifrael faid unto Joseph, I had not your little ones.
thought to see thy face; and, lo, God hath 25 And they said, Thou halt saved our lives: thewed me allo thy seed. let us find grace in the fight of my lord, and 12 And Joseph brought them out from be. we will be Pharaohs servants.
tween his knees, and he bowed himself with 26 And Joseph made it a law over the land his face to the earth. of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh fhould 13 And Joleplı took them both, Ephraim ? have the fifth part ; except the land of the in his right hand toward Ifraels left hand, prietts only, which became not Pharaohs. and Manalsch in his left hand toward If
27 $ And Ifrael dwelt in the land of Egypt, raels right hand, and brought them near unto in the country of Gothen; and they had por him. feflions therein, and grew, and multiplied 14 And Israel stretched out his right hand, exceedingly.
and laid it upon Ephraims head, who was the 28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt younger, and his left hand upon Manassehs seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Ma. was an hundred forty and seven years. naffeh was the first-born.
29 And the time drew nigh that Ifrael muft 15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, dies and be called his fon Jofepk, and said before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac unto him, If now I have found grace in thy did walk, the God which fed me all my life fight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my long unto this day, thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; 16 The Angel which redeemed me from bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt :
all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be 30 But I will lic with my fathers, and thou named on them, and the name of my fashak carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in thers Abraham and Ifaac; and let them
grow into a multitude in the midst of the 12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his earth.
teeth white with milk. 17 And when Joseph saw that his fatherlaid 13 Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of his right liand upon the head of Epluaim, it the lea; and be halbe for an haven of ships: displeased him : and he held up his fathers and his border shall be unto Zidon. hand, to remove át from Ephraims bead unto 14 Isachar is a ttrong ass, couching down Manafleks head.
between two burdens : 18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, 15 And he faw that reft was good, and the my father for this is the firtt-born: put tly land that it was pleasant; and bowed his right hand upon his head.
fhoulder to bear, and became a fervant unto 19 And his father refused, and said, I know tribute. k, my son, I know it: he also than become 169 Dan Mall judge his people, as one of a people, and he also shall be great ; but tru- the tribes of Ifrae). ly his younger brother shall be greater than 17 Dan shall be a ferpent by the way, an hc, and his fecd thall becon:e a multitude of adder in the path, that biteth the horse-heels, nations.
so that his rider ihall fall backward. 20 And he blessed them that day, saying, 18 I have waited for thy falsation, O In thce thalt Ifrael bless, saying, God make LORD! thee as Epliraim and as Manuftch. And he 19 1 Gad, a troop thall overcome him : set Ephraim before Manalleh.
but he shall overcoine at the last. 21 And Ifrael said unto Joseph, Echold, 1 20 1 Out of Afher luis bread shall be fat, die ; but God shall be with you, and bring and he shall yield royal dainties. you again unto the land of your fathers. 21 $ Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth
22 Moreover, I have given to thee one por- goodiy words. tion above thy brethren, which I took out 22 * Jofeph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitof the hand of the Amorite with my tword ful bough by a well, whose branches run over and with my bow.
the wall. CHAF. XLIX.
23. The archers lave forely grieved him, 1 Jacob calleth his fons to hlefs them: 3 their and hot at him, and hated hion: blething in particular : 29 his charge cóncern 24 But his bow abode in-itrength, and the ing his buria! :. 33 his death.
arms of his hands were made ftrong by the Nd Jacob called unto his fons, and said, hands of the mighty God of Jacob: (from tell you that which thall befal you in the last 25 Even by the God of thy father, who days.
Mall help thee; and by the Almighty, who 2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye Mall bless thce with bleflings of heaven fons of Jacob; and hearken unto Ifrael your above, blessings of the deep that lieth un. father.
der, blessings of the breasts and of the 3. Rcuben, thou art my first-born, my womb: might, and the beginning of my ftrength, 26 The blessings of thy father have prethe excellency of dignity, and the excellency vailed above the blettings of my progenitors, of power :
unto the utmoft bound of the everlasting 4 Unttable as water, thou shalt not excel; hills; they fhall be on the head of Jofepli, because thou wenreit up to thy fathers bel, and on the crown of the head of film that then defiledft thou it: he went up to my was separated from his brethren. couch.
27. f Benjamin thall ravin as a wolf: in the 5 $ Simeon and Levi are brethren; Inflru- morning he fhall devour the prey, and at ments of cruelty are in their habitations. nicht lie thall divide the fpost.
6 O my foul, come not thou into their fe 29.7 All these are the twelve tribes of cret ; unto their assembly, mine honour, be Ifrael: and this is it that their father not thou united! for in their anger they ilew Ipake unto them, and blefled them; every. a man, and in their self-will they digged one according to his blessing he 'blessed down a wall.
them 7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; 29 And he charged them, and said unto and their wrath, for it was cruel : 1 will them, I am to be gathered unto my people : divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in bury me with my fathers in the cave that is Lrael.
in the field of Ephron the Hittite; 8 9 Judal, thou art he whom thy brethren 30 In the cave that is in the field of Machshall praile; thy land mail be in the neck of pelali, which is before Mamre, in the land thinc enemies : thy fathers children thall bow of Canda', which Abraharn bought with the down before thee.
field of Ephron the Hittite, for a poflellion of 9 Judal, is a lions whelp from the
prey, a burying-place. my fon, thou art gone up : he ftooped down, 31'There they buried Abraham and Sa. he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who rah his wife; there they buried Ifaac and Tallrouve him up!
Rebekah his wife ; and there I buried 10 The fceptre shall not depart from fu- Leah.) dah, not a lawgiver from between his feet, 32 The purchase of the field, and of the untu Shiloh come; and unto him jhall the cave that is therein, was froin the children gathering of the people be :
of Heth. 11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his 33 And when Jacob had made an end of alle* colt nto the choicc vine; lié washed commandlog his lons, he gathered up his feet luta garrnents in wine, and his clothes in the into the bed, and yielded up the gtioit, und blood of grapes.
was grthered into his people.