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the God of thy father : fear 24 So he sent his breth- not to go down into Egypt, ren away, and they departed: for I will there make of thee and he said unto them, See a great nation. that

ye fall not gut by the 4 I will go down with thee way.

into Egypt; and I will also 25 g And they went up surely bring thee up again : out of Egypt, and came into and Joseph Thall put his hand the land of Canaan unto Ja- upon thine eyes. cob their father,

5 And Jacob rofe up 26 And told him, saying, from Beer-sheba : and the Jofeph is yet alive, and he is fons of Israel carried Jacob governor over all the land of their father, and their little Egypt. And Jacob's heart ones, and their wives, in the fainted, for he believed them waggons which Pharaoh had not.

sent to carry him. 27 And they told him all 6 And they took their the words of Joseph which cattle, and their goods which he had said unto them: and they had gotten in the land of when he faw the waggons Canaan, and

into which Joseph had sent to Egypt, Jacob, and all his carry him, the spirit of Ja- feed with him. cob their father revived. 7 His sons, and his sons

28 And Ifrael faid, It is fons with him, his daughenough; Joseph my son iş ters and his sons daughters, yet alive; I will go and see and all his feed brought he him before I die.

with him into Egypt. CHAP. XLVI.

28 . And he fent Judah

before him unto Jofeph, to ND (frael took his direct his face unto Goshen:


A journey, with

all that and they came into the land

he had, and came to Beer- of Goshen. fheba, and offered facrifices

29 And Jofeph made ready unto the God of his father his chariot, and went up to Isaac.

meet Ifrael his father, to 2 And God spake unto Goshen; and presented himIsrael in the visions of the self unto him: and he fell on night, and said, Jacob, Jacob; his neck, and wept on his and he said, here am I. neck a good while. 3 And he said, I am God, 30 And Israel said unto


Joseph, Now let me die, his brethren, even five men, fince I have seen thy face, and presented them unto Phabecause thou art yet alive. raoh.

31 And Jofeph faid unto 3 And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, and unto his his brethren, What is your father's house, I will go up, occupation? and they said and shew Pharaoh, and say unto Pharaoh, Thy servants unto him, My brethren, and are shepherds, both we, and my father's house, which were also our fathers. in the land of Canaan, are 4 They said moreover uncome unto me :

to Pharaoh, For to sojourn 32 And the men are shep- in the land are we come ; herds; for their trade hath for thy servants have no been to feed cattle: and they pasture for their flocks; for have brought their flocks, the famine is fore in the land and their herds, and all that of Canaan: now therefore, they have.

we pray thee, let thy servants 33 And it shall come to dwell in the land of Gothen. pass when Pharaoh shall call 5 And Pharaoh spake unto you, and shall say, What is Joseph, saying, Thy father, your occupation ?

and thy brethren, are comic 34 That ye shall say, Thy unto thee: servants trade hath been about 6. The land of Egypt is cattle, from our youth even before thee : In the best of until now, both we, and also the land make thy father and our fathers : that ye may brethren to dwell ; in the dwell in the land of Gothen; land of Goshen let them for every shepherd is an abo-dwell : and if thou knowest mination unto the Egyptians. any men of activity amongst

them, then make them rulers CHAP. XLVII.

cattle, WHEN Joseph came and 7 g And Joseph brought

told Pharaoh ; and said, in Jacob his father, and fet My father, and my brethren, him before Pharaoh : and and their' Alocks, and their Jacob blefled Pharaoh. herds, and all that they have,

8 And Pharaoh said unto are come out of the land of Jacob, How old art thou ? Canaan : and behold, they 9 And Jacob faid unto are in the land of Goshen. Pharaoh, The days of the

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an hundred and thirty years; 1 Joseph, and said, Give us
few and evil have the days of bread : for why should we
the years of my life been, die in thy presence ? for the
and have not attained unto money faileth.
the days of the years of the 16 And Joseph said, Give
life of my fathers in the days your cattle; and I will give
of their pilgrimage. you for your cattle, if money

10 And Jacob blessed Pha-fail.
raoh, and went out from be 17 And they brought their
fore Pharaoh,

cattle unto Joseph : and JoII And Joseph placed seph gave them bread in exhis father, and his brethren, change for horses, and for the and gave them a poffeffion flocks, and for the cattle of in the land of Egypt, in the the herds, and for the alles : best of the land, in the land and he fed them with bread, of Rameses, as Pharaoh had for all their cattle, for that commanded,

year. 12 And Joseph nourished

18 When that year was his father, and his brethren, ended, they came unto him and all his father's houshold, the second year, and said unto with bread, according to their him, We will not hide it families.

from my lord, how that our 13 And there was no bread money is spent : my lord in all the land; for the fa- also hath our herds of cattle; mine was very fore; so that there is not ought left in the the land of Egypt and all right of my lord, but our the land of Canaan fainted bodies, and our lands : by reason of the famine. 19 Wherefore shall we die 14. And Joseph gathered before thine eyes, both we money that was


our land ? buy us and found in the land of Egypt, our land for bread, and we and in the land of Canaan, and our land will be servants for the corn which they unto Pharaoh : and give us bought: and Joseph brought fced, that we may live and the money into Pharaoh's not die, that the land be not house.

defolate. 15 And when money failed 20 And Joseph bought all in the land of Egypt, and the land of Egypt for Phain the land of Canaan, all raoh: for the Egyptians fold the Egyptians came unto every man his field, because


up all the

the famine prevailed over only, which became not Phathem: fo the land became raoh's. Pharaoh's.

27 And. Ifrael dwelt in 21 And as for the people, the land of Egypt, in the he removed them to cities country of Gothen; and they from one end of the borders had poffeffions therein, and of Egypt, even to the other grew, and multiplied exend thereof.

ceedingly. 22 Only the land of the 28 And Jacob lived in priests bought he not: for the land of Egypt seventeen the priests had a portion af- years : fo the whole age of Jigned them of Pharaoh, and Jacob was an hundred forty did eat their portion which and seven years. Pharaoh gave them; where 29 And the time drew fore they sold not their lands. nigh that Ifrael must die :

23 Then Jofeph faid unto and he called his son Joseph, the people, Behold, I have and said unto him, If now I bought you this day, and have found grace in thy fight, your land for Pharaoh : lo, put, I pray thee, thy hand here is feed for you, and ye under my thigh, and deal Thall fow the land.

kindly and truly with me ; 24 And it shall come to bury me not, I pray thee, pass in the increase, that ye in Égypt. shall give the fifth part unto 30 But I will lie with my Pharaoh, and four parts shall fathers, and thou shalt carry be your own, for seed of the me out of Egypt, and bury field, and for your food, and me in their burying-place : for them of your housholds, and he faid, I will do as thou and for food for your little haft said. ones.

31 And he said, Swear 25 And they said, Thou unto me: and he sware unto haft saved our lives : let us him. And Ifrael bowed him. find grace in the fight of my self upon the bed's head. lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants.


ND it came to pass unto this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth part; one told Joseph, Behold, thy except the land of the priests father is fick: and he took

law over the land of Egypt A kafeer thefe things

, that


upon the bed.

blessed me,

with him his two sons, Ma- way of Ephrath, the fame is naffeh and Ephraim.

Beth-lehem. 2 And one told Jacob, and 8 And Israel beheld Jo. faid, Behold thy son Jofeph seph's sons, and faid, Who cometh unto thee: and Israel are these? strengthened himself, and fat 9 And Joseph said unto

his father, They are my sons, 3 9 And Jacob faid unto whom God hath given me Joseph, God Almighty ap- in this place : and he said, peared unto me at Luz in Bring them, I pray thee, the land of Canaan, and unto me, and I will bless

them. 4 And said unto me, Be 10 Now the eyes of Israel hold I will make thee fruit- were dim for age, so that he ful, and multiply thee, and I could not see: and he brought will make of thee a multi- them near unto him; and he tude of people; and will give kissed them, and embraced this land to thy feed after them. thee, for an everlasting pos 11 And Israel said unto feflion.

Joseph, I had not thought to 5 And now thy two fons, see thy face: and lo, God Ephraim and Manasseh, hath shewed me also thy seed. which were born unto thee 12 And Joseph brought in the land of Egypt, be- them out from between his fore I came unto thee into knees, and he bowed himself Egypt, are mine; as Reu. with his face to the earth. ben and Simeon they shall 13 And Joseph took them be mine.

both, Ephraim in his right 6 And thy issue which hand toward Israel's left hand, thou · begettest after them, and Manasseh in his left hand thall be thine, and shall be toward Israel's right hand, and called after the name of their brought them near unto him. brethren in their inheritance. 14 And Ifrael stretched

7 And as for me, when I out his right hand, and laid came from Padan, Rachel it upon Ephraim's head, who died by me in the land of was the younger, and his left Canaan, in the way, when hand upon Manasseh's head: yet there was but a little way guiding his hands wittingly: to come unto Ephrath : and for Manaffeh was the firstI buried her there in the born.

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