THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES CALLED
Part 2 (Chapters 26-50)
26:1: And there was a famine in the land, beside
the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went
unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar.
26:2: And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go
not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee
26:3: Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee,
and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will
give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I
sware unto Abraham thy father;
26:4: And I will make thy seed to multiply as the
stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries;
and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
26:5: Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept
my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.
26:6: And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:
26:7: And the men of the place asked him of his wife;
and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my
wife; lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah;
because she was fair to look upon.
26:8: And it came to pass, when he had been there
a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out
at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah
26:9: And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold,
of a surety she is thy wife: and how saidst thou, She is my sister?
And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her.
26:10: And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast
done unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with
thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us.
26:11: And Abimelech charged all his people, saying,
He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.
26:12: Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received
in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.
26:13: And the man waxed great, and went forward,
and grew until he became very great:
26:14: For he had possession of flocks, and possessions
of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied
26:15: For all the wells which his father's servants
had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines
had stopped them, and filled them with earth.
26:16: And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us;
for thou art much mightier than we.
26:17: And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his
tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.
26:18: And Isaac digged again the wells of water,
which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the
philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he
called their names after the names by which his father had called
26:19: And Isaac's servants digged in the valley,
and found there a well of springing water.
26:20: And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's
herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of
the well Esek; because they strove with him.
26:21: And they digged another well, and strove for
that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah.
26:22: And he removed from thence, and digged another
well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of
it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for
us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.
26:23: And he went up from thence to Beer-sheba.
26:24: And the LORD appeared unto him the same night,
and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I
am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my
servant Abraham's sake.
26:25: And he builded an altar there, and called
upon the name of the LORD and pitched his tent there: and there
Isaac's servants digged a well.
26:26: Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and
Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief captain of
26:27: And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come ye
to me, seeing ye hate me, and have sent me away from you?
26:28: And they said, We saw certainly that the LORD
was with thee: and we said, Let there be now an oath betwixt us,
even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee;
26:29: That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not
touched thee, and as we have done unto thee nothing but good,
and have sent thee away in peace: thou art now the blessed of
26:30: And he made them a feast, and they did eat
26:31: And they rose up betimes in the morning, and
sware one to another: and Isaac sent them away, and they departed
from him in peace.
26:32: And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac's
servants came, and told him concerning the well which they had
digged, and said unto him, We have found water.
26:33: And he called it Shebah: therefore the name
of the city is Beer-sheba unto this day.
26:34: And Esau was forty years old when he took
to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath
the daughter of Elon the Hittite:
26:35: Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and
27:1: And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old,
and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau
his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said unto him,
Behold, here am I.
27:2: And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not
the day of my death:
27:3: Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons,
thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some
27:4: And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and
bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before
27:5: And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau
his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and
to bring it.
27:6: And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying,
Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying,
27:7: Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat,
that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD before my death.
27:8: Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according
to that which I command thee.
27:9: Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence
two good kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury meat
for thy father, such as he loveth:
27:10: And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that
he may eat, and that he may bless thee before his death.
27:11: And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold,
Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:
27:12: My father peradventure will feel me, and I
shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon
me, and not a blessing.
27:13: And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy
curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.
27:14: And he went, and fetched, and brought them
to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father
27:15: And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest
son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon
Jacob her younger son:
27:16: And she put the skins of the kids of the goats
upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck:
27:17: And she gave the savoury meat and the bread,
which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
27:18: And he came unto his father, and said, My
father: and he said, Here am I; who art thou, my son?
27:19: And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau
thy firstborn; I have done according as thou badest me: arise,
I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless
27:20: And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that
thou hast found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because the
LORD thy God brought it to me.
27:21: And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray
thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son
Esau or not.
27:22: And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father;
and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the
hands are the hands of Esau.
27:23: And he discerned him not, because his hands
were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him.
27:24: And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And
he said, I am.
27:25: And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will
eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he
brought it near to him, and he did eat: and he brought him wine,
and he drank.
27:26: And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near
now, and kiss me, my son.
27:27: And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled
the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the
smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath
27:28: Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven,
and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:
27:29: Let people serve thee, and nations bow down
to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons
bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed
be he that blesseth thee.
27:30: And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had
made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out
from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came
in from his hunting.
27:31: And he also had made savoury meat, and brought
it unto his father, and said unto his father, Let my father arise,
and eat of his son's venison, that thy soul may bless me.
27:32: And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art
thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn Esau.
27:33: And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said,
Who? where is he that hath taken venison, and brought it me,
and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him?
yea, and he shall be blessed.
27:34: And when Esau heard the words of his father,
he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto
his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.
27:35: And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty,
and hath taken away thy blessing.
27:36: And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob?
for he hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright;
and, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said,
Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?
27:37: And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold,
I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to
him for servants; and with corn and wine have I sustained him:
and what shall I do now unto thee, my son?
27:38: And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but
one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father.
And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.
27:39: And Isaac his father answered and said unto
him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and
of the dew of heaven from above;
27:40: And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt
serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have
the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.
27:41: And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing
wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart,
The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay
my brother Jacob.
27:42: And these words of Esau her elder son were
told to Rebekah: and she sent and called Jacob her younger son,
and said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee,
doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee.
27:43: Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; and
arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran;
27:44: And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's
fury turn away;
27:45: Until thy brother's anger turn away from thee,
and he forget that which thou hast done to him: then I will send,
and fetch thee from thence: why should I be deprived also of you
both in one day?
27:46: And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my
life because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of
the daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters
of the land, what good shall my life do me?
28:1: And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and
charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of
the daughters of Canaan.
28:2: Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house of Bethuel
thy mother's father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters
of Laban thy mother's brother.
28:3: And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee
fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of
28:4: And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee,
and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein
thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.
28:5: And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padan-aram
unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah,
Jacob's and Esau's mother.
28:6: When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob,
and sent him away to Padan-aram, to take him a wife from thence;
and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, Thou
shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan;
28:7: And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother,
and was gone to Padan-aram;
28:8: And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan
pleased not Isaac his father;
28:9: Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto
the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's
son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.
28:10: And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went
28:11: And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried
there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones
of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that
place to sleep.
28:12: And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up
on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold
the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
28:13: And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and
said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of
Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and
to thy seed;
28:14: And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth,
and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and
to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall
all the families of the earth be blessed.
28:15: And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep
thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again
into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that
which I have spoken to thee of.
28:16: And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he
said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.
28:17: And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful
is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this
is the gate of heaven.
28:18: And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and
took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up
for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.
28:19: And he called the name of that place Bethel:
but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.
28:20: And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will
be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give
me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,
28:21: So that I come again to my father's house
in peace; then shall the LORD be my God:
28:22: And this stone, which I have set for a pillar,
shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will
surely give the tenth unto thee.
29:1: Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into
the land of the people of the east.
29:2: And he looked, and behold a well in the field,
and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out
of that well they watered the flocks: and a great stone was upon
the well's mouth.
29:3: And thither were all the flocks gathered: and
they rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep,
and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in his place.
29:4: And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence
be ye? And they said, Of Haran are we.
29:5: And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son
of Nahor? And they said, We know him.
29:6: And he said unto them, Is he well? And they
said, He is well: and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with
29:7: And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither
is it time that the cattle should be gathered together: water
ye the sheep, and go and feed them.
29:8: And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks
be gathered together, and till they roll the stone from the well's
mouth; then we water the sheep.
29:9: And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came
with her father's sheep: for she kept them.
29:10: And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel
the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban
his mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone
from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's
29:11: And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his
voice, and wept.
29:12: And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father's
brother, and that he was Rebekah's son: and she ran and told her
29:13: And it came to pass, when Laban heard the
tidings of Jacob his sister's son, that he ran to meet him, and
embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. And
he told Laban all these things.
29:14: And Laban said to him, Surely thou art my
bone and my flesh. And he abode with him the space of a month.
29:15: And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art
my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell
me, what shall thy wages be?
29:16: And Laban had two daughters: the name of the
elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.
29:17: Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful
and well favoured.
29:18: And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve
thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.
29:19: And Laban said, It is better that I give her
to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with
29:20: And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and
they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.
29:21: And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife,
for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.
29:22: And Laban gathered together all the men of
the place, and made a feast.
29:23: And it came to pass in the evening, that he
took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in
29:24: And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah
his maid for an handmaid.
29:25: And it came to pass, that in the morning,
behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast
done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore
then hast thou beguiled me?
29:26: And Laban said, It must not be so done in
our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.
29:27: Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this
also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven
29:28: And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week:
and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
29:29: And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah
his handmaid to be her maid.
29:30: And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved
also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other
29:31: And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated,
he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.
29:32: And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she
called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked
upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.
29:33: And she conceived again, and bare a son; and
said, Because the LORD hath heard that I was hated, he hath therefore
given me this son also: and she called his name Simeon.
29:34: And she conceived again, and bare a son; and
said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because
I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi.
29:35: And she conceived again, and bare a son: and
she said, Now will I praise the LORD: therefore she called his
name Judah; and left bearing.
30:1: And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no
children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give
me children, or else I die.
30:2: And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel:
and he said, Am I in God's stead, who hath withheld from thee
the fruit of the womb?
30:3: And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in
unto her; and she shall bear upon my knees that I may also have
children by her.
30:4: And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife:
and Jacob went in unto her.
30:5: And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son.
30:6: And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath
also heard my voice, and hath given me a son: therefore called
she his name Dan.
30:7: And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived again, and
bare Jacob a second son.
30:8: And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have
I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called
his name Naphtali.
30:9: When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she
took Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife.
30:10: And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a son.
30:11: And Leah said, A troop cometh: and she called
his name Gad.
30:12: And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a second
30:13: And Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters
will call me blessed: and she called his name Asher.
30:14: And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest,
and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them unto his mother
Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy
30:15: And she said unto her, Is it a small matter
that thou hast taken my husband? and wouldest thou take away
my son's mandrakes also? And Rachel said, Therefore he shall
lie with thee to night for thy son's mandrakes.
30:16: And Jacob came out of the field in the evening,
and Leah went out to meet him, and said, Thou must come in unto
me; for surely I have hired thee with my son's mandrakes. And
he lay with her that night.
30:17: And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived,
and bare Jacob the fifth son.
30:18: And Leah said, God hath given me my hire,
because I have given my maiden to my husband: and she called his
30:19: And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the
30:20: And Leah said, God hath endued me with a good
dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, because I have born
him six sons: and she called his name Zebulun.
30:21: And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called
her name Dinah.
30:22: And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened
to her, and opened her womb.
30:23: And she conceived, and bare a son; and said,
God hath taken away my reproach:
30:24: And she called his name Joseph; and said,
The LORD shall add to me another son.
30:25: And it came to pass, when Rachel had born
Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go
unto mine own place, and to my country.
30:26: Give me my wives and my children, for whom
I have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my service
which I have done thee.
30:27: And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I
have found favour in thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned by
experience that the LORD hath blessed me for thy sake.
30:28: And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will
30:29: And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have
served thee, and how thy cattle was with me.
30:30: For it was little which thou hadst before
I came, and it is now increased unto a multitude; and the LORD
hath blessed thee since my coming: and now when shall I provide
for mine own house also?
30:31: And he said, What shall I give thee? And
Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me any thing: if thou wilt do
this thing for me, I will again feed and keep thy flock:
30:32: I will pass through all thy flock to day,
removing from thence all the speckled and spotted cattle, and
all the brown cattle among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled
among the goats: and of such shall be my hire.
30:33: So shall my righteousness answer for me in
time to come, when it shall come for my hire before thy face:
every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and
brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me.
30:34: And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be
according to thy word.
30:35: And he removed that day the he goats that
were ringstraked and spotted, and all the she goats that were
speckled and spotted, and every one that had some white in it,
and all the brown among the sheep, and gave them into the hand
of his sons.
30:36: And he set three days' journey betwixt himself
and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.
30:37: And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and
of the hazel and chesnut tree; and pilled white strakes in them,
and made the white appear which was in the rods.
30:38: And he set the rods which he had pilled before
the flocks in the gutters in the watering troughs when the flocks
came to drink, that they should conceive when they came to drink.
30:39: And the flocks conceived before the rods,
and brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.
30:40: And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set
the faces of the flocks toward the ringstraked, and all the brown
in the flock of Laban; and he put his own flocks by themselves,
and put them not unto Laban's cattle.
30:41: And it came to pass, whensoever the stronger
cattle did conceive, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes
of the cattle in the gutters, that they might conceive among the
30:42: But when the cattle were feeble, he put them
not in: so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.
30:43: And the man increased exceedingly, and had
much cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and
31:1: And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying,
Jacob hath taken away all that was our father's; and of that which
was our father's hath he gotten all this glory.
31:2: And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban,
and, behold, it was not toward him as before.
31:3: And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return unto the
land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.
31:4: And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to
the field unto his flock,
31:5: And said unto them, I see your father's countenance,
that it is not toward me as before; but the God of my father hath
been with me.
31:6: And ye know that with all my power I have served
31:7: And your father hath deceived me, and changed
my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.
31:8: If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy
wages; then all the cattle bare speckled: and if he said thus,
The ringstraked shall be thy hire; then bare all the cattle ringstraked.
31:9: Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your
father, and given them to me.
31:10: And it came to pass at the time that the cattle
conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and,
behold, the rams which leaped upon the cattle were ringstraked,
speckled, and grisled.
31:11: And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream,
saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I.
31:12: And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see,
all the rams which leap upon the cattle are ringstraked, speckled,
and grisled: for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee.
31:13: I am the God of Bethel, where thou anointedst
the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get
thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.
31:14: And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto
him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's
31:15: Are we not counted of him strangers? for
he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money.
31:16: For all the riches which God hath taken from
our father, that is ours, and our children's: now then, whatsoever
God hath said unto thee, do.
31:17: Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his
wives upon camels;
31:18: And he carried away all his cattle, and all
his goods which he had gotten, the cattle of his getting, which
he had gotten in Padan-aram, for to go to Isaac his father in
the land of Canaan.
31:19: And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel
had stolen the images that were her father's.
31:20: And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the
Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled.
31:21: So he fled with all that he had; and he rose
up, and passed over the river, and set his face toward the mount
31:22: And it was told Laban on the third day that
Jacob was fled.
31:23: And he took his brethren with him, and pursued
after him seven days' journey; and they overtook him in the mount
31:24: And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream
by night, and said unto him, Take heed that thou speak not to
Jacob either good or bad.
31:25: Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had
pitched his tent in the mount: and Laban with his brethren pitched
in the mount of Gilead.
31:26: And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done,
that thou hast stolen away unawares to me, and carried away my
daughters, as captives taken with the sword?
31:27: Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, and
steal away from me; and didst not tell me, that I might have sent
thee away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with harp?
31:28: And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and
my daughters? thou hast now done foolishly in so doing.
31:29: It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt:
but the God of your father spake unto me yesternight, saying,
Take thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.
31:30: And now, though thou wouldest needs be gone,
because thou sore longedst after thy father's house, yet wherefore
hast thou stolen my gods?
31:31: And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because
I was afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest take by force
thy daughters from me.
31:32: With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let
him not live: before our brethren discern thou what is thine with
me, and take it to thee. For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen
31:33: And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into
Leah's tent, and into the two maidservants' tents; but he found
them not. Then went he out of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's
31:34: Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them
in the camel's furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban searched
all the tent, but found them not.
31:35: And she said to her father, Let it not displease
my lord that I cannot rise up before thee; for the custom of women
is upon me. And he searched, but found not the images.
31:36: And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban:
and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what
is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?
31:37: Whereas thou hast searched all my stuff, what
hast thou found of all thy household stuff? set it here before
my brethren and thy brethren, that they may judge betwixt us both.
31:38: This twenty years have I been with thee; thy
ewes and thy she goats have not cast their young, and the rams
of thy flock have I not eaten.
31:39: That which was torn of beasts I brought not
unto thee; I bare the loss of it; of my hand didst thou require
it, whether stolen by day, or stolen by night.
31:40: Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed
me, and the frost by night; and my sleep departed from mine eyes.
31:41: Thus have I been twenty years in thy house;
I served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years
for thy cattle: and thou hast changed my wages ten times.
31:42: Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham,
and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely thou hadst sent
me away now empty. God hath seen mine affliction and the labour
of my hands, and rebuked thee yesternight.
31:43: And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, These
daughters are my daughters, and these children are my children,
and these cattle are my cattle, and all that thou seest is mine:
and what can I do this day unto these my daughters, or unto their
children which they have born?
31:44: Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant,
I and thou; and let it be for a witness between me and thee.
31:45: And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for
31:46: And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones;
and they took stones, and made an heap: and they did eat there
upon the heap.
31:47: And Laban called it Jegar-sahadutha: but Jacob
called it Galeed.
31:48: And Laban said, This heap is a witness between
me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;
31:49: And Mizpah; for he said, The LORD watch between
me and thee, when we are absent one from another.
31:50: If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if
thou shalt take other wives beside my daughters, no man is with
us; see, God is witness betwixt me and thee.
31:51: And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap,
and behold this pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee;
31:52: This heap be witness, and this pillar be witness,
that I will not pass over this heap to thee, and that thou shalt
not pass over this heap and this pillar unto me, for harm.
31:53: The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor,
the God of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by
the fear of his father Isaac.
31:54: Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount,
and called his brethren to eat bread: and they did eat bread,
and tarried all night in the mount.
31:55: And early in the morning Laban rose up, and
kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban
departed, and returned unto his place.
32:1: And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of
God met him.
32:2: And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's
host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.
32:3: And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau
his brother unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom.
32:4: And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye
speak unto my lord Esau; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have
sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now:
32:5: And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and menservants,
and womenservants: and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may
find grace in thy sight.
32:6: And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying,
We came to thy brother Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee,
and four hundred men with him.
32:7: Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed:
and he divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and
herds, and the camels, into two bands;
32:8: And said, If Esau come to the one company,
and smite it, then the other company which is left shall escape.
32:9: And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham,
and God of my father Isaac, the LORD which saidst unto me, Return
unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with
32:10: I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies,
and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant;
for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become
32:11: Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of
my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will
come and smite me, and the mother with the children.
32:12: And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good,
and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered
32:13: And he lodged there that same night; and took
of that which came to his hand a present for Esau his brother;
32:14: Two hundred she goats, and twenty he goats,
two hundred ewes, and twenty rams,
32:15: Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty
kine, and ten bulls, twenty she asses, and ten foals.
32:16: And he delivered them into the hand of his
servants, every drove by themselves; and said unto his servants,
Pass over before me, and put a space betwixt drove and drove.
32:17: And he commanded the foremost, saying, When
Esau my brother meeteth thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose art
thou? and whither goest thou? and whose are these before thee?
32:18: Then thou shalt say, They be thy servant Jacob's;
it is a present sent unto my lord Esau: and, behold, also he is
32:19: And so commanded he the second, and the third,
and all that followed the droves, saying, On this manner shall
ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him.
32:20: And say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob
is behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present
that goeth before me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure
he will accept of me.
32:21: So went the present over before him: and himself
lodged that night in the company.
32:22: And he rose up that night, and took his two
wives, and his two womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed
over the ford Jabbok.
32:23: And he took them, and sent them over the brook,
and sent over that he had.
32:24: And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled
a man with him until the breaking of the day.
32:25: And when he saw that he prevailed not against
him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's
thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.
32:26: And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh.
And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
32:27: And he said unto him, What is thy name? And
he said, Jacob.
32:28: And he said, Thy name shall be called no more
Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and
with men, and hast prevailed.
32:29: And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I
pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost
ask after my name? And he blessed him there.
32:30: And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel:
for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
32:31: And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose
upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.
32:32: Therefore the children of Israel eat not of
the sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh,
unto this day: because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh
in the sinew that shrank.
33:1: And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and,
behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And he divided
the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids.
33:2: And he put the handmaids and their children
foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph
33:3: And he passed over before them, and bowed himself
to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.
33:4: And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him,
and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.
33:5: And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women
and the children; and said, Who are those with thee? And he said,
The children which God hath graciously given thy servant.
33:6: Then the handmaidens came near, they and their
children, and they bowed themselves.
33:7: And Leah also with her children came near,
and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and
they bowed themselves.
33:8: And he said, What meanest thou by all this
drove which I met? And he said, These are to find grace in the
sight of my lord.
33:9: And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep
that thou hast unto thyself.
33:10: And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I
have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand:
for therefore I have seen thy face, as though I had seen the face
of God, and thou wast pleased with me.
33:11: Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought
to thee; because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because
I have enough. And he urged him, and he took it.
33:12: And he said, Let us take our journey, and
let us go, and I will go before thee.
33:13: And he said unto him, My lord knoweth that
the children are tender, and the flocks and herds with young are
with me: and if men should overdrive them one day, all the flock
33:14: Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before
his servant: and I will lead on softly, according as the cattle
that goeth before me and the children be able to endure, until
I come unto my lord unto Seir.
33:15: And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee
some of the folk that are with me. And he said, What needeth
it? let me find grace in the sight of my lord.
33:16: So Esau returned that day on his way unto
33:17: And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built
him an house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the name
of the place is called Succoth.
33:18: And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem,
which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padan-aram;
and pitched his tent before the city.
33:19: And he bought a parcel of a field, where he
had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's
father, for an hundred pieces of money.
33:20: And he erected there an altar, and called
34:1: And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare
unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.
34:2: And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite,
prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her,
and defiled her.
34:3: And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter
of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.
34:4: And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying,
Get me this damsel to wife.
34:5: And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his
daughter: now his sons were with his cattle in the field: and
Jacob held his peace until they were come.
34:6: And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto
Jacob to commune with him.
34:7: And the sons of Jacob came out of the field
when they heard it: and the men were grieved, and they were very
wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's
daughter; which thing ought not to be done.
34:8: And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul
of my son Shechem longeth for your daughter: I pray you give her
him to wife.
34:9: And make ye marriages with us, and give your
daughters unto us, and take our daughters unto you.
34:10: And ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall
be before you; dwell and trade ye therein, and get you possessions
34:11: And Shechem said unto her father and unto
her brethren, Let me find grace in your eyes, and what ye shall
say unto me I will give.
34:12: Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I
will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel
34:13: And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and
Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled
Dinah their sister:
34:14: And they said unto them, We cannot do this
thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that
were a reproach unto us:
34:15: But in this will we consent unto you: If ye
will be as we be, that every male of you be circumcised;
34:16: Then will we give our daughters unto you,
and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with
you, and we will become one people.
34:17: But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be
circumcised; then will we take our daughter, and we will be gone.
34:18: And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem
34:19: And the young man deferred not to do the thing,
because he had delight in Jacob's daughter: and he was more honourable
than all the house of his father.
34:20: And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the
gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying,
34:21: These men are peaceable with us; therefore
let them dwell in the land, and trade therein; for the land, behold,
it is large enough for them; let us take their daughters to us
for wives, and let us give them our daughters.
34:22: Only herein will the men consent unto us for
to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us be
circumcised, as they are circumcised.
34:23: Shall not their cattle and their substance
and every beast of theirs be ours? only let us consent unto them,
and they will dwell with us.
34:24: And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened
all that went out of the gate of his city; and every male was
circumcised, all that went out of the gate of his city.
34:25: And it came to pass on the third day, when
they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi,
Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city
boldly, and slew all the males.
34:26: And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with
the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's house,
and went out.
34:27: The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and
spoiled the city, because they had defiled their sister.
34:28: They took their sheep, and their oxen, and
their asses, and that which was in the city, and that which was
in the field,
34:29: And all their wealth, and all their little
ones, and their wives took they captive, and spoiled even all
that was in the house.
34:30: And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have
troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land,
among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I being few in number,
they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me;
and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.
34:31: And they said, Should he deal with our sister
as with an harlot?
35:1: And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel,
and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared
unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.
35:2: Then Jacob said unto his household, and to
all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among
you, and be clean, and change your garments:
35:3: And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and
I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day
of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.
35:4: And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods
which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in
their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.
35:5: And they journeyed: and the terror of God was
upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue
after the sons of Jacob.
35:6: So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land
of Canaan, that is, Bethel, he and all the people that were with
35:7: And he built there an altar, and called the
place El-beth-el: because there God appeared unto him, when he
fled from the face of his brother.
35:8: But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was
buried beneath Bethel under an oak: and the name of it was called
35:9: And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he
came out of Padan-aram, and blessed him.
35:10: And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob:
thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall
be thy name: and he called his name Israel.
35:11: And God said unto him, I am God Almighty:
be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall
be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;
35:12: And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac,
to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give
35:13: And God went up from him in the place where
he talked with him.
35:14: And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where
he talked with him, even a pillar of stone: and he poured a drink
offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon.
35:15: And Jacob called the name of the place where
God spake with him, Bethel.
35:16: And they journeyed from Bethel; and there
was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed,
and she had hard labour.
35:17: And it came to pass, when she was in hard
labour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have
this son also.
35:18: And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing,
(for she died) that she called his name Ben-oni: but his father
called him Benjamin.
35:19: And Rachel died, and was buried in the way
to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem.
35:20: And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that
is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.
35:21: And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent
beyond the tower of Edar.
35:22: And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in
that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine:
and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:
35:23: The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn,
and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun:
35:24: The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin:
35:25: And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid;
Dan, and Naphtali:
35:26: And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad,
and Asher: these are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him
35:27: And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto
Mamre, unto the city of Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abraham
and Isaac sojourned.
35:28: And the days of Isaac were an hundred and
35:29: And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and
was gathered unto his people, being old and full of days: and
his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
36:1: Now these are the generations of Esau, who
36:2: Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan;
Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter
of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite;
36:3: And Bashemath Ishmael's daughter, sister of
36:4: And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and Bashemath
36:5: And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and
Korah: these are the sons of Esau, which were born unto him in
the land of Canaan.
36:6: And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and
his daughters, and all the persons of his house, and his cattle,
and all his beasts, and all his substance, which he had got in
the land of Canaan; and went into the country from the face of
his brother Jacob.
36:7: For their riches were more than that they might
dwell together; and the land wherein they were strangers could
not bear them because of their cattle.
36:8: Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.
36:9: And these are the generations of Esau the father
of the Edomites in mount Seir:
36:10: These are the names of Esau's sons; Eliphaz
the son of Adah the wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Bashemath the
wife of Esau.
36:11: And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar,
Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz.
36:12: And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau's
son; and she bare to Eliphaz Amalek: these were the sons of Adah
36:13: And these are the sons of Reuel; Nahath, and
Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah: these were the sons of Bashemath Esau's
36:14: And these were the sons of Aholibamah, the
daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife: and she
bare to Esau Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah.
36:15: These were dukes of the sons of Esau: the
sons of Eliphaz the firstborn son of Esau; duke Teman, duke Omar,
duke Zepho, duke Kenaz,
36:16: Duke Korah, duke Gatam, and duke Amalek: these
are the dukes that came of Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these
were the sons of Adah.
36:17: And these are the sons of Reuel Esau's son;
duke Nahath, duke Zerah, duke Shammah, duke Mizzah: these are
the dukes that came of Reuel in the land of Edom; these are the
sons of Bashemath Esau's wife.
36:18: And these are the sons of Aholibamah Esau's
wife; duke Jeush, duke Jaalam, duke Korah: these were the dukes
that came of Aholibamah the daughter of Anah, Esau's wife.
36:19: These are the sons of Esau, who is Edom, and
these are their dukes.
36:20: These are the sons of Seir the Horite, who
inhabited the land; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah,
36:21: And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan: these are
the dukes of the Horites, the children of Seir in the land of
36:22: And the children of Lotan were Hori and Hemam;
and Lotan's sister was Timna.
36:23: And the children of Shobal were these; Alvan,
and Manahath, and Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.
36:24: And these are the children of Zibeon; both
Ajah, and Anah: this was that Anah that found the mules in the
wilderness, as he fed the asses of Zibeon his father.
36:25: And the children of Anah were these; Dishon,
and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah.
36:26: And these are the children of Dishon; Hemdan,
and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.
36:27: The children of Ezer are these; Bilhan, and
Zaavan, and Akan.
36:28: The children of Dishan are these: Uz, and
36:29: These are the dukes that came of the Horites;
duke Lotan, duke Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah,
36:30: Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Dishan: these
are the dukes that came of Hori, among their dukes in the land
36:31: And these are the kings that reigned in the
land of Edom, before there reigned any king over the children
36:32: And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom:
and the name of his city was Dinhabah.
36:33: And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah
of Bozrah reigned in his stead.
36:34: And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of
Temani reigned in his stead.
36:35: And Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad,
who smote Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead: and
the name of his city was Avith.
36:36: And Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned
in his stead.
36:37: And Samlah died, and Saul of Rehoboth by the
river reigned in his stead.
36:38: And Saul died, and Baal-hanan the son of Achbor
reigned in his stead.
36:39: And Baal-hanan the son of Achbor died, and
Hadar reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Pau;
and his wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the
daughter of Mezahab.
36:40: And these are the names of the dukes that
came of Esau, according to their families, after their places,
by their names; duke Timnah, duke Alvah, duke Jetheth,
36:41: Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,
36:42: Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,
36:43: Duke Magdiel, duke Iram: these be the dukes
of Edom, according to their habitations in the land of their possession:
he is Esau the father of the Edomites.
37:1: And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father
was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.
37:2: These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph,
being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren;
and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of
Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph brought unto his father
their evil report.
37:3: Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children,
because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat
of many colours.
37:4: And when his brethren saw that their father
loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could
not speak peaceably unto him.
37:5: And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it
his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.
37:6: And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this
dream which I have dreamed:
37:7: For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the
field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold,
your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.
37:8: And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed
reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And
they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.
37:9: And he dreamed yet another dream, and told
it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more;
and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance
37:10: And he told it to his father, and to his brethren:
and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream
that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren
indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?
37:11: And his brethren envied him; but his father
observed the saying.
37:12: And his brethren went to feed their father's
flock in Shechem.
37:13: And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren
feed the flock in Shechem? come, and I will send thee unto them.
And he said to him, Here am I.
37:14: And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether
it be well with thy brethren, and well with the flocks; and bring
me word again. So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and
he came to Shechem.
37:15: And a certain man found him, and, behold,
he was wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying,
What seekest thou?
37:16: And he said, I seek my brethren: tell me,
I pray thee, where they feed their flocks.
37:17: And the man said, They are departed hence;
for I heard them say, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after
his brethren, and found them in Dothan.
37:18: And when they saw him afar off, even before
he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him.
37:19: And they said one to another, Behold, this
37:20: Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and
cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath
devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams.
37:21: And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him
out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him.
37:22: And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood,
but cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay
no hand upon him; that he might rid him out of their hands, to
deliver him to his father again.
37:23: And it came to pass, when Joseph was come
unto his brethren, that they stript Joseph out of his coat, his
coat of many colours that was on him;
37:24: And they took him, and cast him into a pit:
and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.
37:25: And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted
up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmeelites
came from Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and balm and
myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.
37:26: And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit
is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood?
37:27: Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites,
and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our
flesh. And his brethren were content.
37:28: Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen;
and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph
to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought
Joseph into Egypt.
37:29: And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold,
Joseph was not in the pit; and he rent his clothes.
37:30: And he returned unto his brethren, and said,
The child is not; and I, whither shall I go?
37:31: And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a
kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood;
37:32: And they sent the coat of many colours, and
they brought it to their father; and said, This have we found:
know now whether it be thy son's coat or no.
37:33: And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat;
an evil beast hath devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent
37:34: And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth
upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.
37:35: And all his sons and all his daughters rose
up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said,
For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus
his father wept for him.
37:36: And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto
Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.
38:1: And it came to pass at that time, that Judah
went down from his brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite,
whose name was Hirah.
38:2: And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain
Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; and he took her, and went in
38:3: And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called
his name Er.
38:4: And she conceived again, and bare a son; and
she called his name Onan.
38:5: And she yet again conceived, and bare a son;
and called his name Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bare
38:6: And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn,
whose name was Tamar.
38:7: And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the
sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him.
38:8: And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's
wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.
38:9: And Onan knew that the seed should not be his;
and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother's wife,
that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed
to his brother.
38:10: And the thing which he did displeased the
LORD: wherefore he slew him also.
38:11: Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law,
Remain a widow at thy father's house, till Shelah my son be grown:
for he said, Lest peradventure he die also, as his brethren did.
And Tamar went and dwelt in her father's house.
38:12: And in process of time the daughter of Shuah
Judah's wife died; and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his
sheepshearers to Timnath, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.
38:13: And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold thy
father in law goeth up to Timnath to shear his sheep.
38:14: And she put her widow's garments off from
her, and covered her with a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat
in an open place, which is by the way to Timnath; for she saw
that Shelah was grown, and she was not given unto him to wife.
38:15: When Judah saw her, he thought her to be an
harlot; because she had covered her face.
38:16: And he turned unto her by the way, and said,
Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee; (for he knew not
that she was his daughter in law.) And she said, What wilt thou
give me, that thou mayest come in unto me?
38:17: And he said, I will send thee a kid from the
flock. And she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send
38:18: And he said, What pledge shall I give thee?
And she said, Thy signet, and thy bracelets, and thy staff that
is in thine hand. And he gave it her, and came in unto her, and
she conceived by him.
38:19: And she arose, and went away, and laid by
her vail from her, and put on the garments of her widowhood.
38:20: And Judah sent the kid by the hand of his
friend the Adullamite, to receive his pledge from the woman's
hand: but he found her not.
38:21: Then he asked the men of that place, saying,
Where is the harlot, that was openly by the way side? And they
said, There was no harlot in this place.
38:22: And he returned to Judah, and said, I cannot
find her; and also the men of the place said, that there was no
harlot in this place.
38:23: And Judah said, Let her take it to her, lest
we be shamed: behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found
38:24: And it came to pass about three months after,
that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter in law hath
played the harlot; and also, behold, she is with child by whoredom.
And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt.
38:25: When she was brought forth, she sent to her
father in law, saying, By the man, whose these are, am I with
child: and she said, Discern, I pray thee, whose are these, the
signet, and bracelets, and staff.
38:26: And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She
hath been more righteous than I; because that I gave her not to
Shelah my son. And he knew her again no more.
38:27: And it came to pass in the time of her travail,
that, behold, twins were in her womb.
38:28: And it came to pass, when she travailed, that
the one put out his hand: and the midwife took and bound upon
his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first,
38:29: And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand,
that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, How hast thou
broken forth? this breach be upon thee: therefore his name was
38:30: And afterward came out his brother, that had
the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zarah.
39:1: And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar,
an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought
him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down
39:2: And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a
prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.
39:3: And his master saw that the LORD was with him,
and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand.
39:4: And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he
served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that
he had he put into his hand.
39:5: And it came to pass from the time that he had
made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that
the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the
blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house, and
in the field.
39:6: And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand;
and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat.
And Joseph was a goodly person, and well favoured.
39:7: And it came to pass after these things, that
his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie
39:8: But he refused, and said unto his master's
wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house,
and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand;
39:9: There is none greater in this house than I;
neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because
thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and
sin against God?
39:10: And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph
day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or
to be with her.
39:11: And it came to pass about this time, that
Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was none
of the men of the house there within.
39:12: And she caught him by his garment, saying,
Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and
got him out.
39:13: And it came to pass, when she saw that he
had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth,
39:14: That she called unto the men of her house,
and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in an Hebrew
unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried
with a loud voice:
39:15: And it came to pass, when he heard that I
lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me,
and fled, and got him out.
39:16: And she laid up his garment by her, until
his lord came home.
39:17: And she spake unto him according to these
words, saying, The Hebrew servant, which thou hast brought unto
us, came in unto me to mock me:
39:18: And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice
and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out.
39:19: And it came to pass, when his master heard
the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After
this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath was kindled.
39:20: And Joseph's master took him, and put him
into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound:
and he was there in the prison.
39:21: But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him
mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
39:22: And the keeper of the prison committed to
Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever
they did there, he was the doer of it.
39:23: The keeper of the prison looked not to any
thing that was under his hand; because the LORD was with him,
and that which he did, the LORD made it to prosper.
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
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 good.
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 meadow:
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 grievous.
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 thou art:
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 Zaphnath-paaneah;
and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah 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 Poti-pherah
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 affliction.
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 lands.
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
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 three
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
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
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 afraid.
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
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 down?
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,
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 theirs. 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 this thing:
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 ground.
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
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 would
44:23: And thou saidst unto thy servants, Except
your youngest brother come down with you, ye shall see my face
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 the
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 grave.
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 deliverance.
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
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 yours.
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
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 Beer-sheba, 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 great nation:
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 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
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 Canaanitish
46:11: And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and
46:12: And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah,
and Pharez, and Zerah: 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,
46:15: These be the sons of Leah, which she bare
unto Jacob in Padan-aram, 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 sixteen
46:19: The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; Joseph, and
46:20: And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were
born Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah
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,
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
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 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
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 thou?
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 pilgrimage.
47:10: And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from
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 their
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
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 money faileth.
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
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 lands.
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 Pharaoh's
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 seven
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 everlasting possession.
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 the firstborn.
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
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
49:14: Issachar is a strong ass couching down between
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 goodly
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 spoil.
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 buryingplace.
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
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 Abel-mizraim, which is beyond Jordan.
50:12: And his sons did unto him according as he
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 him.
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
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 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 Egypt.