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01:038:006 And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was

01:038:007 And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the
LORD; and the LORD slew him.

01:038:008 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and
marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.

01:038:009 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

01:038:010 And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he
slew him also.

01:038:011 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.

01:038:012 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

01:038:013 And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold thy father in law goeth
up to Timnath to shear his sheep.

01:038:014 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.

01:038:015 When Judah saw her, he thought her to be an harlot; because
she had covered her face.

01:038:016 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?

01:038:017 And he said, I will send thee a kid from the flock. And she
said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it?

01:038:018 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.

01:038:019 And she arose, and went away, and laid by her vail from her,
and put on the garments of her widowhood.

01:038:020 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.

01:038:021 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.

01:038:022 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.

01:038:023 And Judah said, Let her take it to her, lest we be shamed:
behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.

01:038:024 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.

01:038:025 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.

01:038:026 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.

01:038:027 And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold,
twins were in her womb.

01:038:028 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.

01:038:029 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 called

01:038:030 And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet
thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zarah.

01:039:001 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

01:039:002 And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and
he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

01:039:003 And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the
LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand.

01:039:004 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.

01:039:005 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.

01:039:006 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.

01:039:007 And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife
cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.

01:039:008 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;

01:039:009 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

01:039:010 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.

01:039:011 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.

01:039:012 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.

01:039:013 And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment
in her hand, and was fled forth,

01:039:014 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:

01:039:015 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.

01:039:016 And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home.

01:039:017 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:

01:039:018 And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that
he left his garment with me, and fled out.

01:039:019 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.

01:039:020 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.

01:039:021 But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave
him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

01:039:022 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.

01:039:023 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.

01:040:001 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.

01:040:002 And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, against the
chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.

01:040:003 And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the
guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.

01:040:004 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he
served them: and they continued a season in ward.

01:040:005 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.

01:040:006 And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon
them, and, behold, they were sad.

01:040:007 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

01:040:008 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.

01:040:009 And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to
him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me;

01:040:010 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:

01:040:011 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.

01:040:012 And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it:
The three branches are three days:

01:040:013 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

01:040:014 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:

01:040:015 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.

01:040:016 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:

01:040:017 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.

01:040:018 And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation
thereof: The three baskets are three days:

01:040:019 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.

01:040:020 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.

01:040:021 And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again;
and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand:

01:040:022 But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to

01:040:023 Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.

01:041:001 And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh
dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.

01:041:002 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well
favoured kine and fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow.

01:041:003 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.

01:041:004 And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven
well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.

01:041:005 And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven
ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good.

01:041:006 And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind
sprung up after them.

01:041:007 And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears.
And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream.

01:041:008 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

01:041:009 Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do
remember my faults this day:

01:041:010 Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the
captain of the guard's house, both me and the chief baker:

01:041:011 And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each
man according to the interpretation of his dream.

01:041:012 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

01:041:013 And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; me he
restored unto mine office, and him he hanged.

01:041:014 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.

01:041:015 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.

01:041:016 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God
shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.

01:041:017 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood
upon the bank of the river:

01:041:018 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine,
fatfleshed and well favoured; and they fed in a meadow:

01:041:019 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:

01:041:020 And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up the first
seven fat kine:

01:041:021 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.

01:041:022 And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up in one
stalk, full and good:

01:041:023 And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the
east wind, sprung up after them:

01:041:024 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.

01:041:025 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God
hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do.

01:041:026 The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears
are seven years: the dream is one.

01:041:027 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.

01:041:028 This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: What God
is about to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh.

01:041:029 Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all
the land of Egypt:

01:041:030 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;

01:041:031 And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of
that famine following; for it shall be very grievous.

01:041:032 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.

01:041:033 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise,
and set him over the land of Egypt.

01:041:034 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.

01:041:035 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.

01:041:036 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.

01:041:037 And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes
of all his servants.

01:041:038 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as
this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?

01:041:039 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed
thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art:

01:041:040 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.

01:041:041 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all
the land of Egypt.

01:041:042 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;

01:041:043 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.

01:041:044 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

01:041:045 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave
him to wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On.
And Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt.

01:041:046 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.

01:041:047 And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by

01:041:048 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.

01:041:049 And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very much,
until he left numbering; for it was without number.

01:041:050 And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine
came, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On
bare unto him.

01:041:051 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

01:041:052 And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath
caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.

01:041:053 And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of
Egypt, were ended.

01:041:054 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.

01:041:055 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.

01:041:056 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.

01:041:057 And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn;
because that the famine was so sore in all lands.

01:042:001 Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said
unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?

01:042:002 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.

01:042:003 And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt.

01:042:004 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his
brethren; for he said, Lest peradventure mischief befall him.

01:042:005 And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came:
for the famine was in the land of Canaan.

01:042:006 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.

01:042:007 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.

01:042:008 And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.

01:042:009 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.

01:042:010 And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy
servants come.

01:042:011 We are all one man's sons; we are true men, thy servants are
no spies.

01:042:012 And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the
land ye are come.

01:042:013 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.

01:042:014 And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you,
saying, Ye are spies:

01:042:015 Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not
go forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither.

01:042:016 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.

01:042:017 And he put them all together into ward three days.

01:042:018 And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live;
for I fear God:

01:042:019 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

01:042:020 But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words
be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.

01:042:021 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.

01:042:022 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.

01:042:023 And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he spake
unto them by an interpreter.

01:042:024 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.

01:042:025 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.

01:042:026 And they laded their asses with the corn, and departed thence.

01:042:027 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.

01:042:028 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?

01:042:029 And they came unto Jacob their father unto the land of Canaan,
and told him all that befell unto them; saying,

01:042:030 The man, who is the lord of the land, spake roughly to us, and
took us for spies of the country.

01:042:031 And we said unto him, We are true men; we are no spies:

01:042:032 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.

01:042:033 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:

01:042:034 And bring your youngest brother unto me: then shall I know
that ye are no spies, but that ye are true men: so will I
deliver you your brother, and ye shall traffick in the land.

01:042:035 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

01:042:036 And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved of
my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will
take Benjamin away: all these things are against me.

01:042:037 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.

01:042:038 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.

01:043:001 And the famine was sore in the land.

01:043:002 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.

01:043:003 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.

01:043:004 If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy
thee food:

01:043:005 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.

01:043:006 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell
the man whether ye had yet a brother?

01:043:007 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?

01:043:008 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.

01:043:009 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:

01:043:010 For except we had lingered, surely now we had returned this
second time.

01:043:011 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:

01:043:012 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:

01:043:013 Take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man:

01:043:014 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.

01:043:015 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.

01:043:016 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.

01:043:017 And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men
into Joseph's house.

01:043:018 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.

01:043:019 And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they
communed with him at the door of the house,

01:043:020 And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy

01:043:021 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.

01:043:022 And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food:
we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks.

01:043:023 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.

01:043:024 And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them
water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses

01:043:025 And they made ready the present against Joseph came at noon:
for they heard that they should eat bread there.

01:043:026 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.

01:043:027 And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father
well, the old man of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive?

01:043:028 And they answered, Thy servant our father is in good health,
he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made

01:043:029 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his
mother's son, and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom
ye spake unto me? And he said, God be gracious unto thee, my

01:043:030 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.

01:043:031 And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself,
and said, Set on bread.

01:043:032 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.

01:043:033 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.

01:043:034 And he took and sent messes unto them from before him: but
Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of their's. And
they drank, and were merry with him.

01:044:001 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.

01:044:002 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.

01:044:003 As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they
and their asses.

01:044:004 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?

01:044:005 Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, and whereby indeed
he divineth? ye have done evil in so doing.

01:044:006 And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these same words.

01:044:007 And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord these words?
God forbid that thy servants should do according to this

01:044:008 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?

01:044:009 With whomsoever of thy servants it be found, both let him die,
and we also will be my lord's bondmen.

01:044:010 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

01:044:011 Then they speedily took down every man his sack to the ground,
and opened every man his sack.

01:044:012 And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the
youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.

01:044:013 Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man his ass, and
returned to the city.

01:044:014 And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house; for he was
yet there: and they fell before him on the ground.

01:044:015 And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that ye have
done? wot ye not that such a man as I can certainly divine?

01:044:016 And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord? what shall we
speak? or how shall we clear ourselves? God hath found out the
iniquity of thy servants: behold, we are my lord's servants,
both we, and he also with whom the cup is found.

01:044:017 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.

01:044:018 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

01:044:019 My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a

01:044:020 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 loveth him.

01:044:021 And thou saidst unto thy servants, Bring him down unto me,
that I may set mine eyes upon him.

01:044:022 And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father: for
if he should leave his father, his father would die.

01:044:023 And thou saidst unto thy servants, Except your youngest
brother come down with you, ye shall see my face no more.

01:044:024 And it came to pass when we came up unto thy servant my
father, we told him the words of my lord.

01:044:025 And our father said, Go again, and buy us a little food.

01:044:026 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.

01:044:027 And thy servant my father said unto us, Ye know that my wife
bare me two sons:

01:044:028 And the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn in
pieces; and I saw him not since:

01:044:029 And if ye take this also from me, and mischief befall him, ye
shall bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.

01:044:030 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;

01:044:031 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.

01:044:032 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.

01:044:033 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

01:044:034 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

01:045:001 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.

01:045:002 And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh

01:045:003 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.

01:045:004 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.

01:045:005 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that
ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve

01:045:006 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.

01:045:007 And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the
earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.

01:045:008 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.

01:045:009 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:

01:045:010 And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be
near unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy children's
children, and thy flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou

01:045:011 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.

01:045:012 And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother
Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaketh unto you.

01:045:013 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.

01:045:014 And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and
Benjamin wept upon his neck.

01:045:015 Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and
after that his brethren talked with him.

01:045:016 And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying,
Joseph's brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and
his servants.

01:045:017 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This do
ye; lade your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan;

01:045:018 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.

01:045:019 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.

01:045:020 Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of
Egypt is your's.

01:045:021 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.

01:045:022 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.

01:045:023 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.

01:045:024 So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said
unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way.

01:045:025 And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of
Canaan unto Jacob their father,

01:045:026 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.

01:045:027 And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said
unto them: and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to
carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived:

01:045:028 And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I
will go and see him before I die.

01:046:001 And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to
Beersheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father

01:046:002 And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and
said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I.

01:046:003 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:

01:046:004 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

01:046:005 And Jacob rose up from Beersheba: and the sons of Israel
carried Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their
wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.

01:046:006 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:

01:046:007 His sons, and his sons' sons with him, his daughters, and his
sons' daughters, and all his seed brought he with him into

01:046:008 And these are the names of the children of Israel, which came
into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.

01:046:009 And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and

01:046:010 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and
Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman.

01:046:011 And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

01:046:012 And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez,
and Zarah: but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the
sons of Pharez were Hezron and Hamul.

01:046:013 And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and

01:046:014 And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.

01:046:015 These be the sons of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob in
Padanaram, with his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons
and his daughters were thirty and three.

01:046:016 And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon,
Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.

01:046:017 And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and
Beriah, and Serah their sister: and the sons of Beriah; Heber,
and Malchiel.

01:046:018 These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his
daughter, and these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls.

01:046:019 The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; Joseph, and Benjamin.

01:046:020 And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and
Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On
bare unto him.

01:046:021 And the sons of Benjamin were Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel,
Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.

01:046:022 These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob: all
the souls were fourteen.

01:046:023 And the sons of Dan; Hushim.

01:046:024 And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and

01:046:025 These are the sons of Bilhah, which Laban gave unto Rachel his
daughter, and she bare these unto Jacob: all the souls were

01:046:026 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;

01:046:027 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.

01:046:028 And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face
unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.

01:046:029 And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel
his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he
fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.

01:046:030 And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen
thy face, because thou art yet alive.

01:046:031 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;

01:046:032 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.

01:046:033 And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you, and
shall say, What is your occupation?

01:046:034 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.

01:047:001 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.

01:047:002 And he took some of his brethren, even five men, and presented
them unto Pharaoh.

01:047:003 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.

01:047:004 They said morever unto Pharaoh, For to sojourn in the land are
we come; for thy servants have no pasture for their flocks;
for the famine is sore in the land of Canaan: now therefore,
we pray thee, let thy servants dwell in the land of Goshen.

01:047:005 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father and thy
brethren are come unto thee:

01:047:006 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.

01:047:007 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before
Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

01:047:008 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old art thou?

01:047:009 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.

01:047:010 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.

01:047:011 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.

01:047:012 And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his
father's household, with bread, according to their families.

01:047:013 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.

01:047:014 And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the
land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which
they bought: and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's

01:047:015 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

01:047:016 And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for
your cattle, if money fail.

01:047:017 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.

01:047:018 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:

01:047:019 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.

01:047:020 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.

01:047:021 And as for the people, he removed them to cities from one end
of the borders of Egypt even to the other end thereof.

01:047:022 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

01:047:023 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.

01:047:024 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.

01:047:025 And they said, Thou hast saved our lives: let us find grace in
the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants.

01:047:026 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.

01:047:027 And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of
Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and
multiplied exceedingly.

01:047:028 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the
whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.

01:047:029 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:

01:047:030 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.

01:047:031 And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel
bowed himself upon the bed's head.

01:048:001 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.

01:048:002 And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh
unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the

01:048:003 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at
Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,

01:048:004 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.

01:048:005 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 mine.

01:048:006 And thy issue, which thou begettest after them, shall be
thine, and shall be called after the name of their brethren in
their inheritance.

01:048:007 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.

01:048:008 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these?

01:048:009 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.

01:048:010 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.

01:048:011 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy
face: and, lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed.

01:048:012 And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he
bowed himself with his face to the earth.

01:048:013 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.

01:048:014 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.

01:048:015 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,

01:048:016 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.

01:048:017 And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon
the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his
father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto
Manasseh's head.

01:048:018 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this
is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.

01:048:019 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.

01:048:020 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.

01:048:021 And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be
with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.

01:048:022 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.

01:049:001 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.

01:049:002 Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and
hearken unto Israel your father.

01:049:003 Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of
my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of

01:049:004 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.

01:049:005 Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in
their habitations.

01:049:006 O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their
assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger
they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a

01:049:007 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

01:049:008 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.

01:049:009 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?

01:049:010 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.

01:049:011 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:

01:049:012 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with

01:049:013 Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be
for an haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon.

01:049:014 Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens:

01:049:015 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.

01:049:016 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.

01:049:017 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that
biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.

01:049:018 I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.

01:049:019 Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the

01:049:020 Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal

01:049:021 Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words.

01:049:022 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well;
whose branches run over the wall:

01:049:023 The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and
hated him:

01:049:024 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:)

01:049:025 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:

01:049:026 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.

01:049:027 Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour
the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.

01:049:028 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.

01:049:029 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,

01:049:030 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

01:049:031 There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they
buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah.

01:049:032 The purchase of the field and of the cave that is therein was
from the children of Heth.

01:049:033 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.

01:050:001 And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and
kissed him.

01:050:002 And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his
father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.

01:050:003 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.

01:050:004 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, saying,

01:050:005 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.

01:050:006 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, according as he
made thee swear.

01:050:007 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,

01:050:008 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.

01:050:009 And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it
was a very great company.

01:050:010 And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which is beyond
Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore
lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father seven days.

01:050:011 And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the
mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous
mourning to the Egyptians: wherefore the name of it was called
Abelmizraim, which is beyond Jordan.

01:050:012 And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them:

01:050:013 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.

01:050:014 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.

01:050:015 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.

01:050:016 And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did
command before he died, saying,

01:050:017 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.

01:050:018 And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and
they said, Behold, we be thy servants.

01:050:019 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of

01:050:020 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.

01:050:021 Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little
ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.

01:050:022 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house: and
Joseph lived an hundred and ten years.

01:050:023 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation: the
children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up
upon Joseph's knees.

01:050:024 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.

01:050:025 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God
will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from

01:050:026 So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they
embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

Book 02 Exodus

02:001:001 Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came
into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob.

02:001:002 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,

02:001:003 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,

02:001:004 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.

02:001:005 And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were
seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already.

02:001:006 And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that

02:001:007 And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased
abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and
the land was filled with them.

02:001:008 Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not

02:001:009 And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the
children of Israel are more and mightier than we:

02:001:010 Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and
it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they
join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get
them up out of the land.

02:001:011 Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them
with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure
cities, Pithom and Raamses.

02:001:012 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and
grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.

02:001:013 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with

02:001:014 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter,
and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all
their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.

02:001:015 And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which
the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other

02:001:016 And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew
women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye
shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.

02:001:017 But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt
commanded them, but saved the men children alive.

02:001:018 And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto
them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men
children alive?

02:001:019 And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women
are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are
delivered ere the midwives come in unto them.

02:001:020 Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people
multiplied, and waxed very mighty.

02:001:021 And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he
made them houses.

02:001:022 And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is
born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall
save alive.

02:002:001 And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a
daughter of Levi.

02:002:002 And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him
that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

02:002:003 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an
ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and
put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the
river's brink.

02:002:004 And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to

02:002:005 And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the
river; and her maidens walked along by the river's side; and
when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to
fetch it.

02:002:006 And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold,
the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This
is one of the Hebrews' children.

02:002:007 Then said his sister to Pharaoh's daughter, Shall I go and
call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse
the child for thee?

02:002:008 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and
called the child's mother.

02:002:009 And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, Take this child away,
and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the
women took the child, and nursed it.

02:002:010 And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's
daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name
Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.

02:002:011 And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that
he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens:
and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his

02:002:012 And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that
there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the

02:002:013 And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the
Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the
wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow?

02:002:014 And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us?
intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And
Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known.

02:002:015 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses.
But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land
of Midian: and he sat down by a well.

02:002:016 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came
and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's

02:002:017 And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up
and helped them, and watered their flock.

02:002:018 And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it
that ye are come so soon to day?

02:002:019 And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the
shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the

02:002:020 And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? why is it
that ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread.

02:002:021 And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses
Zipporah his daughter.

02:002:022 And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he
said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.

02:002:023 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt
died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the
bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by
reason of the bondage.

02:002:024 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant
with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

02:002:025 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had
respect unto them.

02:003:001 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the
priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the
desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.

02:003:002 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire
out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the
bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.

02:003:003 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great
sight, why the bush is not burnt.

02:003:004 And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called
unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses.
And he said, Here am I.

02:003:005 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off
thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

02:003:006 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of
Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid
his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.

02:003:007 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my
people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason
of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;

02:003:008 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the
Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good
land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey;
unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the
Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the

02:003:009 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is
come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith
the Egyptians oppress them.

02:003:010 Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that
thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out
of Egypt.

02:003:011 And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto
Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel
out of Egypt?

02:003:012 And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be
a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast
brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon
this mountain.

02:003:013 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children
of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers
hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his
name? what shall I say unto them?

02:003:014 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus
shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me
unto you.

02:003:015 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the
children of Israel, the LORD God of your fathers, the God of
Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me
unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial
unto all generations.

02:003:016 Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto
them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of
Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely
visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt:

02:003:017 And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of
Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and
the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the
Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey.

02:003:018 And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou
and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall
say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met with us:
and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days' journey into
the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.

02:003:019 And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no,
not by a mighty hand.

02:003:020 And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my
wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that
he will let you go.

02:003:021 And I will give this people favour in the sight of the
Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye
shall not go empty.

02:003:022 But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that
sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold,
and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon
your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.

02:004:001 And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not
believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The
LORD hath not appeared unto thee.

02:004:002 And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he
said, A rod.

02:004:003 And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the
ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before

02:004:004 And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take
it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and
it became a rod in his hand:

02:004:005 That they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the
God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath
appeared unto thee.

02:004:006 And the LORD said furthermore unto him, Put now thine hand
into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom: and when
he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous as snow.

02:004:007 And he said, Put thine hand into thy bosom again. And he put
his hand into his bosom again; and plucked it out of his
bosom, and, behold, it was turned again as his other flesh.

02:004:008 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee,
neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will
believe the voice of the latter sign.

02:004:009 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these
two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt
take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dry land:
and the water which thou takest out of the river shall become
blood upon the dry land.

02:004:010 And Moses said unto the LORD, O my LORD, I am not eloquent,
neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy
servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.

02:004:011 And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who
maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have
not I the LORD?

02:004:012 Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee
what thou shalt say.

02:004:013 And he said, O my LORD, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him
whom thou wilt send.

02:004:014 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses, and he
said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can
speak well. And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee:
and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart.

02:004:015 And thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth: and
I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach
you what ye shall do.

02:004:016 And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and he shall
be, even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou
shalt be to him instead of God.

02:004:017 And thou shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou
shalt do signs.

02:004:018 And Moses went and returned to Jethro his father in law, and
said unto him, Let me go, I pray thee, and return unto my
brethren which are in Egypt, and see whether they be yet
alive. And Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace.

02:004:019 And the LORD said unto Moses in Midian, Go, return into Egypt:
for all the men are dead which sought thy life.

02:004:020 And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an
ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses took the
rod of God in his hand.

02:004:021 And the LORD said unto Moses, When thou goest to return into
Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh,
which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart,
that he shall not let the people go.

02:004:022 And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel
is my son, even my firstborn:

02:004:023 And I say unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and
if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son,
even thy firstborn.

02:004:024 And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the LORD met
him, and sought to kill him.

02:004:025 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of
her son, and cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody
husband art thou to me.

02:004:026 So he let him go: then she said, A bloody husband thou art,
because of the circumcision.

02:004:027 And the LORD said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet
Moses. And he went, and met him in the mount of God, and
kissed him.

02:004:028 And Moses told Aaron all the words of the LORD who had sent
him, and all the signs which he had commanded him.

02:004:029 And Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders
of the children of Israel:

02:004:030 And Aaron spake all the words which the LORD had spoken unto
Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people.

02:004:031 And the people believed: and when they heard that the LORD had
visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon
their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.

02:005:001 And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus
saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may
hold a feast unto me in the wilderness.

02:005:002 And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his
voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I
let Israel go.

02:005:003 And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us
go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the desert, and
sacrifice unto the LORD our God; lest he fall upon us with
pestilence, or with the sword.

02:005:004 And the king of Egypt said unto them, Wherefore do ye, Moses
and Aaron, let the people from their works? get you unto your

02:005:005 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land now are many,
and ye make them rest from their burdens.

02:005:006 And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the
people, and their officers, saying,

02:005:007 Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as
heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves.

02:005:008 And the tale of the bricks, which they did make heretofore, ye
shall lay upon them; ye shall not diminish ought thereof: for
they be idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and
sacrifice to our God.

02:005:009 Let there more work be laid upon the men, that they may labour
therein; and let them not regard vain words.

02:005:010 And the taskmasters of the people went out, and their
officers, and they spake to the people, saying, Thus saith
Pharaoh, I will not give you straw.

02:005:011 Go ye, get you straw where ye can find it: yet not ought of
your work shall be diminished.

02:005:012 So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of
Egypt to gather stubble instead of straw.

02:005:013 And the taskmasters hasted them, saying, Fulfil your works,
your daily tasks, as when there was straw.

02:005:014 And the officers of the children of Israel, which Pharaoh's
taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, and demanded,
Wherefore have ye not fulfilled your task in making brick both
yesterday and to day, as heretofore?

02:005:015 Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried
unto Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore dealest thou thus with thy

02:005:016 There is no straw given unto thy servants, and they say to us,
Make brick: and, behold, thy servants are beaten; but the
fault is in thine own people.

02:005:017 But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle: therefore ye say, Let
us go and do sacrifice to the LORD.

02:005:018 Go therefore now, and work; for there shall no straw be given
you, yet shall ye deliver the tale of bricks.

02:005:019 And the officers of the children of Israel did see that they
were in evil case, after it was said, Ye shall not minish
ought from your bricks of your daily task.

02:005:020 And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they
came forth from Pharaoh:

02:005:021 And they said unto them, The LORD look upon you, and judge;
because ye have made our savour to be abhorred in the eyes of
Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in
their hand to slay us.

02:005:022 And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, LORD, wherefore
hast thou so evil entreated this people? why is it that thou
hast sent me?

02:005:023 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he hath done
evil to this people; neither hast thou delivered thy people at

02:006:001 Then the LORD said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will
do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let them go,
and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land.

02:006:002 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD:

02:006:003 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by
the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not
known to them.

02:006:004 And I have also established my covenant with them, to give
them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein
they were strangers.

02:006:005 And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel,
whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my

02:006:006 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and
I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians,
and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you
with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:

02:006:007 And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a
God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which
bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.

02:006:008 And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I
did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I
will give it you for an heritage: I am the LORD.

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