Compiled by: Carl Grinde Date: March 31 2016
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Genesis chapter 44
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.
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.
As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their asses.
And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far off, Joseph said to his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when you overtake them, say to them, Why have you rewarded evil with good?
It's the cup that my master drinks from and that he usually predict with. It is an evil deed you have done."
And he overtook them, and he spoke to them these same words.
And they said to him, Why do my lord say these words? God forbid that your servants should do according to this thing:
See, the money, which we found in our sacks' mouths, we brought back to you out of the land of Canaan: why then would we steal out of your lord's house silver or gold?
With whoever of your servants it be found, both let him die, and we also will be my lord's bondmen.
And he said, Now also let it be according to your words: he with whom it is found shall be my servant; and you shall be blameless.
Then they speedily took down every man his sack to the ground, and opened every man his sack.
And he searched, and began at the eldest, and finished at the youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.
Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man his ass, and returned to the city.
And Judah and his brothers came to Joseph's house; for he was yet there: and they fell before him on the ground.
And Joseph said to them, What deed is this that you have done? Do you not understand that a man like me can predict?"
And Judah said, What shall we say to my lord? what shall we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves? God had found out the iniquity of your servants: behold, we are my lord's servants, both we, and he also with whom the cup is found.
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 to your father.
Then Judah came near to him, and said, Oh my lord, let your servant, I ask you, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not your anger burn against your servant: for you are even as Pharaoh.
My lord asked his servants, saying, Have you a father, or a brother?
And we said to 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 loves him.
And you said to your servants, Bring him down to me, that I may set mine eyes on him.
And we said to my lord, The lad cannot leave his father: for if he should leave his father, his father would die.
And you said to your servants, Except your youngest brother come down with you, you shall see my face no more.
And then when we came up to your servant my father, we told him the words of my lord.
And our father said, Go again, and buy us a little food.
And we said, We cannot go down: if our youngest brother goes with us, then will we go down: for we may not see the man's face, except our youngest brother be with us.
And your servant my father said to us, you know that my wife bare me two sons:
And the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn in pieces; and I haven't seen him since:
And if you take this also from me, and he dies, you shall bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.
Now if I come to your servant, my father, without the boy to which his heart our father's heart is so attached, then it will be his death when he sees that the boy is not around: and your servants shall bring down the gray hairs of your servant our father with sorrow to the grave.
For your servant became surety for the lad to my father, saying, If I don't bring him to you, then I shall bear the blame to my father for ever.
Now therefore, I ask you, let your servant abide instead of the lad a bondman to my lord; and let the lad go up with his brothers.
For how could I go up to my father, and the lad is not with me? I'm not able to see the grief that would befall my father."
Genesis chapter 44
Genesis chapter 45
Then Joseph couldn't control himself anymore before all them that stood by him; and he cried, Get out of here all! No one was allowed to stay inside with Jospeh when he made himself known to his brothers.
He cried so loudly that the Egyptians heard it. Pharaoh heard it too.
And Joseph said to his brothers, I am Joseph; is my father still live? And his brothers couldn't answer him; so terrified were they of him.
And Joseph said to his brothers, Come near to me, I ask you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt.
Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that you sold me here: for God did send me before you to preserve life.
For these two years had the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be plowing nor harvest.
But God sent me before you, that ye would be left on earth and that he might keep you alive, to a great rescue.
So now it was not you that sent me here, but God: and he made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.
Make haste, and go up to my father, and say to him, So says your son Joseph, God has made me lord of all Egypt: come down to me, don't tarry:
And you shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near to me, you, and your children, and your children's children, and your flocks, and your herds, and all that you have:
And there I will nourish you; for yet there are five years of famine; so that neither you nor your house or one that belongs to you should come to poverty.
And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaks to you.
And you shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that you have seen; and you shall haste and bring down my father here.
And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck.
Moreover he kissed all his brothers, and wept upon them: and after that his brothers talked with him.
When the word was spread in the Pharaoh's palace that Joseph's brothers had come, it pleased Pharaoh and his servants.
And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Say to your brothers, Do this; lade your beasts, and go, get you to the land of Canaan;
And take your father and your households, and come to me: and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and you shall eat the fat of the land.
Now you are commanded, do this; take you wagons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and come.
Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is your's.
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.
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.
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.
So he sent his brothers away, and they departed: and he said to them, Do not fight on the way home!"
And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan to Jacob their father,
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 didn't believed them.
And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said to them: and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived:
And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go and see him before I die.
Genesis chapter 45
Genesis chapter 46
And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.
And God spoke to Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I.
And he said, I am God, the God of your father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of you a great nation:
I will go down with you into Egypt; and I will also surely bring you up again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon your eyes.
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.
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:
His sons, and his sons' sons with him, his daughters, and his sons' daughters, and all his seed he brought with him into Egypt.
And these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.
And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.
And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman.
And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
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.
And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.
And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.
These are the sons of Leah, which she bare to Jacob in Padanaram, with his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty and three.
And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.
And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Serah their sister: and the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel.
These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter, and these she bare to Jacob, even sixteen souls.
The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; Joseph, and Benjamin.
And to Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare to him.
And the sons of Benjamin were Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.
These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob: all the souls were fourteen.
And the sons of Dan; Hushim.
And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem.
These are the sons of Bilhah, which Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, and she bare these to Jacob: all the souls were seven.
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;
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.
And he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to direct his face to Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.
And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself to him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.
And Israel said to Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen your face, because you are yet alive.
And Joseph said to his brothers, and to his father's house, I will go up, and show Pharaoh, and say to him, My brothers, and my father's house, which were in the land of Canaan, have come to me;
And the men are shepherds, for their trade had been to feed cattle; and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.
And then, when Pharaoh calls you up, and asks, What is your occupation?
We, your servants, have worked with trade with cattle from our youth even until now, both we, and also our fathers: that you may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians.
Genesis chapter 46
Genesis chapter 47
Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and my brothers, and their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have, have come out of the land of Canaan; and, behold, they are in the land of Goshen.
And he took some of his brothers, five men, and presented them to Pharaoh.
And Pharaoh said to his brothers, What is your occupation? And they said to Pharaoh, your servants are shepherds, both we, and also our fathers.
They said morever to Pharaoh, For to sojourn in the land are we come; for your servants have no pasture for their flocks; for the famine is sore in the land of Canaan: now therefore, we ask you, let your servants dwell in the land of Goshen.
And Pharaoh spoke to Joseph, saying, your father and your brothers have come to you:
The land of Egypt is before you; make your father and brothers to dwell in the best of the land; let them dwell in the land of Goshen: and if you know any men of activity among them, then make them rulers over my cattle.
And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
And Pharaoh said to Jacob, How old are you?
And Jacob said to 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, They don't reach the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.
And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.
And Joseph placed his father and his brothers, 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.
And Joseph nourished his father, and his brothers, and all his father's household, with bread, according to their families.
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.
And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which they bought: and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house.
And when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came to Joseph, and said, Give us bread: for why should we die in your presence? for the money failed.
And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if money fail.
And they brought their cattle to 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.
When that year was ended, they came to him the second year, and said to him, We will not hide it from my lord, how that our money is spent; my lord also had our herds of cattle; there is not ought left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands:
Wherefore shall we die before your eyes, both we and our land? buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants to Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, that the land be not desolate.
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.
And as for the people, he removed them to cities from one end of the borders of Egypt even to the other end thereof.
But he didn't buy the land of the priests; for the priests had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh, and ate their portion which Pharaoh gave them: wherefore they didn't sell their lands.
Then Joseph said to the people, Behold, I have bought you this day and your land for Pharaoh: see, here is seed for you, and you shall sow the land.
And it shall come to pass in the increase, that you shall give the fifth part to 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.
And they said, you have saved our lives: let us find grace in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants.
And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt to this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth part, except the land of the priests only, which didn't become Pharaoh's.
And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.
And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.
And the time drew nigh that Israel would die: and he called his son Joseph, and said to him, If now I have found grace in your sight, put, I ask you, your hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; I ask you, don't bury me in Egypt:
But I will lie with my fathers, and you shall carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their buryingplace. And he said, I will do as you have said.
And he said, Swear to me. And he swore to him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head.
Genesis chapter 47
Genesis chapter 48
And it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, Behold, your father is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.
And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, your son Joseph comes to you: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.
And Jacob said to Joseph, God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,
And said to me, Behold, I will make you fruitful, and multiply you, and I will make of you a multitude of people; and will give this land to your seed after you for an everlasting possession.
And now your two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.
But the children that you have born after them will be yours, and shall be called after the name of their brothers in their inheritance.
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 to Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same is Bethlehem.
And Israel looked upon Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these?
And Joseph said to his father, They are my sons, whom God had given me in this place. And he said, Bring them, I ask you, to me, and I will bless them.
Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them near to him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.
And Israel said to Joseph, I had not imagined I would see your face: and, see, God had showed me also your seed.
And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.
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 to him.
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.
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 to this day,
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.
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 to Manasseh's head.
And Joseph said to his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put your right hand upon his head.
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.
And he blessed them that day, saying, In you shall Israel bless, saying, God make you as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.
And Israel said to Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and bring you again to the land of your fathers.
Moreover I have given to you one portion above your brothers, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.
Genesis chapter 48
Genesis chapter 49
And Jacob called to his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.
Gather yourselves together, and hear, you sons of Jacob; and listen to Israel your father.
Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:
Unstable as water, you shall not excel; because you went up to your father's bed; then you defiled it: he went up to my couch.
Simeon and Levi are brothers; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations.
O my soul, come not you into their secret; to their assembly, mine honour, be not you united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.
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.
Judah, you are he whom your brothers shall praise: your hand shall be in the neck of your enemies; your father's children shall bow down before you.
A young lion is Judah. From the prey you stand up, my son: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who gets him to rise?
The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and to him shall the gathering of the people be.
Binding his foal to the vine, and his ass's colt to the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:
His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.
Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships; and his border shall be to Zidon.
Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens:
And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant to tribute.
Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that bites the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.
I have waited for your salvation, O Lord.
Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.
Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.
Naphtali is a hind let loose: he gives goodly words.
Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall:
The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:
But his bow abides in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (through him who is the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel:)
Even by the God of your father, who shall help you; and by the Almighty, who shall bless you with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:
The blessings of your father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors to 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 brothers.
Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: In the morning he eats prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.
All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it how their father spoke to them, and blessed them; every one according to his blessing he blessed them.
And he charged them, and said to them, I am to be gathered to my people: bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,
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.
There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah.
The purchase of the field and of the cave that is therein was from the children of Heth.
And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and gave up the ghost, and was gathered to his people.
Genesis chapter 49
Genesis chapter 50
And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.
And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.
And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned for him seventy days.
And when the days of his mourning were over, Joseph spoke to the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found grace in your eyes, speak, I ask you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,
My father made me swear, saying, See, I die: in my grave which I have digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shall you bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I ask you, and bury my father, and I will come again.
And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury your father, according as he made you swear.
And Joseph went up to bury his father: and all the servants of Pharaoh went up with him, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt,
And all the house of Joseph, and his brothers, and his father's house: only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen.
And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a very great company.
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.
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.
And his sons did to him according as he commanded them:
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.
And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brothers, and all that went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.
And when Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did to him.
And they sent a messenger to Joseph, saying, your father did command before he died, saying,
So shall you say to Joseph, Forgive, I ask you now, the trespass of your brothers, and their sin; for they did to you evil: and now, we ask you, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of your father. And Joseph wept when they spoke to him.
And his brothers also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we are your servants.
And Joseph said to them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?
You meant evil against me; but God meant it to good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
Now therefore fear you not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spoke kindly to them.
And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house: and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years.
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.
And Joseph said to his brothers, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land to the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from here.
So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.
Genesis chapter 50
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