THE HOLY BIBLE Darby

Genesis (Author Moses)

43:1And the famine was grievous in the land.

43:2And it came to pass, when they had finished eating the grain which they had brought from Egypt, that their father said to them, Go again, buy us a little food.

43:3And Judah spoke to him, saying, The man did positively testify to us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, unless your brother be with you.

43:4If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food;

43:5but if thou do not send him, we will not go down, for the man said to us, Ye shall not see my face, unless your brother be with you.

43:6And Israel said, Why did ye deal so ill with me as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?

43:7And they said, The man asked very closely after us, and after our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye a brother? And we told him according to the tenor of these words. Could we at all know that he would say, Bring your brother down?

43:8And Judah said to 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 our little ones.

43:9I will be surety for him: of my hand shalt thou require him; if I bring him not to thee, and set him before thy face, then shall I be guilty toward thee for ever.

43:10For had we not lingered, we should now certainly have returned already twice.

43:11And their father Israel said to them, If it is then so, do this: take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a gift: a little balsam and a little honey, tragacanth and ladanum, pistacia-nuts and almonds.

43:12And take other money in your hand, and the money that was returned to you in the mouth of your sacks, carry back in your hand: perhaps it is an oversight.

43:13And take your brother, and arise, go again to the man.

43:14And the Almighty łGod give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother and Benjamin! And I, if I be bereaved of children, am bereaved.

43:15And the men took that gift, and took double money in their hand, and Benjamin, and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and came before Joseph.

43:16And Joseph saw Benjamin with them, and said to the man who was over his house, Bring the men into the house, and slaughter cattle, and make ready; for the men shall eat with me at noon.

43:17And the man did as Joseph had said; and the man brought the men into Joseph's house.

43:18And the men were afraid because they were brought into Joseph's house, and said, Because of the money that was returned to us in our sacks at the beginning are we brought in, that he may turn against us, and fall upon us and take us for bondmen, and our asses.

43:19And they came up to the man that was over Joseph's house, and they spoke to him at the door of the house,

43:20and said, Ah! my lord, we came indeed down at the first to buy food.

43:21And 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 according to its weight; and we have brought it again in our hand.

43:22And other money have we brought down in our hand to buy food. We do not know who put our money in our sacks.

43:23And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father, has given you treasure in your sacks; your money came to me. And he brought Simeon out to them.

43:24And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses food.

43:25And they made ready the gift for Joseph's coming at noon; for they had heard that they should eat bread there.

43:26When Joseph came home, they brought him the gift that was in their hand, into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth.

43:27And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father well -- the old man of whom ye spoke? Is he yet alive?

43:28And they said, Thy servant our father is well; he is yet alive. And they bowed, and made obeisance.

43:29And he lifted up his eyes and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, Is this your younger brother of whom ye spoke to me? And he said, God be gracious to thee, my son!

43:30And Joseph made haste, for his bowels burned for his brother; and he sought a place to weep, and he went into the chamber, and wept there.

43:31And he washed his face, and came out, and controlled himself, and said, Set on bread.

43:32And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians who ate with him by themselves; because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews, for that is an abomination unto the Egyptians.

43:33And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth; and the men marvelled one at another.

43:34And he had portions carried to them from before him. And Benjamin's portion was five times greater than the portions of them all. And they drank, and made merry with him.

44:1And he commanded him who was over his house, saying, Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry; and put every man's money in the mouth of his sack.

44:2And put my cup, the silver cup, in the mouth of the sack of the youngest, and his grain-money. And he did according to the word of Joseph which he had spoken.

44:3In the morning, when it was light, the men were sent away, they and their asses.

44:4They were gone out of the city, and not yet far off, when Joseph said to him who was over his house, Up! follow after the men; and when thou overtakest them, thou shalt say to them, Why have ye rewarded evil for good?

44:5Is not this it in which my lord drinks, and in which indeed he divines? Ye have done evil in what ye have done.

44:6And he overtook them, and he spoke to them these words.

44:7And they said to him, Why does my lord speak such words as these? Far be it from thy servants to do such a thing!

44:8Behold, the money that we found in our sacks' mouths we have brought again to thee from the land of Canaan; and how should we steal out of thy lord's house silver or gold?

44:9With whomsoever of thy servants it is found, let him die; and we also will be my lord's bondmen.

44:10And he said, Now also let it be according to your words: let him with whom it is found be my bondman, but ye shall be blameless.

44:11And they hasted and laid down every man his sack on the ground, and opened every man his sack.

44:12And he searched carefully: he began at the eldest, and ended at the youngest; and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.

44:13Then they rent their clothes, and loaded every man his ass, and they returned to the city.

44:14And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house; and he was still there; and they fell down before him to the ground.

44:15And Joseph said to them, What deed is this which ye have done? Did ye not know that such a man as I can certainly divine?

44:16And Judah said, What shall we say to my lord? what shall we speak, and how justify ourselves? God has found out the iniquity of thy servants; behold, we are my lord's bondmen, both we, and he in whose hand the cup has been found.

44:17And he said, Far be it from me to do so! The man in whose hand the cup has been found, he shall be my bondman; but as for you, go up in peace to your father.

44:18Then Judah came near to him, and said, Ah! my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy servant; for thou art even as Pharaoh.

44:19My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a brother?

44:20And we said to my lord, We have an aged father, and a child born to him in his old age, yet young; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother; and his father loves him.

44:21And thou saidst unto thy servants, Bring him down to me, that I may set mine eye on him.

44:22And we said to my lord, The youth cannot leave his father: if he should leave his father, his father would die.

44:23And thou saidst to thy servants, Unless your youngest brother come down with you, ye shall see my face no more.

44:24And it came to pass when we came up to thy servant my father, we told him the words of my lord.

44:25And our father said, Go again, buy us a little food.

44:26But we said, We cannot go down: if our youngest brother be with us, then will we go down; for we cannot see the man's face unless our youngest brother is with us.

44:27And thy servant my father said to us, Ye know that my wife bore me two sons;

44:28and the one went out from me, and I said, He must certainly have been torn in pieces; and I have not seen him again hitherto.

44:29And if ye take this one also from me, and mischief should befall him, ye will bring down my grey hairs with misery to Sheol.

44:30And now, when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad is not with us, -- seeing that his life is bound up with his life,

44:31it will come to pass when he sees that the lad is not there, that he will die; and thy servants will bring down the grey hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow to Sheol.

44:32For thy servant became surety for the lad to my father, saying, If I bring him not to thee, then I shall be guilty toward my father all my days.

44:33And now, let thy servant stay, I pray thee, instead of the lad a bondman to my lord, and let the lad go up with his brethren;

44:34for how should I go up to my father if the lad were not with me? -- lest I see the evil that would come on my father.

45:1And Joseph could not control himself before all them that stood by him, and he cried, Put every man out from me! And no man stood with him when Joseph made himself known to his brethren.

45:2And he raised his voice in weeping; and the Egyptians heard, and the house of Pharaoh heard.

45:3And Joseph said to his brethren, I am Joseph. Does my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him, for they were troubled at his presence.

45:4And Joseph said to his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.

45:5And now, be not grieved, and be not angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither, for God sent me before you to preserve life.

45:6For the famine has been these two years in the land; and yet there are five years in which there will be neither ploughing nor harvest.

45:7So God sent me before you to preserve you a remnant in the earth, and to save you alive by a great deliverance.

45:8And now it was not you that sent me here, but God; and he has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and governor over all the land of Egypt.

45:9Haste and go up to my father, and say to him, Thus says thy son Joseph: God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me, tarry not.

45:10And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near to me, thou, and thy sons, and thy sons' sons, and thy sheep, and thy cattle, and all that thou hast.

45:11And there will I maintain thee; for yet there are five years of famine; in order that thou be not impoverished, thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast.

45:12And behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth which speaks to you.

45:13And tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have seen, and haste and bring down my father hither.

45:14And he fell on his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept on his neck.

45:15And he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them; and after that his brethren talked with him.

45:16And the report was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren are come. And it was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his bondmen.

45:17And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Say to thy brethren, Do this: load your beasts and depart, go into the land of Canaan,

45:18and take your father and your households, and come to me; and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land.

45:19And thou art commanded -- this do: take waggons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones and for your wives, and take up your father, and come.

45:20And let not your eye regret your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt shall be yours.

45:21And the sons of Israel did so; and Joseph gave them waggons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.

45:22To each one of them all he gave changes of clothing; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of clothing.

45:23And to his father he sent this: ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt, and ten she-asses laden with corn and bread, and food for his father by the way.

45:24And he sent his brethren away, and they departed. And he said to them, Do not quarrel on the way.

45:25And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan to Jacob their father.

45:26And they told him, saying, Joseph is still alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt. And his heart fainted, for he did not believe them.

45:27And they spoke to him all the words of Joseph, which he had spoken to them. And he saw the waggons that Joseph had sent to carry him. And the spirit of Jacob their father revived.

45:28And Israel said, It is enough: Joseph my son is yet alive; I will go and see him before I die.

46:1And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beer-sheba; and he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.

46:2And God spoke to Israel in the visions of the night and said, Jacob, Jacob! And he said, Here am I.

46:3And he said, I am łGod, the God of thy father: fear not to go down to Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation.

46:4I will go down with thee to Egypt, and I will also certainly bring thee up; and Joseph shall put his hand on thine eyes.

46:5And Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba; and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives, on the waggons that Pharaoh had sent to carry him.

46:6And they took their cattle, and their goods which they had acquired in the land of Canaan, and came to Egypt, Jacob and all his seed with him;

46:7his sons and his sons' sons with him, his daughters and his sons' daughters and all his seed he brought with him to Egypt.

46:8And these are the names of the sons of Israel who came into Egypt: Jacob and his sons. Jacob's firstborn, Reuben.

46:9And the sons of Reuben: Enoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.

46:10-- And the sons of Simeon: Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Saul the son of a Canaanitish woman.

46:11-- And the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

46:12-- And the sons of Judah: Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pherez, and Zerah; but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Pherez were Hezron and Hamul.

46:13-- And the sons of Issachar: Tola, and Puah, and Job, and Shimron.

46:14-- And the sons of Zebulun: Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.

46:15-- These are the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Padan-Aram; and his daughter, Dinah. All the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty-three.

46:16And the sons of Gad: Ziphion and Haggi, Shuni and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.

46:17-- And the sons of Asher: Jimnah, and Jishvah, and Jishvi, and Beriah; and Serah their sister; and the sons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel.

46:18-- These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter; and she bore these to Jacob: sixteen souls.

46:19The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife: Joseph and Benjamin.

46:20And to Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asnath bore to him, the daughter of Potipherah the priest in On.

46:21-- And the sons of Benjamin: Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera and Naaman, Ehi and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.

46:22-- These are the sons of Rachel who were born to Jacob: all the souls were fourteen.

46:23And the sons of Dan: Hushim.

46:24-- And the sons of Naphtali: Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem.

46:25-- These are the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to Rachel his daughter; and she bore these to Jacob: all the souls were seven.

46:26All the souls that came with Jacob to Egypt, that had come out of his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives: all the souls were sixty-six.

46:27And the sons of Joseph who were born to him in Egypt, were two souls. All the souls of the house of Jacob that came to Egypt were seventy.

46:28And he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to give notice before he came to Goshen. And they came into the land of Goshen.

46:29Then Joseph yoked his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and he presented himself to him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.

46:30And Israel said to Joseph, Now let me die, after I have seen thy face, since thou still livest.

46:31And Joseph said to his brethren and to his father's house, I will go up, and tell Pharaoh, and say to him, My brethren and my father's house, who were in the land of Canaan, are come to me;

46:32and the men are shepherds, for they have been occupied with cattle; and they have brought their sheep, and their cattle, and all that they have.

46:33And it shall come to pass that when Pharaoh shall call you and say, What is your occupation?

46:34then ye shall say, Thy servants are men that have been occupied with cattle from our youth even until now, both we and our fathers; in order that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians.



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