THE HOLY BIBLE Young's Literal

Genesis (Author Moses)

47:1And Joseph cometh, and declareth to Pharaoh, and saith, `My father, and my brethren, and their flock, and their herd, and all they have, have come from the land of Canaan, and lo, they are in the land of Goshen.'

47:2And out of his brethren he hath taken five men, and setteth them before Pharaoh;

47:3and Pharaoh saith unto his brethren, `What are your works?' and they say unto Pharaoh, `Thy servants are feeders of a flock, both we and our fathers;'

47:4and they say unto Pharaoh, `To sojourn in the land we have come, for there is no pasture for the flock which thy servants have, for grievous is the famine in the land of Canaan; and now, let thy servants, we pray thee, dwell in the land of Goshen.'

47:5And Pharaoh speaketh unto Joseph, saying, `Thy father and thy brethren have come unto thee:

47:6the land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the land cause thy father and thy brethren to dwell -- they dwell in the land of Goshen, and if thou hast known, and there are among them men of ability, then thou hast set them heads over the cattle I have.'

47:7And Joseph bringeth in Jacob his father, and causeth him to stand before Pharaoh; and Jacob blesseth Pharaoh.

47:8And Pharaoh saith unto Jacob, `How many are the days of the years of thy life?'

47:9And Jacob saith unto Pharaoh, `The days of the years of my sojournings are an hundred and thirty years; few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not reached the days of the years of the life of my fathers, in the days of their sojournings.'

47:10And Jacob blesseth Pharaoh, and goeth out from before Pharaoh.

47:11And Joseph settleth his father and his brethren, and giveth to them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh commanded;

47:12and Joseph nourisheth his father, and his brethren, and all the house of his father with bread, according to the mouth of the infants.

47:13And there is no bread in all the land, for the famine is very grievous, and the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan are feeble because of the famine;

47:14and Joseph gathereth all the silver that is found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the corn that they are buying, and Joseph bringeth the silver into the house of Pharaoh.

47:15And the silver is consumed out of the land of Egypt, and out of the land of Canaan, and all the Egyptians come in unto Joseph, saying, `Give to us bread -- why do we die before thee, though the money hath ceased?'

47:16and Joseph saith, `Give your cattle; and I give to you for your cattle, if the money hath ceased.'

47:17And they bring in their cattle unto Joseph, and Joseph giveth to them bread, for the horses, and for the cattle of the flock, and for the cattle of the herd, and for the asses; and he tendeth them with bread, for all their cattle, during that year.

47:18And that year is finished, and they come in unto him on the second year, and say to him, `We do not hide from my lord, that since the money hath been finished, and possession of the cattle is unto my lord, there hath not been left before my lord save our bodies, and our ground;

47:19why do we die before thine eyes, both we and our ground? buy us and our ground for bread, and we and our ground are servants to Pharaoh; and give seed, and we live, and die not, and the ground is not desolate.'

47:20And Joseph buyeth all the ground of Egypt for Pharaoh, for the Egyptians have sold each his field, for the famine hath been severe upon them, and the land becometh Pharaoh's;

47:21as to the people he hath removed them to cities from the one end of the border of Egypt even unto its other end.

47:22Only the ground of the priests he hath not bought, for the priests have a portion from Pharaoh, and they have eaten their portion which Pharaoh hath given to them, therefore they have not sold their ground.

47:23And Joseph saith unto the people, `Lo, I have bought you to-day and your ground for Pharaoh; lo, seed for you, and ye have sown the ground,

47:24and it hath come to pass in the increases, that ye have given a fifth to Pharaoh, and four of the parts are for yourselves, for seed of the field, and for your food, and for those who are in your houses, and for food for your infants.'

47:25And they say, `Thou hast revived us; we find grace in the eyes of my lord, and have been servants to Pharaoh;'

47:26and Joseph setteth it for a statute unto this day, concerning the ground of Egypt, that Pharaoh hath a fifth; only the ground of the priests alone hath not become Pharaoh's.

47:27And Israel dwelleth in the land of Egypt, in the land of Goshen, and they have possession in it, and are fruitful, and multiply exceedingly;

47:28and Jacob liveth in the land of Egypt seventeen years, and the days of Jacob, the years of his life, are an hundred and forty and seven years.

47:29And the days of Israel are near to die, and he calleth for his son, for Joseph, and saith to him, `If, I pray thee, I have found grace in thine eyes, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and thou hast done with me kindness and truth; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt,

47:30and I have lain with my fathers, and thou hast borne me out of Egypt, and buried me in their burying-place.' And he saith, `I -- I do according to thy word;'

47:31and he saith, `Swear to me;' and he sweareth to him, and Israel boweth himself on the head of the bed.

48:1And it cometh to pass, after these things, that one saith to Joseph, `Lo, thy father is sick;' and he taketh his two sons with him, Manasseh and Ephraim.

48:2And one declareth to Jacob, and saith, `Lo, thy son Joseph is coming unto thee;' and Israel doth strengthen himself, and sit upon the bed.

48:3And Jacob saith unto Joseph, `God Almighty hath appeared unto me, in Luz, in the land of Canaan, and blesseth me,

48:4and saith unto me, Lo, I am making thee fruitful, and have multiplied thee, and given thee for an assembly of peoples, and given this land to thy seed after thee, a possession age-during.

48:5`And now, thy two sons, who are born to thee in the land of Egypt, before my coming unto thee to Egypt, mine they are; Ephraim and Manasseh, as Reuben and Simeon they are mine;

48:6and thy family which thou hast begotten after them are thine; by the name of their brethren they are called in their inheritance.

48:7`And I -- in my coming in from Padan-Aram Rachel hath died by me in the land of Canaan, in the way, while yet a kibrath of land to enter Ephrata, and I bury her there in the way of Ephrata, which is Bethlehem.'

48:8And Israel seeth the sons of Joseph, and saith, `Who are these?'

48:9and Joseph saith unto his father, `They are my sons, whom God hath given to me in this place;' and he saith, `Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I bless them.'

48:10And the eyes of Israel have been heavy from age, he is unable to see; and he bringeth them nigh unto him, and he kisseth them, and cleaveth to them;

48:11and Israel saith unto Joseph, `To see thy face I had not thought, and lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed.'

48:12And Joseph bringeth them out from between his knees, and boweth himself on his face to the earth;

48:13and Joseph taketh them both, Ephraim in his right hand towards Israel's left, and Manasseh in his left towards Israel's right, and bringeth them nigh to him.

48:14And Israel putteth out his right hand, and placeth it upon the head of Ephraim, who is the younger, and his left hand upon the head of Manasseh; he hath guided his hands wisely, for Manasseh is the first-born.

48:15And he blesseth Joseph, and saith, `God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked habitually: God who is feeding me from my being unto this day:

48:16the Messenger who is redeeming me from all evil doth bless the youths, and my name is called upon them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and they increase into a multitude in the midst of the land.'

48:17And Joseph seeth that his father setteth his right hand on the head of Ephraim, and it is wrong in his eyes, and he supporteth the hand of his father to turn it aside from off the head of Ephraim to the head of Manasseh;

48:18and Joseph saith unto his father, `Not so, my father, for this is the first-born; set thy right hand on his head.'

48:19And his father refuseth, and saith, `I have known, my son, I have known; he also becometh a people, and he also is great, and yet, his young brother is greater than he, and his seed is the fulness of the nations;'

48:20and he blesseth them in that day, saying, `By thee doth Israel bless, saying, God set thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh;' and he setteth Ephraim before Manasseh.

48:21And Israel saith unto Joseph, `Lo, I am dying, and God hath been with you, and hath brought you back unto the land of your fathers;

48:22and I -- I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I have taken out of the hand of the Amorite by my sword and by my bow.'

49:1And Jacob calleth unto his sons and saith, `Be gathered together, and I declare to you that which doth happen with you in the latter end of the days.

49:2`Be assembled, and hear, sons of Jacob, And hearken unto Israel your father.

49:3Reuben! my first-born thou, My power, and beginning of my strength, The abundance of exaltation, And the abundance of strength;

49:4Unstable as water, thou art not abundant; For thou hast gone up thy father's bed; Then thou hast polluted: My couch he went up!

49:5Simeon and Levi are brethren! Instruments of violence -- their espousals!

49:6Into their secret, come not, O my soul! Unto their assembly be not united, O mine honour; For in their anger they slew a man, And in their self-will eradicated a prince.

49:7Cursed is their anger, for it is fierce, And their wrath, for it is sharp; I divide them in Jacob, And I scatter them in Israel.

49:8Judah! thou -- thy brethren praise thee! Thy hand is on the neck of thine enemies, Sons of thy father bow themselves to thee.

49:9A lion's whelp is Judah, For prey, my son, thou hast gone up; He hath bent, he hath crouched as a lion, And as a lioness; who causeth him to arise?

49:10The sceptre turneth not aside from Judah, And a lawgiver from between his feet, Till his Seed come; And his is the obedience of peoples.

49:11Binding to the vine his ass, And to the choice vine the colt of his ass, He hath washed in wine his clothing, And in the blood of grapes his covering;

49:12Red are eyes with wine, And white are teeth with milk!

49:13Zebulun at a haven of the seas doth dwell, And he is for a haven of ships; And his side is unto Zidon.

49:14Issacher is a strong ass, Crouching between the two folds;

49:15And he seeth rest that it is good, And the land that it is pleasant, And he inclineth his shoulder to bear, And is to tribute a servant.

49:16Dan doth judge his people, As one of the tribes of Israel;

49:17Dan is a serpent by the way, An adder by the path, Which is biting the horse's heels, And its rider falleth backward.

49:18For Thy salvation I have waited, Jehovah!

49:19Gad! a troop assaulteth him, But he assaulteth last.

49:20Out of Asher his bread is fat; And he giveth dainties of a king.

49:21Naphtali is a hind sent away, Who is giving beauteous young ones.

49:22Joseph is a fruitful son; A fruitful son by a fountain, Daughters step over the wall;

49:23And embitter him -- yea, they have striven, Yea, hate him do archers;

49:24And his bow abideth in strength, And strengthened are the arms of his hands By the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob, Whence is a shepherd, a son of Israel.

49:25By the God of thy father who helpeth thee, And the Mighty One who blesseth thee, Blessings of the heavens from above, Blessings of the deep lying under, Blessings of breasts and womb; --

49:26Thy father's blessings have been mighty Above the blessings of my progenitors, Unto the limit of the heights age-during They are for the head of Joseph, And for the crown of the one Separate from his brethren.

49:27Benjamin! a wolf teareth; In the morning he eateth prey, And at evening he apportioneth spoil.'

49:28All these are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is that which their father hath spoken unto them, and he blesseth them; each according to his blessing he hath blessed them.

49:29And he commandeth them, and saith unto them, `I am being gathered unto my people; bury me by my fathers, at the cave which is in the field of Ephron the Hittite;

49:30in the cave which is in the field of Machpelah, which is on the front of Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field from Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a burying-place;

49:31(there they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah);

49:32the purchase of the field and of the cave which is in it, is from Sons of Heth.'

49:33And Jacob finisheth commanding his sons, and gathereth up his feet unto the bed, and expireth, and is gathered unto his people.

50:1And Joseph falleth on his father's face, and weepeth over him, and kisseth him;

50:2and Joseph commandeth his servants, the physicians, to embalm his father, and the physicians embalm Israel;

50:3and they fulfil for him forty days, for so they fulfil the days of the embalmed, and the Egyptians weep for him seventy days.

50:4And the days of his weeping pass away, and Joseph speaketh unto the house of Pharaoh, saying, `If, I pray you, I have found grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,

50:5My father caused me to swear, saying, Lo, I am dying; in my burying-place which I have prepared for myself in the land of Canaan, there dost thou bury me; and now, let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and return;'

50:6and Pharaoh saith, `Go up and bury thy father, as he caused thee to swear.'

50:7And Joseph goeth up to bury his father, and go up with him do all the servants of Pharaoh, elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt,

50:8and all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and the house of his father; only their infants, and their flock, and their herd, have they left in the land of Goshen;

50:9and there go up with him both chariot and horsemen, and the camp is very great.

50:10And they come unto the threshing-floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, and they lament there, a lamentation great and very grievous; and he maketh for his father a mourning seven days,

50:11and the inhabitant of the land, the Canaanite, see the mourning in the threshing-floor of Atad, and say, `A grievous mourning is this to the Egyptians;' therefore hath one called its name `The mourning of the Egyptians,' which is beyond the Jordan.

50:12And his sons do to him so as he commanded them,

50:13and his sons bear him away to the land of Canaan, and bury him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field for a possession of a burying-place, from Ephron the Hittite, on the front of Mamre.

50:14And Joseph turneth back to Egypt, he and his brethren, and all who are going up with him to bury his father, after his burying his father.

50:15And the brethren of Joseph see that their father is dead, and say, `Peradventure Joseph doth hate us, and doth certainly return to us all the evil which we did with him.'

50:16And they give a charge for Joseph, saying, `Thy father commanded before his death, saying,

50:17Thus ye do say to Joseph, I pray thee, bear, I pray thee, with the transgression of thy brethren, and their sin, for they have done thee evil; and now, bear, we pray thee, with the transgression of the servants of the God of thy father;' and Joseph weepeth in their speaking unto him.

50:18And his brethren also go and fall before him, and say, `Lo, we are to thee for servants.'

50:19And Joseph saith unto them, `Fear not, for am I in the place of God?

50:20As for you, ye devised against me evil -- God devised it for good, in order to do as at this day, to keep alive a numerous people;

50:21and now, fear not: I do nourish you and your infants;' and he comforteth them, and speaketh unto their heart.

50:22And Joseph dwelleth in Egypt, he and the house of his father, and Joseph liveth a hundred and ten years,

50:23and Joseph looketh on Ephraim's sons of the third generation; sons also of Machir, son of Manasseh, have been born on the knees of Joseph.

50:24And Joseph saith unto his brethren, `I am dying, and God doth certainly inspect you, and hath caused you to go up from this land, unto the land which He hath sworn to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.'

50:25And Joseph causeth the sons of Israel to swear, saying, `God doth certainly inspect you, and ye have brought up my bones from this place.'

50:26And Joseph dieth, a son of an hundred and ten years, and they embalm him, and he is put into a coffin in Egypt.



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