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14 And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck. 15 Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his brethren talked with him.
22 To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of raiment. 23 And to his father he sent after this manner; ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt, and ten sheasses laden with corn, and bread, and meat for his father by the way. 24 So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way. 25 And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their father, 26 And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not. 27 And they told him all the words of Joseph which he had said unto them: and when he saw the waggons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived. 28 And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive; I will go and see him before I die.
CHAP. XLVI. Joseph's father cometh to him.
AND Israel took his journey, with all that he had, and came to Beer-sheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac. 2 And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, here am I. 3 And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down into Egypt, for I will there make of thee a great nation. 4 I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up
again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes. 5 And Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba: 7 His sons, and his sons' sons with him, his daughters, and his sons' daughters, and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt. 29 And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen ; and presented himself unto him: and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while. 30 And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou art yet alive.
CHAP. XLVII. Jacob settleth in Egypt.
THEN Joseph came and told Pharaoh; and said, My father, and my brethren, and their flecks, 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. 5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, 6 The land of Egypt is before thee: In the best of the land make thy father and brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest any men of activity amongst them, then make them rulers over my cattle. 7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh : and Jacob blessed Pharaoh. 8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old art thou? 9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years; few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage. 11 And Joseph placed his father, and his brethren, and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, 12 And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father's household. 28 And Jacob lived in
the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.
CHAP. XLVIII. Jacob's sickness.
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. 8 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these? 9 And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God hath given me in this place and he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them. 11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed. 15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God, which fed me all my life long unto this day, 16 The Angel, which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac: and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth. 17 And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, he held up his father's hand, 18 And said, Not so, my father: for this is the first born; put thy right hand upon his head. 19 And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he. 20 And he blessed them that day, and he set Ephraim before Manasseh. 21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers,
CHAP. XLIX. Jacob's blessing on his sons.
AND Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befal you in the last days. 3 Reuben, thou art my first born, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power. 4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel. 5 Simeon and Levi are brethren : instruments of cruelty are in their habitations : 6 O my soul, come not thou into their secret ; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their self will they digged down a wall. 7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for, it was cruel. 8 Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise; thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies: thy father's children shall bow down before thee. 10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a law giver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
13 Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships. 14 Issachar is a strong ass, couching down between two burdens: 15 And he bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute. 16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. 19 Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last. 20 Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties. 21 Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words. 22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall. 24 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: 25 Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee, and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under: 26 They shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.
27 Benjamin shall raven as a wolf; in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil. 28 All these are the twelve tribes of Israel and this is it that their father spake unto them, and blessed them. 29 And he charged them, and said unto them, I am to be gathered unto my people: bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron, 30 In the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought for a possession of a burying place. 31 There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah. 33 And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people.
CHAP. L. Joseph's death..
AND Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him. 2 And Joseph com. manded his servants the physicians to embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel. 4 And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spake, saying, 5 My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die in my grave, which I have digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come again. 6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father. 7 And