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Genesis 45:16–48:7

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16 And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh’s house, saying, Joseph’s brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants. 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This do ye; lade your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan; 18 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 ithe fat of the land. 19 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. 20 Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is yours. 21 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. 22 To all of them he gave each man kchanges of raiment; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver, and lfive changes of raiment. 23 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 mmeat for his father by the way. 24 So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye nfall 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 othe wagons 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.

46 *And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to aBeer-sheba, and offered sacrifices bunto the God of his father Isaac. And God spake unto Israel cin the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I. And he said, I am God, dthe God of thy father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there emake of thee a great nation: I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely fbring thee up again: and gJoseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes. And Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba: and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons hwhich 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, ihis daughters, and his sons’ daughters, and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt.

And kthese are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: lReuben, Jacob’s firstborn. And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi. 10 And the sons of Simeon; ||Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and ||Jachin, and ||Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman. 11 And the sons of mLevi; ||Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. 12 And the sons of nJudah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zerah: but oEr and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of pPharez were Hezron and Hamul. 13 qAnd the sons of Issachar; Tola, and ||Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron. 14 And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel. 15 These be the sons of Leah, rwhich she bare unto Jacob in Padan-aram, with his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty and three. 16 And the sons of Gad; sZiphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and ||Ezbon, Eri, and ||Arodi, and Areli. 17 tAnd the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Serah their sister: and the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel. 18 uThese are the sons of Zilpah, xwhom Laban gave to Leah his daughter, and these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls. 19 The sons of Rachel Jacob’s wife; Joseph, and Benjamin. 20 yAnd unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah ||priest of On bare unto him. 21 zAnd the sons of Benjamin were Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, ||Ehi, and Rosh, ||Muppim, and ||Huppim, and Ard. 22 These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob: all the souls were fourteen. 23 And the sons of Dan; Hushim. 24 aAnd the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem. 25 bThese are the sons of Bilhah, cwhich Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and she bare these unto Jacob: all the souls were seven. 26 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; 27 And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt, were two souls: dall the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt, were threescore and ten.

28 And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen; and they came einto the land of Goshen. 29 And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he ffell 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. 31 And Joseph said unto his brethren, and unto his father’s house, gI 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; 32 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. 33 And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say, hWhat is your occupation? 34 That ye shall say, Thy servants’ itrade hath been about cattle kfrom our youth even until now, both we, and also our fathers: that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is lan abomination unto the Egyptians.

47 Then Joseph acame 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 bthe land of Goshen. And he took some of his brethren, even five men, and cpresented them unto Pharaoh. And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, dWhat is your occupation? And they said unto Pharaoh, eThy servants are shepherds, both we, and also our fathers. They said moreover unto Pharaoh, fFor 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 gdwell in the land of Goshen. And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father and thy brethren are come unto thee: hThe land of Egypt is before thee; iin the best of the land make thy father and brethren to dwell; kin the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest 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 unto Jacob, How old art thou? And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my lpilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and mhave not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage. 10 And Jacob nblessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh. 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, in the land of oRameses, pas Pharaoh had commanded. 12 And Joseph qnourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father’s household, with bread, ||according to their families.

13 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. 14 rAnd 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. 15 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 swhy should we die in thy presence? for the money faileth. 16 And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if money fail. 17 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. 18 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: 19 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. 20 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. 21 And as for the people, he removed them to cities from one end of the borders of Egypt even to the other end thereof. 22 tOnly 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 lands. 23 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. 24 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 …

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Heb. was good in the eyes of Pharaoh. ch. 41:37.

i

Num. 18:12, 29 (Heb.).

Heb. let not your eye spare, &c.

Heb. mouth. Num. 3:16 marg.

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l

So ch. 43:34.

Heb. carrying.

Heb. carrying.

m
n

Heb. his.

o

ver. 19, 21. ch. 46:5. Num. 7:3, 6. Comp. ch. 31:17. & 42:26.

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B.C. 1706 Heb. 1825? Gr.

a

ch. 21:31, 33. & 26:23, 33. & 28:10. Comp. ch. 35:27.

b

ch. 26:24, 25.

c

So ch. 15:1.

d

ch. 28:13.

e
f

ch. 15:16. ch. 28:15. & 48:21. & 50:24. Ex. 3:8.

g

ch. 50:1.

h

ch. 45:19, 21, 27.

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k
l
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[Or, Nemuel.]

||

[Or, Jarib.]

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[Or, Zerah.] 1 Chr. 4:24.

m
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[Or, Gershom.] 1 Chr. 6:16, 17, 20.

n
o

ch. 38:3. 7, 10.

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q
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[Or, Puah, and Fashub.]

r
s

Num. 26:15–17, [Zephon.]

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[Or, Ozni.]

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[Or, Arod.]

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x

ch. 29:24.

y

ch. 41:50.

||

Or, prince. ch. 41:45.

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[Num. 26:38, Ahiram.]

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[Num. 26:39, Shupham. 1 Chr. 7:12, Shuppim.]

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[Hupham. Num. 26:39.]

[Or, Shuham. Num. 26:42.]

a
b

ch. 30:5–8.

c

ch. 29:29.

Heb. thigh. Ex. 1:5 marg.

d
e

See ch. 45:10.

f

So ch. 45:14.

g

ch. 47:1.

Heb. they are men of cattle. ver. 34.

h

ch. 47:3.

i

ver. 32.

k

ch. 37:12.

l

ch. 43:32. Ex. 8:26. Comp. ch. 47:6, 17. Ex. 9:1–6.

a

ch. 46:31.

b

See ch. 45:10.

c
d

ch. 46:33.

e

ch. 46:34.

f
g

ch. 46:34.

h

ch. 20:15.

i

ch. 45:18.

k

ver. 4.

Heb. How many are the days of the years of thy life? 2 Sam. 19:34 (Heb.). See ver. 28.

l
m

ch. 25:7. & 35:28.

n

ver. 7.

o
p

ver. 6.

q

ch. 45:11. & 50:21.

||

Or, as a little child is nourished.

Heb. according to the little ones. Comp. ch. 50:21.

r

ch. 41:56.

s

ver. 19.

Heb. led them. Isai. 40:11 (Heb.).

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||

Or, princes. See ch. 41:45.