1 And the famine was sore in the land.
2 And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn
which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy
us a little food.
3 And Judah spake unto him, saying, The man did solemnly
protest unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with
4 If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down
and buy thee food
5 But if thou wilt not send him, we will not go down: for
the man said unto us, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.
6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as
to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?
7 And they said, The man asked us straitly of our state,
and of our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother?
and we told him according to the tenor of these words: could we certainly know
that he would say, Bring your brother down?
8 And Judah said unto 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 also our little ones.
9 I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require
him: if I bring him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the
blame for ever:
10 For except we had lingered, surely now we had returned this
11 And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so
now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry
down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh,
nuts, and almonds:
12 And take double money in your hand; and the money that was
brought again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your hand;
peradventure it was an oversight:
13 Take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man:
14 And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may
send away your other brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved of my children, I
15 And the men took that present, and they took double money in
their hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before
16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler
of his house, Bring these men home, and slay, and make ready; for these men
shall dine with me at noon.
17 And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men
into Joseph's house.
18 And the men were afraid, because they were brought into
Joseph's house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our
sacks at the first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us,
and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses.
19 And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and
they communed with him at the door of the house,
20 And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to
21 And 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 in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand.
22 And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy
food: we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks.
23 And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the
God of your father, hath given you treasure in your sacks: I had your money. And
he brought Simeon out unto them.
24 And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave
them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses provender.
25 And they made ready the present against Joseph came at noon:
for they heard that they should eat bread there.
26 And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present
which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the
27 And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father
well, the old man of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive?
28 And they answered, Thy servant our father is in good health,
he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance.
29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his
mother's son, and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom ye spake unto me?
And he said, God be gracious unto thee, my son.
30 And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his
brother: and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept
31 And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself,
and said, Set on bread.
32 And they set on for him by himself, and for them by
themselves, and for the Egyptians, which did eat with him, by themselves:
because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that is an
abomination unto the Egyptians.
33 And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his
birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marvelled one
34 And he took and sent messes unto them from before him: but
Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and
were merry with him.
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.
2 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
3 As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent
away, they and their asses.
4 And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far
off, Joseph said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when thou dost
overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good?
5 Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, and whereby
indeed he divineth? ye have done evil in so doing.
6 And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these same
7 And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord these
words? God forbid that thy servants should do according to this thing:
8 Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks' mouths,
we brought again unto thee out of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal
out of thy lord's house silver or gold?
9 With whomsoever of thy servants it be found, both let
him die, and we also will be my lord's bondmen.
10 And he said, Now also let it be according unto your words:
he with whom it is found shall be my servant; and ye shall be blameless.
11 Then they speedily took down every man his sack to the
ground, and opened every man his sack.
12 And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the
youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.
13 Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man his ass,
and returned to the city.
14 And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house; for he
was yet there: and they fell before him on the ground.
15 And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that ye have
done? wot ye not that such a man as I can certainly divine?
16 And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord? what shall
we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves? God hath found out the iniquity of
thy servants: behold, we are my lord's servants, both we, and he also with whom
the cup is found.
17 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 unto your father.
18 Then Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh 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.
19 My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a
20 And we said unto 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 loveth him.
21 And thou saidst unto thy servants, Bring him down unto me,
that I may set mine eyes upon him.
22 And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father:
for if he should leave his father, his father would die.
23 And thou saidst unto thy servants, Except your youngest
brother come down with you, ye shall see my face no more.
24 And it came to pass when we came up unto thy servant my
father, we told him the words of my lord.
25 And our father said, Go again, and buy us a little food.
26 And we said, We cannot go down: if our youngest brother be
with us, then will we go down: for we may not see the man's face, except our
youngest brother be with us.
27 And thy servant my father said unto us, Ye know that my wife
bare me two sons:
28 And the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn
in pieces; and I saw him not since:
29 And if ye take this also from me, and mischief befall him,
ye shall bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.
30 Now therefore when I come to thy servant my father, and the
lad be not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life;
31 It shall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not
with us, that he will die: and thy servants shall bring down the gray hairs of
thy servant our father with sorrow to the grave.
32 For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father,
saying, If I bring him not unto thee, then I shall bear the blame to my father
33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy servant abide instead of
the lad a bondman to my lord; and let the lad go up with his brethren.
34 For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with
me? lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come on my father.
1 Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that
stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And there stood
no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren.
2 And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of
3 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my
father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled
at his presence.
4 And Joseph said unto 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.
5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves,
that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.
6 For these two years hath the famine been in the land:
and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor
7 And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity
in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
8 So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and
he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler
throughout all the land of Egypt.
9 Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus
saith thy son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me,
10 And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt
be near unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy children's children, and thy
flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou hast:
11 And there will I nourish thee; for yet there are five years
of famine; lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to
12 And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother
Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaketh unto you.
13 And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of
all that ye have seen; and ye shall haste and bring down my father hither.
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.
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 the fat of
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
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 she asses 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
27 And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said
unto them: and when he saw the 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.
1 And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came
to Beersheba, 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 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.
6 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
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.
8 And these are the names of the children of Israel, which
came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.
9 And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron,
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 Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
12 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.
13 And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and
14 And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.
15 These be the sons of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob in
Padanaram, with his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons and his daughters
were thirty and three.
16 And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon,
Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.
17 And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and
Beriah, and Serah their sister: and the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel.
18 These are the sons of Zilpah, whom 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 And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and
Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.
21 And 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 And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and
25 These are the sons of Bilhah, which 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
27 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.
28 And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face
unto Goshen; and they came into 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 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.
31 And Joseph said unto his brethren, and unto his father's
house, I will go up, and show 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
33 And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you, and
shall say, What is your occupation?
34 That ye shall say, Thy servants' trade hath been about
cattle from our youth even until now, both we, and also our fathers: that ye may
dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination unto the
1 Then Joseph came 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 the land of Goshen.
2 And he took some of his brethren, even five men, and
presented them unto Pharaoh.
3 And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What is your
occupation? And they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we, and
also our fathers.
4 They said moreover unto Pharaoh, For 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 dwell in the land of Goshen.
5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father and
thy brethren are come unto thee:
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 among 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.
10 And Jacob blessed 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
Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded.
12 And Joseph nourished 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 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.
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 why
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
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
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 Only 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
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 little ones.
25 And they said, Thou hast saved our lives: let us find grace
in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants.
26 And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this
day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth part; except the land of the priests
only, which became not Pharaoh's.
27 And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of
Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.
28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the
whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.
29 And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called
his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, put,
I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me
not, I pray thee, in Egypt:
30 But I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out
of Egypt, and bury me in their buryingplace. And he said, I will do as thou hast
31 And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And
Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head.
1 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
2 And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph
cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.
3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto
me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,
4 And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and
multiply thee, and I will make of thee a multitude of people; and will give this
land to thy seed after thee for an everlasting possession.
5 And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were
born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are
mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.
6 And thy issue, which thou begettest after them, shall be
thine, and shall be called after the name of their brethren in their
7 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
unto Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same is
8 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are
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.
10 Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could
not see. And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced
11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy
face: and, lo, God hath showed me also thy seed.
12 And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he
bowed himself with his face to the earth.
13 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 unto him.
14 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.
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, it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to
remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.
18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this
is the firstborn; 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, and his seed shall become a multitude
20 And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel
bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim
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.
22 Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy
brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my
1 And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves
together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.
2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob;
and hearken unto Israel your father.
3 Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the
beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of
4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou
wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.
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 selfwill they digged down a wall.
7 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
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
9 Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art
gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall
rouse him up?
10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from
between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the
11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the
choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of
12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with
13 Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be
for an haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon.
14 Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens:
15 And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was
pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.
16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path,
that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.
18 I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.
19 Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at
20 Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield
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:
23 The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and
24 But 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, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:
26 The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the
blessings of my progenitors unto 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 brethren.
27 Benjamin shall ravin 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; every one according to his
blessing he 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 the Hittite,
30 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.
31 There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they
buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah.
32 The purchase of the field and of the cave that is therein
was from the children of Heth.
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.
1 And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him,
and kissed him.
2 And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to
embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.
3 And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are
fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned for
him threescore and ten days.
4 And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph
spake unto the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found grace in your eyes,
speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, 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, according
as he made thee swear.
7 And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him went
up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of
the land of Egypt,
8 And all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his
father's house: only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they
left in the land of Goshen.
9 And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen:
and it was a very great company.
10 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.
11 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
12 And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them:
13 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.
14 And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and
all that went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.
15 And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead,
they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all
the evil which we did unto him.
16 And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father
did command before he died, saying,
17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the
trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now,
we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And
Joseph wept when they spake unto him.
18 And his brethren also went and fell down before his face;
and they said, Behold, we be thy servants.
19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place
20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it
unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your
little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.
22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house: and
Joseph lived an hundred and ten years.
23 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
24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will
surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to
Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying,
God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.
26 So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they
embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.
**This is the first book in the Old Testament so the Prev Book refers to the
first book in the New Testament.