Page images

Jacob goeth into Egypt.


he gave three hundred pieces of silver, a ch. 38, 3, 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 them not.

7, 10.

1 Heb.

carrying. 61 Ch. 7. 1.

2 Or, Puah,

and Jashub.

Dan. 4.12,21. ch. 29. 32

-30. 21.

3 Nu. 26. 15-17 Zephon. 4 Or, Ozni.

or, Arod.

6 Heb. his.

27 And they told him all the words of
Joseph, which he had said unto them:
and when he saw the wagons which ver. 19, 21.
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.


AND Israel took his journey with all Athahebat, and cane to Beersheba, А

and offered sacrifices kunto 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: 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 with him:

ch. 46. 5.

Nu. 7. 3, 6. 9 ch. 30. 10-13.

h ch. 29. 24. ich. 41. 50.

The sons of Jacob.

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 2 Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron. 14 And the sons of Zebulum; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.

15 These be the sons of Leah, which 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; 3Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and 5Arodi, 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 daugh ter, and these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls.

19 The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife;

ch. 21. 31, 33 Joseph, and Benjamin.

& 26, 23, 33
& 29. 10.

7 Or, prince.
ch. 41. 45.
k ch. 26. 24, 25.
1 Ch. 7. 6-12
&& 1.

So ch. 15. 1. 8 Nu. 26. 38, Ahiram.

9 Nu. 26. 39, Shupham. 1 Ch. 7. 12, Skuppim 10 Higham, Nut. 26. 39. n ch. 28. 13. ch. 12. 2.

Deu. 26, 5.

11 Or,
Nu. 26. 42.

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

ch. 30. 5-8. ch. 29. 29. 12 Heb. thigh.

8 ch. 50. 1.

t ch. 45. 19, 21. 27.

7 His sons, and his sons' sons with him, his daughters, and his sons' daughters, Ex. 1. 5. 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.

Deu. 10, 22.
Ac. 7. 14.
ch. 37. 35.

ch. 45. 10. To ver. 11, Er. 6. 14-25.

Ex. 1. 1-5. y Nu. 26. 5, &c. 1 Ch. 5. 1-3.

z ch. 15. 14.
13 Or,
14 Or, Jarih.

9 And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch,
and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.
10 And the sons of Simeon; 13 Jemuel,
and Jamin, and Ohad, and 14 Jachin, and
15 Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaan-15 Or, Zerah.
itish woman.

a ch. 47. 1. 16 Or, Gershom.

11 And the sons of Levi; 16 Gershon,1 Ch. 6. 1. Kohath, and Merari.

12 And the sons of Judah; Er, and Oman, and Shelah, and Pharez, and

c1 Ch. 2. 3 & 4. 21.

20 And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah 7priest of On bare unto him.

21 And the sons of Benjamin were Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, 8 Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and 10 Huppim, and Ard.

22 These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob: all the souls were fourteen.


And the sons of Dan; 11 Hushim. 24 And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem.

5These 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 12 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: "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 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

Jacob set before Pharaoh.


[blocks in formation]

3 And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, AWhat 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 wech. 15. 13. come; for thy servants have no pasture for their flocks; for the famine is sore in the land of Canaan: now therefore,

Deu. 26. 5.

we pray thee, let thy servants kdwell ink eh. 46, 34 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; inch. 20. 15. 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: m Ear. 7. 24. and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, 4How 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.

3 Or,


See ch. 41.45.

4 Heb. How

many are
the days of
the years of
thy life?
ver, 28.

P. 39. 12.

He. 11. 9, 13. o ch. 25, 7 & 35. 28. P Ex. 1. 11 & 12. 37. 7 ver. 6.

r ch. 45. 11 & 50. 21.

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 PRameses, as 5 Or, Pharaoh had commanded.

12 And Joseph "nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father's household, with bread, 5according to their families.

as a little child is nourished. Heb. according

to the little ones.

13 And there was no bread in all the 6 or, princes. land; for the famine was very sore, so

ver. 22.

Joseph buyeth the land.

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 unte 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 2fed 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 "Only the land of the 3 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 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.

[blocks in formation]

27 And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, "in the country of Goshen and a ch. 45. 10. they had possessions therein, and grew, b ch. 46. 3. 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 Israele 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 said.

31 And he said, 'Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And "Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head.


ND it came to pass after these things, A that came told Joseph, Behold, thy father is sick and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.

2 And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.

1 Heb. the days of the years of Deu. 31. 14 his life.

1 Ki. 2. 1.

d ch. 24. 2.

ch. 24. 49.
ch. 50. 25.
2 Sa. 19. 37.

ch. 17. 1 & 24. 40. ich. 49. 29 & 50. 5, 13. ch. 28. 13, 15

& 31. 11,
13, 24.

Isa. 44. 22, 23

& 49. 7. ch. 21. 23, 24. m Am. 9. 12.

Ac. 15. 17. n ch. 48. 2.

1 Ki. 1. 47. Cp. He. 11. 21.

2 Heb. as fishes do increase.

3 was evil in his eyes. o ch. 17. 1.

Pch. 28. 13, 19 & 35, 6, 9, &c. ver. 14. Nu. 1. 33, 35 & 2. 19, 21. Deu. 33. 17.

3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at PLuz 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 thych. 17. 8. seed after thee for an everlasting possession.

Heb. fulness.

u. 4. 11, 12. ch. 41. 50-52 & 46, 20. Jos. 13. 7 & 14. 4.

51 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 Reubench. and Simeon, they shall be mine.

46. 4

& 50, 21.

x Jos. 24. 32. Jn. 4. 5,

6 And thy issue, which thou begettest after them, shall be thine, and shall be y ch. 35. 9-19. called after the name of their brethren inch, 35. 16. a To ver. 27, their inheritance. Deu. 33. 6-25.

Deu. 4. 30. Isa. 2. 2. Jer. 23, 20. Dan. 2. 28. e ch. 27. 4

7 And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land Nu. 24. 14. 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 Beth-lehem. 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. 10 Now the eyes of Israel were 5 dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them near unto him; and 9 he kissed them, and embraced them. 11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed.

& 49. 25, 26. He. 11. 21. d ch. 29. 32. ch. 27. 1. 5 Heb. heavy. Deu. 21. 17.

Ps. 78. 51 & 105, 36, g ch. 27. 27. Heb. do not thou excel. h ch. 35. 22. 1 Ch. 5. 1. 7 Or, my couch is gone.

and his two sons.

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 Isac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day,

16 The Angel which kredeemed 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 2 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 3displeased 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 of nations.

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 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.

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 bow.


a AND Jacob called unto his sons, and 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 dmy firstborn, my might, fand the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:

4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it: 7he went up to my couch.

Blessings of the twelve tribes. GENESIS 49

[blocks in formation]



e Zech. 14. 1.

ch. 29. 35


1 Ch. 3. 2.

2 Sa, 22. 41.

Deu. 33. 22.

Nu. 23. 24 & 24. 9. Rev. 5. 5. k ver. 33. ch. 25. 8. ch. 47. 30.

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 people be. In 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 grapes:

12 His "eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

13 Zebulun shall dwell at the haven

[ocr errors]

ch. 23, 9

& 50, 13.

Nu. 24. 17. Ps. 60. 7

Zech. 10. 11.

& 108. 8. So Deu. 28. 57.

Ezek. 21. 27. Isa. 2. 2 & 11. 10

& 49, 6, 7 & 55. 4, 5.

of the sea; and he shall be for an haven ir ch. 23. 16, 17. of ships; and his border shall be untoch, 23, 19 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.


Pro. 23. 29.

t ch. 35. 29.

v Deu. 33. 18, 19. Jos. 19.

10, 11.

w ver. 29. r Jos. 16. 10.

16 Dan shall judge his people, as one y 2 Ki. 13. 14. of the tribes of Israel.

17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, San 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, da 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.


ch. 30, 6

ver. 26.

Cp. 2 Ch.
16. 14.

Lk. 23. 56. Jn. 19. 39,40. 3 Heb. aa arrow-snake.

Ps. 25. 5.

Isa. 25. 9. 4 Heb. wept.

e Nu. 20. 29. Deu. 31. 8 with ver. 10. 1 Sa. 31. 13. Job 2. 13.

22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose 5 branches d ch. 30. 11 run over the wall:

23 The archers have ƒ sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:

24 But his bow abode in strength, and

marg. 5 Heb. daughters.

2 Ch. 16. 14 Isa. 22. 16. Mt. 27. 60.

The death of Jacob.

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 dravin 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 kam 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. CHAPTER 50

AND Joseph fell upon his father's face,

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 4 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,

the arms of his hands were made strong ch. 37. 24, 28 thy father, according as he made thee by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel :)

25k 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

[blocks in formation]

Jacob is buried in Canaan.


[blocks in formation]
[ocr errors]

i ch. 15. 14 & 46, 4

& 48. 21. Ex. 3. 16, 17, He. 11. 22. ch. 15. 18. k Ex. 13. 19. Jos. 24. 32.

4 Heb. charged. ver. 2.

The death of Joseph.

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 of God?

20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but dGod 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 2kindly 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 3 brought up upon Joseph's knees.

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 jwhich 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.





W these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob.

2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, 4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. 5 And all the souls that came out of the 1loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already.

6 And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation.

7 And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them. 8 Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.

[blocks in formation]
« PreviousContinue »