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Beginning of the famine.
Jacob's sons imprisoned.
q ch. 46. 20. & 48.5.
ver. 45. 2 Sam. 8. 18. about 1712.
|| That is,
rch. 49. 22.
s Ps. 105. 16.
Acts 7. 11. t ver. 30.
h ch, 37, 30. Lan. 5. 7. See ch.44.20.
† Heb, all
wherein was, uch. 42. 6. &
47. 14, 24. x Deut. 9. 28.
B. C. he left numbering ; for it was without down themselves before him with their B. C. 1707. about 1715. number.
faces to the earth.
which Asenath the daughter of Poti- strange unto them, and spake + rough- 1 Heb. hard || Or, prince, pherah priest of On bare unto him. ly unto them; and he said unto them,
things with 51 And Joseph called the name of Whence come ye? And they said,
the firstborn | Manasseh : For God, From the land of Canaan to buy || That is, For- said he, hath made me forget all my food. getting. toil, and all my father's house.
8 And Joseph knew his brethren, about 1711. 52 And the name of the second called but they knew not him.
he | Ephraim : For God hath caused 9 And Joseph remembered the 8 ch. 37. 5. 9. Fruitful. 1708.
me to be "fruitful in the land of my dreams which he dreamed of them,
and said unto them, Ye are spies;
10 And they said unto him, Nay,
12 And he said unto them, Nay, but
in the land of Canaan; and, behold,
Ye are spies :
brother come hither.
16 Send one of you, and let him CHAPTER XLII.
fetch your brother, and ye shall be
They are imprisoned by Joseph as spies; 18 but are be proved, whether there be any truth
17 And he put them all together Heb. gather1707.
Tow when a Jacob saw that there into ward three days.
was corn in Egypt, Jacob said 18 And Joseph said unto them the
20 But'bring your youngest brother 1 ver. 34.
ified, and ye shall not die. And they
brother, in that we saw the anguish
22 And Reuben answered them, say6 And Joseph was the governor ing, °Spake I not unto you, saying, over the land, and he it was that Do not sin against the child; and ye sold to all the people of the land : and would not hear ? therefore, behold, Joseph's brethren came, and "bowed | also his blood is Prequired.
26. & 17. 55.
a Acts 7. 12.
Neh. 5. 15.
b ch. 43. 8. Ps. 118. 17. Is. 38. 1.
och. 37. 21.
11. 50, 51.
ech. 41. 41.
f ch. 37. 7.
Their return to Jacob.
Jacob sendeth Benjamin.
z ver. 13.
a ver. 4.
ch. 44. 29. b chi. 37. 35. & 44. 31.
a ch. 41. 54, 57.
4 Matt. 5. 44. Rom. 12. 17, 20, 21.
r See ch. 43. 21.
+ Heb. went
$ ver. 7.
B. C. 1707. 23 And they knew not that Joseph 38 And he said, My son shall not B. C. 1707.
understood them; for the spake unto go down with you; for 2 his brother | Heb. an in- them by an interpreter.
is dead, and he is left alone : a if mis-
Jacob is hardly persuaded to send Benjamin. 15 Jo-
ND the famine was
sore in the
27 And as "one of them opened his brought out of Egypt, their father
3 And Judah spake unto him, say-
testing proMy money is restored; and, lo, it is unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my even in my sack: and their heart face, except your bbrother be with b ch. 42. 20. &
+ failed them, and they were afraid, you. forth.
saying one to another, What is this 4 If thou wilt send our brother with
us, we will go down and buy thee
unto us, Ye shall not see my face, ex-
ye so ill with me, as to tell the man
7 And they said, The man tasked us f Heb. asking
this day with our father in the have ye another brother? and we told land of Canaan.
him according to the + tenor of these + Heb. mouth. 33 And the man, the lord of the words. Could we certainly know Heb. Know
ing could we t ver. 15, 19, country, said unto us, *Hereby shall that he would say, Bring your broth
I know that ye are true men ; leave er down?
will arise and go ; that we may live,
Philem. 18, and ye shall u traffick in the land. bring him not unto thee, and set him
35 I And it came to pass as they before thee, then let me bear the blame
11 And their father Israel said unto
and almonds : 37 And Reuben spake unto his fa- 12 And take double money in your ther, saying, Slay my two sons, if I hand; and the money fthat was brought rch. 42. 25, 35. bring him not to thee: deliver him again in the mouth of your sacks, carry into my hand, and I will bring him it again in your hand; peradventure to thee again.
it was an oversight.
c chi 44. 32.
uch. 34. 10.
x See ch. 43. 21.
y ch. 43. 14.
Prov. 18. 16. e ch. 37. 25. Jer. 8. 22.
Joseph's brethren afraid.
His policy to stay them.
0 ch. 37, 7, 10.
& Esth. 4. 16.
8 ch. 42. 24.
h ch. 24. 2. 8.
t ver. 25.
+ Heb. cat.
uch. 46. 34. Ex. 8. 26.
+ Heb. roll
down we came down.
B. C. 1707. 13 Take also your brother, and arise, our father is in good health, he is yet B. C. 1707. go again unto the man :
alive. And they bowed down their
send away your other brother, and saw his brother Benjamin, P his moth- P ch. 35. 17, 18. il Or, And I, Benjamin. & || If I be bereaved of my er's son, and said, Is this your youngbeon, &c. children, I am bereaved.
er brother, ?of whom ye spake unto q ch. 42. 13. 15 9 And the men took that present, me? And he said, God be gracious and they took double money in their unto thee, my son. hand, and Benjamin ; and rose up, 30 And Joseph made haste; for " his r1 Kings 3. 26. and went down to Egypt, and stood bowels did yearn upon his brother : before Joseph.
and he sought where to weep; and he 16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin entered into his chamber, and swept
with them, he said to the hruler of there.
Set on t bread.
for the Egyptians, which did eat with
youth: and the men marvelled one
of Joseph's house, and they communed 34 And he took and sent messes unto i ch. 42. 3, 10. with him at the door of the house, them from before him: but Benja†Heb. coming 20 And said, O sir, i t we came indeed min's mess was * five times so much x ch. 45. 22.
down at the first time to buy food : as any of theirs. And they drank, k ch. 42. 27,35. 21 And kit came to pass, when we and † were merry with him. came to the inn, that we opened our
Hag. 1. 6. sacks, and, behold, every man's money
CHAPTER XLIV. was in the mouth of his sack, our
Joseph's policy to stay his brethren. 14 Judah's money in full weight: and we have
humble supplication to Joseph, brought it again in our hand.
ND he commanded † the steward 1 Heb. him
money in his sack's mouth.
3 As soon as the morning was light,
25 And they made ready the present said unto his steward, Up, follow after
26 9 And when Joseph came home, have ye rewarded evil for good ?
was in their hand into the house, drinketh, and whereby indeed he il di- Or, miketh m ch. 37. 7, 10. and mbowed themselves to him to the vineth? ye have done evil in so doing. earth.
6 [ And he overtook them, and he † Heb. peace,
27 And he asked them of their † wel spake unto them these same words. + Heb.Is there fare, and said, +Is your father well, 7 And they said unto him, Wherepeace to your the old man "of whom ye spake? Is fore saith my lord these words? God father. nch. 42.11, 13. he yet alive?
forbid that thy servants should do ac28 And they answered, Thy servant cording to this thing :
† Heb. drank
John 2. 10.
that Was over his house.
+ Heb. your
I ch. 18. 4. & 24. 32.
ch. 37. 14.
Joseph sendeth for his father.
Jacob cometh into Egypt.
b ch. 37. 28.
c IB40, 2.
2 Cor. 2. 7. | Heb, neither
eyes. d ch. 50. 20. Ps. 105.16, 17. See 2 Sam. 16. 10, 11. Acts 4.27, 28.
k ch. 43. 34.
e ch. 41. 43.
Job 29. 16.
1 Job 29. 24. Ps. 126. 1. Luke 24. 11, 41.
I ch. 47. 1.
B. C. 1707. 4 And Joseph said unto his brethren, and for your wives, and bring your B. C. 1707.
Come near to me, I pray you. And father, and come.
# nor angry with yourselves, that ye so: and Joseph gave them wagons, lentoeremewole sold me hither : à for God did send according to the + commandment of Heb. mouth,
me before you to preserve life. Pharaoh, and gave them provision
6 For these two years hath the fam- for the way.
shall neither be earing nor harvest. he gave three hundred pieces of silver, † Heb. to put 7 And God sent me before you + to and kfive changes of raiment.
preserve you a posterity in the earth, 23 And to his father he sent after
the good things of Egypt, and ten
me e a father to Pharaoh, and lord of 24 So he sent his brethren away, Judg. 17. 10.
all his house, and a ruler throughout and they departed: and he said unto
them, See that ye fall not out by the
26. And told him, saying, Joseph is
11 And there will I nourish thee; of Joseph, which he had said unto
12 And, behold, your eyes see, and vived.
go and see him before I die.
he with his household goeth into Egypt. 8 The
number of his family that went into Egypt. 28
Joseph meeteth Jacob. 31 He instructeth his breth14 And he fell upon his brother
16 | And the fame thereof was heard visions of the night, and said, Jacob,
Job 33.14, 15. brethren are come: and it + pleased 3 And he said, I am God, the God d ch. 28. 13. Pharaoh well, and his servants. of thy father : fear not to go down
17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, into Egypt; for I will there emake
Egypt; and I will also surely s bring
of Egypt, and ye shall eat i the fat of sheba : and the sons of Israel carried Num. 18. 12, the land.
Jacob their father, and their little 19 Now thou art commanded, this ones, and their wives, in the wagons do ye; take you wagons out of the which Pharaoh had sent to carry k ch.45. 19, 21. land of Egypt for your little ones, him.
8 ch. 42. 23.
h Acts 7. 14.
ren how to answer to Pharaoh.
Benjamin'syeneck, orands wept; and AND Iisrael took his journey with