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Beginning of the famine.


Jacob's sons imprisoned.


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. q ch. 46. 20. &

| 50 9 And unto Joseph were born two ✓ And Joseph saw his brethren, and 48, 5. sons before the years of famine came: he knew them, but made himself which Asenath the daughter of Poti- strange unto them, and spake t rough † Heb, hard

things with || Or, prince, pherah | priest of On bare unto him. ly unto them; and he said unto them,

them. ver. 45. 2 Sam. 8. 18. 51 And Joseph called the name of Whence come ye? And they said, about 1712. | the firstborn Il 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. I 8 And Joseph knew his brethren, about 1711. 52 And the name of the second called but they knew not him. || That is,

he || Ephraim : For God hath caused 9 And Joseph Sremembered the 18 ch. 37.5, 9. Fruitful. 1708.

me to be "fruitful in the land of my dreams which he dreamed of them,
rch. 49. 22.

and said unto them, Ye are spies;
53 | And the seven years of plente- to see the nakedness of the land ye
ousness, that was in the land of Egypt, are come.
were ended.

10 And they said unto him, Nay, s Ps. 105. 16. | 54 And the seven years of dearth my lord, but to buy food are thy serActs 7. 11.

began to come, according as Joseph vants come. t ver. 30.

had said : and the dearth was in all 11 We are all one man's sons; we are
lands ; but in all the land of Egypt true men, thy servants are no spies.
there was bread.

12 And he said unto them, Nay, but
55 And when all the land of Egypt to see the nakedness of the land ye
was famished, the people cried to are come.
Pharaoh for bread : and Pharaoh said 13 And they said, Thy servants are
unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Jo- twelve brethren, the sons of one man
seph; what he saith to you, do. . l in the land of Canaan; and, behold,

56 And the famine was over all the the youngest is this day with our fa-
face of the earth : and Joseph opened ther, and one his not.

h ch. 37. 30.

Lan. 5. 7. + Heb. all + all the storehouses, and u sold unto | 14 And Joseph said unto them, That | See ch. 44.20.

wherein was, the Egyptians; and the famine wax- | is it that I spake unto you, saying, uch. 42. 6. & 47. 14, 24. ed sore in the land of Egypt. | Ye are spies : x Deut. 9. 28. 57 * And all countries came into 15 Hereby ye shall be proved : i By i See 1 Sam. 1.

26. & 17.55. Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; be- | the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go cause that the famine was so sore in forth hence, except your youngest all lands.

brother come hither.

16 Send one of you, and let him CHAPTER XLII.

fetch your brother, and ye shall be Jacob sendeth his ten sons to buy corn in Egypt. 16

| Heb. bound. They are imprisoned by Joseph as spies ; 18 but are l be proved: whether there be onu truth set at liberty, on condition that they bring Benjamin, 21 Their remorse on account of Joseph. 24 Šimeon | in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh is kept as a pledge. 25 They return home with corn, and with their money. 29 Their report to Jacob. | Surely ye are spies. 36 Jacob refuseth to send Benjamin. | 17 And he put them all together + Heb. gather

| ed. 1707. N OW when a Jacob saw that there into ward three days. a Acts 7. 12. I was corn in Egypt, Jacob said | 18 And Joseph said unto them the unto his sons, Why do ye look one third day, This do, and live; k for I | Lev. 25. 43.

Neh. 5. 15. upon another?

fear God:
2 And he said, Behold, I have heard 19 If ye be true men, let one of your
that there is corn in Egypt: get you brethren be bound in the house of

down thither, and buy for us from your prison : go ye, carry corn for
b ch. 43. 8. thence; that we may blive, and not the famine of your houses:
Ps. 118. 17.

die. Is. 38. 1.

20 But'bring your youngest brother 1 ver. 34. 31 And Joseph's ten brethren went unto me; so shall your words be ver

ch. 43. 5. &

44. 23. down to buy corn in Egypt.

ified, and ye shall not die. And they 4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, did so.

Jacob sent not with his brethren ; for 21 | And they said one to another, c ver. 38. he said, “ Lest peradventure mischief m We are verily guilty concerning our m Job 36.8, 9. befall him. brother, in that we saw the anguish

Hos. 5. 15. 5 And the sons of Israel came to of his soul, when he besought us, and buy corn among those that came : for we would not hear; n therefore is this n Prov. 21. 13

Matt. 7. 2. d Acts 7. 11. the famine was din the land of Ca distress come upon us. naan.

22 And Reuben answered them, say

och. 37. 21. 6 And Joseph was the governor ing, °Spake I not unto you, saying,

p ch. 9.5. ech. 41. 41. e over the land, and he it was that Do not sin against the child; and ye 1 Kings 2. 32. sold to all the people of the land : and would not hear ? therefore, behold,

2 Chr. 24. 22.

Ps.9.12. Luke fch. 37. 7. Joseph's brethren came, and bowed also his blood is P required.

11. 50, 51.

Their return to Jacob.


Jacob sendeth Benjamin.

was between them.

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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

is dead, and he is left alone : a if misthem by an interpreter.

z ver. 13. terpreter

ch. 37. 33. & 24 And he turned himself about from chief befall him by the way in the 44. 28. them, and wept; and returned to them which ye go, then shall ye b bring a ver.4.0 again, and communed with them, and down my gray hairs with sorrow to l bichi 32.358 took from them Simeon, and bound the grave.

44. 31. him before their eyes. 25 | Then Joseph commanded to fill


Jacob is hardly persuaded to send Benjamin. 15 Jotheir sacks with corn, and to restore

seph entertaineth his brethren. 31 He maketh them every man's money into his sack, and a feast.

to give them provision for the way: AND the famine was a sore in the a ch. 41.54, 4 Matt. 5. 44. and 9 thus did he unto them.

A land. Rom. 12. 17, 26 And they laded their asses with 2 And it came to pass, when they 20, 21.

the corn, and departed thence. | had eaten up the corn which they had r See ch. 43. 27 And as 'one of them opened his brought out of Egypt, their father

sack to give his ass provender in the said unto them, Go again, buy us a
inn, he espied his money; for, behold, little food.
it was in his sack's mouth.

3 And Judah spake unto him, say-
28 And he said unto his brethren, ing, The man did solemnly protest | Heb. pro-
My money is restored ; and, lo, it is unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my

testing pro

tested. even in my sack: and their heart face, except your b brother be with | b ch. 42. 20. & + failed them, and they were afraid, you.

44. 23. forth.

saying one to another, What is this 4 If thou wilt send our brother with
that God hath done unto us? | us, we will go down and buy thee

29 | And they came unto Jacob their food :
father unto the land of Canaan, and 5 But if thou wilt not send him, we
told him all that befell unto them; will not go down : for the man said

unto us, Ye shall not see my face, exs ver. 7.

30 The man, who is the lord of the cept your brother be with you. + Heb. with us | land, sspake + roughly to us, and took 6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt hard things. us for spies of the country.

ye so ill with me, as to tell the man 31 And we said unto him, We are whether ye had yet a brother? true men; we are no spies : 17 And they said, The man tasked us | Heb. asking

asked us. 32 We be twelve brethren, sons of our straitly of our state, and of our kinfather; one is not, and the youngest dred, saying, Is your father yet alive? is 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- more?

I know that ye are true men ; leave er down?
one of your brethren here with me, 8 And Judah said unto Israel his fa-
and take food for the famine of your ther, Send the lad with me, and we |
households, and be gone:

will arise and go; that we may live,
34 And bring your youngest brother and not die, both we, and thou, and
unto me: then shall I know that ye also our little ones.
are no spies, but that ye are true men: | 9 I will be surety for him ; of my
so will I deliver you your brother, hand shalt thou require him: Cif I ch. 44. 32.

Philem. 18, u ch. 34. 10. and ye shall • traffick in the land. bring him not unto thee, and set him 19.

35 | And it came to pass as they before thee, then let me bear the blame x See ch. 43. emptied their sacks, that, behold, Yev- for ever:

ery man's bundle of money was in his 10 For except we had lingered, sure-
sack: and when both. they and their ly now we had returned Il this second 11.0r, twice by




y ch. 43. 14.

were afraid.

11 And their father Israel said unto 36 And Jacob their father said unto them, If it must be so now, do this ; them, Me have ye y bereaved of my take of the best fruits in the land in children : Joseph is not, and Simeon your vessels, and d carry down the a ch. 32. 20. is not, and ye will take Benjamin man a present, a little e balm, and a Prov. 18. 16.

e ch. 37. 25. away: all these things are against little honey, spices and myrrh, nuts Jer. 8. 22. me.

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 ch. 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.

Joseph's brethren afraid.


His policy to stay them.

as I



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 14 And God Almighty give you heads, and made obeisance.

0 ch. 37.7, 10. mercy before the man, that he may 29 And he lifted up his eyes, and & Esth. 4. 16. 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.

15 4 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 sch. 42. 24. h ch. 24. 2. & 4 v

with them, he said to the hruler of there. 39. 4. & 44. 1. I his house. Bring these men home, and 31 And he washed his face, and went + Heb. kill a | t slay, and make ready ; for these men out, and refrained himself, and said, 1 Sam. 23. 11. shall + dine with me at noon.

Set on t bread.

t ver, 25. | Heb. cat. . 117 And the man did as Joseph bade; l 32 And they set on for him by him

and the man brought the men into self, and for them by themselves, and
Joseph's house.

for the Egyptians, which did eat with
18 And the men were afraid, because him, by themselves: because the
they were brought into Joseph's house; Egyptians might not eat bread with
and they said, Because of the money the Hebrews; for that is uan abomi- u ch. 46. 34.
that was returned in our sacks at the nation unto the Egyptians.

Ex. 8. 26. first time are we brought in ; that he 33 And they sat before him, the † Heb. roll may tseek occasion against us, and firstborn according to his birthright, himself up

fall upon us, and take us for bond- and the youngest according to his Job 30. 14. men, and our asses.

youth: and the men marvelled one 19 And they came near to the steward at another.

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, it we came indeed min's mess was * five times so much x ch. 45. 22. down.

down at the first time to buy food: as any of theirs. And they drank, k chi 42, 27,35. | 21 And kit came to pass, when we | and † were merry with him.

† Heb. drank

largely. See came to the inn, that we opened our

Hag. 1. 6. sacks, and, behold, every man's money


John 2. 10. 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. AND he commanded † the steward 1 Heb. him

that was
22 Ănd other money have we brought A of his house, saying, Fill the
down in our hands to buy food: we men's sacks with food, as much as
cannot tell who put our money in our they can carry, and put every man's

money in his sack's mouth.
23 And he said, Peace be to you, 2 And put my cup, the silver cup,
fear not: your God, and the God of in the sack's mouth of the youngest,

your father, hath given you treasure and his corn money. And he did ac† Heb. your in your sacks : +I had your money. cording to the word that Joseph had And he brought Simeon out unto spoken.

3 As soon as the morning was light, 24 And the man brought the men the men were sent away, they and

into Joseph's house, and gave them their asses. 24. 32.

water, and they washed their feet; 4 And when they were gone out of

on us,

down wecane

over his house.

money came to me.



against Joseph came at noon : for they the men; and when thou dost over-
heard that they should eat bread there. take them, say unto them, Wherefore

26 T And when Joseph came home, have ye rewarded evil for good ?
they brought him the present which 5 Is not this it in which my lord

was in their hand into the house, drinketh, and whereby indeed he ll di- / || Or, m.iketh 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. ch. 37. 14. | Heb.Is there

| fare, and said, +Is your father well, 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 :


Joseph sendeth for his father.


Jacob cometh into Egypt.


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Job 29. 16.

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.

they came near. And he said, I am 20 Also + regard not your stuff; for 1 Heb. let not b ch. 37. 28. Joseph your brother, whom ye sold the good of all the land of Egypt is

spare, &c. into Egypt.

yours. c 18. 40. 2.

2cm.:22. I 5 Now therefore be not grieved, 21 And the children of Israel did
+ Heb. neither #nor angry with yourselves, that ye so: and Joseph gave them wagons,
let there be
anger in your

sold me hither : d for God did send according to the commandment of Heb. mouth, eyes. me before you to preserve life.

Num. 3. 16.

Pharaoh, and gave them provision d ch. 50. 20.

6 For these two years hath the fam- for the way. Ps. 105.16, 17. See 2 Sam. ine been in the land : and yet there 22 To all of them he gave each man 16. 10, 11. Acts 4.27, 28.1 27. 28. are five years, in the which there changes of raiment; but to Benjamin

shall neither be earing nor harvest. he gave three hundred pieces of silver, # Heb. to put in And God sent me before you tto and k five changes of raiment.

k ch. 43. 34. remnant.

preserve you a posterity in the earth, 23 And to his father he sent after
and to save your lives by a great de- this manner; ten asses + laden with | Heb. carry-

the good things of Egypt, and ten
8 So now it was not you that sent me she asses laden with corn and bread

hither, but God: and he hath made and meat for his father by the way.
e ch. 41. 43. 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
all the land of Egypt.

them, See that ye fall not out by the
9 Haste ye, and go up to my father, way.
and say unto him, Thus saith thy son 25 | And they went up out of Egypt,
Joseph, God hath made me lord of all and came into the land of Canaan un-
Egypt: come down unto me, tarry to Jacob their father,

I Job 29. 24. not:

26. And told him, saying, Joseph is! Ps. 126. 1;.

Luke 24. 11, I ch. 47.1. 10 And thou shalt dwell in the land yet alive, and he is governor over all | 41.

of Goshen, and thou shalt be near the land of Egypt. And + Jacob's + Heb. his.
unto me, thou, and thy children, and heart fainted, for he believed them
thy children's children, and thy flocks, not.
and thy herds, and all that thou hast: 27 And they told him all the words

11 And there will I nourish thee; of Joseph, which he had said unto
for yet there are five years of famine ; | them: and when he saw the wagons
lest thou, and thy household, and all which Joseph had sent to carry him,
that thou hast, come to poverty. the spirit of Jacob their father re-

12 And, behold, your eyes see, and vived.

the eyes of my brother Benjamin, 28 And Israel said, It is enough ; & ch. 42. 23. that it is & my mouth that speaketh Joseph my son is yet alive : I will unto you.

go and see him before I die. 13 And ye shall tell my father of all

CHAPTER XLVI. my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye |

Jacob is comforted by God at Beer-sheba. 5 Thence have seen ; and ye shall haste and he with his household goeth into Egypt. 8 The h Acts 7. 14. h bring down my father hither.

number of his family that went into Egypt. 28

Joseph meeteth Jacob. 31 He instructeth his breth-
14 And he fell upon his brother ren how to answer to Pharaoh.
Benjamin's neck, and wept; and! AND Israel took his journey with 1706.
Benjamin wept upon his neck.

A all that he had, and came to
15 Moreover he kissed all his breth a Beer-sheba, and offered sacrifices a ch. 21. 31, 33.
ren, and wept upon them: and after bunto the God of his father Isaac.

& 28. 10.

b ch.26. 24, 25. that his brethren talked with him. I 2 And God spake unto Israel in the

& 28. 13. & 31. 16 | And the fame thereof was heard visions of the night, and said, Jacob, in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's Jacob: and he said, Here am I.

c ch. 15. 1.

Job 33.14, 15. † Heb: was | brethren are come: and it + pleased 3 And he said, I am God, d the God a ch. 28. 13. good in the cues of Pha

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 emakee ch. 12. 2. ch. 41. 37.

Deut. 26. 5. Say unto thy brethren, This do ye; of thee a great nation. lade your beasts, and go, get you un- 4 I will go down with thee into fch. 28. 15. & to the land of Canaan;

48. 21. Egypt; and I will also surely s bring

g ch. 15. 16. & 18 And take your father and your thee up again: and h Joseph shall 50. 13, 24, 25. households, and come unto me: and put his hand upon thine eyes.

Ex, 3. 8.

h ch. 50. 1. I will give you the good of the land 5 And iJacob rose up from Beer

i Acts. 7. 15. ich. 27. 28. 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 kwhich Pharaoh had sent to carry | k ch. 45. 19, 21. land of Egypt for your little ones, him.

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