Most Popular Bible Verses in Genesis

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1001

The sons of Asher: Imnah and Ishvah and Ishvi and Beriah and their sister Serah And the sons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel.

1002

Then Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted his voice and wept.

1003

for he had possessions of flocks and herds and a great household, so that the Philistines envied him.

1004

Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father. So the physicians embalmed Israel.

1005

"Deliver me, I pray, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, that he will come and attack me and the mothers with the children.

1006

now may it be that the girl to whom I say, 'Please let down your jar so that I may drink,' and who answers, 'Drink, and I will water your camels also'--may she be the one whom You have appointed for Your servant Isaac; and by this I will know that You have shown lovingkindness to my master."

1007

and may God Almighty grant you compassion in the sight of the man, so that he will release to you your other brother and Benjamin And as for me, if I am bereaved of my children, I am bereaved."

1008

Then Leah said, "God has endowed me with a good gift; now my husband will dwell with me, because I have borne him six sons." So she named him Zebulun.

1009

And he spoke with them, saying, "If it is your wish for me to bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and approach Ephron the son of Zohar for me,

1010

These are the sons of Shobal: Alvan and Manahath and Ebal, Shepho and Onam.

1011

against Chedorlaomer king of Elam and Tidal king of Goiim and Amraphel king of Shinar and Arioch king of Ellasar--four kings against five.

1012

Then he came to his father and said, "My father." And he said, "Here I am. Who are you, my son?"

1013

It came about, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out through a window, and saw, and behold, Isaac was caressing his wife Rebekah.

1014

Moreover, whenever the stronger of the flock were mating, Jacob would place the rods in the sight of the flock in the gutters, so that they might mate by the rods;

1015

Then Jacob said to Joseph, "God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me,

1016

"Come and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites and not lay our hands on him, for he is our brother, our own flesh." And his brothers listened to him.

1017

and Mishma and Dumah and Massa,

1018

The servant brought out articles of silver and articles of gold, and garments, and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave precious things to her brother and to her mother.

1019

Now Reuben returned to the pit, and behold, Joseph was not in the pit; so he tore his garments.

1020

Abimelech said, "What is this you have done to us? One of the people might easily have lain with your wife, and you would have brought guilt upon us."

1021

"Then you shall bring it to your father, that he may eat, so that he may bless you before his death."

1022

He took portions to them from his own table, but Benjamin's portion was five times as much as any of theirs. So they feasted and drank freely with him.

1023

As she spoke to Joseph day after day, he did not listen to her to lie beside her or be with her.

1024

"Before I had finished speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder, and went down to the spring and drew, and I said to her, 'Please let me drink.'

1025

She said to him, "I am the daughter of Bethuel, the son of Milcah, whom she bore to Nahor."

1026

Then Leah said, "God has given me my wages because I gave my maid to my husband." So she named him Issachar.

1027

"Now then, come and let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits; and we will say, 'A wild beast devoured him.' Then let us see what will become of his dreams!"

1029

Then Jacob offered a sacrifice on the mountain, and called his kinsmen to the meal; and they ate the meal and spent the night on the mountain.

1030

"So now if you are going to deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me; and if not, let me know, that I may turn to the right hand or the left."

1031

The sons of Midian were Ephah and Epher and Hanoch and Abida and Eldaah. All these were the sons of Keturah.

1032

Reuben further said to them, "Shed no blood. Throw him into this pit that is in the wilderness, but do not lay hands on him"--that he might rescue him out of their hands, to restore him to his father.

1033

Jacob set up a pillar in the place where He had spoken with him, a pillar of stone, and he poured out a drink offering on it; he also poured oil on it.

1034

I have oxen and donkeys and flocks and male and female servants; and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find favor in your sight."'"

1035

It was told to Tamar, "Behold, your father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep."

1036

Hadad and Tema, Jetur, Naphish and Kedemah.

1037

Then Leah said, "Happy am I! For women will call me happy." So she named him Asher.

1038

So when Laban heard the news of Jacob his sister's son, he ran to meet him, and embraced him and kissed him and brought him to his house. Then he related to Laban all these things.

1039

So he fled with all that he had; and he arose and crossed the Euphrates River, and set his face toward the hill country of Gilead.

1040

Then Joseph brought his father Jacob and presented him to Pharaoh; and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

1041

She said to the servant, "Who is that man walking in the field to meet us?" And the servant said, "He is my master." Then she took her veil and covered herself.

1042

and I return to my father's house in safety, then the LORD will be my God.

1043

It came about that from the time he made him overseer in his house and over all that he owned, the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house on account of Joseph; thus the LORD'S blessing was upon all that he owned, in the house and in the field.

1044

When the chief baker saw that he had interpreted favorably, he said to Joseph, "I also saw in my dream, and behold, there were three baskets of white bread on my head;

1045

When the famine was spread over all the face of the earth, then Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold to the Egyptians; and the famine was severe in the land of Egypt.

1046

Then the man said, "They have moved from here; for I heard them say, 'Let us go to Dothan.'" So Joseph went after his brothers and found them at Dothan.

1047

But when Isaac's servants dug in the valley and found there a well of flowing water,

1048

Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your firstborn; I have done as you told me. Get up, please, sit and eat of my game, that you may bless me."

1049

Now the sons of Jacob came in from the field when they heard it; and the men were grieved, and they were very angry because he had done a disgraceful thing in Israel by lying with Jacob's daughter, for such a thing ought not to be done.

1050

"As for Asher, his food shall be rich, And he will yield royal dainties.

1051

"May He also give you the blessing of Abraham, to you and to your descendants with you, that you may possess the land of your sojournings, which God gave to Abraham."

1052

"Now as for the repeating of the dream to Pharaoh twice, it means that the matter is determined by God, and God will quickly bring it about.

1053

He said, "What pledge shall I give you?" And she said, "Your seal and your cord, and your staff that is in your hand." So he gave them to her and went in to her, and she conceived by him.

1054

and they took him and threw him into the pit. Now the pit was empty, without any water in it.

1055

Now forty days were required for it, for such is the period required for embalming. And the Egyptians wept for him seventy days.

1056

But Reuben heard this and rescued him out of their hands and said, "Let us not take his life."

1057

Rebekah was listening while Isaac spoke to his son Esau. So when Esau went to the field to hunt for game to bring home,

1058

Then Israel journeyed on and pitched his tent beyond the tower of Eder.

1059

Then they called Rebekah and said to her, "Will you go with this man?" And she said, "I will go."

1060

"There they buried Abraham and his wife Sarah, there they buried Isaac and his wife Rebekah, and there I buried Leah--

1061

So when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried out to Pharaoh for bread; and Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, "Go to Joseph; whatever he says to you, you shall do."

1062

Then Jacob took a stone and set it up as a pillar.

1063

But Laban said, "It is not the practice in our place to marry off the younger before the firstborn.

1064

Then Esau took his wives and his sons and his daughters and all his household, and his livestock and all his cattle and all his goods which he had acquired in the land of Canaan, and went to another land away from his brother Jacob.

1065

Then Laban said to Jacob, "What have you done by deceiving me and carrying away my daughters like captives of the sword?

1066

Leah's maid Zilpah bore Jacob a son.

1067

"Go now to the flock and bring me two choice young goats from there, that I may prepare them as a savory dish for your father, such as he loves.

1068

the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with the herdsmen of Isaac, saying, "The water is ours!" So he named the well Esek, because they contended with him.

1069

Laban caught up with Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the hill country, and Laban with his kinsmen camped in the hill country of Gilead.

1070

To Sarah he said, "Behold, I have given your brother a thousand pieces of silver; behold, it is your vindication before all who are with you, and before all men you are cleared."

1071

"No, my lord, hear me; I give you the field, and I give you the cave that is in it. In the presence of the sons of my people I give it to you; bury your dead."

1072

"These twenty years I have been in your house; I served you fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flock, and you changed my wages ten times.

1073

Then Rebekah took the best garments of Esau her elder son, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son.

1074

"Did he not himself say to me, 'She is my sister'? And she herself said, 'He is my brother ' In the integrity of my heart and the innocence of my hands I have done this."

1075

"Gather together and hear, O sons of Jacob; And listen to Israel your father.

1076

and he drove away all his livestock and all his property which he had gathered, his acquired livestock which he had gathered in Paddan-aram, to go to the land of Canaan to his father Isaac.

1077

"Are we not reckoned by him as foreigners? For he has sold us, and has also entirely consumed our purchase price.

1078

But they said, "Should he treat our sister as a harlot?"

1079

The sons of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him,

1080

Now his master saw that the LORD was with him and how the LORD caused all that he did to prosper in his hand.

1081

As they journeyed, there was a great terror upon the cities which were around them, and they did not pursue the sons of Jacob.

1082

Laban also gave his maid Zilpah to his daughter Leah as a maid.

1083

Israel said to Joseph, "Are not your brothers pasturing the flock in Shechem? Come, and I will send you to them." And he said to him, "I will go."

1084

"My lord, listen to me; a piece of land worth four hundred shekels of silver, what is that between me and you? So bury your dead."

1085

All who went out of the gate of his city listened to Hamor and to his son Shechem, and every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.

1086

chief Kenaz, chief Teman, chief Mibzar,

1087

When it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob had fled,

1088

So Esau saw that the daughters of Canaan displeased his father Isaac;

1089

He was deeply attracted to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and spoke tenderly to her.

1090

"Now let Pharaoh look for a man discerning and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.

1091

Yet the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.

1092

Meanwhile, the man was gazing at her in silence, to know whether the LORD had made his journey successful or not.

1093

Bilhah conceived and bore Jacob a son.

1094

and you shall say, 'Behold, your servant Jacob also is behind us.'" For he said, "I will appease him with the present that goes before me. Then afterward I will see his face; perhaps he will accept me."

1095

Then Abimelech called Isaac and said, "Behold, certainly she is your wife! How then did you say, 'She is my sister'?" And Isaac said to him, "Because I said, 'I might die on account of her.'"

1096

They said to them, "We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised, for that would be a disgrace to us.

1097

And lo, from the Nile there came up seven cows, sleek and fat; and they grazed in the marsh grass.

1098

"Ask me ever so much bridal payment and gift, and I will give according as you say to me; but give me the girl in marriage."

1099

and the seven years of famine began to come, just as Joseph had said, then there was famine in all the lands, but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.

1100

But Lot went out to them at the doorway, and shut the door behind him,

1101

So he said, "Bring it to me, and I will eat of my son's game, that I may bless you." And he brought it to him, and he ate; he also brought him wine and he drank.

1102

Now when the news was heard in Pharaoh's house that Joseph's brothers had come, it pleased Pharaoh and his servants.

1103

Adah bore Eliphaz to Esau, and Basemath bore Reuel,

1104

His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the saying in mind.

1105

So Abraham rose and bowed to the people of the land, the sons of Heth.

1108

"Behold, I am standing by the spring, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water;

1109

Then Joseph gave orders to fill their bags with grain and to restore every man's money in his sack, and to give them provisions for the journey. And thus it was done for them.

1110

Afterward she bore a daughter and named her Dinah.

1111

So the chief cupbearer told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, "In my dream, behold, there was a vine in front of me;

1112

Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I have had a dream, but no one can interpret it; and I have heard it said about you, that when you hear a dream you can interpret it."

1113

He blessed them that day, saying, "By you Israel will pronounce blessing, saying, 'May God make you like Ephraim and Manasseh!'" Thus he put Ephraim before Manasseh.

1114

Jacob said, "No, please, if now I have found favor in your sight, then take my present from my hand, for I see your face as one sees the face of God, and you have received me favorably.

1115

Abimelech said, "Behold, my land is before you; settle wherever you please."

1116

'Thus you shall say to Joseph, "Please forgive, I beg you, the transgression of your brothers and their sin, for they did you wrong."' And now, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father." And Joseph wept when they spoke to him.

1117

Then the chief cupbearer spoke to Pharaoh, saying, "I would make mention today of my own offenses.

1118

The sons of Naphtali: Jahzeel and Guni and Jezer and Shillem.

1119

So Jacob came to Luz (that is, Bethel), which is in the land of Canaan, he and all the people who were with him.

1120

When Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand on Ephraim's head, it displeased him; and he grasped his father's hand to remove it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's head.

1121

But Jacob's sons answered Shechem and his father Hamor with deceit, because he had defiled Dinah their sister.

1122

Then Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who defeated Midian in the field of Moab, became king in his place; and the name of his city was Avith.

1123

chief Korah, chief Gatam, chief Amalek. These are the chiefs descended from Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Adah.

1124

These are the sons of Ezer: Bilhan and Zaavan and Akan.

1125

And she put the skins of the young goats on his hands and on the smooth part of his neck.

1126

"Behold, seven years of great abundance are coming in all the land of Egypt;

1127

Joseph remembered the dreams which he had about them, and said to them, "You are spies; you have come to look at the undefended parts of our land."

1128

Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed; and he divided the people who were with him, and the flocks and the herds and the camels, into two companies;

1129

When she was in severe labor the midwife said to her, "Do not fear, for now you have another son."

1130

He spoke to Ephron in the hearing of the people of the land, saying, "If you will only please listen to me; I will give the price of the field, accept it from me that I may bury my dead there."

1131

When Abraham's servant heard their words, he bowed himself to the ground before the LORD.

1132

"Hurry and go up to my father, and say to him, 'Thus says your son Joseph, "God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me, do not delay.

1133

Then Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah became king in his place.

1134

but you shall go to my father's house and to my relatives, and take a wife for my son.'

1135

When all the flocks were gathered there, they would then roll the stone from the mouth of the well and water the sheep, and put the stone back in its place on the mouth of the well.

1136

until your brother's anger against you subsides and he forgets what you did to him. Then I will send and get you from there. Why should I be bereaved of you both in one day?"

1137

Then the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt, who were confined in jail, both had a dream the same night, each man with his own dream and each dream with its own interpretation.

1138

Then Isaac said to Jacob, "Please come close, that I may feel you, my son, whether you are really my son Esau or not."

1139

Laban said, "This heap is a witness between you and me this day." Therefore it was named Galeed,

1140

"I said to my master, 'Suppose the woman does not follow me.'

1141

Now when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke to him, saying, "This is what your slave did to me," his anger burned.

1142

Then his brothers said to him, "Are you actually going to reign over us? Or are you really going to rule over us?" So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words.

1143

Then Israel said to Joseph, "Behold, I am about to die, but God will be with you, and bring you back to the land of your fathers.

1144

also Basemath, Ishmael's daughter, the sister of Nebaioth.

1145

"You shall live in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children's children and your flocks and your herds and all that you have.

1146

"Cursed be their anger, for it is fierce; And their wrath, for it is cruel. I will disperse them in Jacob, And scatter them in Israel.

1147

Now when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning at the threshing floor of Atad, they said, "This is a grievous mourning for the Egyptians." Therefore it was named Abel-mizraim, which is beyond the Jordan.

1148

she called to the men of her household and said to them, "See, he has brought in a Hebrew to us to make sport of us; he came in to me to lie with me, and I screamed.

1149

They killed Hamor and his son Shechem with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah from Shechem's house, and went forth.

1150

These then are the records of the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in the hill country of Seir.

1151

The sons of Reuben: Hanoch and Pallu and Hezron and Carmi.

1152

the sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin;

1153

chief Dishon, chief Ezer, chief Dishan. These are the chiefs descended from the Horites, according to their various chiefs in the land of Seir.

1154

Moreover, it took place while she was giving birth, one put out a hand, and the midwife took and tied a scarlet thread on his hand, saying, "This one came out first."

1155

But he refused and said to his master's wife, "Behold, with me here, my master does not concern himself with anything in the house, and he has put all that he owns in my charge.

1156

God gave heed to Leah, and she conceived and bore Jacob a fifth son.

1157

Now it happened one day that he went into the house to do his work, and none of the men of the household was there inside.

1158

"His eyes are dull from wine, And his teeth white from milk.

1159

Then he said to him, "Go now and see about the welfare of your brothers and the welfare of the flock, and bring word back to me." So he sent him from the valley of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.

1160

and Oholibamah bore Jeush and Jalam and Korah. These are the sons of Esau who were born to him in the land of Canaan.

1161

"Let Pharaoh take action to appoint overseers in charge of the land, and let him exact a fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt in the seven years of abundance.

1162

"Please take my gift which has been brought to you, because God has dealt graciously with me and because I have plenty." Thus he urged him and he took it.

1163

He turned away from them and wept But when he returned to them and spoke to them, he took Simeon from them and bound him before their eyes.

1164

He said to them, "Do you know Laban the son of Nahor?" And they said, "We know him."

1165

"It is in my power to do you harm, but the God of your father spoke to me last night, saying, 'Be careful not to speak either good or bad to Jacob.'

1166

"For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting.

1167

But he said to him, "My lord knows that the children are frail and that the flocks and herds which are nursing are a care to me. And if they are driven hard one day, all the flocks will die.

1168

and let us arise and go up to Bethel, and I will make an altar there to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and has been with me wherever I have gone."

1169

Pharaoh was furious with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker.

1170

and take your father and your households and come to me, and I will give you the best of the land of Egypt and you will eat the fat of the land.'

1171

The messengers returned to Jacob, saying, "We came to your brother Esau, and furthermore he is coming to meet you, and four hundred men are with him."

1172

She said, "Drink, my lord"; and she quickly lowered her jar to her hand, and gave him a drink.

1173

These are the sons of Reuel: Nahath and Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah. These were the sons of Esau's wife Basemath.

1174

So Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to his flock in the field,

1175

to Abraham for a possession in the presence of the sons of Heth, before all who went in at the gate of his city.

1176

So Hamor and his son Shechem came to the gate of their city and spoke to the men of their city, saying,

1177

The sons of Dan: Hushim.

1178

Then Rebekah arose with her maids, and they mounted the camels and followed the man. So the servant took Rebekah and departed.

1179

And Abimelech said to Abraham, "What have you encountered, that you have done this thing?"

1180

Now when she had finished giving him a drink, she said, "I will draw also for your camels until they have finished drinking."

1181

When the seven years of plenty which had been in the land of Egypt came to an end,

1182

The chief jailer did not supervise anything under Joseph's charge because the LORD was with him; and whatever he did, the LORD made to prosper.

1183

These are the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Paddan-aram, with his daughter Dinah; all his sons and his daughters numbered thirty-three.

1184

But he said to him, "You yourself know how I have served you and how your cattle have fared with me.

1185

Then Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah became king in his place.

1186

So Abimelech charged all the people, saying, "He who touches this man or his wife shall surely be put to death."

1187

But he himself passed on ahead of them and bowed down to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.

1188

He said, "Be at ease, do not be afraid. Your God and the God of your father has given you treasure in your sacks; I had your money " Then he brought Simeon out to them.

1189

Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac she dismounted from the camel.

1190

and He said to me, 'Behold, I will make you fruitful and numerous, and I will make you a company of peoples, and will give this land to your descendants after you for an everlasting possession.'

1191

Isaac said to his son, "How is it that you have it so quickly, my son?" And he said, "Because the LORD your God caused it to happen to me."

1192

'Is not this the one from which my lord drinks and which he indeed uses for divination? You have done wrong in doing this.'"

1193

Jacob's sons came upon the slain and looted the city, because they had defiled their sister.

1194

When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to his house steward, "Bring the men into the house, and slay an animal and make ready; for the men are to dine with me at noon."

1195

Then he said, "Oh may the Lord not be angry, and I shall speak; suppose thirty are found there?" And He said, "I will not do it if I find thirty there."

1196

Joseph prepared his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel; as soon as he appeared before him, he fell on his neck and wept on his neck a long time.

1197

Then the servant ran to meet her, and said, "Please let me drink a little water from your jar."

1198

So Pharaoh spoke to Joseph, "In my dream, behold, I was standing on the bank of the Nile;

1199

So Judah said, "What can we say to my lord? What can we speak? And how can we justify ourselves? God has found out the iniquity of your servants; behold, we are my lord's slaves, both we and the one in whose possession the cup has been found."

1200

and she will say to me, "You drink, and I will draw for your camels also"; let her be the woman whom the LORD has appointed for my master's son.'

1201

and Dishon and Ezer and Dishan. These are the chiefs descended from the Horites, the sons of Seir in the land of Edom.

1202

So the servant placed his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and swore to him concerning this matter.

1203

Then Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him,

1204

Now the days of Isaac were one hundred and eighty years.

1205

within three more days Pharaoh will lift up your head and restore you to your office; and you will put Pharaoh's cup into his hand according to your former custom when you were his cupbearer.

1206

two hundred female goats and twenty male goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams,

1207

So he sent his brothers away, and as they departed, he said to them, "Do not quarrel on the journey."

1208

"The archers bitterly attacked him, And shot at him and harassed him;

1209

"We said to my lord, 'We have an old father and a little child of his old age Now his brother is dead, so he alone is left of his mother, and his father loves him.'

1210

So she gave him her maid Bilhah as a wife, and Jacob went in to her.

1211

She bore still another son and named him Shelah; and it was at Chezib that she bore him.

1212

The sons of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; and Lotan's sister was Timna.

1213

So the men took this present, and they took double the money in their hand, and Benjamin; then they arose and went down to Egypt and stood before Joseph.

1214

and said to them, "I see your father's attitude, that it is not friendly toward me as formerly, but the God of my father has been with me.

1215

Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom, and the name of his city was Dinhabah.

1216

and the sons of Zilpah, Leah's maid: Gad and Asher. These are the sons of Jacob who were born to him in Paddan-aram.

1217

Then he went up from there to Beersheba.

1218

in the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought along with the field from Ephron the Hittite for a burial site.

1219

When they told him all the words of Joseph that he had spoken to them, and when he saw the wagons that Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of their father Jacob revived.

1220

"Only keep me in mind when it goes well with you, and please do me a kindness by mentioning me to Pharaoh and get me out of this house.

1221

It was while she was being brought out that she sent to her father-in-law, saying, "I am with child by the man to whom these things belong." And she said, "Please examine and see, whose signet ring and cords and staff are these?"

1222

"Now therefore, my son, listen to me as I command you.

1223

These are the sons of Dishon: Hemdan and Eshban and Ithran and Cheran.

1224

"Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served you, and let me depart; for you yourself know my service which I have rendered you."

1225

Now the eyes of Israel were so dim from age that he could not see Then Joseph brought them close to him, and he kissed them and embraced them.

1226

As one of them opened his sack to give his donkey fodder at the lodging place, he saw his money; and behold, it was in the mouth of his sack.

1227

"Thus God has taken away your father's livestock and given them to me.

1228

Then Jacob arose from Beersheba; and the sons of Israel carried their father Jacob and their little ones and their wives in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.

1229

"For I was in fact kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing that they should have put me into the dungeon."

1230

So he put them all together in prison for three days.

1231

But Hamor spoke with them, saying, "The soul of my son Shechem longs for your daughter; please give her to him in marriage.

1232

then you shall say, 'These belong to your servant Jacob; it is a present sent to my lord Esau. And behold, he also is behind us.'"

1233

Then Joseph said to him, "This is the interpretation of it: the three branches are three days;

1234

And he said, "Are you really my son Esau?" And he said, "I am."

1235

and the man became rich, and continued to grow richer until he became very wealthy;

1236

Reuben answered them, saying, "Did I not tell you, 'Do not sin against the boy'; and you would not listen? Now comes the reckoning for his blood."

1237

But his mother said to him, "Your curse be on me, my son; only obey my voice, and go, get them for me."

1238

and the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's maid: Dan and Naphtali;

1239

So the present passed on before him, while he himself spent that night in the camp.

1240

Then he examined it and said, "It is my son's tunic. A wild beast has devoured him; Joseph has surely been torn to pieces!"

1241

When Joseph saw his brothers he recognized them, but he disguised himself to them and spoke to them harshly. And he said to them, "Where have you come from?" And they said, "From the land of Canaan, to buy food."

1242

He related it to his father and to his brothers; and his father rebuked him and said to him, "What is this dream that you have had? Shall I and your mother and your brothers actually come to bow ourselves down before you to the ground?"

1243

Laban said, "It is better that I give her to you than to give her to another man; stay with me."

1244

Judah spoke to him, however, saying, "The man solemnly warned us, 'You shall not see my face unless your brother is with you.'

1245

"The land which I gave to Abraham and Isaac, I will give it to you, And I will give the land to your descendants after you."

1246

and after them seven years of famine will come, and all the abundance will be forgotten in the land of Egypt, and the famine will ravage the land.

1247

He said to them, "Please listen to this dream which I have had;

1248

So she conceived and bore a son and said, "God has taken away my reproach."

1249

and they sent the varicolored tunic and brought it to their father and said, "We found this; please examine it to see whether it is your son's tunic or not."

1250

When the days of mourning for him were past, Joseph spoke to the household of Pharaoh, saying, "If now I have found favor in your sight, please speak to Pharaoh, saying,

1251

"I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also surely bring you up again; and Joseph will close your eyes."

1252

Then the man brought the men into Joseph's house and gave them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their donkeys fodder.

1253

He put the maids and their children in front, and Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph last.

1254

Now in the evening he took his daughter Leah, and brought her to him; and Jacob went in to her.

1255

A man found him, and behold, he was wandering in the field; and the man asked him, "What are you looking for?"

1256

Then the maids came near with their children, and they bowed down.

1257

And he said to them, "Is it well with him?" And they said, "It is well, and here is Rachel his daughter coming with the sheep."

1258

thirty milking camels and their colts, forty cows and ten bulls, twenty female donkeys and ten male donkeys.

1259

"The land of Egypt is at your disposal; settle your father and your brothers in the best of the land, let them live in the land of Goshen; and if you know any capable men among them, then put them in charge of my livestock."

1260

These are the names of Esau's sons: Eliphaz the son of Esau's wife Adah, Reuel the son of Esau's wife Basemath.

1261

Jacob set up a pillar over her grave; that is the pillar of Rachel's grave to this day.

1262

Joseph said to his brothers and to his father's household, "I will go up and tell Pharaoh, and will say to him, 'My brothers and my father's household, who were in the land of Canaan, have come to me;

1263

'If you take this one also from me, and harm befalls him, you will bring my gray hair down to Sheol in sorrow.'

1264

Leah conceived again and bore a sixth son to Jacob.

1265

So he turned aside to her by the road, and said, "Here now, let me come in to you"; for he did not know that she was his daughter-in-law. And she said, "What will you give me, that you may come in to me?"

1266

"So therefore, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones." So he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

1267

"It is as I have spoken to Pharaoh: God has shown to Pharaoh what He is about to do.

1268

These are the sons of Reuel, Esau's son: chief Nahath, chief Zerah, chief Shammah, chief Mizzah. These are the chiefs descended from Reuel in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Esau's wife Basemath.

1269

"Now Pharaoh's cup was in my hand; so I took the grapes and squeezed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I put the cup into Pharaoh's hand."

1270

He said, "Behold, I have heard that there is grain in Egypt; go down there and buy some for us from that place, so that we may live and not die."

1271

"Put my cup, the silver cup, in the mouth of the sack of the youngest, and his money for the grain." And he did as Joseph had told him.

1272

They did not know, however, that Joseph understood, for there was an interpreter between them.

1273

Thus they sent away their sister Rebekah and her nurse with Abraham's servant and his men.

1274

So she conceived and bore a son and he named him Er.

1275

These are the sons of Esau's wife Oholibamah: chief Jeush, chief Jalam, chief Korah. These are the chiefs descended from Esau's wife Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah.

1276

When Jacob came in from the field in the evening, then Leah went out to meet him and said, "You must come in to me, for I have surely hired you with my son's mandrakes." So he lay with her that night.

1277

"Thus you shall live with us, and the land shall be open before you; live and trade in it and acquire property in it."

1278

Now they were seated before him, the firstborn according to his birthright and the youngest according to his youth, and the men looked at one another in astonishment.

1279

"Send one of you that he may get your brother, while you remain confined, that your words may be tested, whether there is truth in you. But if not, by the life of Pharaoh, surely you are spies."

1280

Then Hamor the father of Shechem went out to Jacob to speak with him.

1281

Joseph said to his father, "They are my sons, whom God has given me here " So he said, "Bring them to me, please, that I may bless them."

1282

So the field and the cave that is in it, were deeded over to Abraham for a burial site by the sons of Heth.

1283

Early in the morning Laban arose, and kissed his sons and his daughters and blessed them. Then Laban departed and returned to his place.

1284

These were the sons of Esau's wife Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah and the granddaughter of Zibeon: she bore to Esau, Jeush and Jalam and Korah.

1285

"When he saw that a resting place was good And that the land was pleasant, He bowed his shoulder to bear burdens, And became a slave at forced labor.

1286

To each of them he gave changes of garments, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of garments.

1287

After he had buried his father, Joseph returned to Egypt, he and his brothers, and all who had gone up with him to bury his father.

1288

The sons of Zebulun: Sered and Elon and Jahleel.

1289

"Please let my lord pass on before his servant, and I will proceed at my leisure, according to the pace of the cattle that are before me and according to the pace of the children, until I come to my lord at Seir."

1290

So Jacob named the place where God had spoken with him, Bethel.

1291

Then Esau said, "Let us take our journey and go, and I will go before you."

1292

He said, "Behold, it is still high day; it is not time for the livestock to be gathered. Water the sheep, and go, pasture them."

1293

So Joseph went up to bury his father, and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his household and all the elders of the land of Egypt,

1294

Then Joseph took them from his knees, and bowed with his face to the ground.

1295

They told him, saying, "Joseph is still alive, and indeed he is ruler over all the land of Egypt." But he was stunned, for he did not believe them.

1296

Rachel's maid Bilhah conceived again and bore Jacob a second son.

1297

Then she conceived again and bore a son and named him Onan.

1298

He asked the men of her place, saying, "Where is the temple prostitute who was by the road at Enaim?" But they said, "There has been no temple prostitute here."

1299

When Judah and his brothers came to Joseph's house, he was still there, and they fell to the ground before him.

1300

Jacob said to them, "My brothers, where are you from?" And they said, "We are from Haran."

1301

Jacob did so and completed her week, and he gave him his daughter Rachel as his wife.

1302

Then he fell on his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck.

1303

Joseph gathered all the money that was found in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan for the grain which they bought, and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house.

1304

But she said to her, "Is it a small matter for you to take my husband? And would you take my son's mandrakes also?" So Rachel said, "Therefore he may lie with you tonight in return for your son's mandrakes."

1305

"Surely all the wealth which God has taken away from our father belongs to us and our children; now then, do whatever God has said to you."

1306

When the money was all spent in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came to Joseph and said, "Give us food, for why should we die in your presence? For our money is gone."

1307

"He said, 'Lift up now your eyes and see that all the male goats which are mating are striped, speckled, and mottled; for I have seen all that Laban has been doing to you.

1308

He said, therefore, "I will send you a young goat from the flock." She said, moreover, "Will you give a pledge until you send it?"

1309

Laban also gave his maid Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her maid.

1310

And Jacob deceived Laban the Aramean by not telling him that he was fleeing.

1311

Then Abimelech said to Isaac, "Go away from us, for you are too powerful for us."

1312

Joseph hurried out for he was deeply stirred over his brother, and he sought a place to weep; and he entered his chamber and wept there.

1313

So the flocks mated by the rods, and the flocks brought forth striped, speckled, and spotted.

1314

"Now, therefore, please let your servant remain instead of the lad a slave to my lord, and let the lad go up with his brothers.

1315

Leah's maid Zilpah bore Jacob a second son.

1316

These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to his daughter Leah; and she bore to Jacob these sixteen persons.

1317

And they said, "We will call the girl and consult her wishes."

1318

"I myself will be surety for him; you may hold me responsible for him. If I do not bring him back to you and set him before you, then let me bear the blame before you forever.

1319

But Joseph had recognized his brothers, although they did not recognize him.

1320

when he sees that the lad is not with us, he will die. Thus your servants will bring the gray hair of your servant our father down to Sheol in sorrow.

1321

The young man did not delay to do the thing, because he was delighted with Jacob's daughter. Now he was more respected than all the household of his father.

1322

These are the children of Anah: Dishon, and Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah.

1323

'My father made me swear, saying, "Behold, I am about to die; in my grave which I dug for myself in the land of Canaan, there you shall bury me." Now therefore, please let me go up and bury my father; then I will return.'"

1324

Then Abraham said to him, "Beware that you do not take my son back there!

1325

So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh, for every Egyptian sold his field, because the famine was severe upon them. Thus the land became Pharaoh's.

1326

"The seven lean and ugly cows that came up after them are seven years, and the seven thin ears scorched by the east wind will be seven years of famine.

1327

Then Israel said, "It is enough; my son Joseph is still alive. I will go and see him before I die."

1328

and did not allow me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Now you have done foolishly.

1329

Pharaoh said to Jacob, "How many years have you lived?"

1330

for he said, "If Esau comes to the one company and attacks it, then the company which is left will escape."

1331

Then God went up from him in the place where He had spoken with him.

1332

When it was told to Jacob, "Behold, your son Joseph has come to you," Israel collected his strength and sat up in the bed.

1333

He wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard of it.

1334

but when I lie down with my fathers, you shall carry me out of Egypt and bury me in their burial place." And he said, "I will do as you have said."

1335

Then they went up from Egypt, and came to the land of Canaan to their father Jacob.

1336

"Thus it came about when we went up to your servant my father, we told him the words of my lord.

1337

Then Reuben spoke to his father, saying, "You may put my two sons to death if I do not bring him back to you; put him in my care, and I will return him to you."

1338

Then Jobab died, and Husham of the land of the Temanites became king in his place.

1339

But her brother and her mother said, "Let the girl stay with us a few days, say ten; afterward she may go."

1340

These are the sons of Dishan: Uz and Aran.

1341

Then his brothers also came and fell down before him and said, "Behold, we are your servants."

1342

"You know that I have served your father with all my strength.

1343

He commanded the one in front, saying, "When my brother Esau meets you and asks you, saying, 'To whom do you belong, and where are you going, and to whom do these animals in front of you belong?'

1344

Then Pharaoh said to his brothers, "What is your occupation?" So they said to Pharaoh, "Your servants are shepherds, both we and our fathers."

1345

When Joseph came home, they brought into the house to him the present which was in their hand and bowed to the ground before him.

1346

"The man, the lord of the land, spoke harshly with us, and took us for spies of the country.

1347

Then Jacob replied to Laban, "Because I was afraid, for I thought that you would take your daughters from me by force.

1348

When Judah sent the young goat by his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman's hand, he did not find her.

1349

They had just gone out of the city, and were not far off, when Joseph said to his house steward, "Up, follow the men; and when you overtake them, say to them, 'Why have you repaid evil for good?

1350

and the thin ears swallowed the seven good ears. Then I told it to the magicians, but there was no one who could explain it to me."

1351

"And just as he interpreted for us, so it happened; he restored me in my office, but he hanged him."

1352

"Only on this condition will we consent to you: if you will become like us, in that every male of you be circumcised,

1353

Shechem also said to her father and to her brothers, "If I find favor in your sight, then I will give whatever you say to me.

1354

Then he and the men who were with him ate and drank and spent the night. When they arose in the morning, he said, "Send me away to my master."

1355

Israel said to Joseph, "I never expected to see your face, and behold, God has let me see your children as well."

1356

"Why should we die before your eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land for food, and we and our land will be slaves to Pharaoh. So give us seed, that we may live and not die, and that the land may not be desolate."

1357

As he lifted his eyes and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, he said, "Is this your youngest brother, of whom you spoke to me?" And he said, "May God be gracious to you, my son."

1358

Then he said to his brothers, "My money has been returned, and behold, it is even in my sack." And their hearts sank, and they turned trembling to one another, saying, "What is this that God has done to us?"

1359

Now the men were afraid, because they were brought to Joseph's house; and they said, "It is because of the money that was returned in our sacks the first time that we are being brought in, that he may seek occasion against us and fall upon us, and take us for slaves with our donkeys."

1360

When they came to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan, they told him all that had happened to them, saying,

1361

So the sons of Israel came to buy grain among those who were coming, for the famine was in the land of Canaan also.

1362

"Now a Hebrew youth was with us there, a servant of the captain of the bodyguard, and we related them to him, and he interpreted our dreams for us. To each one he interpreted according to his own dream.

1363

but when the flock was feeble, he did not put them in; so the feebler were Laban's and the stronger Jacob's.

1364

He returned to his brothers and said, "The boy is not there; as for me, where am I to go?"

1365

He restored the chief cupbearer to his office, and he put the cup into Pharaoh's hand;

1366

So he went and got them, and brought them to his mother; and his mother made savory food such as his father loved.

1367

They took their livestock and their property, which they had acquired in the land of Canaan, and came to Egypt, Jacob and all his descendants with him:

1368

Then he commanded also the second and the third, and all those who followed the droves, saying, "After this manner you shall speak to Esau when you find him;

1369

"Then let them gather all the food of these good years that are coming, and store up the grain for food in the cities under Pharaoh's authority, and let them guard it.

1370

Now Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter; but his sons were with his livestock in the field, so Jacob kept silent until they came in.

1371

Then she spoke to him with these words, "The Hebrew slave, whom you brought to us, came in to me to make sport of me;

1372

and they captured and looted all their wealth and all their little ones and their wives, even all that was in the houses.

1373

"Here is Rebekah before you, take her and go, and let her be the wife of your master's son, as the LORD has spoken."

1374

then he took his kinsmen with him and pursued him a distance of seven days' journey, and he overtook him in the hill country of Gilead.

1375

but he hanged the chief baker, just as Joseph had interpreted to them.

1376

Joseph provided his father and his brothers and all his father's household with food, according to their little ones.

1377

Then Abimelech called Abraham and said to him, "What have you done to us? And how have I sinned against you, that you have brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? You have done to me things that ought not to be done."

1378

He delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove by itself, and said to his servants, "Pass on before me, and put a space between droves."

1379

So Shechem spoke to his father Hamor, saying, "Get me this young girl for a wife."

1380

He continued, "Name me your wages, and I will give it."

1381

These are the sons of Esau (that is, Edom), and these are their chiefs.

1382

Joseph said to his father, "Not so, my father, for this one is the firstborn. Place your right hand on his head."

1383

He fell asleep and dreamed a second time; and behold, seven ears of grain came up on a single stalk, plump and good.

1384

Then behold, seven other cows came up after them from the Nile, ugly and gaunt, and they stood by the other cows on the bank of the Nile.

1385

There also went up with him both chariots and horsemen; and it was a very great company.

1386

and behold, seven cows, fat and sleek came up out of the Nile, and they grazed in the marsh grass.

1387

He did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like his brother Esau's hands; so he blessed him.

1388

So it came about when they had finished eating the grain which they had brought from Egypt, that their father said to them, "Go back, buy us a little food."

1389

He kissed all his brothers and wept on them, and afterward his brothers talked with him.

1390

Joseph made it a statute concerning the land of Egypt valid to this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth; only the land of the priests did not become Pharaoh's.

1391

These are the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to his daughter Rachel, and she bore these to Jacob; there were seven persons in all.

1392

Esau said, "Please let me leave with you some of the people who are with me." But he said, "What need is there? Let me find favor in the sight of my lord."

1393

So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir.

1394

and that Jacob had obeyed his father and his mother and had gone to Paddan-aram.

1395

Then behold, seven ears, thin and scorched by the east wind, sprouted up after them.

1396

So it came about in the morning that, behold, it was Leah! And he said to Laban, "What is this you have done to me? Was it not for Rachel that I served with you? Why then have you deceived me?"

1397

These are the chiefs descended from the Horites: chief Lotan, chief Shobal, chief Zibeon, chief Anah,

1398

As for the people, he removed them to the cities from one end of Egypt's border to the other.

1399

Then he washed his face and came out; and he controlled himself and said, "Serve the meal."

1400

But they said, "Your servants are twelve brothers in all, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and behold, the youngest is with our father today, and one is no longer alive."

1401

Then he asked them about their welfare, and said, "Is your old father well, of whom you spoke? Is he still alive?"

1402

And he said, "What do you mean by all this company which I have met?" And he said, "To find favor in the sight of my lord."

1403

So he put them in confinement in the house of the captain of the bodyguard, in the jail, the same place where Joseph was imprisoned.

1404

and lo, seven ears, withered, thin, and scorched by the east wind, sprouted up after them;

1405

his sons and his grandsons with him, his daughters and his granddaughters, and all his descendants he brought with him to Egypt.

1406

He asked Pharaoh's officials who were with him in confinement in his master's house, "Why are your faces so sad today?"

1407

They said to Pharaoh, "We have come to sojourn in the land, for there is no pasture for your servants' flocks, for the famine is severe in the land of Canaan Now, therefore, please let your servants live in the land of Goshen."

1408

"When Pharaoh calls you and says, 'What is your occupation?'

1409

But Jacob did not send Joseph's brother Benjamin with his brothers, for he said, "I am afraid that harm may befall him."

1410

"Now, therefore, when I come to your servant my father, and the lad is not with us, since his life is bound up in the lad's life,

1411

"Let the food become as a reserve for the land for the seven years of famine which will occur in the land of Egypt, so that the land will not perish during the famine."

1412

Then ten brothers of Joseph went down to buy grain from Egypt.

1413

Thus his sons did for him as he had charged them;

1414

"For your servant became surety for the lad to my father, saying, 'If I do not bring him back to you, then let me bear the blame before my father forever.'

1415

Joseph said to them, "It is as I said to you, you are spies;

1416

and in the top basket there were some of all sorts of baked food for Pharaoh, and the birds were eating them out of the basket on my head."

1417

"But if you do not send him, we will not go down; for the man said to us, 'You will not see my face unless your brother is with you.'"

1418

"These men are friendly with us; therefore let them live in the land and trade in it, for behold, the land is large enough for them. Let us take their daughters in marriage, and give our daughters to them.

1419

So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, and ran back to the well to draw, and she drew for all his camels.

1420

"Your servant my father said to us, 'You know that my wife bore me two sons;

1421

But he said, "Far be it from me to do this. The man in whose possession the cup has been found, he shall be my slave; but as for you, go up in peace to your father."

1422

For their property had become too great for them to live together, and the land where they sojourned could not sustain them because of their livestock.

1423

So they sent a message to Joseph, saying, "Your father charged before he died, saying,

1424

"There I will also provide for you, for there are still five years of famine to come, and you and your household and all that you have would be impoverished."'

1425

'But bring your youngest brother to me that I may know that you are not spies, but honest men. I will give your brother to you, and you may trade in the land.'"

1426

They took their flocks and their herds and their donkeys, and that which was in the city and that which was in the field;

1427

Judah said to his father Israel, "Send the lad with me and we will arise and go, that we may live and not die, we as well as you and our little ones.

1428

The chief jailer committed to Joseph's charge all the prisoners who were in the jail; so that whatever was done there, he was responsible for it.

1429

But Esau said, "I have plenty, my brother; let what you have be your own."

1430

Then she arose and departed, and removed her veil and put on her widow's garments.

1431

But they said, "We cannot, until all the flocks are gathered, and they roll the stone from the mouth of the well; then we water the sheep."

1432

Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Say to your brothers, 'Do this: load your beasts and go to the land of Canaan,

1433

"So the abundance will be unknown in the land because of that subsequent famine; for it will be very severe.

1434

Then Joseph said to the people, "Behold, I have today bought you and your land for Pharaoh; now, here is seed for you, and you may sow the land.

1435

When that year was ended, they came to him the next year and said to him, "We will not hide from my lord that our money is all spent, and the cattle are my lord's. There is nothing left for my lord except our bodies and our lands.

1436

"Behold, the money which we found in the mouth of our sacks we have brought back to you from the land of Canaan. How then could we steal silver or gold from your lord's house?

1437

"For how shall I go up to my father if the lad is not with me--for fear that I see the evil that would overtake my father?"

1438

And Abraham bowed before the people of the land.

1439

He said to them, "Do not delay me, since the LORD has prospered my way. Send me away that I may go to my master."

1440

and on the vine were three branches. And as it was budding, its blossoms came out, and its clusters produced ripe grapes.

1441

When Joseph came to them in the morning and observed them, behold, they were dejected.

1442

When she saw that he had left his garment in her hand and had fled outside,

1443

The sons of Jacob's wife Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin.

1444

"This heap is a witness, and the pillar is a witness, that I will not pass by this heap to you for harm, and you will not pass by this heap and this pillar to me, for harm.

1445

"Take double the money in your hand, and take back in your hand the money that was returned in the mouth of your sacks; perhaps it was a mistake.

1446

Now it came about as they were emptying their sacks, that behold, every man's bundle of money was in his sack; and when they and their father saw their bundles of money, they were dismayed.

1447

Laban said to Jacob, "Behold this heap and behold the pillar which I have set between you and me.

1448

To his father he sent as follows: ten donkeys loaded with the best things of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain and bread and sustenance for his father on the journey.

1449

And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from his presence.

1450

Then Judah said, "Let her keep them, otherwise we will become a laughingstock. After all, I sent this young goat, but you did not find her."

1451

"Will not their livestock and their property and all their animals be ours? Only let us consent to them, and they will live with us."

1452

The servant told Isaac all the things that he had done.

1453

So they said, "You have saved our lives! Let us find favor in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's slaves."

1454

'Do not concern yourselves with your goods, for the best of all the land of Egypt is yours.'"

1455

Now their words seemed reasonable to Hamor and Shechem, Hamor's son.

1456

But they said, "The man questioned particularly about us and our relatives, saying, 'Is your father still alive? Have you another brother?' So we answered his questions. Could we possibly know that he would say, 'Bring your brother down'?"

1457

Only the land of the priests he did not buy, for the priests had an allotment from Pharaoh, and they lived off the allotment which Pharaoh gave them. Therefore, they did not sell their land.

1458

"Now you are ordered, 'Do this: take wagons from the land of Egypt for your little ones and for your wives, and bring your father and come.

1459

"But your offspring that have been born after them shall be yours; they shall be called by the names of their brothers in their inheritance.

1460

He said, "I am looking for my brothers; please tell me where they are pasturing the flock."

1461

Then Joseph answered and said, "This is its interpretation: the three baskets are three days;

1462

She also gave the savory food and the bread, which she had made, to her son Jacob.

1463

if you are honest men, let one of your brothers be confined in your prison; but as for the rest of you, go, carry grain for the famine of your households,

1464

the field and the cave that is in it, purchased from the sons of Heth."

1465

'Bring me some game and prepare a savory dish for me, that I may eat, and bless you in the presence of the LORD before my death.'

1466

The ugly and gaunt cows ate up the seven sleek and fat cows. Then Pharaoh awoke.

1467

So he returned to Judah, and said, "I did not find her; and furthermore, the men of the place said, 'There has been no temple prostitute here.'"

1468

He took five men from among his brothers and presented them to Pharaoh.

1469

Joseph said to them, "What is this deed that you have done? Do you not know that such a man as I can indeed practice divination?"

1470

and said, "Whose daughter are you? Please tell me, is there room for us to lodge in your father's house?"

1471

by this you will be tested: by the life of Pharaoh, you shall not go from this place unless your youngest brother comes here!

1472

Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Your father and your brothers have come to you.

1473

"The seven good cows are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years; the dreams are one and the same.

1474

"We had a dream on the same night, he and I; each of us dreamed according to the interpretation of his own dream.

1475

"Now you must tell my father of all my splendor in Egypt, and all that you have seen; and you must hurry and bring my father down here."

1476

So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and Joseph gave them food in exchange for the horses and the flocks and the herds and the donkeys; and he fed them with food in exchange for all their livestock that year.

1477

Then Israel said to Joseph, "Now let me die, since I have seen your face, that you are still alive."

1478

"Pharaoh was furious with his servants, and he put me in confinement in the house of the captain of the bodyguard, both me and the chief baker.

1479

and the men are shepherds, for they have been keepers of livestock; and they have brought their flocks and their herds and all that they have.'

1480

"If he spoke thus, 'The speckled shall be your wages,' then all the flock brought forth speckled; and if he spoke thus, 'The striped shall be your wages,' then all the flock brought forth striped.

1481

They said, "Your servant our father is well; he is still alive." They bowed down in homage.

1482

"Lo, seven other cows came up after them, poor and very ugly and gaunt, such as I had never seen for ugliness in all the land of Egypt;

1483

The captain of the bodyguard put Joseph in charge of them, and he took care of them; and they were in confinement for some time.

1484

"But we said to him, 'We are honest men; we are not spies.

1485

Then they tore their clothes, and when each man loaded his donkey, they returned to the city.

1486

and all the household of Joseph and his brothers and his father's household; they left only their little ones and their flocks and their herds in the land of Goshen.

1487

Then Israel said, "Why did you treat me so badly by telling the man whether you still had another brother?"

1488

"Behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see, that it is my mouth which is speaking to you.

1489

Pharaoh said, "Go up and bury your father, as he made you swear."

1490

So they loaded their donkeys with their grain and departed from there.

1491

So they came near to Joseph's house steward, and spoke to him at the entrance of the house,

1492

As soon as it was light, the men were sent away, they with their donkeys.

1493

and it came about when we came to the lodging place, that we opened our sacks, and behold, each man's money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full So we have brought it back in our hand.

1494

These are the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob; there were fourteen persons in all.

1495

Then the sons of Israel did so; and Joseph gave them wagons according to the command of Pharaoh, and gave them provisions for the journey.

1496

and the one went out from me, and I said, "Surely he is torn in pieces," and I have not seen him since.

1497

He searched, beginning with the oldest and ending with the youngest, and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.

1498

"We have also brought down other money in our hand to buy food; we do not know who put our money in our sacks."

1499

and bring your youngest brother to me, so your words may be verified, and you will not die." And they did so.

1500

They said to him, "Why does my lord speak such words as these? Far be it from your servants to do such a thing.

1501

So he overtook them and spoke these words to them.

1502

"We are all sons of one man; we are honest men, your servants are not spies."

1503

"The man, the lord of the land, said to us, 'By this I will know that you are honest men: leave one of your brothers with me and take grain for the famine of your households, and go.

1504

"Intermarry with us; give your daughters to us and take our daughters for yourselves.

1505

"With whomever of your servants it is found, let him die, and we also will be my lord's slaves."

1506

"But if you will not listen to us to be circumcised, then we will take our daughter and go."

1507

"You said to your servants, however, 'Unless your youngest brother comes down with you, you will not see my face again.'

1508

"Only on this condition will the men consent to us to live with us, to become one people: that every male among us be circumcised as they are circumcised.

1509

then we will give our daughters to you, and we will take your daughters for ourselves, and we will live with you and become one people.

1510

Leah likewise came near with her children, and they bowed down; and afterward Joseph came near with Rachel, and they bowed down.

1511

So she left his garment beside her until his master came home.

1512

and the lean and ugly cows ate up the first seven fat cows.

1513

"For if we had not delayed, surely by now we could have returned twice."

1514

'We are twelve brothers, sons of our father; one is no longer alive, and the youngest is with our father today in the land of Canaan.'

1515

"I saw also in my dream, and behold, seven ears, full and good, came up on a single stalk;

1516

"When he heard that I raised my voice and screamed, he left his garment beside me and fled and went outside."

1517

"Then you said to your servants, 'Bring him down to me that I may set my eyes on him.'

1518

"Take your brother also, and arise, return to the man;

1519

The thin ears swallowed up the seven plump and full ears. Then Pharaoh awoke, and behold, it was a dream.

1520

and as I raised my voice and screamed, he left his garment beside me and fled outside."

1521

Then Joseph said, "Give up your livestock, and I will give you food for your livestock, since your money is gone."

1522

Yet he said to them, "No, but you have come to look at the undefended parts of our land!"

1523

"My lord asked his servants, saying, 'Have you a father or a brother?'

1524

and said, "Oh, my lord, we indeed came down the first time to buy food,

1525

So he said, "Now let it also be according to your words; he with whom it is found shall be my slave, and the rest of you shall be innocent."

1526

So they prepared the present for Joseph's coming at noon; for they had heard that they were to eat a meal there.

1527

"But we said, 'We cannot go down. If our youngest brother is with us, then we will go down; for we cannot see the man's face unless our youngest brother is with us.'

1528

"Our father said, 'Go back, buy us a little food.'

1529

"If you send our brother with us, we will go down and buy you food.

1530

Then they said to him, "No, my lord, but your servants have come to buy food.

1531

Then they hurried, each man lowered his sack to the ground, and each man opened his sack.

1532

"But we said to my lord, 'The lad cannot leave his father, for if he should leave his father, his father would die.'

1533

So the man did as Joseph said, and brought the men to Joseph's house.