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GENESIS CHAPTERS 41-50
ΕΓΕΝΕΤΟ δὲ μετὰ δύο ἔτη ἡμερῶν, Φαραὼ εἶδεν ἐνύπνιον· ᾤετο ἑστάναι ἐπὶ τοῦ ποταμοῦ,
2 καὶ ἰδοὺ ὥσπερ ἐκ τοῦ ποταμοῦ ἀνέβαινον ἑπτὰ βόες καλαὶ τῷ εἴδει καὶ ἐκλεκταὶ ταῖς σαρξὶ καὶ ἐβόσκοντο ἐν τῷ ῎Αχει.
3 ἄλλαι δὲ ἑπτὰ βόες ἀνέβαινον μετὰ ταύτας ἐκ τοῦ ποταμοῦ αἰσχραὶ τῷ εἴδει καὶ λεπταὶ ταῖς σαρξὶ καὶ ἐνέμοντο παρὰ τὰς βόας ἐπὶ τὸ χεῖλος τοῦ ποταμοῦ·
4 καὶ κατέφαγον αἱ ἑπτὰ βόες αἱ αἰσχραὶ καὶ λεπταὶ ταῖς σαρξὶ τὰς ἑπτὰ βόας τὰς καλὰς τῷ εἴδει καὶ τὰς ἐκλεκτὰς ταῖς σαρξί. ἠγέρθη δὲ Φαραώ.
5 καὶ ἐνυπνιάσθη τὸ δεύτερον, καὶ ἰδοὺ ἑπτὰ στάχυες ἀνέβαινον ἐν τῷ πυθμένι ἑνὶ ἐκλεκτοὶ καὶ καλοί·
6 καὶ ἰδοὺ ἑπτὰ στάχυες λεπτοὶ καὶ ἀνεμόφθοροι ἀνεφύοντο μετ᾿ αὐτούς·
7 καὶ κατέπιον οἱ ἑπτὰ στάχυες οἱ λεπτοὶ καὶ ἀνεμόφθοροι τοὺς ἑπτὰ στάχυας τοὺς ἐκλεκτοὺς καὶ τοὺς πλήρεις. ἠγέρθη δὲ Φαραώ, καὶ ἦν ἐνύπνιον.
8 ᾿Εγένετο δὲ πρωΐ καὶ ἐταράχθη ἡ ψυχὴ αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἀποστείλας ἐκάλεσε πάντας τοὺς ἐξηγητὰς Αἰγύπτου καὶ πάντας τοὺς σοφοὺς αὐτῆς, καὶ διηγήσατο αὐτοῖς Φαραὼ τὸ ἐνύπνιον αὐτοῦ, καὶ οὐκ ἦν ὁ ἀπαγγέλλων αὐτὸ τῷ Φαραώ.
9 καὶ ἐλάλησεν ὁ ἀρχιοινοχόος πρὸς Φαραὼ λέγων· τὴν ἁμαρτίαν μου ἀναμιμνήσκω σήμερον.
10 Φαραὼ ὠργίσθη τοῖς παισὶν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἔθετο ἡμᾶς ἐν φυλακῇ ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ τοῦ ἀρχιμαγείρου, ἐμέ τε καὶ τὸν ἀρχισιτοποιόν.
11 καὶ εἴδομεν ἐνύπνιον ἀμφότεροι ἐν νυκτὶ μιᾷ ἐγὼ καὶ αὐτός, ἕκαστος κατὰ τὸ αὐτοῦ ἐνύπνιον εἴδομεν.
12 ἦν δὲ ἐκεῖ μεθ᾿ ἡμῶν νεανίσκος παῖς ῾Εβραῖος τοῦ ἀρχιμαγείρου, καὶ διηγησάμεθα αὐτῷ, καὶ συνέκρινεν ἡμῖν.
13 ἐγενήθη δέ, καθὼς συνέκρινεν ἡμῖν, οὕτω καὶ συνέβη, ἐμέ τε ἀποκατασταθῆναι ἐπὶ τὴν ἀρχήν μου, ἐκεῖνον δὲ κρεμασθῆναι.
14 ᾿Αποστείλας δὲ Φαραὼ ἐκάλεσε τὸν ᾿Ιωσήφ, καὶ ἐξήγαγον αὐτὸν ἀπὸ τοῦ ὀχυρώματος καὶ ἐξύρησαν αὐτὸν καὶ ἤλλαξαν τὴν στολὴν αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἦλθε πρὸς Φαραώ.
15 εἶπε δὲ Φαραὼ πρὸς ᾿Ιωσήφ· ἐνύπνιον ἑώρακα, καὶ ὁ συγκρίνων οὐκ ἔστιν αὐτό· ἐγὼ δὲ ἀκήκοα περὶ σοῦ λεγόντων, ἀκούσαντά σε ἐνύπνια συγκρῖναι αὐτά.
16 ἀποκριθεὶς δὲ ᾿Ιωσὴφ τῷ Φαραὼ εἶπεν· ἄνευ τοῦ Θεοῦ οὐκ ἀποκριθήσεται τὸ σωτήριον Φαραώ.
17 ἐλάλησε δὲ Φαραὼ τῷ ᾿Ιωσὴφ λέγων· ἐν τῷ ὕπνῳ μου ᾤμην ἑστάναι παρὰ τὸ χεῖλος τοῦ ποταμοῦ,
18 καὶ ὥσπερ ἐκ τοῦ ποταμοῦ ἀνέβαινον ἑπτὰ βόες καλαὶ τῷ εἴδει καὶ ἐκλεκταὶ ταῖς σαρξί, καὶ ἐνέμοντο ἐν τῷ ῎Αχει.
19 καὶ ἰδοὺ ἑπτὰ βόες ἕτεραι ἀνέβαινον ὀπίσω αὐτῶν ἐκ τοῦ ποταμοῦ πονηραὶ καὶ αἰσχραὶ τῷ εἴδει καὶ λεπταὶ ταῖς σαρξίν, οἵας οὐκ εἶδον τοιαύτας ἐν ὅλῃ γῇ Αἰγύπτου αἰσχροτέρας·
20 καὶ κατέφαγον αἱ ἑπτὰ βόες αἱ αἰσχραὶ καὶ λεπταὶ τὰς ἑπτὰ βόας τὰς πρώτας τὰς καλὰς καὶ τὰς ἐκλεκτάς,
21 καὶ εἰσῆλθον εἰς τὰς κοιλίας αὐτῶν καὶ οὐ διάδηλοι ἐγένοντο, ὅτι εἰσῆλθον εἰς τὰς κοιλίας αὐτῶν, καὶ αἱ ὄψεις αὐτῶν αἰσχραί, καθὰ καὶ τὴν ἀρχήν· ἐξεγερθεὶς δὲ ἐκοιμήθην
22 καὶ εἶδον πάλιν ἐν τῷ ὕπνῳ μου, καὶ ὥσπερ ἑπτὰ στάχυες ἀνέβαινον ἐν πυθμένι ἑνὶ πλήρεις καὶ καλοί·
23 ἄλλοι δὲ ἑπτὰ στάχυες λεπτοὶ καὶ ἀνεμόφθοροι ἀνεφύοντο ἐχόμενοι αὐτῶν.
24 καὶ κατέπιον οἱ ἑπτὰ στάχυες οἱ λεπτοὶ καὶ ἀνεμόφθοροι τοὺς ἑπτὰ στάχυας τοὺς καλοὺς καὶ τοὺς πλήρεις. εἶπα οὖν τοῖς ἐξηγηταῖς, καὶ οὐκ ἦν ὁ ἀπαγγέλλων μοι αὐτό.
25 Καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιωσὴφ τῷ Φαραώ· τὸ ἐνύπνιον Φαραὼ ἕν ἐστιν· ὅσα ὁ Θεὸς ποιεῖ, ἔδειξε τῷ Φαραώ.
26 αἱ ἑπτὰ βόες αἱ καλαὶ ἑπτὰ ἔτη ἐστί, καὶ οἱ ἑπτὰ στάχυες οἱ καλοὶ ἑπτὰ ἔτη ἐστί· τὸ ἐνύπνιον Φαραὼ ἕν ἐστι,
27 καὶ αἱ ἑπτὰ βόες αἱ λεπταὶ αἱ ἀναβαίνουσαι ὀπίσω αὐτῶν ἑπτὰ ἔτη ἐστί, καὶ οἱ ἑπτὰ στάχυες οἱ λεπτοὶ καὶ ἀνεμόφθοροι ἔσονται ἑπτὰ ἔτη λιμοῦ.
28 τὸ δὲ ρῆμα, ὃ εἴρηκα Φαραώ, ὅσα ὁ Θεὸς ποιεῖ, ἔδειξε τῷ Φαραώ,
29 ἰδοὺ ἑπτὰ ἔτη ἔρχεται εὐθηνία πολλὴ ἐν πάσῃ γῇ Αἰγύπτου·
30 ἥξει δὲ ἑπτὰ ἔτη λιμοῦ μετὰ ταῦτα, καὶ ἐπιλήσονται τῆς πλησμονῆς τῆς ἐσομένης ἐν ὅλῃ Αἰγύπτῳ, καὶ ἀναλώσει ὁ λιμὸς τὴν γῆν,
31 καὶ οὐκ ἐπιγνωσθήσεται ἡ εὐθηνία ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς ἀπὸ τοῦ λιμοῦ τοῦ ἐσομένου μετὰ ταῦτα· ἰσχυρὸς γὰρ ἔσται σφόδρα.
32 περὶ δὲ τοῦ δευτερῶσαι τὸ ἐνύπνιον Φαραὼ δίς, ὅτι ἀληθὲς ἔσται τὸ ρῆμα τὸ παρὰ τοῦ Θεοῦ, καὶ ταχυνεῖ ὁ Θεὸς τοῦ ποιῆσαι αὐτό.
33 νῦν οὖν σκέψαι ἄνθρωπον φρόνιμον καὶ συνετὸν καὶ κατάστησον αὐτὸν ἐπὶ γῆς Αἰγύπτου·
34 καὶ ποιησάτω Φαραὼ καὶ καταστησάτω τοπάρχας ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, καὶ ἀποπεμπτωσάτωσαν πάντα τὰ γεννήματα τῆς γῆς Αἰγύπτου τῶν ἑπτὰ ἐτῶν τῆς εὐθηνίας
35 καὶ συναγαγέτωσαν πάντα τὰ βρώματα τῶν ἑπτὰ ἐτῶν τῶν ἐρχομένων τῶν καλῶν τούτων, καὶ συναχθήτω ὁ σῖτος ὑπὸ χεῖρα Φαραώ, βρώματα ἐν ταῖς πόλεσι φυλαχθήτω·
36 καὶ ἔσται τὰ βρώματα τὰ πεφυλαγμένα τῇ γῇ εἰς τὰ ἑπτὰ ἔτη τοῦ λιμοῦ, ἃ ἔσονται ἐν γῇ Αἰγύπτου, καὶ οὐκ ἐκτριβήσεται ἡ γῇ ἐν τῷ λιμῷ.
37 ῎Ηρεσε δὲ τὸ ρῆμα ἐναντίον Φαραὼ καὶ ἐναντίον πάντων τῶν παίδων αὐτοῦ,
38 καὶ εἶπε Φαραὼ πᾶσι τοῖς παισὶν αὐτοῦ· μὴ εὑρήσομεν ἄνθρωπον τοιοῦτον, ὃς ἔχει πνεῦμα Θεοῦ ἐν αὐτῷ;
39 εἶπε δὲ Φαραὼ τῷ ᾿Ιωσήφ· ἐπειδὴ ἔδειξεν ὁ Θεός σοι πάντα ταῦτα, οὐκ ἔστιν ἄνθρωπος φρονιμώτερος καὶ συνετώτερός σου·
40 σὺ ἔσῃ ἐπὶ τῷ οἴκῳ μου, καὶ ἐπὶ τῷ στόματί σου ὑπακούσεται πᾶς ὁ λαός μου· πλὴν τὸν θρόνον ὑπερέξω σου ἐγώ.
41 εἶπε δὲ Φαραὼ τῷ ᾿Ιωσήφ· ἰδοὺ καθίστημί σε σήμερον ἐπὶ πάσης γῆς Αἰγύπτου.
42 καὶ περιελόμενος Φαραὼ τὸν δακτύλιον ἀπὸ τῆς χειρὸς αὐτοῦ, περιέθηκεν αὐτὸν ἐπί τὴν χεῖρα ᾿Ιωσὴφ καὶ ἐνέδυσεν αὐτὸν στολὴν βυσσίνην καὶ περιέθηκε κλοιὸν χρυσοῦν περὶ τὸν τράχηλον αὐτοῦ·
43 καὶ ἀνεβίβασεν αὐτὸν ἐπὶ τὸ ἅρμα τὸ δεύτερον τῶν αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐκήρυξεν ἔμπροσθεν αὐτοῦ κήρυξ· καὶ κατέστησεν αὐτὸν ἐφ᾿ ὅλης γῆς Αἰγύπτου.
44 εἶπε δὲ Φαραὼ τῷ ᾿Ιωσήφ· ἐγὼ Φαραώ, ἄνευ σοῦ οὐκ ἐξαρεῖ οὐδεὶς τὴν χεῖρα αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ πάσης γῆς Αἰγύπτου.
45 καὶ ἐκάλεσε Φαραὼ τὸ ὄνομα ᾿Ιωσήφ, Ψονθομφανήχ· καὶ ἔδωκεν αὐτῷ τὴν ᾿Ασεννὲθ θυγατέρα Πετεφρῆ ἱερέως ῾Ηλιουπόλεως αὐτῷ εἰς γυναῖκα.
46 ᾿Ιωσὴφ δὲ ἦν ἐτῶν τριάκοντα, ὅτε ἔστη ἐναντίον Φαραὼ βασιλέως Αἰγύπτου. ᾿Εξῆλθε δὲ ᾿Ιωσὴφ ἀπὸ προσώπου Φαραώ, καὶ διῆλθε πᾶσαν γῆν Αἰγύπτου.
47 καὶ ἐποίησεν ἡ γῆ ἐν τοῖς ἑπτὰ ἔτεσι τῆς εὐθηνίας δράγματα·
48 καὶ συνήγαγε πάντα τὰ βρώματα τῶν ἑπτὰ ἐτῶν, ἐν οἷς ἦν ἡ εὐθυνία ἐν τῇ γῇ Αἰγύπτου, καὶ ἔθηκε τὰ βρώματα ἐν ταῖς πόλεσι, βρώματα τῶν πεδίων τῆς πόλεως τῶν κύκλῳ αὐτῆς ἔθηκεν ἐν αὐτῇ.
49 καὶ συνήγαγεν ᾿Ιωσὴφ σῖτον ὡσεὶ τὴν ἄμμον τῆς θαλάσσης πολὺν σφόδρα, ἕως οὐκ ἠδύνατο ἀριθμηθῆναι, οὐ γὰρ ἦν ἀριθμός.
50 Τῷ δὲ ᾿Ιωσὴφ ἐγένοντο υἱοὶ δύο πρὸ τοῦ ἐλθεῖν τὰ ἑπτὰ ἔτη τοῦ λιμοῦ, οὓς ἔτεκεν αὐτῷ ᾿Ασεννὲθ ἡ θυγάτηρ Πετεφρῆ ἱερέως ῾Ηλιουπόλεως.
51 ἐκάλεσε δὲ ᾿Ιωσὴφ τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ πρωτοτόκου Μανασσῆ, ὅτι ἐπιλαθέσθαι με ἐποίησεν ὁ Θεὸς πάντων τῶν πόνων μου καὶ πάντων τῶν τοῦ πατρός μου.
52 τὸ δὲ ὄνομα τοῦ δευτέρου ἐκάλεσεν ᾿Εφραΐμ, ὅτι ηὔξησέ με ὁ Θεὸς ἐν γῇ ταπεινώσεώς μου.
53 Παρῆλθε δὲ τὰ ἑπτὰ ἔτη τῆς εὐθηνίας, ἃ ἐγένοντο ἐν τῇ γῇ Αἰγύπτου,
54 καὶ ἤρξατο τὰ ἑπτὰ ἔτη τοῦ λιμοῦ ἔρχεσθαι, καθὰ εἶπεν ᾿Ιωσήφ. καὶ ἐγένετο λιμὸς ἐν πάσῃ τῇ γῇ, ἐν δὲ πάσῃ τῇ γῇ Αἰγύπτου ἦσαν ἄρτοι.
55 καὶ ἐπείνασε πᾶσα ἡ γῆ Αἰγύπτου, ἔκραξε δὲ ὁ λαὸς πρὸς Φαραὼ περὶ ἄρτων· εἶπε δὲ Φαραὼ πᾶσι τοῖς Αἰγυπτίοις· πορεύεσθε πρὸς ᾿Ιωσήφ, καὶ ὃ ἐὰν εἴπῃ ὑμῖν, ποιήσατε.
56 καὶ ὁ λιμὸς ἦν ἐπὶ προσώπου πάσης τῆς γῆς· ἀνέῳξε δὲ ᾿Ιωσὴφ πάντας τοὺς σιτοβολῶνας καὶ ἐπώλει πᾶσι τοῖς Αἰγυπτίοις.
57 καὶ πᾶσαι αἱ χῶραι ἦλθον εἰς Αἴγυπτον ἀγοράζειν πρὸς ᾿Ιωσήφ· ἐπεκράτησε γὰρ ὁ λιμὸς ἐν πάσῃ τῇ γῇ.
ΙΔΩΝ δὲ ᾿Ιακὼβ ὅτι ἐστὶ πρᾶσις ἐν Αἰγύπτῳ, εἶπε τοῖς υἱοῖς αὐτοῦ· ἱνατί ραθυμεῖτε;
2 ἰδοὺ ἀκήκοα ὅτι ἐστὶ σῖτος ἐν Αἰγύπτῳ· κατάβητε ἐκεῖ καὶ πρίασθε ἡμῖν μικρὰ βρώματα, ἵνα ζήσωμεν καὶ μὴ ἀποθάνωμεν.
3 κατέβησαν δὲ οἱ ἀδελφοὶ ᾿Ιωσὴφ οἱ δέκα πρίασθαι σῖτον ἐξ Αἰγύπτου·
4 τὸν δὲ Βενιαμὶν τὸν ἀδελφὸν ᾿Ιωσὴφ οὐκ ἀπέστειλε μετὰ τῶν ἀδελφῶν αὐτοῦ, εἶπε γάρ· μή ποτε συμβῇ αὐτῷ μαλακία.
5 ῏Ηλθον δὲ οἱ υἱοὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ ἀγοράζειν μετὰ τῶν ἐρχομένων· ἦν γὰρ ὁ λιμὸς ἐν γῇ Χαναάν.
6 ᾿Ιωσὴφ δὲ ἦν ὁ ἄρχων τῆς γῆς, οὗτος ἐπώλει παντὶ τῷ λαῷ τῆς γῆς· ἐλθόντες δὲ οἱ ἀδελφοὶ ᾿Ιωσὴφ προσεκύνησαν αὐτῷ ἐπὶ πρόσωπον ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν.
7 ἰδὼν δὲ ᾿Ιωσὴφ τούς ἀδελφοὺς αὐτοῦ ἐπέγνω καὶ ἠλλοτριοῦτο ἀπ᾿ αὐτῶν καὶ ἐλάλησεν αὐτοῖς σκληρὰ καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· πόθεν ἥκατε; οἱ δὲ εἶπον· ἐκ γῆς Χαναὰν ἀγοράσαι βρώματα.
8 ἐπέγνω δὲ ᾿Ιωσὴφ τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς αὐτοῦ, αὐτοὶ δὲ οὐκ ἐπέγνωσαν αὐτόν.
9 καὶ ἐμνήσθη ᾿Ιωσὴφ τῶν ἐνυπνίων αὐτοῦ, ὧν εἶδεν αὐτός, καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· κατάσκοποί ἐστε, κατανοῆσαι τὰ ἴχνη τῆς χώρας ἥκατε.
10 οἱ δὲ εἶπαν· οὐχί, κύριε, οἱ παῖδές σου ἤλθομεν πρίασθαι βρώματα·
11 πάντες ἐσμὲν υἱοὶ ἑνὸς ἀνθρώπου· εἰρηνικοί ἐσμεν, οὐκ εἰσὶν οἱ παῖδές σου κατάσκοποι.
12 εἶπε δὲ αὐτοῖς· οὐχί, ἀλλὰ τὰ ἴχνη τῆς γῆς ἤλθετε ἰδεῖν.
13 οἱ δὲ εἶπαν· δώδεκά ἐσμεν οἱ παῖδες σου ἀδελφοὶ ἐν γῇ Χαναάν, καὶ ἰδοὺ ὁ νεώτερος μετὰ τοῦ πατρὸς ἡμῶν σήμερον, ὁ δὲ ἕτερος οὐχ ὑπάρχει.
14 εἶπε δὲ αὐτοῖς ᾿Ιωσήφ· τοῦτό ἐστιν ὃ εἴρηκα ὑμῖν λέγων, ὅτι κατάσκοποί ἐστε·
15 ἐν τούτῳ φανεῖσθε· νὴ τὴν ὑγίειαν Φαραώ, οὐ μὴ ἐξέλθητε ἐντεῦθεν, ἐὰν μὴ ὁ ἀδελφὸς ὑμῶν ὁ νεώτερος ἔλθῃ ὧδε.
16 ἀποστείλατε ἐξ ὑμῶν ἕνα καὶ λάβετε τὸν ἀδελφὸν ὑμῶν, ὑμεῖς δὲ ἀπάχθητε ἕως τοῦ φανερὰ γενέσθαι τὰ ρήματα ὑμῶν, εἰ ἀληθεύετε ἢ οὔ· εἰ δὲ μή, νὴ τὴν ὑγίειαν Φαραώ, ἦ μὴν κατάσκοποί ἐστε.
17 καὶ ἔθετο αὐτοὺς ἐν φυλακῇ ἡμέρας τρεῖς.
18 Εἶπε δὲ αὐτοῖς τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῇ τρίτῃ· τοῦτο ποιήσατε καὶ ζήσεσθε, τὸν Θεὸν γὰρ ἐγὼ φοβοῦμαι·
19 εἰ εἰρηνικοί ἐστε, ἀδελφὸς ὑμῶν κατασχεθήτω εἷς ἐν τῇ φυλακῇ, αὐτοὶ δὲ βαδίσατε καὶ ἀπαγάγετε τὸν ἀγορασμὸν τῆς σιτοδοσίας ὑμῶν,
20 καὶ τὸν ἀδελφὸν ὑμῶν τὸν νεώτερον ἀγάγετε πρός με, καὶ πιστευθήσονται τὰ ρήματα ὑμῶν· εἰ δὲ μή, ἀποθανεῖσθε. ἐποίησαν δὲ οὕτως.
21 καὶ εἶπεν ἕκαστος πρὸς τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ· ναί, ἐν ἁμαρτίαις γάρ ἐσμεν περὶ τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ ἡμῶν, ὅτι ὑπερείδομεν τὴν θλῖψιν τῆς ψυχῆς αὐτοῦ, ὅτε κατεδέετο ἡμῶν, καὶ οὐκ εἰσηκούσαμεν αὐτοῦ· καὶ ἕνεκεν τούτου ἐπῆλθεν ἐφ᾿ ἡμᾶς ἡ θλῖψις αὕτη.
22 ἀποκριθεὶς δὲ Ρουβὴν εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· οὐκ ἐλάλησα ὑμῖν λέγων, μὴ ἀδικήσητε τὸ παιδάριον; καὶ οὐκ ἠκούσατέ μου; καὶ ἰδοὺ τὸ αἷμα αὐτοῦ ἐκζητεῖται.
23 αὐτοὶ δὲ οὐκ ᾔδεισαν ὅτι ἀκούει ᾿Ιωσήφ· ὁ γὰρ ἑρμηνευτὴς ἀνὰ μέσον αὐτῶν ἦν.
24 ἀποστραφεὶς δὲ ἀπ᾿ αὐτῶν ἔκλαυσεν ᾿Ιωσήφ. καὶ πάλιν προσῆλθε πρὸς αὐτοὺς καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· καὶ ἔλαβε τὸν Συμεὼν ἀπ᾿ αὐτῶν καὶ ἔδησεν αὐτὸν ἐναντίον αὐτῶν.
25 ἐνετείλατο δὲ ᾿Ιωσήφ ἐμπλῆσαι τὰ ἀγγεῖα αὐτῶν σίτου καὶ ἀποδοῦναι τὸ ἀργύριον αὐτῶν ἑκάστῳ εἰς τὸν σάκκον αὐτοῦ καὶ δοῦναι αὐτοῖς ἐπισιτισμὸν εἰς τὴν ὁδόν. καὶ ἐγενήθη αὐτοῖς οὕτως.
26 καὶ ἐπιθέντες τὸν σῖτον ἐπὶ τοὺς ὄνους αὐτῶν ἀπῆλθον ἐκεῖθεν.
27 λύσας δὲ εἷς τὸν μάρσιππον αὐτοῦ δοῦναι χορτάσματα τοῖς ὄνοις αὐτοῦ, οὗ κατέλυσαν, καὶ εἶδε τὸν δεσμὸν τοῦ ἀργυρίου αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἦν ἐπάνω τοῦ στόματος τοῦ μαρσίππου·
28 καὶ εἶπε τοῖς ἀδελφοῖς αὐτοῦ· ἐπεδόθη μοι τὸ ἀργύριον, καὶ ἰδοὺ τοῦτο ἐν τῷ μαρσίππῳ μου, καὶ ἐξέστη ἡ καρδία αὐτῶν, καὶ ἐταράχθησαν πρὸς ἀλλήλους λέγοντες· τί τοῦτο ἐποίησεν ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῖν;
29 ῏Ηλθον δὲ πρὸς ᾿Ιακὼβ τὸν πατέρα αὐτῶν εἰς γῆν Χαναὰν καὶ ἀπήγγειλαν αὐτῷ πάντα τὰ συμβάντα αὐτοῖς, λέγοντες·
30 λελάληκεν ὁ ἄνθρωπος ὁ κύριος τῆς γῆς πρὸς ἡμᾶς σκληρὰ καὶ ἔθετο ἡμᾶς ἐν φυλακῇ ὡς κατασκοπεύοντας τὴν γῆν.
31 εἴπαμεν δὲ αὐτῷ· εἰρηνικοί ἐσμέν, οὐκ ἐσμὲν κατάσκοποι·
32 δώδεκα ἀδελφοί ἐσμεν, υἱοὶ τοῦ πατρὸς ἡμῶν· ὁ εἷς οὐχ ὑπάρχει, ὁ δὲ μικρὸς μετὰ τοῦ πατρὸς ἡμῶν σήμερον ἐν γῇ Χαναάν.
33 εἶπε δὲ ἡμῖν ὁ ἄνθρωπος ὁ κύριος τῆς γῆς· ἐν τούτῳ γνώσομαι ὅτι εἰρηνικοί ἐστε· ἀδελφὸν ἕνα ἄφετε ὧδε μετ᾿ ἐμοῦ, τὸν δὲ ἀγορασμὸν τῆς σιτοδοσίας τοῦ οἴκου ὑμῶν λαβόντες ἀπέλθατε.
34 καὶ ἀγάγετε πρός με τὸν ἀδελφὸν ὑμῶν τὸν νεώτερον, καὶ γνώσομαι ὅτι οὐ κατάσκοποί ἐστε, ἀλλ᾿ ὅτι εἰρηνικοί ἐστε, καὶ τὸν ἀδελφὸν ὑμῶν ἀποδώσω ὑμῖν, καὶ τῇ γῇ ἐμπορεύσεσθε.
35 ἐγένετο δὲ ἐν τῷ κατακενοῦν αὐτοὺς τοὺς σάκκους αὐτῶν, καὶ ἦν ἑκάστου ὁ δεσμὸς τοῦ ἀργυρίου ἐν τῷ σάκκῳ αὐτῶν· καὶ εἶδον τοὺς δεσμοὺς τοῦ ἀργυρίου αὐτῶν αὐτοὶ καὶ ὁ πατὴρ αὐτῶν, καὶ ἐφοβήθησαν.
36 εἶπε δὲ αὐτοῖς ᾿Ιακὼβ ὁ πατὴρ αὐτῶν· ἐμὲ ἠτεκνώσατε, ᾿Ιωσὴφ οὔκ ἔστι, Συμεὼν οὐκ ἔστι, καὶ τὸν Βενιαμὶν λήψεσθε; ἐπ᾿ ἐμὲ ἐγένετο ταῦτα πάντα.
37 εἶπε δὲ Ρουβὴν τῷ πατρὶ αὐτῶν λέγων· τοὺς δύο υἱούς μου ἀπόκτεινον, ἐὰν μὴ ἀγάγω αὐτὸν πρὸς σέ· δὸς αὐτὸν εἰς τὴν χεῖρά μου, κἀγὼ ἀνάξω αὐτὸν πρὸς σέ.
38 ὁ δὲ εἶπεν· οὐ καταβήσεται ὁ υἱός μου μεθ᾿ ὑμῶν, ὅτι ὁ ἀδελφὸς αὐτοῦ ἀπέθανε καὶ αὐτὸς μόνος καταλέλειπται· καὶ συμβήσεται αὐτὸν μαλακισθῆναι ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ, ᾗ ἐὰν πορεύησθε, καὶ κατάξετέ μου τὸ γῆρας μετὰ λύπης εἰς ἅδου.
39 ὁ δὲ λιμὸς ἐνίσχυσεν ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς.
ΕΓΕΝΕΤΟ δὲ ἡνίκα συνετέλεσαν καταφαγεῖν τὸν σῖτον, ὃν ἤνεγκαν ἐξ Αἰγύπτου, καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς ὁ πατὴρ αὐτῶν· πάλιν πορευθέντες πρίασθε ἡμῖν μικρὰ βρώματα.
2 εἶπε δὲ αὐτῷ ᾿Ιούδας λέγων· διαμαρτυρίᾳ μεμαρτύρηται ἡμῖν ὁ ἄνθρωπος ὁ κύριος τῆς γῆς λέγων· οὐκ ὄψεσθε τὸ πρόσωπόν μου, ἐὰν μὴ ὁ ἀδελφὸς ὑμῶν ὁ νεώτερος μεθ᾿ ὑμῶν ᾖ·
3 εἰ μὲν οὖν ἀποστέλλῃς τὸν ἀδελφὸν ἡμῶν μεθ᾿ ἡμῶν, καταβησόμεθα, καὶ ἀγοράσομέν σοι βρώματα.
4 εἰ δὲ μὴ ἀποστέλλῃς τὸν ἀδελφὸν ἡμῶν μεθ᾿ ἡμῶν, οὐ πορευσόμεθα. ὁ γὰρ ἄνθρωπος εἶπεν ἡμῖν, λέγων· οὐκ ὄψεσθέ μου τὸ πρόσωπον, ἐὰν μὴ ὁ ἀδελφὸς ὑμῶν ὁ νεώτερος μεθ᾿ ὑμῶν ᾖ.
5 εἶπε δὲ ᾿Ισραήλ· τί ἐκακοποιήσατέ με, ἀναγγείλαντες τῷ ἀνθρώπῳ ὅτι ἐστὶν ὑμῖν ἀδελφός;
6 οἱ δὲ εἶπαν· ἐρωτῶν ἐπηρώτησεν ἡμᾶς ὁ ἄνθρωπος καὶ τὴν γενεὰν ἡμῶν λέγων· εἰ ἔτι ὁ πατὴρ ὑμῶν ζῇ καὶ εἰ ἔστιν ὑμῖν ἀδελφός; καὶ ἀπηγγείλαμεν αὐτῷ κατὰ τὴν ἐπερώτησιν ταύτην. μὴ ᾔδειμεν ὅτι ἐρεῖ ἡμῖν· ἀγάγετε τὸν ἀδελφὸν ὑμῶν;
7 εἶπε δὲ ᾿Ιούδας πρὸς ᾿Ισραὴλ τὸν πατέρα αὐτοῦ· ἀπόστειλον τὸ παιδάριον μετ᾿ ἐμοῦ, καὶ ἀναστάντες πορευσόμεθα, ἵνα ζῶμεν καὶ μὴ ἀποθάνωμεν καὶ ἡμεῖς καὶ σὺ καὶ ἡ ἀποσκευὴ ἡμῶν.
8 ἐγὼ δὲ ἐκδέχομαι αὐτόν, ἐκ χειρός μου ζήτησον αὐτόν· ἐὰν μὴ ἀγάγω αὐτὸν πρὸς σὲ καὶ στήσω αὐτὸν ἐναντίον σου, ἡμαρτηκὼς ἔσομαι εἰς σὲ πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας.
9 εἰ μὴ γὰρ ἐβραδύναμεν, ἤδη ἂν ὑπεστρέψαμεν δίς.
10 εἶπε δὲ αὐτοῖς ᾿Ισραὴλ ὁ πατὴρ αὐτῶν· εἰ οὕτως ἐστί, τοῦτο ποιήσατε· λάβετε ἀπὸ τῶν καρπῶν τῆς γῆς ἐν τοῖς ἀγγείοις ὑμῶν καὶ καταγάγετε τῷ ἀνθρώπῳ δῶρα τῆς ρητίνης καὶ τοῦ μέλιτος, θυμίαμά τε καὶ στακτὴν καὶ τερέβινθον καὶ κάρυα.
11 καὶ τὸ ἀργύριον δισσὸν λάβετε ἐν ταῖς χερσὶν ὑμῶν· καὶ τὸ ἀργύριον τὸ ἀποστραφὲν ἐν τοῖς μαρσίπποις ὑμῶν ἀποστρέψατε μεθ᾿ ὑμῶν· μή ποτε ἀγνόημά ἐστι.
12 καὶ τὸν ἀδελφὸν ὑμῶν λάβετε καὶ ἀναστάντες κατάβητε πρὸς τὸν ἄνθρωπον.
13 ὁ δὲ Θεός μου δῴη ὑμῖν χάριν ἐναντίον τοῦ ἀνθρώπου, καὶ ἀποστείλαι τὸν ἀδελφὸν ὑμῶν τὸν ἕνα καὶ τὸν Βενιαμίν· ἐγὼ μὲν γὰρ καθάπερ ἠτέκνωμαι, ἠτέκνωμαι.
14 Λαβόντες δὲ οἱ ἄνδρες τὰ δῶρα ταῦτα καὶ τὸ ἀργύριον διπλοῦν ἔλαβον ἐν ταῖς χερσὶν αὐτῶν καὶ τὸν Βενιαμὶν καὶ ἀναστάντες κατέβησαν εἰς Αἴγυπτον καὶ ἔστησαν ἐναντίον ᾿Ιωσήφ.
15 εἶδε δὲ ᾿Ιωσὴφ αὐτοὺς καὶ τὸν Βενιαμὶν τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ τὸν ὁμομήτριον καὶ εἶπε τῷ ἐπὶ τῆς οἰκίας αὐτοῦ· εἰσάγαγε τοὺς ἀνθρώπους εἰς τὴν οἰκίαν καὶ σφάξον θύματα καὶ ἑτοίμασον· μετ᾿ ἐμοῦ γὰρ φάγονται οἱ ἄνθρωποι ἄρτους τὴν μεσημβρίαν.
16 ἐποίησε δὲ ὁ ἄνθρωπος, καθὰ εἶπεν ᾿Ιωσήφ, καὶ εἰσήγαγε τοὺς ἀνθρώπους εἰς τὸν οἶκον ᾿Ιωσήφ.
17 ἰδόντες δὲ οἱ ἄνδρες ὅτι εἰσήχθησαν εἰς τὸν οἶκον τοῦ ᾿Ιωσήφ, εἶπαν· διὰ τὸ ἀργύριον τὸ ἀποστραφὲν ἐν τοῖς μαρσίπποις ἡμῶν τὴν ἀρχὴν ἡμεῖς εἰσαγόμεθα τοῦ συκοφαντῆσαι ἡμᾶς καὶ ἐπιθέσθαι ἡμῖν τοῦ λαβεῖν ἡμᾶς εἰς παῖδας καὶ τοὺς ὄνους ἡμῶν.
18 προσελθόντες δὲ πρὸς τὸν ἄνθρωπον τὸν ἐπὶ τοῦ οἴκου τοῦ ᾿Ιωσὴφ ἐλάλησαν αὐτῷ ἐν τῷ πυλῶνι τοῦ οἴκου
19 λέγοντες· δεόμεθα, κύριε, κατέβημεν τὴν ἀρχὴν πρίασθαι βρώματα·
20 ἐγένετο δὲ ἡνίκα ἤλθομεν εἰς τὸ καταλῦσαι καὶ ἠνοίξαμεν τοὺς μαρσίππους ἡμῶν, καὶ τόδε τὸ ἀργύριον ἑκάστου ἐν τῷ μαρσίππῳ αὐτοῦ· τὸ ἀργύριον ἡμῶν ἐν σταθμῷ ἀπεστρέψαμεν νῦν ἐν ταῖς χερσὶν ἡμῶν
21 καὶ ἀργύριον ἕτερον ἠνέγκαμεν μεθ᾿ ἑαυτῶν ἀγοράσαι βρώματα· οὐκ οἴδαμεν, τίς ἐνέβαλε τὸ ἀργύριον εἰς τοὺς μαρσίππους ἡμῶν.
22 εἶπε δὲ αὐτοῖς· ἵλεως ὑμῖν, μὴ φοβεῖσθε· ὁ Θεὸς ὑμῶν καὶ ὁ Θεὸς τῶν πατέρων ὑμῶν ἔδωκεν ὑμῖν θησαυροὺς ἐν τοῖς μαρσίπποις ὑμῶν, καὶ τὸ ἀργύριον ὑμῶν εὐδοκιμοῦν ἀπέχω. καὶ ἐξήγαγε πρὸς αὐτοὺς τὸν Συμεὼν 23 καὶ ἤνεγκεν ὕδωρ νίψαι τοὺς πόδας αὐτῶν καὶ ἔδωκε χορτάσματα τοῖς ὄνοις αὐτῶν.
24 ἡτοίμασαν δὲ τὰ δῶρα ἕως τοῦ ἐλθεῖν τὸν ᾿Ιωσὴφ μεσημβρίας· ἤκουσαν γὰρ ὅτι ἐκεῖ μέλλει ἀριστᾶν.
25 Εἰσῆλθε δὲ ᾿Ιωσὴφ εἰς τὴν οἰκίαν, καὶ προσήνεγκαν αὐτῷ τὰ δῶρα, ἃ εἶχον ἐν ταῖς χερσὶν αὐτῶν, εἰς τὸν οἶκον καὶ προσεκύνησαν αὐτῷ ἐπὶ πρόσωπον ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν.
26 ἠρώτησε δὲ αὐτούς, πῶς ἔχετε; καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· εἰ ὑγιαίνει ὁ πατὴρ ὑμῶν ὁ πρεσβύτης, ὃν εἴπατε; ἔτι ζῇ;
27 οἱ δὲ εἶπαν· ὑγιαίνει ὁ παῖς σου ὁ πατὴρ ἡμῶν, ἔτι ζῇ· καὶ εἶπεν· εὐλογημένος ὁ ἄνθρωπος ἐκεῖνος τῷ Θεῷ. καὶ κύψαντες προσεκύνησαν αὐτῷ.
28 ἀναβλέψας δὲ τοῖς ὀφθαλμοῖς αὐτοῦ ᾿Ιωσὴφ εἶδε Βενιαμὶν τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ τὸν ὁμομήτριον καὶ εἶπεν· οὗτος ὁ ἀδελφὸς ὑμῶν ὁ νεώτερος, ὃν εἴπατε πρός με ἀγαγεῖν; καὶ εἶπεν· ὁ Θεὸς ἐλεήσαι σε τέκνον.
29 ἐταράχθη δὲ ᾿Ιωσήφ, συνεστρέφετο γὰρ τὰ ἔγκατα αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τῷ ἀδελφῷ αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐζήτει κλαῦσαι· εἰσελθὼν δὲ εἰς τὸ ταμεῖον ἔκλαυσεν ἐκεῖ.
30 καὶ νιψάμενος τὸ πρόσωπον ἐξελθὼν ἐνεκρατεύσατο καὶ εἶπε· παράθετε ἄρτους.
31 καὶ παρέθηκαν αὐτῷ μόνῳ καὶ αὐτοῖς καθ᾿ ἑαυτοὺς καὶ τοῖς Αἰγυπτίοις τοῖς συνδειπνοῦσι μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ καθ᾿ ἑαυτούς· οὐ γὰρ ἐδύναντο οἱ Αἰγύπτιοι συνεσθίειν μετὰ τῶν ῾Εβραίων ἄρτους, βδέλυγμα γάρ ἐστι τοῖς Αἰγυπτίοις.
32 ἐκάθισαν δὲ ἐναντίον αὐτοῦ, ὁ πρωτότοκος κατὰ τὰ πρεσβεῖα αὐτοῦ καὶ ὁ νεώτερος κατὰ τὴν νεότητα αὐτοῦ· ἐξίσταντο δὲ οἱ ἄνθρωποι ἕκαστος πρὸς τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ.
33 ᾖραν δὲ μερίδας παρ᾿ αὐτοῦ πρὸς αὐτούς· ἐμεγαλύνθη δὲ ἡ μερὶς Βενιαμὶν παρὰ τὰς μερίδας πάντων πενταπλασίως πρὸς τὰς ἐκείνων, ἔπιον δὲ καὶ ἐμεθύσθησαν μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ.
ΚΑΙ ἐνετείλατο ὁ ᾿Ιωσὴφ τῷ ὄντι ἐπὶ τῆς οἰκίας αὐτοῦ λέγων· πλήσατε τοὺς μαρσίππους τῶν ἀνθρώπων βρωμάτων, ὅσα ἐὰν δύνωνται ἆραι, καὶ ἐμβάλετε ἑκάστου τὸ ἀργύριον ἐπὶ τοῦ στόματος τοῦ μαρσίππου
2 καὶ τὸ κόνδυ μου τὸ ἀργυροῦν ἐμβάλετε εἰς τὸν μάρσιππον τοῦ νεωτέρου καὶ τὴν τιμὴν τοῦ σίτου αὐτοῦ. ἐγενήθη δὲ κατὰ τὸ ρῆμα ᾿Ιωσήφ, καθὼς εἶπε.
3 τὸ πρωΐ διέφαυσε, καὶ οἱ ἄνθρωποι ἀπεστάλησαν, αὐτοὶ καὶ οἱ ὄνοι αὐτῶν.
4 ἐξελθόντων δὲ αὐτῶν τὴν πόλιν, οὐκ ἀπέσχον μακράν, καὶ ᾿Ιωσὴφ εἶπε τῷ ἐπὶ τῆς οἰκίας αὐτοῦ· ἀναστὰς ἐπιδίωξον ὀπίσω τῶν ἀνθρώπων καὶ καταλήψῃ αὐτοὺς καὶ ἐρεῖς αὐτοῖς· τί ὅτι ἀνταπεδώκατε πονηρὰ ἀντὶ καλῶν;
5 ἱνατί ἐκλέψατέ μου τὸ κόνδυ τὸ ἀργυροῦν; οὐ τοῦτό ἐστιν, ἐν ᾧ πίνει ὁ κύριός μου; αὐτὸς δὲ οἰωνισμῷ οἰωνίζεται ἐν αὐτῷ. πονηρὰ συντετελέκατε, ἃ πεποιήκατε.
6 εὑρὼν δὲ αὐτοὺς εἶπεν αὐτοῖς κατὰ τὰ ρήματα ταῦτα.
7 οἱ δὲ εἶπαν αὐτῷ· ἱνατί λαλεῖ ὁ κύριος κατὰ τὰ ρήματα ταῦτα; μὴ γένοιτο τοῖς παισί σου ποιῆσαι κατὰ τὸ ρῆμα τοῦτο.
8 εἰ τὸ μὲν ἀργύριον, ὁ εὕρομεν ἐν τοῖς μαρσίπποις ἡμῶν, ἀπεστρέψαμεν πρὸς σὲ ἐκ γῆς Χαναάν, πῶς ἂν κλέψαιμεν ἐκ τοῦ οἴκου τοῦ κυρίου σου ἀργύριον ἢ χρυσίον;
9 παρ᾿ ᾧ ἂν εὕρῃς τὸ κόνδυ τῶν παίδων σου, ἀποθνησκέτω· καὶ ἡμεῖς δὲ ἐσόμεθα παῖδες τῷ κυρίῳ ἡμῶν.
10 ὁ δὲ εἶπε· καὶ νῦν ὡς λέγετε, οὕτως ἔσται· παρ᾿ ᾧ ἂν εὑρεθῇ τὸ κόνδυ, ἔσται μου παῖς, ὑμεῖς δὲ ἔσεσθε καθαροί.
11 καὶ ἔσπευσαν καὶ καθεῖλαν ἕκαστος τὸν μάρσιππον αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν καὶ ἤνοιξαν ἕκαστος τὸν μάρσιππον αὐτοῦ.
12 ἠρεύνησε δὲ ἀπὸ τοῦ πρεσβυτέρου ἀρξάμενος, ἕως ἦλθεν ἐπὶ τὸν νεώτερον, καὶ εὗρε τὸ κόνδυ ἐν τῷ μαρσίππῳ τοῦ Βενιαμίν.
13 καὶ διέρρηξαν τὰ ἱμάτια αὐτῶν καὶ ἐπέθηκαν ἕκαστος τὸν μάρσιππον αὐτοῦ ἐπί τὸν ὄνον αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐπέστρεψαν εἰς τὴν πόλιν.
14 εἰσῆλθε δὲ ᾿Ιούδας καὶ οἱ ἀδελφοὶ αὐτοῦ πρὸς ᾿Ιωσήφ, ἔτι αὐτοῦ ὄντος ἐκεῖ, καὶ ἔπεσον ἐναντίον αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν.
15 εἶπε δὲ αὐτοῖς ᾿Ιωσήφ· τί τὸ πρᾶγμα τοῦτο ἐποιήσατε; οὐκ οἴδατε ὅτι οἰωνισμῷ οἰωνιεῖται ὁ ἄνθρωπος, οἷος ἐγώ;
16 εἶπε δὲ ᾿Ιούδας· τί ἀντεροῦμεν τῷ κυρίῳ, ἢ τί λαλήσομεν, ἢ τί δικαιωθῶμεν; ὁ Θεὸς δὲ εὗρε τὴν ἀδικίαν τῶν παίδων σου. ἰδού ἐσμεν οἰκέται τῷ κυρίῳ ἡμῶν, καὶ ἡμεῖς καὶ παρ᾿ ᾧ εὑρέθη τὸ κόνδυ.
17 εἶπε δὲ ᾿Ιωσήφ· μή μοι γένοιτο ποιῆσαι τὸ ρῆμα τοῦτο· ὁ ἄνθρωπος, παρ᾿ ᾧ εὑρέθη τὸ κόνδυ αὐτὸς ἔσται μου παῖς. ὑμεῖς δὲ ἀνάβητε μετὰ σωτηρίας πρὸς τὸν πατέρα ὑμῶν.
18 ᾿Εγγίσας δὲ αὐτῷ ᾿Ιούδας εἶπε· δέομαι, κύριε· λαλησάτω ὁ παῖς σου ρῆμα ἐναντίον σου, καὶ μὴ θυμωθῇς τῷ παιδί σου, ὅτι σὺ εἶ μετὰ Φαραώ.
19 κύριε, σὺ ἠρώτησας τοὺς παῖδάς σου, λέγων· εἰ ἔχετε πατέρα ἢ ἀδελφόν;
20 καὶ εἴπαμεν τῷ κυρίῳ· ἔστιν ἡμῖν πατὴρ πρεσβύτερος καὶ παιδίον γήρους νεώτερον αὐτῷ, καὶ ὁ ἀδελφὸς αὐτοῦ ἀπέθανεν, αὐτὸς δὲ μόνος ὑπελείφθη τῇ μητρὶ αὐτοῦ, ὁ δὲ πατὴρ αὐτὸν ἠγάπησεν.
21 εἶπας δὲ τοῖς παισί σου· καταγάγετε αὐτὸν πρός με, καὶ ἐπιμελοῦμαι αὐτοῦ.
22 καὶ εἴπαμεν τῷ κυρίῳ· οὐ δυνήσεται τὸ παιδίον καταλιπεῖν τὸν πατέρα αὐτοῦ· ἐὰν δὲ καταλίπῃ τὸν πατέρα, ἀποθανεῖται.
23 σὺ δὲ εἶπας τοῖς παισί σου· ἐὰν μὴ καταβῇ ὁ ἀδελφὸς ὑμῶν ὁ νεώτερος μεθ᾿ ὑμῶν, οὐ προσθήσεσθε ἰδεῖν τὸ πρόσωπόν μου.
24 ἐγένετο δὲ ἡνίκα ἀνέβημεν πρὸς τὸν παῖδά σου πατέρα ἡμῶν, ἀπηγγείλαμεν αὐτῷ τὰ ρήματα τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν.
25 εἶπε δὲ ὁ πατὴρ ἡμῶν· βαδίσατε πάλιν καὶ ἀγοράσατε ἡμῖν μικρὰ βρώματα.
26 ἡμεῖς δέ εἴπομεν· οὐ δυνησόμεθα καταβῆναι. ἀλλ᾿ εἰ μὲν ὁ ἀδελφὸς ἡμῶν ὁ νεώτερος καταβαίνει μεθ᾿ ἡμῶν, καταβησόμεθα· οὐ γὰρ δυνησόμεθα ἰδεῖν τὸ πρόσωπον τοῦ ἀνθρώπου, τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ ἡμῶν τοῦ νεωτέρου μὴ ὄντος μεθ᾿ ἡμῶν.
27 εἶπε δὲ ὁ παῖς σου, ὁ πατὴρ ἡμῶν πρὸς ἡμᾶς· ὑμεῖς γινώσκετε ὅτι δύο ἔτεκέ μοι ἡ γυνή·
28 καὶ ἐξῆλθεν ὁ εἷς ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ, καὶ εἴπατε ὅτι θηριόβρωτος γέγονε, καὶ οὐκ εἶδον αὐτὸν ἄχρι νῦν·
29 ἐὰν οὖν λάβητε καὶ τοῦτον ἐκ τοῦ προσώπου μου καὶ συμβῇ αὐτῷ μαλακία ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ, καὶ κατάξετέ μου τὸ γῆρας μετὰ λύπης εἰς ᾅδου.
30 νῦν οὖν ἐὰν εἰσπορεύωμαι πρὸς τὸν παῖδά σου, πατέρα δὲ ἡμῶν, καὶ τὸ παιδίον μὴ ᾖ μεθ᾿ ἡμῶν, ἡ δὲ ψυχὴ αὐτοῦ ἐκκρέμαται ἐκ τῆς τούτου ψυχῆς,
31 καὶ ἔσται ἐν τῷ ἰδεῖν αὐτὸν μὴ ὂν τὸ παιδίον μεθ᾿ ἡμῶν, τελευτήσει, καὶ κατάξουσιν οἱ παῖδές σου τὸ γῆρας τοῦ παιδός σου, πατρὸς δὲ ἡμῶν, μετὰ λύπης εἰς ᾅδου.
32 ὁ γὰρ παῖς σου παρὰ τοῦ πατρὸς ἐκδέδεκται τὸ παιδίον λέγων· ἐὰν μὴ ἀγάγω αὐτὸν πρὸς σὲ καὶ στήσω αὐτὸν ἐνώπιόν σου, ἡμαρτηκὼς ἔσομαι εἰς τὸν πατέρα πάσας τάς ἡμέρας.
33 νῦν οὖν παραμενῶ σοι παῖς ἀντὶ τοῦ παιδίου, οἰκέτης τοῦ κυρίου· τὸ δὲ παιδίον ἀναβήτω μετὰ τῶν ἀδελφῶν αὐτοῦ.
34 πῶς γὰρ ἀναβήσομαι πρὸς τὸν πατέρα, τοῦ παιδίου μὴ ὄντος μεθ᾿ ἡμῶν; ἵνα μὴ ἴδω τὰ κακά, ἃ εὑρήσει τὸν πατέρα μου.
ΚΑΙ οὐκ ἠδύνατο ᾿Ιωσὴφ ἀνέχεσθαι πάντων τῶν παρεστηκότων αὐτῷ, ἀλλ᾿ εἶπεν· ἐξαποστείλατε πάντας ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ. καὶ οὐ παρειστήκει οὐδεὶς τῷ ᾿Ιωσήφ, ἡνίκα ἀνεγνωρίζετο τοῖς ἀδελφοῖς αὐτοῦ.
2 καὶ ἀφῆκε φωνὴν μετὰ κλαυθμοῦ· ἤκουσαν δὲ πάντες οἱ Αἰγύπτιοι, καὶ ἀκουστὸν ἐγένετο εἰς τὸν οἶκον Φαραώ.
3 εἶπε δὲ ᾿Ιωσὴφ πρὸς τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς αὐτοῦ· ἐγώ εἰμι ᾿Ιωσήφ. ἔτι ὁ πατήρ μου ζῇ; καὶ οὐκ ἠδύναντο οἱ ἀδελφοὶ ἀποκριθῆναι αὐτῷ· ἐταράχθησαν γάρ.
4 εἶπε δὲ ᾿Ιωσὴφ πρὸς τούς ἀδελφοὺς αὐτοῦ· ἐγγίσατε πρός με, καὶ ἤγγισαν. καὶ εἶπεν· ἐγώ εἰμι ᾿Ιωσὴφ ὁ ἀδελφὸς ὑμῶν, ὃν ἀπέδοσθε εἰς Αἴγυπτον.
5 νῦν οὖν μὴ λυπεῖσθε, μηδὲ σκληρὸν ὑμῖν φανήτω, ὅτι ἀπέδοσθέ με ὧδε· εἰς γὰρ ζωὴν ἀπέστειλέ με ὁ Θεὸς ἔμπροσθεν ὑμῶν·
6 τοῦτο γὰρ δεύτερον ἔτος λιμὸς ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, καὶ ἔτι λοιπὰ πέντε ἔτη, ἐν οἷς οὐκ ἔστιν ἀροτρίασις οὐδὲ ἄμητος·
7 ἀπέστειλε γάρ με ὁ Θεὸς ἔμπροσθεν ὑμῶν, ὑπολείπεσθαι ὑμῖν κατάλειμμα ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς καὶ ἐκθρέψαι ὑμῶν κατάλειψιν μεγάλην.
8 νῦν οὐχ ὑμεῖς με ἀπεστάλκατε ὧδε, ἀλλ᾿ ἢ ὁ Θεός, καὶ ἐποίησέ με ὡς πατέρα Φαραὼ καὶ κύριον παντὸς τοῦ οἴκου αὐτοῦ καὶ ἄρχοντα πάσης γῆς Αἰγύπτου.
9 σπεύσαντες οὖν ἀνάβητε πρὸς τὸν πατέρα μου καὶ εἴπατε αὐτῷ· τάδε λέγει ὁ υἱός σου ᾿Ιωσήφ· ἐποίησέ με ὁ Θεὸς κύριον πάσης γῆς Αἰγύπτου· κατάβηθι οὖν πρός με καὶ μὴ μείνῃς·
10 καὶ κατοικήσεις ἐν γῇ Γεσὲμ ᾿Αραβίας καὶ ἔσῃ ἐγγύς μου σὺ καὶ οἱ υἱοί σου καὶ οἱ υἱοὶ τῶν υἱῶν σου, τὰ πρόβατά σου καὶ οἱ βόες σου καὶ ὅσα σοι ἐστί,
11 καὶ ἐκθρέψω σε ἐκεῖ· ἔτι γὰρ πέντε ἔτη λιμός· ἵνα μὴ ἐκτριβῇς σὺ καὶ οἱ υἱοί σου καὶ πάντα τὰ ὑπάρχοντά σου.
12 ἰδοὺ οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ ὑμῶν βλέπουσι καὶ οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ Βενιαμὶν τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ μου, ὅτι τὸ στόμα μου τὸ λαλοῦν πρὸς ὑμᾶς.
13 ἀπαγγείλατε οὖν τῷ πατρί μου πᾶσαν τὴν δόξαν μου τὴν ἐν Αἰγύπτῳ καὶ ὅσα εἴδετε, καὶ ταχύναντες καταγάγετε τὸν πατέρα μου ὧδε.
14 καὶ ἐπιπεσὼν ἐπὶ τὸν τράχηλον Βενιαμὶν τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ αὐτοῦ ἔκλαυσεν ἐπ᾿ αὐτῷ, καὶ Βενιαμὶν ἔκλαυσεν ἐπὶ τῷ τραχήλῳ αὐτοῦ.
15 καὶ καταφιλήσας πάντας τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς αὐτοῦ ἔκλαυσεν ἐπ᾿ αὐτοῖς, καὶ μετὰ ταῦτα ἐλάλησαν οἱ ἀδελφοὶ αὐτοῦ πρὸς αὐτόν.
16 Καὶ διεβοήθη ἡ φωνὴ εἰς τὸν οἶκον Φαραὼ λέγοντες· ἥκασιν οἱ ἀδελφοὶ ᾿Ιωσήφ. ἐχάρη δὲ Φαραὼ καὶ ἡ θεραπεία αὐτοῦ.
17 εἶπε δὲ Φαραὼ πρὸς ᾿Ιωσήφ· εἰπὸν τοῖς ἀδελφοῖς σου, τοῦτο ποιήσατε· γεμίσατε τὰ φορεῖα ὑμῶν καὶ ἀπέλθετε εἰς γῆν Χαναὰν
18 καὶ ἀναλαβόντες τὸν πατέρα ὑμῶν καὶ τὰ ὑπάρχοντα ὑμῶν ἥκετε πρός με, καὶ δώσω ὑμῖν πάντων τῶν ἀγαθῶν Αἰγύπτου, καὶ φάγεσθε τὸν μυελὸν τῆς γῆς.
19 σὺ δὲ ἔντειλαι ταῦτα, λαβεῖν αὐτοῖς ἁμάξας ἐκ γῆς Αἰγύπτου τοῖς παιδίοις ὑμῶν καὶ ταῖς γυναιξὶν ὑμῶν. καὶ ἀναλαβόντες τὸν πατέρα ὑμῶν παραγίνεσθε·
20 καὶ μὴ φείσησθε τοῖς ὀφθαλμοῖς τῶν σκευῶν ὑμῶν, τὰ γὰρ πάντα ἀγαθὰ Αἰγύπτου ὑμῖν ἔσται.
21 ἐποίησαν δὲ οὕτως οἱ υἱοὶ ᾿Ισραήλ· ἔδωκε δὲ ᾿Ιωσὴφ αὐτοῖς ἁμάξας κατὰ τὰ εἰρημένα ὑπὸ Φαραὼ τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ ἔδωκεν αὐτοῖς ἐπισιτισμὸν εἰς τὴν ὁδόν,
22 καὶ πᾶσιν ἔδωκε δισσὰς στολάς, τῷ δὲ Βενιαμὶν ἔδωκε τριακοσίους χρυσοῦς καὶ πέντε ἐξαλλασσούσας στολάς,
23 καὶ τῷ πατρὶ αὐτοῦ ἀπέστειλε κατὰ τὰ αὐτὰ καὶ δέκα ὄνους αἴροντας ἀπὸ πάντων τῶν ἀγαθῶν Αἰγύπτου καὶ δέκα ἡμιόνους αἰρούσας ἄρτους τῷ πατρὶ αὐτοῦ εἰς ὁδόν.
24 ἐξαπέστειλε δὲ τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐπορεύθησαν· καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· μὴ ὀργίζεσθε ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ.
25 Καὶ ἀνέβησαν ἐξ Αἰγύπτου καὶ ἦλθον εἰς γῆν Χαναὰν πρὸς ᾿Ιακὼβ τὸν πατέρα αὐτῶν,
26 καὶ ἀνήγγειλαν αὐτῷ λέγοντες· ὅτι ὁ υἱός σου ᾿Ιωσὴφ ζῇ, καὶ αὐτὸς ἄρχει πάσης γῆς Αἰγύπτου. καὶ ἐξέστη τῇ διανοίᾳ ᾿Ιακώβ· οὐ γὰρ ἐπίστευσεν αὐτοῖς.
27 ἐλάλησαν δὲ αὐτῷ πάντα τὰ ρηθέντα ὑπὸ ᾿Ιωσήφ, ὅσα εἶπεν αὐτοῖς. ἰδὼν δὲ τὰς ἁμάξας, ἃς ἀπέστειλεν ᾿Ιωσὴφ ὥστε ἀναλαβεῖν αὐτόν, ἀνεζωπύρησε τὸ πνεῦμα ᾿Ιακὼβ τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτῶν.
28 εἶπε δὲ ᾿Ισραήλ· μέγα μοί ἐστιν, εἰ ἔτι ᾿Ιωσὴφ ὁ υἱός μου ζῇ· πορευθεὶς ὄψομαι αὐτὸν πρὸ τοῦ ἀποθανεῖν με.
ΑΠΑΡΑΣ δὲ ᾿Ισραήλ, αὐτὸς καὶ πάντα τὰ αὐτοῦ, ἦλθεν ἐπὶ τὸ φρέαρ τοῦ ὅρκου καὶ ἔθυσε θυσίαν τῷ Θεῷ τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ ᾿Ισαάκ.
2 εἶπε δὲ ὁ Θεὸς τῷ ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐν ὁράματι τῆς νυκτός, εἰπών· ᾿Ιακώβ, ᾿Ιακώβ, ὁ δὲ εἶπε· τί ἐστιν;
3 ὁ δὲ λέγει αὐτῷ· ἐγώ εἰμι ὁ Θεὸς τῶν πατέρων σου· μὴ φοβοῦ καταβῆναι εἰς Αἴγυπτον· εἰς γὰρ ἔθνος μέγα ποιήσω σε ἐκεῖ,
4 καὶ ἐγὼ καταβήσομαι μετὰ σοῦ εἰς Αἴγυπτον, καὶ ἐγὼ ἀναβιβάσω σε εἰς τέλος, καὶ ᾿Ιωσὴφ ἐπιβαλεῖ τὰς χεῖρας αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τοὺς ὀφθαλμούς σου.
5 ἀνέστη δὲ ᾿Ιακὼβ ἀπὸ τοῦ φρέατος τοῦ ὅρκου, καὶ ἀνέλαβον οἱ υἱοὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ τὸν πατέρα αὐτῶν καὶ τὴν ἀποσκευὴν καὶ τὰς γυναῖκας αὐτῶν ἐπὶ τὰς ἁμάξας ἃς ἀπέστειλεν ᾿Ιωσὴφ ἆραι αὐτόν,
6 καὶ ἀναλαβόντες τὰ ὑπάρχοντα αὐτῶν καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν κτῆσιν, ἣν ἐκτήσαντο ἐν γῇ Χαναάν, εἰσῆλθον εἰς Αἴγυπτον, ᾿Ιακὼβ καὶ πᾶν τὸ σπέρμα αὐτοῦ μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ,
7 υἱοὶ καὶ υἱοὶ τῶν υἱῶν αὐτοῦ μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ, θυγατέρες καὶ θυγατέρες τῶν θυγατέρων αὐτοῦ· καὶ πᾶν τὸ σπέρμα αὐτοῦ ἤγαγεν εἰς Αἴγυπτον.
8 Ταῦτα δὲ τὰ ὀνόματα τῶν υἱῶν ᾿Ισραὴλ τῶν εἰσελθόντων εἰς Αἴγυπτον ἅμα ᾿Ιακὼβ τῷ πατρὶ αὐτῶν. ᾿Ιακὼβ καὶ υἱοὶ αὐτοῦ· πρωτότοκος ᾿Ιακὼβ Ρουβήν.
9 υἱοὶ δὲ Ρουβήν· ᾿Ενὼχ καὶ Φαλλούς, ᾿Ασρὼν καὶ Χαρμί.
10 υἱοὶ δὲ Συμεών· ᾿Ιεμουὴλ καὶ ᾿Ιαμεὶν καὶ ᾿Αὼδ καὶ ᾿Ιαχεὶν καὶ Σαὰρ καὶ Σαοὺλ υἱὸς τῆς Χανανίτιδος.
11 υἱοὶ δὲ Λευΐ· Γηρσών, Καὰθ καὶ Μεραρί.
12 υἱοὶ δὲ ᾿Ιούδα· ῍Ηρ καὶ Αὐνὰν καὶ Σηλὼμ καὶ Φαρὲς καὶ Ζαρά· ἀπέθανε δὲ ῍Ηρ καὶ Αὐνὰν ἐν γῇ Χαναάν· ἐγένοντο δὲ υἱοὶ Φαρές· ᾿Εσρὼν καὶ ᾿Ιεμουήλ.
13 υἱοὶ δὲ ᾿Ισσάχαρ· Θωλὰ καὶ Φουὰ καὶ ᾿Ιασοὺβ καὶ Ζαμβράμ.
14 υἱοὶ δὲ Ζαβουλών· Σερὲδ καὶ ᾿Αλλὼν καὶ ᾿Αχοήλ.
15 οὗτοι υἱοὶ Λείας, οὓς ἔτεκε τῷ ᾿Ιακὼβ ἐν Μεσοποταμίᾳ τῆς Συρίας, καὶ Δείναν τὴν θυγατέρα αὐτοῦ· πᾶσαι αἱ ψυχαί, υἱοὶ καὶ θυγατέρες, τριάκοντα τρεῖς.
16 υἱοὶ δὲ Γάδ· Σαφὼν καὶ ᾿Αγγὶς καὶ Σαυνὶς καὶ Θασοβὰν καὶ ᾿Αηδεὶς καὶ ᾿Αροηδεὶς καὶ ᾿Αρεηλείς.
17 υἱοὶ δὲ ᾿Ασήρ· ᾿Ιεμνά, ᾿Ιεσσουὰ καὶ ᾿Ιεοὺλ καὶ Βαριὰ καὶ Σάρα ἀδελφὴ αὐτῶν. υἱοὶ δὲ Βαριά· Χοβόρ καὶ Μελχιίλ.
18 οὗτοι υἱοὶ Ζελφᾶς, ἣν ἔδωκε Λάβαν Λείᾳ τῇ θυγατρὶ αὐτοῦ, ἣ ἔτεκε τούτους τῷ ᾿Ιακὼβ δεκαὲξ ψυχάς.
19 υἱοὶ δὲ Ραχὴλ γυναικὸς ᾿Ιακώβ· ᾿Ιωσὴφ καὶ Βενιαμίν.
20 ἐγένοντο δὲ υἱοὶ ᾿Ιωσὴφ ἐν γῇ Αἰγύπτου, οὓς ἔτεκεν αὐτῷ ᾿Ασεννὲθ θυγάτηρ Πετεφρῆ ἱερέως ῾Ηλιουπόλεως, τὸν Μανασσῆ καὶ τὸν ᾿Εφραΐμ. ἐγένοντο δὲ υἱοὶ Μανασσῆ, οὓς ἔτεκεν αὐτῷ ἡ παλλακὴ ἡ Σύρα, τὸν Μαχίρ· Μαχὶρ δὲ ἐγέννησε τὸν Γαλαάδ. υἱοὶ δὲ ᾿Εφραΐμ ἀδελφοῦ Μανασσῆ· Σουταλαὰμ καὶ Ταάμ. υἱοὶ δὲ Σουταλαάμ· ᾿Εδέμ.
21 υἱοὶ δὲ Βενιαμίν· Βαλὰ καὶ Χοβὼρ καὶ ᾿Ασβήλ· ἐγένοντο δὲ υἱοὶ Βαλά· Γηρὰ καὶ Νεομὰν καὶ ᾿Αγχὶς καὶ Ρὼς καὶ Μαμφὶμ καὶ ᾿Οφιμίν. Γηρὰ δὲ ἐγέννησε τὸν ᾿Αράδ.
22 οὗτοι υἱοὶ Ραχήλ, οὓς ἔτεκε τῷ ᾿Ιακώβ· πᾶσαι αἱ ψυχαὶ δεκαοκτώ.
23 υἱοὶ δὲ Δάν· ᾿Ασόμ.
24 καὶ υἱοὶ Νεφθαλείμ· ᾿Ασιὴλ καὶ Γωυνὶ καὶ ᾿Ισσάαρ καὶ Συλλήμ.
25 οὗτοι υἱοὶ Βαλᾶς, ἣν ἔδωκε Λάβαν Ραχὴλ τῇ θυγατρὶ αὐτοῦ, ἣ ἔτεκε τούτους τῷ ᾿Ιακώβ· πᾶσαι αἱ ψυχαὶ ἑπτά.
26 πᾶσαι δέ αἱ ψυχαὶ αἱ εἰσελθοῦσαι μετὰ ᾿Ιακὼβ εἰς Αἴγυπτον, οἱ ἐξελθόντες ἐκ τῶν μηρῶν αὐτοῦ, χωρὶς τῶν γυναικῶν υἱῶν ᾿Ιακώβ, πᾶσαι ψυχαὶ ἑξηκονταέξ.
27 υἱοὶ δὲ ᾿Ιωσὴφ οἱ γενόμενοι αὐτῷ ἐν γῇ Αἰγύπτῳ ψυχαὶ ἐννέα. πᾶσαι ψυχαὶ οἴκου ᾿Ιακὼβ αἱ εἰσελθοῦσαι μετὰ ᾿Ιακὼβ εἰς Αἴγυπτον ψυχαὶ ἑβδομηκονταπέντε.
28 Τὸν δὲ ᾿Ιούδαν ἀπέστειλεν ἔμπροσθεν αὐτοῦ πρὸς ᾿Ιωσὴφ συναντῆσαι αὐτῷ καθ᾿ ῾Ηρώων πόλιν, εἰς γῆν Ραμεσσῆ.
29 ζεύξας δὲ ᾿Ιωσὴφ τὰ ἅρματα αὐτοῦ ἀνέβη εἰς συνάντησιν ᾿Ισραὴλ τῷ πατρὶ αὐτοῦ καθ᾿ ῾Ηρώων πόλιν καὶ ὀφθεὶς αὐτῷ ἐπέπεσεν ἐπὶ τὸν τράχηλον αὐτοῦ καὶ ἔκλαυσε κλαυθμῷ πίονι.
30 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ισραὴλ πρὸς ᾿Ιωσήφ· ἀποθανοῦμαι ἀπὸ τοῦ νῦν, ἐπεὶ ἑώρακα τὸ πρόσωπόν σου· ἔτι γὰρ σὺ ζῇς.
31 εἶπε δὲ ᾿Ιωσὴφ πρὸς τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς αὐτοῦ· ἀναβὰς ἀπαγγελῶ τῷ Φαραὼ καὶ ἐρῶ αὐτῷ· οἱ ἀδελφοί μου καὶ ὁ οἶκος τοῦ πατρός μου, οἳ ἦσαν ἐν γῇ Χαναάν, ἥκασι πρός με·
32 οἱ δὲ ἄνδρες εἰσὶ ποιμένες· ἄνδρες γὰρ κτηνοτρόφοι ἦσαν· καὶ τὰ κτήνη καὶ τοὺς βόας καὶ πάντα τὰ αὐτῶν ἀγηόχασιν.
33 ἐὰν οὖν καλέσῃ ὑμᾶς Φαραὼ καὶ εἴπῃ ὑμῖν· τί τὸ ἔργον ὑμῶν ἐστίν;
34 ἐρεῖτε· ἄνδρες κτηνοτρόφοι ἐσμὲν οἱ παῖδές σου ἐκ παιδὸς ἕως τοῦ νῦν, καὶ ἡμεῖς καὶ οἱ πατέρες ἡμῶν, ἵνα κατοικήσητε ἐν γῇ Γεσὲμ ᾿Αραβίας· βδέλυγμα γάρ ἐστιν Αἰγυπτίοις πᾶς ποιμὴν προβάτων.
ΕΛΘΩΝ δὲ ᾿Ιωσὴφ ἀπήγγειλε τῷ Φαραὼ λέγων· ὁ πατήρ μου καὶ οἱ ἀδελφοί μου καὶ τὰ κτήνη καὶ οἱ βόες αὐτῶν καὶ πάντα τὰ αὐτῶν ἦλθον ἐκ γῆς Χαναὰν καὶ ἰδού εἰσιν ἐν γῇ Γεσέμ.
2 ἀπὸ δὲ τῶν ἀδελφῶν αὐτοῦ παρέλαβε πέντε ἄνδρας καὶ ἔστησεν αὐτοὺς ἐναντίον Φαραώ.
3 καὶ εἶπε Φαραὼ τοῖς ἀδελφοῖς ᾿Ιωσήφ· τί τὸ ἔργον ὑμῶν; οἱ δὲ εἶπαν τῷ Φαραώ· ποιμένες προβάτων οἱ παῖδές σου, καὶ ἡμεῖς καὶ οἱ πατέρες ἡμῶν.
4 εἶπαν δὲ τῷ Φαραώ· παροικεῖν ἐν τῇ γῇ ἥκαμεν· οὐ γάρ ἐστι νομὴ τοῖς κτήνεσι τῶν παίδων σου, ἐνίσχυσε γὰρ ὁ λιμὸς ἐν γῇ Χαναάν· νῦν οὖν κατοικήσωμεν οἱ παῖδές σου ἐν γῇ Γεσέμ.
5 εἶπε δὲ Φαραὼ τῷ ᾿Ιωσήφ· κατοικείτωσαν ἐν γῇ Γεσέμ· εἰ δὲ ἐπίστῃ ὅτι εἰσὶν ἐν αὐτοῖς ἄνδρες δυνατοί, κατάστησον αὐτοὺς ἄρχοντας τῶν ἐμῶν κτηνῶν. ῏Ηλθον δὲ εἰς Αἴγυπτον πρὸς ᾿Ιωσὴφ ᾿Ιακὼβ καὶ οἱ υἱοὶ αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἤκουσε Φαραὼ βασιλεὺς Αἰγύπτου.
6 καὶ εἶπε Φαραὼ πρὸς ᾿Ιωσὴφ λέγων· ὁ πατήρ σου καὶ οἱ ἀδελφοί σου ἥκασι πρὸς σέ· ἰδοὺ ἡ γῆ Αἰγύπτου ἐναντίον σου ἐστίν· ἐν τῇ βελτίστῃ γῇ κατοίκισον τὸν πατέρα σου καὶ τοὺς ἀδελφούς σου.
7 εἰσήγαγε δὲ ᾿Ιωσὴφ ᾿Ιακὼβ τὸν πατέρα αὐτοῦ καὶ ἔστησεν αὐτὸν ἐναντίον Φαραώ, καὶ ηὐλόγησεν ᾿Ιακὼβ τὸν Φαραώ.
8 εἶπε δὲ Φαραὼ τῷ ᾿Ιακώβ· πόσα ἔτη ἡμερῶν τῆς ζωῆς σου;
9 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιακὼβ τῷ Φαραώ· αἱ ἡμέραι τῶν ἐτῶν τῆς ζωῆς μου, ἃς παροικῶ, ἑκατὸν τριάκοντα ἔτη· μικραὶ καὶ πονηραὶ γεγόνασιν αἱ ἡμέραι τῶν ἐτῶν τῆς ζωῆς μου, οὐκ ἀφίκοντο εἰς τὰς ἡμέρας τῶν ἐτῶν τῆς ζωῆς τῶν πατέρων μου, ἃς ἡμέρας παρῴκησαν.
10 καὶ εὐλογήσας ᾿Ιακὼβ τὸν Φαραὼ ἐξῆλθεν ἀπ᾿ αὐτοῦ.
11 καὶ κατῴκισεν ᾿Ιωσὴφ τὸν πατέρα αὐτοῦ καὶ τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς αὐτοῦ καὶ ἔδωκεν αὐτοῖς κατάσχεσιν ἐν γῇ Αἰγύπτῳ ἐν τῇ βελτίστῃ γῇ, ἐν γῇ Ραμεσσῆ, καθὰ προσέταξε Φαραώ.
12 καὶ ἐσιτομέτρει ᾿Ιωσὴφ τῷ πατρὶ αὐτοῦ καὶ τοῖς ἀδελφοῖς καὶ παντὶ τῷ οἴκῳ τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ σῖτον κατὰ σῶμα.
13 Σῖτος δὲ οὐκ ἦν ἐν πάσῃ τῇ γῇ· ἐνίσχυσε γὰρ ὁ λιμὸς σφόδρα. ἐξέλιπε δὲ ἡ γῆ Αἰγύπτου καὶ ἡ γῆ Χαναὰν ἀπὸ τοῦ λιμοῦ.
14 συνήγαγε δὲ ᾿Ιωσὴφ πᾶν τὸ ἀργύριον τὸ εὑρεθὲν ἐν γῇ Αἰγύπτου καὶ ἐν γῇ Χαναὰν τοῦ σίτου, οὗ ἠγόραζον, καὶ ἐσιτομέτρει αὐτοῖς, καὶ εἰσήνεγκεν ᾿Ιωσὴφ πᾶν τὸ ἀργύριον εἰς τὸν οἶκον Φαραώ.
15 καὶ ἐξέλιπε πᾶν τὸ ἀργύριον ἐκ γῆς Αἰγύπτου καὶ ἐκ γῆς Χαναάν. ἦλθον δὲ πάντες οἱ Αἰγύπτιοι πρὸς ᾿Ιωσήφ, λέγοντες· δὸς ἡμῖν ἄρτους, καὶ ἱνατί ἀποθνήσκομεν ἐναντίον σου; ἐκλέλοιπε γὰρ τὸ ἀργύριον ἡμῶν.
16 εἶπε δὲ αὐτοῖς ᾿Ιωσήφ· φέρετε τὰ κτήνη ὑμῶν, καὶ δώσω ὑμῖν ἄρτους ἀντὶ τῶν κτηνῶν ὑμῶν, εἰ ἐκλέλοιπε τὸ ἀργύριον ὑμῶν.
17 ἤγαγον δὲ τὰ κτήνη αὐτῶν πρὸς ᾿Ιωσήφ, καὶ ἔδωκεν αὐτοῖς ᾿Ιωσὴφ ἄρτους ἀντὶ τῶν ἵππων καὶ ἀντὶ τῶν προβάτων καὶ ἀντὶ τῶν βοῶν καὶ ἀντὶ τῶν ὄνων καὶ ἐξέθρεψεν αὐτοὺς ἐν ἄρτοις ἀντὶ πάντων τῶν κτηνῶν αὐτῶν ἐν τῷ ἐνιαυτῷ ἐκείνῳ.
18 ἐξῆλθε δὲ τὸ ἔτος ἐκεῖνο, καὶ ἦλθον πρὸς αὐτὸν ἐν τῷ ἔτει τῷ δευτέρῳ καὶ εἶπαν αὐτῷ· μή ποτε ἐκτριβῶμεν ἀπὸ τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν; εἰ γὰρ ἐκλέλοιπε τὸ ἀργύριον ἡμῶν καὶ τὰ ὑπάρχοντα καὶ τὰ κτήνη πρὸς σὲ τὸν κύριον, καὶ οὐχ ὑπολέλειπται ἡμῖν ἐναντίον τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν ἀλλ᾿ ἢ τὸ ἴδιον σῶμα καὶ ἡ γῆ ἡμῶν.
19 ἵνα οὖν μὴ ἀποθάνωμεν ἐναντίον σου καὶ ἡ γῆ ἐρημωθῇ, κτῆσαι ἡμᾶς καὶ τὴν γῆν ἡμῶν ἀντὶ ἄρτων, καὶ ἐσόμεθα ἡμεῖς καὶ ἡ γῆ ἡμῶν παῖδες τῷ Φαραώ· δὸς σπέρμα, ἵνα σπείρωμεν καὶ ζῶμεν καὶ μὴ ἀποθάνωμεν καὶ ἡ γῆ οὐκ ἐρημωθήσεται.
20 καὶ ἐκτήσατο ᾿Ιωσὴφ πᾶσαν τὴν γῆν τῶν Αἰγυπτίων τῷ Φαραώ· ἀπέδοντο γὰρ οἱ Αἰγύπτιοι τὴν γῆν αὐτῶν τῷ Φαραώ, ἐπεκράτησε γὰρ αὐτῶν ὁ λιμός· καὶ ἐγένετο ἡ γῇ τῷ Φαραώ,
21 καὶ τὸν λαὸν κατεδουλώσατο αὐτῷ εἰς παῖδας ἀπ᾿ ἄκρων ὁρίων Αἰγύπτου ἕως τῶν ἄκρων,
22 χωρὶς τῆς γῆς τῶν ἱερέων μόνον· οὐκ ἐκτήσατο ταύτην ᾿Ιωσήφ, ἐν δόσει γὰρ ἔδωκε δόμα τοῖς ἱερεῦσι Φαραώ, καὶ ἤσθιον τὴν δόσιν, ἣν ἔδωκεν αὐτοῖς Φαραώ· διὰ τοῦτο οὐκ ἀπέδοντο τὴν γῆν αὐτῶν.
23 εἶπε δὲ ᾿Ιωσὴφ πᾶσι τοῖς Αἰγυπτίοις· ἰδοὺ κέκτημαι ὑμᾶς καὶ τὴν γῆν ὑμῶν σήμερον τῷ Φαραώ· λάβετε ἑαυτοῖς σπέρμα καὶ σπείρατε τὴν γῆν,
24 καὶ ἔσται τὰ γεννήματα αὐτῆς καὶ δώσετε τὸ πέμπτον μέρος τῷ Φαραώ, τὰ δὲ τέσσαρα μέρη ἔσται ὑμῖν αὐτοῖς εἰς σπέρμα τῇ γῇ καὶ εἰς βρῶσιν ὑμῖν καὶ πᾶσι τοῖς ἐν τοῖς οἴκοις ὑμῶν.
25 καὶ εἶπαν· σέσωκας ἡμᾶς, εὕρομεν χάριν ἐναντίον τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν καὶ ἐσόμεθα παῖδες τῷ Φαραώ.
26 καὶ ἔθετο αὐτοῖς ᾿Ιωσὴφ εἰς πρόσταγμα ἕως τῆς ἡμέρας ταύτης, ἐπὶ γῆς Αἰγύπτου τῷ Φαραὼ ἀποπεμπτοῦν, χωρὶς τῆς γῆς τῶν ἱερέων μόνον· οὐκ ἦν τῷ Φαραώ.
27 Κατῴκησε δὲ ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐν γῇ Αἰγύπτῳ ἐπὶ γῆς Γεσὲμ καὶ ἐκληρονόμησαν ἐπ᾿ αὐτῆς καὶ ηὐξήθησαν καὶ ἐπληθύνθησαν σφόδρα.
28 ἐπέζησε δὲ ᾿Ιακὼβ ἐν γῇ Αἰγύπτῳ δεκαεπτὰ ἔτη· καὶ ἐγένοντο αἱ ἡμέραι ᾿Ιακὼβ ἐνιαυτῶν τῆς ζωῆς αὐτοῦ ἑκατὸν τεσσαρακονταεπτὰ ἔτη.
29 ἤγγισαν δὲ αἱ ἡμέραι ᾿Ισραὴλ τοῦ ἀποθανεῖν, καὶ ἐκάλεσε τὸν υἱὸν αὐτοῦ ᾿Ιωσὴφ καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· εἰ εὕρηκα χάριν ἐναντίον σου, ὑπόθες τὴν χεῖρά σου ὑπὸ τὸν μηρόν μου καὶ ποιήσεις ἐπ᾿ ἐμὲ ἐλεημοσύνην καὶ ἀλήθειαν τοῦ μή με θάψαι ἐν Αἰγύπτῳ,
30 ἀλλὰ κοιμηθήσομαι μετὰ τῶν πατέρων μου, καὶ ἀρεῖς με ἐξ Αἰγύπτου καὶ θάψεις με ἐν τῷ τάφῳ αὐτῶν. ὁ δὲ εἶπεν· ἐγὼ ποιήσω κατὰ τὸ ρῆμά σου.
31 εἶπε δέ· ὄμοσόν μοι. καὶ ὤμοσεν αὐτῷ. καὶ προσεκύνησεν ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐπὶ τὸ ἄκρον τῆς ράβδου αὐτοῦ.
ΕΓΕΝΕΤΟ δὲ μετὰ τὰ ρήματα ταῦτα καὶ ἀπηγγέλη τῷ ᾿Ιωσήφ, ὅτι ὁ πατήρ σου ἐνοχλεῖται. καὶ ἀναλαβὼν τοὺς δύο υἱοὺς αὐτοῦ, τὸν Μανασσῆ καὶ τὸν ᾿Εφραΐμ, ἦλθε πρὸς ᾿Ιακώβ.
2 ἀπηγγέλη δὲ τῷ ᾿Ιακὼβ λέγοντες· ἰδοὺ ὁ υἱός σου ᾿Ιωσὴφ ἔρχεται πρὸς σέ. καὶ ἐνισχύσας ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐκάθησεν ἐπὶ τὴν κλίνην.
3 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιακὼβ τῷ ᾿Ιωσήφ· ὁ Θεός μου ὤφθη μοι ἐν Λουζᾷ ἐν γῇ Χαναὰν καὶ εὐλόγησέ με
4 καὶ εἶπέ μοι· ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ αὐξανῶ σε καὶ πληθυνῶ σε καὶ ποιήσω σε εἰς συναγωγὰς ἐθνῶν καὶ δώσω σοι τὴν γῆν ταύτην καὶ τῷ σπέρματί σου μετὰ σὲ εἰς κατάσχεσιν αἰώνιον.
5 νῦν οὖν οἱ δύο υἱοί σου οἱ γενόμενοί σοι ἐν γῇ Αἰγύπτῳ πρὸ τοῦ με ἐλθεῖν πρὸς σὲ εἰς Αἴγυπτον, ἐμοί εἰσιν, ᾿Εφραΐμ καὶ Μανασσῆ, ὡς Ρουβὴν καὶ Συμεὼν ἔσονταί μοι·
6 τὰ δέ ἔκγονα, ἃ ἐὰν γεννήσῃς μετὰ ταῦτα, ἔσονται ἐπὶ τῷ ὀνόματι τῶν ἀδελφῶν αὐτῶν· κληθήσονται ἐπὶ τοῖς ἐκείνων κλήροις.
7 ἐγὼ δὲ ἡνίκα ἠρχόμην ἐκ Μεσοποταμίας τῆς Συρίας, ἀπέθανε Ραχὴλ ἡ μήτηρ σου ἐν γῇ Χαναάν, ἐγγίζοντός μου κατὰ τὸν ἱππόδρομον Χαβραθὰ τῆς γῆς τοῦ ἐλθεῖν ᾿Εφραθά, καὶ κατώρυξα αὐτὴν ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ τοῦ ἱπποδρόμου (αὕτη ἐστὶ Βηθλεέμ).
8 ἰδὼν δὲ ᾿Ισραὴλ τοὺς υἱοὺς ᾿Ιωσὴφ εἶπε· τίνες σοι οὗτοι;
9 εἶπε δὲ ᾿Ιωσὴφ τῷ πατρὶ αὐτοῦ· υἱοί μου εἰσιν, οὓς ἔδωκέ μοι ὁ Θεὸς ἐνταῦθα. καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιακώβ· προσάγαγέ μοι αὐτούς, ἵνα εὐλογήσω αὐτούς.
10 οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ δὲ ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐβαρυώπησαν ἀπὸ τοῦ γήρως, καὶ οὐκ ἠδύνατο βλέπειν· καὶ ἤγγισεν αὐτοὺς πρὸς αὐτόν, καὶ ἐφίλησεν αὐτοὺς καὶ περιέλαβεν αὐτούς.
11 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ισραὴλ πρὸς ᾿Ιωσήφ· ἰδοὺ τοῦ προσώπου σου οὐκ ἐστερήθην, καὶ ἰδοὺ ἔδειξέ μοι ὁ Θεὸς καὶ τὸ σπέρμα σου.
12 καὶ ἐξήγαγε αὐτοὺς ᾿Ιωσὴφ ἀπὸ τῶν γονάτων αὐτοῦ, καὶ προσεκύνησαν αὐτῷ ἐπὶ πρόσωπον ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς.
13 λαβὼν δὲ ᾿Ιωσὴφ τοὺς δύο υἱοὺς αὐτοῦ, τόν τε ᾿Εφραΐμ ἐν τῇ δεξιᾷ, ἐξ ἀριστερῶν δὲ ᾿Ισραήλ, τὸν δὲ Μανασσῆ ἐξ ἀριστερῶν, ἐκ δεξιῶν δὲ ᾿Ισραήλ, ἤγγισεν αὐτοὺς αὐτῷ.
14 ἐκτείνας δὲ ᾿Ισραὴλ τὴν χεῖρα τὴν δεξιὰν ἐπέβαλεν ἐπὶ τὴν κεφαλὴν ᾿Εφραΐμ, οὗτος δὲ ἦν ὁ νεώτερος, καὶ τὴν ἀριστερὰν ἐπὶ τὴν κεφαλὴν Μανασσῆ, ἐναλλὰξ τὰς χεῖρας.
15 καὶ εὐλόγησεν αὐτοὺς καὶ εἶπεν· ὁ Θεός, ᾧ εὐηρέστησαν οἱ πατέρες μου ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ, ῾Αβραὰμ καὶ ᾿Ισαάκ, ὁ Θεὸς ὁ τρέφων με ἐκ νεότητος ἕως τῆς ἡμέρας ταύτης,
16 ὁ ἄγγελος ὁ ρυόμενός με ἐκ πάντων τῶν κακῶν εὐλογήσαι τὰ παιδία ταῦτα, καὶ ἐπικληθήσεται ἐν αὐτοῖς τὸ ὄνομά μου καὶ τὸ ὄνομα τῶν πατέρων μου ῾Αβραὰμ καὶ ᾿Ισαάκ, καὶ πληθυνθείησαν εἰς πλῆθος πολὺ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς.
17 ἰδὼν δὲ ᾿Ιωσὴφ ὅτι ἐπέβαλεν ὁ πατὴρ αὐτοῦ τὴν χεῖρα τὴν δεξιὰν αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τὴν κεφαλὴν ᾿Εφραΐμ, βαρὺ αὐτῷ κατεφάνη, καὶ ἀντελάβετο ᾿Ιωσὴφ τῆς χειρὸς τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ ἀφελεῖν αὐτὴν ἀπὸ τῆς κεφαλῆς ᾿Εφραΐμ ἐπὶ τὴν κεφαλὴν Μανασσῆ.
18 εἶπε δὲ ᾿Ιωσὴφ τῷ πατρὶ αὐτοῦ· οὐχ οὕτως, πάτερ, οὗτος γὰρ ὁ πρωτότοκος· ἐπίθες τὴν δεξιάν σου ἐπὶ τὴν κεφαλὴν αὐτοῦ.
19 καὶ οὐκ ἠθέλησεν, ἀλλὰ εἶπεν· οἶδα, τέκνον, οἶδα· καὶ οὗτος ἔσται εἰς λαόν, καὶ οὗτος ὑψωθήσεται· ἀλλὰ ὁ ἀδελφὸς αὐτοῦ ὁ νεώτερος μείζων αὐτοῦ ἔσται, καὶ τὸ σπέρμα αὐτοῦ ἔσται εἰς πλῆθος ἐθνῶν.
20 καὶ εὐλόγησεν αὐτοὺς ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ λέγων· ἐν ὑμῖν εὐλογηθήσεται ᾿Ισραὴλ λέγοντες· ποιήσαι σε ὁ Θεὸς ὡς ᾿Εφραΐμ καὶ ὡς Μανασσῆ. καὶ ἔθηκε τὸν ᾿Εφραΐμ ἔμπροσθεν τοῦ Μανασσῆ.
21 εἶπε δὲ ᾿Ισραὴλ τῷ ᾿Ιωσήφ· ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ἀποθνήσκω, καὶ ἔσται ὁ Θεὸς μεθ᾿ ὑμῶν καὶ ἀποστρέψει ὑμᾶς εἰς τὴν γῆν τῶν πατέρων ὑμῶν·
22 ἐγὼ δὲ δίδωμί σοι Σίκιμα ἐξαίρετον ὑπὲρ τοὺς ἀδελφούς σου, ἣν ἔλαβον ἐκ χειρὸς ᾿Αμορραίων ἐν μαχαίρᾳ μου καὶ τόξῳ.
ΕΚΑΛΕΣΕ δὲ ᾿Ιακὼβ τοὺς υἱοὺς αὐτοῦ καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· συνάχθητε, ἵνα ἀναγγείλω ὑμῖν, τί ἀπαντήσει ὑμῖν ἐπ᾿ ἐσχάτων τῶν ἡμερῶν·
2 ἀθροίσθητε καὶ ἀκούσατέ μου, υἱοὶ ᾿Ιακώβ, ἀκούσατε ᾿Ισραὴλ τοῦ πατρὸς ὑμῶν.
3 Ρουβήν, πρωτότοκός μου, σὺ ἰσχύς μου καὶ ἀρχὴ τέκνων μου, σκληρὸς φέρεσθαι καὶ σκληρὸς αὐθάδης.
4 ἐξύβρισας ὡς ὕδωρ, μὴ ἐκζέσῃς· ἀνέβης γὰρ ἐπὶ τὴν κοίτην τοῦ πατρός σου· τότε ἐμίανας τὴν στρωμνήν, οὗ ἀνέβης.
5 Συμεὼν καὶ Λευΐ ἀδελφοί· συνετέλεσαν ἀδικίαν ἐξ αἱρέσεως αὐτῶν.
6 εἰς βουλὴν αὐτῶν μὴ ἔλθοι ἡ ψυχή μου, καὶ ἐπὶ τῇ συστάσει αὐτῶν μὴ ἐρείσαι τὰ ἥπατά μου, ὅτι ἐν τῷ θυμῷ αὐτῶν ἀπέκτειναν ἀνθρώπους καὶ ἐν τῇ ἐπιθυμίᾳ αὐτῶν ἐνευροκόπησαν ταῦρον.
7 ἐπικατάρατος ὁ θυμὸς αὐτῶν, ὅτι αὐθάδης, καὶ ἡ μῆνις αὐτῶν, ὅτι ἐσκληρύνθη· διαμεριῶ αὐτοὺς ἐν ᾿Ιακὼβ καὶ διασπερῶ αὐτοὺς ἐν ᾿Ισραήλ.
8 ᾿Ιούδα, σὲ αἰνέσαισαν οἱ ἀδελφοί σου· αἱ χεῖρές σου ἐπὶ νώτου τῶν ἐχθρῶν σου· προσκυνήσουσί σοι οἱ υἱοὶ τοῦ πατρός σου.
9 σκύμνος λέοντος ᾿Ιούδα· ἐκ βλαστοῦ, υἱέ μου, ἀνέβης· ἀναπεσὼν ἐκοιμήθης ὡς λέων καὶ ὡς σκύμνος· τίς ἐγερεῖ αὐτόν;
10 οὐκ ἐκλείψει ἄρχων ἐξ ᾿Ιούδα καὶ ἡγούμενος ἐκ τῶν μηρῶν αὐτοῦ, ἕως ἐὰν ἔλθῃ τὰ ἀποκείμενα αὐτῷ, καὶ αὐτὸς προσδοκία ἐθνῶν.
11 δεσμεύων πρὸς ἄμπελον τὸν πῶλον αὐτοῦ καὶ τῇ ἕλικι τὸν πῶλον τῆς ὄνου αὐτοῦ· πλυνεῖ ἐν οἴνῳ τὴν στολὴν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐν αἵματι σταφυλῆς τὴν περιβολὴν αὐτοῦ·
12 χαροποιοὶ οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ αὐτοῦ ἀπὸ οἴνου, καὶ λευκοὶ οἱ ὀδόντες αὐτοῦ ἢ γάλα.
13 Ζαβουλὼν παράλιος κατοικήσει, καὶ αὐτὸς παρ᾿ ὅρμον πλοίων, καὶ παρατενεῖ ἕως Σιδῶνος.
14 ᾿Ισσάχαρ τὸ καλὸν ἐπεθύμησεν ἀναπαυόμενος ἀνὰ μέσον τῶν κλήρων·
15 καὶ ἰδὼν τὴν ἀνάπαυσιν ὅτι καλή, καὶ τὴν γῆν ὅτι πίων, ὑπέθηκε τὸν ὦμον αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸ πονεῖν καὶ ἐγενήθη ἀνὴρ γεωργός.
16 Δὰν κρινεῖ τὸ λαὸν αὐτοῦ, ὡσεὶ καὶ μία φυλὴ ἐν ᾿Ισραήλ.
17 καὶ γενηθήτω Δὰν ὄφις ἐφ᾿ ὁδοῦ, ἐγκαθήμενος ἐπὶ τρίβου, δάκνων πτέρναν ἵππου, καὶ πεσεῖται ὁ ἱππεὺς εἰς τὰ ὀπίσω,
18 τὴν σωτηρίαν περιμένων Κυρίου.
19 Γάδ, πειρατήριον πειρατεύσει αὐτόν, αὐτὸς δὲ πειρατεύσει αὐτὸν κατὰ πόδας.
20 ᾿Ασήρ, πίων αὐτοῦ ὁ ἄρτος, καὶ αὐτὸς δώσει τρυφὴν ἄρχουσι.
21 Νεφθαλεὶμ στέλεχος ἀνειμένον, ἐπιδιδοὺς ἐν τῷ γεννήματι κάλλος.
22 υἱὸς ηὐξημένος ᾿Ιωσήφ, υἱὸς ηὐξημένος μου ζηλωτός, υἱός μου νεώτατος· πρός με ἀνάστρεψον.
23 εἰς ὃν διαβουλευόμενοι ἐλοιδόρουν, καὶ ἐνεῖχον αὐτῷ κύριοι τοξευμάτων·
24 καὶ συνετρίβη μετὰ κράτους τὰ τόξα αὐτῶν, καὶ ἐξελύθη τὰ νεῦρα βραχιόνων χειρὸς αὐτῶν διά χεῖρα δυνάστου ᾿Ιακώβ, ἐκεῖθεν ὁ κατισχύσας ᾿Ισραήλ· παρὰ Θεοῦ τοῦ πατρός σου,
25 καὶ ἐβοήθησέ σοι ὁ Θεὸς ὁ ἐμὸς καὶ εὐλόγησέ σε εὐλογίαν οὐρανοῦ ἄνωθεν καὶ εὐλογίαν γῆς ἐχούσης πάντα· εἵνεκεν εὐλογίας μαστῶν καὶ μήτρας,
26 εὐλογίας πατρός σου καὶ μητρός σου· ὑπερίσχυσεν ὑπὲρ εὐλογίας ὀρέων μονίμων καὶ ἐπ᾿ εὐλογίαις θινῶν ἀενάων· ἔσονται ἐπὶ κεφαλὴν ᾿Ιωσὴφ καὶ ἐπὶ κορυφῆς ὧν ἡγήσατο ἀδελφῶν.
27 Βενιαμὶν λύκος ἅρπαξ· τὸ πρωϊνὸν ἔδεται ἔτι καὶ εἰς τὸ ἑσπέρας δίδωσι τροφήν.
28 Πάντες οὗτοι υἱοὶ ᾿Ιακὼβ δώδεκα, καὶ ταῦτα ἐλάλησεν αὐτοῖς ὁ πατὴρ αὐτῶν καὶ εὐλόγησεν αὐτούς, ἕκαστον κατὰ τὴν εὐλογίαν αὐτοῦ εὐλόγησεν αὐτούς.
29 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· ἐγὼ προστίθεμαι πρὸς τὸν ἐμὸν λαόν· θάψατέ με μετὰ τῶν πατέρων μου ἐν τῷ σπηλαίῳ, ὅ ἐστιν ἐν τῷ ἀγρῷ ᾿Εφρὼν τοῦ Χετταίου,
30 ἐν τῷ σπηλαίῳ τῷ διπλῷ, τῷ ἀπέναντι Μαμβρῆ, ἐν γῇ Χαναάν, ὃ ἐκτήσατο ῾Αβραὰμ τὸ σπήλαιον παρὰ ᾿Εφρὼν τοῦ Χετταίου ἐν κτήσει μνημείου·
31 ἐκεῖ ἔθαψαν ῾Αβραὰμ καὶ Σάρραν τὴν γυναῖκα αὐτοῦ, ἐκεῖ ἔθαψαν ᾿Ισαὰκ καὶ Ρεβέκκαν τὴν γυναῖκα αὐτοῦ, ἐκεῖ ἔθαψα Λείαν
32 ἐν κτήσει τοῦ ἀγροῦ καὶ τοῦ σπηλαίου τοῦ ὄντος ἐν αὐτῷ παρὰ τῶν υἱῶν Χέτ.
33 καὶ κατέπαυσεν ᾿Ιακὼβ ἐπιτάσσων τοῖς υἱοῖς αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐξάρας τοὺς πόδας αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τὴν κλίνην ἐξέλιπε καὶ προσετέθη πρὸς τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ.
ΚΑΙ ἐπιπεσὼν ᾿Ιωσὴφ ἐπὶ πρόσωπον τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ, ἔκλαυσεν αὐτὸν καὶ ἐφίλησεν αὐτόν.
2 καὶ προσέταξεν ᾿Ιωσὴφ τοῖς παισὶν αὐτοῦ τοῖς ἐνταφιασταῖς ἐνταφιάσαι τὸν πατέρα αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐνεταφίασαν οἱ ἐνταφιασταὶ τὸν ᾿Ισραήλ.
3 καὶ ἐπλήρωσαν αὐτοῦ τεσσαράκοντα ἡμέρας· οὕτω γὰρ καταριθμοῦνται αἱ ἡμέραι τῆς ταφῆς. καὶ ἐπένθησεν αὐτὸν Αἴγυπτος ἑβδομήκοντα ἡμέρας.
4 ᾿Επεὶ δὲ παρῆλθον αἱ ἡμέραι τοῦ πένθους, ἐλάλησεν ᾿Ιωσὴφ πρὸς τοὺς δυνάστας Φαραὼ λέγων· εἰ εὗρον χάριν ἐναντίον ὑμῶν λαλήσατε περὶ ἐμοῦ εἰς τὰ ὦτα Φαραὼ λέγοντες·
5 ὁ πατήρ μου ὥρκισέ με λέγων· ἐν τῷ μνημείῳ ᾧ ὤρυξα ἐμαυτῷ ἐν γῇ Χαναάν, ἐκεῖ με θάψεις· νῦν οὖν ἀναβὰς θάψω τὸν πατέρα μου καὶ ἐπανελεύσομαι.
6 καὶ εἶπε Φαραὼ τῷ ᾿Ιωσήφ· ἀνάβηθι, θάψον τὸν πατέρα σου, καθάπερ ὥρκισέ σε.
7 καὶ ἀνέβη ᾿Ιωσὴφ θάψαι τὸν πατέρα αὐτοῦ, καὶ συνανέβησαν μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ πάντες οἱ παῖδες Φαραὼ καὶ οἱ πρεσβύτεροι τοῦ οἴκου αὐτοῦ καὶ πάντες οἱ πρεσβύτεροι τῆς γῆς Αἰγύπτου.
8 καὶ πᾶσα ἡ πανοικία ᾿Ιωσὴφ καὶ οἱ ἀδελφοὶ αὐτοῦ καὶ πᾶσα ἡ οἰκία ἡ πατρικὴ αὐτοῦ, καὶ τὴν συγγένειαν αὐτοῦ καὶ τὰ πρόβατα καὶ τοὺς βόας ὑπελίποντο ἐν γῇ Γεσέμ.
9 καὶ συνανέβησαν μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἅρματα καὶ ἱππεῖς, καὶ ἐγένετο ἡ παρεμβολὴ μεγάλη σφόδρα.
10 καὶ παρεγένοντο εἰς ἅλωνα ᾿Ατάδ, ὅ ἐστι πέραν τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου, καὶ ἐκόψαντο αὐτὸν κοπετὸν μέγαν καὶ ἰσχυρὸν σφόδρα· καὶ ἐποίησε τὸ πένθος τῷ πατρὶ αὐτοῦ ἑπτὰ ἡμέρας.
11 καὶ εἶδον οἱ κάτοικοι τῆς γῆς Χαναὰν τὸ πένθος ἐπὶ ἅλωνι ᾿Ατὰδ καὶ εἶπαν· πένθος μέγα τοῦτό ἐστι τοῖς Αἰγυπτίοις· διὰ τοῦτο ἐκάλεσε τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ Πένθος Αἰγύπτου, ὅ ἐστι πέραν τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου.
12 καὶ ἐποίησαν αὐτῷ οὕτως οἱ υἱοὶ αὐτοῦ
13 καὶ ἀνέλαβον αὐτὸν οἱ υἱοὶ αὐτοῦ εἰς γῆν Χαναὰν καὶ ἔθαψαν αὐτὸν εἰς τὸ σπήλαιον τὸ διπλοῦν, ὃ ἐκτήσατο ῾Αβραὰμ τὸ σπήλαιον ἐν κτήσει μνημείου παρὰ ᾿Εφρὼν τοῦ Χετταίου, κατέναντι Μαμβρῆ.
14 καὶ ὑπέστρεψεν ᾿Ιωσὴφ εἰς Αἴγυπτον, αὐτὸς καὶ οἱ ἀδελφοὶ αὐτοῦ καὶ οἱ συναναβάντες θάψαι τὸν πατέρα αὐτοῦ.
15 ᾿Ιδόντες δὲ οἱ ἀδελφοὶ ᾿Ιωσὴφ ὅτι τέθνηκεν ὁ πατὴρ αὐτῶν, εἶπαν· μή ποτε μνησικακήσῃ ἡμῖν ᾿Ιωσὴφ καὶ ἀνταπόδομα ἀνταποδῷ ἡμῖν πάντα τὰ κακά, ἃ ἐνεδειξάμεθα εἰς αὐτόν.
16 καὶ παραγενόμενοι πρὸς ᾿Ιωσὴφ εἶπαν· ὁ πατήρ σου ὥρκισε πρὸ τοῦ τελευτῆσαι αὐτὸν λέγων·
17 οὕτως εἴπατε ᾿Ιωσήφ· ἄφες αὐτοῖς τὴν ἀδικίαν καί τὴν ἁμαρτίαν αὐτῶν, ὅτι πονηρά σοι ἐνεδείξαντο· καὶ νῦν δέξαι τὴν ἀδικίαν τῶν θεραπόντων τοῦ Θεοῦ τοῦ πατρός σου. καὶ ἔκλαυσεν ᾿Ιωσὴφ λαλούντων αὐτῶν πρὸς αὐτόν.
18 καὶ ἐλθόντες πρὸς αὐτὸν εἶπαν· οἵδε ἡμεῖς σοὶ ἱκέται.
19 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς ᾿Ιωσήφ· μὴ φοβεῖσθε, τοῦ γὰρ Θεοῦ εἰμι ἐγώ.
20 ὑμεῖς ἐβουλεύσασθε κατ᾿ ἐμοῦ εἰς πονηρά, ὁ δὲ Θεὸς ἐβουλεύσατο περὶ ἐμοῦ εἰς ἀγαθά, ὅπως ἂν γενηθῇ ὡς σήμερον καὶ τραφῇ λαὸς πολύς.
21 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· μὴ φοβεῖσθε· ἐγὼ διαθρέψω ὑμᾶς καὶ τὰς οἰκίας ὑμῶν. καὶ παρεκάλεσεν αὐτοὺς καὶ ἐλάλησεν αὐτῶν εἰς τὴν καρδίαν.
22 Καὶ κατῴκησεν ᾿Ιωσὴφ ἐν Αἰγύπτῳ, αὐτὸς καὶ οἱ ἀδελφοὶ αὐτοῦ καὶ πᾶσα ἡ πανοικία τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ. καὶ ἔζησεν ᾿Ιωσὴφ ἔτη ἑκατὸν δέκα.
23 καὶ εἶδεν ᾿Ιωσὴφ ᾿Εφραΐμ παιδία ἕως τρίτης γενεᾶς, καὶ οἱ υἱοὶ Μαχεὶρ τοῦ υἱοῦ Μανασσῆ ἐτέχθησαν ἐπὶ μηρῶν ᾿Ιωσήφ.
24 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιωσήφ τοῖς ἀδελφοῖς αὐτοῦ λέγων· ἐγὼ ἀποθνήσκω· ἐπισκοπῇ δὲ ἐπισκέψεται ὁ Θεὸς ὑμᾶς καὶ ἀνάξει ὑμᾶς ἐκ τῆς γῆς ταύτης εἰς τὴν γῆν, ἣν ὤμοσεν ὁ Θεὸς τοῖς πατράσιν ἡμῶν, ῾Αβραάμ, ᾿Ισαὰκ καὶ ᾿Ιακώβ.
25 καὶ ὥρκισεν ᾿Ιωσὴφ τοὺς υἱοὺς ᾿Ισραὴλ λέγων· ἐν τῇ ἐπισκοπῇ, ᾗ ἐπισκέψηται ὁ Θεὸς ὑμᾶς, καὶ συνανοίσετε τὰ ὀστᾶ μου ἐντεῦθεν μεθ᾿ ὑμῶν.
26 καὶ ἐτελεύτησεν ᾿Ιωσὴφ ἐτῶν ἑκατὸν δέκα· καὶ ἔθαψαν αὐτὸν καὶ ἔθηκαν ἐν τῇ σορῷ ἐν Αἰγύπτῳ.
And it came to pass after two full years that Pharao had a dream. He thought he stood upon the bank of the river.
2 And lo, there came up as it were out of the river seven cows, fair in appearance, and choice of flesh, and they fed on the sedge.
3 And other seven cows came up after these out of the river, ill-favoured and lean-fleshed, and fed by the other cows on the bank of the river.
4 And the seven ill-favoured and lean cows devoured the seven well-favoured and choice-fleshed cows; and Pharao awoke.
5 And he dreamed again. And, behold, seven ears came up on one stalk, choice and good.
6 And, behold, seven ears thin and blasted with the wind, grew up after them.
7 And the seven thin ears and blasted with the wind devoured the seven choice and full ears; and Pharao awoke, and it was a dream.
8 And it was morning, and his soul was troubled; and he sent and called all the interpreters of Egypt, and all her wise men; and Pharao related to them his dream, and there was no one to interpret it to Pharao.
9 And the chief cupbearer spoke to Pharao, saying, I this day remember my fault:
10 Pharao was angry with his servants, and put us in prison in the house of the captain of the guard, both me and the chief baker.
11 And we had a dream both in one night, I and he; we saw, each according to his dream.
12 And there was there with us a young man, a Hebrew servant of the chief cook; and we related to him our dreams, and he interpreted them to us.
13 And it came to pass, as he interpreted them to us, so also it happened, both that I was restored to my office, and that he was hanged.
14 And Pharao having sent, called Joseph; and they brought him out from the prison, and shaved him, and changed his dress, and he came to Pharao.
15 And Pharao said to Joseph, I have seen a vision, and there is no one to interpret it; but I have heard say concerning thee that thou didst hear dreams and interpret them.
16 And Joseph answered Pharao and said, Without God an answer of safety shall not be given to Pharao.
17 And Pharao spoke to Joseph, saying, In my dream methought I stood by the bank of the river;
18 and there came up as it were out of the river, seven cows well-favoured and choice-fleshed, and they fed on the sedge.
19 And behold seven other cows came up after them out of the river, evil and ill-favoured and lean-fleshed, such that I never saw worse in all the land of Egypt.
20 And the seven ill-favoured and thin cows ate up the seven first good and choice cows.
21 And they went into their bellies; and it was not perceptible that they had gone into their bellies, and their appearance was ill-favoured, as also at the beginning; and after I awoke I slept,
22 and saw again in my sleep, and as it were seven ears came up on one stem, full and good.
23 And other seven ears, thin and blasted with the wind, sprang up close to them.
24 And the seven thin and blasted ears devoured the seven fine and full ears: so I spoke to the interpreters, and there was no one to explain it to me.
25 And Joseph said to Pharao, The dream of Pharao is one; whatever God does, he has shewn to Pharao.
26 The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven good ears are seven years; the dream of Pharao is one.
27 And the seven thin kine that came up after them are seven years; and the seven thin and blasted ears are seven years; there shall be seven years of famine.
28 And as for the word which I have told Pharao, whatsoever God intends to do, he has shewn to Pharao:
29 behold, for seven years there is coming great plenty in all the land of Egypt.
30 But there shall come seven years of famine after these, and they shall forget the plenty that shall be in all Egypt, and the famine shall consume the land.
31 And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of the famine that shall be after this, for it shall be very grievous.
32 And concerning the repetition of the dream to Pharao twice, it is because the saying which is from God shall be true, and God will hasten to accomplish it.
33 Now then, look out a wise and prudent man, and set him over the land of Egypt.
34 And let Pharao make and appoint local governors over the land; and let them take up a fifth part of all the produce of the land of Egypt for the seven years of the plenty.
35 And let them gather all the food of these seven good years that are coming, and let the corn be gathered under the hand of Pharao; let food be kept in the cities.
36 And the stored food shall be for the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; and the land shall not be utterly destroyed by the famine.
37 And the word was pleasing in the sight of Pharao, and in the sight of all his servants.
38 And Pharao said to all his servants, Shall we find such a man as this, who has the Spirit of God in him?
39 And Pharao said to Joseph, Since God has shewed thee all these things, there is not a wiser or more prudent man than thou.
40 Thou shalt be over my house, and all my people shall be obedient to thy word; only in the throne will I excel thee.
41 And Pharao said to Joseph, Behold, I set thee this day over all the land of Egypt.
42 And Pharao took his ring off his hand, and put it on the hand of Joseph, and put on him a robe of fine linen, and put a necklace of gold about his neck.
43 And he mounted him on the second of his chariots, and a herald made proclamation before him; and he set him over all the land of Egypt.
44 And Pharao said to Joseph, I am Pharao; without thee no one shall lift up his hand on all the land of Egypt.
45 And Pharao called the name of Joseph, Psonthomphanech; and he gave him Aseneth, the daughter of Petephres, priest of Heliopolis, to wife.
46 And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharao, king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharao, and went through all the land of Egypt.
47 And the land produced, in the seven years of plenty, whole handfuls of corn.
48 And he gathered all the food of the seven years, in which was the plenty in the land of Egypt; and he laid up the food in the cities; the food of the fields of a city round about it he laid up in it.
49 And Joseph gathered very much corn as the sand of the sea, until it could not be numbered, for there was no number of it.
50 And to Joseph were born two sons, before the seven years of famine came, which Aseneth, the daughter of Petephres, priest of Heliopolis, bore to him.
51 And Joseph called the name of the first-born, Manasse; for God, said he, has made me forget all my toils, and all my father’s house.
52 And he called the name of the second, Ephraim; for God, said he, has increased me in the land of my humiliation.
53 And the seven years of plenty passed away, which were in the land of Egypt.
54 And the seven years of famine began to come, as Joseph said; and there was a famine in all the land; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.
55 And all the land of Egypt was hungry; and the people cried to Pharao for bread. And Pharao said to all the Egyptians, Go to Joseph, and do whatsoever he shall tell you.
56 And the famine was on the face of all the earth; and Joseph opened all the granaries, and sold to all the Egyptians.
57 And all countries came to Egypt to buy of Joseph, for the famine prevailed in all the earth.
And Jacob having seen that there was a sale of corn in Egypt, said to his sons, Why are ye indolent?
2 Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt; go down thither, and buy for us a little food, that we may live, and not die.
3 And the ten brethren of Joseph went down to buy corn out of Egypt.
4 But Jacob sent not Benjamin, the brother of Joseph, with his brethren; for he said, Lest, haply, disease befall him.
5 And the sons of Israel came to buy with those that came, for the famine was in the land of Chanaan.
6 And Joseph was ruler of the land; he sold to all the people of the land. And the brethren of Joseph, having come, did reverence to him, bowing with the face to the ground.
7 And when Joseph saw his brethren, he knew them, and estranged himself from them, and spoke hard words to them; and said to them, Whence are ye come? And they said, Out of the land of Chanaan, to buy food.
8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.
9 And Joseph remembered his dream, which he saw; and he said to them, Ye are spies; to observe the marks of the land are ye come.
10 But they said, Nay, Sir, we thy servants are come to buy food;
11 we are all sons of one man; we are peaceable, thy servants are not spies.
12 And he said to them, Nay, but ye are come to observe the marks of the land.
13 And they said, We thy servants are twelve brethren, in the land of Chanaan; and, behold, the youngest is with our father to-day, but the other one is not.
14 And Joseph said to them, This is it that I spoke to you, saying, ye are spies;
15 herein shall ye be manifested; by the health of Pharao, ye shall not depart hence, unless your younger brother come hither.
16 Send one of you, and take your brother; and go ye to prison, till your words be clear, whether ye speak the truth or not; but, if not, by the health of Pharao, verily ye are spies.
17 And he put them in prison three days.
18 And he said to them on the third day, This do, and ye shall live, for I fear God.
19 If ye be peaceable, let one of your brethren be detained in prison; but go ye, and carry back the corn ye have purchased.
20 And bring your younger brother to me, and your words shall be believed; but, if not, ye shall die. And they did so.
21 And each said to his brother, Yes, indeed, for we are in fault concerning our brother, when we disregarded the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we hearkened not to him; and therefore has this affliction come upon us.
22 And Ruben answered them, saying, Did I not speak to you, saying, Hurt not the boy, and ye heard me not? and, behold, his blood is required.
23 But they knew not that Joseph understood them; for there was an interpreter between them.
24 And Joseph turned away from them, and wept; and again he came to them, and spoke to them; and he took Symeon from them, and bound him before their eyes.
25 And Joseph gave orders to fill their vessels with corn, and to return their money to each into his sack, and to give them provision for the way; and it was so done to them.
26 And having put the corn on the asses, they departed thence.
27 And one having opened his sack to give his asses fodder, at the place where they rested, saw also his bundle of money, for it was on the mouth of his sack.
28 And he said to his brethren, My money has been restored to me, and behold this is in my sack. And their heart was wonder-struck, and they were troubled, saying one to another, What is this that God has done to us?
29 And they came to their father, Jacob, into the land of Chanaan, and reported to him all that had happened to them, saying,
30 The man, the lord of the land, spoke harsh words to us, and put us in prison as spies of the land.
31 And we said to him, We are men of peace, we are not spies.
32 We are twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is with his father to-day in the land of Chanaan.
33 And the man, the lord of the land, said to us, Herein shall I know that ye are peaceable; leave one brother here with me, and having taken the corn ye have purchased for your family, depart.
34 And bring to me your younger brother; then I shall know that ye are not spies, but that ye are men of peace: and I will restore you your brother, and ye shall trade in the land.
35 And it came to pass as they were emptying their sacks, there was each man’s bundle of money in his sack; and they and their father saw their bundles of money, and they were afraid.
36 And their father Jacob said to them, Ye have bereaved me. Joseph is not, Symeon is not, and will ye take Benjamin? all these things have come upon me.
37 And Ruben spoke to his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him not to thee; give him into my hand, and I will bring him back to thee.
38 But he said, My son shall not go down with you, because his brother is dead, and he only has been left; and suppose it shall come to pass that he is afflicted by the way by which ye go, then ye shall bring down my old age with sorrow to Hades.
39 But the famine prevailed in the land.
And it came to pass, when they had finished eating the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, that their father said to them, Go again; buy us a little food.
2 And Judas spoke to him, saying, The man, the lord of the country, positively testified to us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, unless your younger brother be with you.
3 If, then, thou send our brother with us, we will go down, and buy thee food;
4 but if thou send not our brother with us, we will not go: for the man spoke to us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, unless your younger brother be with you.
5 And Israel said, Why did ye harm me, inasmuch as ye told the man that ye had a brother?
6 And they said, The man closely questioned us about our family also, saying, Does your father yet live, and have ye a brother? and we answered him according to this question: did we know that he would say to us, Bring your brother?
7 And Judas said to his father Israel, Send the boy with me, and we will arise and go, that we may live and not die, both we and thou, and our store.
8 And I engage for him; at my hand do thou require him; if I bring him not to thee, and place him before thee, I shall be guilty toward thee for ever.
9 For if we had not tarried, we should now have returned twice.
10 And Israel, their father, said to them, If it be so, do this; take of the fruits of the earth in your vessels, and carry down to the man presents of gum and honey, and frankincense, and stacte, and turpentine, and walnuts.
11 And take double money in your hands, and the money that was returned in your sacks, carry back with you, lest peradventure it is a mistake.
12 And take your brother; and arise, go down to the man.
13 And my God give you favour in the sight of the man, and send away your other brother, and Benjamin, for I accordingly as I have been bereaved, am bereaved.
14 And the men having taken these presents, and the double money, took in their hands also Benjamin; and they rose up and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.
15 And Joseph saw them and his brother Benjamin, born of the same mother; and he said to the steward of his household, Bring the men into the house, and slay beasts and make ready, for the men are to eat bread with me at noon.
16 And the man did as Joseph said; and he brought the men into the house of Joseph.
17 And the men, when they perceived that they were brought into the house of Joseph, said, We are brought in because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first; even in order to inform against us, and lay it to our charge; to take us for servants, and our asses.
18 And having approached the man who was over the house of Joseph, they spoke to him in the porch of the house,
19 saying, We pray thee, Sir; we came down at first to buy food.
20 And it came to pass, when we came to unlade, and opened our sacks, there was also this money of each in his sack; we have now brought back our money by weight in our hands.
21 And we have brought other money with us to buy food; we know not who put the money into our sacks.
22 And he said to them, God deal mercifully with you; be not afraid; your God, and the God of your fathers, has given you treasures in your sacks, and I have enough of your good money. And he brought Symeon out to them.
23 And he brought water to wash their feet; and gave provender to their asses.
24 And they prepared their gifts, until Joseph came at noon, for they heard that he was going to dine there.
25 And Joseph entered into the house, and they brought him the gifts which they had in their hands, into the house; and they did him reverence with their face to the ground.
26 And he asked them, How are ye? and he said to them, Is your father, the old man of whom ye spoke, well? Does he yet live?
27 And they said, Thy servant our father is well; he is yet alive. And he said, Blessed be that man by God; —and they bowed, and did him reverence.
28 And Joseph lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, born of the same mother; and he said, Is this your younger brother, whom ye spoke of bringing to me? and he said, God have mercy on thee, my son.
29 And Joseph was troubled, for his bowels yearned over his brother, and he sought to weep; and he went into his chamber, and wept there.
30 And he washed his face and came out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on bread.
31 And they set on bread for him alone, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians feasting with him by themselves, for the Egyptians could not eat bread with the Hebrews, for it is an abomination to the Egyptians.
32 And they sat before him, the first-born according to his seniority, and the younger according to his youth; and the men looked with amazement every one at his brother.
33 And they took their portions from him to themselves; but Benjamin’s portion was five times as much as the portions of the others. And they drank and were filled with drink with him.
And Joseph charged the steward of his house, saying, Fill the men’s sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put the money of each in the mouth of his sack.
2 And put my silver cup into the sack of the youngest, and the price of his corn. And it was done according to the word of Joseph, as he said.
3 The morning dawned, and the men were sent away, they and their asses.
4 And when they had gone out of the city, and were not far off, then Joseph said to his steward, Arise, and pursue after the men; and thou shalt overtake them, and say to them, Why have ye returned evil for good?
5 Why have ye stolen my silver cup? is it not this out of which my lord drinks? and he divines augury with it; ye have accomplished evil in that which ye have done.
6 And he found them, and spoke to them according to these words.
7 And they said to him, Why does our lord speak according to these words? far be it from thy servants to do according to this word.
8 If we brought back to thee out of the land of Chanaan the money which we found in our sacks, how should we steal silver or gold out of the house of thy lord?
9 With whomsoever of thy servants thou shalt find the cup, let him die; and, moreover, we will be servants to our lord.
10 And he said, Now then it shall be as ye say; with whomsoever the cup shall be found, he shall be my servant, and ye shall be clear.
11 And they hasted, and took down every man his sack on the ground, and they opened every man his sack.
12 And he searched, beginning from the eldest, until he came to the youngest; and he found the cup in Benjamin’s sack.
13 And they rent their garments, and laid each man his sack on his ass, and returned to the city.
14 And Judas and his brethren came in to Joseph, while he was yet there, and fell on the ground before him.
15 And Joseph said to them, What is this thing that ye have done? know ye not that a man such as I can surely divine?
16 And Judas said, What shall we answer to our lord, or what shall we say, or wherein should we be justified? whereas God has discovered the unrighteousness of thy servants; behold, we are slaves to our lord, both we and he with whom the cup has been found.
17 And Joseph said, Far be it from me to do this thing; the man with whom the cup has been found, he shall be my servant; but do ye go up with safety to your father.
18 And Judas drew near him, and said, I pray, Sir, let thy servant speak a word before thee, and be not angry with thy servant, for thou art next to Pharao.
19 Sir, thou askedst thy servants, saying, Have ye a father or a brother?
20 And we said to my lord, We have a father, an old man, and he has a son of his old age, a young one, and his brother is dead, and he alone has been left behind to his mother, and his father loves him.
21 And thou saidst to they servants, Bring him down to me, and I will take care of him.
22 And we said to my lord, The child will not be able to leave his father; but if he should leave his father, he will die.
23 But thou saidst to they servants, Except your younger brother come down with you, ye shall not see my face again.
24 And it came to pass, when we went up to thy servant our father, we reported to him the words of our lord.
25 And our father said, Go again, and buy us a little food.
26 And we said, We shall not be able to go down; but if our younger brother go down with us, we will go down; for we shall not be able to see the man’s face, our younger brother not being with us.
27 And thy servant our father said to us, Ye know that my wife bore me two sons;
28 and one is departed from me; and ye said that he was devoured of wild beasts, and I have not seen him until now.
29 If then ye take this one also from my presence, and an affliction happen to him by the way, then shall ye bring down my old age with sorrow to the grave.
30 Now then, if I should go in to they servant, and our father, and the boy should not be with us, (and his life depends on this lad’s life)
31 it shall even come to pass, when he sees the boy is not with us, that he will die, and thy servants will bring down the old age of thy servant, and our father, with sorrow to the grave.
32 For thy servant has received the boy in charge from his father, saying, If I bring him not to thee, and place him before thee, I shall be guilty towards my father for ever.
33 Now then I will remain a servant with thee instead of the lad, a domestic of my lord; but let the lad go up with his brethren.
34 For how shall I go up to my father, the lad not being with us? lest I behold the evils which will befall my father.
And Joseph could not refrain himself when all were standing by him, but said, Dismiss all from me; and no one stood near Joseph, when he made himself known to his brethren.
2 And he uttered his voice with weeping; and all the Egyptians heard, and it was reported to the house of Pharao.
3 And Joseph said to his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him, for they were troubled.
4 And Joseph said to his brethren, Draw nigh to me; and they drew nigh; and he said, I am your brother Joseph, whom ye sold into Egypt.
5 Now then be not grieved, and let it not seem hard to you that ye sold me hither, for God sent me before you for life.
6 For this second year there is famine on the earth, and there are yet five years remaining, in which there is to be neither ploughing, nor mowing.
7 For God sent me before you, that there might be left to you a remnant upon the earth, even to nourish a great remnant of you.
8 Now then ye did not send me hither, but God; and he hath made me as a father of Pharao, and lord of all his house, and ruler of all the land of Egypt.
9 Hasten, therefore, and go up to my father, and say to him, These things saith thy son Joseph; God has made me lord of all the land of Egypt; come down therefore to me, and tarry not.
10 And thou shalt dwell in the land of Gesem of Arabia; and thou shalt be near me, thou and thy sons, and thy sons’ sons, thy sheep and thine oxen, and whatsoever things are thine.
11 And I will nourish thee there: for the famine is yet for five years; lest thou be consumed, and thy sons, and all thy possessions.
12 Behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaks to you.
13 Report, therefore, to my father all my glory in Egypt, and all things that ye have seen, and make haste and bring down my father hither.
14 And he fell on his brother Benjamin’s neck, and wept on him; and Benjamin wept on his neck.
15 And he kissed all his brethren, and wept on them; and after these things his brethren spoke to him.
16 And the report was carried into the house of Pharao, saying, Joseph’s brethren are come; and Pharao was glad, and his household.
17 And Pharao said to Joseph, Say to thy brethren, Do this; fill your waggons, and depart into the land of Chanaan.
18 And take up your father, and your possessions, and come to me; and I will give you of all the goods of Egypt, and ye shall eat the marrow of the land.
19 And do thou charge them thus; that they should take for them waggons out of the land of Egypt, for your little ones, and for your wives; and take up your father, and come.
20 And be not sparing in regard to your property, for all the good of Egypt shall be yours.
21 And the children of Israel did so; and Joseph gave to them waggons, according to the words spoken by king Pharao; and he gave them provision for the journey.
22 And he gave to them all two sets of raiment apiece; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of gold, and five changes of raiment.
23 And to his father he sent presents at the same rate, and ten asses, bearing some of all the good things of Egypt, and ten mules, bearing bread for his father for thy journey.
24 And he sent away his brethren, and they went; and he said to them, Be not angry by the way.
25 And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Chanaan, to Jacob their father.
26 And they reported to him, saying, Thy son Joseph is living, and he is ruler over all the land of Egypt; and Jacob was amazed, for he did not believe them.
27 But they spoke to him all the words uttered by Joseph, whatsoever he said to them; and having seen the chariots which Joseph sent to take him up, the spirit of Jacob their father revived.
28 And Israel said, It is a great thing for me if Joseph my son is yet alive. I will go and see him before I die.
And Israel departed, he and all that he had, and came to the well of the oath; and he offered sacrifice to the God of his father Isaac.
2 And God spoke to Israel in a night vision, saying, Jacob, Jacob; and he said, What is it?
3 And he says to him, I am the God of thy fathers; fear not to go down into Egypt, for I will make thee there a great nation.
4 And I will go down with thee into Egypt, and I will bring thee up at the end; and Joseph shall put his hands on thine eyes.
5 And Jacob rose up from the well of the oath; and the sons of Israel took up their father, and the baggage, and their wives on the waggons, which Joseph sent to take them.
6 And they took up their goods, and all their property, which they had gotten in the land of Chanaan; they came into the land of Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with him.
7 The sons, and the sons of his sons with him; his daughters, and the daughters of his daughters; and he brought all his seed into Egypt.
8 And these are the names of the sons of Israel that went into Egypt with their father Jacob—Jacob and his sons. The first-born of Jacob, Ruben.
9 And the sons of Ruben; Enoch, and Phallus, Asron, and Charmi.
10 and the sons of Symeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Aod, and Achin, and Saar, and Saul, the son of a Chananitish woman.
11 And the sons of Levi; Gerson, Cath, and Merari.
12 And the sons of Judas; Er, and Aunan, and Selom, and Phares, and Zara: and Er and Aunan died in the land of Chanaan. And the sons of Phares were Esron, and Jemuel.
13 And the sons of Issachar; Thola, and Phua, and Asum, and Sambran.
14 And the sons of Zabulun, Sered, and Allon, and Achoel.
15 These are the sons of Lea, which she bore to Jacob in Mesopotamia of Syria, and Dina his daughter; all the souls, sons and daughters, thirty-three.
16 And the sons of Gad; Saphon, and Angis, and Sannis, and Thasoban, and Aedis, and Aroedis, and Areelis.
17 And the sons of Aser; Jemna, Jessua, and Jeul, and Baria, and Sara their sister. And the sons of Baria; Chobor, and Melchiil.
18 These are the sons of Zelpha, which Laban gave to his daughter Lea, who bore these to Jacob, sixteen souls.
19 And the sons of Rachel, the wife of Jacob; Joseph, and Benjamin.
20 And there were sons born to Joseph in the land of Egypt, whom Aseneth, the daughter of Petephres, priest of Heliopolis, bore to him, even Manasses and Ephraim. And there were sons born to Manasses, which the Syrian concubine bore to him, even Machir. And Machir begot Galaad. And the sons of Ephraim, the brother of Manasses; Sutalaam, and Taam. And the sons of Sutalaam; Edom.
21 and the sons of Benjamin; Bala, and Bochor, and Asbel. And the sons of Bala were Gera, and Noeman, and Anchis, and Ros, and Mamphim. And Gera begot Arad.
22 These are the sons of Rachel, which she bore to Jacob; all the souls eighteen.
23 And the sons of Dan; Asom.
24 And the sons of Nephthalim; Asiel, and Goni, and Issaar, and Sollem.
25 These are the sons of Balla, whom Laban gave to his daughter Rachel, who bore these to Jacob; all the souls, seven.
26 And all the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, who came out of his loins, besides the wives of the sons of Jacob, even all the souls were sixty-six.
27 And the sons of Joseph, who were born to him in the land of Egypt, were nine souls; all the souls of the house of Jacob who came with Joseph into Egypt, were seventy-five souls.
28 And he sent Judas before him to Joseph, to meet him to the city of Heroes, into the land of Ramesses.
29 And Joseph having made ready his chariots, went up to meet Israel his father, at the city of Heroes; and having appeared to him, fell on his neck, and wept with abundant weeping.
30 And Israel said to Joseph, After this I will gladly die, since I have seen thy face, for thou art yet living.
31 And Joseph said to his brethren, I will go up and tell Pharao, and will say to him, My brethren, and my father’s house, who were in the land of Chanaan, are come to me.
32 And the men are shepherds; for they have been feeders of cattle, and they have brought with them their cattle, and their kine, and all their property.
33 If then Pharao call you, and say to you, What is you occupation?
34 Ye shall say, We thy servants are herdsmen from our youth until now, both we and our fathers: that ye may dwell in the land of Gesem of Arabia, for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians.
And Joseph came and told Pharao, saying, My father, and my brethren, and their cattle, and their oxen, and all their possessions, are come out of the land of Chanaan, and behold, they are in the land of Gesem.
2 And he took of his brethren five men, and set them before Pharao.
3 And Pharao said to the brethren of Joseph, What is your occupation? and they said to Pharao, Thy servants are shepherds, both we and our father.
4 And they said to Pharao, We are come to sojourn in the land, for there is no pasture for the flocks of thy servants, for the famine has prevailed in the land of Chanaan; now then, we will dwell in the land of Gesem.
5 And Pharao said to Joseph, Let them dwell in the land of Gesem; and if thou knowest that there are among them able men, make them overseers of my cattle. So Jacob and his sons came into Egypt, to Joseph; and Pharao, king of Egypt, heard of it.
6 And Pharao spoke to Joseph, saying, Thy father, and thy brethren, are come to thee. Behold, the land of Egypt is before thee; settle thy father and thy brethren in the best land.
7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharao; and Jacob blessed Pharao.
8 And Pharao said to Jacob, How many are the years of the days of thy life?
9 And Jacob said to Pharao, The days of the years of my life, wherein I sojourn, are a hundred and thirty years; few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, they have not attained to the days of the life of my fathers, in which days they sojourned.
10 And Jacob blessed Pharao, and departed from him.
11 And Joseph settled his father and his brethren, and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best land, in the land of Ramesses, as Pharao commanded.
12 And Joseph gave provision to his father, and his brethren, and to all the house of his father, corn for each person.
13 And there was no corn in all the land, for the famine prevailed greatly; and the land of Egypt, and the land of Chanaan, fainted for the famine.
14 And Joseph gathered all the money that was found in the land of Egypt, and the land of Chanaan, in return for the corn which they bought, and he distributed corn to them; and Joseph brought all the money into the house of Pharao.
15 And all the money failed out of the land of Egypt, and out of the land of Chanaan; and all the Egyptians came to Joseph, saying, Give us bread, and why do we die in thy presence? for our money is spent.
16 And Joseph said to them, Bring your cattle, and I will give you bread for your cattle, if your money is spent.
17 And they brought their cattle to Joseph; and Joseph gave them bread in return for their horses, and for their sheep, and for their oxen, and for their asses; and Joseph maintained them with bread for all their cattle in that year.
18 And that year passed, and they came to him in the second year, and said to him, Must we then be consumed from before our lord? for if our money has failed, and our possessions, and our cattle, brought to thee our lord, and there has not been left to us before our lord more than our own bodies and our land, we are indeed destitute.
19 In order, then, that we die not before thee, and the land be made desolate, buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants to Pharao: give seed that we may sow, and live and not die, so our land shall not be made desolate.
20 And Joseph bought all the land of the Egyptians, for Pharao; for the Egyptians sold their land to Pharao; for the famine prevailed against them, and the land became Pharao’s.
21 And he brought the people into bondage to him, for servants, from one extremity of Egypt to the other,
22 except only the land of the priests; Joseph bought not this, for Pharao gave a portion in the way of gift to the priests; and they ate their portion which Pharao gave them; therefore they sold not their land.
23 And Joseph said to all the Egyptians, Behold, I have bought you and your land this day for Pharao; take seed for you, and sow the land.
24 And there shall be the fruits of it; and ye shall give the fifth part to Pharao, and the four remaining parts shall be for yourselves, for seed for the earth, and for food for you, and all that are in your houses.
25 And they said, Thou hast saved us; we have found favour before our lord, and we will be servants to Pharao.
26 And Joseph appointed it to them for an ordinance until this day; to reserve a fifth part for Pharao, on the land of Egypt, except only the land of the priests, that was not Pharao’s.
27 And Israel dwelt in Egypt, in the land of Gesem, and they gained an inheritance upon it; and they increased and multiplied very greatly.
28 And Jacob survived seventeen years in the land of Egypt; and Jacob’s days of the years of his life were a hundred and forty-seven years.
29 and the days of Israel drew nigh for him to die: and he called his son Joseph, and said to him, If I have found favour before thee, put thy hand under my thigh, and thou shalt execute mercy and truth toward me, so as not to bury me in Egypt.
30 But I will sleep with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me up out of Egypt, and bury me in their sepulchre. And he said, I will do according to thy word.
31 And he said, Swear to me; and he swore to him. And Israel did reverence, leaning on the top of his staff.
And it came to pass after these things, that it was reported to Joseph, Behold, thy father is ill; and, having taken his two sons, Manasse and Ephraim, he came to Jacob.
2 And it was reported to Jacob, saying, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh to thee; and Israel having strengthened himself, sat upon the bed.
3 And Jacob said to Joseph, My God appeared to me in Luza, in the land of Chanaan, and blessed me,
4 and said to me, Behold, I will increase thee, and multiply thee, and will make of thee multitudes of nations; and I will give this land to thee, and to thy seed after thee, for an everlasting possession.
5 Now then thy two sons, who were born to thee in the land of Egypt, before I came to thee into Egypt, are mine; Ephraim and Manasse, as Ruben and Symeon they shall be mine.
6 And the children which thou shalt beget hereafter, shall be in the name of their brethren; they shall be named after their inheritances.
7 And as for me, when I came out of Mesopotamia of Syria, Rachel, thy mother, died in the land of Chanaan, as I drew night to the horse-course of Chabratha of the land of Chanaan, so as to come to Ephratha; and I buried her in the road of the course; this is Bethlehem.
8 And when Israel saw the sons of Joseph, he said, Who are these to thee?
9 And Joseph said to his father, They are my sons, whom God gave me here; and Jacob said, Bring me them, that I may bless them.
10 Now the eyes of Israel were dim through age, and he could not see; and he brought them near to him, and he kissed them, and embraced them.
11 And Israel said to Joseph, Behold, I have not been deprived of seeing thy face, and lo! God has showed me thy seed also.
12 And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and they did reverence to him, with their face to the ground.
13 And Joseph took his two sons, both Ephraim in his right hand, but on the left of Israel, and Manasse on his left hand, but on the right of Israel, and brought them near to him.
14 But Israel having stretched out his right hand, laid it on the head of Ephraim, and he was the younger; and his left hand on the head of Manasse, guiding his hands crosswise.
15 And he blessed them and said, The God in whose sight my fathers were well pleasing, even Abraam and Isaac, the God who continues to feed me from my youth until this day;
16 the angel who delivers me from all evils, bless these boys, and my name shall be called upon them, and the name of my fathers, Abraam and Isaac; and let them be increased to a great multitude on the earth.
17 And Joseph having seen that his father put his right hand on the head of Ephraim—it seemed grievous to him; and Joseph took hold of the hand of his father, to remove it from the head of Ephraim to the head of Manasse.
18 And Joseph said to his father, Not so, father; for this is the first-born; lay thy right-hand upon his head.
19 And he would not, but said, I know it, son, I know it; he also shall be a people, and he shall be exalted, but his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.
20 And he blessed them in that day, saying, In you shall Israel be blessed, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and Manasse; and he set Ephraim before Manasse.
21 And Israel said to Joseph, Behold, I die; and God shall be with you, and restore you to the land of your fathers.
22 And I give to thee Sicima, a select portion above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorites with my sword and bow.
And Jacob called his sons, and said to them, Assemble yourselves, that I may tell you what shall happen to you in the last days.
2 Gather yourselves together, and hear me, sons of Jacob; hear Israel, hear your father.
3 Ruben, thou art my first-born, thou my strength, and the first of my children, hard to be endured, hard and self-willed.
4 Thou wast insolent like water, burst not forth with violence, for thou wentest up to the bed of thy father; then thou defiledst the couch, whereupon thou wentest up.
5 Symeon and Levi, brethren, accomplished the injustice of their cutting off.
6 Let not my soul come into their counsel, and let not mine inward parts contend in their conspiracy, for in their wrath they slew men, and in their passion they houghed a bull.
7 Cursed be their wrath, for it was willful, and their anger, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
8 Juda, thy brethren have praised thee, and thy hands shall be on the back of thine enemies; thy father’s sons shall do thee reverence.
9 Juda is a lion’s whelp: from the tender plant, my son, thou art gone up, having couched thou liest as a lion, and as a whelp; who shall stir him up?
10 A ruler shall not fail from Juda, nor a prince from his loins, until there come the things stored up for him; and he is the expectation of nations.
11 Binding his foal to the vine, and the foal of his ass to the branch of it, he shall wash his robe in wine, and his garment in the blood of the grape.
12 His eyes shall be more cheering than wine, and his teeth whiter than milk.
13 Zabulon shall dwell on the coast, and he shall be by a haven of ships, and shall extend to Sidon.
14 Issachar has desired that which is good; resting between the inheritances.
15 And having seen the resting place that it was good, and the land that it was fertile, he subjected his shoulder to labour, and became a husbandman.
16 Dan shall judge his people, as one tribe too in Israel.
17 And let Dan be a serpent in the way, besetting the path, biting the heel of the horse (and the rider shall fall backward),
18 waiting for the salvation of the Lord.
19 Gad, a plundering troop shall plunder him; but he shall plunder him, pursuing him closely.
20 Aser, his bread shall be fat; and he shall yield dainties to princes.
21 Nephthalim is a spreading stem, bestowing beauty on its fruit.
22 Joseph is a son increased; my dearly loved son is increased; my youngest son, turn to me.
23 Against whom men taking evil counsel reproached him, and the archers pressed hard upon him.
24 But their bow and arrows were mightily consumed, and the sinews of their arms were slackened by the hand of the mighty one of Jacob; thence is he that strengthened Israel from the God of thy father;
25 and my God helped thee, and he blessed thee with the blessing of heaven from above, and the blessing of the earth possessing all things, because of the blessing of the breasts and of the womb,
26 the blessings of thy father and thy mother—it has prevailed above the blessing of the lasting mountains, and beyond the blessings of the everlasting hills; they shall be upon the head of Joseph, and upon the head of the brothers of whom he took the lead.
27 Benjamin, as a ravening wolf, shall eat still in the morning, and at evening he gives food.
28 All these are the twelve sons of Jacob; and their father spoke these words to them, and he blessed them; he blessed each of them according to his blessing.
29 And he said to them, I am added to my people; ye shall bury me with my fathers in the cave, which is in the field of Ephron the Chettite,
30 in the double cave which is opposite Mambre, in the land of Chanaan, the cave which Abraam bought of Ephron the Chettite, for a possession of a sepulchre.
31 There they buried Abraam and Sarrha his wife; there they buried Isaac, and Rebecca his wife; there they buried Lea;
32 in the portion of the field, and of the cave that was in it, purchased of the sons of Chet.
33 And Jacob ceased giving charges to his sons; and having lifted up his feet on the bed, he died, and was gathered to his people.
And Joseph fell upon his father’s face, and wept on him, and kissed him.
2 And Joseph commanded his servants the embalmers to embalm his father; and the embalmers embalmed Israel.
3 And they fulfilled forty days for him, for so are the days of embalming numbered; and Egypt mourned for him seventy days.
4 And when the days of mourning were past, Joseph spoke to the princes of Pharao, saying, If I have found favour in your sight, speak concerning me in the ears of Pharao, saying,
5 My father adjured me, saying, In the sepulchre which I dug for myself in the land of Chanaan, there thou shalt bury me; now then I will go up and bury my father, and return again.
6 And Pharao said to Joseph, Go up, bury thy father, as he constrained thee to swear.
7 So Joseph went up to bury his father; and all the servants of Pharao went up with him, and the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt.
8 And all the household of Joseph, and his brethren, and all the house of his father, and his kindred; and they left behind the sheep and the oxen in the land of Gesem.
9 And there went up with him also chariots and horsemen; and there was a very great company.
10 And they came to the threshing-floor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan; and they bewailed him with a great and very sore lamentation; and he made a mourning for his father seven days.
11 And the inhabitants of the land of Chanaan saw the mourning at the floor of Atad, and said, This is a great mourning to the Egyptians; therefore he called its name, The mourning of Egypt, which is beyond Jordan.
12 And thus his sons did to him.
13 So his sons carried him up into the land of Chanaan, and buried him in the double cave, which cave Abraam bought for possession of a burying place, of Ephrom the Chettite, before Mambre.
14 And Joseph returned to Egypt, he and his brethren, and those that had gone up with him to bury his father.
15 And when the brethren of Joseph saw that their father was dead, they said, Let us take heed, lest at any time Joseph remember evil against us, and recompense to us all the evils which we have done against him.
16 And they came to Joseph, and said, Thy father adjured us before his death, saying,
17 Thus say ye to Joseph, Forgive them their injustice and their sin, forasmuch as they have done thee evil; and now pardon the injustice of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept while they spoke to him.
18 And they came to him and said, We, these persons, are thy servants.
19 And Joseph said to them, Fear not, for I am God’s.
20 Ye took counsel against me for evil, but God took counsel for me for good, that the matter might be as it is to-day, and much people might be fed.
21 And he said to them, Fear not, I will maintain you, and your families: and he comforted them, and spoke kindly to them.
22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he and his brethren, and all the family of his father; and Joseph lived a hundred and ten years.
23 And Joseph saw the children of Ephraim to the third generation; and the sons of Machir the son of Manasse were borne on the sides of Joseph.
24 And Joseph spoke to his brethren, saying, I die, and God will surely visit you, and will bring you out of this land to the land concerning which God sware to our fathers, Abraam, Isaac, and Jacob.
25 And Joseph adjured the sons of Israel, saying, At the visitation with which God shall visit you, then ye shall carry up my bones hence with you.
26 And Joseph died, aged an hundred and ten years; and they prepared his corpse, and put him in a coffin in Egypt.