Genesis, Chapter 4
1. And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare
said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.
2. And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a
keeper of sheep,
but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
3. And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain
brought of the fruit
of the ground an offering unto the LORD.
4. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his
flock and of the fat
thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
5. But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect.
And Cain was
very wroth, and his countenance fell.
6. And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and
why is thy
7. If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if
thou doest not
well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and
rule over him.
8. And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to
pass, when they
were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and
9. And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother?
said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?
10. And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy
crieth unto me from the ground.
11. And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath
opened her mouth
to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;
12. When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth
yield unto thee
her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.
13. And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater
than I can
14. Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face
of the earth;
and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a
the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth
me shall slay
15. And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever
vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark
Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.
16. And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and
dwelt in the
land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
17. And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare
Enoch: and he
builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of
18. And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael:
Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.
19. And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the
one was Adah,
and the name of the other Zillah.
20. And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as
dwell in tents, and
of such as have cattle.
21. And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of
all such as
handle the harp and organ.
22. And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, an instructer of
every artificer in
brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.
23. And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear
my voice; ye
wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to
wounding, and a young man to my hurt.
24. If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech
25. And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and
name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed
Abel, whom Cain slew.
26. And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he
called his name
Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.
Genesis, Chapter 5
1. This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day
created man, in the likeness of God made he him;
2. Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and
name Adam, in the day when they were created.
3. And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat
a son in his
own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:
4. And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were
years: and he begat sons and daughters:
5. And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and
and he died.
6. And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat
7. And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and
seven years, and
begat sons and daughters:
8. And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve
years: and he
9. And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan:
10. And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and
and begat sons and daughters:
11. And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five
years: and he
12. And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel:
13. And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight
hundred and forty
years, and begat sons and daughters:
14. And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten
years: and he
15. And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat
16. And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight
hundred and thirty
years, and begat sons and daughters:
17. And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred
ninety and five
years: and he died.
18. And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he
19. And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred
years, and begat
sons and daughters:
20. And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and
two years: and
21. And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat
22. And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah
years, and begat sons and daughters:
23. And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and
24. And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God
25. And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven
years, and begat
26. And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven
and two years, and begat sons and daughters:
27. And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty
years: and he died.
28. And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and
begat a son:
29. And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall
concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground
LORD hath cursed.
30. And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred
ninety and five
years, and begat sons and daughters:
31. And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy
years: and he died.
32. And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat
Genesis, Chapter 6
1. And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face
earth, and daughters were born unto them,
2. That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they
and they took them wives of all which they chose.
3. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive
with man, for
that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty
4. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also
after that, when
the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare
to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of
5. And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the
that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil
6. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the
earth, and it
grieved him at his heart.
7. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have
created from the
face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and
of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
8. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
9. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man
and perfect in
his generations, and Noah walked with God.
10. And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11. The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth
was filled with
12. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was
corrupt; for all
flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come
before me; for
the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will
them with the earth.
14. Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make
in the ark,
and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
15. And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of:
The length of the
ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits,
height of it thirty cubits.
16. A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit
shalt thou finish it
above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof;
second, and third stories shalt thou make it.
17. And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters
upon the earth, to
destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under
heaven; and every
thing that is in the earth shall die.
18. But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou
shalt come into
the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with
19. And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every
sort shalt thou
bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be
20. Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their
kind, of every
creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall
thee, to keep them alive.
21. And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and
thou shalt gather
it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.
22. Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded
him, so did he.
Genesis, Chapter 7
1. And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house
ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
2. Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens,
the male and
his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and
3. Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the
female; to keep
seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
4. For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon
the earth forty days
and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will
from off the face of the earth.
5. And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded
6. And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of
upon the earth.
7. And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his
sons' wives with
him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
8. Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and
of fowls, and of
every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
9. There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the
male and the
female, as God had commanded Noah.
10. And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters
of the flood were
upon the earth.
11. In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the
second month, the
seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains
great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
12. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty
13. In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham,
the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons
them, into the ark;
14. They, and every beast after his kind, and all the
cattle after their kind,
and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his
every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.
15. And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two
of all flesh,
wherein is the breath of life.
16. And they that went in, went in male and female of all
flesh, as God
had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.
17. And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the
and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.
18. And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly
upon the earth;
and the ark went upon the face of the waters.
19. And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth;
and all the high
hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.
20. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the
21. And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of
fowl, and of
cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth
upon the earth,
and every man:
22. All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all
that was in the dry
23. And every living substance was destroyed which was
upon the face of
the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the
the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only
remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.
24. And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and
Genesis, Chapter 8
1. And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all
that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the
and the waters asswaged;
2. The fountains also of the deep and the windows of
stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;
3. And the waters returned from off the earth continually:
and after the
end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.
4. And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the
seventeenth day of the
month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
5. And the waters decreased continually until the tenth
month: in the
tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the
6. And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah
window of the ark which he had made:
7. And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro,
until the waters
were dried up from off the earth.
8. Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the
waters were abated
from off the face of the ground;
9. But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot,
and she returned
unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole
then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto
him into the
10. And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent
forth the dove
out of the ark;
11. And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo,
in her mouth was
an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated
12. And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the
returned not again unto him any more.
13. And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first
year, in the first
month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from
earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and,
the face of the ground was dry.
14. And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth
day of the
month, was the earth dried.
15. And God spake unto Noah, saying,
16. Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons,
and thy sons'
wives with thee.
17. Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with
thee, of all flesh,
both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that
the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be
multiply upon the earth.
18. And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and
his sons' wives
19. Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and
creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the
20. And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of
beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the
21. And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said
heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake;
imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I
any more every thing living, as I have done.
22. While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and
cold and heat,
and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
Genesis, Chapter 9
1. And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be
and multiply, and replenish the earth.
2. And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon
every beast of
the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth
earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they
3. Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you;
even as the
green herb have I given you all things.
4. But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood
thereof, shall ye not
5. And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at
the hand of every
beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of
brother will I require the life of man.
6. Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be
shed: for in
the image of God made he man.
7. And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth
abundantly in the
earth, and multiply therein.
8. And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him,
9. And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and
with your seed
10. And with every living creature that is with you, of
the fowl, of the
cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go
out of the
ark, to every beast of the earth.
11. And I will establish my covenant with you; neither
shall all flesh be
cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any
more be a
flood to destroy the earth.
12. And God said, This is the token of the covenant which
between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for
13. I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a
token of a covenant
between me and the earth.
14. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over
the earth, that the
bow shall be seen in the cloud:
15. And I will remember my covenant, which is between me
and you and
every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more
flood to destroy all flesh.
16. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look
upon it, that I may
remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living
of all flesh that is upon the earth.
17. And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the
covenant, which I
have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.
18. And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were
Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.
19. These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the
20. And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a
21. And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was
within his tent.
22. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of
his father, and
told his two brethren without.
23. And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon
shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their
and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's
24. And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his
younger son had
done unto him.
25. And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants
shall he be unto
26. And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and
Canaan shall be
27. God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the
tents of Shem;
and Canaan shall be his servant.
28. And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty
29. And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty
years: and he
1. Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem,
Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.
2. The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and
Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
3. And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and
4. And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim,
5. By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in
their lands; every
one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
6. And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and
7. And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah,
and Sabtecha: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
8. And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in
9. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is
as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.
10. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech,
and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
11. Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded
Nineveh, and the city
Rehoboth, and Calah,
12. And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a
13. And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and
14. And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came
15. And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth,
16. And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite,
17. And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,
18. And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite:
were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.
19. And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as
thou comest to
Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and
and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.
20. These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after
their tongues, in
their countries, and in their nations.
21. Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of
Eber, the brother of
Japheth the elder, even to him were children born.
22. The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad,
and Lud, and
23. And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and
24. And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber.
25. And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was
Peleg; for in
his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.
26. And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and
27. And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,
28. And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,
29. And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the
sons of Joktan.
30. And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto
mount of the east.
31. These are the sons of Shem, after their families,
after their tongues, in
their lands, after their nations.
32. These are the families of the sons of Noah, after
their generations, in
their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth
Genesis, Chapter 16
1. Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an
handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
2. And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath
me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I
obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.
3. And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the
Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to
husband Abram to be his wife.
4. And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when
she saw that
she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.
5. And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I
have given my
maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was
despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee.
6. But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy
hand; do to her
as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled
7. And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of
water in the
wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
8. And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou?
wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress
9. And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy
submit thyself under her hands.
10. And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will
multiply thy seed
exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
11. And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou
art with child,
and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the
hath heard thy affliction.
12. And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against
every man, and
every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of
13. And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto
her, Thou God
seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that
14. Wherefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi; behold,
it is between
Kadesh and Bered.
15. And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's
which Hagar bare, Ishmael.
16. And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar
Genesis, Chapter 18
1. And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and
in the tent door in the heat of the day;
2. And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men
stood by him:
and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and
himself toward the ground,
3. And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy
sight, pass not
away, I pray thee, from thy servant:
4. Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash
your feet, and rest
yourselves under the tree:
5. And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your
that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant.
said, So do, as thou hast said.
6. And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and
said, Make ready
quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon
7. And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender
and good, and
gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it.
8. And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had
set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they
9. And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he
Behold, in the tent.
10. And he said, I will certainly return unto thee
according to the time of
life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it
in the tent
door, which was behind him.
11. Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in
age; and it
ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
12. Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After
I am waxed old
shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
13. And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah
saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?
14. Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time
appointed I will
return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall
have a son.
15. Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was
afraid. And he
said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.
16. And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward
Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.
17. And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that
thing which I do;
18. Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and
and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?
19. For I know him, that he will command his children and
after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice
judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath
spoken of him.
20. And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and
great, and because their sin is very grievous;
21. I will go down now, and see whether they have done
according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I
22. And the men turned their faces from thence, and went
but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.
23. And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also
righteous with the wicked?
24. Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city:
wilt thou also
destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are
25. That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay
with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked,
that be far
from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
26. And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous
within the city,
then I will spare all the place for their sakes.
27. And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have
taken upon me
to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:
28. Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty
righteous: wilt thou
destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there
five, I will not destroy it.
29. And he spake unto him yet again, and said,
Peradventure there shall be
forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.
30. And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry,
and I will speak:
Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will
not do it,
if I find thirty there.
31. And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak
Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said,
I will not
destroy it for twenty's sake.
32. And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will
speak yet but this
once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will
it for ten's sake.
33. And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left
Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.
Genesis, Chapter 19
1. And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in
of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed
with his face toward the ground;
2. And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you,
servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye
shall rise up
early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide
street all night.
3. And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in
unto him, and
entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake
bread, and they did eat.
4. But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the
Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the
from every quarter:
5. And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are
which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we
6. And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the
door after him,
7. And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
8. Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known
man; let me,
I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good
eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under
shadow of my roof.
9. And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This
one fellow came
in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse
thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot,
came near to break the door.
10. But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into
the house to
them, and shut to the door.
11. And they smote the men that were at the door of the
blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to
12. And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides?
son in law,
and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the
them out of this place:
13. For we will destroy this place, because the cry of
them is waxen great
before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy
14. And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law,
which married his
daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD
destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons
15. And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened
Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest
consumed in the iniquity of the city.
16. And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his
hand, and upon the
hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD
merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without
17. And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth
abroad, that he
said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou
in all the
plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.
18. And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:
19. Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight,
and thou hast
magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my
and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I
20. Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is
a little one: Oh, let
me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall
21. And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee
concerning this thing
also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast
22. Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing
till thou be come
thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
23. The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into
24. Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah
and fire from the LORD out of heaven;
25. And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and
all the inhabitants
of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
26. But his wife looked back from behind him, and she
became a pillar of
27. And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place
where he stood
before the LORD:
28. And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward
all the land
of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up
smoke of a furnace.
29. And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of
the plain, that
God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the
when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.
30. And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the
mountain, and his two
daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in
he and his two daughters.
31. And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is
old, and there is
not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all
32. Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will
lie with him,
that we may preserve seed of our father.
33. And they made their father drink wine that night: and
went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay
nor when she arose.
34. And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn
said unto the
younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him
wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may
seed of our Father.
35. And they made their father drink wine that night also:
and the younger
arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down,
36. Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by
37. And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name
Moab: the same is
the father of the Moabites unto this day.
38. And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his
the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.
Genesis, Chapter 37
1. And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a
stranger, in the
land of Canaan.
2. These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being
seventeen years old,
was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the
Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph
unto his father their evil report.
3. Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children,
because he was
the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.
4. And when his brethren saw that their father loved him
more than all
his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto
5. And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his
brethren: and they
hated him yet the more.
6. And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream
which I have
7. For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and,
lo, my sheaf
arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood
and made obeisance to my sheaf.
8. And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign
over us? or shalt
thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more
his dreams, and for his words.
9. And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his
brethren, and said,
Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the
and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.
10. And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and
his father rebuked
him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed?
and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves
thee to the earth?
11. And his brethren envied him; but his father observed
12. And his brethren went to feed their father's flock in
13. And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed
the flock in
Shechem? come, and I will send thee unto them. And he said to him,
14. And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be
well with thy
brethren, and well with the flocks; and bring me word again. So he
out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.
15. And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was
wandering in the
field: and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?
16. And he said, I seek my brethren: tell me, I pray thee,
where they feed
17. And the man said, They are departed hence; for I heard
them say, Let
us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his brethren, and found them
18. And when they saw him afar off, even before he came
near unto them,
they conspired against him to slay him.
19. And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer
20. Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him
into some pit,
and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him: and we shall
will become of his dreams.
21. And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their
said, Let us not kill him.
22. And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him
into this pit
that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him; that he might
out of their hands, to deliver him to his father again.
23. And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his
they stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colours that
was on him;
24. And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the
pit was empty,
there was no water in it.
25. And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up
their eyes and
looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead with
camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down
26. And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if
we slay our
brother, and conceal his blood?
27. Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and let
not our hand be
upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brethren
28. Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they
lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites
pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
29. And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph
was not in the
pit; and he rent his clothes.
30. And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child
is not; and I,
whither shall I go?
31. And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the
goats, and dipped
the coat in the blood;
32. And they sent the coat of many colours, and they
brought it to their
father; and said, This have we found: know now whether it be thy
33. And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil
devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.
34. And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his
mourned for his son many days.
35. And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to
comfort him; but he
refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the
my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.
36. And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar,
an officer of
Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.
Genesis, Chapter 38
1. And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from
brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose name was
2. And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite,
was Shuah; and he took her, and went in unto her.
3. And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his
4. And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she called
5. And she yet again conceived, and bare a son; and called
Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bare him.
6. And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name
7. And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of
the LORD; and
the LORD slew him.
8. And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's
wife, and marry
her, and raise up seed to thy brother.
9. And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it
came to pass,
when he went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it on the
that he should give seed to his brother.
10. And the thing which he did displeased the LORD:
wherefore he slew
11. Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain
a widow at thy
father's house, till Shelah my son be grown: for he said, Lest
he die also, as his brethren did. And Tamar went and dwelt in her
12. And in process of time the daughter of Shuah Judah's
wife died; and
Judah was comforted, and went up unto his sheepshearers to Timnath,
and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.
13. And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold thy father in
law goeth up to
Timnath to shear his sheep.
14. And she put her widow's garments off from her, and
covered her with
a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, which is by
the way to
Timnath; for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given
him to wife.
15. When Judah saw her, he thought her to be an harlot;
because she had
covered her face.
16. And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I
pray thee, let me
come in unto thee; (for he knew not that she was his daughter in
she said, What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto me?
17. And he said, I will send thee a kid from the flock.
And she said, Wilt
thou give me a pledge, till thou send it?
18. And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she
said, Thy signet,
and thy bracelets, and thy staff that is in thine hand. And he gave
it her, and
came in unto her, and she conceived by him.
19. And she arose, and went away, and laid by her vail
from her, and put
on the garments of her widowhood.
20. And Judah sent the kid by the hand of his friend the
receive his pledge from the woman's hand: but he found her not.
21. Then he asked the men of that place, saying, Where is
the harlot, that
was openly by the way side? And they said, There was no harlot in
22. And he returned to Judah, and said, I cannot find her;
and also the men
of the place said, that there was no harlot in this place.
23. And Judah said, Let her take it to her, lest we be
shamed: behold, I
sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.
24. And it came to pass about three months after, that it
was told Judah,
saying, Tamar thy daughter in law hath played the harlot; and also,
she is with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and
25. When she was brought forth, she sent to her father in
law, saying, By
the man, whose these are, am I with child: and she said, Discern,
I pray thee,
whose are these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff.
26. And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She hath been
righteous than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son. And
her again no more.
27. And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that,
behold, twins were
in her womb.
28. And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one
put out his hand:
and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread,
came out first,
29. And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that,
brother came out: and she said, How hast thou broken forth? this
upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez.
30. And afterward came out his brother, that had the
scarlet thread upon
his hand: and his name was called Zarah.
Genesis, Chapter 39
1. And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an
Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands
Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither.
2. And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous
he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.
3. And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that
made all that he did to prosper in his hand.
4. And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him:
and he made
him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his
5. And it came to pass from the time that he had made him
his house, and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the
house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all
had in the house, and in the field.
6. And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he
knew not ought he
had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly
7. And it came to pass after these things, that his
master's wife cast her
eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.
8. But he refused, and said unto his master's wife,
Behold, my master
wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all
hath to my hand;
9. There is none greater in this house than I; neither
hath he kept back
any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can
this great wickedness, and sin against God?
10. And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by
day, that he
hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her.
11. And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went
into the house to
do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there
12. And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with
me: and he left
his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.
13. And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his
garment in her
hand, and was fled forth,
14. That she called unto the men of her house, and spake
saying, See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us; he
unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice:
15. And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my
voice and cried,
that he left his garment with me, and fled, and got him out.
16. And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord
17. And she spake unto him according to these words,
Hebrew servant, which thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to
18. And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and
cried, that he left his
garment with me, and fled out.
19. And it came to pass, when his master heard the words
of his wife,
which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant
that his wrath was kindled.
20. And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the
prison, a place
where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the
21. But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy,
him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
22. And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's
hand all the
prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there,
he was the
doer of it.
23. The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that
was under his
hand; because the LORD was with him, and that which he did, the
made it to prosper.
Genesis, Chapter 40
1. And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of
the king of
Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt.
2. And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers,
against the chief
of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.
3. And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of
the guard, into
the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.
4. And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them,
and he served
them: and they continued a season in ward.
5. And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his
dream in one
night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the
the baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound in the prison.
6. And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked
and, behold, they were sad.
7. And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in
the ward of his
lord's house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day?
8. And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and
there is no
interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not
to God? tell me them, I pray you.
9. And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said
to him, In my
dream, behold, a vine was before me;
10. And in the vine were three branches: and it was as
though it budded,
and her blossoms shot forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth
11. And Pharaoh's cup was in my hand: and I took the
grapes, and pressed
them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand.
12. And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation
of it: The three
branches are three days:
13. Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine
head, and restore thee
unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand,
former manner when thou wast his butler.
14. But think on me when it shall be well with thee, and
shew kindness, I
pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring
out of this house:
15. For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the
Hebrews: and here
also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.
16. When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was
good, he said
unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, I had three white
on my head:
17. And in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of
Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head.
18. And Joseph answered and said, This is the
interpretation thereof: The
three baskets are three days:
19. Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head
from off thee, and
shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from
20. And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's
he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of
butler and of the chief baker among his servants.
21. And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership
again; and he gave
the cup into Pharaoh's hand:
22. But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had
interpreted to them.
23. Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but
Genesis, Chapter 41
1. And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that
dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.
2. And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well
and fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow.
3. And, behold, seven other kine came up after them out of
the river, ill
favoured and leanfleshed; and stood by the other kine upon the
brink of the
4. And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up
the seven well
favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.
5. And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold,
seven ears of
corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good.
6. And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east
wind sprung up
7. And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and
full ears. And
Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream.
8. And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was
troubled; and he
sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise
and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none that could
them unto Pharaoh.
9. Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do
faults this day:
10. Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in
ward in the
captain of the guard's house, both me and the chief baker:
11. And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we
man according to the interpretation of his dream.
12. And there was there with us a young man, an Hebrew,
servant to the
captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our
to each man according to his dream he did interpret.
13. And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it
was; me he restored
unto mine office, and him he hanged.
14. Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought
him hastily out
of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and
in unto Pharaoh.
15. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream,
and there is
none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that thou
understand a dream to interpret it.
16. And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me:
God shall give
Pharaoh an answer of peace.
17. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I
stood upon the
bank of the river:
18. And, behold, there came up out of the river seven
kine, fatfleshed and
well favoured; and they fed in a meadow:
19. And, behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor
and very ill
favoured and leanfleshed, such as I never saw in all the land of
20. And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up the
first seven fat
21. And when they had eaten them up, it could not be known
that they had
eaten them; but they were still ill favoured, as at the beginning.
So I awoke.
22. And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up
in one stalk,
full and good:
23. And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted
with the east
wind, sprung up after them:
24. And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears: and I
told this unto
the magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me.
25. And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is
hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do.
26. The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven
good ears are
seven years: the dream is one.
27. And the seven thin and ill favoured kine that came up
after them are
seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind
seven years of famine.
28. This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh:
What God is
about to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh.
29. Behold, there come seven years of great plenty
throughout all the land
30. And there shall arise after them seven years of
famine; and all the
plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine
31. And the plenty shall not be known in the land by
reason of that famine
following; for it shall be very grievous.
32. And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice;
it is because
the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to
33. Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and
wise, and set
him over the land of Egypt.
34. Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over
the land, and
take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous
35. And let them gather all the food of those good years
that come, and
lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in
36. And that food shall be for store to the land against
the seven years of
famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish
37. And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in
the eyes of all
38. And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such
a one as this is,
a man in whom the Spirit of God is?
39. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath
all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art:
40. Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy
word shall all
my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.
41. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee
over all the land of
42. And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put
it upon Joseph's
hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold
43. And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he
had; and they
cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the
44. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and
without thee shall
no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.
45. And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnath-paaneah; and
him to wife Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah priest of On. And
went out over all the land of Egypt.
46. And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before
Pharaoh king of
Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went
throughout all the land of Egypt.
47. And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought
forth by handfuls.
48. And he gathered up all the food of the seven years,
which were in the
land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the
was round about every city, laid he up in the same.
49. And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very
much, until he
left numbering; for it was without number.
50. And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of
which Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah priest of On bare unto
51. And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh:
For God, said
he, hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house.
52. And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God
me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.
53. And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the
land of Egypt,
54. And the seven years of dearth began to come, according
as Joseph had
said: and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt
55. And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the
people cried to
Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto
what he saith to you, do.
56. And the famine was over all the face of the earth: and
all the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine
in the land of Egypt.
57. And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy
that the famine was so sore in all lands.
Genesis, Chapter 42
1. Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said
sons, Why do ye look one upon another?
2. And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in
Egypt: get you
down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not
3. And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn in
4. But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his
he said, Lest peradventure mischief befall him.
5. And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those
that came: for
the famine was in the land of Canaan.
6. And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it
was that sold to
all the people of the land: and Joseph's brethren came, and bowed
themselves before him with their faces to the earth.
7. And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made
strange unto them, and spake roughly unto them; and he said unto
Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food.
8. And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.
9. And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of
said unto them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness of the land ye
10. And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food
11. We are all one man's sons; we are true men, thy
servants are no spies.
12. And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness
of the land ye
13. And they said, Thy servants are twelve brethren, the
sons of one man
in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with
and one is not.
14. And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake
unto you, saying, Ye
15. Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh ye
shall not go forth
hence, except your youngest brother come hither.
16. Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and
ye shall be kept
in prison, that your words may be proved, whether there be any
truth in you:
or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies.
17. And he put them all together into ward three days.
18. And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and
live; for I fear
19. If ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound
in the house of
your prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses:
20. But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your
verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.
21. And they said one to another, We are verily guilty
brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought
us, and we
would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.
22. And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto
you, saying, Do
not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore,
behold, also his
blood is required.
23. And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he
them by an interpreter.
24. And he turned himself about from them, and wept; and
them again, and communed with them, and took from them Simeon, and
bound him before their eyes.
25. Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn,
and to restore
every man's money into his sack, and to give them provision for the
and thus did he unto them.
26. And they laded their asses with the corn, and departed
27. And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass
provender in the
inn, he espied his money; for, behold, it was in his sack's mouth.
28. And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored;
and, lo, it is
even in my sack: and their heart failed them, and they were afraid,
one to another, What is this that God hath done unto us?
29. And they came unto Jacob their father unto the land of
told him all that befell unto them; saying,
30. The man, who is the lord of the land, spake roughly to
us, and took us
for spies of the country.
31. And we said unto him, We are true men; we are no
32. We be twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not,
and the youngest
is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.
33. And the man, the lord of the country, said unto us,
Hereby shall I
know that ye are true men; leave one of your brethren here with me,
take food for the famine of your households, and be gone:
34. And bring your youngest brother unto me: then shall I
know that ye
are no spies, but that ye are true men: so will I deliver you your
ye shall traffick in the land.
35. And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that,
man's bundle of money was in his sack: and when both they and their
saw the bundles of money, they were afraid.
36. And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye
bereaved of my
children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take
all these things are against me.
37. And Reuben spake unto his father, saying, Slay my two
sons, if I bring
him not to thee: deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to
38. And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for
his brother is
dead, and he is left alone: if mischief befall him by the way in
the which ye
go, then shall ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the
Genesis, Chapter 43
1. And the famine was sore in the land.
2. And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn
which they had
brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us
3. And Judah spake unto him, saying, The man did solemnly
us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with
4. If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down
and buy thee
5. But if thou wilt not send him, we will not go down: for
the man said
unto us, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.
6. And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as
to tell the man
whether ye had yet a brother?
7. And they said, The man asked us straitly of our state,
and of our
kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother?
told him according to the tenor of these words: could we certainly
he would say, Bring your brother down?
8. And Judah said unto Israel his father, Send the lad
with me, and we
will arise and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and
thou, and also
our little ones.
9. I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require
him: if I bring
him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the
10. For except we had lingered, surely now we had returned
11. And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be
so now, do this;
take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down
the man a
present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh,
12. And take double money in your hand; and the money that
again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your hand;
it was an oversight:
13. Take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the
14. And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that
he may send
away your other brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved of my
15. And the men took that present, and they took double
money in their
hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood
16. And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the
ruler of his
house, Bring these men home, and slay, and make ready; for these
dine with me at noon.
17. And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought
the men into
18. And the men were afraid, because they were brought
house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our
the first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against
fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses.
19. And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house,
communed with him at the door of the house,
20. And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time
to buy food:
21. And it came to pass, when we came to the inn, that we
sacks, and, behold, every man's money was in the mouth of his sack,
money in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand.
22. And other money have we brought down in our hands to
buy food: we
cannot tell who put our money in our sacks.
23. And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and
the God of your
father, hath given you treasure in your sacks: I had your money.
brought Simeon out unto them.
24. And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and
water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses
25. And they made ready the present against Joseph came at
they heard that they should eat bread there.
26. And when Joseph came home, they brought him the
was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to
27. And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your
father well, the
old man of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive?
28. And they answered, Thy servant our father is in good
health, he is yet
alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance.
29. And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother
Benjamin, his mother's
son, and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom ye spake unto
he said, God be gracious unto thee, my son.
30. And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon
and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and
31. And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained
himself, and said,
Set on bread.
32. And they set on for him by himself, and for them by
for the Egyptians, which did eat with him, by themselves: because
Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that is an
unto the Egyptians.
33. And they sat before him, the firstborn according to
his birthright, and
the youngest according to his youth: and the men marvelled one at
34. And he took and sent messes unto them from before him:
Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And they
and were merry with him.
Genesis, Chapter 44
1. And he commanded the steward of his house, saying, Fill the
sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man's
his sack's mouth.
2. And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of
and his corn money. And he did according to the word that Joseph
3. As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent
away, they and
4. And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet
far off, Joseph
said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when thou dost
overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for
5. Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, and whereby
divineth? ye have done evil in so doing.
6. And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these same
7. And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord these
forbid that thy servants should do according to this thing:
8. Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks' mouths,
again unto thee out of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal
thy lord's house silver or gold?
9. With whomsoever of thy servants it be found, both let
him die, and we
also will be my lord's bondmen.
10. And he said, Now also let it be according unto your
words; he with
whom it is found shall be my servant; and ye shall be blameless.
11. Then they speedily took down every man his sack to the
opened every man his sack.
12. And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left at
the youngest: and
the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.
13. Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man his
ass, and returned
to the city.
14. And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house; for
he was yet
there: and they fell before him on the ground.
15. And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that ye
have done? wot
ye not that such a man as I can certainly divine?
16. And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord? what
speak? or how shall we clear ourselves? God hath found out the
thy servants: behold, we are my lord's servants, both we, and he
whom the cup is found.
17. And he said, God forbid that I should do so: but the
man in whose
hand the cup is found, he shall be my servant; and as for you, get
you up in
peace unto your father.
18. Then Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh my lord,
let thy servant,
I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not thine
against thy servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh.
19. My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father,
or a brother?
20. And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old
man, and a child
of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone
is left of his
mother, and his father loveth him.
21. And thou saidst unto thy servants, Bring him down unto
me, that I
may set mine eyes upon him.
22. And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his
father: for if he
should leave his father, his father would die.
23. And thou saidst unto thy servants, Except your
youngest brother come
down with you, ye shall see my face no more.
24. And it came to pass when we came up unto thy servant
my father, we
told him the words of my lord.
25. And our father said, Go again, and buy us a little
26. And we said, We cannot go down: if our youngest
brother be with us,
then will we go down: for we may not see the man's face, except our
youngest brother be with us.
27. And thy servant my father said unto us, Ye know that
my wife bare
me two sons:
28. And the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is
torn in pieces;
and I saw him not since:
29. And if ye take this also from me, and mischief befall
him, ye shall
bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.
30. Now therefore when I come to thy servant my father,
and the lad be
not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life;
31. It shall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is
not with us, that he
will die: and thy servants shall bring down the gray hairs of thy
father with sorrow to the grave.
32. For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my
father, saying, If I
bring him not unto thee, then I shall bear the blame to my father
33. Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy servant abide
instead of the lad a
bondman to my lord; and let the lad go up with his brethren.
34. For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not
with me? lest
peradventure I see the evil that shall come on my father.
Genesis, Chapter 45
1. Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that
him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And there
man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren.
2. And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of
3. And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my
live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled
4. And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I
pray you. And
they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold
5. Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with
yourselves, that ye sold
me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.
6. For these two years hath the famine been in the land:
and yet there are
five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.
7. And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity
in the earth,
and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
8. So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and
he hath made
me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler
the land of Egypt.
9. Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him,
Thus saith thy son
Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me,
10. And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou
shalt be near
unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy children's children, and
and thy herds, and all that thou hast:
11. And there will I nourish thee; for yet there are five
years of famine;
lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to
12. And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother
it is my mouth that speaketh unto you.
13. And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt,
and of all that ye
have seen; and ye shall haste and bring down my father hither.
14. And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and
Benjamin wept upon his neck.
15. Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon
them: and after
that his brethren talked with him.
16. And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house,
brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.
17. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren,
This do ye; lade
your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan;
18. And take your father and your households, and come
unto me: and I
will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the
fat of the
19. Now thou art commanded, this do ye; take you wagons
out of the land
of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your
20. Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the
land of Egypt is
21. And the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave
according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision
22. To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment;
but to Benjamin
he gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of
23. And to his father he sent after this manner; ten asses
laden with the
good things of Egypt, and ten she asses laden with corn and bread
for his father by the way.
24. So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and
he said unto
them, See that ye fall not out by the way.
25. And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land
of Canaan unto
Jacob their father,
26. And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is
governor over all
the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them
27. And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he
had said unto
them: and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry
spirit of Jacob their father revived:
28. And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet
alive: I will go and
see him before I die.
Genesis, Chapter 46
1. And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came
Beer-sheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father
2. And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night,
and said, Jacob,
Jacob. And he said, Here am I.
3. And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not
to go down into
Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation:
4. I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also
surely bring thee
up again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.
5. And Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba: and the sons of
Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the
Pharaoh had sent to carry him.
6. And they took their cattle, and their goods, which they
had gotten in
the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed
7. His sons, and his sons' sons with him, his daughters,
and his sons'
daughters, and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt.
8. And these are the names of the children of Israel,
which came into
Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.
9. And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron,
10. And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad,
and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman.
11. And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
12. And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and
Zerah: but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of
were Hezron and Hamul.
13. And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job,
14. And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.
15. These be the sons of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob
with his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons and his
thirty and three.
16. And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and
Ezbon, Eri, and
Arodi, and Areli.
17. And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui,
and Beriah, and
Serah their sister: and the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel.
18. These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah
and these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls.
19. The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; Joseph, and Benjamin.
20. And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born
Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah priest of On
21. And the sons of Benjamin were Belah, and Becher, and
and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.
22. These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to
Jacob: all the souls
23. And the sons of Dan; Hushim.
24. And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and
Jezer, and Shillem.
25. These are the sons of Bilhah, which Laban gave unto
daughter, and she bare these unto Jacob: all the souls were seven.
26. All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which
came out of his
loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls were threescore
27. And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt,
souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt,
threescore and ten.
28. And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct
his face unto
Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.
29. And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet
father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on
and wept on his neck a good while.
30. And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I
have seen thy
face, because thou art yet alive.
31. And Joseph said unto his brethren, and unto his
father's house, I will
go up, and shew Pharaoh, and say unto him, My brethren, and my
house, which were in the land of Canaan, are come unto me;
32. And the men are shepherds, for their trade hath been
to feed cattle;
and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that
33. And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call
you, and shall say,
What is your occupation?
34. That ye shall say, Thy servants' trade hath been about
cattle from our
youth even until now, both we, and also our fathers: that ye may
the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination unto the
Genesis, Chapter 47
1. Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and
brethren, and their flocks, and their herds, and all that they
have, are come
out of the land of Canaan; and, behold, they are in the land of
2. And he took some of his brethren, even five men, and
3. And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What is your
they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we, and
4. They said moreover unto Pharaoh, For to sojourn in the
land are we
come; for thy servants have no pasture for their flocks; for the
sore in the land of Canaan: now therefore, we pray thee, let thy
dwell in the land of Goshen.
5. And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father and
are come unto thee:
6. The land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the
land make thy
father and brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell:
thou knowest any men of activity among them, then make them rulers
7. And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him
and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
8. And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old art thou?
9. And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of
are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the
my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of
the life of
my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.
10. And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before
11. And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, and
gave them a
possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the
Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded.
12. And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and
all his father's
household, with bread, according to their families.
13. And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine
was very sore,
so that the land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan fainted by
reason of the
14. And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in
the land of
Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which they bought:
Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house.
15. And when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in the
Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us
why should we die in thy presence? for the money faileth.
16. And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you
for your cattle,
if money fail.
17. And they brought their cattle unto Joseph: and Joseph
bread in exchange for horses, and for the flocks, and for the
cattle of the
herds, and for the asses: and he fed them with bread for all their
18. When that year was ended, they came unto him the
second year, and
said unto him, We will not hide it from my lord, how that our money
spent; my lord also hath our herds of cattle; there is not ought
left in the
sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands:
19. Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we and
our land? buy
us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants
Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, that the
land be not
20. And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh;
Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine prevailed
so the land became Pharaoh's.
21. And as for the people, he removed them to cities from
one end of the
borders of Egypt even to the other end thereof.
22. Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the
priests had a portion
assigned them of Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh
them: wherefore they sold not their lands.
23. Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have
bought you this day
and your land for Pharaoh: lo, here is seed for you, and ye shall
24. And it shall come to pass in the increase, that ye
shall give the fifth
part unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed of
and for your food, and for them of your households, and for food
25. And they said, Thou hast saved our lives: let us find
grace in the sight
of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants.
26. And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto
this day, that
Pharaoh should have the fifth part; except the land of the priests
became not Pharaoh's.
27. And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country
of Goshen; and
they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.
28. And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years:
so the whole
age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.
29. And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he
called his son
Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight,
put, I pray
thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me;
not, I pray thee, in Egypt:
30. But I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry
me out of Egypt,
and bury me in their buryingplace. And he said, I will do as thou
31. And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And
bowed himself upon the bed's head.
Genesis, Chapter 48
1. And it came to pass after these things, that one told
thy father is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and
2. And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph
thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.
3. And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto
me at Luz
in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,
4. And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful,
and multiply thee,
and I will make of thee a multitude of people; and will give this
land to thy
seed after thee for an everlasting possession.
5. And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were
thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are
Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.
6. And thy issue, which thou begettest after them, shall
be thine, and
shall be called after the name of their brethren in their
7. And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by
me in the
land of Canaan in the way, when yet there was but a little way to
Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same is
8. And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are
9. And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom
given me in this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto
me, and I
will bless them.
10. Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he
could not see. And
he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced
11. And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see
thy face: and, lo,
God hath shewed me also thy seed.
12. And Joseph brought them out from between his knees,
and he bowed
himself with his face to the earth.
13. And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand
left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right
brought them near unto him.
14. And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it
head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head,
guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn.
15. And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my
Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long
16. The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the
lads; and let
my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and
Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the
17. And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right
hand upon the head
of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to
from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.
18. And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father:
for this is the
firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.
19. And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son,
I know it: he also
shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his
brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a
20. And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall
saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set
21. And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God
shall be with you,
and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.
22. Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy
brethren, which I
took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.
Genesis, Chapter 49
1. And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves
that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.
2. Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob;
unto Israel your father.
3. Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the
beginning of my
strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:
4. Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou
wentest up to thy
father's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.
5. Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty
are in their
6. O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their
honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and
selfwill they digged down a wall.
7. Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their
wrath, for it was
cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
8. Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy
hand shall be in
the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down
9. Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou
art gone up: he
stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall
10. The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a
lawgiver from between
his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of
11. Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt
unto the choice vine;
he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of
12. His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white
13. Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he
shall be for an
haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon.
14. Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two
15. And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it
was pleasant; and
bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.
16. Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of
17. Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the
path, that biteth the
horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.
18. I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.
19. Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome
at the last.
20. Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall
yield royal dainties.
21. Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words.
22. Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by
a well; whose
branches run over the wall:
23. The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him,
and hated him:
24. But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his
hands were made
strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the
shepherd, the stone of Israel:)
25. Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee;
and by the
Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above,
the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the
26. The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the
blessings of my
progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they
shall be on
the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was
from his brethren.
27. Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he
shall devour the
prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.
28. All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is
it that their father
spake unto them, and blessed them; every one according to his
29. And he charged them, and said unto them, I am to be
my people: bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field
Ephron the Hittite,
30. In the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which
is before Mamre,
in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field of
Hittite for a possession of a buryingplace.
31. There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there
they buried Isaac
and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah.
32. The purchase of the field and of the cave that is
therein was from the
children of Heth.
33. And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons,
gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and
unto his people.
Genesis, Chapter 50
1. And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him,
2. And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to
father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.
3. And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are
fulfilled the days of
those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned for him
and ten days.
4. And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph
spake unto the
house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found grace in your eyes,
pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,
5. My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave
which I have
digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now
therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will
6. And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, according
as he made
7. And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him
went up all the
servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of
the land of
8. And all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his
only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they
left in the land of
9. And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen:
and it was a
very great company.
10. And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which is
and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and
a mourning for his father seven days.
11. And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites,
mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous
mourning to the
Egyptians: wherefore the name of it was called Abel-mizraim, which
12. And his sons did unto him according as he commanded
13. For his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and
buried him in
the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the
a possession of a buryingplace of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.
14. And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren,
and all that went
up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.
15. And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was
dead, they said,
Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all
which we did unto him.
16. And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy
command before he died, saying,
17. So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now,
the trespass of
thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now,
thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy
Joseph wept when they spake unto him.
18. And his brethren also went and fell down before his
face; and they
said, Behold, we be thy servants.
19. And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the
place of God?
20. But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God
meant it unto
good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people
21. Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and
your little ones.
And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.
22. And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house:
lived an hundred and ten years.
23. And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third
children also of Machir the son Manasseh were brought up upon
24. And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will
surely visit you,
and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to
Isaac, and to Jacob.
25. And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel,
saying, God will
surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.
26. So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old:
embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.