Genesis Chapter 45 and Chapter 46

Chapter 45: Yoseph Revealed to His Brothers

1 Then Yoseph could not restrain himself before all those who stood by him and he cried out, “Make everyone go out from me”! So no one stood with him while Yoseph made himself known to his brothers. 2 And he wept aloud and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard it. 3 Then Yoseph said to his brothers, “I am Yoseph. Does my father still live”? But his brothers could not answer him for they were dismayed in his presence. 4 And Yoseph said to his brothers, “Please come near to me”. So they came near. Then he said: “I am Yoseph your brother whom you sold into Egypt”. 5 “But now, do not therefore be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here for Yah sent me before you to preserve life”. 6 “For these two years the famine has been in the land and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting”. 7 “And Yah sent me before you to preserve a posterity for you in the earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance”. 8 “So now it was not you who sent me here but Yah and He has made me a father to Pharaoh and master of all his house and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt. 9 “Hurry and go up to my father and say to him, “Thus says your son Yoseph: “Yah has made me master of all Egypt. Come down to me, do not tarry”. 10 “You shall dwell in the land of Goshen and you shall be near to me, you and your children, your children’s children, your flocks and your herds and all that you have. 11 “There I will provide for you, lest you and your household and all that you have, come to poverty. For there are still five years of famine”. 12 “And behold, your eyes and the eyes of my brother Benyamin see that it is my mouth that speaks to you”. 13 “So you shall tell my father of all my esteem in Egypt and of all that you have seen and you shall hurry and bring my father down here”. 14 Then he fell on his brothers Benyamin’s neck and wept and Benyamin wept on his neck. 15 Moreover he kissed all his brothers and wept over them and after that his brothers talked with him. 16 Now the report of it was heard in Pharaoh’s house saying, “Yoseph’s brothers have come”. So it pleased Pharaoh and his servants well. 17 And Pharaoh said to Yoseph, “Say to your brothers, Do this: Load your animals and depart. Go to the land of Canaan”. 18 “Bring your father and your households and come to me. I will give you the best of the land of Egypt and you will eat the fat of the land”. 19 “Now you are commanded–do this: Take carts out of the land of Egypt for your little ones and your wives. Bring your father and come”. 20 “Also, do not be concerned about your goods, for the best of all the land of Egypt is yours”. 21 Then the sons of Ysrayl did so and Yoseph gave them carts according to the command of Pharaoh and he gave them provisions for the journey. 22 He gave to all of them, to each man, changes of garments but to Benyamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of garments. 23 And he sent to his father these things: ten donkeys loaded with the good things of Egypt and ten female donkeys loaded with grain, bread and food for his father for the journey. 24 So he sent his brothers away and they departed and he said to them, “See that you do not become troubled (quarrel) along the way”. 25 Then they went up out of Egypt and came to the land of Canaan to Yahqob their father. 26 And they told him saying, “Yoseph is still alive and he is governor over all the land of Egypt”. And Yahqob’s heart stood still because he did not believe them. 27 But when they told him all the words which Yoseph had said to them and when he saw the carts which Yoseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Yahqob their father revived. 28 Then Ysrayl said, “It is enough. Yoseph my son is still alive. I will go and see him before I die”.

Chapter 46: Yahqob’s Journey to Egypt

1 So Ysrayl took his journey with all that he had and came to Beersheba and offered sacrifices to the Almighty of his father Yitzshaq. 2 Then Yah spoke to Ysrayl in the visions of the night and said, “Yahqob, Yahqob”! And he said, “Here I am”. 3 So He said, I am Yah, the Almighty of your father. Do not fear to go down to Egypt for I will make of you a great nation there”. 4 “I will go down with you to Egypt and I will also surely bring you up again and Yoseph will put his hand on your eyes”. 5 Then Yahqob arose from Beersheba and the sons of Ysrayl carried their father Yahqob, their little ones and their wives in the carts which Pharaoh had sent to carry him. 6 So they took their livestock and their goods which they has acquired in the land of Canaan and went to Egypt, Yahqob and all his descendants with him. 7 His sons and his son’s sons, his daughters and his son’s daughters and all his descendants he brought with him to Egypt. 8 Now these were the names of the children of Ysrayl, Yahqob and his sons, who went to Egypt: Reuben was Yahqob’s firstborn. 9 The sons of Reuben were Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron and Carmi. 10 The sons of Simeon were Yemuyl (spelled Nemuyl in 1 Chronicles 4:24), Yamin, Ohad, Yachin (called Yarib in 1 Chronicles 4:24), Zohar (called Zerah in 1 Chronicles 4:24) and Shaul, the son of a Canaanite woman. 11 The sons of Levi were Gershon, Kohath and Merari. 12 The sons of Yahudah were Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez and Zerah (but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan). The sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul. 13 The sons of Issachar were Tola, Puvah (spelled Puah in 1 Chronicles 7:1) , Yob (same as Yashub in Numbers 26:24) and Shimron. 14 The sons of Zebulon were Sered, Elon and Yahleel. 15 These were the sons of Leyah, whom she bore to Yahqob in Padan Aram with his daughter Dinah. All the persons, his sons and his daughters were thirty-three. 16 The sons of Gad were Ziphion (spelled Zephon in Numbers 26:15), Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon (called Ozni in Numbers 26:16), Eri, Arodi (spelled Arod in Numbers 26:17) and Aryli. 17 The sons of Asher were Yimnah, Ishuah, Isui, Beriyah and Serah, their sister. And the sons of Beriyah were Heber and Malchiyah. 18 These were the sons of Zilpah whom Laban gave to Leyah his daughter and these she bore to Yahqob: sixteen persons. 19 The sons of Rachyl, Yahqob’s wife were Yoseph and Benyamin. 20 And to Yoseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim whom Asenath, the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On, bore to him. 21 The sons of Benyamin were Belah, Becher, Ashbyl, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim (called Hupham in Numbers 26:39) and Ard. 22 These were the sons of Rachyl who were born to Yahqob: fourteen persons in all. 23 The son of Dan was Hushim (called Shuham in Numbers 26:42). 24 The sons of Naphtali were Yahzeel (spelled Yahziyl in 1 Chronicles 7:13), Guni, Yezer and Shillem (spelled Shallum in 1 Chronicles 7:13). 25 These were the sons of Bilhah whom Laban gave to Rachyl his daughter and she bore these to Yahqob: seven persons in all. 26 All these persons who went with Yahqob to Egypt, who came from his body besides Yahqob’s son’s wives were sixty-six persons in all. 27 And the sons of Yoseph who were born to him in Egypt were two persons. All the persons of the house of Yahqob who went to Egypt were seventy.

Yahqob Settles in Goshen

28 Then he sent Yahudah before him to Yoseph, to point out before him the way to Goshen. And they came to the land of Goshen. 29 So Yoseph made ready his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Ysrayl and he presented himself to him and fell on his neck and wept on his neck a good while. 30 And Ysrayl said to Yoseph, “Now let me die, since I have seen your face because you are still alive”. 31 Then Yoseph said to his brothers and to his father’s household, “I will go up and tell Pharaoh and say to him “My brothers and those of my father’s house who were in the land of Canaan have come to me”. 32 “And the men are shepherds for their occupation has been to feed livestock and they have brought their flocks, their herds and all that they have”. 33 “So it shall be when Pharaoh calls you and says, “What is your occupation”? 34 That you shall say, “Your servants occupation has been with livestock from our youth even til now, both we and also our fathers”. “That you may dwell in the land of Goshen for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians”.

 

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