Genesis Chapter 50 (Review)

  1. And Joseph fell upon his father’s face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.

And Joseph fell upon his father and cried.

  1. And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.

Joseph gave the order that Israel should be embalmed, and he was.

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  1. And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten days.

And after 40 days (as embalming is done for 40 days) the Egyptians mourned him for 70 days.

  1. 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, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,
  2. 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 come again.

And after weeping, Joseph told the house of pharaoh, if he has found grace in their sight, they should please say to pharaoh for him, that he swore to his dad not to bury him in Egypt, so pharaoh should please let him go bury his dad, then he would return later.

  1. And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made thee swear.

And pharaoh said…you’re free. Go bury your father, just have you have sworn.

  1. 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 Egypt,
  2. and all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father’s house: only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen.
  3. And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a very great company.

And Joseph went to bury his father and all the house of pharaoh, all his house and the elders of his house went with him. Only the children and flock were left in Goshen.
And chariots and horsemen went with him. It was a great multitude of people

  1. And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan; and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father seven days.

On passing Jordan, Joseph mourned his father bitterly for 7 days.

  1. And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the 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 [the mourning of the Egyptians], which is beyond Jordan.

And when the Canaanites saw the mourning, they named the place ‘the mourning of Egyptians’

  1. And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them:
  2. 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 field for a possession of a buryingplace of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.
  3. 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.

And the sons of Israel did as they were told by their father (they buried him with his fathers).

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And Joseph and all that went with him returned into Egypt.

  1. And when Joseph’s brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him.

And when his brothers saw that their father was dead, they said unto themselves, Joseph will now hate us and pay us back for the evil we did him. (They still felt guilt and hadn’t forgiven themselves)

  1. And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying,
  2. 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, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.

And they sent a messenger unto Joseph saying…before your father died, he said to us, to tell you to forgive your brethren for that which they did. And Joseph cried.

  1. And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants.

And they went unto Joseph and bowed down before him. And they said…we are your servants.

  1. And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?

And Joseph said…don’t be scared. I am not God.

  1. 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 alive.

You thought evil against me, but God planned good for me the whole time, for me to keep people alive

  1. Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.

So don’t be scared. I will feed you and your little ones. And he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

  1. And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father’s house: and Joseph lived a hundred and ten years.

Joseph and his family lived in Egypt and Joseph was 110 years of age.

  1. And Joseph saw Ephraim’s children of the third generation: the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph’s knees.

And Joseph saw Ephraim’s grandchildren and Manasseh’s grandchildren.

  1. 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 Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

And Joseph said. I will die. And God will surely visit you. He will take you out of this land to the place he told unto Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Israel).

  1. 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.

And he had an oath with them and said…when God visits you, take out my remains from here

  1. So Joseph died, being a hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

And Joseph died at 110 and was embalmed and put in a coffin in Egypt.

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Genesis Chapter 49 (Review)

  1. And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.

And Israel said. Come together my sons, let me tell you the things that will come upon you in the last days of your life (in the near future –to your families)

  1. Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.

Come and listen to Israel your father.

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  1. Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:
  2. 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.

Reuben,
You’re my first born, my strength. The beginning of my strength, proof of my manhood, the excellency of dignity and power, you are unstable as water, but you will not excel because you had sexual relations with Bilhah. You defiled my bed.

  1. Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations.
  2. O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honor, be not thou united for in their anger they slew a man, and in their self-will they digged down a wall.
  3. 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.

Simeon and Levi
Brothers whom violent weapons are in their hands (they slew all the males in the city because one of them had sexual relations with their sister Dinah) let me never find myself in their secret assembly. (May my name never be mentioned in their secret meeting, because they will just kill me) May they never be united. Because in this unity and anger, they killed a man, and on their own the brought down a wall.
I curse their raging and violent anger, because it was wicked. I will scatter them. (There should be no unity between them).

  1. 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 before thee.
  2. 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 rouse him up?
  3. The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
  4. 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 grapes:
  5. his eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

Judah,
Your brothers will praise you. You will oppress your enemies and your brothers will bow down to you. You are the child of a lion. You went up from the prey. You stood and crouched as a lion (remember he is a cub not a lion yet) and as an old lion, who dares to annoy him?  That symbol of power will never depart from Judah neither will a law giver depart, till the owner (the ultimate ruler) comes for it and all the nations obey this owner. And people will always gather unto him.
Binding his little horse to the vine and his donkey to a vine he chooses, he washes his garments in wine and clothes in the pool of grapes.
His eyes shall be red with wine and his teeth white with milk (a kind of weird abundance)

Since Reuben, Simeon and Levi had done wrong, the blessings of the first born were then given to Judah and because of the way he acted when he spake to Joseph in the house of pharaoh before they recognised Joseph.

  1. Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for a haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon.

Zebulun,
You will dwell by the sea harbour. Ships will come to you for safety. Your border shall be unto Sidon.

  1. Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens:
  2. 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.

Issachar,
A strong donkey crouching down with burden on the left and right (which relieves you of the weight of the load being carried…more like avoiding the weight).
And he saw that resting was good and that the land was good to rest in. And for that reason, he will be a servant. He will have to do forced labour for he gave up his freedom.

  1. Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
  2. 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.

Dan,
You will judge your people, being a tribe of Israel. A snake that will bring people down.
Then Israel said to himself…I have waited for your salvation oh God

  1. I have waited for thy salvation, O Lord.

Oh God, I have waited for the day you will save.

  1. Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.

Gad
A troop will attack you initially, but you will have the last laugh.

  1. Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.

Asher will have good food and yield Royal beauties.

  1. Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words.

Naphtali
A female deer let loose. He gives good words. (Good fawns –kid deer)

  1. Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall:
  2. the archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him :
  3. 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;)
  4. even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:
  5. 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 separate from his brethren.

Joseph
A fruitful branch of a tree, beside a well, whoever grows and spreads over the wall unto the other side. (A wild donkey by the spring, spirited donkeys on a hill)
Archers saw him and hated him and shot him arrows. But God made him strong. He didn’t move. The shepherded, The Rock of Israel, The God of your father shall bless you with the heavenly blessings (blessing from above/the sky) blessing of the deep (blessings of below/waters), blessings of the breast (abundant milk and care) and of the womb (fruitfulness).
The blessings of your father have prevailed over the blessings of ancient mountains and hills. These blessing shall be upon your head-Joseph and the crown shall be on your head. You that (are a prince among)/were separate from your brothers.

  1. Benjamin shall raven as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.

Benjamin,
You shall be hungry as a wolf. In the morning you shall devour the prey and divide the spoil in the evening

  1. 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 blessing he blessed them.

And these are the 12 tribes of Israel. And he blessed them

  1. And he charged them, and said unto them, I am to be gathered unto my people: bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,
  2. 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 Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a buryingplace.
  3. There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah.
  4. The purchase of the field and of the cave that is therein was from the children of Heth.

And he told them, I will soon die, bury me in the cave, where Abraham and Sarah were buried. Where Isaac and Rebecca were buried and there have I buried Leah.
The possession was bought from the children of Heth.

  1. And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people.

After speaking to his sons, Israel stood up, went to the bed and gave up the ghost.

Genesis Chapter 48 (Review)

  1. And it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, Behold, thy father is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.

Not so long after, it was told unto Joseph that Israel is sick. And so Joseph took his two sons

  1. And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.

And someone told Israel that Joseph is coming. And then he strengthened himself and sat on his bed.

  1. And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,

And Israel said unto Joseph when he got close to him. God almighty appeared unto me at Luz (now bethel) and he blessed me.

  1. 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.

And he told me the Abrahamic covenant.

  1. And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt, before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.

And now, your two sons before you, Manasseh and Ephraim which you had before I came into Egypt are mine. Just like Reuben and Simeon. They are my first two children from now.

  1. And thy issue, which thou begettest after them, shall be thine, and shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance.

Any other child you have after these two, he is yours. But these two are now my children. And they shall be called after the names of their brothers in inheritance.

  1. 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 come unto Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same is Bethlehem.

Rachel your mother died by me in the land of Canaan on the way to Ephrath. She didn’t make it to Ephrath but I buried here there in Bethlehem.

  1. And Israel beheld Joseph’s sons, and said, Who are these?

And Israel looked at Joseph’s sons and asked…who are these?

  1. And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God hath given me in this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them.

And Joseph said…these are the sons God gave unto me, here in Egypt. And Israel said, bring them please, let me bless them.

  1. 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 them.

And Israel’s eyes were dim (just like that of Isaac) that’s why he asked who they were. And they came closer, and Israel kissed them and hugged them.

  1. And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath showed me also thy seed.

And Israel said. I never thought I would see your face, but God has made me see even your children.

  1. And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.

And Joseph brought them forward and bowed before Israel.

  1. And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel’s left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel’s right hand, and brought them near unto him.

And Joseph held their hands as he was facing Israel his father. He held Ephraim in his right hand (facing Israel’s left hand) and Manasseh in his left hand (facing Israel’s right hand)

  1. And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim’s head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh’s head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn.

Even at that, Israel stretched for path his hands and crossed them, thereby placing his right hand on Ephraim’s head and his left hand on Manasseh’s head.

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  1. And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day,
  2. 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 earth.

And he began to bless Joseph. The blessings were as thus: the God that my father’s Abraham and Isaac walked before, THIS SAME GOD THAT FED ME ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE / THE GOD WHO HAS BEEN MY SHEPHERD TILL DATE even unto this very day, the Angel that redeemed me from evil, of whom the lads will be blessed, let my name be named upon them as well as the name of my father’s Abraham and Isaac. Let them increase upon the earth.

  1. 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 remove it from Ephraim’s head unto Manasseh’s head.

And when Joseph saw the way Isaac placed his hands on their head, he was unhappy
And he wanted to remove it and change the position.

  1. And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.

And he told Israel, no no, the arrangement is wrong. This is the first born.

  1. 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 younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.

And Israel said…I know. He-the first born shall become a great people as well but his younger brother shall be greater than he is and the seed of the younger brother shall become a multitude of nations. Ephraim became the carrier of the Abrahamic covenant. Just as God said Esau would serve Jacob.

  1. And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.

And he blessed them that day by saying ‘you are blessed of Israel’ and he set Ephraim before Manasseh and said…no longer is it Manasseh and Ephraim but Ephraim and Manasseh.

  1. And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die; but God shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.

And he told joseph, God will bless you and once again bring you unto the land of your fathers.

  1. 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.

Also, I have given unto you a portion of land. A portion more than I gave your brothers. It was a portion of land I took from the Amorites with my bow and arrow (by force/with war).

Genesis Chapter 47 (Review)

  1. Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and my 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 Goshen.

And Joseph went unto pharaoh, telling him that his family and flock and all they have, are here in Egypt and they are currently in the land of Goshen.

  1. And he took some of his brethren, even five men, and presented them unto Pharaoh.

And he took five of his brothers and presented them before pharaoh.

  1. And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What is your occupation? And they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we, and also our fathers.

And pharaoh did ask….what do you do? And they answered….we are shepherds, just like our fathers.

  1. 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 famine is sore in the land of Canaan: now therefore, we pray thee, let thy servants dwell in the land of Goshen.

We have come to stay a short while because there is no pasture for our flock to graze on, the famine is sore, so please, let us stay in Goshen.

  1. And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father and thy brethren are come unto thee:

And pharaoh told Joseph, your family has come before you.

  1. 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: and if thou knowest any men of activity among them, then make them rulers over my cattle.

Egypt is in front of you and is in your hands. Make your family dwell in the best of the land, they can stay in Goshen. And if any of them is hardworking, let him be in charge of my own cattle.

  1. And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

And Joseph brought his father before pharaoh. And Israel blessed pharaoh. Weird eh?. He blessed pharaoh.

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  1. And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old art thou?

And pharaoh asked Israel. How old are you?

  1. And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of 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.

And he responded…the years of my journey on earth are 130. And I’ve experienced evil days and have not even attained the age that my fathers attained.

  1. And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh

And Jacob blessed pharaoh -again and went out from his presence.

  1. 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 land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded.

And Joseph placed his family and gave them possession in the land of Egypt. He put them in the best of the land -Rameses just as pharaoh had commanded. Rameses is the same as Goshen. One is simply the Hebrew name and one is the Egyptian name

  1. And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father’s household, with bread, according to their families.

And Joseph took care of his father and all their household according to their number.

  1. 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 famine.

And there was no food in the land anymore. The people in Canaan and Egypt we weak.

  1. 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: and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh’s house.

And Joseph gathered all the money that was in Egypt, the money people brought to buy corn as well and brought it unto pharaoh.

  1. And when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us bread: for why should we die in thy presence? for the money faileth.

And money failed. I mean, there was no more money in people’s hands. Money fails either when there’s money but there’s absolutely nothing to buy, then it has no use or when there’s enough to buy, but there’s no money. But  in this case, there was no money.
And the Egyptians came to Joseph. Feed us. Why should we die before you. There is no more money. The money of Egypt and Canaan (remember he sold to the whole world) was with Joseph.

  1. And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if money fail.
  2. And they brought their cattle unto Joseph: and Joseph gave them 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 cattle for that year.

And Joseph said…bring your cattle. And they did. And Joseph gave them bread in exchange for horses, cattle, herd and flock 😳😳😳🙊🙊 and he fed them for that year.

  1. 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 is spent ; my lord also hath our herds of cattle; there is not aught left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands:
  2. 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 unto Pharaoh : and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, that the land be not desolate.

When that year ended again, they came to Joseph. We have no money or flock or herd. All we have is ourselves and our land.
Take us, take our land, we will be your servants, just feed us. (Buy us and our land with food). Please, don’t let us die.
An important point to note is that it wasn’t even Joseph that God showed these things unto. It was pharaoh. But Joseph was the manager

  1. And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine prevailed over them: so the land became Pharaoh’s.

And Joseph bought ALL the land of Egypt for pharaoh. ALL.

  1. And as for the people, he removed them to cities from one end of the borders of Egypt even to the other end thereof.

Then he moved people from one end of Egypt to the other.

  1. 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 gave them: wherefore they sold not their lands.

The only portion of land he didn’t buy was the portion belonging to the priests. Because pharaoh assigned the portion to them and they fed from pharaoh. So they didn’t have to sell their lands. (One who wasn’t even serving God, gave to his priests)

  1. 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 sow the land.
  2. 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 the field, and for your food, and for them of your households, and for food for your little ones.

And Joseph said…I have bought you and your land today. Take seed. Plant in the land.
In the time of increase, you will pay 1/5 of all your earnings to pharaoh.
4/5 is yours, your family, and your little ones.

  1. 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.

And they said…you saved our lives. May we find grace in your sight. Let us serve.

  1. 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 only, which became not Pharaoh’s.

And Joseph made it a law in the land. tIll this day. That at least 1/5 goes to pharaoh. Make your research. At least 20% is Egypt’s tax. It’s not below that. The lowest it has ever been is 20%. (See http://www.tradingeconomics.com/Egypt/personal-income-tax-rate) only the land of the priests don’t do that. Because it wasn’t acquired.

  1. And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.

And Israel remained in Goshen, and they grew and multiplied greatly.

  1. And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was a hundred forty and seven years.

Israel lived in Egypt for 17 years. And now he was 147.

  1. 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 ; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt:

When it was time for Israel to die, as he knew, he called unto Joseph and made him swear that Joseph would not bury him in Egypt.

  1. 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 hast said.

But I will die, and you will take me out of Egypt and bury me with my fathers.

  1. And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed’s head.

And Joseph swore. And Israel bowed his head in worship.

Genesis Chapter 46 (Review)

  1. And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beer-sheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac.

Then Israel packed up all that he had, and first went to Beersheba and made a sacrifice unto God.

  1. And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I.
  2. 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.

And God spoke unto him in a vision in the night, calling his name, saying; do not be afraid to go DOWN into Egypt. Because even in that land, I will make you a great nation.

  1. 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.

I will go DOWN there with you, and bring you UP (out) again, and Joseph will bury you.

  1. And Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba: and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.
  2. 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 with him
  3. his sons, and his sons’ sons with him, his daughters, and his sons’ daughters, and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt.

And Israel left Beersheba, with his sons and their children and all that they had and hey came into Egypt.

  1. And these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob’s firstborn.
  2. And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.
  3. And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman.
  4. And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
  5. And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zarah: but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were Hezron and Hamul.
  6. And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.
  7. And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.
  8. These be the sons of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob in Padan-aram, with his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty and three.

All the Children of Leah amounted to 33

  1. And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.
  2. And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Serah their sister: and the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel.
  3. These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter; and these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls.

And the children of zilpah amounted to 16

  1. The sons of Rachel Jacob’s wife; Joseph, and Benjamin.
  2. And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.
  3. And the sons of Benjamin were Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.

Well, since Israel would not just let Benjamin wander off, he kept himself busy at home by making 10 children.

  1. These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob: all the souls were fourteen.

The sons of Rachel amounted to 14.

  1. And the sons of Dan; Hushim.
  2. And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem.
  3. These are the sons of Bilhah, which Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and she bare these unto Jacob: all the souls were seven.

The sons of Bilhah amounted to 7

  1. 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 and six;

And 66 people excluding Israels sons wives came into Egypt with Israel.

  1. and the sons of Joseph, which were borne him in Egypt, were two souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt, were threescore and ten.

And Joseph had two sons, so the family of Israel in Egypt were 70 (still excluding his sons wives) 70 (33+14+16+7) Excluding Israel himself

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  1. And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.

And they sent Judah up front, that he may lead them to Goshen

  1. And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.

And Joseph got his chariot and went to meet his father in Goshen and hugged him and cried upon him for quite a long time.

  1. And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou art yet alive.

Israel then said…let me die. Since I have seen your face and you are alive.

  1. And Joseph said unto his brethren, and unto his father’s house, I will go up, and show Pharaoh, and say unto him, My brethren, and my father’s house, which were in the land of Canaan, are come unto me;

And Joseph told them to Hang on, that he would present them before pharaoh.

  1. 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 they have.

And they are cattle rearers, so they brought their cattle.

  1. And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say, What is your occupation?
  2. 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 dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians.

And when pharaoh calls you and asks what you do, you will say that you rear cattle. That way, you will get to stay in Goshen, because shepherds are abominations unto the Egyptians.

Genesis Chapter 45 (Review)

  1. Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren.
  2. And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard.

At that point, Joseph couldn’t hold himself anymore. He cried out and gave an order that all his officers be gone from his presence. And he was to make himself known to his brothers.
And he cried so loud that the people outside, even pharaoh heard.

  1. And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence.

And now in his dialect (Hebrew) he said. I am Joseph. Is my father alive?…and they just looked at him with mixed feelings. Second in command to pharaoh who could order them to be killed any second and the joy of seeing him again.

  1. 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 into Egypt.

And he continued speaking and said…come closer please…and they did.
I am Joseph your brother that you sold into Egypt.

  1. Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.

Now don’t be sad or angry with yourselves because God sent me here so that I can preserve life.

  1. For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.

For two years there has been famine and for 5 more years it will last and there will be no harvest during this period.

  1. And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.

God sent me here to keep you alive on earth, to save and deliver your lives.

  1. 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 throughout all the land of Egypt.

So it really wasn’t you that sent me here but God and He made me to be like a father (adviser) to pharaoh, the ruler of his house and all through the land of Egypt.

  1. 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, tarry not

Hurry up and go to my father and say…Joseph your son has said.., God has made me Lord over all of Egypt. Don’t stay back one minute. Come DOWN unto Egypt.

  1. 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 thy flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou hast:

And you will dwell in Goshen, close to me, you, your children and grandchildren, flocks and all that you have.

  1. 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 poverty.

And I will take care of you else you end up poor, as there are 5 more years of lack to endure.

  1. And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaketh unto you.

Your eyes-(his brother’s eyes) see, and the eyes of Benjamin see as well, that it is I-Joseph who speaks to you.

  1. 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.

Tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and all that your eyes have seen, the. Hurry up and bring him DOWN here.

  1. And he fell upon his brother Benjamin’s neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck.

And he hugged Benjamin and cried and Benjamin did the same.

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  1. Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his brethren talked with him.

Then he kissed all his brothers and cried while doing so, and hot hen they began to talk and catch up.

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  1. And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh’s house, saying, Joseph’s brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.

Now word got around fast that Joseph’s brothers were around. And pharaoh was happy, and so were all the servants.

  1. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This do ye; lade your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan;
  2. 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 land.

And pharaoh called Joseph and told him. Tell your brothers to get on their donkeys, go home and get your father and all that they have and bring them here. I will give you the good of the land and the fat of the land.

  1. 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 father, and come.
  2. Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is yours.
  3. And the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.

So now -to Joseph’s brothers. You have been commanded. Do as you have been told.
Don’t look at your property like they have value, because we will give you the best here. Then Joseph gave them wagons to pack their belongings and provisions for the road.

  1. 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 raiment.

Then he gave each of them one piece of clothing each and to Benjamin he gave 300pieces of clothing and 5 pieces of clothing. (Second time he would give him 5x)

  1. 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 and meat for his father by the way.

To his father, he sent 10donkeys full of the good things of Egypt and 10 female donkeys carrying corn, bread and meat.

  1. So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way.

Then he told his brothers to embark on their journey and not to quarrel (I mean, it was a big moment. They could start saying. Oh it was you Judah who brought the suggestion and blah blah)…and they left.

  1. And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their father,
  2. 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 not.

They met with Israel and told him. Joseph is alive and is the governor of Egypt.
And his heart was weak, because he didn’t believe them. And the name brought back the grief that was almost gone.

  1. 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 him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived.

They told him all the words Joseph said unto them, and still he didn’t believe. Until he saw the wagons (sometimes words don’t do the trick, seeing is believing) and then he believed. and his heart was strong.

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  1. And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go and see him before I die.

Ah. This is enough. My son is alive. Let me go see him before I die.
(I don’t think Israel even knew that Joseph was sold away by his brothers)

Genesis Chapter 44 (Review)

  1. And he commanded the steward of his house, saying, Fill the men’s sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man’s money in his sack’s mouth.

And he ordered the keeper of his house to fill the sacks of the men with food, as much as they can carry and to return the money into their sacks.

  1. And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack’s mouth of the youngest, and his corn money. And he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken.

And put my cup. Not just any one, that silver one, into the sac of the youngest. Return his money as well. And the keeper of his house obeyed the order.

  1. As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their asses.

Early in the morning, all 11 men were sent on their journey

  1. 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 good?

When they hadn’t gone too far yet, Joseph told his steward to pursue, overtake them and ask why would reward good with evil.

  1. Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, and whereby indeed he divineth? ye have done evil in so doing.

Is it not What my lord drinks from and uses for divination?…you have done evil.

  1. And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these same words.

And the steward did as he was told.

  1. And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord these words? God forbid that thy servants should do according to this thing:

And the men said. God forbid that any of us does this thing

  1. behold, the money, which we found in our sacks’ mouths, we brought again unto thee out of the land of Canaan : how then should we steal out of thy lord’s house silver or gold?

Even the money which we found in our sacks, we brought back. Why then should we steal anything from there?

  1. With whomsoever of thy servants it be found, both let him die, and we also will be my lord’s bondmen.

Search us all, and whomever you find this thing with, let him die and let the rest of us be your slaves.

  1. 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.

And the steward said. Let it be according to your words. That you may be free.

  1. Then they speedily took down every man his sack to the ground, and opened every man his sack.
  2. And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin’s sack.

And the search began, and Joseph’s cup was found in Benjamin’s sac.

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  1. Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man his ass, and returned to the city.

Then they tore their clothes and all returned to the city (of Egypt)

  1. And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph’s house; for he was yet there: and they fell before him on the ground.

Judah and his brothers came to the house of Joseph (as he was still there) and bowed before him.

  1. 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?

And Joseph asked…what kind of action have you carried out?. ……Don’t you know I can find things out through the divine? A man in my position (having wise men and magicians around) can find this out.

  1. And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord? what shall we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves? God hath found out the iniquity of thy servants: behold, we are my lord’s servants, both we, and he also with whom the cup is found.

Judah then said…what will we say…what to do? How do we clear ourselves? The odds are against us. We are your slaves. Even he whom the cup was found in his sac.

  1. 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.

And Joseph said…God forbid that I do such thing. The rest of you can go unto your father. But the one whom the cup was found will stay here and remain as my slave.

  1. Then Judah came near unto him, and said, O my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord’s ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh.

And Judah said…lord, let me speak a word to your ears, do not be angry, as you are just as much as pharaoh in rank.

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  1. My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a brother?

You -my lord asked if we have a father or a brother.

  1. 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.

And indeed we responded. We have a father, and he has a little one whose brother is dead, his mother is dead, and his father loves him.

  1. And thou saidst unto thy servants, Bring him down unto me, that I may set mine eyes upon him.

As you said to us -your servants bring him (the boy) here that I may see him.

  1. And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father: for if he should leave his father, his father would die.

And we said, the boy cannot leave his father because if he does, the father will die.

  1. And thou saidst unto thy servants, Except your youngest brother come down with you, ye shall see my face no more.

And you told us-your servants that if we don’t bring this brother, we will not see your face anymore.

  1. And it came to pass when we came up unto thy servant my father, we told him the words of my lord.
  2. And our father said, Go again, and buy us a little food.

And we told our father. And he said we should go buy a little food.

  1. 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.

And we said…we cannot go unless our youngest brother is with us, for without him, the man would not see our face.

  1. And thy servant my father said unto us, Ye know that my wife bare me two sons:
  2. and the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn in pieces ; and I saw him not since:
  3. and if ye take this also from me, and mischief befall him, ye shall bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.

And our father-your servant said,,.you know my wife bare me two sons, one was not found and we concluded that he is torn to pieces and now if you take this one from me, I will die of sorrow and sadness.

  1. 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;
  2. 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 servant our father with sorrow to the grave.

Now, me knowing fully well that my father’s life is tied up to the life of this child, if I show up at home the child is not with me, our father-your servant will die of sorrow.

  1. 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 for ever.

For I -your servant then made myself as a collateral, that if the child is not brought back, I should be blamed forever for the child.

  1. 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.

So please, let I -your servant, be your slave, and let the child go to his father.

  1. 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.

How will I go to my father without the child being with me? Unless I’m just going to see the evil that will befall him.