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    And the question for Genesis chapter 44 what is the end result after everything that transpires does Joseph and his brothers and upcoming to Egypt
     

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    2.jpg 45 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.

    3 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.

    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 into Egypt.

    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 throughout all 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, tarry not:

    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 thy flocks, 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 poverty.

    12 And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that 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 wept; 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, saying, Joseph's 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 land.

    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 father, and come.

    20 Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is your's.

    21 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.

    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 raiment.

    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 and meat 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 not.

    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 him, the 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.
     
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    And the question for Genesis chapter 45 very easy who was Joseph favorite brother?
     

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    Genesis chapter 46
    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.

    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 Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which 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 with him:

    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, and Carmi.

    10 ¶ And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, 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 Pharez, and Zerah: but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were Hezron and Hamul.

    13 ¶ And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.

    14 ¶ And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.

    15 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.

    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 his daughter, 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 Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah priest of On bare unto him.

    21 ¶ And the sons of Benjamin wereBelah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, 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 werefourteen.

    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 Rachel his 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 and six;

    27 And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt, were two souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt, were 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 Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wepton 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 father’s 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 they have.

    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 dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians.

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    And the question for Genesis chapter 46 now you're going to have to dig a little bit why don't the Egyptians like Shepherds. tmp-cam-1958684483.jpg
     
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    Genesis chapter 47
    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 arein the land of Goshen.

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

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

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

    5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father and thy brethren 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: and if thou knowest any men of activity among them, then make them rulers over my cattle.

    7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: 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 my pilgrimage arean 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.

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

    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 land of 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 famine.

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

    15 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.

    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 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.

    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 is 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 unto Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, that the land be not desolate.

    20 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.

    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 gave 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 sow the land.

    24 And it shall come to pass in the increase, that ye shall give the fifth partunto 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.

    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, thatPharaoh should have the fifth part;except the land of the priests only, which 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; bury 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 burying tmp-cam-475181551.jpg place. And he said, I will do as thou hast said.

    31 And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed’s head.
     
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    And the question for Genesis chapter 47.
    what did Joseph require from the people of Egypt in order to spare their lives and to provide them food.
     

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    Genesis chapter 39.

    Joseph was placed in prison on false accusations. After some time, the prison guard gave him a position of oversight over the other prisoners.
     
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    Thank you that is correct. Please feel free to share any time you want I do appreciate you and everybody that does comment here.
     
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    Genesis chapter 48
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    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.

    2 And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto 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, Ephraimand 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.

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

    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 wasbut a little way to come unto Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same is Beth-lehem.

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

    9 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 blessthem.

    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 them.

    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 toward Israel’s left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel’s right hand, and brought them near unto him.

    14 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.

    15 ¶ 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,

    16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my namebe 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.

    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 remove it 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 younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seedshall become a multitude of nations.

    20 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.

    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.

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    And the question for Genesis chapter 48 why did not Israel give the blessing to the first born son as was the custom? Guercino_Jacob_Ephraim_and_Manasseh-1.jpg
     
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    Genesis 49
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    Then Jacob called for his sons and said: "Gather around so I can tell you what will happen to you in days to come. tmp-cam-929034665.jpg
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    "Assemble and listen, sons of Jacob; listen to your father Israel.
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    "Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, the first sign of my strength, excelling in honor, excelling in power.
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    Turbulent as the waters, you will no longer excel, for you went up onto your father's bed, onto my couch and defiled it.
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    "Simeon and Levi are brothers-- their swords [1] are weapons of violence.
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    Let me not enter their council, let me not join their assembly, for they have killed men in their anger and hamstrung oxen as they pleased.
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    Cursed be their anger, so fierce, and their fury, so cruel! I will scatter them in Jacob and disperse them in Israel.
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    "Judah, [2] your brothers will praise you; your hand will be on the neck of your enemies; your father's sons will bow down to you.
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    You are a lion's cub, O Judah; you return from the prey, my son. Like a lion he crouches and lies down, like a lioness--who dares to rouse him?
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    The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs [3] and the obedience of the nations is his.
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    He will tether his donkey to a vine, his colt to the choicest branch; he will wash his garments in wine, his robes in the blood of grapes.
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    His eyes will be darker than wine, his teeth whiter than milk. [4]
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    "Zebulun will live by the seashore and become a haven for ships; his border will extend toward Sidon.
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    "Issachar is a rawboned [5] donkey lying down between two saddlebags. [6]
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    When he sees how good is his resting place and how pleasant is his land, he will bend his shoulder to the burden and submit to forced labor.
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    "Dan [7] will provide justice for his people as one of the tribes of Israel.
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    Dan will be a serpent by the roadside, a viper along the path, that bites the horse's heels so that its rider tumbles backward.
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    "I look for your deliverance, O LORD.
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    "Gad [8] will be attacked by a band of raiders, but he will attack them at their heels.
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    "Asher's food will be rich; he will provide delicacies fit for a king.
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    "Naphtali is a doe set free that bears beautiful fawns. [9]
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    "Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine near a spring, whose branches climb over a wall. [10]
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    With bitterness archers attacked him; they shot at him with hostility.
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    But his bow remained steady, his strong arms stayed [11] limber, because of the hand of the Mighty One of Jacob, because of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel,
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    because of your father's God, who helps you, because of the Almighty, [12] who blesses you with blessings of the heavens above, blessings of the deep that lies below, blessings of the breast and womb.
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    Your father's blessings are greater than the blessings of the ancient mountains, than [13] the bounty of the age-old hills. Let all these rest on the head of Joseph, on the brow of the prince among [14] his brothers.
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    "Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; in the morning he devours the prey, in the evening he divides the plunder."
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    All these are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is what their father said to them when he blessed them, giving each the blessing appropriate to him.
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    Then he gave them these instructions: "I am about to be gathered to my people. Bury me with my fathers in the cave in the field of Ephron the Hittite,
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    the cave in the field of Machpelah, near Mamre in Canaan, which Abraham bought as a burial place from Ephron the Hittite, along with the field.
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    There Abraham and his wife Sarah were buried, there Isaac and his wife Rebekah were buried, and there I buried Leah.
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    The field and the cave in it were bought from the Hittites. [15] "
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    When Jacob had finished giving instructions to his sons, he drew his feet up into the bed, breathed his last and was gathered to his people.
     
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    And Genesis chapter 49 question.
    Jesus is called The Lion of the tribe of Judah. Why? gen49-9.png
     
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    jehovahisgod, I admire you for you continue to post and ask questions although you have little answer. For my part, every time I say to myself, I will participate, but I always postpone.
    Continue like this, you are an exemple. I'll try to make the effort.
     
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    thank you sir I have made the decision that even if people participate or if they don't participate I'm going to make the first picture Bible that has a question to go with every chapter and one picture to go with every chapter it will be a very good Bible especially for the kids
     
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    Genesis Outline
    • Joseph buries Jacob in Canaan (1-14)

    • Joseph confirms his forgiveness (15-21)

    • Joseph’s final days and death (22-26)
      • Joseph’s command about his bones (25)
    Genesis 50:1
    Marginal References
    a Ge 46:4

    Genesis 50:2
    Marginal References
    b Ge 50:26

    Genesis 50:4
    Footnotes
    Or “household.”
    Genesis 50:5
    Marginal References
    c Ge 47:29-31

    d Ge 48:21

    e Ge 46:4; Ge 47:29

    f Ge 23:17, 18; Ge 49:29, 30

    Genesis 50:6
    Marginal References
    g Ge 47:31

    Genesis 50:7
    Marginal References
    h Ps 105:21, 22

    Genesis 50:8
    Marginal References
    i Ge 46:27

    Genesis 50:9
    Marginal References
    j Ge 41:43; Ge 46:29

    Genesis 50:11
    Footnotes
    Meaning “Mourning of the Egyptians.”
    Genesis 50:12
    Marginal References
    k Ge 47:29

    Genesis 50:13
    Marginal References
    l Ge 23:17, 18; Ge 25:9, 10; Ge 35:27; Ge 49:29, 30

    Genesis 50:15
    Marginal References
    m Ge 37:18; Ge 37:28; Ge 42:21; Ps 105:17

    Genesis 50:18
    Marginal References
    n Ge 37:7; Ge 37:9

    Genesis 50:20
    Marginal References
    o Ge 37:18

    p Ge 45:5; Ps 105:17

    Genesis 50:21
    Marginal References
    q Ge 47:12

    Genesis 50:23
    Footnotes
    That is, treated as sons and given special favor.
    Marginal References
    r 1Ch 7:20

    s Jos 17:1; 1Ch 7:14

    Genesis 50:24
    Marginal References
    t Ex 4:31

    u Ge 12:7; Ge 17:8; Ge 26:3; Ge 28:13

    Genesis 50:25
    Marginal References
    v Ex 13:19; Jos 24:32; Heb 11:22

    Genesis 50:26
    Marginal References
    w Ge 50:2


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    a and wept over him and kissed him. b his father. So the physicians embalmed Israel,* saying: “If I have found favor in your eyes, give this message to Pharʹaoh:c saying: “Look! I am dying.d You are to bury me in my burial place,e which I have excavated in the land of Caʹnaan.”fPlease, let me go up and bury my father, after which I will return.’” gh of his court and all the elders of the land of Egypt i Only their little children and their flocks and their herds they left in the land of Goʹshen. j and horsemen also went up with him, and the camp was very numerous. * which is in the region of the Jordan.k l m n o God intended it to turn out well and to preserve many people alive, as he is doing today.p q Thus he comforted them and spoke reassuringly to them.r also the sons of Maʹchir,sMa·nasʹseh’s son. They were born upon Joseph’s knees.* t and he will certainly bring you up out of this land to the land about which he swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.”u v w and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.
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    Genesis chapter 50.Joseph then threw himself upon his father and Wept over him and kissed him. b his father. So the physicians embalmed Israel,* saying: “If I have found favor in your eyes, give this message to Pharʹaoh:c saying: “Look! I am dying.d You are to bury me in my burial place,e which I have excavated in the land of Caʹnaan.”fPlease, let me go up and bury my father, after which I will return.’” gh of his court and all the elders of the land of Egypt i Only their little children and their flocks and their herds they left in the land of Goʹshen. j and horsemen also went up with him, and the camp was very numerous. * which is in the region of the Jordan.k l m n o God intended it to turn out well and to preserve many people alive, as he is doing today.p q Thus he comforted them and spoke reassuringly to them.r also the sons of Maʹchir,sMa·nasʹseh’s son. They were born upon Joseph’s knees.* t and he will certainly bring you up out of this land to the land about which he swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.”u v w and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.
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    Exodus, chapter 1

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    Jacob’s Descendants in Egypt.* who, accompanied by their households, entered into Egypt with Jacob:* Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah;* was seventy.a Joseph was already in Egypt.

    b*

    The Oppression.c Then a new king, who knew nothing of Joseph,* rose to power in Egypt.* otherwise, in time of war they too may join our enemies to fight against us, and so leave the land.”

    d Thus they had to build for Pharaoh* the garrison cities of Pithom and Raamses.* and brick and all kinds of field work—cruelly oppressed in all their labor.

    Command to the Midwives.*if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, she may live.”e but you may let all the girls live.”

    * [1:1] Sons of Israel: here literally the first-generation sons of Jacob/Israel. Cf. v. 5. However, beginning with v. 7 the same Hebrew phrase refers to Jacob’s more remote descendants; hence, from there on, it is ordinarily rendered “the Israelites.” Households: the family in its fullest sense, including wives, children and servants.

    * [1:2] Jacob’s sons are listed here according to their respective mothers. Cf. Gn 29:31; 30:20; 35:1626.

    * [1:5] Direct descendants: lit., “persons coming from Jacob’s loins”; hence, wives of Jacob’s sons and servants are not included. Cf. Gn 46:26. Seventy: Gn 46:26, along with the Septuagint for the verse, agrees on a total of sixty-six coming down to Egypt with Jacob, but in v. 27 the Hebrew text adds the two sons born to Joseph in Egypt and presupposes Jacob himself and Joseph for a total of seventy; the Septuagint adds “nine sons” born to Joseph to get a total of seventy-five. This is the figure the Septuagint and 4QExa have here in Ex 1:5.

    * [1:7] Fruitful…multiplied…the land was filled with them: the language used here to indicate the fecundity of the Israelite population echoes the divine blessing bestowed upon humanity at creation (Gn 1:28) and after the flood (Gn 9:1) as well as suggesting fulfillment of the promises to the ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Gn 12:2; 13:16; 15:5; 28:14; passim).

    * [1:8] Who knew nothing of Joseph: the nuance intended by the Hebrew verb “know” here goes beyond precise determination. The idea may be not simply that a new king came to power who had not heard of Joseph but that this king ignored the services that Joseph had rendered to Egypt, repudiating the special relationship that existed between Joseph and his predecessor on the throne.

    * [1:10] Increase: Pharaoh’s actions thereby immediately pit him against God’s will for the Israelites to multiply; see note on v. 7 above.

    * [1:11] Pharaoh: not a personal name, but a title common to all the kings of Egypt.

    * [1:14] Mortar: either the wet clay with which the bricks were made, as in Na 3:14, or the cement used between the bricks in building, as in Gn 11:3.

    * [1:16] Birthstool: apparently a pair of stones on which the mother is seated for childbirth opposite the midwife. The Hebrew word elsewhere is used to refer to the stones of a potter’s wheel.

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