The Bible in Its Traditions

Genesis 45:21–28

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21  And the sons of Israel did so; and Joseph gave them wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.

21  And the children of Israel did so; and Joseph gave to them waggons, according to the words spoken by king Pharao; and he gave them provision for the journey.

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22  To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred shekels of silver, and five changes of raiment.

22  And he gave to them all two sets of raiment apiece; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of gold, and five changes of raiment.

22  Likewise, he ordered two robes for each of them to be brought. Yet truly, to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver along with five of the best robes.

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23  And to his father he sent in like manner ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt, and ten she-asses laden with corn and bread and victual for his father by the way.

23  And he sent just as much money and clothing to his father, adding also ten male donkeys, with which to transport all the riches of Egypt, and as many female donkeys, carrying wheat and bread for the journey.

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

24  And he sent away his brethren, and they went; and he said to them, Be not angry by the way.

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25  And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their father.

25  And they ascended out of Egypt, and they arrived in the land of Canaan, to their father Jacob.

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26  And they told him, saying: 'Joseph is yet alive, and he is ruler over all the land of Egypt.' And his heart fainted, for he believed them not.

26  And they reported to him, saying, Thy son Joseph is living, and he is ruler over all the land of Egypt; and Jacob was amazed, for he did not believe them.

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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.

27  But they spoke to him all the words uttered by Joseph, whatsoever he said to them; and having seen the chariots which Joseph sent to take him up, the spirit of Jacob their father revived.

27  To the contrary, they explained the entire matter in order. And when he had seen the wagons, and all that he had sent, his spirit revived,

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

28  and he said: “It is enough for me, if my son Joseph is still alive. I will go and see him before I die.”