Parsha XI.iii “Also regard not your stuff”

GENESIS
45,8 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 ruler over all
the land of Egypt. 45,9 Hasten 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. 45,10 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; 45,11 and there will I sustain
thee; for there are yet five years of famine; lest thou come to poverty, thou,
and thy household, and all that thou hast. 45,12 And, behold, your eyes see, and
the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaketh unto you.
45,13 And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye
have seen; and ye shall hasten and bring down my father hither.’ 45,14 And he
fell upon his brother Benjamin’s neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his
neck. 45,15 And he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them; and after that
his brethren talked with him. 45,16 And the report thereof was heard in
Pharaoh’s house, saying: ‘Joseph’s brethren are come’; and it pleased Pharaoh
well, and his servants. 45,17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph: ‘Say unto thy
brethren: This do ye: lade your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan;
45,18 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.
45,19 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.
45,20 Also regard not your stuff; for the good things of all the land of Egypt
are yours.’ 45,21 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.
45,22 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. 45,23 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. 45,24 So he sent his brethren away, and they departed; and he said unto
them: ‘See that ye fall not out by the way.’ 45,25 And they went up out of
Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their father. 45,26 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. 45,27 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.

Parsha XI.ii “Then shall I bear the blame”

GENESIS
44,31 it will come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not with us, that he will die; and thy
servants will bring down the gray hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow to
the grave. 44,32 For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father,
saying: If I bring him not unto thee, then shall I bear the blame to my father
for ever. 44,33 Now therefore, let thy servant, I pray thee, abide instead of
the lad a bondman to my lord; and let the lad go up with his brethren. 44,34 For
how shall I go up to my father, if the lad be not with me? lest I look upon the
evil that shall come on my father.’ 45,1 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. 45,2 And he wept aloud; and the Egyptians heard, and the house of
Pharaoh heard. 45,3 And Joseph said unto his brethren: ‘I am Joseph; doth my
father yet live?’ And his brethren could not answer him; for they were
affrighted at his presence. 45,4 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. 45,5 And now be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves,
that ye sold me hither; for God did send me before you to preserve life. 45,6
For these two years hath the famine been in the land; and there are yet five
years, in which there shall be neither plowing nor harvest. 45,7 And God sent me
before you to give you a remnant on the earth, and to save you alive for a great
deliverance.

Parsha XI.i “his brother is dead”

GENESIS 44,18 Then Judah came near unto him, and said: ‘Oh my
lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord’s ears, and let not
thine anger burn against thy servant; for thou art even as Pharaoh. 44,19 My
lord asked his servants, saying: Have ye a father, or a brother? 44,20 And we
said unto my lord: We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a
little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his
father loveth him. 44,21 And thou saidst unto thy servants: Bring him down unto
me, that I may set mine eyes upon him. 44,22 And we said unto my lord: The lad
cannot leave his father; for if he should leave his father, his father would
die. 44,23 And thou saidst unto thy servants: Except your youngest brother come
down with you, ye shall see my face no more. 44,24 And it came to pass when we
came up unto thy servant my father, we told him the words of my lord. 44,25 And
our father said: Go again, buy us a little food. 44,26 And we said: We cannot go
down; if our youngest brother be with us, then will we go down; for we may not
see the man’s face, except our youngest brother be with us. 44,27 And thy
servant my father said unto us: Ye know that my wife bore me two sons; 44,28 and
the one went out from me, and I said: Surely he is torn in pieces; and I have
not seen him since; 44,29 and if ye take this one also from me, and harm befall
him, ye will bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave. 44,30 Now
therefore when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad is not with us;
seeing that his soul is bound up with the lad’s soul;