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Torah Reading 16 “What God is about to do He hath declared”

Genesis 36-42
These are the generations of Esau 36.1
These are the generations of Jacob 37.2
Judah went down from his brethren 38.1
Joseph was brought down to Egypt 39.1
I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews 40.15
What God is about to do He hath declared unto Pharaoh 41.25
Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt 42.1

Genesis Chapter 36 בְּרֵאשִׁית
א וְאֵלֶּה תֹּלְדוֹת עֵשָׂו, הוּא אֱדוֹם. 1
Now these are the generations of Esau–
the same is Edom.

ב עֵשָׂו לָקַח אֶת-נָשָׁיו, מִבְּנוֹת כְּנָעַן: אֶת-עָדָה, בַּת-אֵילוֹן הַחִתִּי, וְאֶת-אָהֳלִיבָמָה בַּת-עֲנָה, בַּת-צִבְעוֹן הַחִוִּי. 2
Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan;
Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite,
ג וְאֶת-בָּשְׂמַת בַּת-יִשְׁמָעֵאל, אֲחוֹת נְבָיוֹת. 3
and Basemath Ishmael’s daughter, sister of Nebaioth.
ד וַתֵּלֶד עָדָה לְעֵשָׂו, אֶת-אֱלִיפָז; וּבָשְׂמַת, יָלְדָה אֶת-רְעוּאֵל. 4
And Adah bore to Esau Eliphaz; and Basemath bore Reuel;
ה וְאָהֳלִיבָמָה, יָלְדָה, אֶת-יעיש (יְעוּשׁ) וְאֶת-יַעְלָם, וְאֶת-קֹרַח; אֵלֶּה בְּנֵי עֵשָׂו, אֲשֶׁר יֻלְּדוּ-לוֹ בְּאֶרֶץ כְּנָעַן. 5
and Oholibamah bore Jeush, and Jalam, and Korah.
These are the sons of Esau, that were born unto him in the land of Canaan.

ו וַיִּקַּח עֵשָׂו אֶת-נָשָׁיו וְאֶת-בָּנָיו וְאֶת-בְּנֹתָיו, וְאֶת-כָּל-נַפְשׁוֹת בֵּיתוֹ, וְאֶת-מִקְנֵהוּ וְאֶת-כָּל-בְּהֶמְתּוֹ וְאֵת כָּל-קִנְיָנוֹ, אֲשֶׁר רָכַשׁ בְּאֶרֶץ כְּנָעַן; וַיֵּלֶךְ אֶל-אֶרֶץ, מִפְּנֵי יַעֲקֹב אָחִיו. 6
And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the souls of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his possessions, which he had gathered in the land of Canaan;
and went into a land away from his brother Jacob.

ז כִּי-הָיָה רְכוּשָׁם רָב, מִשֶּׁבֶת יַחְדָּו; וְלֹא יָכְלָה אֶרֶץ מְגוּרֵיהֶם, לָשֵׂאת אֹתָם–מִפְּנֵי, מִקְנֵיהֶם. 7
For their substance was too great for them to dwell together;
and the land of their sojournings could not bear them because of their cattle.

ח וַיֵּשֶׁב עֵשָׂו בְּהַר שֵׂעִיר, עֵשָׂו הוּא אֱדוֹם. 8
And Esau dwelt in the mountain-land of Seir–
Esau is Edom.

ט וְאֵלֶּה תֹּלְדוֹת עֵשָׂו, אֲבִי אֱדוֹם, בְּהַר, שֵׂעִיר. 9
And these are the generations of Esau the father of a the Edomites in the mountain-land of Seir.

י אֵלֶּה, שְׁמוֹת בְּנֵי-עֵשָׂו: אֱלִיפַז, בֶּן-עָדָה אֵשֶׁת עֵשָׂו, רְעוּאֵל, בֶּן-בָּשְׂמַת אֵשֶׁת עֵשָׂו. 10
These are the names of Esau’s sons:
Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Basemath the wife of Esau.
יא וַיִּהְיוּ, בְּנֵי אֱלִיפָז–תֵּימָן אוֹמָר, צְפוֹ וְגַעְתָּם וּקְנַז. 11
And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz.
יב וְתִמְנַע הָיְתָה פִילֶגֶשׁ, לֶאֱלִיפַז בֶּן-עֵשָׂו, וַתֵּלֶד לֶאֱלִיפַז, אֶת-עֲמָלֵק; אֵלֶּה, בְּנֵי עָדָה אֵשֶׁת עֵשָׂו. 12
And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau’s son;
and she bore to Eliphaz Amalek.
These are the sons of Adah Esau’s wife.
יג וְאֵלֶּה בְּנֵי רְעוּאֵל, נַחַת וָזֶרַח שַׁמָּה וּמִזָּה; אֵלֶּה הָיוּ, בְּנֵי בָשְׂמַת אֵשֶׁת עֵשָׂו. 13
And these are the sons of Reuel:
Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.
These were the sons of Basemath Esau’s wife.

יד וְאֵלֶּה הָיוּ, בְּנֵי אָהֳלִיבָמָה בַת-עֲנָה בַּת-צִבְעוֹן–אֵשֶׁת עֵשָׂו; וַתֵּלֶד לְעֵשָׂו, אֶת-יעיש (יְעוּשׁ) וְאֶת-יַעְלָם וְאֶת-קֹרַח. 14
And these were the sons of Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon, Esau’s wife;
and she bore to Esau Jeush, and Jalam, and Korah.

טו אֵלֶּה, אַלּוּפֵי בְנֵי-עֵשָׂו: בְּנֵי אֱלִיפַז, בְּכוֹר עֵשָׂו–אַלּוּף תֵּימָן אַלּוּף אוֹמָר, אַלּוּף צְפוֹ אַלּוּף קְנַז. 15
These are the chiefs of the sons of Esau:
the sons of Eliphaz the first-born of Esau:
the chief of Teman, the chief of Omar, the chief of Zepho, the chief of Kenaz,

טז אַלּוּף-קֹרַח אַלּוּף גַּעְתָּם, אַלּוּף עֲמָלֵק; אֵלֶּה אַלּוּפֵי אֱלִיפַז בְּאֶרֶץ אֱדוֹם, אֵלֶּה בְּנֵי עָדָה. 16
the chief of Korah, the chief of Gatam, the chief of Amalek.
These are the chiefs that came of Eliphaz in the land of Edom.
These are the sons of Adah.

יז וְאֵלֶּה, בְּנֵי רְעוּאֵל בֶּן-עֵשָׂו–אַלּוּף נַחַת אַלּוּף זֶרַח, אַלּוּף שַׁמָּה אַלּוּף מִזָּה; אֵלֶּה אַלּוּפֵי רְעוּאֵל, בְּאֶרֶץ אֱדוֹם–אֵלֶּה, בְּנֵי בָשְׂמַת אֵשֶׁת עֵשָׂו. 17
And these are the sons of Reuel Esau’s son:
the chief of Nahath, the chief of Zerah, the chief of Shammah, the chief of Mizzah.
These are the chiefs that came of Reuel in the land of Edom.
These are the sons of Basemath Esau’s wife.

יח וְאֵלֶּה, בְּנֵי אָהֳלִיבָמָה אֵשֶׁת עֵשָׂו–אַלּוּף יְעוּשׁ אַלּוּף יַעְלָם, אַלּוּף קֹרַח; אֵלֶּה אַלּוּפֵי אָהֳלִיבָמָה, בַּת-עֲנָה–אֵשֶׁת עֵשָׂו. 18
And these are the sons of Oholibamah Esau’s wife:
the chief of Jeush, the chief of Jalam, the chief of Korah.
These are the chiefs that came of Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, Esau’s wife.

יט אֵלֶּה בְנֵי-עֵשָׂו וְאֵלֶּה אַלּוּפֵיהֶם, הוּא אֱדוֹם. {ס} 19
These are the sons of Esau, and these are their chiefs;
the same is Edom. {S}

כ אֵלֶּה בְנֵי-שֵׂעִיר הַחֹרִי, יֹשְׁבֵי הָאָרֶץ: לוֹטָן וְשׁוֹבָל, וְצִבְעוֹן וַעֲנָה. 20
These are the sons of Seir the Horite, the inhabitants of the land:
Lotan and Shobal and Zibeon and Anah,

כא וְדִשׁוֹן וְאֵצֶר, וְדִישָׁן; אֵלֶּה אַלּוּפֵי הַחֹרִי בְּנֵי שֵׂעִיר, בְּאֶרֶץ אֱדוֹם. 21
and Dishon and Ezer and Dishan.
These are the chiefs that came of the Horites, the sons of Seir in the land of Edom.

כב וַיִּהְיוּ בְנֵי-לוֹטָן, חֹרִי וְהֵימָם; וַאֲחוֹת לוֹטָן, תִּמְנָע. 22
And the sons of Lotan were Hori and Hemam;
and Lotan’s sister was Timna.

כג וְאֵלֶּה בְּנֵי שׁוֹבָל, עַלְוָן וּמָנַחַת וְעֵיבָל, שְׁפוֹ, וְאוֹנָם. 23
And these are the sons of Shobal:
Alvan and Manahath and Ebal, Shepho and Onam.

כד וְאֵלֶּה בְנֵי-צִבְעוֹן, וְאַיָּה וַעֲנָה; הוּא עֲנָה, אֲשֶׁר מָצָא אֶת-הַיֵּמִם בַּמִּדְבָּר, בִּרְעֹתוֹ אֶת-הַחֲמֹרִים, לְצִבְעוֹן אָבִיו. 24
And these are the sons of Zibeon:
Aiah and Anah–
this is Anah who found the hot springs in the wilderness, as he fed the asses of Zibeon his father.

כה וְאֵלֶּה בְנֵי-עֲנָה, דִּשֹׁן; וְאָהֳלִיבָמָה, בַּת-עֲנָה. 25
And these are the sons of Anah:
Dishon and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah.

כו וְאֵלֶּה, בְּנֵי דִישָׁן–חֶמְדָּן וְאֶשְׁבָּן, וְיִתְרָן וּכְרָן. 26
And these are the sons of Dishon:
Hemdan and Eshban and Ithran and Cheran.

כז אֵלֶּה, בְּנֵי-אֵצֶר–בִּלְהָן וְזַעֲוָן, וַעֲקָן. 27
These are the sons of Ezer:
Bilhan and Zaavan and Akan.

כח אֵלֶּה בְנֵי-דִישָׁן, עוּץ וַאֲרָן. 28
These are the sons of Dishan:
Uz and Aran.

כט אֵלֶּה, אַלּוּפֵי הַחֹרִי: אַלּוּף לוֹטָן אַלּוּף שׁוֹבָל, אַלּוּף צִבְעוֹן אַלּוּף עֲנָה. 29
These are the chiefs that came of the Horites:
the chief of Lotan, the chief of Shobal, the chief of Zibeon, the chief of Anah,

ל אַלּוּף דִּשֹׁן אַלּוּף אֵצֶר, אַלּוּף דִּישָׁן; אֵלֶּה אַלּוּפֵי הַחֹרִי לְאַלֻּפֵיהֶם, בְּאֶרֶץ שֵׂעִיר. {פ} 30
the chief of Dishon, the chief of Ezer, the chief of Dishan.
These are the chiefs that came of the Horites, according to their chiefs in the land of Seir. {P}

לא וְאֵלֶּה, הַמְּלָכִים, אֲשֶׁר מָלְכוּ, בְּאֶרֶץ אֱדוֹם–לִפְנֵי מְלָךְ-מֶלֶךְ, לִבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל. 31
And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before there reigned any king over the sons of Israel.

לב וַיִּמְלֹךְ בֶּאֱדוֹם, בֶּלַע בֶּן-בְּעוֹר; וְשֵׁם עִירוֹ, דִּנְהָבָה. 32
And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom; and the name of his city was Dinhabah.

לג וַיָּמָת, בָּלַע; וַיִּמְלֹךְ תַּחְתָּיו, יוֹבָב בֶּן-זֶרַח מִבָּצְרָה. 33
And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead.

לד וַיָּמָת, יוֹבָב; וַיִּמְלֹךְ תַּחְתָּיו, חֻשָׁם מֵאֶרֶץ הַתֵּימָנִי. 34
And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his stead.

לה וַיָּמָת, חֻשָׁם; וַיִּמְלֹךְ תַּחְתָּיו הֲדַד בֶּן-בְּדַד, הַמַּכֶּה אֶת-מִדְיָן בִּשְׂדֵה מוֹאָב, וְשֵׁם עִירוֹ, עֲוִית. 35
And Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who smote Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead;
and the name of his city was Avith.

לו וַיָּמָת, הֲדָד; וַיִּמְלֹךְ תַּחְתָּיו, שַׂמְלָה מִמַּשְׂרֵקָה. 36
And Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead.

לז וַיָּמָת, שַׂמְלָה; וַיִּמְלֹךְ תַּחְתָּיו, שָׁאוּל מֵרְחֹבוֹת הַנָּהָר. 37
And Samlah died, and Shaul of Rehoboth by the River reigned in his stead.

לח וַיָּמָת, שָׁאוּל; וַיִּמְלֹךְ תַּחְתָּיו, בַּעַל חָנָן בֶּן-עַכְבּוֹר. 38
And Shaul died, and Baal-hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead.

לט וַיָּמָת, בַּעַל חָנָן בֶּן-עַכְבּוֹר, וַיִּמְלֹךְ תַּחְתָּיו הֲדַר, וְשֵׁם עִירוֹ פָּעוּ; וְשֵׁם אִשְׁתּוֹ מְהֵיטַבְאֵל בַּת-מַטְרֵד, בַּת מֵי זָהָב. 39
And Baal-hanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his stead;
and the name of the city was Pau;
and his wife’s name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Me-zahab.

מ וְאֵלֶּה שְׁמוֹת אַלּוּפֵי עֵשָׂו, לְמִשְׁפְּחֹתָם, לִמְקֹמֹתָם, בִּשְׁמֹתָם: אַלּוּף תִּמְנָע אַלּוּף עַלְוָה, אַלּוּף יְתֵת. 40
And these are the names of the chiefs that came of Esau, according to their families, after their places, by their names:
the chief of Timna, the chief of Alvah, the chief of Jetheth;
מא אַלּוּף אָהֳלִיבָמָה אַלּוּף אֵלָה, אַלּוּף פִּינֹן. 41
the chief of Oholibamah, the chief of Elah, the chief of Pinon;
מב אַלּוּף קְנַז אַלּוּף תֵּימָן, אַלּוּף מִבְצָר. 42
the chief of Kenaz, the chief of Teman, the chief of Mibzar;
מג אַלּוּף מַגְדִּיאֵל, אַלּוּף עִירָם; אֵלֶּה אַלּוּפֵי אֱדוֹם, לְמֹשְׁבֹתָם בְּאֶרֶץ אֲחֻזָּתָם–הוּא עֵשָׂו, אֲבִי אֱדוֹם. {פ} 43
the chief of Magdiel, the chief of Iram.
These are the chiefs of Edom, according to their habitations in the land of their possession.
This is Esau the father of the Edomites. {P}

Chapter 37
א וַיֵּשֶׁב יַעֲקֹב, בְּאֶרֶץ מְגוּרֵי אָבִיו–בְּאֶרֶץ, כְּנָעַן. 1
And Jacob dwelt in the land of his father’s sojournings, in the land of Canaan.

ב אֵלֶּה תֹּלְדוֹת יַעֲקֹב, יוֹסֵף בֶּן-שְׁבַע-עֶשְׂרֵה שָׁנָה הָיָה רֹעֶה אֶת-אֶחָיו בַּצֹּאן, וְהוּא נַעַר אֶת-בְּנֵי בִלְהָה וְאֶת-בְּנֵי זִלְפָּה, נְשֵׁי אָבִיו; וַיָּבֵא יוֹסֵף אֶת-דִּבָּתָם רָעָה, אֶל-אֲבִיהֶם. 2
These are the generations of Jacob.
Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren, being still a lad even with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives; and Joseph brought evil report of them unto their father.

ג וְיִשְׂרָאֵל, אָהַב אֶת-יוֹסֵף מִכָּל-בָּנָיו–כִּי-בֶן-זְקֻנִים הוּא, לוֹ; וְעָשָׂה לוֹ, כְּתֹנֶת פַּסִּים. 3
Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, because he was the son of his old age; and he made him a coat of many colours.

ד וַיִּרְאוּ אֶחָיו, כִּי-אֹתוֹ אָהַב אֲבִיהֶם מִכָּל-אֶחָיו–וַיִּשְׂנְאוּ, אֹתוֹ; וְלֹא יָכְלוּ, דַּבְּרוֹ לְשָׁלֹם. 4
And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.

ה וַיַּחֲלֹם יוֹסֵף חֲלוֹם, וַיַּגֵּד לְאֶחָיו; וַיּוֹסִפוּ עוֹד, שְׂנֹא אֹתוֹ. 5
And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brethren; and they hated him yet the more.

ו וַיֹּאמֶר, אֲלֵיהֶם: שִׁמְעוּ-נָא, הַחֲלוֹם הַזֶּה אֲשֶׁר חָלָמְתִּי. 6
And he said unto them:
‘Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed:

ז וְהִנֵּה אֲנַחְנוּ מְאַלְּמִים אֲלֻמִּים, בְּתוֹךְ הַשָּׂדֶה, וְהִנֵּה קָמָה אֲלֻמָּתִי, וְגַם-נִצָּבָה; וְהִנֵּה תְסֻבֶּינָה אֲלֻמֹּתֵיכֶם, וַתִּשְׁתַּחֲוֶיןָ
לַאֲלֻמָּתִי. 7
for, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright;
and, behold, your sheaves came round about, and bowed down to my sheaf.’

ח וַיֹּאמְרוּ לוֹ, אֶחָיו, הֲמָלֹךְ תִּמְלֹךְ עָלֵינוּ, אִם-מָשׁוֹל תִּמְשֹׁל בָּנוּ; וַיּוֹסִפוּ עוֹד שְׂנֹא אֹתוֹ, עַל-חֲלֹמֹתָיו וְעַל-דְּבָרָיו. 8
And his brethren said to him:
‘Shalt thou indeed reign over us?
or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us?’
And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.

ט וַיַּחֲלֹם עוֹד חֲלוֹם אַחֵר, וַיְסַפֵּר אֹתוֹ לְאֶחָיו; וַיֹּאמֶר, הִנֵּה חָלַמְתִּי חֲלוֹם עוֹד, וְהִנֵּה הַשֶּׁמֶשׁ וְהַיָּרֵחַ וְאַחַד עָשָׂר כּוֹכָבִים, מִשְׁתַּחֲוִים לִי. 9
And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it to his brethren, and said:
‘Behold, I have dreamed yet a dream:
and, behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars bowed down to me.’

י וַיְסַפֵּר אֶל-אָבִיו, וְאֶל-אֶחָיו, וַיִּגְעַר-בּוֹ אָבִיו, וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ מָה הַחֲלוֹם הַזֶּה אֲשֶׁר חָלָמְתָּ: הֲבוֹא נָבוֹא, אֲנִי וְאִמְּךָ וְאַחֶיךָ, לְהִשְׁתַּחֲו‍ֹת לְךָ, אָרְצָה. 10
And he told it to his father, and to his brethren; and his father rebuked him, and said unto him:
‘What is this dream that thou hast dreamed?
Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down to thee to the earth?’

יא וַיְקַנְאוּ-בוֹ, אֶחָיו; וְאָבִיו, שָׁמַר אֶת-הַדָּבָר. 11
And his brethren envied him;
but his father kept the saying in mind.

יב וַיֵּלְכוּ, אֶחָיו, לִרְעוֹת אֶת-צֹאן אֲבִיהֶם, בִּשְׁכֶם. 12
And his brethren went to feed their father’s flock in Shechem.

יג וַיֹּאמֶר יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶל-יוֹסֵף, הֲלוֹא אַחֶיךָ רֹעִים בִּשְׁכֶם–לְכָה, וְאֶשְׁלָחֲךָ אֲלֵיהֶם; וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ, הִנֵּנִי. 13
And Israel said unto Joseph:
‘Do not thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem?
come, and I will send thee unto them.’
And he said to him:
‘Here am I.’

יד וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ, לֶךְ-נָא רְאֵה אֶת-שְׁלוֹם אַחֶיךָ וְאֶת-שְׁלוֹם הַצֹּאן, וַהֲשִׁבֵנִי, דָּבָר; וַיִּשְׁלָחֵהוּ מֵעֵמֶק חֶבְרוֹן, וַיָּבֹא שְׁכֶמָה. 14
And he said to him:
‘Go now, see whether it is well with thy brethren, and well with the flock;
and bring me back word.’
So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.

טו וַיִּמְצָאֵהוּ אִישׁ, וְהִנֵּה תֹעֶה בַּשָּׂדֶה; וַיִּשְׁאָלֵהוּ הָאִישׁ לֵאמֹר, מַה-תְּבַקֵּשׁ. 15
And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field.
And the man asked him, saying:
‘What seekest thou?’

טז וַיֹּאמֶר, אֶת-אַחַי אָנֹכִי מְבַקֵּשׁ; הַגִּידָה-נָּא לִי, אֵיפֹה הֵם רֹעִים. 16
And he said:
‘I seek my brethren.
Tell me, I pray thee, where they are feeding the flock.’

יז וַיֹּאמֶר הָאִישׁ, נָסְעוּ מִזֶּה–כִּי שָׁמַעְתִּי אֹמְרִים, נֵלְכָה דֹּתָיְנָה; וַיֵּלֶךְ יוֹסֵף אַחַר אֶחָיו, וַיִּמְצָאֵם בְּדֹתָן. 17
And the man said:
‘They are departed hence;
for I heard them say:
Let us go to Dothan.’
And Joseph went after his brethren, and found them in Dothan.

יח וַיִּרְאוּ אֹתוֹ, מֵרָחֹק; וּבְטֶרֶם יִקְרַב אֲלֵיהֶם, וַיִּתְנַכְּלוּ אֹתוֹ לַהֲמִיתוֹ. 18
And they saw him afar off, and before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him.

יט וַיֹּאמְרוּ, אִישׁ אֶל-אָחִיו: הִנֵּה, בַּעַל הַחֲלֹמוֹת הַלָּזֶה–בָּא. 19
And they said one to another:
‘Behold, this dreamer cometh.

כ וְעַתָּה לְכוּ וְנַהַרְגֵהוּ, וְנַשְׁלִכֵהוּ בְּאַחַד הַבֹּרוֹת, וְאָמַרְנוּ, חַיָּה רָעָה אֲכָלָתְהוּ; וְנִרְאֶה, מַה-יִּהְיוּ חֲלֹמֹתָיו. 20
Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into one of the pits, and we will say:
An evil beast hath devoured him;
and we shall see what will become of his dreams.’

כא וַיִּשְׁמַע רְאוּבֵן, וַיַּצִּלֵהוּ מִיָּדָם; וַיֹּאמֶר, לֹא נַכֶּנּוּ נָפֶשׁ. 21
And Reuben heard it, and delivered him out of their hand;
and said:
‘Let us not take his life.’

כב וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵהֶם רְאוּבֵן, אַל-תִּשְׁפְּכוּ-דָם–הַשְׁלִיכוּ אֹתוֹ אֶל-הַבּוֹר הַזֶּה אֲשֶׁר בַּמִּדְבָּר, וְיָד אַל-תִּשְׁלְחוּ-בוֹ: לְמַעַן, הַצִּיל אֹתוֹ מִיָּדָם, לַהֲשִׁיבוֹ, אֶל-אָבִיו. 22
And Reuben said unto them:
‘Shed no blood;
cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, but lay no hand upon him’–
that he might deliver him out of their hand, to restore him to his father.

כג וַיְהִי, כַּאֲשֶׁר-בָּא יוֹסֵף אֶל-אֶחָיו; וַיַּפְשִׁיטוּ אֶת-יוֹסֵף אֶת-כֻּתָּנְתּוֹ, אֶת-כְּתֹנֶת הַפַּסִּים אֲשֶׁר עָלָיו. 23
And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stripped Joseph of his coat, the coat of many colours that was on him;

כד וַיִּקָּחֻהוּ–וַיַּשְׁלִכוּ אֹתוֹ, הַבֹּרָה; וְהַבּוֹר רֵק, אֵין בּוֹ מָיִם. 24
and they took him, and cast him into the pit–
and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.

כה וַיֵּשְׁבוּ, לֶאֱכָל-לֶחֶם, וַיִּשְׂאוּ עֵינֵיהֶם וַיִּרְאוּ, וְהִנֵּה אֹרְחַת יִשְׁמְעֵאלִים בָּאָה מִגִּלְעָד; וּגְמַלֵּיהֶם נֹשְׂאִים, נְכֹאת וּצְרִי וָלֹט–הוֹלְכִים, לְהוֹרִיד מִצְרָיְמָה. 25
And they sat down to eat bread;
and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a caravan of Ishmaelites came from Gilead, with their camels bearing spicery and balm and ladanum, going to carry it down to Egypt.

כו וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוּדָה, אֶל-אֶחָיו: מַה-בֶּצַע, כִּי נַהֲרֹג אֶת-אָחִינוּ, וְכִסִּינוּ, אֶת-דָּמוֹ. 26
And Judah said unto his brethren:
‘What profit is it if we slay our brother and conceal his blood?

כז לְכוּ וְנִמְכְּרֶנּוּ לַיִּשְׁמְעֵאלִים, וְיָדֵנוּ אַל-תְּהִי-בוֹ, כִּי-אָחִינוּ בְשָׂרֵנוּ, הוּא; וַיִּשְׁמְעוּ, אֶחָיו. 27
Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother, our flesh.’
And his brethren hearkened unto him.

כח וַיַּעַבְרוּ אֲנָשִׁים מִדְיָנִים סֹחֲרִים, וַיִּמְשְׁכוּ וַיַּעֲלוּ אֶת-יוֹסֵף מִן-הַבּוֹר, וַיִּמְכְּרוּ אֶת-יוֹסֵף לַיִּשְׁמְעֵאלִים, בְּעֶשְׂרִים כָּסֶף; וַיָּבִיאוּ אֶת-יוֹסֵף, מִצְרָיְמָה. 28
And there passed by Midianites, merchantmen;
and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver.
And they brought Joseph into Egypt.

כט וַיָּשָׁב רְאוּבֵן אֶל-הַבּוֹר, וְהִנֵּה אֵין-יוֹסֵף בַּבּוֹר; וַיִּקְרַע, אֶת-בְּגָדָיו. 29
And Reuben returned unto the pit;
and, behold, Joseph was not in the pit;
and he rent his clothes.

ל וַיָּשָׁב אֶל-אֶחָיו, וַיֹּאמַר: הַיֶּלֶד אֵינֶנּוּ, וַאֲנִי אָנָה אֲנִי-בָא. 30
And he returned unto his brethren, and said:
‘The child is not;
and as for me, whither shall I go?’

לא וַיִּקְחוּ, אֶת-כְּתֹנֶת יוֹסֵף; וַיִּשְׁחֲטוּ שְׂעִיר עִזִּים, וַיִּטְבְּלוּ אֶת-הַכֻּתֹּנֶת בַּדָּם. 31
And they took Joseph’s coat, and killed a he-goat, and dipped the coat in the blood;

לב וַיְשַׁלְּחוּ אֶת-כְּתֹנֶת הַפַּסִּים, וַיָּבִיאוּ אֶל-אֲבִיהֶם, וַיֹּאמְרוּ, זֹאת מָצָאנוּ: הַכֶּר-נָא, הַכְּתֹנֶת בִּנְךָ הִוא–אִם-לֹא. 32
and they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it to their father; and said:
‘This have we found.
Know now whether it is thy son’s coat or not.’

לג וַיַּכִּירָהּ וַיֹּאמֶר כְּתֹנֶת בְּנִי, חַיָּה רָעָה אֲכָלָתְהוּ; טָרֹף טֹרַף, יוֹסֵף. 33
And he knew it, and said:
‘It is my son’s coat;
an evil beast hath devoured him;
Joseph is without doubt torn in pieces.’

לד וַיִּקְרַע יַעֲקֹב שִׂמְלֹתָיו, וַיָּשֶׂם שַׂק בְּמָתְנָיו; וַיִּתְאַבֵּל עַל-בְּנוֹ, יָמִים רַבִּים. 34
And Jacob rent his garments, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.

לה וַיָּקֻמוּ כָל-בָּנָיו וְכָל-בְּנֹתָיו לְנַחֲמוֹ, וַיְמָאֵן לְהִתְנַחֵם, וַיֹּאמֶר, כִּי-אֵרֵד אֶל-בְּנִי אָבֵל שְׁאֹלָה; וַיֵּבְךְּ אֹתוֹ, אָבִיו. 35
And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him;
but he refused to be comforted;
and he said:
‘Nay, but I will go down to the grave to my son mourning.’
And his father wept for him.

לו וְהַמְּדָנִים–מָכְרוּ אֹתוֹ, אֶל-מִצְרָיִם: לְפוֹטִיפַר סְרִיס פַּרְעֹה, שַׂר הַטַּבָּחִים. {פ} 36
And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh’s, the captain of the guard. {P}

Chapter 38
א וַיְהִי בָּעֵת הַהִוא, וַיֵּרֶד יְהוּדָה מֵאֵת אֶחָיו; וַיֵּט עַד-אִישׁ עֲדֻלָּמִי, וּשְׁמוֹ חִירָה. 1
And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah.

ב וַיַּרְא-שָׁם יְהוּדָה בַּת-אִישׁ כְּנַעֲנִי, וּשְׁמוֹ שׁוּעַ; וַיִּקָּחֶהָ, וַיָּבֹא אֵלֶיהָ. 2
And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua;
and he took her, and went in unto her.

ג וַתַּהַר, וַתֵּלֶד בֵּן; וַיִּקְרָא אֶת-שְׁמוֹ, עֵר. 3
And she conceived, and bore a son;
and he called his name Er.

ד וַתַּהַר עוֹד, וַתֵּלֶד בֵּן; וַתִּקְרָא אֶת-שְׁמוֹ, אוֹנָן. 4
And she conceived again, and bore a son;
and she called his name Onan.

ה וַתֹּסֶף עוֹד וַתֵּלֶד בֵּן, וַתִּקְרָא אֶת-שְׁמוֹ שֵׁלָה; וְהָיָה בִכְזִיב, בְּלִדְתָּהּ אֹתוֹ. 5
And she yet again bore a son, and called his name Shelah;
and he was at Chezib, when she bore him.

ו וַיִּקַּח יְהוּדָה אִשָּׁה, לְעֵר בְּכוֹרוֹ; וּשְׁמָהּ, תָּמָר. 6
And Judah took a wife for Er his first-born, and her name was Tamar.

ז וַיְהִי, עֵר בְּכוֹר יְהוּדָה–רַע, בְּעֵינֵי יְהוָה; וַיְמִתֵהוּ, יְהוָה. 7
And Er, Judah’s first-born, was wicked in the sight of jehovah;
and jehovah slew him.

ח וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוּדָה לְאוֹנָן, בֹּא אֶל-אֵשֶׁת אָחִיךָ וְיַבֵּם אֹתָהּ; וְהָקֵם זֶרַע, לְאָחִיךָ. 8
And Judah said unto Onan:
‘Go in unto thy brother’s wife, and perform the duty of a husband’s brother unto her, and raise up seed to thy brother.’

ט וַיֵּדַע אוֹנָן, כִּי לֹּא לוֹ יִהְיֶה הַזָּרַע; וְהָיָה אִם-בָּא אֶל-אֵשֶׁת אָחִיו, וְשִׁחֵת אַרְצָה, לְבִלְתִּי נְתָן-זֶרַע, לְאָחִיו. 9
And Onan knew that the seed would not be his;
and it came to pass when he went in unto his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest he should give seed to his brother.

י וַיֵּרַע בְּעֵינֵי יְהוָה, אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה; וַיָּמֶת, גַּם-אֹתוֹ. 10
And the thing which he did was evil in the sight of jehovah;
and He slew him also.

יא וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוּדָה לְתָמָר כַּלָּתוֹ שְׁבִי אַלְמָנָה בֵית-אָבִיךְ, עַד-יִגְדַּל שֵׁלָה בְנִי–כִּי אָמַר, פֶּן-יָמוּת גַּם-הוּא כְּאֶחָיו; וַתֵּלֶךְ תָּמָר, וַתֵּשֶׁב בֵּית אָבִיהָ. 11
Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter-in-law:
‘Remain a widow in thy father’s house, till Shelah my son be grown up’;
for he said:
‘Lest he also die, like his brethren.’
And Tamar went and dwelt in her father’s house.

יב וַיִּרְבּוּ, הַיָּמִים, וַתָּמָת, בַּת-שׁוּעַ אֵשֶׁת-יְהוּדָה; וַיִּנָּחֶם יְהוּדָה, וַיַּעַל עַל-גֹּזְזֵי צֹאנוֹ הוּא וְחִירָה רֵעֵהוּ הָעֲדֻלָּמִי–תִּמְנָתָה. 12
And in process of time Shua’s daughter, the wife of Judah, died;
and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his sheep-shearers to Timnah, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.

יג וַיֻּגַּד לְתָמָר, לֵאמֹר: הִנֵּה חָמִיךְ עֹלֶה תִמְנָתָה, לָגֹז צֹאנוֹ. 13
And it was told Tamar, saying:
‘Behold, thy father-in-law goeth up to Timnah to shear his sheep.’

יד וַתָּסַר בִּגְדֵי אַלְמְנוּתָהּ מֵעָלֶיהָ, וַתְּכַס בַּצָּעִיף וַתִּתְעַלָּף, וַתֵּשֶׁב בְּפֶתַח עֵינַיִם, אֲשֶׁר עַל-דֶּרֶךְ תִּמְנָתָה: כִּי רָאֲתָה, כִּי-גָדַל שֵׁלָה, וְהִוא, לֹא-נִתְּנָה לוֹ לְאִשָּׁה. 14
And she put off from her the garments of her widowhood, and covered herself with her veil, and wrapped herself, and sat in the entrance of Enaim, which is by the way to Timnah;
for she saw that Shelah was grown up, and she was not given unto him to wife.

טו וַיִּרְאֶהָ יְהוּדָה, וַיַּחְשְׁבֶהָ לְזוֹנָה: כִּי כִסְּתָה, פָּנֶיהָ. 15
When Judah saw her, he thought her to be a harlot;
for she had covered her face.

טז וַיֵּט אֵלֶיהָ אֶל-הַדֶּרֶךְ, וַיֹּאמֶר הָבָה-נָּא אָבוֹא אֵלַיִךְ, כִּי לֹא יָדַע, כִּי כַלָּתוֹ הִוא; וַתֹּאמֶר, מַה-תִּתֶּן-לִי, כִּי תָבוֹא, אֵלָי. 16
And he turned unto her by the way, and said:
‘Come, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee’;
for he knew not that she was his daughter-in-law.
And she said:
‘What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto me?’

יז וַיֹּאמֶר, אָנֹכִי אֲשַׁלַּח גְּדִי-עִזִּים מִן-הַצֹּאן; וַתֹּאמֶר, אִם-תִּתֵּן עֵרָבוֹן עַד שָׁלְחֶךָ. 17
And he said:
‘I will send thee a kid of the goats from the flock.’
And she said:
‘Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it?’

יח וַיֹּאמֶר, מָה הָעֵרָבוֹן אֲשֶׁר אֶתֶּן-לָךְ, וַתֹּאמֶר חֹתָמְךָ וּפְתִילֶךָ, וּמַטְּךָ אֲשֶׁר בְּיָדֶךָ; וַיִּתֶּן-לָהּ וַיָּבֹא אֵלֶיהָ, וַתַּהַר לוֹ. 18
And he said:
‘What pledge shall I give thee?’
And she said:
‘Thy signet and thy cord, and thy staff that is in thy hand.’
And he gave them to her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by him.

יט וַתָּקָם וַתֵּלֶךְ, וַתָּסַר צְעִיפָהּ מֵעָלֶיהָ; וַתִּלְבַּשׁ, בִּגְדֵי אַלְמְנוּתָהּ. 19
And she arose, and went away, and put off her veil from her, and put on the garments of her widowhood.

כ וַיִּשְׁלַח יְהוּדָה אֶת-גְּדִי הָעִזִּים, בְּיַד רֵעֵהוּ הָעֲדֻלָּמִי, לָקַחַת הָעֵרָבוֹן, מִיַּד הָאִשָּׁה; וְלֹא, מְצָאָהּ. 20
And Judah sent the kid of the goats by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman’s hand;
but he found her not.

כא וַיִּשְׁאַל אֶת-אַנְשֵׁי מְקֹמָהּ, לֵאמֹר, אַיֵּה הַקְּדֵשָׁה הִוא בָעֵינַיִם, עַל-הַדָּרֶךְ; וַיֹּאמְרוּ, לֹא-הָיְתָה בָזֶה קְדֵשָׁה. 21
Then he asked the men of her place, saying:
‘Where is the harlot, that was at Enaim by the wayside?’
And they said:
‘There hath been no harlot here.’

כב וַיָּשָׁב, אֶל-יְהוּדָה, וַיֹּאמֶר, לֹא מְצָאתִיהָ; וְגַם אַנְשֵׁי הַמָּקוֹם אָמְרוּ, לֹא-הָיְתָה בָזֶה קְדֵשָׁה. 22
And he returned to Judah, and said:
‘I have not found her; and also the men of the place said:
There hath been no harlot here.’

כג וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוּדָה תִּקַּח-לָהּ, פֶּן נִהְיֶה לָבוּז; הִנֵּה שָׁלַחְתִּי הַגְּדִי הַזֶּה, וְאַתָּה לֹא מְצָאתָהּ. 23
And Judah said:
‘Let her take it, lest we be put to shame;
behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.’

כד וַיְהִי כְּמִשְׁלֹשׁ חֳדָשִׁים, וַיֻּגַּד לִיהוּדָה לֵאמֹר זָנְתָה תָּמָר כַּלָּתֶךָ, וְגַם הִנֵּה הָרָה, לִזְנוּנִים; וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוּדָה, הוֹצִיאוּהָ וְתִשָּׂרֵף. 24
And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, saying:
‘Tamar thy daughter-in-law hath played the harlot;
and moreover, behold, she is with child by harlotry.’
And Judah said:
‘Bring her forth, and let her be burnt.’

כה הִוא מוּצֵאת, וְהִיא שָׁלְחָה אֶל-חָמִיהָ לֵאמֹר, לְאִישׁ אֲשֶׁר-אֵלֶּה לּוֹ, אָנֹכִי הָרָה; וַתֹּאמֶר, הַכֶּר-נָא–לְמִי הַחֹתֶמֶת וְהַפְּתִילִים וְהַמַּטֶּה, הָאֵלֶּה. 25
When she was brought forth, she sent to her father-in-law, saying:
‘By the man, whose these are, am I with child’;
and she said:
‘Discern, I pray thee, whose are these, the signet, and the cords, and the staff.’

כו וַיַּכֵּר יְהוּדָה, וַיֹּאמֶר צָדְקָה מִמֶּנִּי, כִּי-עַל-כֵּן לֹא-נְתַתִּיהָ, לְשֵׁלָה בְנִי; וְלֹא-יָסַף עוֹד, לְדַעְתָּהּ. 26
And Judah acknowledged them, and said:
‘She is more righteous than I;
forasmuch as I gave her not to Shelah my son.’
And he knew her again no more.

כז וַיְהִי, בְּעֵת לִדְתָּהּ; וְהִנֵּה תְאוֹמִים, בְּבִטְנָהּ. 27
And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb.

כח וַיְהִי בְלִדְתָּהּ, וַיִּתֶּן-יָד; וַתִּקַּח הַמְיַלֶּדֶת, וַתִּקְשֹׁר עַל-יָדוֹ שָׁנִי לֵאמֹר, זֶה, יָצָא רִאשֹׁנָה. 28
And it came to pass, when she travailed, that one put out a hand;
and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying:
‘This came out first.’

כט וַיְהִי כְּמֵשִׁיב יָדוֹ, וְהִנֵּה יָצָא אָחִיו, וַתֹּאמֶר, מַה-פָּרַצְתָּ עָלֶיךָ פָּרֶץ; וַיִּקְרָא שְׁמוֹ, פָּרֶץ. 29
And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold his brother came out;
and she said:
‘Wherefore hast thou made a breach for thyself?’
Therefore his name was called Perez.

ל וְאַחַר יָצָא אָחִיו, אֲשֶׁר עַל-יָדוֹ הַשָּׁנִי; וַיִּקְרָא שְׁמוֹ, זָרַח. {ס} 30
And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand;
and his name was called Zerah. {S}

Chapter 39
א וְיוֹסֵף, הוּרַד מִצְרָיְמָה; וַיִּקְנֵהוּ פּוֹטִיפַר סְרִיס פַּרְעֹה שַׂר הַטַּבָּחִים, אִישׁ מִצְרִי, מִיַּד הַיִּשְׁמְעֵאלִים, אֲשֶׁר הוֹרִדֻהוּ שָׁמָּה. 1
And Joseph was brought down to Egypt;
and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh’s, the captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hand of the Ishmaelites, that had brought him down thither.

ב וַיְהִי יְהוָה אֶת-יוֹסֵף, וַיְהִי אִישׁ מַצְלִיחַ; וַיְהִי, בְּבֵית אֲדֹנָיו הַמִּצְרִי. 2
And jehovah was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man;
and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

ג וַיַּרְא אֲדֹנָיו, כִּי יְהוָה אִתּוֹ; וְכֹל אֲשֶׁר-הוּא עֹשֶׂה, יְהוָה מַצְלִיחַ בְּיָדוֹ. 3
And his master saw that jehovah was with him, and that jehovah made all that he did to prosper in his hand.

ד וַיִּמְצָא יוֹסֵף חֵן בְּעֵינָיו, וַיְשָׁרֶת אֹתוֹ; וַיַּפְקִדֵהוּ, עַל-בֵּיתוֹ, וְכָל-יֶשׁ-לוֹ, נָתַן בְּיָדוֹ. 4
And Joseph found favour in his sight, and he ministered unto him.
And he appointed him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.

ה וַיְהִי מֵאָז הִפְקִיד אֹתוֹ בְּבֵיתוֹ, וְעַל כָּל-אֲשֶׁר יֶשׁ-לוֹ, וַיְבָרֶךְ יְהוָה אֶת-בֵּית הַמִּצְרִי, בִּגְלַל יוֹסֵף; וַיְהִי בִּרְכַּת יְהוָה, בְּכָל-אֲשֶׁר יֶשׁ-לוֹ–בַּבַּיִת, וּבַשָּׂדֶה. 5
And it came to pass from the time that he appointed him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that jehovah blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake;
and the blessing of jehovah was upon all that he had, in the house and in the field.

ו וַיַּעֲזֹב כָּל-אֲשֶׁר-לוֹ, בְּיַד-יוֹסֵף, וְלֹא-יָדַע אִתּוֹ מְאוּמָה, כִּי אִם-הַלֶּחֶם אֲשֶׁר-הוּא אוֹכֵל; וַיְהִי יוֹסֵף, יְפֵה-תֹאַר וִיפֵה מַרְאֶה. 6
And he left all that he had in Joseph’s hand;
and, having him, he knew not aught save the bread which he did eat.
And Joseph was of beautiful form, and fair to look upon.

ז וַיְהִי, אַחַר הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה, וַתִּשָּׂא אֵשֶׁת-אֲדֹנָיו אֶת-עֵינֶיהָ, אֶל-יוֹסֵף; וַתֹּאמֶר, שִׁכְבָה עִמִּי. 7
And it came to pass after these things, that his master’s wife cast her eyes upon Joseph;
and she said:
‘Lie with me.’

ח וַיְמָאֵן–וַיֹּאמֶר אֶל-אֵשֶׁת אֲדֹנָיו, הֵן אֲדֹנִי לֹא-יָדַע אִתִּי מַה-בַּבָּיִת; וְכֹל אֲשֶׁר-יֶשׁ-לוֹ, נָתַן בְּיָדִי. 8
But he refused, and said unto his master’s wife:
‘Behold, my master, having me, knoweth not what is in the house, and he hath put all that he hath into my hand;

ט אֵינֶנּוּ גָדוֹל בַּבַּיִת הַזֶּה, מִמֶּנִּי, וְלֹא-חָשַׂךְ מִמֶּנִּי מְאוּמָה, כִּי אִם-אוֹתָךְ בַּאֲשֶׁר אַתְּ-אִשְׁתּוֹ; וְאֵיךְ אֶעֱשֶׂה הָרָעָה הַגְּדֹלָה, הַזֹּאת, וְחָטָאתִי, לֵאלֹהִים. 9
he is not greater in this house than I;
neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife.
How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?’

י וַיְהִי, כְּדַבְּרָהּ אֶל-יוֹסֵף יוֹם יוֹם; וְלֹא-שָׁמַע אֵלֶיהָ לִשְׁכַּב אֶצְלָהּ, לִהְיוֹת עִמָּהּ. 10
And it came to pass, as she spoke to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her.

יא וַיְהִי כְּהַיּוֹם הַזֶּה, וַיָּבֹא הַבַּיְתָה לַעֲשׂוֹת מְלַאכְתּוֹ; וְאֵין אִישׁ מֵאַנְשֵׁי הַבַּיִת, שָׁם–בַּבָּיִת. 11
And it came to pass on a certain day, when he went into the house to do his work, and there was none of the men of the house there within,

יב וַתִּתְפְּשֵׂהוּ בְּבִגְדוֹ לֵאמֹר, שִׁכְבָה עִמִּי; וַיַּעֲזֹב בִּגְדוֹ בְּיָדָהּ, וַיָּנָס וַיֵּצֵא הַחוּצָה. 12
that she caught him by his garment, saying:
‘Lie with me.’
And he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.

יג וַיְהִי, כִּרְאוֹתָהּ, כִּי-עָזַב בִּגְדוֹ, בְּיָדָהּ; וַיָּנָס, הַחוּצָה. 13
And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth,

יד וַתִּקְרָא לְאַנְשֵׁי בֵיתָהּ, וַתֹּאמֶר לָהֶם לֵאמֹר, רְאוּ הֵבִיא לָנוּ אִישׁ עִבְרִי, לְצַחֶק בָּנוּ: בָּא אֵלַי לִשְׁכַּב עִמִּי, וָאֶקְרָא בְּקוֹל גָּדוֹל. 14
that she called unto the men of her house, and spoke unto them, saying:
‘See, he hath brought in a Hebrew unto us to mock us;
he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice.

טו וַיְהִי כְשָׁמְעוֹ, כִּי-הֲרִימֹתִי קוֹלִי וָאֶקְרָא; וַיַּעֲזֹב בִּגְדוֹ אֶצְלִי, וַיָּנָס וַיֵּצֵא הַחוּצָה. 15
And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment by me, and fled, and got him out.’

טז וַתַּנַּח בִּגְדוֹ, אֶצְלָהּ, עַד-בּוֹא אֲדֹנָיו, אֶל-בֵּיתוֹ. 16
And she laid up his garment by her, until his master came home.

יז וַתְּדַבֵּר אֵלָיו, כַּדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה לֵאמֹר: בָּא-אֵלַי הָעֶבֶד הָעִבְרִי, אֲשֶׁר-הֵבֵאתָ לָּנוּ–לְצַחֶק בִּי. 17
And she spoke unto him according to these words, saying:
‘The Hebrew servant, whom thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me.

יח וַיְהִי, כַּהֲרִימִי קוֹלִי וָאֶקְרָא; וַיַּעֲזֹב בִּגְדוֹ אֶצְלִי, וַיָּנָס הַחוּצָה. 18
And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment by me, and fled out.’

יט וַיְהִי כִשְׁמֹעַ אֲדֹנָיו אֶת-דִּבְרֵי אִשְׁתּוֹ, אֲשֶׁר דִּבְּרָה אֵלָיו לֵאמֹר, כַּדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה, עָשָׂה לִי עַבְדֶּךָ; וַיִּחַר, אַפּוֹ. 19
And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke unto him, saying:
‘After this manner did thy servant to me’;
that his wrath was kindled.

כ וַיִּקַּח אֲדֹנֵי יוֹסֵף אֹתוֹ, וַיִּתְּנֵהוּ אֶל-בֵּית הַסֹּהַר–מְקוֹם, אֲשֶׁר-אסורי (אֲסִירֵי) הַמֶּלֶךְ אֲסוּרִים; וַיְהִי-שָׁם, בְּבֵית הַסֹּהַר. 20
And Joseph’s master took him, and put him into the prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were bound;
and he was there in the prison.

כא וַיְהִי יְהוָה אֶת-יוֹסֵף, וַיֵּט אֵלָיו חָסֶד; וַיִּתֵּן חִנּוֹ, בְּעֵינֵי שַׂר בֵּית-הַסֹּהַר. 21
But jehovah was with Joseph, and showed kindness unto him, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

כב וַיִּתֵּן שַׂר בֵּית-הַסֹּהַר, בְּיַד-יוֹסֵף, אֵת כָּל-הָאֲסִירִם, אֲשֶׁר בְּבֵית הַסֹּהַר; וְאֵת כָּל-אֲשֶׁר עֹשִׂים שָׁם, הוּא הָיָה עֹשֶׂה. 22
And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners that were in the prison;
and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it.

כג אֵין שַׂר בֵּית-הַסֹּהַר, רֹאֶה אֶת-כָּל-מְאוּמָה בְּיָדוֹ, בַּאֲשֶׁר יְהוָה, אִתּוֹ; וַאֲשֶׁר-הוּא עֹשֶׂה, יְהוָה מַצְלִיחַ. {פ} 23
The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand, because jehovah was with him;
and that which he did, jehovah made it to prosper. {P}

Chapter 40
א וַיְהִי, אַחַר הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה, חָטְאוּ מַשְׁקֵה מֶלֶךְ-מִצְרַיִם, וְהָאֹפֶה–לַאֲדֹנֵיהֶם, לְמֶלֶךְ מִצְרָיִם. 1
And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker offended their lord the king of Egypt.

ב וַיִּקְצֹף פַּרְעֹה, עַל שְׁנֵי סָרִיסָיו–עַל שַׂר הַמַּשְׁקִים, וְעַל שַׂר הָאוֹפִים. 2
And Pharaoh was wroth against his two officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.

ג וַיִּתֵּן אֹתָם בְּמִשְׁמַר, בֵּית שַׂר הַטַּבָּחִים–אֶל-בֵּית הַסֹּהַר: מְקוֹם, אֲשֶׁר יוֹסֵף אָסוּר שָׁם. 3
And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.

ד וַיִּפְקֹד שַׂר הַטַּבָּחִים אֶת-יוֹסֵף, אִתָּם–וַיְשָׁרֶת אֹתָם; וַיִּהְיוּ יָמִים, בְּמִשְׁמָר. 4
And the captain of the guard charged Joseph to be with them, and he ministered unto them;
and they continued a season in ward.

ה וַיַּחַלְמוּ חֲלוֹם שְׁנֵיהֶם אִישׁ חֲלֹמוֹ, בְּלַיְלָה אֶחָד–אִישׁ, כְּפִתְרוֹן חֲלֹמוֹ: הַמַּשְׁקֶה וְהָאֹפֶה, אֲשֶׁר לְמֶלֶךְ מִצְרַיִם, אֲשֶׁר אֲסוּרִים, בְּבֵית הַסֹּהַר. 5
And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream, in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were bound in the prison.

ו וַיָּבֹא אֲלֵיהֶם יוֹסֵף, בַּבֹּקֶר; וַיַּרְא אֹתָם, וְהִנָּם זֹעֲפִים. 6
And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and saw them, and, behold, they were sad.

ז וַיִּשְׁאַל אֶת-סְרִיסֵי פַרְעֹה, אֲשֶׁר אִתּוֹ בְמִשְׁמַר בֵּית אֲדֹנָיו–לֵאמֹר: מַדּוּעַ פְּנֵיכֶם רָעִים, הַיּוֹם. 7
And he asked Pharaoh’s officers that were with him in the ward of his master’s house, saying:
‘Wherefore look ye so sad to-day?’

ח וַיֹּאמְרוּ אֵלָיו–חֲלוֹם חָלַמְנוּ, וּפֹתֵר אֵין אֹתוֹ; וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵהֶם יוֹסֵף, הֲלוֹא לֵאלֹהִים פִּתְרֹנִים–סַפְּרוּ-נָא, לִי. 8
And they said unto him:
‘We have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it.’
And Joseph said unto them:
‘Do not interpretations belong to God?
tell it me, I pray you.’

ט וַיְסַפֵּר שַׂר-הַמַּשְׁקִים אֶת-חֲלֹמוֹ, לְיוֹסֵף; וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ–בַּחֲלוֹמִי, וְהִנֵּה-גֶפֶן לְפָנָי. 9
And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him:
‘In my dream, behold, a vine was before me;

י וּבַגֶּפֶן, שְׁלֹשָׁה שָׂרִיגִם; וְהִוא כְפֹרַחַת עָלְתָה נִצָּהּ, הִבְשִׁילוּ אַשְׁכְּלֹתֶיהָ עֲנָבִים. 10
and in the vine were three branches;
and as it was budding, its blossoms shot forth, and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes,

יא וְכוֹס פַּרְעֹה, בְּיָדִי; וָאֶקַּח אֶת-הָעֲנָבִים, וָאֶשְׂחַט אֹתָם אֶל-כּוֹס פַּרְעֹה, וָאֶתֵּן אֶת-הַכּוֹס, עַל-כַּף פַּרְעֹה. 11
and Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand;
and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh’s cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand.’

יב וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ יוֹסֵף, זֶה פִּתְרֹנוֹ: שְׁלֹשֶׁת, הַשָּׂרִגִים–שְׁלֹשֶׁת יָמִים, הֵם. 12
And Joseph said unto him:
‘This is the interpretation of it:
the three branches are three days;

יג בְּעוֹד שְׁלֹשֶׁת יָמִים, יִשָּׂא פַרְעֹה אֶת-רֹאשֶׁךָ, וַהֲשִׁיבְךָ, עַל-כַּנֶּךָ; וְנָתַתָּ כוֹס-פַּרְעֹה, בְּיָדוֹ, כַּמִּשְׁפָּט הָרִאשׁוֹן, אֲשֶׁר הָיִיתָ מַשְׁקֵהוּ. 13
within yet three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head, and restore thee unto thine office;
and thou shalt give Pharaoh’s cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler.

יד כִּי אִם-זְכַרְתַּנִי אִתְּךָ, כַּאֲשֶׁר יִיטַב לָךְ, וְעָשִׂיתָ-נָּא עִמָּדִי, חָסֶד; וְהִזְכַּרְתַּנִי, אֶל-פַּרְעֹה, וְהוֹצֵאתַנִי, מִן-הַבַּיִת הַזֶּה. 14
But have me in thy remembrance when it shall be well with thee, and show kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house.

טו כִּי-גֻנֹּב גֻּנַּבְתִּי, מֵאֶרֶץ הָעִבְרִים; וְגַם-פֹּה לֹא-עָשִׂיתִי מְאוּמָה, כִּי-שָׂמוּ אֹתִי בַּבּוֹר. 15
For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews;
and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.’

טז וַיַּרְא שַׂר-הָאֹפִים, כִּי טוֹב פָּתָר; וַיֹּאמֶר, אֶל-יוֹסֵף, אַף-אֲנִי בַּחֲלוֹמִי, וְהִנֵּה שְׁלֹשָׁה סַלֵּי חֹרִי עַל-רֹאשִׁי. 16
When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph:
‘I also saw in my dream, and, behold, three baskets of white bread were on my head;

יז וּבַסַּל הָעֶלְיוֹן, מִכֹּל מַאֲכַל פַּרְעֹה–מַעֲשֵׂה אֹפֶה; וְהָעוֹף, אֹכֵל אֹתָם מִן-הַסַּל–מֵעַל רֹאשִׁי. 17
and in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of baked food for Pharaoh;
and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head.’

יח וַיַּעַן יוֹסֵף וַיֹּאמֶר, זֶה פִּתְרֹנוֹ: שְׁלֹשֶׁת, הַסַּלִּים–שְׁלֹשֶׁת יָמִים, הֵם. 18
And Joseph answered and said:
‘This is the interpretation thereof:
the three baskets are three days;

יט בְּעוֹד שְׁלֹשֶׁת יָמִים, יִשָּׂא פַרְעֹה אֶת-רֹאשְׁךָ מֵעָלֶיךָ, וְתָלָה אוֹתְךָ, עַל-עֵץ; וְאָכַל הָעוֹף אֶת-בְּשָׂרְךָ, מֵעָלֶיךָ. 19
within yet three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a tree;
and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.’

כ וַיְהִי בַּיּוֹם הַשְּׁלִישִׁי, יוֹם הֻלֶּדֶת אֶת-פַּרְעֹה, וַיַּעַשׂ מִשְׁתֶּה, לְכָל-עֲבָדָיו; וַיִּשָּׂא אֶת-רֹאשׁ שַׂר הַמַּשְׁקִים, וְאֶת-רֹאשׁ שַׂר הָאֹפִים–בְּתוֹךְ עֲבָדָיו. 20
And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh’s birthday, that he made a feast unto all his servants;
and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and the head of the chief baker among his servants.

כא וַיָּשֶׁב אֶת-שַׂר הַמַּשְׁקִים, עַל-מַשְׁקֵהוּ; וַיִּתֵּן הַכּוֹס, עַל-כַּף פַּרְעֹה. 21
And he restored the chief butler back unto his butlership;
and he gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand.

כב וְאֵת שַׂר הָאֹפִים, תָּלָה: כַּאֲשֶׁר פָּתַר לָהֶם, יוֹסֵף. 22
But he hanged the chief baker, as Joseph had interpreted to them.

כג וְלֹא-זָכַר שַׂר-הַמַּשְׁקִים אֶת-יוֹסֵף, וַיִּשְׁכָּחֵהוּ. {פ} 23
Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgot him. {P}

Chapter 41
א וַיְהִי, מִקֵּץ שְׁנָתַיִם יָמִים; וּפַרְעֹה חֹלֵם, וְהִנֵּה עֹמֵד עַל-הַיְאֹר. 1
And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed:
and, behold, he stood by the river.

ב וְהִנֵּה מִן-הַיְאֹר, עֹלֹת שֶׁבַע פָּרוֹת, יְפוֹת מַרְאֶה, וּבְרִיאֹת בָּשָׂר; וַתִּרְעֶינָה, בָּאָחוּ. 2
And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, well-favoured and fat-fleshed;
and they fed in the reed-grass.

ג וְהִנֵּה שֶׁבַע פָּרוֹת אֲחֵרוֹת, עֹלוֹת אַחֲרֵיהֶן מִן-הַיְאֹר, רָעוֹת מַרְאֶה, וְדַקּוֹת בָּשָׂר; וַתַּעֲמֹדְנָה אֵצֶל הַפָּרוֹת, עַל-שְׂפַת הַיְאֹר. 3
And, behold, seven other kine came up after them out of the river, ill favoured and lean-fleshed;
and stood by the other kine upon the brink of the river.

ד וַתֹּאכַלְנָה הַפָּרוֹת, רָעוֹת הַמַּרְאֶה וְדַקֹּת הַבָּשָׂר, אֵת שֶׁבַע הַפָּרוֹת, יְפֹת הַמַּרְאֶה וְהַבְּרִיאֹת; וַיִּיקַץ, פַּרְעֹה. 4
And the ill-favoured and lean-fleshed kine did eat up the seven well-favoured and fat kine.
So Pharaoh awoke.

ה וַיִּישָׁן, וַיַּחֲלֹם שֵׁנִית; וְהִנֵּה שֶׁבַע שִׁבֳּלִים, עֹלוֹת בְּקָנֶה אֶחָד–בְּרִיאוֹת וְטֹבוֹת. 5
And he slept and dreamed a second time:
and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good.

ו וְהִנֵּה שֶׁבַע שִׁבֳּלִים, דַּקּוֹת וּשְׁדוּפֹת קָדִים–צֹמְחוֹת, אַחֲרֵיהֶן. 6
And, behold, seven ears, thin and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them.

ז וַתִּבְלַעְנָה, הַשִּׁבֳּלִים הַדַּקּוֹת, אֵת שֶׁבַע הַשִּׁבֳּלִים, הַבְּרִיאוֹת וְהַמְּלֵאוֹת; וַיִּיקַץ פַּרְעֹה, וְהִנֵּה חֲלוֹם. 7
And the thin ears swallowed up the seven rank and full ears.
And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream.

ח וַיְהִי בַבֹּקֶר, וַתִּפָּעֶם רוּחוֹ, וַיִּשְׁלַח וַיִּקְרָא אֶת-כָּל-חַרְטֻמֵּי מִצְרַיִם, וְאֶת-כָּל-חֲכָמֶיהָ; וַיְסַפֵּר פַּרְעֹה לָהֶם אֶת-חֲלֹמוֹ, וְאֵין-פּוֹתֵר אוֹתָם לְפַרְעֹה. 8
And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled;
and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof;
and Pharaoh told them his dream;
but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.

ט וַיְדַבֵּר שַׂר הַמַּשְׁקִים, אֶת-פַּרְעֹה לֵאמֹר: אֶת-חֲטָאַי, אֲנִי מַזְכִּיר הַיּוֹם. 9
Then spoke the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying:
‘I make mention of my faults this day:

י פַּרְעֹה, קָצַף עַל-עֲבָדָיו; וַיִּתֵּן אֹתִי בְּמִשְׁמַר, בֵּית שַׂר הַטַּבָּחִים–אֹתִי, וְאֵת שַׂר הָאֹפִים. 10
Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in the ward of the house of the captain of the guard, me and the chief baker.

יא וַנַּחַלְמָה חֲלוֹם בְּלַיְלָה אֶחָד, אֲנִי וָהוּא: אִישׁ כְּפִתְרוֹן חֲלֹמוֹ, חָלָמְנוּ. 11
And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he;
we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dream.

יב וְשָׁם אִתָּנוּ נַעַר עִבְרִי, עֶבֶד לְשַׂר הַטַּבָּחִים, וַנְּסַפֶּר-לוֹ, וַיִּפְתָּר-לָנוּ אֶת-חֲלֹמֹתֵינוּ: אִישׁ כַּחֲלֹמוֹ, פָּתָר. 12
And there was with us there a young man, a Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard;
and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams;
to each man according to his dream he did interpret.

יג וַיְהִי כַּאֲשֶׁר פָּתַר-לָנוּ, כֵּן הָיָה: אֹתִי הֵשִׁיב עַל-כַּנִּי, וְאֹתוֹ תָלָה. 13
And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was:
I was restored unto mine office, and he was hanged.’

יד וַיִּשְׁלַח פַּרְעֹה וַיִּקְרָא אֶת-יוֹסֵף, וַיְרִיצֻהוּ מִן-הַבּוֹר; וַיְגַלַּח וַיְחַלֵּף שִׂמְלֹתָיו, וַיָּבֹא אֶל-פַּרְעֹה. 14
Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon.
And he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.

טו וַיֹּאמֶר פַּרְעֹה, אֶל-יוֹסֵף, חֲלוֹם חָלַמְתִּי, וּפֹתֵר אֵין אֹתוֹ; וַאֲנִי, שָׁמַעְתִּי עָלֶיךָ לֵאמֹר, תִּשְׁמַע חֲלוֹם, לִפְתֹּר אֹתוֹ. 15
And Pharaoh said unto Joseph:
‘I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it;
and I have heard say of thee, that when thou hearest a dream thou canst interpret it.’

טז וַיַּעַן יוֹסֵף אֶת-פַּרְעֹה לֵאמֹר, בִּלְעָדָי: אֱלֹהִים, יַעֲנֶה אֶת-שְׁלוֹם פַּרְעֹה. 16
And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying:
‘It is not in me;
the Almighty will give Pharaoh an answer of peace.’

יז וַיְדַבֵּר פַּרְעֹה, אֶל-יוֹסֵף: בַּחֲלֹמִי, הִנְנִי עֹמֵד עַל-שְׂפַת הַיְאֹר. 17
And Pharaoh spoke unto Joseph:
‘In my dream, behold, I stood upon the brink of the river.

יח וְהִנֵּה מִן-הַיְאֹר, עֹלֹת שֶׁבַע פָּרוֹת, בְּרִיאוֹת בָּשָׂר, וִיפֹת תֹּאַר; וַתִּרְעֶינָה, בָּאָחוּ. 18
And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fat-fleshed and well-favoured; and they fed in the reed-grass.

יט וְהִנֵּה שֶׁבַע-פָּרוֹת אֲחֵרוֹת, עֹלוֹת אַחֲרֵיהֶן, דַּלּוֹת וְרָעוֹת תֹּאַר מְאֹד, וְרַקּוֹת בָּשָׂר: לֹא-רָאִיתִי כָהֵנָּה בְּכָל-אֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם, לָרֹעַ. 19
And, behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor and very ill-favoured and lean-fleshed, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness.

כ וַתֹּאכַלְנָה, הַפָּרוֹת, הָרַקּוֹת, וְהָרָעוֹת–אֵת שֶׁבַע הַפָּרוֹת הָרִאשֹׁנוֹת, הַבְּרִיאֹת. 20
And the lean and ill-favoured kine did eat up the first seven fat kine.

כא וַתָּבֹאנָה אֶל-קִרְבֶּנָה, וְלֹא נוֹדַע כִּי-בָאוּ אֶל-קִרְבֶּנָה, וּמַרְאֵיהֶן רַע, כַּאֲשֶׁר בַּתְּחִלָּה; וָאִיקָץ. 21
And when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that they had eaten them;
but they were still ill-favoured as at the beginning.
So I awoke.

כב וָאֵרֶא, בַּחֲלֹמִי; וְהִנֵּה שֶׁבַע שִׁבֳּלִים, עֹלֹת בְּקָנֶה אֶחָד–מְלֵאֹת וְטֹבוֹת. 22
And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up upon one stalk, full and good.

כג וְהִנֵּה שֶׁבַע שִׁבֳּלִים, צְנֻמוֹת דַּקּוֹת שְׁדֻפוֹת קָדִים–צֹמְחוֹת, אַחֲרֵיהֶם. 23
And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them.

כד וַתִּבְלַעְןָ הַשִּׁבֳּלִים הַדַּקֹּת, אֵת שֶׁבַע הַשִּׁבֳּלִים הַטֹּבוֹת; וָאֹמַר, אֶל-הַחַרְטֻמִּים, וְאֵין מַגִּיד, לִי. 24
And the thin ears swallowed up the seven good ears.
And I told it unto the magicians;
but there was none that could declare it to me.’

כה וַיֹּאמֶר יוֹסֵף אֶל-פַּרְעֹה, חֲלוֹם פַּרְעֹה אֶחָד הוּא: אֵת אֲשֶׁר הָאֱלֹהִים עֹשֶׂה, הִגִּיד לְפַרְעֹה. 25
And Joseph said unto Pharaoh:
‘The dream of Pharaoh is one;
what God is about to do He hath declared unto Pharaoh.

כו שֶׁבַע פָּרֹת הַטֹּבֹת, שֶׁבַע שָׁנִים הֵנָּה, וְשֶׁבַע הַשִּׁבֳּלִים הַטֹּבֹת, שֶׁבַע שָׁנִים הֵנָּה: חֲלוֹם, אֶחָד הוּא. 26
The seven good kine are seven years;
and the seven good ears are seven years:
the dream is one.

כז וְשֶׁבַע הַפָּרוֹת הָרַקּוֹת וְהָרָעֹת הָעֹלֹת אַחֲרֵיהֶן, שֶׁבַע שָׁנִים הֵנָּה, וְשֶׁבַע הַשִּׁבֳּלִים הָרֵקוֹת, שְׁדֻפוֹת הַקָּדִים–יִהְיוּ, שֶׁבַע שְׁנֵי רָעָב. 27
And the seven lean and ill-favoured kine that came up after them are seven years, and also the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind;
they shall be seven years of famine.

כח הוּא הַדָּבָר, אֲשֶׁר דִּבַּרְתִּי אֶל-פַּרְעֹה: אֲשֶׁר הָאֱלֹהִים עֹשֶׂה, הֶרְאָה אֶת-פַּרְעֹה. 28
That is the thing which I spoke unto Pharaoh:
what God is about to do He hath shown unto Pharaoh.

כט הִנֵּה שֶׁבַע שָׁנִים, בָּאוֹת–שָׂבָע גָּדוֹל, בְּכָל-אֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם. 29
Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt.

ל וְקָמוּ שֶׁבַע שְׁנֵי רָעָב, אַחֲרֵיהֶן, וְנִשְׁכַּח כָּל-הַשָּׂבָע, בְּאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם; וְכִלָּה הָרָעָב, אֶת-הָאָרֶץ. 30
And there shall arise after them seven years of famine;
and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt;
and the famine shall consume the land;

לא וְלֹא-יִוָּדַע הַשָּׂבָע בָּאָרֶץ, מִפְּנֵי הָרָעָב הַהוּא אַחֲרֵי-כֵן: כִּי-כָבֵד הוּא, מְאֹד. 31
and the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine which followeth;
for it shall be very grievous.

לב וְעַל הִשָּׁנוֹת הַחֲלוֹם אֶל-פַּרְעֹה, פַּעֲמָיִם–כִּי-נָכוֹן הַדָּבָר מֵעִם הָאֱלֹהִים, וּמְמַהֵר הָאֱלֹהִים לַעֲשֹׂתוֹ. 32
And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice, it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.

לג וְעַתָּה יֵרֶא פַרְעֹה, אִישׁ נָבוֹן וְחָכָם; וִישִׁיתֵהוּ, עַל-אֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם. 33
Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.

לד יַעֲשֶׂה פַרְעֹה, וְיַפְקֵד פְּקִדִים עַל-הָאָרֶץ; וְחִמֵּשׁ אֶת-אֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם, בְּשֶׁבַע שְׁנֵי הַשָּׂבָע. 34
Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint overseers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven years of plenty.

לה וְיִקְבְּצוּ, אֶת-כָּל-אֹכֶל הַשָּׁנִים הַטֹּבוֹת, הַבָּאֹת, הָאֵלֶּה; וְיִצְבְּרוּ-בָר תַּחַת יַד-פַּרְעֹה, אֹכֶל בֶּעָרִים–וְשָׁמָרוּ. 35
And let them gather all the food of these good years that come, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh for food in the cities, and let them keep it.

לו וְהָיָה הָאֹכֶל לְפִקָּדוֹן, לָאָרֶץ, לְשֶׁבַע שְׁנֵי הָרָעָב, אֲשֶׁר תִּהְיֶיןָ בְּאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם; וְלֹא-תִכָּרֵת הָאָרֶץ, בָּרָעָב. 36
And the food shall be for a store to the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt;
that the land perish not through the famine.’

לז וַיִּיטַב הַדָּבָר, בְּעֵינֵי פַרְעֹה, וּבְעֵינֵי, כָּל-עֲבָדָיו. 37
And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.

לח וַיֹּאמֶר פַּרְעֹה, אֶל-עֲבָדָיו: הֲנִמְצָא כָזֶה–אִישׁ, אֲשֶׁר רוּחַ אֱלֹהִים בּוֹ. 38
And Pharaoh said unto his servants:
‘Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom the spirit of God is?’

לט וַיֹּאמֶר פַּרְעֹה אֶל-יוֹסֵף, אַחֲרֵי הוֹדִיעַ אֱלֹהִים אוֹתְךָ אֶת-כָּל-זֹאת, אֵין-נָבוֹן וְחָכָם, כָּמוֹךָ. 39
And Pharaoh said unto Joseph:
‘Forasmuch as God hath shown thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou.

מ אַתָּה תִּהְיֶה עַל-בֵּיתִי, וְעַל-פִּיךָ יִשַּׁק כָּל-עַמִּי; רַק הַכִּסֵּא, אֶגְדַּל מִמֶּךָּ. 40
Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled;
only in the throne will I be greater than thou.’

מא וַיֹּאמֶר פַּרְעֹה, אֶל-יוֹסֵף: רְאֵה נָתַתִּי אֹתְךָ, עַל כָּל-אֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם. 41
And Pharaoh said unto Joseph:
‘See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt.’

מב וַיָּסַר פַּרְעֹה אֶת-טַבַּעְתּוֹ מֵעַל יָדוֹ, וַיִּתֵּן אֹתָהּ עַל-יַד יוֹסֵף; וַיַּלְבֵּשׁ אֹתוֹ בִּגְדֵי-שֵׁשׁ, וַיָּשֶׂם רְבִד הַזָּהָב עַל-צַוָּארוֹ. 42
And Pharaoh took off his signet ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph’s hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck.

מג וַיַּרְכֵּב אֹתוֹ, בְּמִרְכֶּבֶת הַמִּשְׁנֶה אֲשֶׁר-לוֹ, וַיִּקְרְאוּ לְפָנָיו, אַבְרֵךְ; וְנָתוֹן אֹתוֹ, עַל כָּל-אֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם. 43
And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him:
‘Abrech’;
and he set him over all the land of Egypt.

מד וַיֹּאמֶר פַּרְעֹה אֶל-יוֹסֵף, אֲנִי פַרְעֹה; וּבִלְעָדֶיךָ, לֹא-יָרִים אִישׁ אֶת-יָדוֹ וְאֶת-רַגְלוֹ–בְּכָל-אֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם. 44
And Pharaoh said unto Joseph:
‘I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or his foot in all the land of Egypt.’

מה וַיִּקְרָא פַרְעֹה שֵׁם-יוֹסֵף, צָפְנַת פַּעְנֵחַ, וַיִּתֶּן-לוֹ אֶת-אָסְנַת בַּת-פּוֹטִי פֶרַע כֹּהֵן אֹן, לְאִשָּׁה; וַיֵּצֵא יוֹסֵף, עַל-אֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם. 45
And Pharaoh called Joseph’s name Zaphenath-paneah;
and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Poti-phera priest of On.
And Joseph went out over the land of Egypt.–

מו וְיוֹסֵף, בֶּן-שְׁלֹשִׁים שָׁנָה, בְּעָמְדוֹ, לִפְנֵי פַּרְעֹה מֶלֶךְ-מִצְרָיִם; וַיֵּצֵא יוֹסֵף מִלִּפְנֵי פַרְעֹה, וַיַּעֲבֹר בְּכָל-אֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם. 46
And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt.–
And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt.

מז וַתַּעַשׂ הָאָרֶץ, בְּשֶׁבַע שְׁנֵי הַשָּׂבָע–לִקְמָצִים. 47
And in the seven years of plenty the earth brought forth in heaps.

מח וַיִּקְבֹּץ אֶת-כָּל-אֹכֶל שֶׁבַע שָׁנִים, אֲשֶׁר הָיוּ בְּאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם, וַיִּתֶּן-אֹכֶל, בֶּעָרִים: אֹכֶל שְׂדֵה-הָעִיר אֲשֶׁר סְבִיבֹתֶיהָ, נָתַן בְּתוֹכָהּ. 48
And he gathered up all the food of the seven years which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities;
the food of the field, which was round about every city, laid he up in the same.

מט וַיִּצְבֹּר יוֹסֵף בָּר כְּחוֹל הַיָּם, הַרְבֵּה מְאֹד–עַד כִּי-חָדַל לִסְפֹּר, כִּי-אֵין מִסְפָּר. 49
And Joseph laid up corn as the sand of the sea, very much, until they left off numbering;
for it was without number.

נ וּלְיוֹסֵף יֻלַּד שְׁנֵי בָנִים, בְּטֶרֶם תָּבוֹא שְׁנַת הָרָעָב, אֲשֶׁר יָלְדָה-לּוֹ אָסְנַת, בַּת-פּוֹטִי פֶרַע כֹּהֵן אוֹן. 50
And unto Joseph were born two sons before the year of famine came, whom Asenath the daughter of Poti-phera priest of On bore unto him.

נא וַיִּקְרָא יוֹסֵף אֶת-שֵׁם הַבְּכוֹר, מְנַשֶּׁה: כִּי-נַשַּׁנִי אֱלֹהִים אֶת-כָּל-עֲמָלִי, וְאֵת כָּל-בֵּית אָבִי. 51
And Joseph called the name of the first-born Manasseh:
‘for God hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father’s house.’

נב וְאֵת שֵׁם הַשֵּׁנִי, קָרָא אֶפְרָיִם: כִּי-הִפְרַנִי אֱלֹהִים, בְּאֶרֶץ עָנְיִי. 52
And the name of the second called he Ephraim:
‘for God hath made me fruitful in the land of my affliction.’

נג וַתִּכְלֶינָה, שֶׁבַע שְׁנֵי הַשָּׂבָע, אֲשֶׁר הָיָה, בְּאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם. 53
And the seven years of plenty, that was in the land of Egypt, came to an end.

נד וַתְּחִלֶּינָה שֶׁבַע שְׁנֵי הָרָעָב, לָבוֹא, כַּאֲשֶׁר, אָמַר יוֹסֵף; וַיְהִי רָעָב בְּכָל-הָאֲרָצוֹת, וּבְכָל-אֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם הָיָה לָחֶם. 54
And the seven years of famine began to come, according as Joseph had said;
and there was famine in all lands;
but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.

נה וַתִּרְעַב כָּל-אֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם, וַיִּצְעַק הָעָם אֶל-פַּרְעֹה לַלָּחֶם; וַיֹּאמֶר פַּרְעֹה לְכָל-מִצְרַיִם לְכוּ אֶל-יוֹסֵף, אֲשֶׁר-יֹאמַר לָכֶם תַּעֲשׂוּ. 55
And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread;
and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians:
‘Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do.’

נו וְהָרָעָב הָיָה, עַל כָּל-פְּנֵי הָאָרֶץ; וַיִּפְתַּח יוֹסֵף אֶת-כָּל-אֲשֶׁר בָּהֶם, וַיִּשְׁבֹּר לְמִצְרַיִם, וַיֶּחֱזַק הָרָעָב, בְּאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם. 56
And the famine was over all the face of the earth;
and Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians;
and the famine was sore in the land of Egypt.

נז וְכָל-הָאָרֶץ בָּאוּ מִצְרַיְמָה, לִשְׁבֹּר אֶל-יוֹסֵף: כִּי-חָזַק הָרָעָב, בְּכָל-הָאָרֶץ. 57
And all lands came into Egypt to Joseph to buy corn;
because the famine was sore in all the earth.

Chapter 42
א וַיַּרְא יַעֲקֹב, כִּי יֶשׁ-שֶׁבֶר בְּמִצְרָיִם; וַיֹּאמֶר יַעֲקֹב לְבָנָיו, לָמָּה תִּתְרָאוּ. 1
And Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, and Jacob said unto his sons:
‘Why do ye look one upon another?’

ב וַיֹּאמֶר–הִנֵּה שָׁמַעְתִּי, כִּי יֶשׁ-שֶׁבֶר בְּמִצְרָיִם; רְדוּ-שָׁמָּה וְשִׁבְרוּ-לָנוּ מִשָּׁם, וְנִחְיֶה וְלֹא נָמוּת. 2
And he said:
‘Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt.
Get you down thither, and buy for us from thence;
that we may live, and not die.’

ג וַיֵּרְדוּ אֲחֵי-יוֹסֵף, עֲשָׂרָה, לִשְׁבֹּר בָּר, מִמִּצְרָיִם. 3
And Joseph’s ten brethren went down to buy corn from Egypt.

ד וְאֶת-בִּנְיָמִין אֲחִי יוֹסֵף, לֹא-שָׁלַח יַעֲקֹב אֶת-אֶחָיו: כִּי אָמַר, פֶּן-יִקְרָאֶנּוּ אָסוֹן. 4
But Benjamin, Joseph’s brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren;
for he said:
‘Lest peradventure harm befall him.’

ה וַיָּבֹאוּ בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, לִשְׁבֹּר בְּתוֹךְ הַבָּאִים: כִּי-הָיָה הָרָעָב, בְּאֶרֶץ כְּנָעַן. 5
And the sons of Israel came to buy among those that came;
for the famine was in the land of Cansan.

ו וְיוֹסֵף, הוּא הַשַּׁלִּיט עַל-הָאָרֶץ–הוּא הַמַּשְׁבִּיר, לְכָל-עַם הָאָרֶץ; וַיָּבֹאוּ אֲחֵי יוֹסֵף, וַיִּשְׁתַּחֲווּ-לוֹ אַפַּיִם אָרְצָה. 6
And Joseph was the governor over the land;
he it was that sold to all the people of the land.
And Joseph’s brethren came, and bowed down to him with their faces to the earth.

ז וַיַּרְא יוֹסֵף אֶת-אֶחָיו, וַיַּכִּרֵם; וַיִּתְנַכֵּר אֲלֵיהֶם וַיְדַבֵּר אִתָּם קָשׁוֹת, וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵהֶם מֵאַיִן בָּאתֶם, וַיֹּאמְרוּ, מֵאֶרֶץ כְּנַעַן לִשְׁבָּר-אֹכֶל. 7
And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange unto them, and spoke roughly with them;
and he said unto them:
‘Whence come ye?’
And they said:
‘From the land of Canaan to buy food.’

ח וַיַּכֵּר יוֹסֵף, אֶת-אֶחָיו; וְהֵם, לֹא הִכִּרֻהוּ. 8
And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew him not.

ט וַיִּזְכֹּר יוֹסֵף–אֵת הַחֲלֹמוֹת, אֲשֶׁר חָלַם לָהֶם; וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵהֶם מְרַגְּלִים אַתֶּם, לִרְאוֹת אֶת-עֶרְוַת הָאָרֶץ בָּאתֶם. 9
And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said unto them:
‘Ye are spies;
to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.’

י וַיֹּאמְרוּ אֵלָיו, לֹא אֲדֹנִי; וַעֲבָדֶיךָ בָּאוּ, לִשְׁבָּר-אֹכֶל. 10
And they said unto him:
‘Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come.

יא כֻּלָּנוּ, בְּנֵי אִישׁ-אֶחָד נָחְנוּ; כֵּנִים אֲנַחְנוּ, לֹא-הָיוּ עֲבָדֶיךָ מְרַגְּלִים. 11
We are all one man’s sons;
we are upright men, thy servants are no spies.’

יב וַיֹּאמֶר, אֲלֵהֶם: לֹא, כִּי-עֶרְוַת הָאָרֶץ בָּאתֶם לִרְאוֹת. 12
And he said unto them:
‘Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.’

יג וַיֹּאמְרוּ, שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר עֲבָדֶיךָ אַחִים אֲנַחְנוּ בְּנֵי אִישׁ-אֶחָד–בְּאֶרֶץ כְּנָעַן; וְהִנֵּה הַקָּטֹן אֶת-אָבִינוּ הַיּוֹם, וְהָאֶחָד אֵינֶנּוּ. 13 And they said:
‘We thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan;
and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is not.’

יד וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵהֶם, יוֹסֵף: הוּא, אֲשֶׁר דִּבַּרְתִּי אֲלֵכֶם לֵאמֹר–מְרַגְּלִים אַתֶּם. 14
And Joseph said unto them:
‘That is it that I spoke unto you, saying:
Ye are spies.

טו בְּזֹאת, תִּבָּחֵנוּ: חֵי פַרְעֹה אִם-תֵּצְאוּ מִזֶּה, כִּי אִם-בְּבוֹא אֲחִיכֶם הַקָּטֹן הֵנָּה. 15
Hereby ye shall be proved, as Pharaoh liveth, ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither.

טז שִׁלְחוּ מִכֶּם אֶחָד, וְיִקַּח אֶת-אֲחִיכֶם, וְאַתֶּם הֵאָסְרוּ, וְיִבָּחֲנוּ דִּבְרֵיכֶם הַאֱמֶת אִתְּכֶם; וְאִם-לֹא–חֵי פַרְעֹה, כִּי מְרַגְּלִים אַתֶּם. 16
Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be bound, that your words may be proved, whether there be truth in you;
or else, as Pharaoh liveth, surely ye are spies.’

יז וַיֶּאֱסֹף אֹתָם אֶל-מִשְׁמָר, שְׁלֹשֶׁת יָמִים. 17
And he put them all together into ward three days.

יח וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵהֶם יוֹסֵף בַּיּוֹם הַשְּׁלִישִׁי, זֹאת עֲשׂוּ וִחְיוּ; אֶת-הָאֱלֹהִים, אֲנִי יָרֵא. 18
And Joseph said unto them the third day.
‘This do, and live;
for I fear God:

יט אִם-כֵּנִים אַתֶּם–אֲחִיכֶם אֶחָד, יֵאָסֵר בְּבֵית מִשְׁמַרְכֶם; וְאַתֶּם לְכוּ הָבִיאוּ, שֶׁבֶר רַעֲבוֹן בָּתֵּיכֶם. 19
if ye be upright men, let one of your brethren be bound in your prison-house;
but go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses;

כ וְאֶת-אֲחִיכֶם הַקָּטֹן תָּבִיאוּ אֵלַי, וְיֵאָמְנוּ דִבְרֵיכֶם וְלֹא תָמוּתוּ; וַיַּעֲשׂוּ-כֵן. 20
and bring your youngest brother unto me;
so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die.’
And they did so.

כא וַיֹּאמְרוּ אִישׁ אֶל-אָחִיו, אֲבָל אֲשֵׁמִים אֲנַחְנוּ עַל-אָחִינוּ, אֲשֶׁר רָאִינוּ צָרַת נַפְשׁוֹ בְּהִתְחַנְנוֹ אֵלֵינוּ, וְלֹא שָׁמָעְנוּ; עַל-כֵּן בָּאָה אֵלֵינוּ, הַצָּרָה הַזֹּאת. 21
And they said one to another:
‘We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear;
therefore is this distress come upon us.’

כב וַיַּעַן רְאוּבֵן אֹתָם לֵאמֹר, הֲלוֹא אָמַרְתִּי אֲלֵיכֶם לֵאמֹר אַל-תֶּחֶטְאוּ בַיֶּלֶד–וְלֹא שְׁמַעְתֶּם; וְגַם-דָּמוֹ, הִנֵּה נִדְרָשׁ. 22
And Reuben answered them, saying:
‘Spoke I not unto you, saying:
Do not sin against the child;
and ye would not hear?
therefore also, behold, his blood is required.’

כג וְהֵם לֹא יָדְעוּ, כִּי שֹׁמֵעַ יוֹסֵף: כִּי הַמֵּלִיץ, בֵּינֹתָם. 23
And they knew not that Joseph understood them;
for the interpreter was between them.

כד וַיִּסֹּב מֵעֲלֵיהֶם, וַיֵּבְךְּ; וַיָּשָׁב אֲלֵהֶם, וַיְדַבֵּר אֲלֵהֶם, וַיִּקַּח מֵאִתָּם אֶת-שִׁמְעוֹן, וַיֶּאֱסֹר אֹתוֹ לְעֵינֵיהֶם. 24
And he turned himself about from them, and wept;
and he returned to them, and spoke to them, and took Simeon from among them, and bound him before their eyes.

כה וַיְצַו יוֹסֵף, וַיְמַלְאוּ אֶת-כְּלֵיהֶם בָּר, וּלְהָשִׁיב כַּסְפֵּיהֶם אִישׁ אֶל-שַׂקּוֹ, וְלָתֵת לָהֶם צֵדָה לַדָּרֶךְ; וַיַּעַשׂ לָהֶם, כֵּן. 25
Then Joseph commanded to fill their vessels with corn, and to restore every man’s money into his sack, and to give them provision for the way;
and thus was it done unto them.

כו וַיִּשְׂאוּ אֶת-שִׁבְרָם, עַל-חֲמֹרֵיהֶם; וַיֵּלְכוּ, מִשָּׁם. 26
And they laded their asses with their corn, and departed thence.

כז וַיִּפְתַּח הָאֶחָד אֶת-שַׂקּוֹ, לָתֵת מִסְפּוֹא לַחֲמֹרוֹ–בַּמָּלוֹן; וַיַּרְא, אֶת-כַּסְפּוֹ, וְהִנֵּה-הוּא, בְּפִי אַמְתַּחְתּוֹ. 27
And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the lodging-place, he espied his money;
and, behold, it was in the mouth of his sack.

כח וַיֹּאמֶר אֶל-אֶחָיו הוּשַׁב כַּסְפִּי, וְגַם הִנֵּה בְאַמְתַּחְתִּי; וַיֵּצֵא לִבָּם, וַיֶּחֶרְדוּ אִישׁ אֶל-אָחִיו לֵאמֹר, מַה-זֹּאת עָשָׂה אֱלֹהִים, לָנוּ. 28
And he said unto his brethren:
‘My money is restored;
and, lo, it is even in my sack.’
And their heart failed them, and they turned trembling one to another, saying:
‘What is this that God hath done unto us?’

כט וַיָּבֹאוּ אֶל-יַעֲקֹב אֲבִיהֶם, אַרְצָה כְּנָעַן; וַיַּגִּידוּ לוֹ, אֵת כָּל-הַקֹּרֹת אֹתָם לֵאמֹר. 29
And they came unto Jacob their father unto the land of Canaan, and told him all that had befallen them, saying:

ל דִּבֶּר הָאִישׁ אֲדֹנֵי הָאָרֶץ, אִתָּנוּ–קָשׁוֹת; וַיִּתֵּן אֹתָנוּ, כִּמְרַגְּלִים אֶת-הָאָרֶץ. 30
‘The man, the lord of the land, spoke roughly with us, and took us for spies of the country.

לא וַנֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו, כֵּנִים אֲנָחְנוּ: לֹא הָיִינוּ, מְרַגְּלִים. 31
And we said unto him:
We are upright men;
we are no spies.

לב שְׁנֵים-עָשָׂר אֲנַחְנוּ אַחִים, בְּנֵי אָבִינוּ; הָאֶחָד אֵינֶנּוּ, וְהַקָּטֹן הַיּוֹם אֶת-אָבִינוּ בְּאֶרֶץ כְּנָעַן. 32
We are twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.

לג וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלֵינוּ, הָאִישׁ אֲדֹנֵי הָאָרֶץ, בְּזֹאת אֵדַע, כִּי כֵנִים אַתֶּם: אֲחִיכֶם הָאֶחָד הַנִּיחוּ אִתִּי, וְאֶת-רַעֲבוֹן בָּתֵּיכֶם קְחוּ וָלֵכוּ. 33
And the man, the lord of the land, said unto us:
Hereby shall I know that ye are upright men:
leave one of your brethren with me, and take corn for the famine of your houses, and go your way.

לד וְהָבִיאוּ אֶת-אֲחִיכֶם הַקָּטֹן, אֵלַי, וְאֵדְעָה כִּי לֹא מְרַגְּלִים אַתֶּם, כִּי כֵנִים אַתֶּם; אֶת-אֲחִיכֶם אֶתֵּן לָכֶם, וְאֶת-הָאָרֶץ תִּסְחָרוּ. 34
And bring your youngest brother unto me;
then shall I know that ye are no spies, but that ye are upright men;
so will I deliver you your brother, and ye shall traffic in the land.’

לה וַיְהִי, הֵם מְרִיקִים שַׂקֵּיהֶם, וְהִנֵּה-אִישׁ צְרוֹר-כַּסְפּוֹ, בְּשַׂקּוֹ; וַיִּרְאוּ אֶת-צְרֹרוֹת כַּסְפֵּיהֶם, הֵמָּה וַאֲבִיהֶם–וַיִּירָאוּ. 35
And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that, behold, every man’s bundle of money was in his sack;
and when they and their father saw their bundles of money, they were afraid.

לו וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵהֶם יַעֲקֹב אֲבִיהֶם, אֹתִי שִׁכַּלְתֶּם: יוֹסֵף אֵינֶנּוּ, וְשִׁמְעוֹן אֵינֶנּוּ, וְאֶת-בִּנְיָמִן תִּקָּחוּ, עָלַי הָיוּ כֻלָּנָה. 36
And Jacob their father said unto them:
‘Me have ye bereaved of my sons:
Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away;
upon me are all these things come.’

לז וַיֹּאמֶר רְאוּבֵן, אֶל-אָבִיו לֵאמֹר, אֶת-שְׁנֵי בָנַי תָּמִית, אִם-לֹא אֲבִיאֶנּוּ אֵלֶיךָ; תְּנָה אֹתוֹ עַל-יָדִי, וַאֲנִי אֲשִׁיבֶנּוּ אֵלֶיךָ. 37
And Reuben spoke unto his father, saying:
‘Thou shalt slay my two sons, if I bring him not to thee;
deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him back to thee.’

לח וַיֹּאמֶר, לֹא-יֵרֵד בְּנִי עִמָּכֶם: כִּי-אָחִיו מֵת וְהוּא לְבַדּוֹ נִשְׁאָר, וּקְרָאָהוּ אָסוֹן בַּדֶּרֶךְ אֲשֶׁר תֵּלְכוּ-בָהּ, וְהוֹרַדְתֶּם אֶת-שֵׂיבָתִי בְּיָגוֹן, שְׁאוֹלָה. 38
And he said:
‘My son shall not go down with you;
for his brother is dead, and he only is left;
if harm befall him by the way in which ye go, then will ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.

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