Rachel
Genesis 29:18
And Jacob loved Rachel, and said, "I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter."
Genesis 30:24
And she called his name Joseph [that is, Adding], and said, "The LORD shall add to me another son."
Genesis 35:16-18
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And they journeyed from Bethel. And there was but a little way to come to Ephrath; and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labor.
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And it came to pass, when she was in hard labor, that the midwife said unto her, "Fear not. Thou shalt have this son also."
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And it came to pass as her soul was in departing (for she died), that she called his name Benoni [that is, The son of my sorrow], but his father called him Benjamin [that is, The son of the right hand].
Genesis 35:24-18
Genesis 44:27
And thy servant, my father, said unto us, `Ye know that my wife bore me two sons;
Exodus 1:3
Issachar, Zebulun and Benjamin,
Exodus 1:5
And all the souls who came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls, for Joseph was in Egypt already.
1 Chronicles 2:2
Dan, Joseph, and Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
Joseph
Genesis 37:1-36
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And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.
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These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives. And Joseph brought unto his father an evil report about them.
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Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age; and he made him a coat of many colors.
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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.
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And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brethren; and they hated him yet the more.
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And he said unto them, "Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed:
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For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and lo, my sheaf arose and also stood upright; and behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf."
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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.
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And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it to his brethren and said, "Behold, I have dreamed one dream more; and behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me."
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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 ourselves to thee to the earth?"
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And his brethren envied him, but his father observed the saying.
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And his brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shechem.
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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."
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And he said to him, "Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren and well with the flocks, and bring me word again." So he sent him out of the Vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.
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And a certain man found him, and behold, he was wandering in the field; and the man asked him, saying, "What seekest thou?"
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And he said, "I seek my brethren. Tell me, I pray thee, where they feed their flocks."
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And the man said, "They have departed hence, for I heard them say, `Let us go to Dothan.'" And Joseph went after his brethren, and found them in Dothan.
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And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him.
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And they said one to another, "Behold, this dreamer cometh.
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Come now therefore and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, `Some evil beast hath devoured him'; and we shall see what will become of his dreams."
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And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands and said, "Let us not kill him."
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And Reuben said unto them, "Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him" -- that he might rid him out of their hands to deliver him to his father again.
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And it came to pass, when Joseph had come unto his brethren, that they stripped Joseph of his coat, his coat of many colors that was on him;
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and they took him and cast him into a pit. And the pit was empty; there was no water in it.
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And they sat down to eat bread; and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and behold, a company of Ishmaelites came from Gilead with their camels, bearing spices and balm and myrrh, going to carry them down to Egypt.
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And Judah said unto his brethren, "What profit is it if we slay our brother and conceal his blood?
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Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh." And his brethren were content.
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Then there passed by Midianite merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. And they brought Joseph into Egypt.
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And Reuben returned unto the pit, and behold, Joseph was not in the pit; and he rent his clothes.
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And he returned unto his brethren and said, "The child is no more; and I, whither shall I go?"
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And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid from the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood.
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And they sent the coat of many colors, and they brought it to their father and said, "This have we found. Know now whether it be thy son's coat or not?"
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And he knew it, and said, "It is my son's coat. An evil beast hath devoured him. Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces."
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And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.
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And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted, and he said, "For I will go down into the grave unto my son, mourning." Thus his father wept for him.
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And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's and captain of the guard.
Genesis 39:1-23
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And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him from the hands of the Ishmaelites, who had brought him down thither.
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And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.
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And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand.
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And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him. And he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.
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And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house and in the field.
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And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not anything he had, save the bread which he ate. And Joseph was a goodly person, and wellfavored.
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And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, "Lie with me."
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But he refused, and said unto his master's wife, "Behold, my master knoweth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand.
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There is none 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?"
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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.
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And it came to pass about this time that Joseph went into the house to do his business, and there were none of the men of the house there within.
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And she caught him by his garment, saying, "Lie with me." And he left his garment in her hand and fled, and got himself out.
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And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand and had fled forth,
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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.
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And it came to pass when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me and fled, and got himself out."
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And she laid aside his garment by her until his lord came home.
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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.
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And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me and fled out."
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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.
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And Joseph's master took him and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound; and he was there in the prison.
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But the LORD was with Joseph and showed him mercy, and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
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And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners who were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it.
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The keeper of the prison looked not into any thing that was under his hand, because the LORD was with him; and that which he did, the LORD made it to prosper.
Genesis 40:1-45
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And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt.
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And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers--against the chief of the butlers and against the chief of the bakers.
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And he put them under guard in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.
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And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them; and they continued a season under guard.
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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.
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And Joseph came in unto them in the morning and looked upon them, and behold, they were sad.
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And he asked Pharaoh's officers who were with him in the guard of his lord's house, saying, "Why look ye so sadly today?"
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And they said unto him, "We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it." And Joseph said unto them, "Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me them, I pray you."
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And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, "In my dream, behold, a vine was before me.
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And in the vine were three branches; and it was as though it budded and her blossoms shot forth, and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes.
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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."
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And Joseph said unto him, "This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days.
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Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head and restore thee unto thy place; and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler.
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But think on me 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.
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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."
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When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, "I also was in my dream, and behold, I had three white baskets on my head.
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And in the uppermost basket there were all manner of baked meats for Pharaoh, and the birds ate them out of the basket upon my head."
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And Joseph answered and said, "This is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets are three days.
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Yet within 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."
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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 of the chief baker among his servants.
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And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again, and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand;
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but he hanged the chief baker, as Joseph had interpreted to them.
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Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgot him.
Genesis 47:1-31
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Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, "My father and my brethren, and their flocks and their herds and all that they have, have come out of the land of Canaan; and behold, they are in the land of Goshen."
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And he took some of his brethren, even five men, and presented them unto Pharaoh.
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And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, "What is your occupation?" And they said unto Pharaoh, "Thy servants are shepherds, both we and also our fathers."
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They said moreover unto Pharaoh, "To sojourn in the land have 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."
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And Pharaoh spoke unto Joseph, saying, "Thy father and thy brethren have come unto thee.
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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 industrious men among them, then make them rulers over my cattle."
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And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh; and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
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And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, "How old art thou?"
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And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, "The days of the years of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty years. Few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage."
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And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.
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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.
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And Joseph nourished his father and his brethren and all his father's household with bread, according to their families.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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And Joseph said, "Give your cattle; and I will give to you for your cattle, if money fail."
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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.
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When that year was ended, they came unto him the second year, and said unto him, "We will not hide it from my lord that our money is spent; my lord also hath our herds of cattle. There is not anything left in the sight of my lord but our bodies and our lands.
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Why 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."
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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.
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And as for the people, he removed them to cities, from one end of the borders of Egypt even to the other end thereof.
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Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion assigned them by Pharaoh, and ate their portion which Pharaoh gave them. Therefore they sold not their lands.
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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.
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And it shall come to pass in the harvest, that ye shall give a fifth part unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own for seed of the field and for your food, and for those of your households and for food for your little ones."
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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."
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And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh should have a fifth part, except the land of the priests only, which became not Pharaoh's.
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And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew and multiplied exceedingly.
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And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years; so the whole age of Jacob was a hundred forty and seven years.
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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.
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But I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out of Egypt and bury me in their burying place." And he said, "I will do as thou hast said."
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And he said, "Swear unto me." And he swore unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head.
Genesis 49:22-27
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"Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well, whose branches run over the wall.
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The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him.
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But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob, from thence is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel,
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even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee, and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts and of the womb.
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The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills; they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.
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"Benjamin shall raven as a wolf; in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil."
Genesis 50:1-14
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And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.
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And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father; and the physicians embalmed Israel.
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And forty days were fulfilled for him (for so are fulfilled the days of those who are embalmed), and the Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten days.
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And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spoke unto the house of Pharaoh, saying, "If now I have found grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,
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`My father made me swear, saying, "Lo, I die; in my grave which I have dug for myself in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me." Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come again.'"
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And Pharaoh said, "Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made thee swear."
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And Joseph went up to bury his father; and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house and all the elders of the land of Egypt,
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and all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father's house. Only their little ones, and their flocks and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen.
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And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen; and it was a very great company.
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And they came to the threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation; and he made a mourning for his father seven days.
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And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning at the floor of Atad, they said, "This is a grievous mourning of the Egyptians." Therefore the name of it was called Abelmizraim [that is, The mourning of the Egyptians], which is beyond the Jordan.
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And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them.
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For his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field for a possession as a burying place from Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.
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And Joseph returned into Egypt, he and his brethren and all who went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.
Numbers 1:36
Of the children of Benjamin, by their generations, according to their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go forth to war:
Numbers 1:37
those who were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Benjamin, were thirty and five thousand and four hundred.
Numbers 26:38-41
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The sons of Benjamin according to their families: of Bela, the family of the Belaites; of Ashbel, the family of the Ashbelites; of Ahiram, the family of the Ahiramites;
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of Shupham, the family of the Shuphamites; of Hupham, the family of the Huphamites.
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And the sons of Bela were Ard and Naaman; of Ard, the family of the Ardites; and of Naaman, the family of the Naamites.
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These are the sons of Benjamin according to their families, and those who were numbered of them were forty and five thousand and six hundred.
Deuteronomy 33:12-17
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And of Benjamin he said: "The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by Him; and the LORD shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between His shoulders."
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And of Joseph he said: "Blessed of the LORD be his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath,
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and for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and for the precious things put forth by the moon,
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and for the chief things of the ancient mountains, and for the precious things of the lasting hills,
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and for the precious things of the earth and fullness thereof, and for the good will of Him that dwelt in the bush. Let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph, and upon the top of the head of him that was separated from his brethren.
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His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns. With them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth; and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh."