Jacob Journeys to Egypt
1 Now Israel took his journey with all he had, and came to the Well of Oath, and offered a sacrifice to the God of his father Isaac.
2 Then God spoke to Israel in a vision of the night, and said, “Jacob, Jacob!” So he said, “Here I am.”†
3 So God said to him, “I am the God of your fathers; do not fear to go down to Egypt, for I will make of you a great nation there.
4 I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also surely bring you up again, and Joseph will put his hand on your eyes.”
5 Then Jacob arose from the Well of Oath, and the sons of Israel carried their father Jacob, their baggage, and their wives in the carts Pharaoh had sent to carry him.
6 So they took their livestock and their goods which they had acquired in the land of Canaan and went to Egypt, Jacob and all his seed with him.
7 His sons and his sons’ sons, his daughters and his sons’ daughters, and all his seed he brought with him to Egypt.
8 Now these were the names of the children of Israel, Jacob and his sons, who went to Egypt: Reuben was Jacob’s firstborn.
9 The sons of Reuben were Enoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.
10 The sons of Simeon were Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul, the son of a Canaanite woman.
11 The sons of Levi were Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
12 The sons of Judah were Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez, and Zerah (but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan). The sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.
13 The sons of Issachar were Tola, Puvah, Job, and Shimron.
14 The sons of Zebulun were Sered, Elon, and Jahleel.
15 These were the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Mesopotamia of Syria, and his daughter Dinah. All the souls, his sons and his daughters, were thirty-three.
16 The sons of Gad were Ziphion, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi, and Areli.
17 The sons of Asher were Jimnah, Ishuah, Isui, Beriah, and Serah, their sister; and the sons of Beriah were Heber and Malchiel.
18 These were the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter; and these she bore to Jacob: sixteen souls.
19 The sons of Rachel, Jacob’s wife, were Joseph and Benjamin.
20 Also, to Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Ase-nath, the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On, bore to him. Sons were also born to Manasseh: Machir, whom his Syrian concubine bore to him; and Machir begot Gilead. Also, the sons of Ephraim, Ma-nasseh’s brother, were Shuthelah and Tahan.
21 The sons of Benjamin were Belah, Becher, Ashbel, and the sons of Belah were Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim; and Gera begot Ard.
22 These were the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob: all the souls were eighteen.
23 The son of Dan was Hushim.
24 The sons of Naphtali were Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer, and Shillem.
25 These were the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, and she bore these to Jacob: seven souls in all.
26 All the souls who went with Jacob to Egypt, who came from his loins, besides Jacob’s sons’ wives, were sixty-six souls in all.
27 The sons of Joseph born to him in the land of Egypt were nine. Thus all the souls of Jacob’s house who went to Egypt were seventy-five.
Joseph Meets Jacob in Goshen
28 Now he sent Judah before him to Joseph, that he might meet him in Goshen in the land of Rameses.
29 So Joseph made ready his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel; and he presented himself to him, and fell on his neck and wept a good while.
30 Then Israel said to Joseph, “Now let me die in peace, since I have seen your face, because you are still alive.”†
31 Joseph then said to his brothers, “I will go up and tell Pharaoh, and say to him, ‘My brothers and those of my father’s house, who were in the land of Canaan, have come to me.
32 But the men are shepherds, for they are pastoral men; and they have brought their flocks, their herds, and all they have.’
33 So it shall be, when Pharaoh calls you and says, ‘What is your occupation?’
34 that you shall say, ‘Your servants are pastoral men from our youth even till now, both we and also our fathers,’ that you may dwell in the land of Goshen in Arabia; for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians.”
1 For the End; for understanding; for the sons of Korah. †
2 As the deer longs for the springs of waters, So my soul longs for You, O God.
3 My soul thirsts for the living God; When shall I come and appear before the face of God?
4 My tears were my bread day and night, When they said to me each day, “Where is your God?”
5 I remembered these things, and poured out my soul within me; For I shall enter the place of the wondrous tabernacle, even the house of God, To celebrate a festival with a voice of great joy and praise.
6 Why are you so sad, O my soul? And why do you trouble me? Hope in God, for I will give thanks to Him; My God is the salvation of my countenance.
7 My soul within me was troubled; Therefore I will remember You From the land of the Jordan and Hermon, From the small mountain.
8 Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; All Your waves and billows went over me.
9 By day the Lord shall command His mercy, And by night His ode will be with me, A prayer to the God of my life.
10 I will say to God, “You are my protector. Why have You forgotten me? Why do I go about with a sad face when my enemies afflict me?”
11 Those who afflict me revile me when they break my bones, When they speak to me each day, saying, “Where is your God?”
12 Why are you so sad, O my soul? And why do you trouble me? Hope in God, for I will give thanks to Him. My God is the salvation of my countenance.
1 A psalm by David. †Judge me, O God, and pass judgment in my cause against an unholy nation; Deliver me from the unjust and deceitful man.
2 For You, O God, are my strength; Why do You cast me off? Why do I go about with a sad face when my enemy afflicts me?
3 Send out Your light and Your truth; They guided me and led me to Your holy mountain And to Your tabernacles.
4 And I will come to the altar of God, To the God who makes glad my youth; I will give thanks to You with the lyre, O God, my God.
5 Why are you so sad, O my soul? And why do you trouble me? Hope in God, for I will give thanks to Him; My God is the salvation of my countenance.
Proverbs of Solomon 8
27 When He prepared heaven, I was present with Him, And when He set apart His throne upon the winds.
28 When He made strong the things above the clouds, And made sure the fountains under heaven,
29 And made strong the foundations of the earth, I was working beside Him;†
30 I was He in whom He rejoiced; Daily and continually I was gladdened by His face.
31 When He completed the world, He rejoiced, And He rejoiced in the sons of men.†
Soldiers Mock Jesus as King
27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole garrison around Him.†
28 And they stripped Him and put a scarlet robe on Him.
29 When they had twisted a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand. And they bowed the knee before Him and mocked Him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!”
30 Then they spat on Him, and took the reed and struck Him on the head.
31 And when they had mocked Him, they took the robe off Him, put His own clothes on Him, and led Him away to be crucified.
32 Now as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. Him they compelled to bear His cross.†
33 And when they had come to a place called Golgotha, that is to say, Place of a Skull,
34 they gave Him sour wine mingled with gall to drink. But when He had tasted it, He would not drink.
35 Then they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet: “They divided My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.”
36 Sitting down, they kept watch over Him there.
37 And they put up over His head the accusation written against Him: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
38 Then two robbers were crucified with Him, one on the right and another on the left.
39 And those who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads
40 and saying, “You who destroy the temple and build it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross.”
41 Likewise the chief priests also, mocking with the scribes and elders, said,
42 “He saved others; Himself He cannot save. If He is the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him.
43 He trusted in God; let Him deliver Him now if He will have Him; for He said, ‘I am the Son of God.’ ”
44 Even the robbers who were crucified with Him reviled Him with the same thing.