1God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets,2has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;3who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,4having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.5For to which of the angels did He ever say: "You are My Son, Today I have begotten You"? And again: "I will be to Him a Father, And He shall be to Me a Son"? 6But when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says: "Let all the angels of God worship Him." 7And of the angels He says: "Who makes His angels spirits And His ministers a flame of fire." 8But to the Son He says: "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your Kingdom.9You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of gladness more than Your companions." 10And: "You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands.11They will perish, but You remain; And they will all grow old like a garment;12Like a cloak You will fold them up, And they will be changed. But You are the same, And Your years will not fail." 13But to which of the angels has He ever said: "Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool"? 14Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?
1Then Joseph could not restrain himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried out, "Make everyone go out from me!" So no one stood with him while Joseph made himself known to his brothers.2And he wept aloud, and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard it.3Then Joseph said to his brothers, "I am Joseph; does my father still live?" But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed in his presence.4And Joseph said to his brothers, "Please come near to me." So they came near. Then he said: "I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt.5But now, do not therefore be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life.6For these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting.7And God sent me before you to preserve a posterity for you in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.8So now it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.9Hurry and go up to my father, and say to him, 'Thus says your son Joseph: "God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me, do not tarry.10You shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near to me, you and your children, your children's children, your flocks and your herds, and all that you have.11There I will provide for you, lest you and your household, and all that you have, come to poverty; for there are still five years of famine." '12And behold, your eyes and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see that it is my mouth that speaks to you.13So you shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that you have seen; and you shall hurry and bring my father down here."14Then he fell on his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck.15Moreover he kissed all his brothers and wept over them, and after that his brothers talked with him.16Now the report of it was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, "Joseph's brothers have come." So it pleased Pharaoh and his servants well.17And Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Say to your brothers, 'Do this: Load your animals and depart; go to the land of Canaan.18Bring your father and your households and come to me; I will give you the best of the land of Egypt, and you will eat the fat of the land.19Now you are commanded--do this: Take carts out of the land of Egypt for your little ones and your wives; bring your father and come.20Also do not be concerned about your goods, for the best of all the land of Egypt is yours.' "21Then the sons of Israel did so; and Joseph gave them carts, according to the command of Pharaoh, and he gave them provisions for the journey.22He gave to all of them, to each man, changes of garments; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of garments.23And he sent to his father these things: ten donkeys loaded with the good things of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain, bread, and food for his father for the journey.24So he sent his brothers away, and they departed; and he said to them, "See that you do not become troubled along the way."25Then they went up out of Egypt, and came to the land of Canaan to Jacob their father.26And they told him, saying, "Joseph is still alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt." And Jacob's heart stood still, because he did not believe them.27But when they told him all the words which Joseph had said to them, and when he saw the carts which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived.28Then Israel said, "It is enough. Joseph my son is still alive. I will go and see him before I die."
1So Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.2Then God spoke to Israel in the visions of the night, and said, "Jacob, Jacob!" And he said, "Here I am."3So He said, "I am God, the God of your father; do not fear to go down to Egypt, for I will make of you a great nation there.4I 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."5Then Jacob arose from Beersheba; and the sons of Israel carried their father Jacob, their little ones, and their wives, in the carts which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.6So they took their livestock and their goods, which they had acquired in the land of Canaan, and went to Egypt, Jacob and all his descendants with him.7His sons and his sons' sons, his daughters and his sons' daughters, and all his descendants he brought with him to Egypt.8Now these were the names of the children of Israel, Jacob and his sons, who went to Egypt: Reuben was Jacob's firstborn.9The sons of Reuben were Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.10The sons of Simeon were Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul, the son of a Canaanite woman.11The sons of Levi were Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.12The 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.13The sons of Issachar were Tola, Puvah, Job, and Shimron.14The sons of Zebulun were Sered, Elon, and Jahleel.15These were the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Padan Aram, with his daughter Dinah. All the persons, his sons and his daughters, were thirty-three.16The sons of Gad were Ziphion, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi, and Areli.17The sons of Asher were Jimnah, Ishuah, Isui, Beriah, and Serah, their sister. And the sons of Beriah were Heber and Malchiel.18These were the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter; and these she bore to Jacob: sixteen persons.19The sons of Rachel, Jacob's wife, were Joseph and Benjamin.20And to Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath, the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On, bore to him.21The sons of Benjamin were Belah, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim, and Ard.22These were the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob: fourteen persons in all.23The son of Dan was Hushim. 24The sons of Naphtali were Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer, and Shillem. 25These were the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, and she bore these to Jacob: seven persons in all.26All the persons who went with Jacob to Egypt, who came from his body, besides Jacob's sons' wives, were sixty-six persons in all.27And the sons of Joseph who were born to him in Egypt were two persons. All the persons of the house of Jacob who went to Egypt were seventy.
1To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David the servant of the Lord. An oracle within my heart concerning the transgression of the wicked: There is no fear of God before his eyes.2For he flatters himself in his own eyes, When he finds out his iniquity and when he hates.3The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit; He has ceased to be wise and to do good.4He devises wickedness on his bed; He sets himself in a way that is not good; He does not abhor evil.5Your mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.6Your righteousness is like the great mountains; Your judgments are a great deep; O Lord, You preserve man and beast.7How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.8They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures.9For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light.10Oh, continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You, And Your righteousness to the upright in heart.11Let not the foot of pride come against me, And let not the hand of the wicked drive me away.12There the workers of iniquity have fallen; They have been cast down and are not able to rise.