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Genesis Chapter Forty Six

1:Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren.
 
2: And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard.
 
3: And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence.
 
4: And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.
 
5: Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.
 
6: For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.
 
7: :And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
 
8: So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.
 
9: Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not:
 
10: And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy children's children, and thy flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou hast:
 
11: And there will I nourish thee; for yet there are five years of famine; lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to poverty.
 
12: And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaketh unto you.
 
13: And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have seen; and ye shall haste and bring down my father hither.
 
14: And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck.
 
15: Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his brethren talked with him.
 
16: And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.
 
17: And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This do ye; lade your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan;
 
18: And take your father and your households, and come unto me: and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land.
 
19: Now thou art commanded, this do ye; take you wagons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and come.
 
20: Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is yours.
 
21: And the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.
 
22: To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of raiment.
 
23: And to his father he sent after this manner; ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt, and ten she asses laden with corn and bread and meat for his father by the way.
 
24: So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way.
 
25: And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their father,
 
26: And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not.
 
27: And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto them: and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived:
 
28: And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go and see him before I die.

Genesis Chapter Forty Seven

1:Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and my brethren, and their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have, are come out of the land of Canaan; and, behold, they are in the land of Goshen.
 
2: And he took some of his brethren, even five men, and presented them unto Pharaoh.
 
3: 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.
 
4: They said moreover unto Pharaoh, For to sojourn in the land are 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.
 
5: And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father and thy brethren are come unto thee:
 
6: 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 men of activity among them, then make them rulers over my cattle.
 
7: :And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
 
8: And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old art thou?
 
9: And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an 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.
 
10: And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.
 
11: 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.
 
12: And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father's household, with bread, according to their families.
 
13: 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.
 
14: 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.
 
15: 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.
 
16: And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if money fail.
 
17: 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.
 
18: When that year was ended, they came unto him the second year, and said unto him, We will not hide it from my lord, how that our money is spent; my lord also hath our herds of cattle; there is not ought left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands:
 
19: Wherefore 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.
 
20: 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.
 
21: And as for the people, he removed them to cities from one end of the borders of Egypt even to the other end thereof.
 
22: Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them: wherefore they sold not their lands.
 
23: 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.
 
24: And it shall come to pass in the increase, that ye shall give the fifth part unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for your food, and for them of your households, and for food for your little ones.
 
25: 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.
 
26: And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth part; except the land of the priests only, which became not Pharaoh's.
 
27: And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.
 
28: And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.
 
29: 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:
 
30: But I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their buryingplace. And he said, I will do as thou hast said.
 
31: And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head.

Matthew Chapter Fifteen 1 - 28

1: Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,
 
2: Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
 
3: But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?
 
4: For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
 
5: But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;
 
6: And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
 
7: :Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
 
8: This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
 
9: But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
 
10: And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:
 
11: Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
 
12: Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?
 
13: But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.
 
14: Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
 
15: Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.
 
16: And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?
 
17: Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?
 
18: But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
 
19: For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
 
20: These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
 
21: Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.
 
22: And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
 
23: But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.
 
24: But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
 
25: Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
 
26: But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.
 
27: And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.
 
28: Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

Psalm Nineteen

1:The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
 
2: Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
 
3: There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
 
4: Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
 
5: Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
 
6: His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
 
7: :The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
 
8: The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
 
9: The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
 
10: More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
 
11: Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
 
12: Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.
 
13: Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
 
14: Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

Proverbs Chapter Four 14 - 19

14: Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.
 
15: Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.
 
16: For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.
 
17: For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.
 
18: But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
 
19: The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

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