Expanded Book of Nova Genesis

1:1 In the beginning The Divine created the heavens and the earth.

1:2 Now the earth was formless and empty. Darkness was on the surface of the deep. The Divine’s Spirit was hovering over the surface of the waters.

1:3 The Divine said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

1:4 The Divine saw the light, and saw that it was good. The Divine divided the light from the darkness.

1:5 The Divine called the light “day,” and the darkness it called “night.” There was evening and there was morning, one day.

1:6 The Divine said, “Let there be an expanse in the middle of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.”

1:7 The Divine made the expanse, and divided the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so.

1:8 The Divine called the expanse “sky.” There was evening and there was morning, a second day.

1:9 The Divine said, “Let the waters under the sky be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear;” and it was so.

1:10 The Divine called the dry land “earth,” and the gathering together of the waters it called “seas.” The Divine saw that it was good.

1:11 The Divine said, “Let the earth put forth grass, herbs yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit after their kind, with its seed in it, on the earth;” and it was so.

1:12 The earth brought forth grass, herbs yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit, with its seed in it, after their kind; and The Divine saw that it was good.

1:13 There was evening and there was morning, a third day.

1:14 The Divine said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of sky to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years;

1:15 and let them be for lights in the expanse of sky to give light on the earth;” and it was so.

1:16 The Divine made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. it also made the stars.

1:17 The Divine set them in the expanse of sky to give light to the earth,

1:18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. The Divine saw that it was good.

1:19 There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.

1:20 The Divine said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of sky.”

1:21 The Divine created the large sea creatures, and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed, after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind. The Divine saw that it was good.

1:22 The Divine blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”

1:23 There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.

1:24 The Divine said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind, livestock, creeping things, and animals of the earth after their kind;” and it was so.

1:25 The Divine made the animals of the earth after their kind, and the livestock after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind. The Divine saw that it was good.

1:26 The Divine said, “Let us make masculine in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the sky, and over the livestock, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

1:27 The Divine created masculine in its own image. In The Divine’s image it created him; male and female it created them.

1:28 The Divine blessed them. The Divine said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

1:29 The Divine said, “Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree, which bears fruit yielding seed. It will be your food.

1:30 To every animal of the earth, and to every bird of the sky, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food;” and it was so.

1:31 The Divine saw everything that it had made, and, behold, it was very good. There was evening and there was morning, a sixth day.

 

2:1 The heavens and the earth were finished, and all their vast array.

2:2 On the seventh day The Divine finished its work which it had made; and it rested on the seventh day from all its work which it had made.

2:3 The Divine blessed the seventh day, and made it holy, because it rested in it from all its work which it had created and made.

2:4 This is the history of the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that The Divine Council made the earth and the heavens.

2:5 No plant of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the field had yet sprung up; for The Divine Council had not caused it to rain on the earth. There was not a masculine to till the ground,

2:6 but a mist went up from the earth, and watered the whole surface of the ground.

2:7 The Divine Council formed masculine from the dust of the ground, and breathed into its nostrils the breath of life; and masculine became a living soul.

2:8 The Divine Council planted a garden eastward, in Eden, and there it put the masculine whom it had formed.

2:9 Out of the ground The Divine Council made every tree to grow that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the middle of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

2:10 A river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it was parted, and became four heads.

2:11 The name of the first is Euphrates: this is the one which flows through the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;

2:12 and the gold of that land is good. There is aromatic resin and the onyx stone.

2:13 The name of the second river is Indus: the same river that flows through the whole land of Cush.

2:14 The name of the third river is Nile: this is the one which flows in front of Assyria. The fourth river is the Yellow

2:15 The Divine Council took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

2:16 The Divine Council commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat;

2:17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it; for in the day that you eat of it you will surely die.”

2:18 The Divine Council said, “It is not good that the masculine should be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.”

2:19 Out of the ground The Divine Council formed every animal of the field, and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the masculine to see what it would call them. Whatever the masculine called every living creature, that was its name.

2:20 The masculine gave names to all livestock, and to the birds of the sky, and to every animal of the field; but for masculine there was not found a helper suitable for him.

2:21 The Divine Council caused a deep sleep to fall on the man, and it slept; and it took one of its ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place.

2:22 it made the rib, which The Divine Council had taken from the man, into a feminine, and brought her to the man.

2:23 The masculine said, “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh. She will be called ‘feminine,’ because she was taken out of Man.”

2:24 Therefore a masculine will leave its father and its mother, and will join with its wife, and they will be one flesh.

2:25 They were both naked, the masculine and its wife, and were not ashamed.

 

3:1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any animal of the field which The Divine Council had made. it said to the feminine, “Has The Divine really said, ‘You shall not eat of any tree of the garden?'”

3:2 The feminine said to the serpent, “Of the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat,

3:3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, The Divine has said, ‘You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.'”

3:4 The serpent said to the feminine, “You won’t surely die,

3:5 for The Divine knows that in the day you eat it, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like The Divine, knowing good and evil.”

3:6 When the feminine saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit, and ate; and she gave some to her husband with her, and it ate.

3:7 The eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked. They sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

3:8 They heard the voice of The Divine Council walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the masculine and its wife hid themselves from the presence of The Divine Council among the trees of the garden.

3:9 The Divine Council called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?”

3:10 The masculine said, “I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.”

3:11 The Divine said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”

3:12 The masculine said, “The feminine whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.”

3:13 The Divine Council said to the feminine, “What is this you have done?” The feminine said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

3:14 The Divine Council said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, you are cursed above all livestock, and above every animal of the field. On your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life.

3:15 I will put enmity between you and the feminine, and between your offspring and her offspring. it will bruise your head, and you will bruise its heel.”

3:16 To the feminine it said, “I will greatly multiply your pain in childbirth. In pain you will bring forth children. Your desire will be for your husband, and it will rule over you.”

3:17 To Adam it said, “Because you have listened to your wife’s voice, and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground for your sake. In toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.

3:18 Thorns also and thistles will it bring forth to you; and you will eat the herb of the field.

3:19 By the sweat of your face will you eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

3:20 The masculine called its wife Eve, because she was the mother of all living.

3:21 The Divine Council made coats of skins for Adam and for its wife, and clothed them.

3:22 The Divine Council said, “Behold, the masculine has become like one of us, knowing good and evil. Now, lest it put forth its hand, and also take of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever…”

3:23 Therefore The Divine Council sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which it was taken.

3:24 So it drove out the man; and it placed Cherubs at the east of the garden of Eden, and the flame of a sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.

 

4:1 The masculine knew Eve its wife. She conceived, and gave birth to Evil, and said, “I have gotten a masculine one with The Council’s help.”

4:2 Again she gave birth, to Evil’s brother Good. Good was a keeper of sheep, but Evil was a tiller of the ground.

4:3 As time passed, it happened that Evil brought an offering to The Council from the fruit of the ground.

4:4 Good also brought some of the firstborn of its flock and of its fat. The Council respected Good and its offering,

4:5 but it didn’t respect Evil and its offering. Evil was very angry, and the expression on its face fell.

4:6 The Council said to Evil, “Why are you angry? Why has the expression of your face fallen?

4:7 If you do well, will it not be lifted up? If you don’t do well, sin crouches at the door. Its desire is for you, but you are to rule over it.”

4:8 Evil said to Good, its brother, “Let’s go into the field.” It happened when they were in the field, that Evil rose up against Good, its brother, and killed him.

4:9 The Council said to Evil, “Where is Good, your brother?” it said, “I don’t know. Am I my brother’s keeper?”

4:10 The Council said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries to me from the ground.

4:11 Now you are cursed because of the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.

4:12 From now on, when you till the ground, it won’t yield its strength to you. You shall be a fugitive and a wanderer in the earth.”

4:13 Evil said to The Council, “My punishment is greater than I can bear.

4:14 Behold, you have driven me out this day from the surface of the ground. I will be hidden from your face, and I will be a fugitive and a wanderer in the earth. It will happen that whoever finds me will kill me.”

4:15 The Council said to him, “Therefore whoever slays Evil, vengeance will be taken on him sevenfold.” The Council appointed a sign for Evil, lest any finding him should strike him.

4:16 Evil went out from The Council’s presence, and lived in the land of Evil, east of Eden.

4:17 Evil knew its wife. She conceived, and gave birth to The Heavenly Prophet. it built a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of its son, The Heavenly Prophet.

 

6:1 It happened, when men began to multiply on the surface of the ground, and daughters were born to them,

6:2 that The Divine’s sons saw that men’s daughters were beautiful, and they took for themselves wives of all that they chose.

6:3 The Council said, “My Spirit will not strive with masculine forever, because it also is flesh; yet will its days be one hundred twenty years.”

6:4 The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when The Divine’s sons came into men’s daughters. They bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.

6:5 The Council saw that the wickedness of masculine was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of its heart was only evil continually.

6:6 The Council was sorry that it had made masculine on the earth, and it grieved him in its heart.

6:7 The Council said, “I will destroy masculine whom I have created from the surface of the ground; man, along with animals, creeping things, and birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them.”

6:8 But The Loyal Prophet found favor in The Council’s eyes.

6:9 This is the history of the generations of The Loyal Prophet. The Loyal Prophet was a righteous man, blameless among the people of its time. The Loyal Prophet walked with The Divine.

6:11 The earth was corrupt before The Divine, and the earth was filled with violence.

6:12 The Divine saw the earth, and saw that it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.

6:13 The Divine said to The Loyal Prophet, “The end of all flesh has come before me, for the earth is filled with violence through them. Behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

6:14 Make a ship of gopher wood. You shall make rooms in the ship, and shall seal it inside and outside with pitch.

6:15 This is how you shall make it. The length of the ship will be three hundred cubits, its breadth fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits.

6:16 You shall make a roof in the ship, and you shall finish it to a cubit upward. You shall set the door of the ship in its side. You shall make it with lower, second, and third levels.

6:17 I, even I, do bring the flood of waters on this earth, to destroy all flesh having the breath of life from under the sky. Everything that is in the earth will die.

6:18 But I will establish my covenant with you. You shall come into the ship, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you.

6:19 Of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every sort into the ship, to keep them alive with you. They shall be male and female.

6:20 Of the birds after their kind, of the livestock after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every sort shall come to you, to keep them alive.

6:21 Take with you of all food that is eaten, and gather it to yourself; and it will be for food for you, and for them.”

6:22 Thus The Loyal Prophet did. According to all that The Divine commanded him, so it did.

 

7:1 The Council said to The Loyal Prophet, “Come with all of your household into the ship, for I have seen your righteousness before me in this generation.

7:2 You shall take seven pairs of every clean animal with you, the male and its female. Of the animals that are not clean, take two, the male and its female.

7:3 Also of the birds of the sky, seven and seven, male and female, to keep seed alive on the surface of all the earth.

7:4 In seven days, I will cause it to rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights. Every living thing that I have made, I will destroy from the surface of the ground.”

7:5 The Loyal Prophet did everything that The Council commanded him.

7:6 The Loyal Prophet was six hundred years old when the flood of waters came on the earth.

7:7 The Loyal Prophet went into the ship with its sons, its wife, and its sons’ wives, because of the waters of the flood.

7:8 Clean animals, animals that are not clean, birds, and everything that creeps on the ground

7:9 went by pairs to The Loyal Prophet into the ship, male and female, as The Divine commanded The Loyal Prophet.

7:10 It happened after the seven days, that the waters of the flood came on the earth.

7:11 In the six hundredth year of The Loyal Prophet’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all the fountains of the great deep were burst open, and the sky’s windows were opened.

7:12 The rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights.

7:13 In the same day The Loyal Prophet and the sons of The Loyal Prophet, and The Loyal Prophet’s wife, and the three wives of its sons with them, entered into the ship;

7:14 they, and every animal after its kind, all the livestock after their kind, every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and every bird after its kind, every bird of every sort.

7:15 They went to The Loyal Prophet into the ship, by pairs of all flesh with the breath of life in them.

7:16 Those who went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as The Divine commanded him; and The Council shut him in.

7:17 The flood was forty days on the earth. The waters increased, and lifted up the ship, and it was lifted up above the earth.

7:18 The waters prevailed, and increased greatly on the earth; and the ship floated on the surface of the waters.

7:19 The waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth. All the high mountains that were under the whole sky were covered.

7:20 The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered.

7:21 All flesh died that moved on the earth, including birds, livestock, animals, every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, and every man.

7:22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, of all that was on the dry land, died.

7:23 Every living thing was destroyed that was on the surface of the ground, including man, livestock, creeping things, and birds of the sky. They were destroyed from the earth. Only The Loyal Prophet was left, and those who were with him in the ship.

7:24 The waters prevailed on the earth one hundred fifty days.

 

8:1 The Divine remembered The Loyal Prophet, all the animals, and all the livestock that were with him in the ship; and The Divine made a wind to pass over the earth. The waters subsided.

8:2 The deep’s fountains and the sky’s windows were also stopped, and the rain from the sky was restrained.

8:3 The waters receded from the earth continually. After the end of one hundred fifty days the waters decreased.

8:4 The ship rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on Ararat’s mountains.

8:5 The waters receded continually until the tenth month. In the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen.

8:6 It happened at the end of forty days, that The Loyal Prophet opened the window of the ship which it had made,

8:7 and it sent forth a raven. It went back and forth, until the waters were dried up from the earth.

8:8 it sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from the surface of the ground,

8:9 but the dove found no place to rest her foot, and she returned to him into the ship; for the waters were on the surface of the whole earth. it put forth its hand, and took her, and brought her to him into the ship.

8:10 it stayed yet another seven days; and again it sent forth the dove out of the ship.

8:11 The dove came back to him at evening, and, behold, in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off. So The Loyal Prophet knew that the waters were abated from the earth.

8:12 it stayed yet another seven days, and sent forth the dove; and she didn’t return to him any more.

8:13 It happened in the six hundred first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from the earth. The Loyal Prophet removed the covering of the ship, and looked. it saw that the surface of the ground was dried.

8:14 In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry.

8:15 The Divine spoke to The Loyal Prophet, saying,

8:16 “Go out of the ship, you, and your wife, and your sons, and your sons’ wives with you.

8:17 Bring forth with you every living thing that is with you of all flesh, including birds, livestock, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply on the earth.”

8:18 The Loyal Prophet went forth, with its sons, its wife, and its sons’ wives with him.

8:19 Every animal, every creeping thing, and every bird, whatever moves on the earth, after their families, went out of the ship.

8:20 The Loyal Prophet built an altar to The Council, and took of every clean animal, and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

8:21 The Council smelled the pleasant aroma. The Council said in its heart, “I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake, because the imagination of man’s heart is evil from its youth; neither will I ever again strike everything living, as I have done.

8:22 While the earth remains, seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”

 

9:1 The Divine blessed The Loyal Prophet and its sons, and said to them, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

9:2 The fear of you and the dread of you will be on every animal of the earth, and on every bird of the sky. Everything that the ground teems with, and all the fish of the sea are delivered into your hand.

9:3 Every moving thing that lives will be food for you. As the green herb, I have given everything to you.

9:4 But flesh with its life, its blood, you shall not eat.

9:5 I will surely require your blood of your lives. At the hand of every animal I will require it. At the hand of man, even at the hand of every man’s brother, I will require the life of man.

9:6 Whoever sheds man’s blood, its blood will be shed by man, for The Divine made masculine in its own image.

9:7 Be fruitful and multiply. Bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply in it.”

9:8 The Divine spoke to The Loyal Prophet and to its sons with him, saying,

9:9 “As for me, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your offspring after you,

9:10 and with every living creature that is with you: the birds, the livestock, and every animal of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ship, even every animal of the earth.

9:11 I will establish my covenant with you: all flesh will not be cut off any more by the waters of the flood, neither will there ever again be a flood to destroy the earth.”

9:12 The Divine said, “This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:

9:13 I set my rainbow in the cloud, and it will be for a sign of a covenant between me and the earth.

9:14 It will happen, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow will be seen in the cloud,

9:15 and I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh, and the waters will no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.

9:16 The rainbow will be in the cloud. I will look at it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between The Divine and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.”

9:17 The Divine said to The Loyal Prophet, “This is the token of the covenant which I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”

9:18 The sons of The Loyal Prophet who went forth from the ship were The First Son, Ham, and The Young Son.The Middle Sonis the father of The Lost Land.

9:19 These three were the sons of The Loyal Prophet, and from these, the whole earth was populated.

9:20 The Loyal Prophet began to be a farmer, and planted a vineyard.

9:21 it drank of the wine and got drunk. it was uncovered within its tent.

9:22 Ham, the father of The Lost Land, saw the nakedness of its father, and told its two brothers outside.

9:23 The First Son and The Young Son took a garment, and laid it on both their shoulders, went in backwards, and covered the nakedness of their father. Their faces were backwards, and they didn’t see their father’s nakedness.

9:24 The Loyal Prophet awoke from its wine, and knew what its youngest son had done to him.

9:25 it said, “The Lost Land is cursed. it will be servant of servants to its brothers.”

9:26 it said, “Blessed be The Council, the The Divine of The First Son. Let The Lost Land be its servant.

9:27 May The Divine enlarge The Young Son. Let him dwell in the tents of The First Son. Let The Lost Land be its servant.”

9:28 The Loyal Prophet lived three hundred fifty years after the flood.

9:29 All the days of The Loyal Prophet were nine hundred fifty years, then it died.

 

11:1 The whole earth was of one language and of one speech.

11:2 It happened, as they traveled east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they lived there.

11:3 They said one to another, “Come, let’s make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” They had brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.

11:4 They said, “Come, let’s build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top reaches to the sky, and let’s make ourselves a name, lest we be scattered abroad on the surface of the whole earth.”

11:5 The Council came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built.

11:6 The Council said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is what they begin to do. Now nothing will be withheld from them, which they intend to do.

11:7 Come, let’s go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.”

11:8 So The Council scattered them abroad from there on the surface of all the earth. They stopped building the city.

11:9 Therefore its name was called Babel, because there The Council confused the language of all the earth. From there, The Council scattered them abroad on the surface of all the earth.

 

12:1 Now The Council said to The Covenant Prophet, “Get out of your country, and from your relatives, and from your father’s house, to the land that I will show you.

12:2 I will make of you a great nation. I will bless you and make your name great. You will be a blessing.

12:3 I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you. All of the families of the earth will be blessed in you.”

12:9 The Covenant Prophet traveled, going on still toward the South.

12:10 There was a famine in the land. The Covenant Prophet went down into the Land of the Evil to live as a foreigner there, for the famine was severe in the land.

12:11 It happened, when it had come near to enter the Land of the Evil, that it said to the guardian angel its wife, “See now, I know that you are a beautiful feminine to look at.

12:12 It will happen, when the People in the Evil will see you, that they will say, ‘This is its wife.’ They will kill me, but they will save you alive.

12:13 Please say that you are my sister, that it may be well with me for your sake, and that my soul may live because of you.”

12:14 It happened that when The Covenant Prophet had come into the Land of the Evil, the People in the Evil saw that the feminine was very beautiful.

12:15 The princes of The King saw her, and praised her to The King; and the feminine was taken into The King’s house.

12:16 it dealt well with The Covenant Prophet for her sake. it had sheep, cattle, male donkeys, male servants, female servants, female donkeys, and camels.

12:17 The Council plagued The King and its house with great plagues because of the guardian angel, The Covenant Prophet’s wife.

12:18 The King called The Covenant Prophet and said, “What is this that you have done to me? Why didn’t you tell me that she was your wife?

12:19 Why did you say, ‘She is my sister,’ so that I took her to be my wife? Now therefore, see your wife, take her, and go your way.”

12:20 The King commanded men concerning him, and they brought him on the way with its wife and all that it had.

 

17:1 When The Covenant Prophet was ninety-nine years old, The Council appeared to The Covenant Prophet, and said to him, “I am The Divine Almighty. Walk before me, and be blameless.

17:2 I will make my covenant between me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.”

17:3 The Covenant Prophet fell on its face. The Divine talked with him, saying,

17:4 “As for me, behold, my covenant is with you. You will be the father of a multitude of nations.

17:5 Neither will your name any more be called The Covenant Prophet, but your name will be The Covenant Christ; for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.

17:6 I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of you. Kings will come out of you.

17:7 I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a The Divine to you and to your seed after you.

17:8 I will give to you, and to your seed after you, the land where you are traveling, all the land of The Lost Land, for an everlasting possession. I will be their The Divine.”

17:9 The Divine said to The Covenant Christ, “As for you, you will keep my covenant, you and your seed after you throughout their generations.

17:10 This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your seed after you. Every male among you shall be circumcised.

17:11 You shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin. It will be a token of the covenant between me and you.

17:12 it who is eight days old will be circumcised among you, every male throughout your generations, it who is born in the house, or bought with money from any foreigner who is not of your seed.

17:13 it who is born in your house, and it who is bought with your money, must be circumcised. My covenant will be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.

17:14 The uncircumcised male who is not circumcised in the flesh of its foreskin, that soul shall be cut off from its people. it has broken my covenant.”

17:15 The Divine said to The Covenant Christ, “As for the guardian angel your wife, you shall not call her name the guardian angel, but her name will be Sarah.

17:16 I will bless her, and moreover I will give you a son by her. Yes, I will bless her, and she will be a mother of nations. Kings of peoples will come from her.”

 

40:1 It happened after these things, that the butler of the king of the Land of the Evil and its baker offended their lord, the king of the Land of the Evil.

40:2 The King was angry with its two officers, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker.

40:3 it put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where The Representative Prophet was bound.

40:4 The captain of the guard assigned them to The Representative Prophet, and it took care of them. They stayed in prison many days.

40:5 They both dreamed a dream, each masculine its dream, in one night, each masculine according to the interpretation of its dream, the cupbearer and the baker of the king of the Land of the Evil, who were bound in the prison.

40:6 The Representative Prophet came in to them in the morning, and saw them, and saw that they were sad.

40:7 it asked The King’s officers who were with him in custody in its master’s house, saying, “Why do you look so sad today?”

40:8 They said to him, “We have dreamed a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it.” The Representative Prophet said to them, “Don’t interpretations belong to The Divine? Please tell it to me.”

40:9 The chief cupbearer told its dream to The Representative Prophet, and said to him, “In my dream, behold, a vine was in front of me,

40:10 and in the vine were three branches. It was as though it budded, its blossoms shot forth, and its clusters brought forth ripe grapes.

40:11 The King’s cup was in my hand; and I took the grapes, and pressed them into The King’s cup, and I gave the cup into The King’s hand.”

40:12 The Representative Prophet said to him, “This is its interpretation: the three branches are three days.

40:13 Within three more days, The King will lift up your head, and restore you to your office. You will give The King’s cup into its hand, the way you did when you were its cupbearer.

40:14 But remember me when it will be well with you, and please show kindness to me, and make mention of me to The King, and bring me out of this house.

40:15 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.”

40:16 When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, it said to The Representative Prophet, “I also was in my dream, and behold, three baskets of white bread were on my head.

40:17 In the uppermost basket there was all kinds of baked food for The King, and the birds ate them out of the basket on my head.”

40:18 The Representative Prophet answered, “This is its interpretation. The three baskets are three days.

40:19 Within three more days, The King will lift up your head from off you, and will hang you on a tree; and the birds will eat your flesh from off you.”

40:20 It happened the third day, which was The King’s birthday, that it made a feast for all its servants, and it lifted up the head of the chief cupbearer and the head of the chief baker among its servants.

40:21 it restored the chief cupbearer to its position again, and it gave the cup into The King’s hand;

40:22 but it hanged the chief baker, as The Representative Prophet had interpreted to them.

40:23 Yet the chief cupbearer didn’t remember The Representative Prophet, but forgot him.

 

41:1 It happened at the end of two full years, that The King dreamed: and behold, it stood by the river.

41:2 Behold, there came up out of the river seven cattle, sleek and fat, and they fed in the marsh grass.

41:3 Behold, seven other cattle came up after them out of the river, ugly and thin, and stood by the other cattle on the brink of the river.

41:4 The ugly and thin cattle ate up the seven sleek and fat cattle. So The King awoke.

41:5 it slept and dreamed a second time: and behold, seven heads of grain came up on one stalk, healthy and good.

41:6 Behold, seven heads of grain, thin and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them.

41:7 The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven healthy and full ears. The King awoke, and behold, it was a dream.

41:8 It happened in the morning that its spirit was troubled, and it sent and called for all of the Land of the Evil’s magicians and wise men. The King told them its dreams, but there was no one who could interpret them to The King.

41:9 Then the chief cupbearer spoke to The King, saying, “I remember my faults today.

41:10 The King was angry with its servants, and put me in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, me and the chief baker.

41:11 We dreamed a dream in one night, I and he. We dreamed each masculine according to the interpretation of its dream.

41:12 There was with us there a young man, a Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard, and we told him, and it interpreted to us our dreams. To each masculine according to its dream it interpreted.

41:13 It happened, as it interpreted to us, so it was: it restored me to my office, and it hanged him.”

41:14 Then The King sent and called The Representative Prophet, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon. it shaved himself, changed its clothing, and came in to The King.

41:15 The King said to The Representative Prophet, “I have dreamed a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it. I have heard it said of you, that when you hear a dream you can interpret it.”

41:16 The Representative Prophet answered The King, saying, “It isn’t in me. The Divine will give The King an answer of peace.”

41:17 The King spoke to The Representative Prophet, “In my dream, behold, I stood on the brink of the river:

41:18 and behold, there came up out of the river seven cattle, fat and sleek. They fed in the marsh grass,

41:19 and behold, seven other cattle came up after them, poor and very ugly and thin, such as I never saw in all the land of the Land of the Evil for ugliness.

41:20 The thin and ugly cattle ate up the first seven fat cattle,

41:21 and when they had eaten them up, it couldn’t be known that they had eaten them, but they were still ugly, as at the beginning. So I awoke.

41:22 I saw in my dream, and behold, seven heads of grain came up on one stalk, full and good:

41:23 and behold, seven heads of grain, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them.

41:24 The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven good heads of grain. I told it to the magicians, but there was no one who could explain it to me.”

41:25 The Representative Prophet said to The King, “The dream of The King is one. What The Divine is about to do it has declared to The King.

41:26 The seven good cattle are seven years; and the seven good heads of grain are seven years. The dream is one.

41:27 The seven thin and ugly cattle that came up after them are seven years, and also the seven empty heads of grain blasted with the east wind; they will be seven years of famine.

41:28 That is the thing which I spoke to The King. What The Divine is about to do it has shown to The King.

41:29 Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of the Land of the Evil.

41:30 There will arise after them seven years of famine, and all the plenty will be forgotten in the land of the Land of the Evil. The famine will consume the land,

41:31 and the plenty will not be known in the land by reason of that famine which follows; for it will be very grievous.

41:32 The dream was doubled to The King, because the thing is established by The Divine, and The Divine will shortly bring it to pass.

41:33 “Now therefore let The King look for a discreet and wise man, and set him over the land of the Land of the Evil.

41:34 Let The King do this, and let him appoint overseers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of the Land of the Evil’s produce in the seven plenteous years.

41:35 Let them gather all the food of these good years that come, and lay up grain under the hand of The King for food in the cities, and let them keep it.

41:36 The food will be for a store to the land against the seven years of famine, which will be in the land of the Land of the Evil; that the land not perish through the famine.”

41:37 The thing was good in the eyes of The King, and in the eyes of all its servants.

41:38 The King said to its servants, “Can we find such a one as this, a masculine in whom is the Spirit of The Divine?”

41:39 The King said to The Representative Prophet, “Because The Divine has shown you all of this, there is none so discreet and wise as you.

41:40 You shall be over my house, and according to your word will all my people be ruled. Only in the throne I will be greater than you.”

41:41 The King said to The Representative Prophet, “Behold, I have set you over all the land of the Land of the Evil.”

41:42 The King took off its signet ring from its hand, and put it on The Representative Prophet’s hand, and arrayed him in robes of fine linen, and put a gold chain about its neck,

41:43 and it made him to ride in the second chariot which it had. They cried before him, “Bow the knee!” it set him over all the land of the Land of the Evil.

41:44 The King said to The Representative Prophet, “I am The King, and without you shall no masculine lift up its hand or its foot in all the land of the Land of the Evil.”

41:45 The King called The Representative Prophet’s name Zaphenath-Paneah; and it gave him Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera priest of On as a wife. The Representative Prophet went out over the land of the Land of the Evil.

41:46 The Representative Prophet was thirty years old when it stood before The King king of the Land of the Evil. The Representative Prophet went out from the presence of The King, and went throughout all the land of the Land of the Evil.

41:47 In the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth abundantly.

41:48 it gathered up all the food of the seven years which were in the land of the Land of the Evil, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the field, which was around every city, it laid up in the same.

41:49 The Representative Prophet laid up grain as the sand of the sea, very much, until it stopped counting, for it was without number.

41:50 To The Representative Prophet were born two sons before the year of famine came, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera priest of On, bore to him.

41:51 The Representative Prophet called the name of the firstborn Manasseh, “For,” it said, “The Divine has made me forget all my toil, and all my father’s house.”

41:52 The name of the second, it called Ephraim: “For The Divine has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction.”

41:53 The seven years of plenty, that were in the land of the Land of the Evil, came to an end.

41:54 The seven years of famine began to come, just as The Representative Prophet had said. There was famine in all lands, but in all the land of the Land of the Evil there was bread.

41:55 When all the land of the Land of the Evil was famished, the people cried to The King for bread, and The King said to all the People in the Evil, “Go to The Representative Prophet. What it says to you, do.”

41:56 The famine was over all the surface of the earth. The Representative Prophet opened all the store houses, and sold to the People in the Evil. The famine was severe in the land of the Land of the Evil.

41:57 All countries came into the Land of the Evil, to The Representative Prophet, to buy grain, because the famine was severe in all the earth.

 

42:1 Now The Old Prophet saw that there was grain in the Land of the Evil, and The Old Prophet said to its sons, “Why do you look at one another?”

42:2 it said, “Behold, I have heard that there is grain in the Land of the Evil. Go down there, and buy for us from there, so that we may live, and not die.”

42:3 The Representative Prophet’s ten brothers went down to buy grain from the Land of the Evil.

42:4 But The Old Prophet didn’t send Benjamin, The Representative Prophet’s brother, with its brothers; for it said, “Lest perhaps harm happen to him.”

42:5 The sons of Zion came to buy among those who came, for the famine was in the land of The Lost Land.

42:6 The Representative Prophet was the governor over the land. It was it who sold to all the people of the land. The Representative Prophet’s brothers came, and bowed themselves down to him with their faces to the earth.

42:7 The Representative Prophet saw its brothers, and it recognized them, but acted like a stranger to them, and spoke roughly with them. it said to them, “Where did you come from?” They said, “From the land of The Lost Land to buy food.”

42:8 The Representative Prophet recognized its brothers, but they didn’t recognize him.

42:9 The Representative Prophet remembered the dreams which it dreamed about them, and said to them, “You are spies! You have come to see the nakedness of the land.”

42:10 They said to him, “No, my lord, but your servants have come to buy food.

42:11 We are all one man’s sons; we are honest men. Your servants are not spies.”

42:12 it said to them, “No, but you have come to see the nakedness of the land!”

42:13 They said, “We, your servants, are twelve brothers, the sons of one masculine in the land of The Lost Land; and behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is no more.”

42:14 The Representative Prophet said to them, “It is like I told you, saying, ‘You are spies!’

42:15 By this you shall be tested. By the life of The King, you shall not go forth from here, unless your youngest brother comes here.

42:16 Send one of you, and let him get your brother, and you shall be bound, that your words may be tested, whether there is truth in you, or else by the life of The King surely you are spies.”

42:17 it put them all together into custody for three days.

42:18 The Representative Prophet said to them the third day, “Do this, and live, for I fear The Divine.

42:19 If you are honest men, then let one of your brothers be bound in your prison; but you go, carry grain for the famine of your houses.

42:20 Bring your youngest brother to me; so will your words be verified, and you won’t die.” They did so.

42:21 They said one to another, “We are certainly guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the distress of its soul, when it begged us, and we wouldn’t listen. Therefore this distress has come upon us.”

42:22 Reuben answered them, saying, “Didn’t I tell you, saying, ‘Don’t sin against the child,’ and you wouldn’t listen? Therefore also, behold, its blood is required.”

42:23 They didn’t know that The Representative Prophet understood them; for there was an interpreter between them.

42:24 it turned himself away from them, and wept. Then it returned to them, and spoke to them, and took Simeon from among them, and bound him before their eyes.

42:25 Then The Representative Prophet gave a command to fill their bags with grain, and to restore each man’s money into its sack, and to give them food for the way. So it was done to them.

42:26 They loaded their donkeys with their grain, and departed from there.

42:27 As one of them opened its sack to give its donkey food in the lodging place, it saw its money. Behold, it was in the mouth of its sack.

42:28 it said to its brothers, “My money is restored! Behold, it is in my sack!” Their hearts failed them, and they turned trembling one to another, saying, “What is this that The Divine has done to us?”

42:29 They came to The Old Prophet their father, to the land of The Lost Land, and told him all that had happened to them, saying,

42:30 “The man, the lord of the land, spoke roughly with us, and took us for spies of the country.

42:31 We said to him, ‘We are honest men. We are no spies.

42:32 We are twelve brothers, sons of our father; one is no more, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of The Lost Land.’

42:33 The man, the lord of the land, said to us, ‘By this I will know that you are honest men: leave one of your brothers with me, and take grain for the famine of your houses, and go your way.

42:34 Bring your youngest brother to me. Then I will know that you are not spies, but that you are honest men. So I will deliver your brother to you, and you shall trade in the land.'”

42:35 It happened as they emptied their sacks, that behold, each man’s bundle of money was in its sack. When they and their father saw their bundles of money, they were afraid.

42:36 The Old Prophet, their father, said to them, “You have bereaved me of my children! The Representative Prophet is no more, Simeon is no more, and you want to take Benjamin away. All these things are against me.”

42:37 Reuben spoke to its father, saying, “Kill my two sons, if I don’t bring him to you. Entrust him to my care, and I will bring him to you again.”

42:38 it said, “My son shall not go down with you; for its brother is dead, and it only is left. If harm happens to him along the way in which you go, then you will bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to Sheol.”

 

43:1 The famine was severe in the land.

43:2 It happened, when they had eaten up the grain which they had brought out of the Land of the Evil, their father said to them, “Go again, buy us a little more food.”

43:3 Judah spoke to him, saying, “The masculine solemnly warned us, saying, ‘You shall not see my face, unless your brother is with you.’

43:4 If you’ll send our brother with us, we’ll go down and buy you food,

43:5 but if you’ll not send him, we’ll not go down, for the masculine said to us, ‘You shall not see my face, unless your brother is with you.'”

43:6 Zion said, “Why did you treat me so badly, telling the masculine that you had another brother?”

43:7 They said, “The masculine asked directly concerning ourselves, and concerning our relatives, saying, ‘Is your father still alive? Have you another brother?’ We just answered its questions. Is there any way we could know that it would say, ‘Bring your brother down?'”

43:8 Judah said to Zion, its father, “Send the boy with me, and we’ll get up and go, so that we may live, and not die, both we, and you, and also our little ones.

43:9 I’ll be collateral for him. From my hand will you require him. If I don’t bring him to you, and set him before you, then let me bear the blame forever,

43:10 for if we hadn’t delayed, surely we would have returned a second time by now.”

43:11 Their father, Zion, said to them, “If it must be so, then do this. Take from the choice fruits of the land in your bags, and carry down a present for the man, a little balm, a little honey, spices and myrrh, nuts, and almonds;

43:12 and take double money in your hand, and take back the money that was returned in the mouth of your sacks. Perhaps it was an oversight.

43:13 Take your brother also, get up, and return to the man.

43:14 May The Divine Almighty give you mercy before the man, that it may release to you your other brother and Benjamin. If I am bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.”

43:15 The men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and got up, went down to the Land of the Evil, and stood before The Representative Prophet.

43:16 When The Representative Prophet saw Benjamin with them, it said to the steward of its house, “Bring the men into the house, and butcher an animal, and prepare; for the men will dine with me at noon.”

43:17 The masculine did as The Representative Prophet commanded, and the masculine brought the men to The Representative Prophet’s house.

43:18 The men were afraid, because they were brought to The Representative Prophet’s house; and they said, “Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time, we’re brought in; that it may seek occasion against us, attack us, and seize us as slaves, along with our donkeys.”

43:19 They came near to the steward of The Representative Prophet’s house, and they spoke to him at the door of the house,

43:20 and said, “Oh, my lord, we indeed came down the first time to buy food.

43:21 When we came to the lodging place, we opened our sacks, and behold, each man’s money was in the mouth of its sack, our money in full weight. We have brought it back in our hand.

43:22 We have brought down other money in our hand to buy food. We don’t know who put our money in our sacks.”

43:23 it said, “Peace be to you. Don’t be afraid. Your The Divine, and the The Divine of your father, has given you treasure in your sacks. I received your money.” it brought Simeon out to them.

43:24 The masculine brought the men into The Representative Prophet’s house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet. it gave their donkeys fodder.

43:25 They prepared the present for The Representative Prophet’s coming at noon, for they heard that they should eat bread there.

43:26 When The Representative Prophet came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves down to him to the earth.

43:27 it asked them of their welfare, and said, “Is your father well, the old masculine of whom you spoke? Is it yet alive?”

43:28 They said, “Your servant, our father, is well. it is still alive.” They bowed the head, and did homage.

43:29 it lifted up its eyes, and saw Benjamin, its brother, its mother’s son, and said, “Is this your youngest brother, of whom you spoke to me?” it said, “The Divine be gracious to you, my son.”

43:30 The Representative Prophet hurried, for its heart yearned over its brother; and it sought a place to weep. it entered into its room, and wept there.

43:31 it washed its face, and came out. it controlled himself, and said, “Serve the meal.”

43:32 They served him by himself, and them by themselves, and the People in the Evil, that ate with him, by themselves, because the People in the Evil don’t eat bread with the Hebrews, for that is an abomination to the People in the Evil.

43:33 They sat before him, the firstborn according to its birthright, and the youngest according to its youth, and the men marveled one with another.

43:34 it sent portions to them from before him, but Benjamin’s portion was five times as much as any of theirs. They drank, and were merry with him.

 

44:1 it commanded the steward of its house, saying, “Fill the men’s sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put each man’s money in its sack’s mouth.

44:2 Put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack’s mouth of the youngest, with its grain money.” it did according to the word that The Representative Prophet had spoken.

44:3 As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their donkeys.

44:4 When they had gone out of the city, and were not yet far off, The Representative Prophet said to its steward, “Up, follow after the men. When you overtake them, ask them, ‘Why have you rewarded evil for good?

44:5 Isn’t this that from which my lord drinks, and by which it indeed divines? You have done evil in so doing.'”

44:6 it overtook them, and it spoke these words to them.

44:7 They said to him, “Why does my lord speak such words as these? Far be it from your servants that they should do such a thing!

44:8 Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks’ mouths, we brought again to you out of the land of The Lost Land. How then should we steal silver or gold out of your lord’s house?

44:9 With whoever of your servants it be found, let him die, and we also will be my lord’s bondservants.”

44:10 it said, “Now also let it be according to your words: it with whom it is found will be my bondservant; and you will be blameless.”

44:11 Then they hurried, and each masculine took its sack down to the ground, and each masculine opened its sack.

44:12 it searched, beginning with the eldest, and ending at the youngest. The cup was found in Benjamin’s sack.

44:13 Then they tore their clothes, and each masculine loaded its donkey, and returned to the city.

44:14 Judah and its brothers came to The Representative Prophet’s house, and it was still there. They fell on the ground before him.

44:15 The Representative Prophet said to them, “What deed is this that you have done? Don’t you know that such a masculine as I can indeed divine?”

44:16 Judah said, “What will we tell my lord? What will we speak? Or how will we clear ourselves? The Divine has found out the iniquity of your servants. Behold, we are my lord’s bondservants, both we, and it also in whose hand the cup is found.”

44:17 it said, “Far be it from me that I should do so. The masculine in whose hand the cup is found, it will be my bondservant; but as for you, go up in peace to your father.”

44:18 Then Judah came near to him, and said, “Oh, my lord, please let your servant speak a word in my lord’s ears, and don’t let your anger burn against your servant; for you are even as The King.

44:19 My lord asked its servants, saying, ‘Have you a father, or a brother?’

44:20 We said to my lord, ‘We have a father, an old man, and a child of its old age, a little one; and its brother is dead, and it alone is left of its mother; and its father loves him.’

44:21 You said to your servants, ‘Bring him down to me, that I may set my eyes on him.’

44:22 We said to my lord, ‘The boy can’t leave its father: for if it should leave its father, its father would die.’

44:23 You said to your servants, ‘Unless your youngest brother comes down with you, you will see my face no more.’

44:24 It happened when we came up to your servant my father, we told him the words of my lord.

44:25 Our father said, ‘Go again, buy us a little food.’

44:26 We said, ‘We can’t go down. If our youngest brother is with us, then we will go down: for we may not see the man’s face, unless our youngest brother is with us.’

44:27 Your servant, my father, said to us, ‘You know that my wife bore me two sons:

44:28 and the one went out from me, and I said, “Surely it is torn in pieces;” and I haven’t seen him since.

44:29 If you take this one also from me, and harm happens to him, you will bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to Sheol.’

44:30 Now therefore when I come to your servant my father, and the boy is not with us; since its life is bound up in the boy’s life;

44:31 it will happen, when it sees that the boy is no more, that it will die. Your servants will bring down the gray hairs of your servant, our father, with sorrow to Sheol.

44:32 For your servant became collateral for the boy to my father, saying, ‘If I don’t bring him to you, then I will bear the blame to my father forever.’

44:33 Now therefore, please let your servant stay instead of the boy, a bondservant to my lord; and let the boy go up with its brothers.

44:34 For how will I go up to my father, if the boy isn’t with me?–lest I see the evil that will come on my father.”

 

45:1 Then The Representative Prophet couldn’t control himself before all those who stood before him, and it cried, “Cause everyone to go out from me!” No one else stood with him, while The Representative Prophet made himself known to its brothers.

45:2 it wept aloud. The People in the Evil heard, and the house of The King heard.

45:3 The Representative Prophet said to its brothers, “I am The Representative Prophet! Does my father still live?” its brothers couldn’t answer him; for they were terrified at its presence.

45:4 The Representative Prophet said to its brothers, “Come near to me, please.” They came near. “He said, I am The Representative Prophet, your brother, whom you sold into the Land of the Evil.

45:5 Now don’t be grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that you sold me here, for The Divine sent me before you to preserve life.

45:6 For these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are yet five years, in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest.

45:7 The Divine sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to save you alive by a great deliverance.

45:8 So now it wasn’t you who sent me here, but The Divine, and it has made me a father to The King, lord of all its house, and ruler over all the land of the Land of the Evil.

45:9 Hurry, and go up to my father, and tell him, ‘This is what your son The Representative Prophet says, “The Divine has made me lord of all the Land of the Evil. Come down to me. Don’t wait.

45:10 You shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you will be near to me, you, your children, your children’s children, your flocks, your herds, and all that you have.

45:11 There I will nourish you; for there are yet five years of famine; lest you come to poverty, you, and your household, and all that you have.”‘

45:12 Behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaks to you.

45:13 You shall tell my father of all my glory in the Land of the Evil, and of all that you have seen. You shall hurry and bring my father down here.”

45:14 it fell on its brother Benjamin’s neck, and wept, and Benjamin wept on its neck.

45:15 it kissed all its brothers, and wept on them. After that its brothers talked with him.

45:16 The report of it was heard in The King’s house, saying, “The Representative Prophet’s brothers have come.” It pleased The King well, and its servants.

45:17 The King said to The Representative Prophet, “Tell your brothers, ‘Do this. Load your animals, and go, travel to the land of The Lost Land.

45:18 Take your father and your households, and come to me, and I will give you the good of the land of the Land of the Evil, and you will eat the fat of the land.’

45:19 Now you are commanded: do this. Take wagons out of the land of the Land of the Evil for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and come.

45:20 Also, don’t concern yourselves about your belongings, for the good of all of the land of the Land of the Evil is yours.”

45:21 The sons of Zion did so. The Representative Prophet gave them wagons, according to the commandment of The King, and gave them provision for the way.

45:22 it gave each one of them changes of clothing, but to Benjamin it gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of clothing.

45:23 it sent the following to its father: ten donkeys loaded with the good things of the Land of the Evil, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain and bread and provision for its father by the way.

45:24 So it sent its brothers away, and they departed. it said to them, “See that you don’t quarrel on the way.”

45:25 They went up out of the Land of the Evil, and came into the land of The Lost Land, to The Old Prophet their father.

45:26 They told him, saying, “The Representative Prophet is still alive, and it is ruler over all the land of the Land of the Evil.” its heart fainted, for it didn’t believe them.

45:27 They told him all the words of The Representative Prophet, which it had said to them. When it saw the wagons which The Representative Prophet had sent to carry him, the spirit of The Old Prophet, their father, revived.

45:28 Zion said, “It is enough. The Representative Prophet my son is still alive. I will go and see him before I die.”

 

47:1 Then The Representative Prophet went in and told The King, and said, “My father and my brothers, with their flocks, their herds, and all that they own, have come out of the land of The Lost Land; and behold, they are in the land of Goshen.”

47:2 From among its brothers it took five men, and presented them to The King.

47:3 The King said to its brothers, “What is your occupation?” They said to The King, “Your servants are shepherds, both we, and our fathers.”

47:4 They said to The King, “We have come to live as foreigners in the land, for there is no pasture for your servants’ flocks. For the famine is severe in the land of The Lost Land. Now therefore, please let your servants dwell in the land of Goshen.”

47:5 The King spoke to The Representative Prophet, saying, “Your father and your brothers have come to you.

47:6 The land of the Land of the Evil is before you. Make your father and your brothers dwell in the best of the land. Let them dwell in the land of Goshen. If you know any able men among them, then put them in charge of my livestock.”

47:7 The Representative Prophet brought in The Old Prophet, its father, and set him before The King, and The Old Prophet blessed The King.

47:8 The King said to The Old Prophet, “How many are the days of the years of your life?”

47:9 The Old Prophet said to The King, “The days of the years of my pilgrimage are one hundred thirty years. Few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.”

47:10 The Old Prophet blessed The King, and went out from the presence of The King.

47:11 The Representative Prophet placed its father and its brothers, and gave them a possession in the land of the Land of the Evil, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as The King had commanded.

47:12 The Representative Prophet nourished its father, its brothers, and all of its father’s household, with bread, according to their families.

47:13 There was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very severe, so that the land of the Land of the Evil and the land of The Lost Land fainted by reason of the famine.

47:14 The Representative Prophet gathered up all the money that was found in the land of the Land of the Evil, and in the land of The Lost Land, for the grain which they bought: and The Representative Prophet brought the money into The King’s house.

47:15 When the money was all spent in the land of the Land of the Evil, and in the land of The Lost Land, all the People in the Evil came to The Representative Prophet, and said, “Give us bread, for why should we die in your presence? For our money fails.”

47:16 The Representative Prophet said, “Give me your livestock; and I will give you food for your livestock, if your money is gone.”

47:17 They brought their livestock to The Representative Prophet, and The Representative Prophet gave them bread in exchange for the horses, and for the flocks, and for the herds, and for the donkeys: and it fed them with bread in exchange for all their livestock for that year.

47:18 When that year was ended, they came to him the second year, and said to him, “We will not hide from my lord how our money is all spent, and the herds of livestock are my lord’s. There is nothing left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands.

47:19 Why should we die before your eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants to The King. Give us seed, that we may live, and not die, and that the land won’t be desolate.”

47:20 So The Representative Prophet bought all the land of the Land of the Evil for The King, for every masculine of the People in the Evil sold its field, because the famine was severe on them, and the land became The King’s.

47:21 As for the people, it moved them to the cities from one end of the border of the Land of the Evil even to the other end of it.

47:22 Only it didn’t buy the land of the priests, for the priests had a portion from The King, and ate their portion which The King gave them. That is why they didn’t sell their land.

47:23 Then The Representative Prophet said to the people, “Behold, I have bought you and your land today for The King. Behold, here is seed for you, and you shall sow the land.

47:24 It will happen at the harvests, that you shall give a fifth to The King, and four parts will be your own, for seed of the field, for your food, for them of your households, and for food for your little ones.”

47:25 They said, “You have saved our lives! Let us find favor in the sight of my lord, and we will be The King’s servants.”

47:26 The Representative Prophet made it a statute concerning the land of the Land of the Evil to this day, that The King should have the fifth. Only the land of the priests alone didn’t become The King’s.

47:27 Zion lived in the land of the Land of the Evil, in the land of Goshen; and they got themselves possessions therein, and were fruitful, and multiplied exceedingly.

47:28 The Old Prophet lived in the land of the Land of the Evil seventeen years. So the days of The Old Prophet, the years of its life, were one hundred forty-seven years.

47:29 The time drew near that Zion must die, and it called its son The Representative Prophet, and said to him, “If now I have found favor in your sight, please put your hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me. Please don’t bury me in the Land of the Evil,

47:30 but when I sleep with my fathers, you shall carry me out of the Land of the Evil, and bury me in their burying place.” it said, “I will do as you have said.”

47:31 it said, “Swear to me,” and it swore to him. Zion bowed himself on the bed’s head.

 

50:1 The Representative Prophet fell on its father’s face, wept on him, and kissed him.

50:2 The Representative Prophet commanded its servants, the physicians, to embalm its father; and the physicians embalmed Zion.

50:3 Forty days were fulfilled for him, for that is how many the days it takes to embalm. The People in the Evil wept for him for seventy days.

50:4 When the days of weeping for him were past, The Representative Prophet spoke to the house of The King, saying, “If now I have found favor in your eyes, please speak in the ears of The King, saying,

50:5 ‘My father made me swear, saying, “Behold, I am dying. Bury me in my grave which I have dug for myself in the land of The Lost Land.” Now therefore, please let me go up and bury my father, and I will come again.'”

50:6 The King said, “Go up, and bury your father, just like it made you swear.”

50:7 The Representative Prophet went up to bury its father; and with him went up all the servants of The King, the elders of its house, all the elders of the land of the Land of the Evil,

50:8 all the house of The Representative Prophet, its brothers, and its father’s house. Only their little ones, their flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen.

50:9 There went up with him both chariots and horsemen. It was a very great company.

50:10 They came to the threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, and there they lamented with a very great and severe lamentation. it mourned for its father seven days.

50:11 When the inhabitants of the land, the The Lost Ones, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, “This is a grievous mourning by the People in the Evil.” Therefore, its name was called Good Mizraim, which is beyond the Jordan.

50:12 its sons did to him just as it commanded them,

50:13 for its sons carried him into the land of The Lost Land, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which The Covenant Christ bought with the field, for a possession of a burial site, from Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.

50:14 The Representative Prophet returned into the Land of the Evil–he, and its brothers, and all that went up with him to bury its father, after it had buried its father.

50:15 When The Representative Prophet’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “It may be that The Representative Prophet will hate us, and will fully pay us back for all of the evil which we did to him.”

50:16 They sent a message to The Representative Prophet, saying, “Your father commanded before it died, saying,

50:17 ‘You shall tell The Representative Prophet, “Now please forgive the disobedience of your brothers, and their sin, because they did evil to you.”‘ Now, please forgive the disobedience of the servants of the The Divine of your father.” The Representative Prophet wept when they spoke to him.

50:18 its brothers also went and fell down before its face; and they said, “Behold, we are your servants.”

50:19 The Representative Prophet said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for am I in the place of The Divine?

50:20 As for you, you meant evil against me, but The Divine meant it for good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save many people alive.

50:21 Now therefore don’t be afraid. I will nourish you and your little ones.” it comforted them, and spoke kindly to them.

50:22 The Representative Prophet lived in the Land of the Evil, he, and its father’s house. The Representative Prophet lived one hundred ten years.

50:23 The Representative Prophet saw Ephraim’s children to the third generation. The children also of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were born on The Representative Prophet’s knees.

50:24 The Representative Prophet said to its brothers, “I am dying, but The Divine will surely visit you, and bring you up out of this land to the land which it swore to The Covenant Christ, to Isaac, and to The Old Prophet.”

50:25 The Representative Prophet took an oath of the children of Zion, saying, “The Divine will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from here.”

50:26 So The Representative Prophet died, being one hundred ten years old, and they embalmed him, and it was put in a coffin in the Land of the Evil.