The Book of Jasher
|LII:1 And they entered their house, and every man opened his sack and they saw and behold every
manís bundle of money was there, at which they and their father were greatly terrified.
LII:2 And Jacob said unto them, What is this that you have done to me? I sent your brother Joseph
to inquire after your welfare and you said unto me, A wild beast did devour him.
LII:3 And Simeon went with you to buy food and you say the king of Egypt hath confined him in
prison, and you wish to take Benjamin to cause his death also, and bring down my grey hairs
with sorrow to the grave on account of Benjamin and his brother Joseph.
LII:4 Now therefore my son shall not go down with you, for his brother is dead and he is left alone,
and mischief may befall him by the way in which you go, as it befell his brother.
LII:5 And Reuben said unto his father, Thou shalt slay my two sons if I do not bring thy son and
place him before thee; and Jacob said unto his sons, Abide ye here and do not go down to
Egypt, for my sons shall not go down with you to Egypt, nor die like his brother.
LII:6 And Judah said unto them, refrain ye from him until the corn is finished, and he will then
say, Take down your brother, when he will find his own life and the life of his household in
danger from the famine.
LII:7 And in those days the famine was sore throughout the land, and all the people of the earth
went and came to Egypt to buy food, for the famine prevailed greatly amongst them, and the
sons of Jacob remained in Canaan a year and two months until their corn was finished.
LII:8 And it came to pass after their corn was finished, the whole household of Jacob was pinched
with hunger, and all the infants of the sons of Jacob came together and they approached
Jacob, and they all surrounded him, and they said unto him, Give unto us bread, and
wherefore shall we perish through hunger in thy presence?
LII:9 Jacob heard the words of is sonís children, and he wept a great weeping, and his pity was
roused for them, and Jacob called unto his sons and they all came and sat before him.
LII:10 And Jacob said unto them, And have you not seen how your children have been weeping over
me this day, saying, Give unto us bread, and there is one? Now therefore return and buy for us
a little food.
Commentary on Jasher LII:1 (27 May 2009):
Originally Written: 27 May 2009
Latest Update: 27 May 2009
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