YOḆELIM 45 (Jubilees 45)

1 And Yisra’ĕl went into the country of Mitsrayim, into the land of Goshen, on the new moon of the fourth month, in the second year of the third week of the forty-fifth Yoḇĕl.

2 And Yosĕph went to meet his father Ya’aqoḇ, to the land of Goshen, and he fell on his father’s neck and wept.

3 And Yisra’ĕl said to Yosĕph, “Now let me die since I have seen you, and now may 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Elohim of Yisra’ĕl be baruḵ, the Elohim of Aḇraham and the Elohim of Yitsḥaq who has not withheld His kindness and His favour from His servant Ya’aqoḇ.

4 “It is enough for me that I have seen your face while I am still alive. Also, the vision is true which I saw at Bĕyth Ĕl. Baruḵ be 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 my Elohim forever and ever, and baruḵ be His Name!”

5 And Yosĕph and his brothers ate bread before their father and drank wine, and Ya’aqoḇ rejoiced with exceedingly great joy because he saw Yosĕph eating with his brothers and drinking before him, and he baraḵ the Creator of all matters who had preserved him, and had preserved for him his twelve sons.

6 And Yosĕph had given as a gift to his father and to his brothers, the right of dwelling in the land of Goshen and in Ra’amses and all the region round about, which he ruled over before Pharaoh. And Yisra’ĕl and his sons dwelt in the land of Goshen, the best part of the land of Mitsrayim. And Yisra’ĕl was one hundred and thirty years old when he came into Mitsrayim.

7 And Yosĕph provided his father and his brothers and also their possessions with bread; as much as they required for the seven years of scarcity of food.

8 And the land of Mitsrayim suffered by reason of scarcity of food, and Yosĕph acquired all the land of Mitsrayim for Pharaoh in return for food, and he got possession of the people and their cattle and all for Pharaoh.

9 And the years of scarcity of food were accomplished, and Yosĕph gave to the people in the land seed and food that they might sow in the eighth year, for the river had overflowed all the land of Mitsrayim.

10 For in the seven years of scarcity of food it had not overflowed and had watered only a few places on the banks of the river, but now it overflowed and the Mitsrites sowed the land, and it bore much grain that year.

11 And this was the first year of the fourth week of the forty-fifth Yoḇĕl.

12 And Yosĕph took of the grain of the harvest the fifth part for the sovereign and left four parts for them for food and for seed, and Yosĕph made it a law for the land of Mitsrayim until this day.

13 And Yisra’ĕl lived in the land of Mitsrayim seventeen years, and all the days which he lived were three Yoḇelim, one hundred and forty-seven years, and he died in the fourth year of the fifth week of the forty-fifth Yoḇĕl.

14 And Yisra’ĕl baraḵ his sons before he died and told them all that would befall them in the land of Mitsrayim; and he made known to them what would come upon them in the last days, and baraḵ them and gave to Yosĕph two portions in the land.

15 And he slept with his fathers, and he was buried in the cave of Maḵpĕlah in the land of Kena’an, near Aḇraham his father in the grave which he dug for himself in the cave of Maḵpĕlah in the land of Ḥeḇron.

16 And he gave all his books and the books of his fathers to Lĕwi his son that he might preserve them and renew them for his children until this day.