Comparison of Pentateuch:
Jewish Publication Society 1917
Targums Onkelos,
Jonathan Ben Uzziel/Palestinian,
Jerusalem Fragments

 

Genesis
Chapter 45

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Genesis 44 JPS TOC Comparison TOC Targums TOC Genesis 46
GENESIS 45:1
JPS 45:1 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.
ONK 45:1 And Joseph was not able to sustain all that was being upon him; and he cried, Let every man go out from me; and no man stood with him, while Joseph made himself known to his brethren.
PAL 45:1 And Joseph could not endure not to (be able to) weep, on account of all who stood before him. And he said, Let every man go out from me: and no one stood with him, while Joseph made himself known to his brothers.
 
GENESIS 45:2
JPS 45:2 And he wept aloud; and the Egyptians heard, and the house of Pharaoh heard.
ONK 45:2 And he gave forth his voice with weeping; and the Mizraee heard, and a man of Pharoh's house heard.
PAL 45:2 And he lifted tip his voice with weeping; and the Mizraee heard, and a man of the house of Pharoh heard.
 
GENESIS 45:3
JPS 45:3 And Joseph said unto his brethren: 'I am Joseph; doth my father yet live?' And his brethren could not answer him; for they were affrighted at his presence.
ONK 45:3 And Joseph said to his brothers, I am Joseph! Is my father yet living? And his brethren were not able to answer him a word, for they were confounded before him.
PAL 45:3 And Joseph said to his brothers, I am Joseph! Is my father yet alive?

But his brothers could not answer him a word; for they were troubled before him.

 
GENESIS 45:4
JPS 45:4 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.
ONK 45:4 And Joseph said to his brothers, Come near now to me. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Mizraim.
PAL 45:4 And Joseph said to his brothers, Come near, I pray, and examine me. And they came near. And he said to them, I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Mizraim.
 
GENESIS 45:5
JPS 45:5 And now be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither; for God did send me before you to preserve life.
ONK 45:5 And now do not be troubled,(224) and let it not be afflictive in your eyes that you sold me hither; for to sustain life did the Lord send me before you.
PAL 45:5 Now, therefore, be not grieved, nor consider it a hard thing(120) that you sold me hither; for the Lord sent me hither before you to preserve you.
 
GENESIS 45:6
JPS 45:6 For these two years hath the famine been in the land; and there are yet five years, in which there shall be neither plowing nor harvest.
ONK 45:6 For these two years hath famine been in the land, and there are yet five years in which there will be neither seed nor harvest.
PAL 45:6 For these two years hath the famine been in the midst of the land, and there are yet five years in which there will be neither ploughing nor harvest.
 
GENESIS 45:7
JPS 45:7 And God sent me before you to give you a remnant on the earth, and to save you alive for a great deliverance.
ONK 45:7 And the Lord sent me before you to set a remnant in the earth, and to keep you alive by a great deliverance.
PAL 45:7 But the Lord sent me before you to set you a remnant in the land, and to preserve you by a great deliverance.
 
GENESIS 45:8
JPS 45:8 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 ruler over all the land of Egypt.
ONK 45:8 And now, it was not you who sent me hither, but (it was) from before the Lord, who hath set me to be a father(225) unto Pharoh, and to rule all the men of his house, holding power over all the land of Mizraim.
PAL 45:8 And now, it was not you who sent me hither, but it was from before the Lord that the thing was occasioned, that He might set me for a prince unto Pharoh, a chief over his house, and a ruler in all the land of Mizraim.
 
GENESIS 45:9
JPS 45:9 Hasten 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.
ONK 45:9 Hasten (then), and go up to my father, and say to him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, The Lord hath set me ruler over the Mizraim: come down to me, delay(226) not,
PAL 45:9 Make haste, and go up to my father, and say to him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, The Lord hath set me for a chief over all the Mizraee; come down to me, delay not,
 
GENESIS 45:10
JPS 45:10 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;
ONK 45:10 and thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and be near me, thou, and thy sons, and thy sons' children, and thy sheep and thy oxen, and all that thou hast.
PAL 45:10 and thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and be near me, thou, and thy sons, and thy sons' children, thy sheep, thy oxen, and all that thou hast.
 
GENESIS 45:11
JPS 45:11 and there will I sustain thee; for there are yet five years of famine; lest thou come to poverty, thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast.
ONK 45:11 And I will nourish thee(227) there; for there are yet five years of famine, lest thou, and the men of thy house, and all that thou hast, be wasted away.
PAL 45:11 And I will sustain you there, for there are yet five years of famine, lest thou, and the men of thy house, and all that thou hast be wasted away.
 
GENESIS 45:12
JPS 45:12 And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaketh unto you.
ONK 45:12 And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that in your language I speak with you.
PAL 45:12 And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that my mouth speaketh with you in the language of the house of holiness.
 
GENESIS 45:13
JPS 45:13 And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have seen; and ye shall hasten and bring down my father hither.'
ONK 45:13 And you will show my father all my glory in Mizraim, and all that you see; and make haste, and bring down my father hither.
PAL 45:13 And you must show my father all the honour I have in Mizraim, and all my greatness which you see, and hasten my father hither.
 
GENESIS 45:14
JPS 45:14 And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck.
ONK 45:14 And he fell upon the neck of Benjamin his brother, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck.
PAL 45:14 And he bowed himself upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; because it would be that the house of holiness should be builded in the portion of Benjamin, and be twice destroyed: and Benjamin wept upon Joseph's neck, because he saw that the tabernacle of Shiloh would be in the portion of Joseph and be destroyed.
 
GENESIS 45:15
JPS 45:15 And he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them; and after that his brethren talked with him.
ONK 45:15 And he kissed all his brothers, and wept over them; and afterward his brothers discoursed with him.
PAL 45:15 And he kissed all his brethren, and wept over them, because he saw that the sons of his people would be brought into bondage. And afterward his brethren discoursed with him.
 
GENESIS 45:16
JPS 45:16 And the report thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying: 'Joseph's brethren are come'; and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.
ONK 45:16 And a voice was heard in the house of Pharoh, saying, The brothers of Joseph are come. And it was pleasing in the eyes of Pharoh, and in the eyes of his servants.
PAL 45:16 And a voice was heard in the royal house of Pharoh, saying, The brothers of Joseph are come. And the thing was pleasing in the eyes of Pharoh, and in the eyes of his servants.
 
GENESIS 45:17
JPS 45:17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph: 'Say unto thy brethren: This do ye: lade your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan;
ONK 45:17 And Pharoh said to Joseph, Tell my brethren, Do this; lade your beasts and go; carry into the land of Kenaan;
PAL 45:17 And he said to Joseph, Tell thy brethren, Do this. Lade your beasts, and go, carry into the land of Kenaan;
 
GENESIS 45:18
JPS 45:18 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.
ONK 45:18 and take your father and the men of your house and come to me, and I will give you the good of the land of Mizraim, and you shall eat the good of the land.
PAL 45:18 and take your father and the men of your house, and come to me, and I will give you the best of what is desirable in the land of Mizraim, and you shall eat the fat of the land.
 
GENESIS 45:19
JPS 45:19 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.
ONK 45:19 And (now) thou art commanded, this do. Take to you out of the land of Mizraim waggons for your children, and your wives; and bring your father, and come.
PAL 45:19 And thou Joseph shalt appoint for the honour of thy father: therefore tell thy brethren, Do this. Take with you from the land of Mizraim waggons drawn by oxen, in which to carry your children and your wives, and bring your father, and come.
 
GENESIS 45:20
JPS 45:20 Also regard not your stuff; for the good things of all the land of Egypt are yours.'
ONK 45:20 And let not your eye look wistfully upon your furniture; for the good of all the land of Mizraim is your own.
PAL 45:20 And your eyes must not look wistfully on your utensils: for the best of what is desirable in all the land of Mizraim is yours.
 
GENESIS 45:21
JPS 45:21 And the sons of Israel did so; and Joseph gave them wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.
ONK 45:21 And the sons of Israel did so; and Joseph gave them waggons, according to the word of Pharoh, and he gave them provisions for the way
PAL 45:21 And the sons of Israel did so. And Joseph gave them waggons according to the word of Pharoh, and he furnished them with provision for the way.
 
GENESIS 45:22
JPS 45:22 To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred shekels of silver, and five changes of raiment.
ONK 45:22 And he gave to every one of them vestments for wearing; and to Benjamin gave he three hundred shekels of silver, and five vestments for wearing.
PAL 45:22 And to each of them he gave vestments and apparel; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred shekels of silver, and five vestments for apparel.
 
GENESIS 45:23
JPS 45:23 And to his father he sent in like manner ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt, and ten she-asses laden with corn and bread and victual for his father by the way.
ONK 45:23 And to his father he sent ten asses laden with the good things of Mizraiin, and ten she-asses laden with corn, and bread and provisions for the way.
PAL 45:23 And these presents he sent to his father; ten asses laden with wine and the good things of Mizraim, and ten she asses laden with corn, and bread, and provisions for his father's journey.
 
GENESIS 45:24
JPS 45:24 So he sent his brethren away, and they departed; and he said unto them: 'See that ye fall not out by the way.'
ONK 45:24 And he dismissed his brethren, and they went, and he said to them, Do not contend by the way.
PAL 45:24 And he dismissed his brothers to go, and said to them, Do not contend about my having been sold, lest you quarrel in passing along the way.
 
GENESIS 45:25
JPS 45:25 And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their father.
ONK 45:25 And they went up from Mizraim and came into the land of Kenaan, unto Jakob their father.
PAL 45:25 And they went up from Mizraim, and came to the land of Kenaan unto Jakob their father.
 
GENESIS 45:26
JPS 45:26 And they told him, saying: 'Joseph is yet alive, and he is ruler over all the land of Egypt.' And his heart fainted, for he believed them not.
ONK 45:26 And they showed him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he ruleth over all the land of Mizraim! And these words were uncertain(228) upon his heart, because he did not believe them.
PAL 45:26 And they declared to him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and is ruler over all the land of Mizraim. But his heart was divided, because he did not believe them.
JER 45:26 And his heart was divided.
 
GENESIS 45:27
JPS 45:27 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.
ONK 45:27 And they told him all the words of Joseph which he had spoken with them; and he saw the waggons that Joseph had sent to fetch him; and the Holy Spirit rested upon Jakob their father.
PAL 45:27 And they told him all the words of Joseph which he had spoken to them. And when he saw the waggons which Joseph had sent to bring him, the Spirit of Prophecy which had gone up from him at the time that Joseph was sold, returning, rested upon Jakob their father.
 
GENESIS 45:28
JPS 45:28 And Israel said: 'It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive; I will go and see him before I die.'
ONK 45:28 And Israel said, Great to me is the joy! Joseph my son is yet alive; I will go, and behold him before I die.
PAL 45:28 And Israel said, Many benefits hath the Lord wrought for me; He delivered me from the hand of Esau and from the hand of Laban, and from the hands of the Kenaanites who pursued me; and many consolations have I seen and have expected to see; but this I had not expected, that Joseph my son should yet be alive. I will go now, and behold him before I die.
JER 45:28 And Israel said, Many benefits and consolations I had hoped to see; but this I had not expected, that, behold, Joseph my son should be yet alive. I will go and see him before I die.
 
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