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The Apocryphal Old Testament Collection of the most important non-canonical Old Testament books designed for general use.

Chapter XXVIII

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1And the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah saw the miracle that had happened and they were afraid 1 DG ‘much afraid’. and said, The Lord is fighting for Aseneth against us. 2And they fell on their faces to the ground and made obeisance to Aseneth, saying, Have mercy on us, your servants, for you are our mistress and queen, and 2 your servants … queen and = F(A): BD ‘your servants, because’; Slav. ‘our mistress’. we have done you 3 D adds ‘our lady’. a great wrong and our brother Joseph. 4 and … Joseph: Slav. om. 3And now God has brought retribution on us: we pray you, therefore, have mercy on us, and deliver us from our brothers' hands, 5 BD ‘from our brothers’. for they will avenge the outrage done to you and their swords will be against us. 4And Aseneth said to them, Take heart and do not be afraid, for 6 And … for = EG(A) Slav.: D ‘And … them, Do not fear for’; B ‘And we know that’. your brothers are men who worship God, and do not repay evil for evil 7 for evil: B om. to any man. 8 to any man: D om. 5But retire to the woods until I can secure your pardon and mollify their wrath; for what you have been trying to do to them is indeed no trifling matter. 9 Lit. ‘for you have dared great things against them’. 6Take heart though, and do not be afraid, for the Lord will see justice done between us. 10 Lit. ‘between me and you’ (= EA Slav.: BD ‘between you’). 7And Dan and Gad fled to the woods. 8And behold, the sons of Leah came, running like deers in pursuit of them; and Aseneth got down from her chariot, and she greeted them with tears. 9And they made obeisance to her on the ground and wept aloud; and they asked about their brothers, the maidservants' sons, intending to kill them. 10And Aseneth said to them, Spare your brothers and do them no harm, for the Lord has shielded me and reduced the swords in their hands to dust, and they melted away like wax before the fire. 11Surely this is enough for us that the Lord is fighting for us: so 11 Lit. ‘for the rest’. spare your brothers. 12And Simeon said to Aseneth, Why should our mistress plead 12 Lit. ‘Why does our mistress speak’. for her enemies? 13No! We will cut them down 13 D adds ‘limb from limb’. with our swords, because they have plotted evil against our father Israel and against our brother Joseph 14 against our father … Joseph = Arm.: B ‘concerning our brother Joseph and his father Israel’; D ‘against our father Joseph’. now on two occasions, 15 So DF (lit. ‘now this twice’): B om. and they have plotted against you to-day. 14And Aseneth said to him, No brother, you must not repay evil for evil to your neighbour, 16 evil for … neighbour = BA: FG ‘evil for evil’; D ‘your neighbour evil’. for the Lord will avenge this outrage. 15And after this 17 after this = B: D om. Simeon bowed to Aseneth; 18 So B (lit. ‘Simeon greeted Aseneth’): D ‘Aseneth greeted Simeon’. and Levi came to her, and he kissed her right hand and blessed her. 19 and blessed her = B: D om. 16Thus Aseneth saved the men from their brothers' wrath, so that they did not kill them.

Notes:

1 DG ‘much afraid’.

2 your servants … queen and = F(A): BD ‘your servants, because’; Slav. ‘our mistress’.

3 D adds ‘our lady’.

4 and … Joseph: Slav. om.

5 BD ‘from our brothers’.

6 And … for = EG(A) Slav.: D ‘And … them, Do not fear for’; B ‘And we know that’.

7 for evil: B om.

8 to any man: D om.

9 Lit. ‘for you have dared great things against them’.

10 Lit. ‘between me and you’ (= EA Slav.: BD ‘between you’).

11 Lit. ‘for the rest’.

12 Lit. ‘Why does our mistress speak’.

13 D adds ‘limb from limb’.

14 against our father … Joseph = Arm.: B ‘concerning our brother Joseph and his father Israel’; D ‘against our father Joseph’.

15 So DF (lit. ‘now this twice’): B om.

16 evil for … neighbour = BA: FG ‘evil for evil’; D ‘your neighbour evil’.

17 after this = B: D om.

18 So B (lit. ‘Simeon greeted Aseneth’): D ‘Aseneth greeted Simeon’.

19 and blessed her = B: D om.

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